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Encarnacion, Santana go, 3-team trade wraps winter meetings

Dec. 13, 2018 6:09 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Carlos Santana and Jeurys Familia found friendly landing spots, Edwin Encarnacion took off for a more uncertain future. Joe Kelly joined the team he helped beat in the World Series, the Milwaukee Brewers boosted their imposing bullpen. The winter meetings wrapped up Thursday with a...

Encarnacion to Mariners, Santana to Indians in 3-team trade

Dec. 13, 2018 5:32 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto was in the hospital, making a trade from a bed. Cleveland counterpart Chris Antonetti was boarding a plane headed back home, trying to finalize the deal before the flight pulled away from the gate. They managed to complete the swap as the...

Blue Jays are leaving Las Vegas with Elvis

Dec. 13, 2018 3:43 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays are leaving Las Vegas with Elvis. Right-hander Elvis Luciano was selected by the Blue Jays from the Kansas City Royals on Thursday with the ninth pick of the winter meeting draft of unprotected players. An 18-year-old Dominican, Luciano signed with Arizona in October...

AP source: Righty Lance Lynn, Rangers reach three-year deal

Dec. 13, 2018 3:15 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Free agent right-hander Lance Lynn and the Texas Rangers reached agreement on a $30 million, three-year contract during the winter meetings, a person with direct knowledge of the agreement said. The deal is pending a physical, the person said Thursday, speaking on condition of anonymity...

Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto pulls off trade from hospital bed

Dec. 13, 2018 2:58 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto was taken to a hospital as a precaution after he began feeling ill during the baseball winter meetings then he pulled off a trade from his bed. The team said Dipoto was driven to an area hospital by Mariners officials Wednesday "out of an...

Brewers get durable lefty reliever Claudio from Rangers

Dec. 13, 2018 2:57 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers have added another reliever to their strong bullpen, getting durable left-hander Alex Claudio from the Texas Rangers for a draft pick. The NL Central champion Brewers made the trade Thursday at the winter meetings. Claudio was 4-2 with a 4.48 ERA and one save in 65...

Free agent reliever Familia reaches deal to return to Mets

Dec. 13, 2018 2:49 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The revamped New York Mets bullpen is set to include a very familiar face — longtime reliever Jeurys Familia. Familia reached agreement on a $30 million, three-year deal late Wednesday night with the team that traded him away last summer. The contract won't be complete until he...

Yanks try to keep Happ, a 'Death Star' ready to pivot

Dec. 13, 2018 2:41 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — As Brian Cashman tried to close a $34 million, two-year deal to keep left-hander J.A. Happ, the New York Yankees general manager made clear Wednesday he could shift his focus from pitching to high-priced free agents Bryce Harper and Manny Machado at any moment. "We are prepared to pivot...

The Latest: Lynn, Rangers reach deal on 3-year contract

Dec. 13, 2018 2:01 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on Major League Baseball's winter meetings (all times local): 10:57 a.m. A person with direct knowledge of the agreement says free agent right-hander Lance Lynn and the Texas Rangers have reached a deal on a $30 million, three-year contract. The deal is pending a physical, says...

AP source: Joe Kelly, Dodgers agree to $25M, 3-year contract

Dec. 13, 2018 12:07 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that reliever Joe Kelly has agreed to a $25 million, three-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the deal had not yet been announced. A 30-year-old...