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Cashman rappels building, gets fan message on Cole

Dec. 6, 2019 12:39 PM EST

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — While Brian Cashman was descending the outside of a building Friday, the New York Yankees’ general manager came across a message taped to a 10th-floor window from a fan: Please sign Gerrit Cole. Cashman, whose rappelling adventure has become a holiday tradition, confirmed he...

Padres hire former Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild

Dec. 5, 2019 11:49 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Former New York Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild has been hired in the same position by the San Diego Padres. Rothschild is one of several newcomers on rookie manager Jayce Tingler’s staff announced Thursday. Rothschild spent the last nine seasons with the Yankees before...

AP Source: Twins, Pineda agree to 2-year, $20M deal

Dec. 5, 2019 11:03 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins and starting pitcher Michael Pineda agreed Thursday to a two-year, $20 million contract to bring the right-hander back after a suspension for a banned diuretic, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition...

Osich will have $850K salary in majors, Hernández $650K

Dec. 5, 2019 7:38 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Left-hander Josh Osich will have an $850,000 salary while in the major leagues as part of his 2020 contract with the Boston Red Sox, and infielder Marco Hernández will have a $650,000 salary while with the big league club. Each would have a $225,000 salary if sent down to the minor...

Rays in listening phase entering winter meetings

Dec. 5, 2019 5:06 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays head into the upcoming winter meetings in the listening phase about ways to improve a roster that came within one win of reaching the American League Championship Series last season. "Do we have to do a lot of things? No," Rays senior vice president of baseball...

Angels get Dylan Bundy from O's for 4 pitchers

Dec. 4, 2019 8:35 PM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels acquired right-hander Dylan Bundy from the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday in a trade for four minor league pitchers. The 27-year-old Bundy has been a durable starter with a nasty slider for the past four seasons with the Orioles, who chose him with the fourth...

St. Pete won't allow Rays to share games with Montreal

Dec. 4, 2019 8:29 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The mayor of St. Petersburg says the city will not allow the Tampa Bay Rays to pursue a plan to split home games between new stadiums that would be built in Florida and Montreal. Mayor Rick Kriseman informed the City Council in a memo Wednesday that he and the team agree that...

Pirates manager Shelton bringing energy, optimism to new job

Dec. 4, 2019 5:47 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Derek Shelton's garage is clean, the byproduct of the Pittsburgh Pirates' drawn out managerial hiring process, one that took extended after the club fired general manager Neal Huntington in late October. A 49-year-old baseball lifer who spent last season as the bench coach for the...

Yankees to meet with Gerrit Cole, Stephen Strasburg next

Dec. 3, 2019 5:40 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Gerrit Cole, the top pitcher on the free-agent market, was set to meet with New York Yankees officials in California on Tuesday. General manager Brian Cashman, manager Aaron Boone and new Yankees pitching coach Matt Blake made the trip to speak with the 29-year-old right-hander, a person...

In wake of 2 deals, Marlins seek further upgrade for offense

Dec. 3, 2019 3:44 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins will seek to add further pop to their lineup this offseason after acquiring slugging first baseman Jesús Aguilar and the versatile Jonathan Villar, who will be used primarily at third base and in the outfield. “We improved our offense, but we had a long way to...