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Royals add Duda to big league roster, waive Goodwin

Mar. 25, 2019 7:34 PM EDT

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals selected the contract of first baseman Lucas Duda from Triple-A Omaha and waived outfielder Brian Goodwin on Monday as they continued to shape their opening day roster. Duda attended spring training with Minnesota on a minor league contract, was released last...

Wilson, Brewers finalize $750,000, 1-year deal

Mar. 25, 2019 7:13 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Reliever Alex Wilson and the Milwaukee Brewers have finalized a $750,000, one-year contract, a deal that includes $825,000 in performance bonuses. The 32-year-old right-hander has a 3.23 ERA in six major league seasons, the past four with Detroit. He had attended spring training with...

Orioles' Cobbs goes on IL, Cashner likely to start opener

Mar. 25, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles put scheduled opening-day starter Alex Cobb on the 10-day injured list because of a strained right groin. He likely will be replaced by Andrew Cashner for Thursday's game at the New York Yankees. Cobb's last spring training was cut short after one inning Saturday...

Jake Arrieta convinced Phillies are a playoff team

Mar. 25, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Jake Arrieta has no doubt the Philadelphia Phillies will be successful this season. "Of course I think we're a playoff team," Arrieta said Monday after the Phillies completed spring training with a 3-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. The 33-year old right-hander allowed two runs, six...

Bills hope for happy returns after signing cornerback Gaines

Mar. 25, 2019 1:20 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Cornerback E.J. Gaines is counting on a second chance with the Buffalo Bills to kick-start his career following an injury-shortened season. "It was really a no-brainer," Gaines said during a conference call Monday after signing a one-year contract with the Bills. "I already know the...

Trout, Pujols deliver for Angels in 8-4 win over Dodgers

Mar. 24, 2019 11:57 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout enjoyed a little pregame celebration and then went right back to work. Trout had an RBI double in his first home game since signing a record contract and agreeing to spend 12 more years with the Los Angeles Angels, who beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-4 in an exhibition game...

Mike Trout says he's "an Angel for life" with new contract

Mar. 24, 2019 9:37 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout smiled into the postcard-perfect Orange County sunlight and said exactly what every Los Angeles Angels fan has spent years hoping to hear. "I know there was a lot of talk about going back East, but I enjoy every minute being here," Trout said Sunday. "This is my home. I...

Indians sign veteran infielder Brad Miller

Mar. 24, 2019 2:58 PM EDT

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — The Indians have signed infielder Brad Miller to a major league contract. Miller was signed a minor league contract with the Dodgers on Feb. 27. He opted out of it on March 21 and signed with the Indians, who will start the season with second baseman Jason Kipnis and shortstop...

Verlander says Astros better situation than free agency

Mar. 24, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Justin Verlander thinks the free-agent process is broken. Still, he says that's not why he decided to sign a new deal with the Houston Astros rather than test the market. "I can't see a better situation," Verlander said Sunday after the Astros announced a three-year contract...

The Latest: Texans sign Gipson to fill void at safety

Mar. 24, 2019 9:13 AM EDT

The Latest on NFL free agency (all times EDT): 6:50 p.m. The Houston Texans have addressed their void at safety, signing free agent Tashaun Gipson. The Texans were in need of a safety after free agents Kareem Jackson and Tyrann Mathieu agreed to deals with other teams on Monday. Gipson spent the last three...