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Astros probe widens to almost 60 witnesses, 76,000 emails

Dec. 11, 2019 5:12 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Major League Baseball has interviewed almost 60 people and obtained tens of thousands of electronic messages in its investigation into allegations the Houston Astros broke rules by using a television camera to steal signs. Former Houston pitcher Mike Fiers sparked the investigation when he...

AP source: Yanks land ace Cole on record $324M, 9-year deal

Dec. 11, 2019 1:43 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The New York Yankees landed the biggest prize of the free agent market, adding Gerrit Cole to their rotation with a record $324 million, nine-year contract on Tuesday night, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the...

Hinch working with MLB on sign steal probe, mum on details

Dec. 10, 2019 10:23 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — AJ Hinch leaned into a microphone and looked up at one of the deepest gaggles of reporters yet at this week's bustling baseball winter meetings. “Not sure I've ever been so popular,” the Houston Astros manager joked. Then he moved onto “the elephant in the...

Girardi: "I wasn't shocked" by Astros sign stealing story

Dec. 9, 2019 10:11 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Joe Girardi was hardly stunned to learn his firing two years ago as manager of the New York Yankees may have followed a canning by the Houston Astros. “Word gets around,” he said. Entering his first season as manager of the Philadelphia Phillies, Girardi said Monday the...

Davis maintains he was unaware of Astros' sign stealing

Dec. 4, 2019 7:28 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — J.D. Davis maintains he was not aware of any electronic sign stealing by the Astros in 2017, when he made his major league debut with Houston. "I wish I would have known because I batted only like .180, .200 or something like that," he said Wednesday after playing the elf during the New...

Biagini agrees to deal with Astros, who cut Sanchez

Dec. 2, 2019 11:37 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Reliever Joe Biagini agreed Monday to a $1 million, one-year deal with the AL champion Houston Astros, who declined to offer a contract to starter Aaron Sanchez and allowed the former All-Star to become a free agent. Both right-handers were acquired from Toronto at the July 31 trade deadline...

Garneau guaranteed $100,000 in deal with Astros

Nov. 29, 2019 5:57 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Catcher Dustin Garneau is guaranteed just $100,000 as part of his one-year contract with the Houston Astros. Garneau, who figures to compete for a backup role, would get a $650,000 salary in the major leagues and $300,000 in the minors as part of the agreement announced Tuesday. He could...

Catcher Dustin Garneau agrees to 1-year deal with Astros

Nov. 26, 2019 6:24 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Catcher Dustin Garneau has agreed to a one-year contract with the Houston Astros, where he figures to compete for a backup role. Robinson Chirinos and Martín Maldonado became free agents, and Tuesday's agreement likely will not be the final catching move for the AL champions. The...

Astros’ Reddick to be ready in spring after shoulder surgery

Nov. 23, 2019 3:14 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Astros outfielder Josh Reddick had shoulder surgery and is expected to be fully recovered by the start of spring training. General Manager Jeff Luhnow announced Saturday that Reddick had an arthroscopic procedure on his left shoulder AC joint on Friday. The 32-year-old Reddick batted...

MLB probing Astros back to ’17, ‘firm’ discipline possible

Nov. 21, 2019 5:32 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Major League Baseball has widened its investigation of alleged sign stealing by the Houston Astros and will probe activity by the team over the past three seasons. After the conclusion of owners meetings Thursday, baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said MLB will “investigate...