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Twins, fans enjoy Correa jolt as spring training nears

Jan. 28, 2023 16:46 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins were smitten after one season of Carlos Correa's hitting, defense, intelligence, experience and leadership. The belief in those traits was strong enough to commit a franchise-record amount of guaranteed money for at least the next six years. ...

Kennedy, Frazier among 5 to sign minor deals with Rangers

Jan. 27, 2023 21:31 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Veteran right-hander Ian Kennedy and outfielder Clint Frazier were among five players the Texas Rangers signed Friday to minor league contracts that included invitations to major league spring training. Left-hander Danny Duffy, right-hander Reyes Moronta...

RHP Fairbanks, Rays agree to $12 million, 3-year contract

Jan. 27, 2023 20:06 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Reliever Pete Fairbanks and the Tampa Bay Rays avoided arbitration when they agreed Friday to a $12 million, three-year contract that could be worth up to $24.6 million over four seasons. The deal includes salaries of $3,666,666 this year and $3,666,667...

Free agent Jesús Aguilar reaches $3M, one-year deal with A's

Jan. 27, 2023 18:28 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics and slugger Jesús Aguilar agreed to a $3 million, one-year contract Friday. The 32-year-old Aguilar batted .235 with 16 homers, 51 RBIs and a .661 OPS in 129 games for the Marlins and Orioles last season. He was leading the Marlins with...

Joe Mauer will become 38th member of Twins Hall of Fame

Jan. 27, 2023 17:27 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Joe Mauer will be the next addition to the Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame. Mauer will become the 38th member of the group when he's inducted on Aug. 5 before the Twins host Arizona, the team announced Friday. Mauer was the 2009 AL MVP. He won three...

Royals make official deal with veteran reliever Chapman

Jan. 27, 2023 16:42 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals signed veteran reliever Aroldis Chapman to a $3.75 million, one-year contract Friday, a week after agreeing to terms with the seven-time All-Star, who is coming off a lackluster season with the New York Yankees. Chapman was once known for...

Braves sign manager Snitker to extension through 2025 season

Jan. 27, 2023 16:36 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker, coming off the team's fifth consecutive NL East title, signed a contract extension on Friday that runs through the 2025 season. Snitker, 67, guided the Braves to the 2021 World Series championship before the team won 101 games...

Ray Herbert, Detroit sandlot ace and 1962 AL All-Star, dies

Jan. 26, 2023 23:30 PM EST

Ray Herbert, a 1962 All-Star Game winning pitcher who threw batting practice for his hometown Detroit Tigers for decades after retiring, died peacefully in Plymouth, Michigan, five days after his 93rd birthday. Herbert started his big league career with Detroit in 1950 and pitched...

A's running out of time to find home in Oakland, Las Vegas

Jan. 26, 2023 19:55 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Oakland Athletics have spent years trying to get a new stadium while watching Bay Area neighbors such as the Giants, Warriors, 49ers and Raiders successfully move into state-of-the-art venues, and now time is running short on their efforts. The A's lease at...

Brown hired as general manager of Houston Astros

Jan. 26, 2023 18:32 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — In joining the World Series champion Houston Astros, new general manager Dana Brown's goal is to keep the team at the top of the league. “I’m coming to a winning team and a big part of what I want to do is sustain the winning long term,” he said. “We want to...