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Cubs claim reliever Stock off waivers from Red Sox

Dec. 2, 2020 2:40 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs claimed reliever Robert Stock off waivers from the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday. Stock appeared in 10 games with Boston during the pandemic-shortened season, going 0-1 with a 4.73 ERA. The 31-year-old right-hander was designated for assignment last week. Stock was selected by...

AP source: Brewers agree to terms with C Luke Maile

Dec. 2, 2020 11:53 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers are taking a step to shore up their catching situation after getting little production from that position last season. The Brewers have agreed to terms on a major league contract with Luke Maile, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. The...

Oakland Athletics' Mike Minor pitches against the Seattle Mariners' during the fifth inning of the first baseball game of a doubleheader in Oakland, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn)

Royals sign lefty starter Mike Minor to 2 year, $18M deal

Dec. 2, 2020 11:32 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Left-hander Mike Minor and the Kansas City Royals have finalized an $18 million, two-year deal, reuniting the 32-year-old starter with the club that helped him revive his career. Kansas City announced the signing Monday, bringing in the 2019 All-Star to boost a rotation that leaned...

FILE - In a  Monday, March 2, 2020 file photo, Washington Nationals pitcher Joe Ross throws during the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Miami Marlins, in West Palm Beach, Fla. Longtime infielder Ryan Zimmerman and pitcher Joe Ross are opting out of playing the 2020 season as Major League Baseball tries to get back amid the COVID-19 pandemic. General manager Mike Rizzo says the team is 100% supportive of Zimmerman and Ross deciding not to play.(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Joe Ross, Nationals agree to $1.5 million, 1-year contract

Dec. 1, 2020 11:17 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Ross and the Washington Nationals agreed to a $1.5 million contract Tuesday, one day before the deadline for teams to offers deals to unsigned players on their 40-man rosters. The 27-year-old right-hander, who had been eligible for salary arbitration, was 4-4 with a 5.48 ERA in nine...

FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2020, file photo, Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Trevor May throws to a Detroit Tigers batter during the second game of a baseball doubleheader in Minneapolis. The New York Mets reached their first agreement with a free agent since Steven Cohen bought the team, a deal with 31-year-old May, a person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday, Dec. 1,  because the agreement is subject to a successful physical. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn, File)

AP source: Reliever Trevor May agrees to deal with Mets

Dec. 1, 2020 11:09 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets reached their first agreement with a free agent since Steve Cohen bought the team, a deal with 31-year-old right-hander Trevor May, a person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the agreement...

Oakland Athletics' Chad Pinder rounds the bases after hitting a three-run home run against the Houston Astros during the seventh inning of Game 3 of a baseball American League Division Series in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Pinder ($2,275,000), Smith ($705,000) reach deals with A's

Dec. 1, 2020 7:49 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Utilityman Chad Pinder reached a $2,275,000, one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics a day before Wednesday's deadline for teams to offer deals to unsigned players on their rosters. In addition, right-hander Burch Smith agreed to a $705,000, one-year deal. Pinder returned from a...

FILE - In this April 19, 2019, file photo, Tony La Russa, left, talks before a baseball game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Boston Red Sox in St. Petersburg, Fla. La Russa, now the manager of the Chicago White Sox, is scheduled to change his plea to misdemeanor charges stemming from his drunken driving arrest nine months ago on a freeway in Phoenix. The Hall of Fame manager, who had previously pleaded not guilty to the two drunken driving charges, is scheduled to change his plea on Dec. 21 in Maricopa County Justice Court. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

La Russa scheduled to change plea in drunken driving case

Dec. 1, 2020 6:43 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa is scheduled to change his plea to misdemeanor charges stemming from his drunken driving arrest nine months ago on a freeway in Phoenix. The Hall of Fame manager, who had previously pleaded not guilty to the two drunken driving charges, is scheduled to...

Rangers plan for Kiner-Falefa to be starting SS over Andrus

Dec. 1, 2020 6:06 PM EST

The Texas Rangers will give Gold Glove-winning third baseman Isiah Kiner-Falefa the opportunity to be their starting shortstop next season and have told Elvis Andrus to prepare to play all infield positions. Andrus, at 32 the longest-tenured Ranger after 12 seasons, is the only player remaining from their...

PawSox to host virtual yard sale this weekend

Dec. 1, 2020 5:18 PM EST

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — The Pawtucket Red Sox will conduct a “Virtual BallYard Sale” selling 1,000 authentic player jerseys, game-used equipment, autographed baseballs and more. The sale will start at 10 a.m. on Saturday and will be hosted on the PawSox Facebook & Twitter accounts, the...

Rodríguez avoids arbitration, agrees on $8.3 million deal

Dec. 1, 2020 4:21 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Red Sox and left-hander Eduardo Eduardo Rodríguez have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year deal worth $8.3 million. The agreement was announced Tuesday, a day before the deadline to offer contracts to unsigned players on 40-man rosters. Rodríguez's agent, Gustavo...