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AP source: Mets, Hechavarria agree to minor league deal

Feb. 18, 2019 12:05 AM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Veteran shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria and the New York Mets have agreed to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training, according to a person familiar with the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Sunday because the deal is...

AP source: Moustakas, Brewers nearing deal for $10M

Feb. 17, 2019 10:11 PM EST

Mike Moustakas and the Brewers are nearing a deal that would keep the third baseman in Milwaukee for a guarantee of $10 million, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke Sunday on condition of anonymity because the agreement will be subject to a successful physical. The...

Cano says he feels 25, not 36, as he reports to Mets

Feb. 17, 2019 7:23 PM EST

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — New York Mets infielder Robinson Cano had a youthful perspective after reporting to spring training. "I feel like I'm 25," the 36-year-old All-Star second baseman said Sunday, a day ahead of the team's first full-squad workout. Cano took a physical and held a news conference. He...

Grandal gets proactive about learning staff with Brewers

Feb. 17, 2019 6:15 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The ink was hardly dry on his $18.25 million, one-year contract with Milwaukee when Yasmani Grandal started working the phone, reaching out to as many new teammates as possible from his offseason home in Peoria. The Brewers' new backstop wanted to get a running start when pitchers and...

McKenzie hired by Dolphins as senior personnel executive

Feb. 17, 2019 5:42 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Former NFL executive of the year Reggie McKenzie has been hired by the Miami Dolphins as a senior personnel executive under general manager Chris Grier. The move was the latest change in football operations for the Dolphins following a 7-9 season. Grier was given more authority last month, and...

Malkin, Letang each score twice, Penguins beat Rangers 6-5

Feb. 17, 2019 4:48 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins survived a four-minute penalty kill and went on the hunt against the New York Rangers. Kris Letang scored his second of the game and Evgeni Malkin scored twice in a span of six minutes, helping the Penguins beat the Rangers 6-5 on Sunday. Defensemen Marcus...

After Keller, Royals hope to hit again on Rule 5 picks

Feb. 17, 2019 3:52 PM EST

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — As a rule five draft selection, Brad Keller was a surprising success with Kansas City last season. The rebuilding Royals are hoping to do it again with Chris Ellis and Sam McWilliams. Kansas City plucked Keller from the Arizona Diamondbacks, and the right-hander rewarded them with a...

'The new Miguel Sano' trimmed down as Twins camp opens

Feb. 17, 2019 1:55 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Miguel Sano walked into the Minnesota Twins' clubhouse just before 8 a.m., looking trimmed down in rainbow sneakers and a black sweat suit. "You look good," said catcher Jason Castro, a sentiment echoed by teammates between hugs and handshakes with the 25-year-old slugger. A slimmer...

Nats' Zimmerman: Trying to win should be norm, not exception

Feb. 17, 2019 1:39 PM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Zimmerman finds it odd that so many teams now feel the need to announce they are trying to win. "I try and win every day," the veteran Washington Nationals first baseman said Sunday. "I think that's kind of the point of sports. That's kind of what the whole basis about...

Reliever Aaron Loup, Padres agree to $1.4M, 1-year deal

Feb. 17, 2019 12:58 PM EST

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Left-hander Aaron Loup and the San Diego Padres have agreed to a one-year contract that guarantees $1.4 million, a deal that includes a team option for 2020. Loup gets a $1.2 million salary this year under the agreement announced Sunday. San Diego's option is for $2 million with a...