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FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 7, 2019 file photo, New York Yankees' Gio Urshela celebrates in the dugout after scoring on a single by teammate Brett Gardner during the third inning in Game 3 of a baseball American League Division Series against the Minnesota Twins in Minneapolis. Yankees Gio Urshela had surgery Friday, Dec. 4, 2020 to remove a bone chip from his right elbow. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn, File)

Yankees 3B Gio Urshela has elbow surgery to remove bone spur

Dec. 4, 2020 10:35 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees third baseman Gio Urshela had surgery Friday to remove a bone chip from his right elbow, and New York said his expected recovery time is three months. Urshela is likely to miss about half of spring training, which starts in mid-February, and will have just a few weeks to get into...

FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2020, file photo, New York Yankees relief pitcher Zack Britton winds up during the ninth inning of the team's baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Yankee Stadium in New York. The Yankees plan to plan to exercise two option years on Britton worth $27 million and to decline options on outfielder Brett Gardner and pitcher J.A. Happ. The decisions were disclosed by a person familiar with the team’s decisions who spoke on the condition of anonymity Thursday, Oct. 29, because they had not been announced. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

Britton, Cole, Castro, Lindor, Semien join union top panel

Dec. 4, 2020 9:30 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees pitchers Zack Britton and Gerrit Cole, free agent catcher Jason Castro, Cleveland shortstop Francisco Lindor and free agent shortstop Marcus Semien were elected Friday to the executive subcommittee of the Major League Baseball Players Association. They join St. Louis pitcher Andrew...

FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2020, file photo, the Tampa Bay Rays and the New York Yankees play in Game 2 of a baseball AL Division Series in an empty Petco Park in San Diego. Major League Baseball and all 30 of its teams are suing their insurance providers, citing billions of dollars in losses during the 2020 season played almost entirely without fans due to the coronavirus pandemic. The suit, filed in October in California Superior Court in Alameda County, was obtained Friday, Dec. 4, by The Associated Press. It says providers AIG, Factory Mutual and Interstate Fire and Casualty Company have refused to pay claims made by MLB despite the league's “all-risk” policy purchases. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

MLB sues insurance providers, cites billions in virus losses

Dec. 4, 2020 8:57 PM EST

Major League Baseball and all 30 of its teams are suing their insurance providers, citing billions of dollars in losses during the 2020 season played almost entirely without fans due to the coronavirus pandemic. The suit, filed in October in California Superior Court in Alameda County, was obtained Friday by The...

FILE - In this March 1, 2018, file photo, San Diego Padres pitcher Chris Young throws during the third inning of a spring training baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Surprise, Ariz. The Rangers hired Young as executive vice president and general manager Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, bringing the Major League Baseball executive home to work under president of baseball operations Jon Daniels, the club's GM since 2005. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

MLB executive, ex-pitcher Young joins hometown Rangers as GM

Dec. 4, 2020 6:14 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers hired Chris Young as executive vice president and general manager Friday, bringing the Major League Baseball executive home to work under president of baseball operations Jon Daniels, the club's GM since 2005. Young pitched 13 seasons in the majors, the first two...

FILE - Cincinnati Reds' Trevor Bauer throws in the third inning during a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Cincinnati, in this Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, file photo. Bauer is a free agent. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster, File)

Bauer, LeMahieu, Springer top list of available free agents

Dec. 4, 2020 4:01 PM EST

The free agent market received a small boost this week, although it remains to be seen whether teams will be eager to take advantage. A record 59 players became free agents when their teams declined to offer them contracts by Wednesday night's tender deadline. That group included a few well-known names like Kyle...

Former Yankees affiliate shuts down, sues Major League club

Dec. 4, 2020 2:40 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A minor league baseball team once affiliated with the New York Yankees has shut down and filed a lawsuit accusing the Yankees violating an agreement that it would never abandon the farm club. The owners of the Staten Island Yankees announced in a statement Thursday that with “great...

Longtime Cubs TV announcer Kasper joins White Sox radio team

Dec. 4, 2020 1:53 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Len Kasper, the longtime TV play-by-play broadcaster for the Chicago Cubs, is joining the radio booth of the crosstown White Sox. Kasper, who spent 16 seasons on the North Side, will call games alongside former major leaguer Darrin Jackson. He replaces Andy Masur, who took over after...

Cincinnati Reds pitcher Archie Bradley throws during the fourth inning of the team's baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals in Cincinnati, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)

Reds cut Bradley, Goodwin, Casali; agree to deal with Farmer

Dec. 4, 2020 12:05 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds declined to offer contracts to four players for the 2021 season, including reliever Archie Bradley, catcher Curt Casali and outfielder Brian Goodwin. The team also announced on Wednesday that it had agreed to a one-year major league deal with infielder Kyle Farmer,...

Rangers re-sign OF Heineman, add RHP Gatto

Dec. 4, 2020 12:03 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Right-hander Joe Gatto agreed to a one-year contract on Thursday with the Texas Rangers, who brought back outfielder Scott Heineman with a one-year deal just one day after allowing him to become a free agent. Gatto would earn the $570,500 major league minimum if he is in the big...

FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2020, file photo, Minnesota Twins pitcher Taylor Rogers throws to a Kansas City Royals batter during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Minneapolis. The Twins and closer Rogers have agreed to a $6 million, one-year contract, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the contract had not yet been finalized. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

AP source: Twins, closer Rogers agree to $6 million contract

Dec. 3, 2020 10:39 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins and closer Taylor Rogers agreed to terms Thursday on a $6 million, one-year contract, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the contract had not yet been finalized. Rogers compiled...