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Barnes, Mets reach $750,000 deal ahead of tender deadline

Nov. 30, 2020 3:35 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Right-hander Jacob Barnes and the New York Mets agreed to a $750,000, one-year contract on Monday, a deal reached two days ahead of the deadline for teams to offer 2021 deals to unsigned players on their 40-man rosters. The 30-year-old was 0-2 with a 5.50 ERA for the Los Angeles Angeles...

Royals agree with Minor, sign Taylor to $1.75M, 1-year deal

Nov. 30, 2020 3:20 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals agreed to a two-year deal with pitcher Mike Minor and finalized a $1.75 million, one-year contract with outfielder Michael Taylor as they work to piece together a roster. The deal with the 32-year-old Minor was reached late Sunday and requires him to pass a physical...

FILE - In this June 20, 2006, file photo, teams line up along the baselines during the playing of the national anthem before the first game, in the inaugural season, of the State College Spike baseball team in State College, Pa. Major League Baseball is creating a minor league for top eligible prospects leading to the summer draft., the league announced Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. The founding members of the MLB Draft League are located in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and New Jersey: the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, the State College Spikes, the Trenton Thunder, the West Virginia Black Bears and the Williamsport Crosscutters. (AP Photo/Pat Little, File)

MLB launches wood-bat league for draft-eligible prospects

Nov. 30, 2020 3:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is creating a minor league for top eligible prospects leading to the summer draft. The wood-bat MLB Draft League is launching with five teams and could add a sixth, MLB said Monday. Teams will play a 68-game regular season that includes an All-Star break coinciding...

FILE - In this May 3, 2017, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully speaks during his induction into the team's Ring of Honor prior to a baseball game between the Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants, in Los Angeles. Retired Baseball Hall of Fame broadcaster Scully turned 93 on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, and marked the day by watching football. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully turns 93

Nov. 29, 2020 9:13 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Retired Baseball Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully turned 93 on Sunday and marked the day by watching football. Scully saw both the Los Angeles Rams and Chargers lose and the Kansas City Chiefs win, led by Patrick Mahomes, who is his favorite quarterback, according to Los Dodgers...

Bob Miller, "Whiz Kid" Phillie, Titans' coach, dies at 94

Nov. 28, 2020 6:17 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Bob Miller, a right-hander for the Philadelphia Phillies’ 1950 “Whiz Kids” National League pennant winner who went on to coach alma mater Detroit Mercy for 36 years, died Saturday. He was 94. Miller's family told Detroit Mercy the funeral will be limited to family, with...

File-This Sept. 22, 2020, file photo shows Philadelphia Phillies' J.T. Realmuto batting during the second baseball game of a doubleheader against the Washington Nationals in Washington. Houston outfielder George Springer, New York Yankees second baseman DJ LeMahieu and Realmuto were among just six free agents who received $18.9 million qualifying offers on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, from their former teams. Three right-handed pitchers also received the offers, Cincinnati’s Trevor Bauer, the New York Mets’ Marcus Stroman, and San Francisco's Kevin Gausman. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

AP source: Phillies lost $145 million during pandemic season

Nov. 28, 2020 4:41 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A person familiar with the Philadelphia Phillies' finances says the team lost $145 million during the pandemic-shortened 2020 season played without fans. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Saturday on condition of anonymity because the team hasn't officially released the...

Tampa Bay Rays' Randy Arozarena celebrates a home run during the first inning in Game 6 of the baseball World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Tampa Bay outfielder Arozarena released in Mexico's Yucatan

Nov. 26, 2020 4:31 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tampa Bay outfielder Randy Arozarena was released by Mexican authorities Thursday after his former partner told a judge in Yucatan state that she did not want to press charges. Arozarena had been arrested Tuesday for a situation involving custody of his daughter, just two weeks after he...

FILE - In this July 25, 2003, file photo, St. Louis Rams offensive line coach Jim Hanifan, left, works with Kyle Turley during NFL football training camp in Macomb, Ill. Hanifan, the former St. Louis Cardinals coach who returned to the city as offensive line coach to help the Rams win the Super Bowl, has died. He was 87. Hanifan’s daughter, Kathy Hinder, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that he died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2020. She said the cause of death hasn't been determined, but said it wasn't related to COVID-19. (AP Photo/James A. Finley, File)

Jim Hanifan, offensive line coaching great, dies at 87

Nov. 26, 2020 1:15 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jim Hanifan, the former St. Louis Cardinals coach who returned to the city as offensive line coach to help the Rams win the Super Bowl, has died. He was 87. Hanifan’s daughter, Kathy Hinder, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that he died Tuesday at Missouri Baptist Hospital. She said...

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Charlie Morton leaves the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the fifth inning in Game 3 of the baseball World Series Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

RHP Charlie Morton returns to Braves, but memories are scant

Nov. 25, 2020 7:07 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Charlie Morton is back with the team where his big league career started. Not that he's got a lot of memories from that rookie season with the Atlanta Braves. “That was 11 years ago,” Morton said Wednesday. Actually, it was 12. “I don't remember a whole lot about it,"...

Reds, Rockies swap three pitchers and an outfielder

Nov. 25, 2020 5:15 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Rockies and Cincinnati Reds swapped three pitchers in a four-player trade Wednesday. The Rockies acquired right-hander Robert Stephenson and minor league outfielder Jameson Hannah from the Reds for right-handed pitchers Jeff Hoffman and Case Williams, a minor leaguer. Stephenson,...