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Pirates add Santana looking for power, veteran presence

Nov. 29, 2022 17:48 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Carlos Santana tugged at his new Pittsburgh Pirates cap, pulled at his jersey and broke into an impromptu dance. Cities change. Circumstances change. Expectations change. The urge to get loose whenever the moment strikes the veteran first baseman/designated hitter...

Jeimer Candelario agrees to 1-year contract with Nationals

Nov. 29, 2022 17:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Infielder Jeimer Candelario agreed to a one-year deal with the Washington Nationals on Tuesday, giving the club someone to compete for the starting job at third base. The 29-year-old Candelario is a switch-hitter who is coming off a down year for the Detroit...

Giolito, McCullers among 6 elected to MLBPA leadership roles

Nov. 28, 2022 16:56 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Major League Baseball Players Association has elected six new players to its eight-member executive subcommittee. Astros pitcher Lance McCullers Jr., Cardinals pitcher Jack Flaherty, Cubs outfielder Ian Happ, Giants outfielder Austin Slater, White Sox...

Jones, Maddux, Morris consider Bonds, Clemens for Hall

Nov. 28, 2022 13:03 PM EST

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Hall of Famers Chipper Jones, Greg Maddux, Jack Morris and Ryne Sandberg are among 16 members of the contemporary baseball era committee that will meet Sunday to consider the Cooperstown fate of an eight-man ballot that includes Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Rafael...

OF Blake Perkins agrees to contract with Milwaukee Brewers

Nov. 24, 2022 00:41 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Outfielder Blake Perkins and the Milwaukee Brewers agreed Wednesday to a one-year contract. The 26-year-old hit .246 with 15 homers, 50 RBIs and 21 stolen bases last year in the New York Yankees organization for Double-A Somerset and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre...

Red Sox acquire INF/OF Hoy Park in trade with Pirates

Nov. 23, 2022 19:58 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox acquired infielder/outfielder Hoy Park in a trade with the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday. The Red Sox sent minor league left-hander Inmer Lobo to Pittsburgh for Park, who was designated for assignment Tuesday when the Pirates claimed first baseman...

Rangers hire Maddux as pitching coach, Moore as advisor

Nov. 23, 2022 12:48 PM EST

The Texas Rangers hired Mike Maddux as their new pitching coach Wednesday, and added former Kansas City Royals general manager Dayton Moore as a senior advisor in their baseball operations department. Maddux is returning to Texas to be on new manager Bruce Bochy's staff. Maddux was...

Angels get OF Renfroe from Brewers for 3 young pitchers

Nov. 23, 2022 01:51 AM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels acquired power-hitting outfielder Hunter Renfroe in a trade with the Milwaukee Brewers for three young pitchers Tuesday night. Milwaukee received right-handers Janson Junk and Elvis Peguero, and minor league lefty Adam Seminaris. ...

Verlander, Pujols voted Comeback Players of the Year

Nov. 22, 2022 22:00 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander and St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols won baseball's Comeback Player of the Year awards Tuesday night. Verlander, the American League recipient, returned from Tommy John surgery to lead Houston to its second World Series...

Pirates send SS Newman to Reds for reliever Moreta

Nov. 19, 2022 09:08 AM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded infielder Kevin Newman to Cincinnati in exchange for relief pitcher Dauri Moreta. The trade came late Friday night, just after the Pirates tendered Newman — their longest-tenured player — a contract for the 2023 season. ...