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FILE - In this Thursday, April 11, 2019 file photo, Boston Red Sox's Mitch Moreland is greeted in the dugout after his home run against the Toronto Blue Jays during the seventh inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston. First baseman Mitch Moreland is staying with the Boston Red Sox, agreeing Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020 to a one-year contract that guarantees $3 million. Moreland gets a $2.5 million salary this year, and Boston has a $3 million team option for 2021 with a $500,000 buyout.(AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)

Moreland stays with Red Sox, gets $3 million contract

Jan. 28, 2020 11:49 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — First baseman Mitch Moreland is staying with the Boston Red Sox, agreeing Tuesday to a one-year contract that guarantees $3 million. Moreland gets a $2.5 million salary this year, and Boston has a $3 million team option for 2021 with a $500,000 buyout. The 34-year-old hit .252 with 19 homers...

Associate coach Nate Johnson, left, embraces his wife Jonai during a ceremony held for John Altobelli, the late head coach of Orange Coast College baseball, who died in a helicopter crash alongside former NBA basketball player Kobe Bryant in Costa Mesa, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. His wife Keri and youngest daughter Alyssa were also victims of the crash. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)

Baseball coach killed with Bryant honored at team's opener

Jan. 28, 2020 11:13 PM EST

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — John Altobelli’s team knew there was only one way to honor its late coach — by playing on his favorite day. Altobelli’s Orange Coast College baseball team opened its season as scheduled on Tuesday against Chula Vista Southwestern. The game occurred two days...

This undated photo provided by Group 3 Aviation shows helicopter pilot Ara Zobayan, who was at the controls of the helicopter that crashed in Southern California, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, killing all nine aboard including former Lakers star Kobe Bryant. Location is not provided. (Group 3 Aviation via AP)

Kobe Bryant helicopter lacked recommended safety device

Jan. 28, 2020 10:37 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant didn’t have a recommended warning system to alert the pilot he was too close to land but it’s not clear it would have averted the crash that killed nine because the pilot may have lost control as the aircraft plunged into a fog-shrouded...

Brewers SS Urías recovering from surgery on left hand

Jan. 28, 2020 10:33 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — New Brewers shortstop Luis Urías could miss the start of the season after he had surgery Tuesday to repair a broken bone in his left hand. Urías will be sidelined for about eight weeks. He is expected to make a full recovery with no lingering effects, but general manager David...

Thurman Munson's widow finds pain in Kobe Bryant's death

Jan. 28, 2020 10:01 PM EST

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The widow of Thurman Munson, the New York Yankees catcher killed in 1979 while flying his plane in Ohio, spoke out about the similar death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant. Diana Munson was in the Plain Township home she shared with her late husband when she received the news that Los Angeles...

FILE -In this May 27, 2019 file photo Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Jeremy Jeffress throws against the Minnesota Twins in the fifth inning of a baseball game in Minneapolis. The Chicago Cubs and free-agent reliever Jeremy Jeffress have agreed to an $850,000, one-year contract. A person with direct knowledge of the situation confirmed the deal on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020 on condition of anonymity because the move had not been announced. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

Chicago Cubs reach deals with RHP Jeffress, OF Souza

Jan. 28, 2020 8:38 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Cubs are taking two more low-risk fliers on a pair of players hoping to rebound from injuries, reaching one-year deals with reliever Jeremy Jeffress and outfielder Steven Souza Jr. Jeffress' contract is worth $850,000, and the 32-year-old right-hander can earn an additional $200,000 in...

Cincinnati Reds' Nick Castellanos waits for interviews during a news conference, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, in Cincinnati. Castellanos signed a $64 million, four-year deal with the baseball club. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Reds' Castellanos returns to ballpark where he's comfortable

Jan. 28, 2020 8:29 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — Nick Castellanos has 17 career at-bats in Great American Ball Park. Six times, he reached base on a hit. Three times, he touched them all after putting the ball in those oh-so-close outfield seats. It's a small sample size, but it makes the Cincinnati Reds' new outfielder eager to find...

Eduardo Núñez agrees to minor league deal with Mets

Jan. 28, 2020 6:09 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Eduardo Núñez is back in New York, this time with the Mets. New York said Tuesday the former All-Star infielder has agreed to a minor league contract and will report to big league spring training. Nunez, 32, has a .276 average with 58 homers, 309 RBIs and 141 steals in 10 big...

House resolution proposed against minor league contraction

Jan. 28, 2020 5:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four members of the House of Representatives introduced a resolution Tuesday urging Major League Baseball not to follow through with its proposal to eliminate 42 current minor league teams. MLB made the proposal last year to the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues, the...

FILE - In this April 18, 2017, file photo, Washington Nationals manager Dusty Baker watches batting practice before the team's baseball game against the Atlanta Braves in Atlanta.  A person with knowledge of the negotiations said Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, that Baker, 70,  is working to finalize an agreement to become manager of the Houston Astros. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal has not yet been completed. (AP Photo/John Amis)

AP source: Astros, Dusty Baker working on manager deal

Jan. 28, 2020 3:31 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Dusty Baker is working to finalize an agreement to become manager of the Houston Astros, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press on Tuesday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal has not yet been completed. The 70-year-old Baker becomes...