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A's running out of time to find home in Oakland, Las Vegas

Jan. 26, 2023 19:55 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Oakland Athletics have spent years trying to get a new stadium while watching Bay Area neighbors such as the Giants, Warriors, 49ers and Raiders successfully move into state-of-the-art venues, and now time is running short on their efforts. The A's lease at...

Ray Herbert, Detroit sandlot ace and 1962 AL All-Star, dies

Jan. 26, 2023 18:48 PM EST

Ray Herbert, a 1962 All-Star Game winning pitcher who threw batting practice for his hometown Detroit Tigers for decades after retiring, died peacefully in Plymouth, Michigan, five days after his 93rd birthday. Herbert started his big league career with Detroit in 1950 and pitched...

Brown hired as general manager of Houston Astros

Jan. 26, 2023 18:32 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — In joining the World Series champion Houston Astros, new general manager Dana Brown's goal is to keep the team at the top of the league. “I’m coming to a winning team and a big part of what I want to do is sustain the winning long term,” he said. “We want to...

Today in History: JAN 25, Jury convicts Charles Manson

Jan. 26, 2023 16:58 PM EST

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Jan. 25, the 25th day of 2023. There are 340 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 25, 1945, the World War II Battle of the Bulge ended as German forces were pushed back to their original...

Voth, Orioles avoid arbitration, agree at $1.85 million

Jan. 26, 2023 15:41 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Right-hander Austin Voth avoided a salary arbitration hearing with the Baltimore Orioles, agreeing Thursday to a $1.85 million, one-year contract. Voth's deal includes a $2.45 million team option for 2024 that can escalate by up to $500,000 based on starts this...

Cuba picks 5 MLB affiliated players for World Classic

Jan. 25, 2023 23:45 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — Cubans signed with Major League Baseball organizations and other foreign clubs will for the first time join domestic stars on the national team that will play in the World Baseball Classic, officials announced Wednesday evening. The Cuban Baseball Federation long...

Jeffrey Springs, Rays agree to $31 million, 4-year contract

Jan. 25, 2023 20:38 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Left-hander Jeffrey Springs became the first of the 33 players who exchanged proposed arbitration salaries with their teams to reach a deal, agreeing Wednesday to a $31 million, four-year contract with the Tampa Bay Rays that could be worth $65.75 million over five...

Tennessee extends athletic director Danny White's contract

Jan. 25, 2023 12:42 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Chancellor Donde Plowman announced a contract extension for athletic director Danny White on Wednesday, a day after the Volunteers disclosed a big pay raise for football coach Josh Heupel. Plowman said White agreed to an extension that starts at...

Beltré, Mauer eligible for Baseball Hall of Fame next year

Jan. 25, 2023 09:50 AM EST

Scott Rolen is headed to the Hall of Fame. Next year, make way for another star third baseman. Adrián Beltré highlights the first-time eligibles for 2024. While Rolen's election Tuesday capped an impressive six-year rise in his vote total, Beltré has a good chance to go in on the...

Mets sign outfielder Tommy Pham to $6 million, 1-year deal

Jan. 25, 2023 02:03 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets signed veteran outfielder Tommy Pham to a one-year contract for $6 million Tuesday, adding to their busy offseason. Pham can earn another $2 million in performance bonuses based on plate appearances. He provides depth and a dangerous bat, giving...