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Kennedy, Frazier among 5 to sign minor deals with Rangers

Jan. 27, 2023 21:31 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Veteran right-hander Ian Kennedy and outfielder Clint Frazier were among five players the Texas Rangers signed Friday to minor league contracts that included invitations to major league spring training. Left-hander Danny Duffy, right-hander Reyes Moronta...

Royals make official deal with veteran reliever Chapman

Jan. 27, 2023 16:42 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals signed veteran reliever Aroldis Chapman to a $3.75 million, one-year contract Friday, a week after agreeing to terms with the seven-time All-Star, who is coming off a lackluster season with the New York Yankees. Chapman was once known for...

Guardians' Naylor: "Baby" gesture not aimed at Yankees

Jan. 21, 2023 15:20 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh Naylor's postseason “baby” has grown into something more than he intended. Cleveland's fiery first baseman insists he wasn't taunting New York pitcher Gerrit Cole or the Yankees in last season's playoffs with an emotional home run celebration in Game 4 of...

Yankees president Randy Levine joins AC Milan's board

Jan. 21, 2023 08:58 AM EST

MILAN (AP) — New York Yankees president Randy Levine has joined AC Milan’s board of directors, the soccer club announced Saturday. The move comes nearly five months after the Yankees purchased a minority stake in Milan and RedBird Capital Partners acquired a controlling interest...

Shelley Duncan to manage Yanks' Triple-A Scranton farm team

Jan. 20, 2023 21:29 PM EST

MOOSIC, Pa. (AP) — Former Yankee Shelley Duncan was hired Friday to manage New York's top farm team, the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. Duncan won the International League MVP award with Scranton in 2009. The 43-year-old Duncan was drafted by the Yankees...

Diamondbacks affiliate Hillsboro names woman as manager

Jan. 20, 2023 21:14 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Ronnie Gajownik has been hired as manager of the Hillsboro Hops, becoming the first woman to manage a minor league Class High-A team, the Arizona Diamondbacks announced Friday. The 29-year-old Gajownik (pronounced Gah-jow-nick) served as video...

Porter, Johnson become MLB's 2nd, 3rd Black ump crew chiefs

Jan. 19, 2023 19:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Alan Porter and Adrian Johnson became MLB's second and third Black umpire crew chiefs as the league announced 10 retirements along with promotions from the minors. Tom Hallion and Ted Barrett are retiring, the commissioner’s office said Thursday, joined by Marty...

Brothers of Soto, Guerrero among MLB international prospects

Jan. 19, 2023 11:36 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Dominican outfielder Elian Soto, the 17-year-old brother of All-Star Juan Soto, agreed to a $225,000 signing bonus as part of a minor league contract reached last weekend with the Washington Nationals. Dominican outfielder Pablo Guerrero, the 16-year-old brother of...

AP Exclusive: Dodgers taxed $32M, MLB payrolls record $4.5B

Jan. 18, 2023 19:28 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers were hit with a $32 million luxury tax for the second straight season, among six teams paying a penalty as baseball payrolls rebounded after the lockout to a record $4.56 billion. The New York Mets set a luxury tax payroll record at $299.8...

Column: Hendrick checking off his own personal bucket list

Jan. 17, 2023 12:38 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Hendrick Motorsports started as All-Star Racing in a old shop with wood-paneled walls and just enough room for its eight employees. Rick Hendrick had cobbled together just enough money to launch that unsponsored NASCAR team for the 1984 season. He had owned...