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A's finalize $3.25M deal with Japanese pitcher Fujinami

Jan. 14, 2023 04:10 AM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Japanese right-hander Shintaro Fujinami and the Oakland Athletics finalized a $3.25 million, one-year contract Friday, a deal that allows him to earn an additional $1 million in performance bonuses for starts. Fujinami would get $100,000 each for five, eight...

AP source: Japanese right-hander Fujinami agrees with A's

Jan. 12, 2023 20:44 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Japanese right-hander Shintaro Fujinami has reached agreement on a $3.25 million, one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics, according to a person with direct knowledge of the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity...

Ohtani, Darvish, Suzuki on Japan World Baseball Classic team

Jan. 06, 2023 09:14 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japan officials on Friday named 12 members of their World Baseball Classic team who will represent the country later this year. They include three major leaguers: Shohei Ohtani (Los Angeles Angels), Yu Darvish (San Diego Padres) and Seiya Suzuki (Chicago Cubs). ...

Aaron Judge is AP male athlete of year after setting HR mark

Dec. 30, 2022 12:02 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge has always stood out. With the imposing size and muscular frame of an NFL tight end or NBA power forward, the 6-foot-7, 282-pound New York Yankees slugger towers over teammates and opponents on the diamond. Never more so than in 2022. ...

Ohtani keeping watch on Angels' offseason moves from afar

Dec. 06, 2022 19:27 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Even though Shohei Ohtani is back in Japan for the offseason, he has been in frequent contact with Los Angeles Angels general manager Perry Minasian about the team’s offseason moves. “We talk a lot. He’s asking me daily who we’re getting,” Minasian said...

Angels' Ohtani voted majors' top DH for 2nd straight year

Nov. 28, 2022 20:37 PM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani has been voted the majors' best designated hitter for the second consecutive season. The Los Angeles Angels' two-way slugger won the Edgar Martinez Outstanding Designated Hitter Award on Monday, beating out Houston's Yordan Alvarez as the top...

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. ...

Today in History: November 18, deaths at Jonestown

Nov. 18, 2022 00:08 AM EST

Today in History Today is Friday, Nov. 18, the 322nd day of 2022. There are 43 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 18, 1978, U.S. Rep. Leo J. Ryan of California and four others were killed on an airstrip in Jonestown,...

Manfred sure Mets-Yanks collusion query will find no issue

Nov. 17, 2022 22:59 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred confirmed Thursday that Major League Baseball is looking into potentially improper communication between the New York Mets and Yankees regarding star free agent Aaron Judge and said he is confident the inquiry will find no issues. ...

Judge wins AL MVP in runaway; Goldschmidt takes NL prize

Nov. 17, 2022 22:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge's record-setting season with the New York Yankees turned that AL MVP debate into a decisive verdict. Paul Goldschmidt's steady production for the St. Louis Cardinals made him the clear choice in the National League. And after coming in...