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Yankees claim Bridwell, drop Torreyes from big-league roster

NEW YORK (AP) — Right-hander Parker Bridwell was claimed off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels by the New York Yankees, who opened a roster spot by designating infielder Ronald Torreyes for assignment. Bridwell, 27, was 10-3 with a 3.64...

Former MVP Josh Donaldson heading to Braves on 1-year deal

The Josh Donaldson-Alex Anthopoulos reunion is complete. The 2015 American League MVP, one of the Braves general manager’s signature trade acquisitions during his time with the Toronto Blue Jays, is heading to Atlanta on a one-year deal worth $23 million. Donaldson missed 110...

Royals claim RHP Greene from Cardinals, DFA Burch Smith

The Kansas City Royals have claimed right-hander Conner Greene off waivers from the St. Louis Cardinals. To make room for Greene on their 40-man roster, the Royals designated right-hander Burch Smith for assignment. Greene, 23, went a combined 4-5 with a...

Brian McCann returning to Braves on 1-year, $2 million deal

Brian McCann is returning to where it all started. The Braves agreed to a one-year contract with the veteran catcher on Monday afternoon, presumably pairing him with Tyler Flowers for the 2019 season. The deal is worth $2 million. McCann spent the...

Basketball debt case against ex-Twin Silva is revived

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Court of Appeals has revived the case of a professional basketball player seeking money from former Minnesota Twins pitcher Carlos Silva. Leon Rodgers played for the Marinos in Venezuela starting in 2012 and signed an...

Full share on World Series champion Red Sox tops $416,000

NEW YORK (AP) — A postseason share on World Series champion Boston was worth $416,838, down from a record $438,902 for Houston in 2017. The commissioner’s office said Monday the Red Sox voted 66 full shares, 10.025 partial shares and...

Japanese pitcher Kikuchi to be posted in early December

TOKYO (AP) — The Seibu Lions will begin the posting process for left-handed pitcher Yusei Kikuchi on Dec. 3 so that he can negotiate with teams in Major League Baseball. The posting period begins on Dec. 5, and Kikuchi will...

Matheny hired by Royals; possible successor to Yost?

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Mike Matheny has been hired by Kansas City as a special adviser for player development, putting the former St. Louis Cardinals manager in position as a possible successor to Royals manager Ned Yost. The 64-year-old...

Canadian scientist names beetle after Jose Bautista

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Jose Bautista has a new namesake buzzing around. Entomologist Bob Anderson of the Canadian Museum of Nature has dubbed a newly discovered species of beetle Sicoderus bautistai after the former Toronto Blue Jays star. Anderson decided to...

Back in Japan, Shohei Ohtani says MLB a whole new ballgame

TOKYO (AP) — Shohei Ohtani says it didn’t take him long to realize he was competing at a much higher level during his first season in Major League Baseball. Ohtani returned to Japan and held a news conference at the...

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Lightning Sign Bogosian

The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed unrestricted free agent defender Zach Bogosian to a one-year, $1.3 million contract, the team announced Sunday. The Lightning would beat out the Pittsburgh Penguins, Carolina Hurricanes and Colorado Avalanche who were all vying for the services of the 29-year-old blueliner, according to Darren Dreger. Bogosian became a free agent […]

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