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January 16, 2018 - 8:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jay Bruce and the New York Mets have finalized a $39 million, three-year deal to bring his big bat back to Queens. The Mets announced Bruce's signing Tuesday night. They have scheduled a press conference for Wednesday morning. The 30-year-old Bruce had a career-high 36 home runs...
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January 16, 2018 - 7:31 pm
BASEBALL American League KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Named Gene Lamont special assistant to the general manager. NEW YORK YANKEES — Agree to terms with LHP Wade LeBlanc on a minor league contract. TEXAS RANGERS — Agreed to terms with RHP Deolis Guerra on a minor league contract. BASKETBALL National...
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FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2017, file photo, Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Addison Reed throws in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Cincinnati. The right-handed reliever and the Minnesota Twins finalized a $16.75 million, two-year contract over the weekend, putting another pitcher with closing experience in the back of the Twins’ bullpen. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
January 16, 2018 - 7:27 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Right-handed reliever Addison Reed and Minnesota have finalized a $16.75 million, two-year contract, putting another pitcher with closing experience in the back of the Twins' bullpen. The deal, agreed to over the weekend, was announced Monday and calls for salaries of $8.25...
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January 16, 2018 - 7:17 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former big league manager Gene Lamont has been hired as a special assistant to Royals general manager Dayton Moore, reuniting him with the organization where he spent nearly a decade coaching prospects. The Royals announced his hiring Tuesday. Lamont, who played parts of...
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2017, file photo, Pittsburgh Pirates' Andrew McCutchen watches his RBI-single off Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Sal Romano during the third inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh. The Giants acquired McCutchen from the Pirates for right-hander Kyle Crick, minor league outfielder Bryan Reynolds and $500,000 in international signing bonus allocation. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
January 16, 2018 - 6:38 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Andrew McCutchen figures San Francisco's AT&T Park outfield is so big, playing right field will make him feel like a center fielder all over again. Running catches, ricochets off the wall, tricky bounces and all. And if he can save his legs a little bit from the action in...
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Texas Rangers President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Jon Daniels addresses questions from reporters during a news conference at the team's ballpark, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
January 16, 2018 - 6:23 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Rangers general manager Jon Daniels anticipates adding depth to his rotation. It is still unlikely that pitcher will be a front-line starter. With former Texas ace Yu Darvish among several starting pitchers still available as free agents, Daniels said Tuesday that the team...
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January 16, 2018 - 5:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Left-hander Wade LeBlanc has agreed to a minor league contract with the New York Yankees and will report to major league spring training. The 33-year-old LeBlanc was 5-2 with a 4.50 ERA in 50 relief appearances last year for Pittsburgh, which declined his $1.25 million option for...
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January 16, 2018 - 3:52 pm
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Royals pitcher Danny Duffy has pleaded guilty to driving under the influence in a Kansas City suburb and has been placed on a year's probation. Sean Reilly, a spokesman for the city of Overland Park, Kansas, said Tuesday that Duffy entered the plea last week and will pay...
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January 16, 2018 - 9:31 am
NBA-SCHEDULE Warriors win again UNDATED (AP) — The Golden State Warriors have completed a two-game season sweep of the Cavaliers while running their road winning streak to 13 straight. Kevin Durant scored half of his 32 points in the third quarter as the Warriors earned a 118-108 comeback victory...
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