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AP source: Baseball players reject pitch clock…

A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press the players' association rejected Major League Baseball's proposal to institute 20-second pitch clocks and limits on mound visits

Kendrick, Nationals finalize $7 million, 2-year…

Outfielder Howie Kendrick and the Washington Nationals have finalized their $7 million, two-year contract

Mets finalize 1-year deal with 1B Adrian Gonzalez

Free agent first baseman Adrian Gonzalez and the New York Mets have finalized a one-year contract for the $545,000 major league minimum

Felipe Rivero finalizes $22M, 4-year deal with…

Hard-throwing reliever Felipe Rivero finalized a $22 million, four-year contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates, a deal that includes two club options and could be worth $41 million over six seasons

Despite doping scandals, Olympic fever grips…

Amid doping scandals, Russians are flocking to see a movie about Soviet glory on the Olympic basketball court 46 years ago

Slow market changed Bruce's outlook before return…

A slow free-agent market changed Jay Bruce's outlook a little bit before he returned to the New York Mets for a $39 million, three-year

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Andrew McCutchen eager for challenge of a tough…

Andrew McCutchen figures San Francisco's AT&T Park outfield is so big, playing right field will still make him feel like a center fielder all over again

Reliever Addison Reed, Twins finalize $16.75M…

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

Howie Kendrick and Nationals agree to $7M, 2-year…

The Nationals have agreed to a $7 million, two-year contract with outfielder Howie Kendrick, a deal subject to a successful physical

Hall of Fame ump Harvey, called 'God' by players…

Hall of Fame baseball umpire Doug Harvey has died

Ozuna excited to join playoff contender in St…

Marcell Ozuna wasn't surprised by trade from Marlins, was happy with his destination in St. Louis

Cole fire: Astros heat up hot stove by acquiring…

World Series champion Houston Astros acquire Gerrit Cole in 5-player trade with Pittsburgh Pirates

LiAngelo, LaMelo Ball scoreless in pro debut in…

LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball are scoreless in their regular-season pro debut in Lithuania

Josh Donaldson agrees to $23M, 1-year deal with…

Third baseman Josh Donaldson and the Toronto Blue Jays agreed to a $23 million contract, the largest one-year deal for an arbitration-eligible player, topping Bryce Harper's $21,625,000 salary this year with Washington

Orioles avoid arbitration with Machado, Britton…

The Baltimore Orioles have agreed to a $16 million contract with third baseman Manny Machado and a $12 million deal with injured closer Zach Britton, avoiding arbitration with both stars

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Bryant gets $10.85M, record for 1st arbitration…

Cubs slugger Kris Bryant agrees to $10.85 million, one-year deal, setting record for player eligible for arbitration for first time

AP sources: Mets, Bruce agree to $39M, 3-year deal

Two people familiar with the negotiations say free-agent outfielder Jay Bruce is set to return to the New York Mets after agreeing to a $39 million, three-year contract

Baseball agent fired after report he placed camera in shower

A baseball agent has been fired after an accusation he used a camera to surreptitiously record clients

Farm team: Minor league Yard Goats offering yoga with goats

Putting the farm in farm team, minor league Yard Goats offering yoga classes with real goats

Dodgers get Alexander in 3-team trade with White Sox, Royals

The NL champion Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired left-handed reliever Scott Alexander from Kansas City in a three-team trade that also includes the Chicago White Sox. The White Sox got veteran relievers Luis Avilan and Joakim Soria and cash