NEW YORK (AP) -- Several people familiar with the deal say Major League Baseball and its umpires have reached agreement on a five-year labor contract.
Posted: December 20, 2014, 5:47 am

Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Brian Wilson throws a pitch during the eighth inning of Game 3 of baseball's NL Division Series against the St. Louis Cardinals, Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Brian Wilson was released by the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night, three days after the heavily bearded reliever was designated for assignment.


Posted: December 20, 2014, 5:40 am

FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2014, file photo, San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Jake Peavy throws during the second inning in Game 2 of the National League baseball championship series against the St. Louis Cardinals in St. Louis. A person familiar with the negotiations says pitcher Jake Peavy has agreed to a $24 million, two-year contract to stay with the World Series champion San Francisco Giants. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, because the agreement had not yet been announced. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- When Jake Peavy joined the San Francisco Giants midseason, he brought an energy to the mound that added a new dimension to their rotation.


Posted: December 20, 2014, 5:37 am

Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks throws to first to get out Baltimore Orioles' Ryan Flaherty during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, in Baltimore. The Orioles won 7-2. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- In yet another move for the retooling Padres, San Diego obtained third baseman Will Middlebrooks from the Boston Red Sox for catcher Ryan Hanigan on Friday night.


Posted: December 20, 2014, 4:14 am
CHICAGO (AP) -- David Ross and the Chicago Cubs have agreed on a two-year contract worth $5 million, reuniting the catcher with frequent batterymate Jon Lester.
Posted: December 20, 2014, 3:29 am

Graphic shows 2014 major league team payrolls; 1c x 5 1/2 inches; 46.5 mm x 139 mm;

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Los Angeles Dodgers have ended the New York Yankees' 15-year streak as Major League Baseball's biggest spenders and owe more than $26.6 million in luxury tax.


Posted: December 20, 2014, 2:29 am

This is a 2014 file photo showing Justin Upton of the Atlanta Braves baseball team. A person with knowledge of the deal says the San Diego Padres have agreed to acquire slugger Justin Upton from the Atlanta Braves. The person, speaking on condition of anonymity Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, because the teams had not announced the deal, said the Braves will receive a group of prospects. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

ATLANTA (AP) -- With the focus firmly on the opening of their new stadium, the Atlanta Braves dealt away slugger Justin Upton and made it clear that contending next season is not their primary goal.


Posted: December 19, 2014, 11:57 pm

FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2014, file photo, New York Yankees' Martin Prado throws a kiss to fans after he hit a two-run home run off Chicago White Sox starting pitcher John Danks in the third inning of a baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York. The Yankees have acquired pitcher Nathan Eovaldi, outfielder Garrett Jones and minor league pitcher Domingo German from the Marlins for versatile Martin Prado and pitcher David Phelps, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek, File)

NEW YORK (AP) -- Looking for rotation help at a relatively low price, the New York Yankees acquired right-hander Nathan Eovaldi, outfielder Garrett Jones and minor league pitcher Domingo German from the Miami Marlins on Friday for versatile Martin Prado and righty David Phelps.


Posted: December 19, 2014, 11:47 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- The Los Angeles Angels have acquired second baseman Johnny Giavotella from the Kansas City Royals for minor league pitcher Brian Broderick.
Posted: December 19, 2014, 8:32 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- First baseman Corey Hart and the Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to a $2.5 million, one-year contract.
Posted: December 19, 2014, 8:30 pm

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