Cuba's rightfielder Yasmany Tomas hits a three-run homer off Taiwan's pitcher Yang Yao-hsun in the fourth inning of their World Baseball Classic second round game at Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Saturday, March 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas is in the process of agreeing to a $68.5 million, six-year contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks, according to a person familiar with the negotiations.


Posted: November 27, 2014, 12:06 am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Major League Baseball's minimum salary is rising to $507,500 next year from $500,000.
Posted: November 26, 2014, 8:32 pm

FILE - This file artist rendering released Tuesday, May 27, 2014, by the Chicago Cubs shows a revised renovation plan for the right field bleachers at Wrigley Field in Chicago. WBBM-TV reports Wednesday, April 26, 2014 that renovation may be delayed due to November's cold weather. The concrete needed for the final stages may not be done in time for the April 5 home opener against St. Louis. (AP Photo/Courtesy of the Chicago Cubs)

CHICAGO (AP) -- The timeline may be off for the Chicago Cubs to have the Wrigley Field bleacher renovation done by opening day.


Posted: November 26, 2014, 7:52 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Reliever Ernesto Frieri and the Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to an $800,000, one-year contract.
Posted: November 26, 2014, 7:29 pm

Milwaukee Brewers right fielder Ryan Braun prepares to take the field for a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. The Pirates won 4-2. (AP Photo/Gene Puskar)

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- As drivers pulled up in their cars to drop off canned goods at Miller Park, Ryan Braun collected the Thanksgiving donations and offered a warm handshake with his gloved right hand.


Posted: November 26, 2014, 5:26 pm

Newly acquired Boston Red Sox free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval smiles as he responds to a reporter's question after being introduced to the media at Fenway Park Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in Boston. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

BOSTON (AP) -- Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez spent the last two seasons as NL West rivals. Now they're teammates in Boston, the result of a $183 million spending spree the Red Sox are hoping will lift them out of the AL East cellar.


Posted: November 26, 2014, 12:33 am
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Rangers ace Yu Darvish has been cleared to start his offseason throwing program.
Posted: November 26, 2014, 12:17 am

Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Jon Lester throws during the first inning of the AL wild-card playoff baseball game against the Kansas City Royals Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A person with knowledge of the arrangements says free agent left-hander Jon Lester has plans to meet with the San Francisco Giants next week.


Posted: November 25, 2014, 9:07 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Reds hired former Arizona general manager Kevin Towers as a special assistant for player personnel on Tuesday.
Posted: November 25, 2014, 8:49 pm

New York Yankees left fielder Chris Young plays an RBI double by Boston Red Sox's Garin Cecchini off the Green Monster scoreboard during the second inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

BOSTON (AP) -- Boston's teams are having a bad month on social media. The latest gaffe: an innocuous, but ill-timed, tweet that the Red Sox rushed to delete.


Posted: November 25, 2014, 8:45 pm

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