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Rays finalizing deal with Japanese OF Tsutsugo

Mark Didtler  |  Updated Dec 13th - 6:42pm

The Tampa Bay Rays are working to finalize a two-year contract worth about $12 million with Japanese slugger Yoshitomo Tsutsugo, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.

Former Padres, Giants manager Bochy to manage French team

Janie McCauley  |  Posted Dec 12th - 6:32pm

Bruce Bochy isn't quite done managing after all.

MLB, union agree to testing for opioids after Skaggs' death

Ronald Blum  |  Updated Dec 12th - 1:53pm

Major League Baseball will start testing for opioids and cocaine, but only players who do not cooperate with their treatment plans will be subject to discipline.

MLB's winter meetings turned into the Scott Boras show

Ronald Blum  |  Posted Dec 12th - 1:32pm

A mostly dreary winter meetings lacking spectacular swaps will be remembered as the Scott Boras show.

AP source: Porcello, Mets agree to $10 million, 1-year deal

Ronald Blum  |  Updated Dec 12th - 12:25pm

Former AL Cy Young Award winner Rick Porcello and the New York Mets have agreed to a $10 million, one-year contract, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press.

With extra roster spot, teams test options at Rule 5 draft

Jake Seiner  |  Posted Dec 12th - 11:48am

Major league teams are getting an extra roster spot in 2020, and clubs went fishing for options at the Rule 5 draft Thursday.

AP Source: Angels, Anthony Rendon reach $245M, 7-year deal

Ronald Blum  |  Updated Dec 12th - 1:38am

Third baseman Anthony Rendon and the Los Angeles Angels agreed to a $245 million, seven-year contract Wednesday, a person with direct knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press.

Rendon follows Strasburg, Cole to free agent riches

Ronald Blum  |  Updated Dec 11th - 10:11pm

Anthony Rendon is joining the Los Angeles Angels, quickly following mega-deals for Gerrit Cole and Stephen Strasburg in a trifecta of nine-figure contracts for agent Scott Boras at a wild winter meetings.

Yankees harpoon Cole, Cashman's `white whale,' on 3rd try

Ronald Blum  |  Posted Dec 11th - 9:25pm

Meeting with Gerrit Cole and the pitcher's wife for the first time last week at the Fashion Island Hotel in Newport Beach, Brian Cashman tossed out a literary reference that prompted laughter.

AP source: Anthony Rendon and Los Angeles Angels agree to $245 million, seven-year contract

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 8:45pm

AP source: Anthony Rendon and Los Angeles Angels agree to $245 million, seven-year contract.

Update on the latest in sports:

The Associated Press  |  Updated Dec 11th - 8:40pm

Kawhi (kah-WY’) Leonard was greeted by a very appreciative fan base as he played his first game in Toronto since signing a free-agent contract with the Los Angeles Clippers over the summer.

Update on the latest sports

The Associated Press  |  Updated Dec 11th - 4:17pm

The New York Yankees have landed the biggest prize of the free agent market. A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that the Yankees are adding Gerrit Cole to their rotation with a record $324 million, nine-year contract. The deal tops the $245 million, seven-year contract Stephen Strasburg finalized on Monday to remain with the World Series champion Washington Nationals.

Raiders leaving Coliseum where every Sunday was Halloween

Josh Dubow  |  Posted Dec 11th - 3:41pm

Let the outsiders mock the dirt infield, flooding locker rooms and antiquated facilities.

Astros probe widens to almost 60 witnesses, 76,000 emails

Ronald Blum  |  Updated Dec 11th - 3:11pm

Major League Baseball has interviewed almost 60 people and obtained tens of thousands of electronic messages in its investigation into allegations the Houston Astros broke rules by using a television camera to steal signs.

Study: Inconsistent seams, player behavior behind HR uptick

Jake Seiner  |  Updated Dec 11th - 12:07pm

The baseballs weren't juiced during a record-setting 2019 regular season, according to a study commissioned by Major League Baseball.

Update on the latest sports

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 9:27am

The New York Yankees have landed the biggest prize of the free agent market. A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that the Yankees are adding Gerrit Cole to their rotation with a record $324 million, nine-year contract. The deal tops the $245 million, seven-year contract Stephen Strasburg finalized on Monday to remain with the World Series champion Washington Nationals.

Cole mine: Gerrit, Yankees strike record $324M, 9-year deal

Ronald Blum  |  Updated Dec 11th - 8:51am

Gerrit Cole quickly ended Stephen Strasburg's tenure as baseball's highest-paid pitcher.

AP source: Yanks land Cole in record $324M, 9-year deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 8:11am

The New York Yankees have landed the biggest prize of the free agent market. A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that the Yankees are adding Gerrit Cole to their rotation with a record $324 million, nine-year contract. The deal tops the $245 million, seven-year contract Stephen Strasburg finalized on Monday to remain with the World Series champion Washington Nationals. And its $36 million average is a record for any player.

Balkovec looks forward to breaking barrier as hitting coach

Ronald Blum  |  Posted Dec 11th - 3:12am

Rachel Balkovec wants to be a hit with the New York Yankees — and the way to do that is to help their minor leaguers get more hits.