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Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:04:28 PST
Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols had surgery on his right foot Friday, possibly sidelining him past opening day. Angels general manager Billy Eppler said Pujols had the procedure Friday in North Carolina to release his plantar fascia, the ligament connecting the heel to the toes. The three-time NL MVP was bothered by plantar fasciitis repeatedly during the season, but played through the pain in arguably the strongest year of his half-decade with the Angels.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:43:08 PST
Baseball players and owners had a deal to expand active rosters from 25 to 26 players for most of the season, but the union backed away in the final stages of collective bargaining. Union head Tony Clark characterized the talks differently and said the parties may revisit the topic during the five-year contract they agreed to Wednesday.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:33:42 PSTWASHINGTON (AP) -- The Washington Nationals have reacquired catcher Derek Norris from the San Diego Padres for minor league right-hander Pedro Avila.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:37:55 PSTThe Oakland Athletics will be phased out of revenue sharing in the coming years as part of baseball's new labor deal, and that puts even more urgency on the small-budget franchise's plan to find the right spot soon to build a new, privately funded ballpark. The A's revenue-sharing funds will be cut to 75 percent next year, 50 percent in 2018, 25 percent in 2019 and then phased out as part of the five-year agreement reached Wednesday and formally announced Friday. ''We are very excited that there is an agreement on a new CBA.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:43:09 PSTMajor League Baseball is increasing penalties for using banned stimulants and is adding more random drug tests. The suspension for a second stimulant violation goes up from 25 to 50 games under a change to the sport's drug agreement announced Friday by the commissioner's office and players' association. Baseball conducted 8,281 drug tests - 6,634 urine and 1,647 blood - in the year ending with this season's World Series, an increase from 8,158 in the year ending with the 2015 Series and 7,929 during the year ending with the 2014 Series.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:45:15 PSTCHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago White Sox have agreed to a $3 million, one-year contract with outfielder Avisail Garcia and a $3.5-million, one-year deal with second baseman Brett Lawrie.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:02:06 PSTOAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The Oakland Athletics have agreed to a $4 million, one-year contract with first baseman Yonder Alonso to avoid salary arbitration.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:55:48 PSTCHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs have agreed to a one-year deal with left-hander Brian Duensing.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:32:39 PSTNEW YORK (AP) -- Catcher Rene Rivera and the New York Mets have agreed to a $1.75 million, one-year contract, a raise of $50,000.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:15:48 PSTWASHINGTON (AP) -- The Washington Nationals did not tender a contract to outfielder Ben Revere before Friday's deadline, making him a free agent.