AP sources: NLCS, Series star Kendrick, Nats…

Two people with knowledge of the negotiations tell The Associated Press that postseason star Howie Kendrick and the World Series champion Washington Nationals agreed to a one-year contract worth $6

Cashman rappels building, gets fan message on Cole

Yankees GM Brian Cashman rappels building in Connecticut, gets fan message on Gerrit Cole

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AP Source: Twins, Pineda agree to 2-year, $20M…

The Minnesota Twins and starting pitcher Michael Pineda have agreed to a two-year, $20 million contract, according to a person familiar with the negotiations

Reds, Moustakas complete $64 million, 4-year deal

The Reds have completed a $64 million, four-year deal with former second baseman Mike Moustakas

Cubs cut Russell year after domestic violence ban

The Chicago Cubs did not offer a 2020 contract to shortstop Addison Russell, making the 2016 All-Star a free agent one year after he was suspended for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy.

Manfred meets with Bernie Sanders over minor…

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has met with baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred to discuss MLB’s proposal to that would drop 42 minor league teams from their leagues after the 2020 season

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Padres acquire switch-hitting infielder Profar…

Switch-hitting second baseman Jurickson Profar has been acquired by the San Diego Padres from the Oakland Athletics for catcher Austin Allen and a player to be named

Governor warns of harm from changes to minor league baseball

Pennsylvania’s governor wants Major League Baseball to rethink a restructuring plan that would affect three minor league teams in his state

Exemptions for ADHD drugs in MLB drop to lowest in decade

Exemptions for ADHD drugs in MLB drop to lowest since sport started issuing annual reports in 2008

Mike Piazza taking cues from Tommy Lasorda for…

Mike Piazza is presented as the manager of Italy’s national baseball team

Padres sign Pomeranz, get Davies, Grisham from…

The rebuilding San Diego Padres rewarded free agent Drew Pomeranz for two strong months in Milwaukee’s bullpen and addressed two big needs by acquiring right-handed starter Zach Davies and lefty outfielder Trent Grisham from the Brewers

Pirates hire Twins bench coach Derek Shelton…

Derek Shelton has been hired as manager for the Pittsburgh Pirates after spending the last two seasons as bench coach for the Minnesota Twins

Minor league cities fighting back against contraction plan

Major League Baseball is getting pushback from municipal leaders and Congress over its plan to contract the minor leagues

Sherman takes over as Kansas City Royals…

The Kansas City Royals officially have changed hands from David Glass to an ownership group led by John Sherman and that includes actor Eric Stonestreet and a number of local businessmen

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Mariners give prospect Evan White $24M, 6-year…

The Seattle Mariners finalized a $24 million, six-year contract with first baseman Evan White, an unusually large deal for a player who hasn’t appeared in a game above Double-A