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AP sources: Umpires, MLB reach 5-year agreement (Yahoo Sports)

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 on 20 December 2014 @ 5:47 am

Dodgers release Brian Wilson, eat nearly $10 mill (Yahoo Sports)

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 on 20 December 2014 @ 5:40 am

AP sources: Peavy, Giants agree to 2-year deal (Yahoo Sports)

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 on 20 December 2014 @ 5:37 am

Padres obtain Middlebrooks from Red Sox (Yahoo Sports)

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 on 20 December 2014 @ 4:14 am

Cubs and catcher David Ross reach 2-year deal (Yahoo Sports)

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 on 20 December 2014 @ 3:29 am

APNewsBreak: Dodgers end Yanks’ payroll streak, owe most tax (Yahoo Sports)

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 on 20 December 2014 @ 2:29 am

Padres to acquire OF Justin Upton from rebuilding Braves (Yahoo Sports)

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 on 19 December 2014 @ 11:57 pm

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