AP - stats.sportsml.headlines.baseball.mlb http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - stats.sportsml.headlines.baseball.mlb News Mon, 29 Dec 2014 04:32:01 -0500 Cubs SS Castro questioned in shooting Sat, 27 Dec 2014 15:32:00 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/mlb/2014/12/27/Dominican.Republic-Starlin.Castro/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_mlb_Dominican.Republic-Starlin.Castro c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:5cf3 Authorities in the Dominican Republic questioned Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro after a nightclub shooting Saturday morning in which several people were injured. Reports: RHP Kuroda headed back to Japan Fri, 26 Dec 2014 22:50:42 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/mlb/2014/12/27/Yankees-Kuroda/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_mlb_Yankees-Kuroda c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:5b40 Japanese media report free-agent right-hander Hiroki Kuroda will return to Japan in 2015 to pitch for his first team, the Hiroshima Toyo Carp. Nats, Uggla agree on minor league deal Fri, 26 Dec 2014 16:01:43 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/mlb/2014/12/26/Nationals-Uggla/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_mlb_Nationals-Uggla c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:5911 The Washington Nationals have agreed to terms with second baseman Dan Uggla for a minor league deal with an invitation to major league spring training. Average salary up 12.78 percent to $3.8M Tue, 23 Dec 2014 18:41:59 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/mlb/2014/12/26/Salaries/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_mlb_Salaries c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:5a0e Major League Baseball's average salary shot up to more than $3.8 million this year following the steepest rise in more than a decade, putting big leaguers on track to top the $4 million barrier for the first time in 2015. Walden, Cards agree to $6.6M for 2 years Tue, 23 Dec 2014 14:11:50 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/mlb/2014/12/26/Cardinals-Walden/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_mlb_Cardinals-Walden c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:596d Reliever Jordan Walden and the St. Louis Cardinals have agreed to a $6.6 million, two-year contract that avoided salary arbitration. Mazzilli's son gets 50-game drug ban Tue, 23 Dec 2014 15:25:35 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/mlb/2014/12/26/Mets-LJ.Mazzilli.Suspended/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_mlb_Mets-LJ.Mazzilli.Suspended c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:596e The Mets' L.J. Mazzilli, a son of former major league All-Star and manager Lee Mazzilli, was suspended for 50 games Tuesday under baseball's minor league drug program following a second positive drug test. Braves, RHP Grilli agree on 2-year deal Tue, 23 Dec 2014 22:08:45 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/mlb/2014/12/27/Braves-Grilli/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_mlb_Braves-Grilli c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:5b41 A person with direct knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press the Atlanta Braves and veteran reliever Jason Grilli have agreed to a two-year contract. Marlins claim ex-Yankees RHP Claiborne Tue, 23 Dec 2014 17:17:39 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/mlb/2014/12/26/Marlins-Claiborne/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_mlb_Marlins-Claiborne c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:5a49 The Miami Marlins have claimed reliever Preston Claiborne off waivers from the New York Yankees. Cubs announce Ross deal, claim Kickham Tue, 23 Dec 2014 17:23:44 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/mlb/2014/12/26/Cubs.Moves/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_mlb_Cubs.Moves c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:5a0f Catcher David Ross has agreed to a $5 million, two-year contract with the Chicago Cubs, reuniting him with batterymate Jon Lester. Orioles claim C Lavarnway from Cubs Tue, 23 Dec 2014 20:53:46 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/mlb/2014/12/27/Orioles-Lavarnway/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_mlb_Orioles-Lavarnway c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:5ad5 The Baltimore Orioles have claimed catcher Ryan Lavarnway off waivers from the Chicago Cubs.