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Manfred gets 5-year term as commissioner
Praising the transition as quick and orderly, Bud Selig announced Thursday that baseball owners unanimously approved a five-year term for Rob Manfred, who will succeed the longtime commissioner early next year.
Pitcher's sex assault charges reinstated
A judge has reinstated a sexual assault case against pitcher Evan Reed, overturning a decision by another judge who found inconsistencies in the woman's story.
Giants think Sandoval will decide soon
Giants assistant general manager Bobby Evans says he has been given ''every indication'' Pablo Sandoval will give careful consideration to re-signing with the World Series champions.
Bucs 1B Davis designated for assignment
The Pirates have designated first baseman Ike Davis for assignment and have added pitcher Jameson Taillon to the 40-man roster.
KC gets Fuentes from Padres for Bartsch
The Kansas City Royals have acquired outfielder Reymond Fuentes from the San Diego Padres for left-hander Kyle Bartsch.
White Sox designate RHP Belisario
The Chicago White Sox have designated right-hander Ronald Belisario for assignment.
M's claim P Olmos off waivers from Miami
The Seattle Mariners claimed left-hander Edgar Olmos off waivers from Miami on Thursday and added three others to their 40-man roster.
Rangers trade OF Robertson to Angels
The Texas Rangers have traded outfielder Daniel Robertson to the Los Angeles Angels for a player to be named or cash.
Tigers claim RHP Zeid off waivers
The Detroit Tigers have claimed right-handed reliever Josh Zeid on waivers from the Houston Astros.
Rangers sign 4 to minor league deals
The Texas Rangers have selected the contracts of four top prospects from their minor league system to protect them from next month's winter meetings draft.
Heyward to Cards, Braves get Miller in 4-man deal
The Atlanta Braves have dealt outfielder Jason Heyward and reliever Jordan Walden to the St. Louis Cardinals for pitcher Shelby Miller and a minor-leaguer.
Tigers exercise C Avila's $5.4M option
Alex Avila's $5.4 million option for 2015 has been exercised by the Detroit Tigers.
Ryan Howard settles family legal battle
Phillies slugger Ryan Howard has settled a legal battle with his family over its management of his finances and business affairs.
Giants RHP Hudson likely done after 2015
San Francisco pitcher Tim Hudson says next season will probably be his last. Now, he won't leave without a World Series championship.
White Sox add LHP Duke for 3 years, $15M
The Chicago White Sox boosted their bullpen Tuesday, reaching agreement with left-hander Zach Duke on a $15 million, three-year contract.
- Trout named 2014 AL MVP
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