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Yankees may not give A-Rod $6M HR bonus
The New York Yankees are thinking about not making a $6 million payment to Alex Rodriguez if he hits six home runs and ties Willie Mays at 660 for fourth place on the career list.
Reds, C Mesoraco agree to 4 years, $28M
All-Star catcher Devin Mesoraco agreed to a $28 million, four-year contract on Monday, leaving the Cincinnati Reds with two players in salary arbitration.
O's give Norris $8.8M, Flaherty $1.075M
Right-hander Bud Norris has agreed to an $8.8 million, one-year contract with Baltimore, and infielder Ryan Flaherty settled with the Orioles on a one-year deal for $1,075,000.
Beeston to remain Jays prez through 2015
The Blue Jays say Paul Beeston will remain as team president through the end of this season.
Tigers, Alburquerque reach 1-year deal
Relief pitcher Al Alburquerque and the Detroit Tigers have agreed to a one-year contract for $1,725,000.
Ottavino, Rockies agree on $1.3M deal
Reliever Adam Ottavino and the Colorado Rockies have agreed to a $1.3 million, one-year contract that avoided arbitration.
LHP Santana to miss Venezuelan finals
Two-time AL Cy Young Award winner Johan Santana won't pitch during the rest of the Venezuelan Winter League season because of stiffness in his pitching shoulder.
Chavez, Gutierrez get M's minors deals
Outfielders Endy Chavez and Franklin Gutierrez have agreed to minor league contracts with the Seattle Mariners and will report to big league training.
Issues already piling up for Manfred
Rob Manfred knows he'll get pounded now that he's baseball commissioner - his name is printed in blue script on the sweet spot between the seams of every big league ball.
Banks' visitation, memorial service set
The Chicago Cubs say a public visitation and memorial service for Hall of Fame slugger Ernie Banks will be held Friday and Saturday in the city.
Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks dies at 83
Hall of Fame slugger Ernie Banks, the two-time MVP who never lost his boundless enthusiasm for baseball despite years of playing on losing Chicago Cubs teams, died Friday night. He was 83.
Ichiro, Marlins agree to 1-year deal
Ichiro Suzuki has decided to play for the Miami Marlins.
Selig expresses no regrets on final day
Bud Selig began his 8,173rd and final day in charge of baseball by waking up in a Manhattan hotel, having breakfast and working out. After nearly 22 1/2 years that began with unprecedented labor unrest, unfolded with rapid innovation and ended with unparalleled prosperity, he predicted a future filed with more transformation, perhaps with expansion to other countries.
HOF slugger Banks, 'Mr. Cub,' dies at 83
Even as the Chicago Cubs lost one game after another, Ernie Banks never lost hope.
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