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  • A's get Ben Zobrist, Yunel Escobar from Rays

    OAKLAND, Calif. The roster roadblocks that were in the A's way have been cleared out with Saturday's trade of catcher/DH John Jaso to the Tampa Bay Rays for outfielder/second baseman Ben Zobrist and shortstop Yunel Escobar. The deal, which also cost...
  • Trades for hitters could highlight baseball's winter meetings

    Trades for hitters could highlight baseball's winter meetings
    Baseball's annual rumor fest is upon us. The winter meetings start Monday in San Diego, and what traditionally deteriorates into a week of overblown analysis of overblown hype might actually amount to something big. One reason: teams looking for offense...
  • Baseball deals: Yoenis Cespedes goes to Tigers for Rick Porcello

    Baseball deals: Yoenis Cespedes goes to Tigers for Rick Porcello
    Less than five months after acquiring Yoenis Cespedes as part of a big deadline deal, the Boston Red Sox traded the slugging outfielder to help bolster their rotation. The Detroit Tigers were happy to take him. Boston sent Cespedes to the Tigers on...
  • Royals fill potential rotation hole with Volquez

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Kansas City Royals - INSIDE PITCH Securing a rotation replacement in anticipation of right-hander James Shields' likely exit, the Kansas City Royals signed free agent right-hander Edinson Volquez on Dec. 29. The...
  • Royals whomp Giants 10-0 to force World Series Game 7

    Royals whomp Giants 10-0 to force World Series Game 7
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Mike Moustakas smoked a double inside the right-field line, opening the flood gates. Nori Aoki slapped a single through the left side, Lorenzo Cain dropped a bloop single into center and Eric Hosmer bounced a double over a drawn-in...
  • World Series Game 6: A Royal Beating

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The San Francisco Giants lost. They lost a game, and with it they lost the chance to clinch their third World Series championship in five years. Losses happen. But the way the Giants lost, collapsing in one inning and losing...
  • Royals force Game 7 with 10-0 win over Giants

    Royals force Game 7 with 10-0 win over Giants
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Mike Moustakas smoked a double inside the right-field line, opening the flood gates. Nori Aoki slapped a single through the left side, Lorenzo Cain dropped a bloop hit into center and Eric Hosmer bounced a double over a drawn-in...
  • Giants Are World Series Champions

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – They made a mockery out of the home-field advantage. They finished six games out of first place. Their best player was missing in action during the World Series. Yeah, all that and $8 will get you a bunch of garlic fries at AT&...
  • Red Sox Re-sign Uehara To Two-Year Deal

    The Red Sox re-signed right hander Koji Uehara to a two-year contract on Thursday. The deal was reported by WEEI.com to be worth $18 million. The 39-year-old reliever finished the 2014 season with 26 saves and a 2.52 ERA with eight walks and 80...
  • Royals, and Kansas City, in no hurry to let season slide away

    Royals, and Kansas City, in no hurry to let season slide away
    It was an impulsive, almost whimsical decision, the kind college students make all the time. And so it was that Dayton Moore and his college buddy decided to pull off the freeway, head to the ballpark, and try to score a couple tickets for Game 7 of the...
  • Royals DH Butler becomes free agent

    Royals DH Butler becomes free agent
    Kansas City Royals designated hitter Billy Butler is a free agent after the team declined its $12.5 million option for next year. Butler will receive a $1 million buyout. Butler, 28, has spent his entire professional career with the Royals but the team'...