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  • Report: Lester's deal includes record signing bonus

    The Sports Xchange Report: Lester's deal includes record signing bonus When Jon Lester agreed to a seven-year, $155 million contract with the Chicago Cubs last week, it included a major-league record $30 million signing bonus, the Associated Press...
  • PRESS BOX: Auburn football player killed

    The Sports Xchange PRESS BOX: Auburn football player killed Auburn freshman Jakell Mitchell was shot and killed at an apartment complex near the school Sunday morning. Markale Deandra Hart, 22, of Camp Hill, Ala., was taken into custody Sunday and...
  • White Sox continue spending spree, agree to deal with Melky Cabrera

    White Sox continue spending spree, agree to deal with Melky Cabrera
    The Chicago White Sox's stealth pursuit of free agent Melky Cabrera paid off late Saturday when the former Blue Jays outfielder agreed to a three-year deal. MLB.com confirmed the 30-year-old Cabrera agreed to a deal worth an estimated $42 million to 43....
  • Dodgers don't plan to start Carl Crawford in the outfield

    Dodgers don't plan to start Carl Crawford in the outfield
    After 13 months of debate and discussion about how to fit four starting outfielders into three spots, the Dodgers finally have an answer. Yasiel Puig plays right field, Andre Ethier center, Matt Kemp left. Carl Crawford? Left out. The Dodgers flew...
  • Angels release pitcher Joe Blanton, swallow his $8.5-million contract

    PHOENIX — Angels fans won't have Joe Blanton to kick around anymore. The Angels released the struggling and oft-criticized right-hander on Wednesday and ate the remaining $8.5 million on his contract, a move that was probably more difficult for...
  • With 5-3 win over Yankees, Orioles show their ability to bounce back

    With 5-3 win over Yankees, Orioles show their ability to bounce back
    NEW YORK – Less than two weeks into the season, the Orioles' ability to bounce back from difficult defeats has already been tested. Friday night's was a hard one to swallow — a game lost on a dropped fly ball that plated three runs and a...
  • Josh Hamilton's season-long slump has the Angels concerned

    Josh Hamilton's season-long slump has the Angels concerned
    CLEVELAND — At least with Albert Pujols the Angels can point to the excruciating pain he felt in his left heel, which finally gave out on July 26, and a sore right knee as tangible reasons for his career-low average and on-base and slugging...
  • Derek Jeter makes successful return to Yankees

    Derek Jeter makes successful return to Yankees
    Derek Jeter delivered a single on the first pitch he saw in his season debut with the New York Yankees, helping the club rally for an 8-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Thursday afternoon in the Bronx. Jeter, who missed eight months after...
  • Jim Johnson blows sixth save of the year in loss to the Yankees

    Jim Johnson blows sixth save of the year in loss to the Yankees
    NEW YORK – There is a way to crunch the numbers so that Jim Johnson’s 2013 season looks palatable. The Orioles closer is still leading the majors with 29 saves. He has made 43 appearances in the first half – tied for fourth most in all...
  • Nate McLouth's homer breaks tie, helps the Orioles beat the Yankees 4-3

    Nate McLouth's homer breaks tie, helps the Orioles beat the Yankees 4-3
    From the moment the ball made contact with Nate McLouth's bat and sailed toward the right-field foul pole of Camden Yards, McLouth's mind raced back to last October. The Orioles left fielder couldn't help but think back to the Orioles' final game of...
  • Our Laguna: Rooting for the home team

    Our Laguna: Rooting for the home team
    I don't care what the calendar says, if teams are playing baseball in Arizona, spring has sprung. In fact it was more like summer last week when my sister-in-law, Patsy Hadlich, and I made our annual trip to the Cactus League games, with her son, Jeff,...