• Ex-manager Lamont joins KC front office

    Ex-manager Lamont joins KC front office

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Former big league manager Gene Lamont has been hired as a special assistant to Royals general manager Dayton Moore, reuniting him with the organization where he spent nearly a decade coaching prospects.

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  • Texas unlikely to add front-line starter
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    Texas unlikely to add front-line starter

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Rangers general manager Jon Daniels anticipates adding depth to his rotation. It is still unlikely that pitcher will be a front-line starter.

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  • Bucs make tough choice on McCutchen deal
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    Bucs make tough choice on McCutchen deal

    PITTSBURGH (AP) Andrew McCutchen didn't run from the challenge in Pittsburgh, he embraced it. A rising star on a franchise mired in two decades of losing, McCutchen bet on the Pirates in the spring of 2012 by signing a six-year contract, gambling that he could become one of the game's best while helping the city reconnect with a team it had long since abandoned.

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  • Giants acquire McCutchen from Pirates
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    Giants acquire McCutchen from Pirates

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The Giants acquired Andrew McCutchen from the Pittsburgh Pirates for right-hander Kyle Crick, minor league outfielder Bryan Reynolds and $500,000 in international signing bonus allocation.

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  • Morneau to make retirement official
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    Morneau to make retirement official

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Justin Morneau, the 2006 AL MVP and Minnesota Twins first baseman whose career was derailed by concussion symptoms, is retiring after 1,603 hits and 247 home runs in 14 major league seasons.

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  • Kendrick, Nats agree to $7M over 2 years
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    Kendrick, Nats agree to $7M over 2 years

    WASHINGTON (AP) The Nationals have agreed to a $7 million, two-year contract with outfielder Howie Kendrick, a deal subject to a successful physical.

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  • Blue Jays to extend protective netting

    Blue Jays to extend protective netting

    TORONTO (AP) The Blue Jays will extend the protective netting at Rogers Centre to the outfield end of each dugout this season and increase the height of netting behind home plate by approximately 10 feet to 28 feet.

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  • Padres' Hand gets $1.75M signing bonus

    Padres' Hand gets $1.75M signing bonus

    SAN DIEGO (AP) All-Star closer Brad Hand's $19.75 million, three-year contract with the San Diego Padres includes a $1.75 million signing bonus.

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  • Hall of Fame umpire Harvey dies at 87

    Hall of Fame umpire Harvey dies at 87

    VISALIA, Calif. (AP) Doug Harvey, one of 10 umpires enshrined in the baseball Hall of Fame, has died. He was 87.

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  • Ozuna excited to join contender in Cards
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    Ozuna excited to join contender in Cards

    ST. LOUIS (AP) Marcell Ozuna knew he was likely to be traded when the Miami Marlins began their salary purge during the offseason, and he paid special attention to the rumors about where he might play this year.

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  • Astros acquire RHP Cole from Pirates
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    Astros acquire RHP Cole from Pirates

    HOUSTON (AP) The World Series champion Houston Astros have boosted their rotation with another big arm, acquiring Gerrit Cole from the Pittsburgh Pirates in a five-player trade.

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