There was probably a time when the New York Yankees actually believed they would try to stay under the $189 million luxury tax threshold for the 2014 season.
LOS ANGELES _ The Dodgers' bench figures to have a new look next season.
ANAHEIM, Calif._Mark Trumbo may be the most valuable trade chip the Angels have to play in their pursuit of starting pitching, but heading into next week's winter meetings in Orlando, Fla., that chip remains firmly in General Manager Jerry Dipoto's pocket, where it will probably stay.
LOS ANGELES-The Los Angeles Dodgers are moving toward a new contract with pitcher Brian Wilson but still don't have an official agreement with the bearded right-hander, according to people familiar with the situation who spoke anonymously because the deal is not complete.
The Colorado Rockies have reportedly signed free agent first baseman Justin Morneau to a two-year deal.
Jim Johnson has never pitched for a big league team other than the Orioles, and when the week began, he had no reason to think that was about to change.
The Philadelphia Phillies traded catcher Erik Kratz and left-hander Rob Rasmussen to the Toronto Blue Jays for righty Brad Lincoln on Tuesday night.
A person familiar with the negotiations says the New York Yankees were working toward an agreement with outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury on a seven-year contract worth about $153 million.
The Philadelphia Phillies acquired reliever Brad Lincoln from the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday in exchange for backup catcher Erik Kratz and pitching prospect Rob Rasmussen.
The details of the contract that Ricky Nolasco signed Tuesday have been reported incorrectly, the Twins' newest player insists. Sure, he is guaranteed $49 million over four years, but "the way I look at it is, it's a five-year contract."
The New York Yankees are about to steal away a rival player and two-time World Series champion.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Royals' push to reacquire free-agent outfielder Carlos Beltran accelerated Tuesday in face-to-face meetings and negotiations at Kauffman Stadium.
The Minnesota Twins have signed pitcher Ricky Nolasco to a four-year contract with a club option that could vest in 2018. He will earn a guaranteed $12 million salary in each year of the pact.
Jon Daniels respectfully declined to use the term "extra outfielder" Tuesday afternoon in recalling the contributions that Craig Gentry made for the Texas Rangers the past few seasons off the bench.
Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia is going from the World Series champions to a team that lost 100 games.
The 24 free agents who have signed, with name, position, former club if different, and contract. The contract information was obtained by The Associated Press from player and management sources. For players with minor league contracts, letter agreements for major league contracts are in parentheses:
The 144 remaining free agents:
Jarrod Saltalamacchia is taking a dramatic plunge, going from the World Series champion Boston Red Sox to the last-place Marlins. But he'll be receiving a thick wad of cash to soften the landing.
Detroit Lions linebacker Travis Lewis has been suspended four games for violating the league's policy on performance enhancing drugs, the NFL announced Tuesday.
There will be no furrowed brows nor gaping mouths regarding the Detroit Tigers' second significant move in the last 24 hours.
The Seattle Mariners have hired former catcher Dan Wilson as the roving minor league catching coordinator for the organization.
The Houston Astros on Tuesday acquired outfielder Dexter Fowler and a player to be named later from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for outfielder Brandon Barnes and pitcher Jordan Lyles.
The Chicago Cubs have hired 2002 AL Rookie of the Year Eric Hinske as their first base coach.
Dexter Fowler is looking forward to a new beginning with the rebuilding Houston Astros while also dealing with what he calls a bittersweet ending to his time with the Colorado Rockies.
Keeping active in the trade market, the Oakland Athletics acquired right-handed reliever Luke Gregerson from the San Diego Padres for outfielder Seth Smith.
Former All-Star Tony Clark, who has been leading the MLB players' union since executive director Michael Weiner died last month, has been appointed to take over for good.