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Jose Canseco makes pitch for chief of staff job in tweet to Trump

NEW YORK -- Jose Canseco is ready to take a swing at politics.The former major league slugger has made his pitch for a big job at the White House, tweeting Wednesday to President Donald Trump: "u need a bash...

MLB — Winter meetings moves for all 30 teams

Every big league organization will be at the winter meetings in Las Vegas through the middle of Thursday, and proximity breeds transactions. The end of the meetings provides an artificial deadline. There isn't a team in baseball that doesn't...

Luis Valbuena, Jose Castillo killed in car crash in Venezuela

Former Major League Baseball players Luis Valbuena and Jose Castillo were killed in a car accident Thursday night, a spokesperson for their Venezuelan team, Cardenales de Lara, confirmed.Valbuena was 33. Castillo was 37.The crash occurred after Valbuena and Castillo...

Boston Red Sox accept invitation to visit White House

The Boston Red Sox have accepted an invitation to go to the White House, and manager Alex Cora, who has been critical of President Donald Trump's comments on Puerto Rico, says he will attend."I'm gonna use my platform the...

Billy Hamilton cut loose by Cincinnati Reds

CINCINNATI -- Speedy outfielder Billy Hamilton became a free agent when the Cincinnati Reds failed to offer a 2019 contract by Friday's deadline.Several intriguing players joined the ranks of free agency Friday, including Billy Hamilton and Jonathan Schoop. Which...

Curtis Granderson voted Man of the Year for 3rd time by players

12:08 AM ETAssociated Press FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintIRVING, Texas -- Free agent outfielder Curtis Granderson became the first three-time winner of the Marvin Miller Man of the Year, part of the players' association's Players Choice Awards.The 37-year-old Granderson, the winner in...

Japanese pitcher Yusei Kikuchi posted by Seibu Lions early December

TOKYO -- The Seibu Lions will begin the posting process for left-handed pitcher Yusei Kikuchi on Dec. 3 so that he can negotiate with teams in Major League Baseball.The posting period begins Dec. 5, and Kikuchi will have 30...

Shohei Ohtani of Los Angeles Angels reflects on his first MLB season

TOKYO -- Shohei Ohtani says it didn't take him long to realize he was competing at a much higher level during his first season in Major League Baseball.Ohtani returned to Japan and held a news conference Thursday at the...

MLB — How the Philadelphia Phillies can be smart spending stupid amounts of money

The Thanksgiving turkeys aren't in the oven yet and we already possess the most evergreen quote of baseball's winter, courtesy of Philadelphia Phillies owner John Middleton. No matter what happens with the team over the next year -- good...

Japan confident about 2020 Olympics after exhibition series win over MLB All-Stars

NAGOYA, Japan -- Coming off a strong showing against a team of Major League Baseball All-Stars, Japan manager Atsunori Inaba has every reason to be confident about his team's chances of winning a gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo...

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