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Nov 4, 2017

Huskies' Pettis breaks NCAA mark for punt return TDs with 9

SEATTLE (AP) - Washington's Dante Pettis broke the NCAA record for punt returns for touchdowns with nine, after taking a punt back 64 yards for a score in the second quarter against Oregon on Saturday. Pettis touchdown return gave the 12th-ranked Huskies a 10-3 lead. Pettis caught the line ...
Nov 3, 2017

Angels decline 2018 options on Huston Street, Ricky Nolasco

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - The Los Angeles Angels have declined their contract options for next season on former closer Huston Street and right-hander Ricky Nolasco. The Angels also announced Friday that outfielders Eric Young Jr. and Shane Robinson have elected to become free agents. Street spent the past 3 1/2 ...
Nov 3, 2017

Tanaka stays with Yankees; Indians keep Brantley

NEW YORK (AP) - Scratch Masahiro Tanaka off the list of potential free-agent pitchers. Tanaka said Friday he will stay with the New York Yankees and not exercise the right to opt out of the remaining three seasons of his contract. "It was a simple decision for me as I ...
Nov 3, 2017

Mets keep Asdrubal Cabrera for $8.25M, Jerry Blevins for $7M

NEW YORK (AP) - The Mets exercised an $8.25 million option on infielder Asdrubal Cabrera and a $7 million option of left-hander Jerry Blevins, preventing them from becoming free agents. Caberea, two weeks shy of his 32nd birthday, played shortstop for the Mets in 2016 and the start of 2017, ...
Nov 3, 2017

Longtime St. Louis radio fixture Bill Wilkerson dies

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Bill Wilkerson, a fixture on St. Louis radio for four decades, has died. KMOX Radio reports that Wilkerson died Friday after a brief, undisclosed illness. He was 72. Wilkerson was on Total Information AM on KMOX for many years, and did football play-by-play for the ...
Nov 3, 2017

Options: Indians keep Brantley for $11.5M, Tomlin for $3M

CLEVELAND (AP) - The Indians exercised an $11.5 million option on outfielder Michael Brantley and a $3 million option on right-hander Josh Tomlin. The 30-year-old Brantley hit .299 with nine homers and 52 RBIs in 90 games, his second straight injury shortened season. He went on the disabled list twice ...
Nov 3, 2017

Pirates exercise $14.75M option on OF Andrew McCutchen

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Pirates have exercised their $14.75 million option on star outfielder Andrew McCutchen. The 31-year-old, a five-time All-Star and the 2013 NL Most Valuable Player, signed a $51.5 million, six-year deal in 2012 that included the option, which had a $1 million buyout attached. McCutchen hit ...
Nov 3, 2017

Marlins decline Ichiro Suzuki's $2 million club option

MIAMI (AP) - Derek Jeter's first major roster move with the Miami Marlins was to part with former teammate Ichiro Suzuki. The Marlins declined Suzuki's $2 million club option, making him a free agent. Suzuki gets a $500,000 buyout. Jeter, whose ownership group took over a month ago, played with ...
Nov 3, 2017

World Series champion Astros hold off on White House talk

HOUSTON (AP) - The World Series champion Houston Astros have not made the decision yet on whether they will visit the White House to meet with President Donald Trump if an invitation is extended. "We just won the first world championship in Houston Astros history," Astros manager A.J. Hinch said ...
Nov 3, 2017

Kevin Reese promoted by Yankees, heads player development

NEW YORK (AP) - Kevin Reese has been promoted by the New York Yankees to senior director of player development, replacing Gary Denbo, who left last month to join the Miami Marlins. The 39-year-old Reese played 12 games for the Yankees in 2005-06. He was a professional scout from 2008-14, ...
Nov 3, 2017

Justin Upton's new deal with Angels backloads money

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Justin Upton's $106 million, five-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels backloads money and will save the team more than $6 million next season and $4 million in 2019. He also receives a full no-trade provision. Upton signed a $132.75 million, six-year deal with Detroit before ...
Nov 3, 2017

The Latest: Astros fans lining parade route hours early

HOUSTON (AP) - The Latest on festivities in Houston celebrating the Astros' World Series win (all times local): 10 a.m. Hundreds of Astros fans are lining up along streets in downtown Houston, hours before a parade to honor the World Series champions. Two of those fans are Manuel Mejia and ...
Nov 3, 2017

PawSox will allow state Auditor General to review finances

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The Pawtucket Red Sox have agreed to release the team's financial information, but only under certain conditions. State lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow the state to help the team build an $83 million stadium, but they wanted the team to open its books. ...
Nov 3, 2017

Houston to honor World Series champion Astros with parade

HOUSTON (AP) - Houston is gearing up to pay tribute to the Astros and their World Series triumph over the Los Angeles Dodgers. The new champs will be honored with a parade that starts at 2 p.m. Friday and travels through downtown Houston, culminating in a rally on the City ...
Nov 2, 2017

After Series, focus on free agents, plus Stanton and Otani

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Baseball's business season began Thursday when 149 players become free agents just nine hours after the Houston Astros won their first World Series title. Rather than opt out of his contract and go on the market again, All-Star outfielder Justin Upton agreed to a $106 million, ...