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LAS VEGAS | Encarnacion, Santana go, 3-team trade wraps winter meetings

LAS VEGAS  — Carlos Santana and Jeurys Familia found friendly landing spots, Edwin Encarnacion took off for a more uncertain future. Joe Kelly joined the team he helped beat in the World Series, the Milwaukee Brewers boosted their imposing bullpen. The winter meetings wrapped up Thursday with a three-team trade involving Cleveland, Seattle and Tampa … Continue reading LAS VEGAS | Encarnacion, Santana go, 3-team trade wraps winter meetings

LAS VEGAS | AP source: Joe Kelly, Dodgers agree to $25M, 3-year contract

LAS VEGAS — A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that reliever Joe Kelly has agreed to a $25 million, three-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the deal had not yet been announced. A 30-year-old right-hander who was born in Anaheim, California, … Continue reading LAS VEGAS | AP source: Joe Kelly, Dodgers agree to $25M, 3-year contract

KANSAS CITY, Mo. | Negro League bobbleheads part of fundraising campaign

KANSAS CITY, Mo.  — Fans of the former Negro League are being asked to help a campaign to create bobbleheads of 30 stars from the league — with a goal of commemorating the league’s upcoming centennial. Organizers of the effort, which was unveiled Wednesday, have created a team of 30 Negro League stars who would … Continue reading KANSAS CITY, Mo. | Negro League bobbleheads part of fundraising campaign

LAS VEGAS | Encarnacion to Mariners, Santana to Indians in 3-team trade

LAS VEGAS  — The Cleveland Indians reacquired fan favorite Carlos Santana and sent slugger Edwin Encarnacion to Seattle in a three-team trade Thursday that also involved Tampa Bay. The Rays got infielder Yandy Diaz and minor league right-hander Cole Sulser from Cleveland. The Indians also acquired first baseman Jake Bauers from Tampa Bay, while the … Continue reading LAS VEGAS | Encarnacion to Mariners, Santana to Indians in 3-team trade

CHARLOTTE, N.C. | Jordan tells AP: Monk interaction was a ‘tap of endearment’

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Hornets owner Michael Jordan said it was a “tap of endearment.” After watching a bizarre ending to Charlotte’s win against Detroit on Wednesday, a bewildered Jordan lightly smacked the back of second-year guard Malik Monk’s head in closing seconds of the game. Jordan told The Associated Press Thursday via text message through … Continue reading CHARLOTTE, N.C. | Jordan tells AP: Monk interaction was a ‘tap of endearment’

LAS VEGAS | The Latest: Lynn, Rangers reach deal on 3-year contract

LAS VEGAS — The Latest on Major League Baseball‘s winter meetings (all times local): 10:57 a.m. A person with direct knowledge of the agreement says free agent right-hander Lance Lynn and the Texas Rangers have reached a deal on a $30 million, three-year contract. The deal is pending a physical, says the person, who was … Continue reading LAS VEGAS | The Latest: Lynn, Rangers reach deal on 3-year contract

COLUMBUS, Ohio | Ohio State players: Urban Meyer won’t let go until the end

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Retiring Ohio State coach Urban Meyer isn’t easing out of the job just yet, not as long as there’s one more game to win. Buckeyes players said this week that Meyer has been at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center for every practice and is fully engaged in preparations for the Rose Bowl. … Continue reading COLUMBUS, Ohio | Ohio State players: Urban Meyer won’t let go until the end

LAS VEGAS | Morton to Rays and a Tanner-for-Tanner trade at meetings

LAS VEGAS — An All-Star starter to the relief-reliant Rays, a Tanner-for-Tanner trade and a Scott Boras sighting. Intrigue at the winter meetings, but not much impact. Not yet, anyway. Charlie Morton was the top name to switch teams Wednesday, joining Tampa Bay for a $30 million, two-year deal after going 15-3 with Houston last … Continue reading LAS VEGAS | Morton to Rays and a Tanner-for-Tanner trade at meetings