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AP Sources: A's trade catcher Norris to Padres
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Two people with knowledge of the deal say the Oakland Athletics have traded All-Star catcher Derek Norris and minor league right-hander Seth Streich to the San Diego Padres for righties Jesse Hahn and R.J. Alvarez along with an international signing bonus slot....

Kris Medlan and Royals agree to $8.5 million, 2-year deal
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- After twice having Tommy John surgery, Kris Medlen was looking for a team to give him a chance....

Steroids trial pushed back for A-Rod's cousin
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MIAMI (AP) -- A federal judge has delayed for two months the trial of a cousin of New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez on charges stemming from dealings with the clinic that illegally provided performance-enhancing drugs to baseball players....

Drug supplier pleads guilty in MLB doping case
MIAMI (AP) -- A man who admitted working as a black market chemist at a garage lab in his suburban home pleaded guilty Thursday to being the main supplier of banned performance-enhancing substances in Major League Baseball's most recent steroid scandal....

Column: Thaw in US-Cuba relations warms up MLB
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If one ripple from the thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations means baseball prospects get off the island and into the major leagues without payoffs to smugglers and threats from kidnappers, it's hard to see the downside....

For MLB, changes in Cuba will take time to sort out
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NEW YORK (AP) -- Fred Claire can see the day when Major League Baseball teams open academies for prospects in Cuba....

Baseball monitoring White House Cuba decision
Major League Baseball isn't sure of the impact of President Barack Obama's decision to re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba....

Matsui to team up with Jeter for baseball charity in Japan
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TOKYO (AP) -- Hideki Matsui will team up with former New York Yankees teammate Derek Jeter to hold a baseball charity event in support children affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami....

White Sox have high hopes after big offseason
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CHICAGO (AP) -- General manager Rick Hahn contacted a representative for Melky Cabrera right after the World Series, and agent Peter Greenberg said the free-agent outfielder appreciated the interest from the Chicago White Sox and wanted to know more about the team's offseason plans....

AP source: Morse agrees to $16M, 2-year deal with Marlins
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MIAMI (AP) -- The Miami Marlins' busy offseason reached first base Tuesday....