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Bagwell, Raines, Ivan Rodriguez elected to Hall of Fame
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NEW YORK (AP) -- Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez were elected to baseball's Hall of Fame on Wednesday, earning the honor as Trevor Hoffman and Vladimir Guerrero fell just short....

Trevor Plouffe finalizes $5.25M, 1-year deal with A's
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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Infielder Trevor Plouffe has finalized a $5.25 million, one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics and is expected to be the primary third baseman if he can stay healthy....

Bautista, Blue Jays agree to $18.5M, 1-year deal
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TORONTO (AP) -- Jose Bautista is staying with the Toronto Blue Jays, after all....

A-Rod takes swing at new TV show for cash-strapped jocks
NEW YORK (AP) -- Alex Rodriguez is no stranger to big money. Now the former New York Yankees slugger will host a new CNBC show in which he guides financially distressed athletes....

Rangers' Diekman out at least half season because of colitis
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Texas Rangers reliever Jake Diekman is expected to miss at least half the season after upcoming surgery to treat colitis, a digestive condition....

AP source: Phillies, Saunders agree to $9M, 1-year deal
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Outfielder Michael Saunders and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed on a $9 million, one-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press....

St. Louis Cardinals expect to add speed this season
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ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A year after St. Louis finished last in the National League in stolen bases, the Cardinals are putting an emphasis on becoming more athletic and aggressive on the base paths....

Royals, left-hander Duffy agree to $65M, 5-year contract
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Perhaps the Royals and Danny Duffy thought Kansas City sports fans could use some good news....

On ballot for final time, Tim Raines hopes for Hall entry
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MONTREAL (AP) -- The 1982 All-Star Game at Olympic Stadium was the first outside the United States, the host Montreal Expos giving the event a distinctive international flair....

Bagwell's Hall of Fame wait likely to end after 7 years
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HOUSTON (AP) -- Jeff Bagwell spent a career putting up huge stats, the kind that often get posted on plaques in Cooperstown. In a few days, the former Astros slugger might well hit the big number he needs to reach the Hall of Fame....