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....

Yankees GM Cashman: A-Rod now a full-time DH

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Alex Rodriguez faces a diminished role in his return to the New York Yankees, who have stripped A-Rod of his third-base job and plan to limit his role to full-time designated hitter - at most....

Guilty plea in smuggling of Dodgers' Yasiel Puig
MIAMI (AP) -- A South Florida businessman pleaded guilty Tuesday to taking part in a conspiracy to smuggle Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig out of Cuba in return for a sizable cut of the outfielder's multimillion-dollar salary....

Things to know about MLB free-agent signings

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There were a bevy of free-agent deals Monday. Here are some things to know about the biggest moves:...

AP source: Rios, Royals agree to $11 million deal

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Outfielder Alex Rios and the Kansas City Royals have agreed to an $11 million, one-year contract, a person with knowledge of the negotiations said Monday....

AP source: White Sox reach $42M deal with Cabrera

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CHICAGO (AP) -- The White Sox finalized a $42 million, three-year contract with free agent Melky Cabrera on Monday, bolstering their outfield with their latest big move in an impressive offseason....