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Mexico wins Caribbean Series with HR in 9th inning
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SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- Jorge Vazquez hit a home run to lead off the bottom of the ninth inning Sunday, lifting Mexico's Mazatlan Venados to a 5-4 comeback victory over Venezuela's Aragua Tigres for the Caribbean Series championship....

Jesse Chavez beats Blue Jays in arbitration, awarded $4M
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PHOENIX (AP) -- Pitcher Jesse Chavez defeated the Toronto Blue Jays in salary arbitration, improving players to 3-0 this year in cases that went to hearings....

AP NewsBreak: AP source: Arrieta, Cubs agree at $10.7M
CHICAGO (AP) -- A person familiar with the negotiations says Chicago Cubs ace Jake Arrieta has agreed to a $10.7 million, one-year contract, avoiding arbitration with the highest one-year deal for a pitcher with four years of major league service....

Reds outfield prospect Duran suspended for positive test
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NEW YORK (AP) -- Cincinnati Reds outfield prospect Juan Duran has been suspended for the first 80 games of the season under Major League Baseball's drug program following a positive test for three performance-enhancing substances....

Hoover beats Reds in arbitration, improving players to 2-0
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PHOENIX (AP) -- Reliever J.J. Hoover has won his salary arbitration case against the Cincinnati Reds, improving players to 2-0 against teams this year....

Bash Brother to Cash Brother: Canseco hits Japan bank plan
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A Japanese economic plan has prompted Jose Canseco to jump into a whole new field - financial advice....

Fernando Rodney and Padres finalize $2 million, 1-year deal
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SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Reliever Fernando Rodney and the San Diego Padres completed their $2 million, one-year contract on Thursday....

Kendrick and Dodgers finalize $20 million, 2-year contract
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Dodgers finalized their $20 million, two-year contract with free-agent Howie Kendrick on Thursday, bringing back the second baseman in part because of his willingness to play multiple positions....

Rays' Smyly wins 1st MLB salary arbitration case of year
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PHOENIX (AP) -- Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Drew Smyly has won baseball's first salary arbitration case this year....

Cespedes says staying with Mets always was his preference
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NEW YORK (AP) -- Yoenis Cespedes says he chose happiness over more dollars....