LEADING OFF: Selig and the drug question, trade talk and what else to watch at the baseball winter meetings

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A look at what's happening today at the baseball winter meetings in Oxon Hill, Maryland:...

John Schuerholz was perfectly happy at his job, teaching world geography and English to eighth graders in suburban Baltimore

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OXON HILL, Md. (AP) -- John Schuerholz was perfectly happy at his job, teaching world geography and English to eighth graders in suburban Baltimore....

Former commissioner Bud Selig and longtime general manager John Schuerholz have been elected to the baseball Hall of Fame by a 16-member veterans committee that voted at the winter meetings

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OXON HILL, Md. (AP) -- Bud Selig oversaw baseball during a time of transformation and turmoil - wild cards and a ballpark boom, the cancellation of a World Series and the Steroids Era. For much of his reign, though, there was one constant: those first-place Atlanta Braves, built by John Schuerholz....

A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that free agent outfielder Matt Holliday and the New York Yankees have agreed to a $13 million, one-year contract

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OXON HILL, Md. (AP) -- Free agent outfielder Matt Holliday and the Yankees have agreed to a $13 million, one-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations said Sunday, giving New York a veteran designated hitter as the team pivots to youth....

Andrew McCutchen, Chris Sale, Miguel Cabrera and Justin Verlander could be available for the right price as transforming teams consider dealing stars at baseball's winter meetings

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OXON HILL, Md. (AP) -- Andrew McCutchen, Chris Sale, Miguel Cabrera and Justin Verlander could be available for the right price....

Bud Selig turns short-term job into Hall of Fame plaque after helping revolutionize baseball during 22 years in charge while also presiding over canceled World Series and rise in steroids

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OXON HILL, Md. (AP) -- On the day he was put in charge of baseball in 1992, Bud Selig said his new job was "hopefully relatively short term."...

Carlos Beltran is headed back to Houston, hoping his 20th season in the majors could bring him _ and the Astros _ a most elusive World Series championship

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Carlos Beltran is headed back to Houston, hoping his 20th season in the majors could bring him - and the Astros - a most elusive World Series championship....

Tyson Ross, an All-Star pitcher for San Diego two years ago, was among 35 players who became free agents when their teams declined to offer 2017 contracts, a group that also included Washington outfielder Ben Revere and Philadelphia outfielder Cody Asche

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Tyson Ross, an All-Star pitcher for San Diego two years ago, was among 35 players who became free agents when their teams declined to offer them 2017 contracts on Friday....

Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols has had surgery on his right foot, possibly sidelining him past opening day

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols had surgery on his right foot Friday, possibly sidelining him past opening day....

APNewsBreak: Baseball players and owners had a deal to expand active rosters from 25 to 26 players for most of the season, but the union backed out in the final stages of collective bargaining

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Baseball players and owners had a deal to expand active rosters from 25 to 26 players for most of the season, but the union backed away in the final stages of collective bargaining....


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