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D-backs’ Delgado gets $2.25 million deal, avoids arbitration

PHOENIX (AP) The Arizona Diamondbacks avoided arbitration with Randall Delgado by agreeing to a $2.25 million, one-year contract with the right-handed reliever. Often as an effective long-reliever, Delgado went 1-2 with a 3.59 ERA in 26 appearances in 2017 before right elbow inflammation in mid-July ended his season. The deal announced Monday night indicates the Diamondbacks are optimistic about Delgado’s ...

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Smith, Wright agree to 1-year deals with Red Sox

BOSTON (AP) Boston pitchers Carson Smith and Steven Wright, both coming off injuries, agreed to one-year contracts with the Red Sox that avoided salary arbitration. Smith missed most of the past two seasons while recovering from an elbow injury that required Tommy John surgery. Since he was acquired by the Red Sox, the reliever has appeared in eight games over ...

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Blue Jays acquirer Yangervis Solarte from Padres

TORONTO (AP) The Toronto Blue Jays acquired infielder Yangervis Solarte from the San Diego Padres on Saturday for prospects Edward Olivares and Jared Carkuff. The 30-year-old Solarte hit .255 with 18 homers and 64 RBIs in 128 games last season for the Padres. He made his big league debut with the New York Yankees in 2014. The 21-year-old Olivares hit ...

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Padres trade infielder Yangervis Solarte to Blue Jays

SAN DIEGO (AP) The San Diego Padres sent infielder Yangervis Solarte to the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday for prospects Edward Olivares and Jared Carkuff, and also signed two pitchers. The 30-year-old Solarte hit .255 with 18 homers and 64 RBIs in 128 games last season for the Padres. San Diego re-signed right-handed pitcher Craig Stammen to a two-year contract, ...

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Farm team: Minor league Yard Goats offering yoga with goats

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) What to do with a new $71 million minor league baseball stadium during the winter? If you’re the Hartford Yard Goats, the Double-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies, you turn to real goats. Time for goat yoga class. Talk about a farm team. Article continues below … The national phenomenon of goat yoga began in Oregon just ...

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Former big leaguer, coach Rob Picciolo dies at 64

SAN DIEGO (AP) Rob Picciolo, a former major league infielder who later coached with the San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Angels, has died. He was 64. He died Monday of a heart attack. Picciolo played for the Athletics, Angels and Brewers during a nine-year big league career. He spent 20 years in the Padres organization. He was a minor ...

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Dodgers hire former pitcher Mark Prior as bullpen coach

LOS ANGELES (AP) Former All-Star Mark Prior has joined the Los Angeles Dodgers as bullpen coach. He spent the last four years with the Padres, first as a baseball operations assistant and then as their minor league pitching coordinator. Prior was drafted by the Cubs out of USC in 2001. Plagued by injuries, he had a 42-29 career mark and ...

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