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TORONTO (AP) Outfielder Curtis Granderson has signed a one-year, $5 million deal with the Toronto Blue Jays. The three-time All-Star wore a Blue Jays T-shirt in a video posted to his Twitter timeline and wrote he was ”thrilled” to announce he’ll be playing north of the border this season. Grandson’s arrival was reported a week …

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BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) Alex Rodriguez is taking over for Aaron Boone again, this time moving into the ESPN booth for Sunday Night Baseball. ESPN announced Tuesday that A-Rod was joining its crew as an analyst. The former star slugger will become a rare, two-network announcer – he will continue as a studio analyst for Fox …

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CHICAGO (AP) A person with direct knowledge of the discussions says the Chicago Cubs are having active talks with free-agent pitcher Yu Darvish. The 31-year-old Darvish is one of the top remaining players available in a slow-moving market this winter. He finished last season with the Los Angeles Dodgers, helping them reach the World Series. …

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Center fielder Austin Jackson agreed to terms on a $6 million, two-year contract with the San Francisco Giants on Monday, filling the club’s top remaining void just a few weeks before pitchers and catchers report to spring training. San Francisco announced the acquisition Monday, just a week after the Giants traded for …

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Center fielder Austin Jackson agreed to a $6 million, two-year contract with the San Francisco Giants on Monday, filling the club’s top remaining void just a few weeks before pitchers and catchers report to spring training. San Francisco announced the acquisition Monday, a week after the Giants traded for right fielder Andrew …

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CHICAGO (AP) Left-hander Brian Duensing and Chicago have finalized a $7 million, two-year contract for the reliever to remain with the Cubs. Duensing gets $3.5 million in each of the next two seasons as part of the agreement announced Monday. His 2019 salary can escalate by up to $1.25 million based on pitching appearances this …

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ATLANTA (AP) When Chipper Jones took stock of all of the familiar names he’s on the cusp of rejoining, he wondered if it might be time to expand the Baseball Hall of Fame. ”We need to see if we can erect our own room in Cooperstown,” Jones quipped, flashing that dry sense of humor he …

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