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MLB notebook: Dodgers acquire veteran catcher Ruiz from Phils

The NL West-leading Dodgers acquired Carlos Ruiz from the Phillies in a trade of backup catchers Thursday, getting a popular player with a world ...

MLB notebook: Niese to have surgery for torn meniscus

The Mets put former Pirates pitcher Jon Niese on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday and said the left-hander will have knee surgery. Niese will have arthroscopic ...

MLB notebook: Rangers put oft-injured outfielder Hamilton on waivers

The Rangers placed outfielder Josh Hamilton on unconditional release waivers as he tries to come back from a series of operations on his left knee. The ...

MLB notebook: Cuban infielder Gurriel singles in Astros debut

Astros manager A.J. Hinch described Yulieski Gurriel as an international star. Now, the 32-year-old Cuban is getting a chance to make his mark in the ...

MLB notebook: Rangers sign OF Gomez to minor league deal

The Rangers signed outfielder Carlos Gomez to a minor league contract Saturday and assigned him to Triple-A Round Rock. General manager Jon Daniels said Gomez, who ...

MLB notebook: Howard, Zimmerman cleared following probe

The seven-month investigation by MLB into a report that linked Ryan Howard to performance-enhancing drug use found no violations, officials said Friday. Howard "fully cooperated," MLB ...

MLB notebook: Drastic alterations to game discussed

Limiting pitching changes, restricting defensive shifts, altering the strike zone and installing pitch clocks are among the ideas Major League Baseball may consider as it ...

MLB notebook: Donaldson, Gibbons downplay dugout spat

Blue Jays slugger Josh Donaldson and manager John Gibbons brushed off their brief but heated exchange in the dugout Wednesday at Yankee Stadium. The fiery Donaldson, ...

MLB notebook: Cubs DJ fired for inappropriate song choice

The Cubs fired the Wrigley Field DJ who played an inappropriate song after Aroldis Chapman's appearance during Sunday night's game. The '90s song, "Smack My B— ...

MLB notebook: Nationals release Papelbon

The Nationals released former closer Jonathan Papelbon. The move came Saturday when the Nationals needed a roster spot to recall right-hander Reynaldo Lopez to ...

MLB notebook: Yankees refuse A-Rod's request to play 3rd base

Alex Rodriguez was turned down in his request to play the field for his final game with the Yankees. Manager Joe Girardi said A-Rod wouldn't be ...

MLB notebook: Astros sever ties with slumping OF Gomez

Barely a year after acquiring Carlos Gomez, the Astros let the two-time All-Star center fielder go amid a season-long slump. The 30-year-old Gomez was designated for ...

MLB notebook: Rangers DH Fielder set to announce retirement

Prince Fielder, the slugger acquired by the Texas Rangers from the Tigers in November 2013, is expected to announce his retirement on Wednesday during a ...

MLB notebook: Hall of Fame gets items from Ichiro

The president of the Baseball Hall of Fame was the grateful recipient Monday as Ichiro Suzuki handed over his gear — a jersey, a pair ...

Alex Rodriguez to play final major league game Friday

NEW YORK— Alex Rodriguez will play his final major league game Friday with the New York Yankees and then become a special adviser and instructor ...

MLB notebook: Angels end Lincecum experiment

Tim Lincecum was designated for assignment by the Angels a day after the two-time Cy Young Award winner allowed six runs in the first inning. ...