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Santiago Casilla returns to Athletics on a 2-year…

Relief pitcher Santiago Casilla is crossing the bay again, re-joining the Oakland Athletics on a two-year contract Friday after seven seasons with San Francisco

AP source: Trumbo, Orioles reach $37.5 million, 3…

A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that the Baltimore Orioles have agreed to a $37.5 million, three-year contract to keep major league home run champion Mark Trumbo

Grichuk seeks a less up-and-down season with…

Above all, Cardinals outfielder Randal Grichuk is looking to play more consistently in 2017.

Wainwright blames himself for Cards not making…

Pitcher Adam Wainwright holds himself personally responsible for the St. Louis Cardinals​ not making the playoffs last year, but he's using that as motivation to make things right in 2017.

Ivan Rodriguez appears to deny using steroids…

New Hall of Famer Ivan Rodriguez appears to deny using steroids during career

Tigers' core still intact as spring training…

An offseason that began with so much uncertainty is beginning to wind down now and the core of the Detroit Tigers remains intact

AP source: Marlins acquire Straily for minor leaguers

A person familiar with the negotiations says the Miami Marlins have acquired right-hander Dan Straily from the Cincinnati Reds for three minor leaguers

Cardinals' Lynn is eager to prove doubters wrong

Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn is eager to show what he's got in his comeback from Tommy John surgery, particularly those who might not think he can be effective right away: "Everyone's different. ... I'm a big fan of proving people wrong."

Here's what brings Matt Holliday to tears…

Matt Holliday is no longer a Cardinal, but the kids at Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital in St. Louis still bring him to tears. As did a remarkable honor he received Monday night.

Blue Jays ownership involved in bringing Bautista…

Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins says ownership got involved in the re-signing of veteran Jose Bautista

Rod Carew passes 1-month mark since heart…

Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew has passed the 1-month mark since a heart and kidney transplant with no signs of rejection

Bonds, Clemens making slow gains with changing…

Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens are making slow gains with a changing Hall of Fame electorate

Bonds and Clemens Hall of Famers this year…

Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe are joined by Rob Parker to talk Bonds and Clemens.

Tribe Report: Merritt's awesome follow-up gesture…

Indians pitcher Ryan Merritt rewards fans who showed their appreciation for his big postseason moment by buying gifts off his wedding registry

Longtime Astros slugger Bagwell elected to Hall…

Jeff Bagwell was elected to Hall of Fame on Wednesday

Trevor Hoffman misses Hall of Fame election by 5 votes

Well, Hells Bells, Trevor Hoffman didn't make baseball's Hall of Fame for the second straight season

Bagwell, Raines, Ivan Rodriguez elected to Hall…

Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez have been elected to baseball's Hall of Fame, earning the honor as Trevor Hoffman and Vladimir Guerrero fell just short

Column: Hall vote shows some stains last longer than others

Clemens and Bonds cross 50 percent threshold to Hall balloting. With Bud Selig already in, they can't be far behind.

Trevor Plouffe finalizes $5.25M, 1-year deal with A's

Infielder Trevor Plouffe has finalized a $5.25 million, one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics and is expected to be the primary third baseman if he can stay healthy

AP source: Bautista, Blue Jays finalize $18M, 1-year deal

A person with knowledge of the negotiations tells The Associated Press that free agent outfielder Jose Bautista and the Toronto Blue Jays have agreed to an $18 million, one-year contract with mutual options for more years

Hall of Famer Willie McCovey pardoned by Obama

San Francisco Giants Hall of Famer Willie McCovey has been pardoned by President Barack Obama on tax evasion charges from 1995