A lawyer for a former University of Miami pitching coach is seeking a wide range of Major League Baseball records for the coach's upcoming trial on illegal performance-enhancing drug distribution charges, including details of an immunity deal given to the New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez.
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Odds are the next Tampa Bay Rays manager will have ties to the Royals. The Rays announced three finalists for their managerial vacancy Friday, and Royals bench coach Don Wakamatsu and Royals outfielder Raul Ibañez are two of them. The other finalist is Cleveland bullpen coach Kevin Cash.
The Royals made a trade and added two players to their 40-man roster before baseball’s 11 p.m. Thursday reserve list deadline. Left-hander Kyle Bartsch was sent to San Diego for 23-year-old outfielder Reymond Fuentes and the Royals also selected the contracts of Class AA outfielder Jorge Bonifacio and infielder Orlando Calixte, protecting them from the Rule V draft.
Praising the transition as quick and orderly, Bud Selig announced Thursday that baseball owners unanimously approved a five-year term for Rob Manfred, who will succeed the longtime commissioner early next year.
Before Ryan Howard's twin brother sued him for $2.8 million; before his father, who helped manage the Phillies slugger's money, allegedly requested a $10 million separation payment; before Howard claimed his parents and brothers conspired to defraud him, Howard planned a mansion with eight bedrooms and 10 bathrooms.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired right-handed pitcher Joel Peralta and left-handed pitcher Adam Liberatore from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for right-handed pitchers Jose Dominguez and Greg Harris.