Angels Sign Former Rangers Catcher SotoFree agent catcher Geovany Soto and the Angels have agreed to a one-year contract. The team announced the move Tuesday night, one day after losing catcher Chris Iannetta to the Mariners in free agency.
Harper & Donaldson Take Baseball's MVP HonorsWashington slugger Bryce Harper put up huge numbers, becoming the youngest unanimous MVP winner in baseball history when he captured the NL honor. Toronto third baseman Josh Donaldson took the AL honor.
Red Sox DH Ortiz To Retire After 2016 SeasonDavid Ortiz led the Red Sox to three World Series championships, hitting 503 homers in a career full of clutch at-bats while establishing himself as the catalyst that turned a long-downtrodden franchise into a big-market bully.
MLB Minimum Salary Remains At $507,500 For 2016Major League Baseball's minimum salary will remain at $507,500 next year because of a lack of inflation.
MLB Hopes For European Games Within 5 YearsMajor League Baseball hopes to play games in Europe within five years, and return to Mexico for the first time since 1999. Rob Manfred, who took over as commissioner in January, has made expansion of international play a priority.
MLB Examining Rules On SlidesMajor League Baseball is examining whether to adopt a rule eliminating slides not directly at bases on force plays.
MLB Playoff Teams Figure Winning Helps In Free Agency"They want to win. They want good spots for their family. And they want to be paid what they feel they should be paid," Rangers GM Jon Daniels said about free agents. "You try to see how many of the three you can deliver on."
Finalists For MLB Writer's Awards AnnouncedFirst-time Texas Rangers manager Jeff Banister and Paul Molitor of Minnesota join A.J. Hinch of Houston as finalists for the AL's top manager.
MLB Hopeful For 2016 Spring Game In CubaMLB commissioner Rob Manfred remains hopeful that a big league team will play an exhibition game in Cuba during spring training next year. MLB has not been there since March 1999.
Griffey & Hoffman New To MLB Hall Of Fame BallotThere are 15 newcomers on this year's Hall of Fame ballot, who will face a trimmed electorate along with steroid-tainted holdovers Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa.
Torii Hunter Retires After 19 MLB SeasonsTorii Hunter's reunion in Minnesota went about as well as could have been expected -- for both sides.
Diversity Among MLB's Winter PrioritiesMinority managers have all but disappeared from Major League Baseball's dugouts, which next year could have no black skippers for the first time in nearly three decades.