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  • Mizzou baseball off to first 2-0 start in seven years

    Mizzou baseball off to first 2-0 start in seven years

    Posted 6:22 PM 2/13/2015 by Reese Johnson, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    CARY, NC - For the first time since 2008, the Missouri baseball team is 2-0 to start the season. The Tigers swept a doubleheader with Iona Friday afternoon at the USA Baseball Complex in Cary, North Carolina. 

    Mizzou won game one, 4-3, on a walk-off walk. That capped a late-inning (More)

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  • Closer Greg Holland, Royals agree to $8.25 million deal

    Closer Greg Holland, Royals agree to $8.25 million deal

    Posted 2:23 PM 2/13/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (AP) - The Kansas City Royals and closer Greg Holland avoided salary arbitration when they agreed to an $8.25 million, one-year contract before their hearing.

    Under the terms of Friday's agreement, Holland will receive a $100,000 assignment bonus if he's traded.

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  • Royals, Herrera agree to $4.15M, 2-year contract

    Royals, Herrera agree to $4.15M, 2-year contract

    Posted 2:13 PM 2/13/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - The Royals and reliever Kelvin Herrera have agreed on a $4.15 million, two-year deal that avoids arbitration, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.

    The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the deal will not be completed (More)

  • Jon Jay, Cardinals agree to 2-year contract

    Jon Jay, Cardinals agree to 2-year contract

    Posted 10:37 AM 2/10/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Outfielder Jon Jay and the St. Louis Cardinals have avoided salary arbitration by agreeing to a two-year contract worth $10,975,000.

    Jay gets a $1.25 million signing bonus under Monday's agreement, $3.5 million this year and $6,225,000 in 2016.

    He hit .303 last year (More)

  • James Shields and Padres agree to 4-year contract

    James Shields and Padres agree to 4-year contract

    Posted 9:47 AM 2/10/2015 by The Associated Press

    SAN DIEGO (AP) - Right-hander James Shields, who helped Kansas City reach the World Series last season, has agreed to a four-year contract with the San Diego Padres.

    Shields is the latest addition by first-year general manager A.J. Preller, who in December added sluggers Matt Kemp, Justin (More)

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  • No. 25 William Woods' men's baseball defeats Christian Brothers University

    No. 25 William Woods' men's baseball defeats Christian Brothers University

    Posted 2:31 PM 2/8/2015 by Samantha Hoffmann, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    MEMPHIS, Tenn, - The No. 25 ranked William Woods University baseball team captured its second straight win on the year on Saturday afternoon, as the team took the first game of the three game series against Division II Christian Brothers University, 7-2. In its second outing in two (More)

  • Royals begin spring training preparation

    Royals begin spring training preparation

    Posted 2:07 PM 1/26/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - The Royals have invited 23 non-roster players to spring training, including former fifth overall draft pick Bubba Starling and promising youngsters Miguel Almonte and Raul Mondesi.

    Starling, who grew up near Kansas City, has struggled in the minor leagues but will get a (More)

  • Scherzer's $210M, 7-year deal with Nationals is finalized

    Scherzer's $210M, 7-year deal with Nationals is finalized

    Posted 2:44 PM 1/21/2015 by The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Max Scherzer is being introduced by the Washington Nationals as the newest member of their talented pitching rotation after finalizing a $210 million, seven-year contract.

    The Nationals announced the agreement with the free agent on Wednesday and are holding a news (More)

  • Cardinals to honor late Taveras with uniform patches

    Cardinals to honor late Taveras with uniform patches

    Posted 10:02 AM 1/20/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - The St. Louis Cardinals will wear uniform patches this season to honor the late Oscar Taveras.

    The rookie outfielder died last October in a car accident in his native Dominican Republic.

    Cardinals uniforms will feature patches with Taveras' initials and his No. 18. Team chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. said the club also is renovating a field in Taveras' hometown of Sosua.

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  • Reports say Max Scherzer, Nationals agree to 7-year contract

    Reports say Max Scherzer, Nationals agree to 7-year contract

    Posted 8:59 AM 1/19/2015 by The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON - Various reports say 2013 AL Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer has agreed to a seven-year contract with the Washington Nationals.

    Neither the Nationals nor Scherzer's agent immediately responded to requests for comment Sunday night.

    Scherzer, a 30-year-old right-hander (More)

  • Big 5 pass cost of attendance as NCAA autonomy begins

    Big 5 pass cost of attendance as NCAA autonomy begins

    Posted 5:05 PM 1/18/2015 by The Associated Press

    OXON HILL, Maryland - Two huge video screens flanked a banner that stretched about the length of a third-and-long and hung behind the dais at the front of an expansive ballroom.

    On the banner and the screens were the logos of the five wealthiest and most powerful conferences in college (More)

  • Royals relievers Coleman, Collins avoid arbitration

    Royals relievers Coleman, Collins avoid arbitration

    Posted 2:41 PM 1/16/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Relief pitchers Louis Coleman and Tim Collins agreed to one-year contracts with the Kansas City Royals on Friday, allowing both of them to avoid arbitration.

    Collins agreed at $1,475,000 and Coleman at $725,000.

    The 25-year-old Collins, a left-hander, had a 3.86 (More)

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