Sports Briefing | Baseball: Astros and Lowrie Reach Deal

published 2 days ago
Infielder Jed Lowrie and Houston agreed on a three-year, $23 million contract.

AP Source: Rios, Royals Agree to $11 Million Deal

published Mon, Dec 15 2014 20:25 GMT
Outfielder Alex Rios and the Kansas City Royals have agreed to an $11 million, one-year contract, a person with knowledge of the negotiations said Monday.

Twins Welcome Their Latest Santana

published Mon, Dec 15 2014 19:07 GMT
Ervin Santana's given name was Johan. This was a fine way to be identified for the right-hander raised in the Dominican Republic and working his way up through the minor leagues.

AP Source: White Sox Reach $42M Deal With Cabrera

published Mon, Dec 15 2014 19:04 GMT
A person with direct knowledge of the deal says the Chicago White Sox have finalized a $42 million, three-year contract with free-agent outfielder Melky Cabrera.

Sy Berger, Who Designed Modern Baseball Card, Dies

published Mon, Dec 15 2014 14:10 GMT
Sy Berger, a 50-year employee of the Topps Company and the man credited with creating the look of the modern baseball card, died of natural causes at the age of 91, the company said.