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KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 28:  Jake Peavy #22 of the San Francisco Giants pitches in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals during Game Six of the 2014 World Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 28, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Tannen Maury-Pool/Getty Images)

Giants Bring Back Peavy For 2 Years, $24M

The Giants are keeping a key member of their World Series rotation, bringing back Jake Peavy and one of the Southern boys who...

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SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 13:  Oakland Athletics catcher Derek Norris #36 walks to the dugout before a game against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on September 13, 2014 in Seattle, WA. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

A’s Trade All-Star Catcher Derek Norris To Padres

By JANIE McCAULEY AP Baseball Writer The revamping Oakland Athletics made yet another trade of a star player this offseason, sending catcher Derek Norris and minor league right-hander Seth Streich to the San Diego Padres […]

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 19: Eury De La Rosa #56 of the Arizona Diamondbacks pitches in the third inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on August 19, 2014 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

A’s Acquire Lefty Reliever From DiamondBacks

The Athletics have acquired left-hander Eury De La Rosa from the Arizona Diamondbacks for cash. Oakland made the announcement Thursday, the latest trade in another offseason full of them for general manager Billy Beane. The A’s […]

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 14:  Sergio Romo #54 of the San Francisco Giants reacts after getting the third out in the 10th inning against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Three of the National League Championship Series at AT&T Park on October 14, 2014 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Sergio Romo Close To New Deal With Giants

By JANIE McCAULEY AP Baseball Writer Free agent reliever Sergio Romo is closing in on a $15 million, two-year contract with the San Francisco Giants, a person with knowledge of the negotiations said Wednesday. The person […]

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 16:  Michael Morse #38 of the San Francisco Giants celebrates after hitting a solo home run in the eighth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Five of the National League Championship Series at AT&T Park on October 16, 2014 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Michael Morse Leaves Bay Area For South Beach

The Miami Marlins’ busy offseason has reached first base. Mike Morse has agreed to a two-year contract with the Miami Marlins pending a physical, a person familiar with the negotiations said Tuesday. The person confirmed the […]

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 27: Jed Lowrie #8 of the Oakland Athletics fields a ground ball in the fifth inning hit by Adam Rosales #9 of the Texas Rangers  at Globe Life Park in Arlington on September 27, 2014 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

Lowrie The Most Recent Player To Jump Ship From Oakland

Infielder Jed Lowrie and the Houston Astros have agreed to a $23 million, three-year contract. The agreement, announced Monday, includes a 2018 club option. Lowrie was acquired by the Astros from Boston for pitcher Mark […]

BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 23: Yoenis Cespedes #52 of the Boston Red Sox celebrates with his teammates after scoring during the third inning against the Seattle Mariners at Fenway Park on August 23, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Rich Gagnon/Getty Images)

AP Source: Red Sox Agree To Cespedes-Porcello Swap

The Boston Red Sox have agreed to trade outfielder Yoenis Cespedes to the Detroit Tigers for pitcher Rick Porcello, according to a person familiar with the negotiations.

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 30:  Jon Lester #31 of the Oakland Athletics pitches in the in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals during the American League Wild Card game at Kauffman Stadium on September 30, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Chicago Cubs Win Jon Lester Sweepstakes

Jon Lester agreed Tuesday night to a $155 million, six-year contract with the Cubs, the first big deal of the offseason involving a top-level starting pitcher and one Chicago hopes will help end more than […]

ANAHEIM, CA - AUGUST 30: Jeff Samardzjia #29 of the Oakland Athletics throws a pitch against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on August 30, 2014 in Anaheim, California  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

A’s Deal Samardzija To White Sox

Jeff Samardzija has played for Notre Dame and the Cubs and now will get to pitch for the White Sox. “Being a Chicago guy, that’s one of the craziest things I’ve thought about,” he said […]

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Athletics Move On From Another All-Star

By Matt Furtado/KHTK Sports 1140 The Oakland Athletics traded 2014 All-Star Brandon Moss to the Cleveland Indians for second base prospect Joe Wendle. In a span of about five months, the A’s have shipped out […]

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 30:  Brandon Moss #37 of the Oakland Athletics hits a two-run home run in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals during the American League Wild Card game at Kauffman Stadium on September 30, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

A’s Trade Brandon Moss To Indians

The Indians have acquired first baseman/outfielder Brandon Moss, an All-Star this season who had hip surgery in October, from Oakland for minor league infielder Joey Wendle. The 31-year-old Moss batted .234 with a 25 homers and […]

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 14:  Sergio Romo #54 of the San Francisco Giants reacts after getting the third out in the 10th inning against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Three of the National League Championship Series at AT&T Park on October 14, 2014 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Sergio Romo Close To New Deal With Giants

By JANIE McCAULEY AP Baseball Writer Free agent reliever Sergio Romo is closing in on a $15 million, two-year contract with the San Francisco Giants, a person with knowledge of the negotiations said Wednesday. The person […]

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 16:  Michael Morse #38 of the San Francisco Giants celebrates after hitting a solo home run in the eighth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Five of the National League Championship Series at AT&T Park on October 16, 2014 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Michael Morse Leaves Bay Area For South Beach

The Miami Marlins’ busy offseason has reached first base. Mike Morse has agreed to a two-year contract with the Miami Marlins pending a physical, a person familiar with the negotiations said Tuesday. The person confirmed the […]

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 16:  Travis Ishikawa #45 of the San Francisco Giants celebrates after he hits a three-run walk-off home run to defeat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 during Game Five of the National League Championship Series at AT&T Park on October 16, 2014 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Ishikawa, Sanchez Reach Contracts With Giants

First baseman and left fielder Travis Ishikawa has agreed to a $1.1 million contract with the San Francisco Giants for next season, avoiding salary arbitration. Catcher Hector Sanchez, whose season ended prematurely because of a concussion, […]

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 04:  Brandon Belt #9 of the San Francisco Giants celebrates with his teammate Brandon Crawford #35 after hitting a solo home run to right field in the eighteenth inning against Tanner Roark #57 of the Washington Nationals during Game Two of the National League Division Series at Nationals Park on October 4, 2014 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Giants Offer Deals To Belt, Crawford

The Giants have offered contracts to all of their arbitration-eligible players, including first baseman Brandon Belt and shortstop Brandon Crawford. Other members of the reigning World Series champions receiving offers before Tuesday’s deadline are outfielder Gregor Blanco, outfielder/first […]

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 29: Pablo Sandoval #48 of the San Francisco Giants reacts after scoring in the fourth inning against the Kansas City Royals during Game Seven of the 2014 World Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 29, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Panda Heads Put Away With Sandoval’s Departure

Those oversized panda heads are being put away – at least the ones seen in the first row at AT&T Park. Pablo Sandoval’s bamboo-eating buddies aren’t following him to Beantown. Sam Li, a San Francisco […]

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SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 13:  Oakland Athletics catcher Derek Norris #36 walks to the dugout before a game against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on September 13, 2014 in Seattle, WA. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

A’s Trade All-Star Catcher Derek Norris To Padres

By JANIE McCAULEY AP Baseball Writer The revamping Oakland Athletics made yet another trade of a star player this offseason, sending catcher Derek Norris and minor league right-hander Seth Streich to the San Diego Padres […]

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 19: Eury De La Rosa #56 of the Arizona Diamondbacks pitches in the third inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on August 19, 2014 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

A’s Acquire Lefty Reliever From DiamondBacks

The Athletics have acquired left-hander Eury De La Rosa from the Arizona Diamondbacks for cash. Oakland made the announcement Thursday, the latest trade in another offseason full of them for general manager Billy Beane. The A’s […]

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 27: Jed Lowrie #8 of the Oakland Athletics fields a ground ball in the fifth inning hit by Adam Rosales #9 of the Texas Rangers  at Globe Life Park in Arlington on September 27, 2014 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

Lowrie The Most Recent Player To Jump Ship From Oakland

Infielder Jed Lowrie and the Houston Astros have agreed to a $23 million, three-year contract. The agreement, announced Monday, includes a 2018 club option. Lowrie was acquired by the Astros from Boston for pitcher Mark […]

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 30:  Jon Lester #31 of the Oakland Athletics pitches in the in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals during the American League Wild Card game at Kauffman Stadium on September 30, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Chicago Cubs Win Jon Lester Sweepstakes

Jon Lester agreed Tuesday night to a $155 million, six-year contract with the Cubs, the first big deal of the offseason involving a top-level starting pitcher and one Chicago hopes will help end more than […]

ANAHEIM, CA - AUGUST 30: Jeff Samardzjia #29 of the Oakland Athletics throws a pitch against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on August 30, 2014 in Anaheim, California  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

A’s Deal Samardzija To White Sox

Jeff Samardzija has played for Notre Dame and the Cubs and now will get to pitch for the White Sox. “Being a Chicago guy, that’s one of the craziest things I’ve thought about,” he said […]