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Charles Rex Arbogast/AP File PhotoA South Florida businessman pleaded guilty Tuesday

Guilty plea in smuggling of Dodgers' Yasiel Puig

MIAMI -- A South Florida businessman pleaded guilty Tuesday to taking part…

Charles Rex Arbogast/AP File PhotoA South Florida businessman pleaded guilty Tuesday
Winslow Townson/AP File PhotoThe Red Sox have agreed to trade outfielder Yoenis Cespedes to the Detroit Tigers for pitcher Rick Porcello

Old-style swaps dominate MLB winter meetings

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Baseball's winter meetings ended with an old-style spurt…

Winslow Townson/AP File PhotoThe Red Sox have agreed to trade outfielder Yoenis Cespedes to the Detroit Tigers for pitcher Rick Porcello
Ben Margot/AP File PhotoIn this Sept. 5

Things to know about the MLB winter meetings

SAN DIEGO -- Some things to know as Major League Baseball's winter…

Ben Margot/AP File PhotoIn this Sept. 5
AP Photo/Eric RisbergSan Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy

Athletics beat Giants 6-1 to win Bay Bridge series

One bad inning by Tim Hudson proved to be too much for…

AP Photo/Eric RisbergSan Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy

Baseball optimistic for expanded replay this year

The head of the committee that developed Major League Baseball’s plan to…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/2013 AP file photoGiants general manager Brian Sabean knows his team may need a boost at the trading deadline

When it comes to baseball voters, it’s a Hall of Shame

Nobody in their right mind should be arguing against Greg Maddux, Tom…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/2013 AP file photoGiants general manager Brian Sabean knows his team may need a boost at the trading deadline
Mark Tenally/apTim Hudson signed with the Giants for a shot at a championship

Giants agree to 2-year, $23 million deal with Tim Hudson

Tim Hudson is headed back to the Bay Area. The San Francisco Giants…

Mark Tenally/apTim Hudson signed with the Giants for a shot at a championship
Kathy Willens/AP file photoYankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka has wasted no time in making a big splash in his first major-league season.

Selig says he will retire in January 2015

NEW YORK — Bud Selig said Thursday he plans to retire as…

Kathy Willens/AP file photoYankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka has wasted no time in making a big splash in his first major-league season.
AP Photo/Mike GrollMajor League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig checks his watch before a news conference following baseball meetings at the Otesaga Hotel on Thursday

MLB to expand instant replay in 2014

Calling it a historic moment, Commissioner Bud Selig said Thursday that Major…

AP Photo/Mike GrollMajor League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig checks his watch before a news conference following baseball meetings at the Otesaga Hotel on Thursday
Kathy Willens/AP file photoYankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka has wasted no time in making a big splash in his first major-league season.

Players deplore doping rather than defending users

NEW YORK — Protective no more, baseball players are downright disgusted these…

Kathy Willens/AP file photoYankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka has wasted no time in making a big splash in his first major-league season.
Ben Margot/apSan Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford

Giants continue downward spiral with 4-1 loss to Dodgers

Sergio Romo dressed quickly following yet another loss. He then pulled his…

Ben Margot/apSan Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford
Courtesy PhotoAllen Barra's new book

'Mickey and Willie' delvers deeper into pair of baseball icons

Allen Barra remembers the exact moment that eventually spurred him to write…

Courtesy PhotoAllen Barra's new book
Courtesy of Kevin DonahueCenter fielder Jordan Paroubeck of Serra High counts Giants slugger Barry Bonds among his three hitting coaches.

Serra High slugger not fazed by big-league scrutiny

Once or twice a week, senior center fielder Jordan Paroubeck of Serra…

Courtesy of Kevin DonahueCenter fielder Jordan Paroubeck of Serra High counts Giants slugger Barry Bonds among his three hitting coaches.

Florer throws second no-hitter in LMU history

Matt Florer threw the second no-hitter in Loyola Marymount history Tuesday night…

Lowell clinches regular-season AAA title

For one of the few times all season, the Lowell High School…

AP Photo/Nam Y. HuhSan Francisco Giants closer Santiago Casilla

Bumgarner shuts down Cubs in Giants' 3-2 win

San Francisco showed off its deep bullpen on a day the Cubs…

AP Photo/Nam Y. HuhSan Francisco Giants closer Santiago Casilla
AP Photo/Evan VucciWashington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg delivers a pitch to the Atlanta Braves during the first inning of a baseball game at Nationals Park on Saturday

Hudson, Braves beat Nationals 3-1

Tim Hudson and Stephen Strasburg were so sharp, it became evident very…

AP Photo/Evan VucciWashington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg delivers a pitch to the Atlanta Braves during the first inning of a baseball game at Nationals Park on Saturday

MRI on Stanton's shoulder shows no damage

The Marlins say star outfielder Giancarlo Stanton has a bruised left shoulder…

AP Photo/Evan VucciWashington Nationals' Danny Espinosa hits a solo home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves at Nationals Park on Saturday

Nationals, Strasburg fall to Braves 3-1

There aren't going to be many times when Stephen Strasburg doesn't give…

AP Photo/Evan VucciWashington Nationals' Danny Espinosa hits a solo home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves at Nationals Park on Saturday

Pirates LHP Rodriguez says he's missing next start

Pirates left-hander Wandy Rodriguez says he will miss his scheduled start Sunday…