Arizona got snubbed by Apple Inc. in 2012 when the iPhone maker picked Texas to build a new operations hub. Scott Smith, the mayor of the Phoenix suburb of Mesa, was determined to keep history from repeating itself.
The New York Yankees gave Japan’s Masahiro Tanaka the fifth-richest contract for a pitcher in Major League Baseball history in an effort to bolster their starting staff after missing the playoffs last season for just the second time in the past 19 years.
Rick Renteria, the former bench coach of the San Diego Padres, will be introduced in absentia today as the 53rd manager of the Chicago Cubs, MLB.com reported, citing a person familiar with the transaction.
The Milwaukee Brewers and free agent pitcher Matt Garza have reached an agreement on a four-year contract worth $52 million, Fox Sports reports, citing an unidentified person familiar with the negotiations.