Jim Fregosi, a six-time All-Star who went on to become a pennant-winning manager during a 53-year Major League Baseball career, has died. He was 71.
Pitcher A.J. Burnett agreed to a one-year, $16 million contract with the Philadelphia Phillies, according to ESPN.
Ralph Kiner, the Pittsburgh Pirates slugger who was one of the most productive home-run hitters of his era and later became an original broadcast voice of the New York Mets, has died. He was 91.
Curt Schilling, who pitched for the Boston Red Sox teams that won the World Series in 2004 and 2007, has been diagnosed with cancer.
Comcast Corp., the biggest U.S. cable operator, won a bid to keep Houston Regional Sports Network LP in bankruptcy over the objections of Major League Baseball’s Astros, whose games are carried on the channel.
Michael Young, who spent 13 Major League Baseball seasons with the Texas Rangers, has decided to retire, FoxSports.com reported, without saying where it got the information.
Hall of Fame third baseman Mike Schmidt won’t be a guest instructor at spring training for the Philadelphia Phillies for the first time in 10 years because of an undisclosed illness.
Chase Utley signed a two-year contract extension with the Philadelphia Phillies that, including options, could keep the second baseman with the club through the 2018 season.
Three years ago, Comcast Corp. Chief Executive Officer Brian Roberts paid $8.5 million for a condo in Manhattan’s most exclusive high rise -- 15 Central Park West.
The Philadelphia Phillies signed free-agent first baseman Jim Thome to a one-year contract, the team said on its website.