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Morris, Trammell elected to Hall of Fame

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) Former Detroit Tigers teammates Jack Morris and Alan Trammell have been elected to the baseball Hall of Fame.

Morris and Trammell were chosen Sunday by a 16-man panel that considered candidates from the sport's modern era.

Morris posted 254 wins. The right-hander's most famous victory was a 10-inning shutout, winning 1-0 for Minnesota over Atlanta in Game 7 of the 1991 World Series.


Yankees agree to deal to acquire Stanton

MIAMI (AP) After helping the New York Yankees to five World Series titles, Derek Jeter might help them win another.

The Yankees and Jeter's Miami Marlins have agreed to a trade that would send NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton to New York, pending a physical, a person familiar with the negotiations said Saturday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the teams hadn't announced the agreement.


Angels' Ohtani to DH when not pitching

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) General manager Billy Eppler rose from his seat in rapturous joy when he got the phone call telling him Shohei Ohtani wanted to join the Los Angeles Angels.

When Eppler attempted to sit back down, he missed his chair completely, sprawling onto the floor.


Cards give P Gregerson $11M for 2 years

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) A person familiar with the negotiations says reliever Luke Gregerson and the St. Louis Cardinals have agreed to an $11 million, two-year contract.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity Sunday because the agreement was subject to a physical and had not yet been announced.


Rangers add SS lost by Braves in scandal

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Texas Rangers have signed free-agent shortstop Yenci Pena, one of the players taken from the Atlanta Braves as punishment for circumventing international signing rules, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Saturday.

The agreement comes after the Rangers missed out on Japanese star Shohei Ohtani, who chose the Los Angeles Angels on Friday. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the deal hasn't been announced.


Tigers agree to deal with RHP Fiers

DETROIT (AP) Right-hander Mike Fiers and the Detroit Tigers have agreed to a $6 million, one-year contract.

The 32-year-old made 28 starts and one relief appearance for the Houston Astros this year, going 8-10 with a 5.22 ERA. He struck out 146 in 153 1/3 innings. He was suspended five games in September after throwing a fastball over the head of the Los Angeles Angels' Luis Valbuena.


M's land Miami's Gordon, will move to CF

MIAMI (AP) The Marlins' latest payroll purge began not with Giancarlo Stanton, but with Dee Gordon.

The two-time All-Star second baseman was traded Thursday to the Seattle Mariners for three prospects in the first big deal involving new Marlins CEO Derek Jeter. He wants to cut payroll by more than 20 percent to $90 million or less, which is why NL MVP Stanton is also on the trading block.


Cubs give RHP Chatwood 3-yr., $38M deal

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Cubs added to their rotation on Thursday, agreeing to a $38 million, three-year contract with right-hander Tyler Chatwood.

"We're certainly not done," president of baseball operations Theo Epstein said. "Obviously, the focus of the winter has been pitching. We need to continue to add to the rotation and retool the bullpen to a certain extent. This is one thing that we were able to accomplish before the winter (meetings) and that'll just help us focus on our remaining (goals)."


A's, P Petit finalize 2-year, $10M deal

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Yusmeiro Petit has plenty of familiarity with the Bay Area, and he is confident that pitching alongside old San Francisco teammate and pal Santiago Casilla in Oakland's bullpen will make for a smooth transition.

Petit finalized his $10 million, two-year contract with the A's on Thursday after passing a physical.

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