Dave Brown

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Hot Stove: Dodgers agree to sign Joe Blanton to one-year, $4 million deal

He was effective as a reliever in 2015 for the Royals and Pirates after being retired in 2014.

Yu Darvish under MLB investigation after brother's gambling arrest

Sho Darvish was arrested in Japan in October. MLB says it's looking into it as it might relate to Darvish.

MLB sets game times for 2016 schedule: Here are the highlights

The first pitch of the 2016 regular season will be thrown Sunday, April 3 at 1:05 p.m. ET.

Jackie Robinson's widow decries MLB's lack of minority hiring

As recently as 2009, the league had 10 managers of color. The number dipped to one this offseason before the Nationals hired Dusty Baker and the Dodgers hired Dave Roberts.

Tigers adding Upton puts impetus on White Sox to sign Cespedes

White Sox have the cash to add big-time slugger they need in order to keep pace in hard-driving AL Central.

Are the Dodgers steering clear of $100 million contracts?

Not since Clayton Kershaw's huge contract extension two years ago has the team given someone at least $100 million.

This Pirates pitcher had family ties to Martin Luther King Jr.

A great uncle of Watson's, Tom Offenburger, was an aide to MLK and a spokesperson for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference starting in 1966.

Cuba's Yadiel Hernandez announces free-agent showcase for Feb. 23

He's 28 years old and described as a 'corner' outfielder. A left-handed batter, he's a career .324 hitter with a .449 on-base percentage.

Blue Jays go to arbitration with MVP Josh Donaldson over $450,000

Donaldson seeking $11.8 million and Toronto has countered at $11,350,000. The Jays stand to lose more than they'd gain in the long run (even with money) if they drag him to an arbitration panel.

Report: Rockies tell CarGo he won't be traded -- before opening day

Carlos Gonzalez has been the subject of trade rumors for a long time, and the Rockies have at least four starting-caliber outfielders as of Thursday.

Buck Showalter asks unsigned Chris Davis: 'How much is enough?'

Money is the object right now between the Orioles and Davis, who has slugged 159 home runs since the start of the 2012 season.

Report: Padres have deal with SS Alexei Ramirez -- not Ian Desmond

Ramirez has no compensation restrictions, unlike the top free agent shortstop, Desmond -- who would require the forfeiture of a draft pick.

Report: Dodgers sign Jordan Schafer, intend a transition to pitcher

Schafer, 29, has played with three major league teams, most recently the Twins from 2014-15 -- but every appearance (save one as a DH) has come as an outfielder.

Luis Arroyo dies: Yankees mourn loss of '61 All-Star at age 88

Puerto Rican pioneer debuted in 1955 -- the same year as countryman Roberto Clemente. He also pitched with the Pirates, Cardinals and Reds.

MLB requiring every team to have full-time Spanish interpreters in 2016

Until this move, native Spanish speakers who were uncomfortable conversing in English were at the mercy of whomever was around to help interpret.

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