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Astros, Verlander finalize $66M extension

Astros, Verlander finalize $66M extension

The Houston Astros have finalized a two-year extension with ace pitcher Justin Verlander, the team announced on Sunday.”Justin Verlander is one of the elite pitchers in baseball,” said general manaMORE

Cubs’ Happ to start season at Triple-A Iowa

Cubs’ Happ to start season at Triple-A Iowa

The Chicago Cubs will option outfielder Ian Happ to Triple-A Iowa, meaning he won’t start the season on the big-league roster.Happ, 24, was unhappy with the decision, according to manager Joe MaddoMORE

Blue Jays release reliever Axford

Blue Jays release reliever Axford

Reliever John Axford has been released from his minor-league deal with the Toronto Blue Jays, the team announced on Saturday.The move comes on the heels of Axford being diagnosed with a stress reacMORE

Tigers CF Jones injures left shoulder

Tigers CF Jones injures left shoulder

Detroit Tigers outfielder JaCoby Jones is expected to open the season on the injured list after suffering a sprained left shoulder in Saturday’s exhibition game, manager Ron Gardenhire told reporters.MORE

Giants acquire Twins’ Reed among OF moves

Giants acquire Twins’ Reed among OF moves

The San Francisco Giants acquired outfielder Michael Reed on Saturday from the Minnesota Twins for outfielder John Andreoli and cash. Andreoli will report to Triple-A Rochester, the team added in theMORE

Rays 3B Duffy to open season on IL

Rays 3B Duffy to open season on IL

Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Matt Duffy will open the season on the injured list due to a hamstring injury, manager Kevin Cash told reporters on Saturday.Duffy was slated to play Saturday against tMORE

Rangers P Hammel announces retirement

Rangers P Hammel announces retirement

Texas Rangers pitcher Jason Hammel has announced his retirement after 13 big-league seasons.Hammel, 36, decided to walk away despite learning one day earlier that he had made the Rangers’ 25-man roMORE