The Royals and third baseman Mike Moustakas agreed Thursday to a $14.3 million, two-year contract that not only avoids arbitration this year but also buys out his final year. Kansas City offered $4.2 million and Moustakas countered with $7 million.…DAVE SKRETTA (AP Sports Writer)
Now that he's with the Boston Red Sox, Dave Dombrowski doesn't expect to be making a lot of trades with Yankees general manager Brian Cashman. During Dombrowski's 13 1/2 seasons as Detroit's GM, the pair made several notable swaps. Cashman…RONALD BLUM (AP Baseball Writer)
ATLANTA (AP) -- The Atlanta Braves have signed former New York Mets reliever Carlos Torres to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training.
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed former San Diego Padres pitcher Cory Luebke to a minor-league contract.
The San Diego Padres have hired Hideo Nomo as an adviser to baseball operations to help expand their presence in the Pacific Rim. Nomo was the first Japanese player to permanently move to the big leagues, leading the way for more than 50 other…