KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Praising the transition as quick and orderly, Bud Selig announced Thursday that baseball owners unanimously approved a five-year term for Rob Manfred, who will succeed the longtime commissioner early next year.DAVE SKRETTA (AP Sports Writer)
NAHA, Japan (AP) -- Yuki Yanagita greeted Randy Choate with a two-run single in the eighth inning, and Japan beat the Major League Baseball All-Stars 6-4 Thursday in an exhibition game following their five-game postseason tour.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- The Los Angeles Angels have hired Josh Hamilton's former accountability partner to be the hitting coach for their top minor-league affiliate.
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Phillies slugger Ryan Howard has settled a legal battle with his family over its management of his finances and business affairs.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Billy Butler came so close to winning it all with Kansas City that it stings to be leaving his only professional team after such a special run, and with some unfinished business.JANIE McCAULEY (AP Baseball Writer)