SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Giants assistant general manager Bobby Evans says he has been given ''every indication'' Pablo Sandoval will give careful consideration to re-signing with the World Series champions.JANIE McCAULEY (AP Baseball Writer)
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)
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- The Texas Rangers have signed catcher Chris Gimenez and right-hander David Martinez to minor league contracts with invitations to major league spring training.
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.