• Pitcher Craig Stammen, Indians agree to minor league deal

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Right-hander Craig Stammen has agreed to a minor league contract with the Cleveland Indians and will report to big league spring training.

  • In this July 19, 2013 file photo, Cuba third baseman Yulieski Gourriel warms up prior to an exhibition baseball game against the United States in Papillion, Neb. A baseball official in the Dominican Republic said on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, that Gourriel has abandoned his team at the close of the annual Caribbean series. The 31-year-old was with his younger brother, Lourdes, also a highly sought player. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

    Source: Top Cuban player left team in Dominican Republic

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Star Cuban infielder Yulieski Gourriel and his younger brother slipped away from their hotel in the Dominican Republic early Monday in an apparent effort to launch careers in Major League Baseball.

  • Jesus Esteban Quiroz of Mexico's Venados de Mazatlan, celebrates with his teammates during a Caribbean Series baseball final against Venezuela's Tigres de Aragua, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Roberto Guzman)

    Mexico wins Caribbean Series with HR in 9th inning

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Jorge Vazquez hit a home run to lead off the bottom of the ninth inning Sunday, lifting Mexico’s Mazatlan Venados to a 5-4 comeback victory over Venezuela’s Aragua Tigres for the Caribbean Series championship.

  • Blue Jays sign RHP Gavin Floyd to 1-year, $1M contract

    TORONTO (AP) — Right-hander Gavin Floyd and the Toronto Blue Jays have agreed to a $1 million, one-year contract.

  • This Date In Baseball

    1918 — Walter Johnson of the Washington Senators pitched a four-hitter in 15 innings to beat the St. Louis Browns 1-0. The only hit he gave up in the first 11 innings was a triple by George Sisler.