• This is a 2015 photo of Juan Duran of the Cincinnati Reds. Cincinnati Reds outfield prospect Juan Duran has been suspended for the first 80 games of the season under Major League Baseball's drug program following a positive test for three performance-enhancing substances, Friday, Feb. 5, 2016.(AP Photo/John Locher)

    Reds outfield prospect Duran suspended for positive test

    NEW YORK (AP) — Cincinnati Reds outfield prospect Juan Duran has been suspended for the first 80 games of the season under Major League Baseball’s drug program following a positive test for three performance-enhancing substances.

  • Kozma, Pestano, Swarzak sign minor league deals with Yanks

    NEW YORK (AP) — While the New York Yankees have not signed any free agents to major league contracts, they announced 15 minor league deals Friday.

  • Penn State awaiting improvement options for Beaver Stadium

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A team of architects and engineers have spent the last two months at Penn State helping formulate a plan that will include a renovation or rebuild of Beaver Stadium.

  • In this July 29, 2015 file photo, Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher J.J. Hoover throws during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, in St. Louis. Hoover has won his salary arbitration case against the Cincinnati Reds, improving players to 2-0 against teams this year. Hoover was given a raise from $535,000 to $1.4 million on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, by arbitrators James Oldham, Dan Brent and Sylvia Skratek, who heard the case a day earlier. (AP Photo/Billy Hurst, File)

    Hoover beats Reds in arbitration, improving players to 2-0

    PHOENIX (AP) — Reliever J.J. Hoover has won his salary arbitration case against the Cincinnati Reds, improving players to 2-0 against teams this year.

  • Venezuela beats Cuba 3-1, reaches Caribbean Series semis

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Alex Romero, Jose Martinez and Sandy Leon drove in runs to lead Venezuela’s Aragua Tigers over Cuba’s Ciego de Avila 3-1 Thursday and advance to the Caribbean Series semifinals.

  • 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.