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Union exec. Miller, C Simmons into Hall

FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2015 file photo former Cardinals catcher Ted Simmons delivers his speech during the Cardinals Hall of Fame induction ceremony in St. Louis. Simmons, an eight-time All-Star during a 21-year big league career, was elected to baseball's Hall of Fame on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019. (Huy Mach /St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP, file)

SAN DIEGO (AP) Ted Simmons can thank WAR, on-base percentage and other modern measures of baseball players for helping him reach the Hall of Fame 31 years after he retired.

The eight-time All-Star catcher was elected to the Hall by a veterans committee after falling one vote short two years ago.

Simmons received 13 of 16 votes when the modern era committee gathered Sunday ahead of the winter meetings. Also elected was Marvin Miller, the union leader who revolutionized baseball by empowering players to negotiate multimillion-dollar contracts and to play for teams of their own choosing.

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Ortiz makes 1st DR visit after shooting

SANTO DOMINGO (AP) Former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz made his first public appearance in the Dominican Republic on Sunday nearly six months after he was shot in what authorities called a case of mistaken identity.

The Dominican-born superstar was greeted by a standing ovation and raucous cheers when he entered the Quisqueya Stadium Juan Marichal for the Game of Legends, a charity exhibition and home run derby featuring Dominican major league players and retired stars.

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Padres get Pham from Rays for Renfroe

SAN DIEGO (AP) General manager A.J. Preller continued to remake the San Diego Padres' outfield, and added an intriguing two-way player as well.

Preller acquired outfielder Tommy Pham and infielder-pitcher Jake Cronenworth from the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday for outfielder Hunter Renfroe, minor league infielder Xavier Edwards and a player to be named.

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RHP Guerra, D-backs agree to $2.65M deal

SAN DIEGO (AP)

Right-hander Junior Guerra and the Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to a one-year contract that guarantees $2.65 million, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.

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Mets' Beltran fills out coaching staff

NEW YORK (AP) The Mets have hired Jeremy Hefner as pitching coach, Hensley Meulens as bench coach and Tony DeFrancesco as first base coach under new manager Carlos Beltran.

The 33-year-old Hefner pitched for New York from 2012-13. He was a major league advance scout for Minnesota in 2017 and '18, then was assistant pitching coach last season. Hefner replaces 82-year-old Phil Regan, who took over when Dave Eiland was fired on June 20.

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Royals sign RHP Rosenthal to minors deal

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Kansas City Royals signed former All-Star reliever Trevor Rosenthal to a minor league contract that calls for a $2 million salary in the major leagues and an invitation to big league spring training.

Rosenthal could earn up to $2.25 million in bonuses while on the major league roster.

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Nats bring back Kendrick on 1-year deal

WASHINGTON (AP) Postseason star Howie Kendrick and the World Series champion Washington Nationals agreed to a $6.25 million, one-year contract, according to two people with knowledge of the negotiations.

Speaking on condition of anonymity Friday because the deal was still pending a successful physical exam, the people confirmed to The Associated Press that an agreement was in place for Kendrick to return to Washington for what will be his 15th season in the majors.

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Twins sign C Avila for 1 year, $4.25M

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Free agent catcher Alex Avila and the Minnesota Twins have reached agreement on a one-year contract for $4.25 million.

A person with direct knowledge of the deal, speaking to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the contract has not been finalized, confirmed the details on Friday.

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Yanks confirm Cole, Strasburg interest

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) While Brian Cashman was descending the outside of a building Friday, the New York Yankees’ general manager came across a message taped to a 10th-floor window from a fan: Please sign Gerrit Cole.

Cashman, whose rappelling adventure has become a holiday tradition, confirmed he met with Cole in California on Tuesday and spoke with free-agent pitcher Stephen Strasburg the following day.

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