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Morris, Trammell elected to Hall of Fame

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) Fittingly, Jack Morris reached the Hall of Fame in extra innings.

Morris was elected to the Hall by its Modern Era committee on Sunday along with former Detroit Tigers teammate Alan Trammell, completing a joint journey from Motown to Cooperstown.

The big-game pitcher and star shortstop were picked by 16 voters who considered 10 candidates whose biggest contributions came from 1970-87. Morris got 14 votes and Trammell drew 13, one more than the minimum needed.

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Yankees agree to deal to acquire Stanton

MIAMI (AP) After helping the New York Yankees to five World Series titles, Derek Jeter might help them win another.

The Yankees and Jeter's Miami Marlins have agreed to a trade that would send NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton to New York, pending a physical, a person familiar with the negotiations said Saturday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the teams hadn't announced the agreement.

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Angels' Ohtani to DH when not pitching

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) General manager Billy Eppler rose from his seat in rapturous joy when he got the phone call telling him Shohei Ohtani wanted to join the Los Angeles Angels.

When Eppler attempted to sit back down, he missed his chair completely, sprawling onto the floor.

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Cards give P Gregerson $11M for 2 years

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) A person familiar with the negotiations says reliever Luke Gregerson and the St. Louis Cardinals have agreed to an $11 million, two-year contract.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity Sunday because the agreement was subject to a physical and had not yet been announced.

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Relievers in demand at winter meetings

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) Now that Shohei Ohtani and Giancarlo Stanton picked their new places to play, baseball bosses checked into the winter meetings primed to make moves that had been bottled up for weeks.

The market for relievers quickly warmed Sunday, even before many teams got down to business.

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Rockies, C Iannetta agree to 2-year deal

DENVER (AP) Catcher Chris Iannetta and the Colorado Rockies have agreed to an $8.5 million, two-year contract.

He gets a $300,000 signing bonus and salaries of $3.45 million next year and $4 million in 2019 under the agreement announced Friday. Colorado has a $4.25 million option for 2020 with a $750,000 buyout, and that year's salary would become guaranteed if he has 220 starts at catcher in 2018-19 combined and is healthy.

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Tigers agree to deal with RHP Fiers

DETROIT (AP) Right-hander Mike Fiers and the Detroit Tigers have agreed to a $6 million, one-year contract.

The 32-year-old made 28 starts and one relief appearance for the Houston Astros this year, going 8-10 with a 5.22 ERA. He struck out 146 in 153 1/3 innings. He was suspended five games in September after throwing a fastball over the head of the Los Angeles Angels' Luis Valbuena.

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M's land Miami's Gordon, will move to CF

MIAMI (AP) The Marlins' latest payroll purge began not with Giancarlo Stanton, but with Dee Gordon.

The two-time All-Star second baseman was traded Thursday to the Seattle Mariners for three prospects in the first big deal involving new Marlins CEO Derek Jeter. He wants to cut payroll by more than 20 percent to $90 million or less, which is why NL MVP Stanton is also on the trading block.

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Cubs give RHP Chatwood 3-yr., $38M deal

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Cubs added to their rotation on Thursday, agreeing to a $38 million, three-year contract with right-hander Tyler Chatwood.

"We're certainly not done," president of baseball operations Theo Epstein said. "Obviously, the focus of the winter has been pitching. We need to continue to add to the rotation and retool the bullpen to a certain extent. This is one thing that we were able to accomplish before the winter (meetings) and that'll just help us focus on our remaining (goals)."

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