Bryce Harper will no longer participate in Major League Baseball's Japan Series showcase next week, as the final roster was announced on Friday.
NEW YORK (AP) The 5-month-old daughter of New York Mets catcher Landon Powell has died.
HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Astros have signed left-hander Erik Bedard to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
The Astros announced the deal Monday.
HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Astros have agreed to terms on one-year contracts with shortstop Jed Lowrie, right-handed pitcher Bud Norris and left-handed reliever Wesley Wright, avoiding arbitration.