NEW YORK (AP) Free agent slugger Hideki Matsui retired Thursday from professional baseball, saying he is no longer able to perform at the level that made him a star in two countries.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Rays have signed right-hander Roberto Hernandez, the pitcher formerly known as Fausto Carmona.
PUNTA GORDA, Fla. (AP) Matt Bush, a former top overall major league draft pick, has been sentenced to four years and three months in prison for a drunken driving hit-and-run crash in Florida.
HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Astros wanted to add power to their lineup and a veteran presence to their young team.
NEW YORK (AP) A minor league outfielder in the Tampa Bay organization has been suspended 50 games after refusing to take an offseason drug test.