ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) The St. Petersburg City Council has rejected a deal reached earlier this month between the Rays and the city's mayor that would have allowed the team to search for new stadium sites on both sides of Tampa Bay.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Former Atlanta right-hander Kris Medlen has agreed to an $8.5 million, two-year contract with the Kansas City Royals after missing last season while he recovered from Tommy John surgery.
MIAMI (AP) A federal judge has delayed for two months the trial of a cousin of New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez on charges stemming from dealings with the clinic that illegally provided performance-enhancing drugs to baseball players.
SEATTLE (AP) Right-handed pitchers Justin Germano and Mark Lowe and utility infielder Carlos Rivero have signed minor-league deals with the Seattle Mariners with invites to major league spring training.
The Padres' pending acquisition of Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp has been held up because Kemp's physical revealed that he has severe arthritis in both of his hips, according to a USA Today report on Thursday.