Monday, December 18, 2017
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Former NL Cy Young winner Randy Jones has throat cancer

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Randy Jones, the San Diego Padres' first Cy Young Award winner, is fighting throat cancer linked to tobacco use during his baseball career. Jones told the San Diego Union-Tribune on Thursday that he has been undergoing radiation and chemotherapy treatments since being diagnosed in November.
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Brandon Morrow agrees to minor league deal with Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Right-hander Brandon Morrow has agreed to a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers and will report to big league spring training. The 32-year-old was 1-0 with a 1.69 ERA in 18 relief appearances for San Diego last year, when he dealt with shoulder issues and also pitched 20 games for the Arizona League Padres, Class A Lake Elsinore, Double-A San Antonio and Triple-A El Paso.
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Dodgers Acquire OF Brett Eibner From A’s For Minor Leaguer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dodgers have acquired outfielder Brett Eibner from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for minor league infielder Jordan Tarsovich. Eibner combined to hit .193 with 10 doubles, a triple, six home runs and 22 RBIs with Kansas City and Oakland in his first big-league season last year. He also appeared in a combined 54 games with Triple-A Omaha and Nashville, hitting .289 with nine doubles, 12 homers and 34 RBIs. The 28-year-old outfielder from San Diego has spent six years in the minors after being drafted by the Royals in the second round of the 2010 first-year player draft out of Arkansas. He had been designated for assignment by the A’s last week. Tarsovich combined to hit .221 with nine homers and 32 RBIs in 90 games with Single-A Rancho Cucamonga and Double-A Tulsa last year. In two minor league seasons, the 25-year-old infielder has hit .236 with 12 homers and 50 RBIs in 27 games. He was selected by the Dodgers in the 22nd round of the 2015 first-year player..

MLB rookie hazing rules ban dressing as women

File: In this Sept. 25, 2008, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers' Blake DeWitt, left, laughs at Hiroki Kuroda as they sign autographs while wearing costumes as part of rookie hazing, after their Major League Baseball game against the San Diego Padres, in Los Angeles. ; Credit: Mark J. Terrill/AP Ronald Blum | APThat baseball hazing ritual of dressing up rookies as Wonder Woman, Hooters Girls and Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders is now banned. Major League Baseball created an Anti-Hazing and Anti-Bullying Policy that covers the practice. As part of the sport's new labor deal, set to be ratified by both sides Tuesday, the players' union agreed not to contest it. The policy, obtained by The Associated Press, prohibits "requiring, coercing or encouraging" players from "dressing up as women or wearing costumes that may be offensive to individuals based on their race, sex, nationality, age, sexual orientation, gender identify or other characteristic." MLB Vice President Paul Mifsu..
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Ex-Padre Matt Kemp is swinging big for his loaded Poway estate: $11.5 million

Having been traded by the Padres to the Braves last season, Matt Kemp is ready to play ball for his home in San Diego County. The professional ballplayer has listed his mansion estate in Poway’s Heritage community for sale at $11.5 million. Kemp bought the property three years ago for $9.075 million...
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Baseball report: Padres trade Derek Norris to Nationals

The Washington Nationals have reacquired catcher Derek Norris from the San Diego Padres for minor league right-hander Pedro Avila. Nationals General Manager Mike Rizzo announced the trade Friday. Norris, a 2007 first-round pick of the Nationals, hit .186 with 14 home runs and 42 RBIs last season...