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Red Sox claim Juan Francisco off waivers from Jays

Boston Red Sox claim INF Juan Francisco off waivers from Toronto Blue Jays
The Associated Press

BOSTON - The Boston Red Sox have claimed infielder Juan Francisco off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays.

Francisco played 106 games for the Blue Jays last season, batting .220 with 16 home runs and 43 RBIs.

He has played both first and third base in a major league career that also includes stops in Cincinnati, Atlanta and Milwaukee. In 404 games, he has batted .236 with 48 homers and 152 RBIs.

MLB All-Stars beat Japan 3-1 in final game of tour

Shoemaker beats Otani, leads MLB All-Stars over Japan 3-1 in tour finale
Jim Armstrong, The Associated Press

SAPPORO, Japan - Matt Shoemaker combined with four relievers on a four-hitter to upstage Shohei Otani, and the Major League Baseball All-Stars beat Japan 3-1 on Tuesday in the finale of their five-game series.

Mo'ne Davis memoir coming next March

Now the recap: Mo'ne Davis memoir coming out in March
The Associated Press

NEW YORK, N.Y. - A memoir when you're still a teenager may seem premature, but not for Mo'ne Davis, the first female pitcher to win a Little League World Series game.

"Mo'ne Davis: Remember My Name" will be released next March by HarperCollins Children's Books, the publisher told The Associated Press on Monday.

The honour roll student from Philadelphia became a sensation last summer after leading the Taney Dragons to a 4-0 victory over Nashville, when she was just 13.

Selig's contract extended through 2014 season

Baseball commissioner Selig's contract extended through the 2014 season
The Associated Press

PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. - Baseball commissioner Bud Selig received a two-year contract extension Thursday through the 2014 season.

Selig has held the position since 1992, first as acting commissioner and then as commissioner since 1998. He will turn 80 in July 2014.

If he stays until September 2016, he would surpass Kenesaw Mountain Landis (1920-44) as the longest-serving baseball commissioner.

Selig's contract had been due to expire this Dec. 31.

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