Sam Mellinger: Series loss won't diminish Royals' magical season

| |Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

After the last out of the last game of the World Series, the strangers from San Francisco turned an infield 1,800 miles from home into the happiest dogpile in sports. Salvador Perez put his head down and walked back to the Royals' dugout. Winter was here. The Giants living the Royals' dream, putting on new championship swag - and that's when it happened.

Angels pick up option on Street

| |Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have exercised the 2015 club option on the contract of closer Huston Street.

Rodriguez suspension ends, back on Yanks' roster

|Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Alex Rodriguez's season-long suspension formally ended Thursday, a day after the World Series ended.

Athletics promote Bush to hitting coach

| |Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

The Oakland Athletics promoted Darren Bush to hitting coach and named Scott Emerson bullpen coach and Marcus Jensen assistant hitting/catching coach on Thursday.

Nats exercise option on Span

| |Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

The Washington Nationals exercised their club option on the contract of outfielder Denard Span for the 2015 season on Thursday.

Former Red Sox INF Youkilis retires

|Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

"The Greek God of Walks" is walking away from the game.

Phillies decline $6M 2015 option for pitcher Adams

|Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

The Phillies have declined a $6 million club option on pitcher Mike Adams.

Hodges, Tiant, Wills on Hall committee ballot

|Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Gil Hodges, Luis Tiant and Maury Wills are among 10 candidates on the Hall of Fame ballot for its Golden Era committee.

Royals look toward next season after dream run

| |Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

The emotions were still raw, the sting of defeat still fresh from Game 7 of the World Series when Billy Butler stood in front of his locker and spoke in a voice full of conviction.

A's decline to exercise Nakajima's contract option

|Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

The Oakland Athletics have declined to exercise their $5.5 million contract option for shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima and instead owe him a $500,000 buyout.