Royals send Hendricks back to Blue Jays in trade

|Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

The Royals have acquired minor league catcher Santiago Nessy from the Toronto Blue Jays for right-handed pitcher Liam Hendricks one day after losing in Game 7 of the World Series.

Chevy makes the best of exec's nervous speech

| |Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Shortly before 9 a.m. on the day after the worst night of his life, Rikk Wilde got the phone call from his big boss at General Motors.

Reds pick up option on Cueto

| |Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

The Cincinnati Reds exercised their club option on pitcher Johnny Cueto for the 2015 season on Thursday.

Cards exercise Lackey option at big league minimum

|Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

The St. Louis Cardinals have exercised their 2015 contract option on pitcher John Lackey, which is at the major league minimum.

Reds exercise Cueto's option, decline Ludwick

| |Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

The Reds exercised Johnny Cueto's $10 million contract option on Thursday but decided to let outfielder Ryan Ludwick and infielder Jack Hannahan become free agents.

Lawyer: Bar Curtis from questioning abused girls

|Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

A lawyer representing four current and former Lakewood High School girls who have sued ex-Detroit Tigers player Chad Curtis for sexually abusing them has asked a judge to bar Curtis from questioning them.

Lawyer: Bar Chad Curtis from questioning students

|Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

A lawyer representing four current and former Lakewood High School girls suing ex-Detroit Tigers player Chad Curtis for sexually abusing them has asked a judge to bar Curtis from questioning them in the case.

Magical playoff ride comes to end for Royals fans

| |Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Thousands of Royals fans showed up Thursday to celebrate Kansas City's best season in three decades, one day after the team's magical run came to an end with a Game 7 World Series loss to San Francisco.

Sandoval, Scherzer among 121 free agents

| |Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

It's back to the business of baseball, as World Series hero Pablo Sandoval and former Cy Young winner Max Scherzer headline this year's crop of 121 free agents.

Larry Stone: As Justin Smoak era ends with Mariners, reflecting on what never was

| |Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

To be a Mariners fan, of course, is to live in mortal fear of every discarded prospect blossoming into stardom in another uniform.