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Chicago Cubs' Albert Almora Jr. (5) is greeted at the dugout by manager Joe Maddon, left, and bench coach Brandon Hyde after Almora Jr., score on a single by Anthony Rizzo during the third inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins, Saturday, June 30, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) **FILE**

Orioles hire Cubs bench coach Hyde as new manager

- Associated Press

The Baltimore Orioles hired Brandon Hyde to be their new manager Friday, hoping his experience as Cubs bench coach will help the team move forward while in rebuilding mode.

FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Indians' Edwin Encarnacion follows through on his second two-run home run of the night, during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, in Boston. Edwin Encarnacion has been traded to Seattle and first baseman Carlos Santana has returned to the Indians in a three-team deal that also involved Tampa Bay. The Rays got infielder Yandy Diaz and minor league right-hander Cole Slusser from Cleveland. The Indians also acquired first baseman Jake Bauers. The swap came Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018,  at the close of the winter meetings. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)**FILE**

Three-team trade wraps winter meetings

- Associated Press

The winter meetings wrapped up Thursday with a three-team trade involving Cleveland, Seattle and Tampa Bay, plus a couple more relievers reached free-agent deals.

FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2018 file photo Arizona Diamondbacks' Paul Goldschmidt hits a two-run home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Los Angeles. The St. Louis Cardinals have acquired Goldschmidt from the Diamondbacks in a multiplayer trade. The Cardinals sent pitcher Luke Weaver, catcher Carson Kelly, minor league infielder Andy Young and a 2019 draft pick to Arizona in the deal Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) **FILE**

Cardinals get Paul Goldschmidt from Diamondbacks

Associated Press

The St. Louis Cardinals have struck gold in their search for a big hitter, getting All-Star first baseman Paul Goldschmidt from the Arizona Diamondbacks in a multiplayer trade.

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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Indians' Yonder Alonso hits a two-run single against the Chicago White Sox during the third inning of a baseball game in Chicago. A person familiar with the deal says the White Sox have acquired first baseman Yonder Alonso in a trade with the Indians. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

AP source: White Sox acquire 1B Alonso in trade with Indians

- Associated Press

First baseman Yonder Alonso was traded to the Chicago White Sox by the Cleveland Indians on Friday in a deal between AL Central rivals that could have broad implications for both teams the rest of the offseason.

Familia, Mets finalize $30 million, 3-year contract

Associated Press

Jeurys Familia and the Mets finalized a $30 million, three-year contract on Friday, bringing the reliever back to New York, where he figures to serve as a setup man for newly acquired closer Edwin Diaz.

Red Sox-Yankees to open with night game in London

Associated Press

The World Series champion Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees will open Major League Baseball's first series in Britain with a night game and conclude the next day in the afternoon.

Alex Dickerson agrees to minor league deal with Padres

Associated Press

Outfielder Alex Dickerson, who hasn't played in a regular-season game since 2016 because of two major injuries that required surgery, has agreed to a minor league contract with the San Diego Padres.

AP source: Righty Lance Lynn, Rangers reach three-year deal

- Associated Press

Free agent right-hander Lance Lynn and the Texas Rangers reached agreement on a $30 million, three-year contract during the winter meetings, a person with direct knowledge of the agreement said.