The Detroit Tigers traded first baseman Prince Fielder to the Texas Rangers… (Paul Sancya / Associated…)
Prince Fielder was traded to the Texas Rangers in a blockbuster deal Wednesday night that sent second baseman Ian Kinsler to the Detroit Tigers.
Detroit gave the Rangers $30 million as part of the trade, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the amount of money exchanged was not revealed when the teams announced the move.
Fielder had to consent to the trade before it could be completed. The big first baseman signed a $214-million, nine-year contract with the Tigers before the 2012 season that includes a limited no-trade provision.
Kinsler just finished the first season of a $75-million, five-year contract.
New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez walked out during a session in his grievance hearing, furious arbitrator Fredric Horowitz refused to order baseball Commissioner Bud Selig to testify. The move, followed by angry statements accusing Selig of bias and the entire arbitration process of flaws, appeared to be a prelude to a lawsuit challenging whatever ruling Horowitz makes on Rodriguez's 211-game suspension.
The St. Louis Cardinals gave Manager Mike Matheny a three-year contract extension through 2017, rewarding him for deep postseason runs in his first two seasons in the job.
The team also said that 2005 National League Cy Young Award winner Chris Carpenter is retiring after missing this season because of a recurring nerve issue in his shoulder.
The Dodgers selected the contracts of right-handed pitchers Pedro Baez and Yimi Garcia and left-handed pitcher Jarret Martin, adding the three pitchers to the club's 40-man roster. The team also announced the signings of catcher J.C. Boscan, infielders Brendan Harris and Clint Robinson, and left-handed pitcher Daniel Moskos to minor league contracts with an invitation to major league spring training.
Baez, 25, just completed his first season as a pitcher after spending the first six seasons of his career as an infielder and was a combined 3-3 with a 3.88 earned-run average in 48 games with single-A Rancho Cucamonga and double-A Chattanooga (Tenn.).
Garcia, 23, was a double-A Southern League All-Star in 2013, going 4-6 with 19 saves and a 2.54 ERA in 49 games with Chattanooga.
Martin, 24, combined to go 6-7 with two saves and a 4.30 ERA in 40 games (14 starts) with Rancho Cucamonga and Chattanooga during the regular season before a stint in the Arizona Fall League.
The Dodgers now have 34 players on their 40-man roster.
No. 20 Northern Illinois stays unbeaten
Jordan Lynch rushed for three touchdowns and 161 yards to lead No. 20 Northern Illinois over Toledo, 35-17, at Toledo, Ohio, securing a fourth consecutive trip to the Mid-American Conference title game.
The Huskies (11-0, 7-0 MAC) extended their 24-game conference winning streak and are off to the best start in school history.
San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks was fined $15,570 by the NFL for his hit on New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees on Sunday.
Brooks' agent, Greg Williams, said his client would appeal the penalty — the standard fine for such hits to the head and neck area.
Brooks leveled Brees, forcing a lost fumble. But the personal foul penalty kept the ball in the Saints' possession, and they soon kicked two late field goals to win 23-20.
Matt McGloin will start at quarterback for the second straight week for the Oakland Raiders after throwing three touchdown passes in his debut performance.
Mexico qualified for the World Cup by beating New Zealand, 4-2, in the second leg of an inter-continental playoff, bringing an end to one of its most troubled and divisive qualifying campaigns.
Striker Oribe Peralta followed his double in the opening leg with a hat trick at Wellington, New Zealand, to send his team to Brazil. Mexico advanced with an aggregate score of 9-3 over the two legs.
Uruguay claimed the 32nd and final berth at next year's World Cup, tying Jordan, 0-0, for a 5-0 aggregate win in the South American-Asian playoff at Montevideo, Uruguay.
The Philadelphia 76ers waived former No. 1 overall pick Kwame Brown.
Brown had yet to play this season and appeared in only 22 games last season in the first year of a two-year contract.