Update on the latest sports


Dustin Pedroia retires after 17 seasons with Red Sox

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia has retired.

Pedroia was the 2007 Rookie of the Year and the AL MVP in his second season. But he played in a total of nine games in the last three seasons because of a knee injury.

A three-time All-Star, Pedroia spent all 17 of his seasons with the Red Sox. He played in two World Series and collected a third ring in 2018, when he was injured. In his career, he batted .299 with 140 homers and 725 RBIs.


Mets get pitcher from Marlins

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets have acquired pitcher Jordan Yamamoto from the Miami Marlins for minor league infielder Federico Polanco.

The 24-year-old Yamamoto was 4-5 with a 4.46 ERA in 15 starts in 2019, striking out 82 and walking 36 in 78 2/3 innings. The right-hander was 0-1 with an 18.26 ERA in 11 1/3 innings over three starts and one relief appearance during the pandemic-shortened 2020 season.

The 19-year-old Polanco hit .244 in 450 at-bats in two minor league seasons with 20 doubles and 50 RBIs.

Elsewhere in the majors:

— Left-hander Derek Holland agreed to a minor league contract with the Detroit Tigers and was invited to major league spring training. The 34-year-old Holland is 79-81 with a 4.61 ERA in 12 major league seasons. He went 1-3 with a 6.86 ERA in 12 appearances for the Pittsburgh Pirates last year. That was after he initially signed a minor league deal with them. Holland went 16-5 with Texas in 2011, when the Rangers won a second straight American League pennant.

— Michael Hill is taking over from Chris Young, who stayed just one season in the role of Joe Torre’s replacement as Major League Baseball’s disciplinarian. Hill will be senior vice president of on-field operations along with former major leaguer Raúl Ibañez. Hill will oversee umpires and on-field discipline, and Ibañez will be involved in rules, equipment and on-field technology. Former pitcher Joe Martinez was hired as senior director of on-field strategy, former outfielder outfielder Rajai Davis as senior director of on-field operations and former Houston manager Bo Porter as a consultant on coaching development.


Sale of some spring training tickets delayed

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — The sale of spring training tickets for St. Louis Cardinals and Miami Marlins games in Jupiter, Florida, has been delayed because of uncertainty about the schedule for games.

Major League Baseball last week proposed a one-month delay in starting spring training due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Meanwhile, the Cleveland Indians will not be allowing fans to watch their spring training workouts in Arizona due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The team said Monday that per MLB guidelines, the club’s player development complex in Goodyear, Arizona, will not be open to fans. Cleveland’s facility is adjacent to one for the Cincinnati Reds.


Gonzaga remains on top

UNDATED (AP) — Gonzaga and Baylor have continued their season-long run atop The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll.

The Zags received 61 first-place votes from a media panel and Baylor had the other three. Villanova is No. 3 followed by Michigan and Houston, which moved up a spot for its highest ranking since the Phi Slama Jama team reached No. 2 in 1983-84.

No. 9 Oklahoma made a massive leap from No. 24 after becoming the second team in 25 years to beat three straight top-10 teams. No. 25 Drake is ranked for the first time since 2007-08.


Packers coach and GM expect Rodgers to be back

GREEN BAY, Wisc. (AP) — Green Bay Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst and coach Matt LaFleur say they expect Aaron Rodgers to remain their team’s starting quarterback in 2021 and beyond.

Gutekunst and LaFleur made those comments Monday during season-ending Zoom sessions with reporters.

Rodgers had said after the Packers’ 31-26 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFC championship game that “there’s a lot of guys’ futures that are uncertain, myself included.”


Rangers’ DeAngelo goes unclaimed on waivers by rest of NHL

NEW YORK (AP) — Tony DeAngelo went unclaimed by the NHL’s other 30 teams after the New York Rangers put him on waivers.

It was not immediately clear what the Rangers would do with the 25-year-old defensemen who remains under contract with them. DeAngelo is not expected to play Monday night against Pittsburgh.

The Rangers waived DeAngelo on Sunday less than four months since re-signing him to a $9.6 million, two-year contract. DeAngelo was on the ice for four Penguins goals Saturday night.

Coach David Quinn declined to say whether the move to waive DeAngelo was solely performance-related.