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Dodgers, Red Sox rework Betts-Price deal…Maeda to Twins…Regrets for Morton over sign-stealing

UNDATED (AP) — The Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers have reworked a deal that is sending outfielder Mookie Betts and pitcher David Price to L.A. A person with knowledge of the negotiations tells The Associated Press that the Red Sox are receiving outfielder Alex Verdugo and prospects Jeter Downs and Connor Wong for Betts and Price. Boston was to send cash to the Dodgers to offset Price’s salary, reportedly half of the $96 million still owed to the 2012 AL Cy Young Award winner.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers have worked out a deal that sends starting pitcher Kenta Maeda  to the Minnesota Twins for bullpen prospect Brusdar Graterol. Graterol originally was supposed to head to Boston in a swap that sent Mookie Betts and David Price to Los Angeles, but the deal fell through when the Red Sox had concerns over Graterol’s arm. Maeda was 10-8 with a 4.04 ERA in 37 games last season, including 26 starts.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Two-time All-Star pitcher Charlie Morton says he regrets not doing anything to try to stop the Houston Astros from illegally stealing signs and relaying information to their hitters during the team’s 2017 World Series championship season. Morton helped the Astros win the 2017 title in his first season with the team, winning Game 7 of both the ALCS and World Series. He says he’s not sure what he could have done to stop his former teammates and doesn’t recall specifics about who did what wrong in 2017.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Alex Bowman are the first two drivers to qualify for next Sunday’s Daytona 500. Stenhouse captured the pole with a top lap of 194.582 mph in his first qualifier for JTG-Daugherty Racing, which signed him after he was fired by Roush Fenway Racing last season. Bowman will start on the outside of the front row after posting a top lap of 194.363 mph.

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Nick Taylor has captured his second PGA title and first since his fourth career start in 2015. The Canadian handled high winds to capture the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am by four strokes over Kevin Streelman. Taylor built a five-stroke lead by the turn and dealt with 40 mph gusts blasting the Monterey Peninsula. Taylor closed with a 2-under 70 for a 19 under total. Streelman finished with a 68.

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