earned five titles for the Yankees. His successor at shortstop already has one:
Sir Didi Gregorius
, proud member of Order of Orange-Nassau.
New York's newest infielder was knighted after his Netherlands team won the 2011 Baseball World Cup. He goes by his noble rank on his Twitter account.
"Some people actually call me Sir Didi," said Gregorius, who was acquired from Arizona last week. "I don't really mind if they just call me Didi."
In other deals announced this week:
Lefthander Francisco Liriano and the Pittsburgh Pirates finalized a $39 million, three-year contract.
Jason Hammel and the Chicago Cubs finalized a $20 million, two-year contract.
Relievers Luke Gregerson ($18.5 million/three years) and Pat Neshek ($12.5 million/two years) finalized contracts with the Houston Astros.
The Texas Rangers completed their trade with the Washington Nationals, getting lefthander Ross Detwiler for two minor leaguers.
The Boston Red Sox completed their trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks, getting lefty starter Wade Miley for righties Rubby De La Rosa and Allen Webster and infielder Raymel Flores.
COLLEGES Oklahoma State football star Tyreek Hill, was arrested Thursday night in Stillwater, Okla., accused of punching and choking his girlfriend. The woman said she was eight weeks pregnant and was concerned about the fetus. The report said the all-Big 12 player, a 20-year-old junior, was arrested shortly after 11 p.m. on a charge of domestic abuse by strangulation. Hill's electrifying 92-yard punt return for a touchdown tied last Saturday's game against Oklahoma, and his Cowboys went on to win, 38-35, in OT.
Gary Andersen was introduced as Oregon State's football coach, telling the crowd that there's no doubt in his mind that he's where he's supposed to be. Andersen replaces Mike Riley, who surprisingly left Oregon State last week after 14 seasons in Corvallis. It was equally surprising when Andersen announced he was leaving Wisconsin.
BOXING Britain's Amir Khan will wear boxing's "most expensive shorts" when he steps into the ring to face American Devon Alexander in a welterweight bout in Las Vegas Saturday. Former Olympic silver medalist Khan will wear shorts made of white nappa leather, silk, and featuring a waistband of 24-carat gold thread, with a reported value of at least $31,430.
GOLF Jason Day and Cameron Tringale shot an 8-under 64 in modified alternate-shot play to increase their lead to 3 strokes in the Franklin Templeton Shootout in Naples, Fla. The event will close Saturday with better-ball play. Graeme McDowell and Gary Woodland were second after a 63.