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AP source: Mike Trout, Angels close to record $432M, 12-year deal

A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels are close to finalizing a $432 million, 12-year contract that would shatter …

UPDATED: Fri., March 15, 2019, 9:45 p.m.

Ichiro Suzuki, Mariners arrive in Tokyo, a sure sign baseball only days away

Ichiro wore a gray-and-black hat and slipped quickly through the arrival gate at Haneda Airport.

UPDATED: Fri., March 15, 2019, 6:22 p.m.

Prep notebook: Greater Spokane League delays league schedules; all-star games rosters; winter scholar-athletes

The Greater Spokane League has pushed back the start of league play for baseball and softball due to fields still covered in snow.

UPDATED: Thu., March 14, 2019, 9:40 p.m.

Whether step-back or rebuild, Seattle Mariners focus is on future

Throughout the offseason, the decisions made about the future of the Seattle Mariners took on different catchphrases.

UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 10:23 p.m.

College baseball: Nick Nyquist’s homer helps Gonzaga beat Utah

Nick Nyquist hit a go-ahead three-run home run in the sixth inning, and Gonzaga defeated Utah 5-3 Tuesday in a nonleague game in Salt Lake City.

Mariners’ Kyle Seager needs surgery on left hand, out for April

Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager needs surgery on his left hand and will be out at least through April.

UPDATED: Sun., March 10, 2019, 9:01 p.m.

King Felix upset by opening-day decision, but not surprised

Felix Hernandez doesn’t think he could have changed the mind of Seattle Mariners manager Scott Servais about opening day, even by pitching well this spring.

Babe Ruth’s last surviving daughter dies in Nevada at 102

Julia Ruth Stevens, a last surviving daughter of Hall of Fame baseball slugger Babe Ruth and a champion of his legacy, has died at age 102

Trevor Rosenthal brings closer mentality to back of Nationals ’pen

Opponents who get past the three aces at the top of Washington’s rotation – Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg and Patrick Corbin – will still have to navigate a trio of …

Giants’ Buster Posey catching more in spring than expected

San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey played in his fifth spring training game and made his fourth start behind the plate. Told that it seems as if Posey is catching …

Lonnie Chisenhall ready to move around the field for the Pirates

Lonnie Chisenhall knows his new gig as the Pittsburgh Pirates’ starting right fielder is likely temporary while Gregory Polanco recovers from shoulder surgery. Chisenhall is willing to serve in a …

Masahiro Tanaka to start Yankees’ regular season opener vs Orioles

Masahiro Tanaka will be the New York Yankees’ opening day starter March 28 against Baltimore. Yankees manager Aaron Boone announced the decision before a spring training game with the Orioles. …

Mariners’ Kyle Seager to see hand specialist after rolling wrist

Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager will see a hand specialist after rolling his left wrist during a spring training game. Seager was pulled Friday night after jamming his glove …

UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019, 12:01 p.m.

AP source: Royals sign Martin Maldonado to $2.5M deal for 2019

A person familiar with the deal says the Kansas City Royals have agreed to a one-year, $2.5 million deal with Martin Maldonado. That gives them a veteran catcher after losing …

UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019, 2:34 p.m.

Bryce Harper walks twice in Phils debut, draws cheers and 4-man OF

Bryce Harper drew big cheers, a pair of walks and an unusual defense in his spring training debut for the Philadelphia Phillies. Both times the slugger with the biggest contract …

UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019, 1:18 p.m.

Indians to count on strong starting pitching again in 2019

With the March 28 opener quickly approaching, Indians manager Terry Francona still hasn’t announced who will start Cleveland’s first game or how he’ll line up his rotation for early in …

UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019, 6:23 p.m.

Aaron Judge, Albert Pujols among spring training standouts

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jack Flaherty struck out nine over four scoreless innings in his most recent start, including seven in a row

Dodgers haven’t ruled out Clayton Kershaw for opening day yet

Clayton Kershaw has not yet been ruled out for opening day by the Los Angeles Dodgers despite all the time he’s missed at spring training with a sore left shoulder. …

Pirates’ Jung Ho Kang having a strong spring despite long layoff

The Pittsburgh Pirates admittedly took a leap of faith when they re-signed Jung Ho Kang to a $3 million, one-year contract in November as a free agent. Kang missed the …

Rob Manfred: Slow free agent market is ‘distributional problem’

Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred says it’s not collusion that has slowed the free agent market but just a question of how salaries are distributed among the players. Manfred says owners …

MLB ’19: College draft picks on rapid rise to big leagues

The Giants’ Joey Bart already looks like a big leaguer in his first camp. The same with Nick Madrigal of the White Sox and the four college pitchers the Royals …

Clay Buchholz joins Blue Jays after another uncertain offseason

Clay Buchholz has resurfaced with the Toronto Blue Jays after another offseason of uncertainty. The 34-year-old right-hander has pitched brilliantly at times in his career. But he has also dealt …

UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 2:17 p.m.

Rob Manfred says Bryce Harper can’t recruit Mike Trout (for now)

Major League Baseball is investigating whether new Philadelphia slugger Bryce Harper committed a tampering violation when he lobbied for Mike Trout to join the Phillies. The two-time AL MVP does …

UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 2:12 p.m.

Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright suspended 80 games for HGH

Boston Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright has been suspended for 80 games following a positive test for Human Growth Hormone. The suspension is the latest in a series of setbacks …

UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 1:55 p.m.

Royals’ Salvador Perez undergoes successful Tommy John surgery

Royals catcher Salvador Perez underwent Tommy John surgery Wednesday to repair a torn ligament in his right elbow, a procedure that will sideline the six-time All-Star for the upcoming season. …

UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 1:55 p.m.

Bryce Gouging: Harper makes Phillies hottest ticket in town

Bryce Harper has become the most popular Philadelphia Phillies star since signing a record free-agent deal. Team stores and ticket windows are trying to meet the demand for No. 3 …

UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 3:06 p.m.

Yankees ace Luis Severino expects to throw in 2 weeks

New York Yankees ace Luis Severino expects to resume a throwing program in two weeks. Severino will miss his scheduled start on opening day on March 28 because of right …

MLB ’19: Kendall Graveman gets used to Cubs while rehabbing injury

Kendall Graveman is in an unusual situation with the Chicago Cubs, rehabbing a major elbow injury while getting to know his new teammates. Drew Smyly was in the same spot …

UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 10:31 a.m.

Little League to include Cuban youth players

Cuban baseball and Little League International say that young Cuban players will soon be able to participate in international Little League tournaments. The agreement follows a deal between Major League …

Luis Severino scratched from start with right shoulder discomfort

Yankees right-hander Luis Severino has been scratched from his first spring training start due to right shoulder discomfort. Severino was slated to face the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday but was …