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Judge rules Lorena Martin, Mariners must go to arbitration

A judge in Seattle has ruled that Lorena Martin’s wrongful termination lawsuit against the Mariners must be resolved in private arbitration rather than in court.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 5:05 p.m.

Larry Stone: Back with Mariners on minor league deal, Dustin Ackley is hopeful, and realistic

Once hailed as the franchise savior, Ackley returns on the bottom rung of the clubhouse hierarchy – a non-roster invitee with almost no chance to make the roster. Ackley’s initial …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 6:53 p.m.

Mariners’ Kyle Seager enters 2019 after physical, dietary makeover

Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager enters the 2019 season after a physical and dietary remake. He learned to embrace flexibility training, spinach, and a long-term health plan. Seager played the …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 1:42 p.m.

After veteran salaries drop, baseball players want change

While Manny Machado agreed to a pending $300 million, 10-year contract with San Diego and Bryce Harper is likely to top Giancarlo Stanton’s record $325 million, 13-year deal, many less-than-superstar …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:22 p.m.

Former Dodgers great Don Newcombe dies at 92

Don Newcombe, the hard-throwing Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher who was one of the first black players in the major leagues and who went on to win the Rookie of the Year, …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:16 p.m.

AP source: Manny Machado, Padres agrees to $300M, 10-year deal

A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that All-Star infielder Manny Machado has agreed to a $300 million, 10-year deal with the rebuilding San Diego Padres, the …


No peanuts or Cracker Jack at the old ballgame in Hartford

Sing all you want at the old ballgame, but nobody will be buying peanuts or Cracker Jack at this stadium


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 16, 2019, 7:24 p.m.

Ichiro back in Mariners’ camp at 45 with chance to play at home

Ichiro Suzuki is back in spring training with the Seattle Mariners at age 45. He insists his focus is on each day and not the season-opening series in Japan that …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 11:23 p.m.

College baseball roundup: Minnesota rallies to defeat Gonzaga in season-opening tournament

Eli Wilson’s two-run single in the bottom of the eighth inning Friday snapped a 4-all tie and helped Minnesota beat Gonzaga 8-5 in the first day of the Surprise (Arizona) …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 10:13 a.m.

Tigers beat Michael Fulmer in final arbitration case this year

Detroit beat pitcher Michael Fulmer in the last salary arbitration case this year, leaving players with a 6-4 final record in decisions. Fulmer was awarded a raise from $575,200 to …


Lesson plans: Mets’ Mickey Callaway seeks smoother ride in Year 2

Mickey Callaway’s first season as a manager with the New York Mets was messy. As he prepares to begin his second spring training in charge, Callaway is already under plenty …


Madison Bumgarner puts rookie Joey Bart to work on Giants’ 1st day

Madison Bumgarner put rookie Joey Bart to work on the San Francisco Giants’ first day of spring training workouts. Bumgarner’s hopes to bounce back from a disappointing 2018. The left-hander …


Adam Wainwright says he is healthy after injury-wrecked season

Adam Wainwright says he is healthy following an injury-wrecked 2018 season. Wainwright had minor elbow surgery after the 2017 season and was just 2-4 with a 4.46 ERA last year, …


Yu Darvish felt pressure after big contract with Cubs

Yu Darvish says he felt pressure after signing a $126 million, six-year contract with the Chicago Cubs. Darvish went 1-3 with 4.95 ERA in eight starts last season, the last …


Something special about first workout for new Texas manager

There was something special for new Rangers manager Chris Woodward when pitchers and catchers had their first spring training workout. Woodward thinks long-term and appreciates the everyday grind of the …


Russell Martin reunited with Clayton Kershaw, connecting with new teammates

The Los Angeles Dodgers are already pleased with what they’ve seen from Russell Martin, who is back with the team after a January trade. He has reunited with Dodgers ace …


Matt Kemp looking for playing time with new Reds team

Matt Kemp was part of the Reds’ biggest offseason deal, coming to Cincinnati in a deal with the Dodgers that also brought Yasiel Puig and Alex Wood. His challenge is …


White Sox still waiting for Manny Machado

The Chicago White Sox opened spring training waiting for Manny Machado. Machado, among the offseason’s top free agents, still hasn’t agreed to a deal. Alonso spoke with the All-Star infielder …


Marlins open camp, and Don Mattingly knows decisions await

There have been years in his managerial career where Don Mattingly has arrived for the first day of spring training without any mystery regarding who would be on the 25-man …


Red Sox expect closer to emerge from within roster

Boston expects its new closer to emerge from the current Red Sox roster. All-Star Craig Kimbrel turned down a $17.9 million qualifying offer from the World Series champions, and the …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 7:17 p.m.

Shohei Ohtani has no regrets hitting through year, delaying surgery

Shohei Ohtani says he has “no regrets” about last year as he begins his second spring with the Los Angeles Angels. The reigning AL Rookie of the Year is recovering …


Angels hope Shohei Ohtani ready to DH by May

The Los Angeles Angels hope Shohei Ohtani recovers from Tommy John surgery in time to join their batting order by May. The AL Rookie of the Year had Tommy John …


Masahiro Tanaka no fan of DH, wants to hit and run at NL ballparks

Masahiro Tanaka wants to keep on hitting and running the bases at NL ballparks, hoping use of the designated hitter does not spread to the National League. The New York …


New Baltimore leadership hoping for better Orioles’ future

When pitchers and catchers reported to the Baltimore Orioles camp they met a new administration. There is a manager in the dugout other than Buck Showalter for the first time …


Touki Toussaint among young candidates for spot in Braves rotation

Touki Toussaint and Mike Soroka are among the young pitchers to watch in what is expected to be an interesting competition for a spot in the Atlanta Braves’ rotation this …


Buster Posey is healthy and hopeful of handling full catching load

One day in early November, Buster Posey realized things were becoming normal again as he rehabilitated from season-ending hip surgery. Working out his lower body with a 15-pound dumbbell in …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 12:54 p.m.

Rob Manfred: No DH or draft changes likely for 2019

Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says management is focused on pace-of-game changes for 2019 and bolder ideas proposed by players such as expanding the designated hitter to the National League are …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 2:28 p.m.

3-batter minimum, early trade deadline, DH changes proposed

Major League Baseball and its players are discussing bold changes to spark the sport. They include a three-batter minimum before a pitching change except at the start of an inning, …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 2:54 p.m.

MLB says no evidence to support allegations against Mariners

Major League Baseball says its independent investigation found no credible evidence to support claims of disparaging comments and discriminatory treatment by members of the Seattle Mariners front office. MLB released …


Didi Gregorius not estimating on return from elbow surgery

Didi Gregorius isn’t willing to estimate when he will return to the field for the New York Yankees. The shortstop is recovering from surgery last October to repair a torn …