Stories tagged: MLB
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 6:04 p.m.
Astros’ Jose Altuve wins AL MVP, Marlins’ Giancarlo Stanton earns NL honor
Houston Astros dynamo Jose Altuve has won the American League MVP award, towering over New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge by a wide margin. The 5-foot-6 Altuve drew 27 of …
Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 9:44 a.m.
Mariners make trade, raise available money for Japan’s Shohei Otani
The Seattle Mariners have gained more flexibility if they want to try to sign Japanese pitcher/outfielder Shohei Otani. They acquired an additional $500,000 for their international signing bonus pool from …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 12:42 p.m.
Commissioner Rob Manfred: MLB pace changes will happen with or without union
Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says rule changes to speed games will be put in place next year with or without an agreement with the players’ association. Major League Baseball proposed …
Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 11:10 p.m.
MLB hopes for new Japan posting deal by early December
Major League Baseball hopes to put in place a new posting system agreement with Japan by early December, a deal that would allow star pitcher-outfielder Shohei Otani to start negotiations …
Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 8:42 p.m.
Max Scherzer, Corey Kluber win Cy Young Awards by wide margins
Max Scherzer heard his name and thrust his arms in the air, shouting and smiling big before turning to kiss his wife.
Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 8:11 p.m.
A’s trade DH/INF Ryon Healy to Mariners for Emilio Pagan, minor leaguer
Still in the initial stages of the offseason, general manager Jerry Dipoto and the Seattle Mariners believe they’ve solved one of their big concerns.
Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 7:39 p.m.
Twins’ Paul Molitor, D-Backs’ Torey Lovullo win Manager of Year awards
Paul Molitor of the Minnesota Twins has won the AL Manager of the Year award and Torey Lovullo of the Arizona Diamondbacks has won the NL honor. Both managers guided …
Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 7:04 p.m.
Family, friends, teammates say final goodbye to Roy Halladay
Two-time Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay was remembered as an amazing husband, father, friend and teammate who was one of the best pitchers of his generation but an even …
Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 12:41 p.m.
Boston Red Sox great Bobby Doerr dies at 99
Bobby Doerr, the Hall of Fame second baseman dubbed the “Silent Captain” of the Boston Red Sox by longtime teammate and friend Ted Williams, has died. He was 99.
Mon., Nov. 13, 2017, 8:06 p.m.
Yankees’ Aaron Judge wins A.L. Rookie of the Year award in unanimous vote
The verdict is in and it is unanimous. Aaron Judge is the 2017 American League Rookie of the Year.
Mon., Nov. 13, 2017, 7:57 p.m.
Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger is National League rookie of the year
Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Cody Bellinger was honored Monday as the unanimous winner of the National League rookie of the year.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 13, 2017, 11:04 p.m.
Former Spokane Indian Carlos Beltran retires after winning first World Series title
Carlos Beltran is retiring at age 40 after winning his first World Series title in his 20th major league season.
Sat., Nov. 11, 2017, 8:50 p.m.
Japanese star Shohei Otani announces desire to move to MLB
Highly touted Japanese pitcher-outfielder Shohei Otani announced on Saturday he wants to move to Major League Baseball next season.
Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 8:35 p.m.
Mariners’ Nelson Cruz named Silver Slugger at DH
Seattle Mariners designated hitter Nelson Cruz has been selected to the 2017 American League Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger team. The award is the second of Cruz’s career after he was …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 4:02 p.m.
Royals manager Ned Yost breaks pelvis, ribs in fall
Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost broke a pelvis and several ribs during a fall on his property in Georgia. The team says the 62-year-old manager was working on a …
Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 6:34 p.m.
Jose Altuve voted best by players for 2nd year in a row
Houston’s Jose Altuve has been named outstanding player for the second straight season in Players Choice Awards balloting by the Major League Baseball Players Association. The Chicago Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo …
Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 3:07 p.m.
Roy Halladay was flying plane low, witnesses tell safety board
Roy Halladay was flying his tiny sport plane low over the Gulf of Mexico shortly before it slammed into the water and killed the retired star pitcher, witnesses have told …
Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 9:29 a.m.
Texas can pay most for Shohei Otani, followed by Yankees and Twins
Texas, the New York Yankees and Minnesota can pay the most to a young international free agent as highly touted pitcher-outfielder Shohei Otani prepares to enter the market. The Rangers …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 7:09 p.m.
Former star pitcher Roy Halladay killed in Florida plane crash
Former star pitcher Roy Halladay has been killed in a plane crash in the Gulf of Mexico. Police say Halladay’s private plane went down off the coast of Florida. The …
Mon., Nov. 6, 2017, 10:14 p.m.
Minnesota Twins hire Derek Shelton as bench coach
The Minnesota Twins have hired Derek Shelton as their bench coach.
Mon., Nov. 6, 2017, 10:11 p.m.
Bob Bowman to leave MLB next month after 17 years
Bob Bowman, who built Major League Baseball’s digital business into a pair of billion-dollar companies, said Monday he will leave the commissioner’s office when his contract expires next month.
Mon., Nov. 6, 2017, 10:04 p.m.
Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas, Lorenzo Cain, Jake Arrieta among 9 with $17.4M offers
Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer, third baseman Mike Moustakas and outfielder Lorenzo Cain were among nine free agents who received $17.4 million qualifying offers from their teams Monday.
Mon., Nov. 6, 2017, 7:44 p.m.
MLB.com expert predicts Yu Darvish could end up with Mariners
Could Yu Darvish end up with the Seattle Mariners next season?
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 7:52 p.m.
Houston celebrates World Series championship
World Series MVP George Springer planted the Houston Astros’ championship trophy at the front of a fire truck to a cheering crowd as the team began their victory parade Friday, …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 6:13 p.m.
Marlins decline Ichiro Suzuki’s $2 million club option
Derek Jeter’s first major roster move with the Miami Marlins was to part with former teammate Ichiro Suzuki.
Fri., Nov. 3, 2017
After a baseball season to remember, the NFL is looking even more dreary
The NFL just got another big problem: baseball. It takes a long time for trend lines to cross. We may be talking about a 10- or 15-year process here. But …
Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 4:55 p.m.
Carlos Beltran wept on field after Astros won World Series
When Carlos Beltran was 22 years old, he won the Rookie of the Year award after a sensational season with the Kansas City Royals in 1999.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 6:52 p.m.
Mariners decline options on pitchers Hisashi Iwakuma, Yovani Gallardo
The Seattle Mariners have declined 2018 contract options on right-handed pitchers Hisashi Iwakuma and Yovani Gallardo, making both free agents.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 4:57 p.m.
Angels, LF Justin Upton agree to $106 million, 5-year deal
Justin Upton and the Los Angeles Angels have decided to stick together, agreeing to a $106 million, five-year contract.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 4:56 p.m.
Red Sox hire Tony La Russa as special assistant
The Boston Red Sox have hired Tony La Russa to serve as a vice president and special assistant on its baseball operations staff. The former manager will assist in all …