Stories tagged: MLB
Sat., Dec. 3, 2016, 5:20 p.m.
AP source: Carlos Beltran reaches deal with Astros, $16M for 1 year
Former Spokane Indians outfielder Carlos Beltran is headed back to Houston, hoping his 20th season in the majors could bring him – and the Astros – a most elusive World …
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 5:40 p.m.
Smokeless tobacco to take a dip among big league newcomers
That visible circle in the back pockets of big leaguers – typically a sure sign of smokeless tobacco – might be far less common next season. Players new to the …
Wed., Nov. 30, 2016, 9:44 p.m.
MLB notes: Yoenis Cespedes, Mets finalize $110M, 4-year contract
Having finalized a $110 million, four-year contract with the New York Mets, Yoenis Cespedes declared: “God willing, I will finish my career with this team.” Mets general manager Sandy Alderson …
Wed., Nov. 30, 2016, 9:12 p.m.
MLB players, owners reach tentative labor deal
Negotiators for baseball players and owners have reached a tentative agreement on a five-year labor contract that will extend the sport’s industrial peace to 26 years.
Wed., Nov. 30, 2016, 2:30 a.m.
OF Jon Jay agrees to $8 million, 1-year deal with Cubs
The Chicago Cubs and outfielder Jon Jay have agreed to an $8 million, one-year contract, likely signaling the end of Dexter Fowler’s time with the World Series champions.
Wed., Nov. 30, 2016, 1:30 a.m.
Boston’s Rick Porcello, Washington’s Anthony Rendon win comeback awards
Boston Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello has won the A.L. Comeback Player of the Year award, while Washington Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon received the N.L. honor.
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 9 p.m.
Pirates designate pitcher Jeff Locke for assignment
The Pittsburgh Pirates are done waiting to see if pitcher Jeff Locke can return to the form that made him an All-Star in 2013.
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 8 p.m.
Brewers sign Eric Thames, designate slugging 1B Chris Carter
Free agent Eric Thames agreed Tuesday to a $16 million, three-year contract with the Milwaukee Brewers, who cut first baseman Chris Carter after a 41-homer season that tied for the …
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 1:45 a.m.
AP source: Edinson Volquez, Marlins agree to $22M, 2-year deal
The Marlins have begun the painful task of revamping their rotation following the death of ace Jose Fernandez, reaching a deal with free agent Edinson Volquez.
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016
AP source: Cespedes, Mets agree to $110M, 4-year contract
Yoenis Cespedes is staying with the New York Mets – again. After testing free agency for the second straight offseason, the slugging outfielder agreed to a $110 million, four-year contract …
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016, 8:30 p.m.
Orix Buffaloes of Japan sign ex-Seattle outfielder Stefen Romero
Former Seattle Mariners outfielder Stefen Romero has signed a one-year contract with the Orix Buffaloes of Japan’s Pacific League.
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016, 8 p.m.
Mariners acquire right-handers Rob Whalen, Max Povse from Braves
The Seattle Mariners acquired right-handers Rob Whalen and Max Povse from the Atlanta Braves on Monday night for outfielder Alex Jackson and a player to be named.
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016, 10:34 a.m.
James Taylor announces summer 2017 tour of 4 baseball parks
Singer-songwriter James Taylor has announced a summer tour of four baseball parks, culminating in a date at Fenway Park, home of his beloved Boston Red Sox.
Thu., Nov. 24, 2016, 7:06 p.m.
What’s next for the Seattle Mariners after five-player trade with Arizona?
SEATTLE – There’s always a “what’s next?” with Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto, and it’s no different after the blockbuster five-player trade late Wednesday that netted shortstop/leadoff hitter Jean …
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 2:48 p.m.
Ralph Branca, pitcher who gave up ‘Shot Heard ‘Round World,’ dies
Ralph Branca, the Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher who gave up the home run dubbed the “Shot Heard ‘Round the World,” has died at the age of 90. His son-in-law, former big …
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016, 4:15 a.m.
Rangers, RHP Andrew Cashner finalize $10 million, 1-year deal
Andrew Cashner wanted to come home to Texas to pitch, and the Rangers have long coveted the right-hander.
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016, 3:45 a.m.
AP Source: Astros agree to 4-year, $52M deal with Josh Reddick
A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that free agent outfielder Josh Reddick has agreed to a four-year, $52 million contract with the Houston Astros.
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016, 2:15 a.m.
Cardinals sign Brett Cecil to 4-year, $30.5 million deal
The Cardinals filled the biggest void in their bullpen Monday with Brett Cecil, the only left-handed reliever that piqued their interest on the free-agent market
Thu., Nov. 17, 2016, 9:02 p.m.
Yankees trade Brian McCann, $11M to Astros for 2 young pitchers
The New York Yankees traded veteran catcher Brian McCann and $11 million to the Houston Astros on Thursday for a pair of young minor league pitchers. Houston sent right-handers Albert …
Thu., Nov. 17, 2016, 6:58 p.m.
Mike Trout, Kris Bryant win baseball’s MVP awards
Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout has been voted AL MVP, and Chicago Cubs slugger Kris Bryant is the NL winner. Bryant hit .292 with 39 homers and 102 RBIs …
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, 9:19 p.m.
MLB notes: Rockies bring in Mike Redmond as bench coach
The Colorado Rockies have brought in Mike Redmond to serve as the bench coach on new manager Bud Black’s staff. The 45-year-old Redmond was the manager of the Miami Marlins …
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, 7:05 p.m.
Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully to receive Medal of Freedom
Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom next Tuesday at the White House. Scully retired last month after spending his entire 67-year career in …
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, 5:36 p.m.
Nationals’ Max Scherzer, Boston’s Rick Porcello win Cy Young Awards
Rick Porcello of the Boston Red Sox has won the A.L. Cy Young Award by a narrow margin and Max Scherzer of the Washington Nationals has taken the N.L. prize.
Tue., Nov. 15, 2016, 10 p.m.
Pope Francis gets Cubs hat, baseball from Chicago archbishop
Pope Francis now has a blue Chicago Cubs hat to go with his traditional white skull cap.
Tue., Nov. 15, 2016, 9:30 p.m.
Dodgers’ Roberts, Indians’ Francona win Manager of Year
Dave Roberts of the Los Angeles Dodgers has won the National League Manager of the Year award and Terry Francona of the Cleveland Indians has earned the A.L. honor.
Tue., Nov. 15, 2016, 9 p.m.
Astros name Alex Cora bench coach, replacing Trey Hillman
Alex Cora has been hired as bench coach for the Houston Astros.
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 6:29 p.m.
Corey Seager, Michael Fulmer take Rookie of the Year honors
Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager was a unanimous winner of the N.L. Rookie of the Year award, and Detroit right-hander Michael Fulmer beat out New York Yankees catcher Gary …
Fri., Nov. 11, 2016, 6:23 p.m.
MLB notes: Phillies get Howie Kendrick from Dodgers
The Phillies have acquired Howie Kendrick from the Los Angeles Dodgers for first baseman Darin Ruf and utilityman Darnell Sweeney.
Thu., Nov. 10, 2016, 9:02 p.m.
MLB notes: RA Dickey agrees to $8M deal with Braves
Former N.L. Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey and the Atlanta Braves have agreed to an $8 million, one-year contract, adding a 42-year-old knuckleballer to a thin rotation as the …
Thu., Nov. 10, 2016, 8:59 p.m.
Many stars available on trade market as GMs head home
Justin Verlander, Miguel Cabrera, Chris Sale, Andrew McCutchen, Brian McCann are available on the trade market as major league general managers head home following 4 days of meetings at a …