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Slumping Chris Davis a costly problem, but O’s staying patient

The new regime of the Baltimore Orioles inherited a costly problem in slumping slugger Chris Davis, who’s working with a $161 million contract yet can’t buy a hit. After batting …

UPDATED: Fri., April 5, 2019, 10:28 p.m.

MLB roundup: Dodgers hit 3 more home runs, beat Rockies 10-6

Max Muncy, Cody Bellinger and Russell Martin homered as the Los Angeles Dodgers kept up their longball barrage, beating Colorado 10-6 Friday in the Rockies’ home opener.

UPDATED: Fri., April 5, 2019, 10:09 p.m.

Yoan Moncada, White Sox win home opener, beat messy Mariners

Yoan Moncada hit a go-ahead, two-run single in the seventh inning and the Chicago White Sox won a wild home opener Friday, beating the Seattle Mariners 10-8.

Rangers place Edinson Volquez on injured list due to elbow sprain

The Texas Rangers have placed pitcher Edinson Volquez on the 10-day injured list due to a right elbow sprain. The Rangers made the move before playing the Los Angeles Angels …

Pitcher Dan Straily agrees to $575,000 deal with Orioles

Seeking to boost a thin starting rotation, the Baltimore Orioles agreed to a $575,000, one-year contact with 30-year old right-hander Dan Straily. Baltimore’s rotation includes Alex Cobb, Andrew Cashner, Dylan …

Out of Right Field: Recap, takeaways from the White Sox’s 10-8 win over the Mariners

Yusei Kikuchi overcame a sluggish start to put himself in line for his first major league victory, but the Mariners bullpen couldn’t hold the lead in a 10-8 loss to …

Diamondbacks INF Jake Lamb to miss 6 weeks with quad injury

Arizona Diamondbacks infielder Jake Lamb is expected to be sidelined for about six weeks after straining his left quadriceps while running out a double this week. Lamb pulled up short …

UPDATED: Thu., April 4, 2019, 10:55 p.m.

MLB roundup: Trevor Bauer says Indians made ‘right decision’ ending his no-hit bid

Trevor Bauer was pulled by manager Terry Francona after seven hitless innings and 117 pitches, and Toronto’s Freddy Galvis broke up Cleveland’s bid for a combined no-hitter with a leadoff …

Yankees place shortstop Troy Tulowitzki on their expansive injured list

The New York Yankees have placed shortstop Troy Tulowitzki on the 10-day injured list with a left calf strain. New York has 11 players on IR, most in the majors.

Clayton Kershaw gives up 2 runs in 4 1/3 innings in OKC rehab outing

The three-time Cy Young Award winner threw 61 pitches against the San Antonio Missions, a Milwaukee Brewers affiliate.

Major League Baseball adds $15,000 bonuses for All-Star voting leaders

The $2,500 to $15,000 checks will add up to tip money for most big-money stars. According to details obtained by The Associated Press, the highest vote-getters in both leagues will …

UPDATED: Thu., April 4, 2019, 6:28 p.m.

Analysis: How are the Mariners pulling off this franchise-best 7-1 start?

Maybe the Mariners should have tried this whole “step back” plan a long time ago.

MLB roundup: Phils lose for 1st time, Robertson walks in game-ending run

David Robertson forced home the game-ending run with a ninth-inning walk to Jake Noll, a rookie without a hit in his two previous major league at-bats, and the Nationals beat …

Cleveland Indians, Terry Francona continue partnership with 2-year extension

The Cleveland Indians have signed manager Terry Francona to a two-year contract extension that runs through the 2022 season.

Former Atlanta Braves manager, Hall of Famer Bobby Cox in hospital

Braves manager Brian Snitker says he is “very concerned” after Hall of Famer Bobby Cox was admitted into an Atlanta-area hospital.

UPDATED: Wed., April 3, 2019, 8:17 p.m.

Mariners’ game Thursday vs. White Sox postponed to Friday due to expected inclement weather

The hottest team in baseball – the Seattle Mariners – will be getting two days off instead of one. Will it cool off an offense that has scored six runs …

MLB roundup: Bryce Harper homers in DC return, Phils beat Nats 8-2

Bryce Harper crushed a long home run for his third hit while performing to jeers in his return to Washington, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Nationals 8-2 Tuesday night …

UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019, 10:28 p.m.

Marco Gonzales picks up third win as Mariners hold off Angels

Marco Gonzales was brilliant, pitching 8 1/3 innings, allowing one run on four hits with a walk and three strikeouts to improve to 3-0.

UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019, 9:51 p.m.

Out of Right Field: Recap, takeaways from the Mariners’ 2-1 victory against the Los Angeles Angels

Marco Gonzales allowed four hits in 8 1 /3 innings as the Seattle Mariners defeated the visiting Los Angeles Angels 2-1 Tuesday night.

UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019, 9:20 p.m.

T-R-A-I-T-O-R: Bryce Harper hears boos at Nats Park, hits HR, flips bat

Bryce Harper was greeted by plenty of loud boos on his return to Nationals Park as an opponent for the first time since signing a $330 million contract to play …

UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019, 6:16 p.m.

Spokane’s Tyler Olson lives the good life while pitching for the Cleveland Indians

Tyler Olson, who was the 2013 West Coast Conference Pitcher of the Year as a Gonzaga senior and made his big-league debut for the Mariners in April 2015, knows he’s …

Pirates 1B Josh Bell looking for power boost in 2019

Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Josh Bell is hoping to regain some power in 2019. Bell hit just 12 home runs in 2018, less than half the total he put up …

UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019, 3:16 p.m.

Ronald Acuna Jr., Braves agree to $100M, 8-year contract

Outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. and the Atlanta Braves have agreed to a $100 million, eight-year contract. It’s the largest deal for a player under club control with less than one …

MLB takes over Dodgertown, renames it for Jackie Robinson

The former Dodgertown spring training camp will be named the Jackie Robinson Training Complex. It will be used for Major League Baseball’s amateur development initiatives. Then based in Brooklyn, the …

Indians star Francisco Lindor to miss more time with ankle injury

Indians All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor will miss more time because of a sprained left ankle that has delayed his season debut. Lindor was making a steady recovery from a strained …

UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019, 6:23 p.m.

Kevin Pillar traded from Blue Jays to Giants

Outfielder Kevin Pillar was traded by the veteran-shedding Toronto Blue Jays to the San Francisco Giants for infielder Alen Hanson, right-hander Derek Law and minor league pitcher Juan De Paula. …

UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019, 12:54 a.m.

Out of Right Field: Recap, takeaways from the Mariners’ 6-3 victory against the Los Angeles Angels

Felix Hernandez got his first victory since last June, allowing three runs (one earned) on seven hits in 5 1/3 innings with no walks and four strikeouts.

UPDATED: Mon., April 1, 2019, 11:10 p.m.

King Felix pitches Mariners past Angels for first win in last 12 starts

Felix Hernandez allowed one earned run and pitched into the sixth inning for his first victory since last June, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Los Angeles Angels 6-3 on …

Bryce Harper ready for anything in return to D.C. with Phillies

Seven miles from Nationals Park, at the Takoma Community Center in the northwest quadrant of Washington, there is a refurbished youth baseball field named for Bryce Harper. It’s a symbol …