Stories tagged: MLB
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1, 2017, 8:57 P.M.
Lawyers: Sports agent, trainer deny Cuban player smuggling
Lawyers for a sports agent and a trainer told jurors they ran legitimate businesses and were not involved with illegal smuggling of Cuban baseball players from the communist island. Opening …
TUESDAY, JAN. 31, 2017, 8:17 P.M.
Former Cards exec said to accuse Astros in hacking case
A statement on a Twitter account attributed to a former Cardinals scouting executive convicted of hacking into the Astros’ computer system said Houston had earlier “unauthorized access” into the St. …
MONDAY, JAN. 30, 2017, 9:17 P.M.
Mariners sign veteran reliever Jean Machi to minor-league deal
The Mariners added another veteran reliever to their big-league camp roster for spring training by signing right-hander Jean Machi to a minor-league deal.
SATURDAY, JAN. 28, 2017, 6:41 P.M.
Mariners believe Mitch Haniger answers their need for right-handed power bat
The Mariners see Mitch Haniger, 26, as the answer to their need for a right-handed power bat in what has been a lefty-heavy lineup. He was a key component in …
FRIDAY, JAN. 27, 2017, 10:04 P.M.
Jose Quintana wants to stay with rebuilding White Sox
Jose Quintana wants to stay with the rebuilding Chicago White Sox, but knows he could be on the move if general manager Rick Hahn gets the right offer. In the …
FRIDAY, JAN. 27, 2017, 10:03 P.M.
Mark Trumbo ‘quite happy’ with 3-year deal, and so are Orioles
Mark Trumbo entered free agency along with heavy hitters Jose Bautista, Edwin Encarnacion and Yoenis Cespedes. As it turned out, Trumbo ended up right where he started: in Baltimore. The …
FRIDAY, JAN. 27, 2017, 10:02 P.M.
Royals gather in private to remember, celebrate Yordano Ventura
The Kansas City Royals gathered together to remember Yordano Ventura in a private “celebration of life” for the pitcher who died in a weekend car accident in the Dominican Republic. …
THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 2017, 6:31 P.M.
Constant change the theme of Seattle Mariners offseason
Jerry Dipoto never stops tinkering with the Seattle Mariners roster. Even if it comes at the strangest of times.
THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 2017, 6:31 P.M.
Seattle Mariners acquire LHP Dillon Overton from Athletics for minor league catcher
The Mariners acquired left-hander Dillon Overton on Thursday from the Athletics and sent minor league catcher Jason Goldstein to Oakland.
THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 2017, 10:35 A.M.
Men accused of robbing Mariners’ pitcher, high-end homes
A group of thieves has been arrested in connection to a number of high-end residential robberies that includes Mariners’ pitcher Felix Hernandez as a victim.
MONDAY, JAN. 23, 2017, 11:31 P.M.
Spring training to be shortened slightly in ‘18
For everyone who thinks spring training is too long, help is on the way – a little, anyway. Spring training will be shortened by two days starting in 2018, when …
MONDAY, JAN. 23, 2017, 9 P.M.
Caught napping: Baseball hitting, pitching sapped by jet lag
Researchers say they’ve documented an unseen drag on major league baseball players that can wipe out home field advantage, make pitchers give up more home runs, and take some punch …
FRIDAY, JAN. 20, 2017, 7:59 P.M.
St. Pete city council bans smokeless tobacco at Rays games
The St. Petersburg city council has given final approval to an ordinance banning use of smokeless tobacco products at organized sporting events, including major league baseball games at Tropicana Field, …
THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2017, 6:44 P.M.
AP source: Mark Trumbo, Orioles reach $37.5 million, 3-year deal
A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that the Baltimore Orioles have agreed to a $37.5 million, three-year contract to keep major league home run champion Mark …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18, 2017, 6:08 P.M.
Edgar Martinez makes jump, still short in Hall of Fame vote
Edgar Martinez continued his steady climb toward becoming the first player who was primarily a designated hitter to be elected to the baseball Hall of Fame. Now, is there enough …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18, 2017, 5:31 P.M.
Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines, Ivan Rodriguez elected to Hall of Fame
Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez have been elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame, earning the honor as Trevor Hoffman and Vladimir Guerrero fell just short.
TUESDAY, JAN. 17, 2017, 1 A.M.
AP source: Phillies, Michael Saunders agree to 1-year deal
Outfielder Michael Saunders and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed on a $9 million, one-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told the Associated Press.
TUESDAY, JAN. 17, 2017
Royals, Danny Duffy agree to $65M, 5-year contract
Perhaps the Royals and Danny Duffy thought Kansas City sports fans could use some good news.
MONDAY, JAN. 16, 2017, 10 P.M.
President Obama celebrates World Series champion Chicago Cubs
President Barack Obama welcomed the Chicago Cubs to the White House on Monday to celebrate their World Series win and speak to the power of sports to unite a divided …
FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2017, 7:08 P.M.
M’s avoid arbitration with all players, like Drew Smyly, Jarrod Dyson
The Seattle Mariners have agreed to terms on 2017 contracts with left-hander Drew Smyly and outfielder Jarrod Dyson after acquiring them in trades earlier this month. The Mariners also reached …
UPDATED: FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2017, 7:16 P.M.
Jake Arrieta, Bryce Harper, Manny Machado, Zach Britton get big-money deals
Cubs ace Jake Arrieta, Washington star Bryce Harper and Baltimore standouts Manny Machado and Zach Britton got big-money deals Friday as more than 100 major leaguers reached agreements for 2017 …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11, 2017, 10:50 P.M.
Mariners pick up starter Drew Smyly as they make pair of trades
The Mariners have made a pair of trades, landing left-handed starter Drew Smyly from the Tampa Bay Rays and right-hander reliever Shae Simmons from the Atlanta Braves. Seattle completed the …
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11, 2017, 3:59 P.M.
Mariners acquire RHP Shae Simmons, OF Mallex Smith from Braves, designate former Gonzaga pitcher Cody Martin for assignment
The Mariners have made yet another trade, acquiring right-hander Shae Simmons and outfielder Mallex Smith from the Atlanta Braves for left-handed pitching prospects Luiz Gohara and Thomas Burrows.
TUESDAY, JAN. 10, 2017, 1 A.M.
Nats say Max Scherzer has pitching finger injury, to miss WBC
N.L. Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer injured a finger on his pitching hand and will miss the World Baseball Classic.
TUESDAY, JAN. 10, 2017, 12:30 A.M.
18-month sentence given rooftop owner who cheated Cubs
An 18-month prison sentence has been handed to a man found guilty of defrauding the Chicago Cubs out of the team’s cut of revenues from his rooftop club near Wrigley …
MONDAY, JAN. 9, 2017, 10:54 P.M.
Ex-Spokane Indians ace Jackie Brown dies after long illness
Jackie Brown, personable pitching ace for Spokane’s 1973 Pacific Coast League champions, died Sunday in his hometown, Holdenville, Oklahoma, after a long illness.
SUNDAY, JAN. 8, 2017, 10 P.M.
Ex-major leaguer Manny Ramirez to make comeback in Japan
Former major league outfielder Manny Ramirez has agreed to terms with the Kochi Fighting Dogs of Japan’s independent Shikoku Island League.
FRIDAY, JAN. 6, 2017, 11:31 P.M.
Mariners G.M. Jerry Dipoto explains Jarrod Dyson, Yovani Gallardo acquisitions
The Mariners pulled off two trades in a span of a few hours that swapped one outfielder and starting pitcher for another outfielder and starting pitcher. First, they obtained right-hander …
FRIDAY, JAN. 6, 2017, 4:30 P.M.
Mariners acquire outfielder Jarrod Dyson from Royals for right-hander Nathan Karns
The Royals have acquired right-hander Nathan Karns from the Seattle Mariners for outfielder Jarrod Dyson, solidifying a pitching staff that lost workhorse Edinson Volquez to free agency.
FRIDAY, JAN. 6, 2017, 4:12 P.M.
Mariners acquire Yovani Gallardo from Baltimore for Seth Smith
The Mariners landed another option for their pitching rotation on Friday, acquiring right-handed pitcher Yovani Gallardo from the Baltimore Orioles for outfielder Seth Smith.