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Stories tagged: baseball

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 20, 2019

Former NBA executive wants to bring MLB to Orlando

The man who helped bring an NBA team to Orlando said Wednesday that he wants to bring a Major League Baseball team to the theme park mecca.

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 20, 2019

Shark crosses Pacific: Gerardo Parra joins Yomiuri Giants

The “Baby Shark” is moving to Japan. Outfielder Gerardo Parra has agreed to a $2 million, one-year contract with the Central League champion Yomiuri Giants.

Rob Manfred says has broad authority for Astros discipline

Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred hopes the investigation into sign stealing by the Houston Astros will be completed by next season and says he has broad authority to impose discipline

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 14, 2019

Angels’ Mike Trout overcomes injury, tragedy to win 3rd AL MVP

Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout has overcome injury and tragedy to win his third AL MVP Award. Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Cody Bellinger beat out the Milwaukee Brewers’ Christian …

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 14, 2019

Jake Odorizzi, Jose Abreu accept $17.8M offers to stay with teams

Pitcher Jake Odorizzi accepted a $17.8 million qualifying offer to stay with the Minnesota Twins and first baseman Jose Abreu took the same amount to remain with the Chicago White …

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 14, 2019

Braves bolster shaky bullpen, sign free agent LHP Will Smith

The Atlanta Braves made another move to bolster their shaky bullpen Thursday, signing left-hander reliever Will Smith to a three-year, $40 million contract.

Yankees turn to young pitching coach for high-tech approach

Just four years ago, Matt Blake was varsity pitching coach at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, about 20 miles outside of Boston. Next spring, the 34-year-old will be guiding the high-priced …

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 13, 2019

Astros sign stealing charges latest to tarnish reputation

Fresh off a bitter Game 7 loss in their bid for another title, and tarnished by an executive’s clubhouse rant at female reporters and the failed attempt to smear the …

Gabe Kapler says he didn’t do enough for alleged assault victim

New San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler said Wednesday that he should have sought the guidance of experts four years ago when dealing with a 17-year-old girl who contacted him …

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 13, 2019

Astros’ Justin Verlander, Mets’ Jacob deGrom win 2nd Cy Young Awards

Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander has been awarded his second AL Cy Young Award. Mets ace Jacob deGrom won the NL Cy Young for the second straight year.

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 13, 2019

Scott Boras bashes lack of competition, senses faster-paced market

Baseball’s most prominent agent criticized teams for a lack of competition, proclaiming rebuilding teams have caused four straight years of attendance drops, then said he senses a faster-paced free agent …

MLB checking into report Astros stole signs, broke rules

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Major League Baseball has expanded its investigation into the Houston Astros after The Athletic website reported the team stole signs during home games in 2017 by using …

Mike Shildt, Rocco Baldelli named managers of year

Less than a week after his mother died, Mike Shildt was honored for piloting the St. Louis Cardinals back into the playoffs, narrowly beating Craig Counsell of the Milwaukee Brewers …

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 7, 2019

Astros president Reid Ryan shifts to lesser role with team

Astros president Reid Ryan is shifting to a lesser role in the organization and owner Jim Crane’s son is joining the executive team, moves announced 11 days after Crane apologized …

Mariners promote three to fill out coaching staff

The Seattle Mariners have made a trio of promotions to fill out the major league coaching staff for next season.

Pete Alonso, Yordan Alvarez honored as top rookies by Baseball Digest

Mets first baseman Pete Alonso and Houston Astros slugger Yordan Alvarez have been picked as this year’s top rookies by Baseball Digest

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 6, 2019

MLB union unhappy with Braves GM’s ‘connecting’ comment

Two days into the free agent market, the players’ association already is angry at a club.

AP Source: Giants narrow manager search to 3 finalists

The San Francisco Giants have narrowed their search for a new manager to three finalists, a person with direct knowledge of the process said.

Arbitration: Josh Hader, Julio Urmas eligible; Jarlin Garcma, Luke Weaver just miss

Milwaukee closer Josh Hader just made the cutoff for salary arbitration eligibility with 2 years, 115 days of major league service. Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Julio Urmas also is on …

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 6, 2019

Crisis throws curve ball at opening of Venezuelan baseball

Maria Graciela Briceno and her two best friends squeezed into their seats behind home plate at the baseball stadium in Venezuela’s capital, knowing this season’s opening game wouldn’t measure up …

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 5, 2019

Cardinals manager Mike Shildt gets new 3-year contract

Cardinals manager Mike Shildt has a new three-year contract through the 2022 season. Shildt was hired in 2018 and his initial deal ran through 2020.

Aroldis Chapman, Yankees agree to $48M, 3-year contract

Aroldis Chapman is staying with the New York Yankees, amending his contract to a $48 million, three-year deal.

UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 2, 2019

Cubs exercise 2020 club contract option on Jose Quintana

The Chicago Cubs exercised their 2020 club contract option on left-hander Jose Quintana on Saturday and declined their 2020 club contract option on left-hander Derek Holland.

UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 2, 2019

Nationals fans rejoice in red as hometown heroes are honored

The song “Baby Shark” blared over loudspeakers and a wave of red washed across this politically blue capital Saturday as Nationals fans rejoiced at a parade marking Washington’s first World …

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 1, 2019

Mets hire Carlos Beltran as manager

Carlos Beltran, two years removed from his playing career and with no managerial experience, has been picked by the New York Mets to replace Mickey Callaway.

Gerrit Cole, Anthony Rendon among 131 free agents on market

Washington third baseman Anthony Rendon became a free agent Thursday, a day after homering to spark Washington’s seventh-inning comeback in Game 7 of the World Series.

Mariners decline 2020 option on LHP Wade LeBlanc

The Seattle Mariners have declined Wade LeBlanc’s $5.5 million option for the 2020 season, and the left-hander will become a free agent.

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 31, 2019

Washington Nationals fans celebrate win – without climbing the light poles

A city often characterized as a little uptight let some raw emotion, and many kegs of beer, flow freely as the Washington Nationals won the World Series despite not winning …

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 31, 2019

Padres turn to Jayce Tingler to end their losing ways

The Padres introduced their new manager and hinted about old uniform colors they’ll wear in 2020. It’s easy to predict which the team’s weary, patient fans are more excited about.

Nationals, GM Mike Rizzo earn ‘I told you so’ World Series title

In some ways, this World Series championship serves as an “I told you so” for the Washington Nationals and their general manager, Mike Rizzo.