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Tigers eyeing Triple-A Toledo for top prospects

It could be another long season for the Detroit Tigers, but fans in the Motor City may not have to look far for signs of hope. About 60 miles down …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 22, 2020

Odd Couple: Derek Jeter, Larry Walker take different routes to Hall

Derek Jeter and Larry Walker rarely crossed paths during their time in the major leagues.


Identity of Hall voter who bypassed Derek Jeter may never be known

The identity of the voter who kept Derek Jeter from being a unanimous Hall of Fame pick may never be known – and both Jeter and the Hall are OK …


MLB to test but not use computer umps at spring training

Major League Baseball will test computer plate umpires during spring training but will not use the system for decisions in any exhibition games.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 22, 2020

Matt Wieters finalizes $2 million deal with Cardinals

Matt Wieters finalized a $2 million, one-year contract with the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday, a deal that brought back the 33-year-old to again back up Yadier Molina.


Larry Walker’s Hall plaque to feature Rockies cap, not Expos

Larry Walker’s Hall of Fame plaque in Cooperstown will have a Colorado Rockies cap, not a Montreal Expos hat.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 22, 2020

Twins, Josh Donaldson finalize $92M deal, boost potent lineup

Josh Donaldson and the Minnesota Twins finalized their four-year, $92 million contract Wednesday that is the richest in franchise history for a free agent.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 22, 2020

Mets pick Luis Rojas to replace Carlos Beltran as manager

The New York Mets are finalizing a multiyear agreement with quality control coach Luis Rojas to make him the team’s manager, staying in-house to replace the ousted Carlos Beltran, general …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 22, 2020

Royals sign veteran OF Alex Gordon to $4M contract for 2020

The Kansas City Royals signed outfielder Alex Gordon to a $4 million contract for next season, giving the rebuilding club a veteran presence in what is expected to be a …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 18, 2020

Larry Stone: Astros’ cheating, fallout compromise Major League Baseball’s credibility like steroids scandal once did

Pitchers and catchers report for spring training in a month, which usually is cause for celebration. But the carnage from baseball’s cheating scandal continues to grow, casting a pall on …


AP source: Twins, 3B Josh Donaldson agree to $92M, 4-year deal

The Minnesota Twins and 2015 AL MVP Josh Donaldson have agreed to a four-year contract, a person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press


Red Sox manager Alex Cora fired in sign-stealing scandal

Alex Cora has already been identified as a ringleader in an illegal system of sign stealing when he was with the Houston Astros.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 14, 2020

Tim Dahlberg: Houston Astros get the punishment, Los Angeles Dodgers pay the price

AJ Hinch won’t be managing in the big leagues any time soon, if at all. Alex Cora will soon join him in the unemployment line, and it’s hard to believe …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 11, 2020

How a West Seattle woman is making history with the New York Yankees

Rachel Balkovec, 32, made sports history when she became the first woman to be hired as a full-time minor-league hitting coach for a major-league baseball team. She will report to …


Mariners reach deals with Mitch Haniger, Mallex Smith, Sam Tuivailala

The Mariners avoided arbitration after reaching agreements with outfielders Mitch Haniger and Mallex Smith and pitcher Sam Tuivailala on contracts for the upcoming season.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 8, 2020

Marco Gonzales, other Mariners look forward to 2020 during Spokane stop

Marco Gonzales is only a few years removed from arriving at spring training hopeful he could carve out a role in the back end of the Seattle Mariners’ rotation.


AP source: Steve Cishek agrees to 1-year deal with White Sox

The Chicago White Sox bolstered their bullpen Tuesday, agreeing to a $6 million, one-year contract with free-agent reliever Steve Cishek.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 7, 2020

MLB to investigate reports 2018 champion Red Sox stole signs

Major League Baseball says it will investigate allegations the Boston Red Sox illegally used their video replay room to steal signs between opposing pitchers and catchers during their 2018 World …


Orioles hope SS Jose Iglesias provides defense, leadership

When it came time to find a new shortstop for the rebuilding Baltimore Orioles, general manager Mike Elias looked no further than Jose Iglesias.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 7, 2020

Secret for new Nats INF Starlin Castro: launch angle

Starlin Castro offered up a two-word explanation for how he ended up with career highs of 22 homers and 86 RBIs in his 10th major league season, earning a two-year …


100 years ago in baseball: Spokane highlights the blockbuster sale of Babe Ruth to the Yankees

The Sultan of Swat’s change of address was big enough to put sports on the front page of the Spokesman-Review on Jan. 6, 1920, a rare feat in those days.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 1, 2020

Don Larsen, who threw only perfect World Series game, dies at 90

Don Larsen, the journeyman pitcher who reached the heights of baseball glory in 1956 for the New York Yankees when he threw a perfect game and the only no-hitter in …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 23, 2019

Curt Flood set off the free-agent revolution 50 years ago

Curt Flood set off the free-agent revolution 50 years ago Tuesday with a 128-word, two-paragraph letter to baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 22, 2019

AP source: Hyun-Jin Ryu, Blue Jays agree to $80 million, 4-year deal

Free agent pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu and the Toronto Blue Jays have agreed to an $80 million, four-year contract, according to a person familiar with the negotiations


Computer plate umps allowed in new labor deal

Computer plate umpires could be called up to the major leagues at some point during the next five seasons.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 14, 2019

Larry Stone: The worst might be yet to come for Mariners. So when will things turn for the better?

You know it had to have killed Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto to be a benign observer to the most active winter meetings in recent memory.


MLB, players union agree to testing for opioids

Major League Baseball will start testing for opioids and cocaine


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 12, 2019

Analysis: Based on the Seattle Mariners’ plan, Shed Long should be the starting second baseman on opening day

On the third day of these Major League Baseball winter meetings, where Seattle general manager Jerry Dipoto has defied the odds by not making a single move, looking ahead to …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 11, 2019

Teams are interested in Mitch Haniger, but are the Mariners interested in trading him?

The Mariners’ most coveted player last offseason remains one of their most coveted this offseason, despite an interrupted season in which he missed the last 99 games due to injury.


Yanks land Gerrit Cole on record 9-year, $324M deal

Gerrit Cole and the New York Yankees have agreed to a record $324 million, nine-year deal, a person familiar with the contract told The Associated Press