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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.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 31, 2019

Yankees decline 2020 option for slugger Edwin Encarnacion

The New York Yankees have declined their 2020 option for Edwin Encarnacion, making the veteran slugger a free agent.


‘A group of heartbroken men’: Astros fall short of title

It was well within their grasp. The Houston Astros had a shot at a mini dynasty with a second title in three seasons. Instead, they failed to get one win …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 31, 2019

Royals hire ex-Cardinals skipper Mike Matheny as manager

The Kansas City Royals have hired Mike Matheny as manager. The 49-year-old Matheny was manager of the cross-state St. Louis Cardinals from 2012-18.


Stephen Strasburg goes from shutdown to World Series MVP

The shutdown that shook baseball paid off for Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals. It just took seven seasons.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 30, 2019

Washington Nationals rally for first World Series championship in franchise history

Howie Kendrick and Anthony Rendon homered in the seventh inning as the Washington Nationals overcame a two-run deficit, rocking the Houston Astros 6-2 on Wednesday night in Game 7 of …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 30, 2019

Former Spokane Indians player, Seattle Mariners broadcaster Ron Fairly dies at age 81

With an unmistakable style featuring a self-deprecating sense of humor and unique voice, Ron Fairly was a distinctive presence on the Seattle Mariners radio and television broadcasts for 14 seasons.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 29, 2019

Stephen Strasburg, Nationals top Astros 7-2, force World Series Game 7

Stephen Strasburg pitched into the ninth inning, Anthony Rendon had five RBIs and the Washington Nationals beat the Houston Astros 7-2 to force the World Series to a deciding Game …


Nelson Cruz’s $12 million option for next season exercised by Twins

Nelson Cruz’s $12 million option for next season has been exercised by the Minnesota Twins. The 39-year-old designated hitter agreed in January to a contract with a $14 million salary …


World Series notebook: Zack vs Mad Max matchup if Fall Classic extends to Game 7

There will be a matchup of former Cy Young winners who were first-round draft picks if there is a Game 7 in the World Series. Zack vs. Mad Max.


Max Scherzer set up to start Game 7 if Nationals get that far

Max Scherzer is all warmed up. The Washington ace put aside his recent injury woes for a little light tossing in left field Tuesday, a day before he hopes to …


Kurt Suzuki out of Nats lineup again vs. Astros in World Series

Washington catcher Kurt Suzuki is out of the Nationals lineup again for Game 6 of the World Series.


Pirates president looks to ‘crack the code,’ build a winner

The new president of the Pittsburgh Pirates is confident owner Bob Nutting is committed to winning.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 29, 2019

With each pitch at Series, call gets louder for robot umps

From the box seats to the far reaches of the bleachers, all 40,000 umpires in the stands at Nationals Park were sure they could tell: Gerrit Cole’s fastball to Victor …