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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.


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

AP Source: Angels, Anthony Rendon reach $245M, 7-year deal

Third baseman Anthony Rendon and the Los Angeles Angels agreed to a $245 million, seven-year contract Wednesday, a person with direct knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press.


Ken ‘Hawk’ Harrelson wins Frick Award for broadcast excellece

Ken “Hawk“ Harrelson, a former player who called Chicago White Sox games for 34 years, on Wednesday won the Hall of Fame’s Ford C. Frick award for excellence in broadcasting.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 11, 2019

Larry Stone: Allegations, punishment involving Astros, Patriots and Russia unlikely to deter cheaters as financial motivation grows

It was Sophocles, the Greek tragedian, who said, “I would prefer even to fail with honor than win by cheating.”


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.


AP source: Stephen Strasburg, Nats reach record $245M, 7-year deal

World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg is staying with the Washington Nationals.


Padres get Tommy Pham, Jake Cronenworth from Rays for Hunter Renfroe

The San Diego Padres have acquired outfielder Tommy Pham and infielder-pitcher Jake Cronenworth from the Tampa Bay Rays for outfielder Hunter Renfroe, minor league infielder Xavier Edwards and a player …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 6, 2019

Rangers complete $28M, 3-year deal with RHP Kyle Gibson

The Texas Rangers have completed a $28 million, three-year contract with right-hander Kyle Gibson, adding another veteran in the middle of their starting rotation.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 6, 2019

AP sources: NLCS, Series star Howie Kendrick, Nats agree for 2020

Postseason star Howie Kendrick and the World Series champion Washington Nationals agreed in principle to a $6.25 million, one-year contract, according to a person with knowledge of the negotiations.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 6, 2019

Yankees’ Brian Cashman rappels building, gets fan message on Gerrit Cole

While Brian Cashman was descending the outside of a building Friday, the New York Yankees’ general manager came across a message taped to a 10th-floor window from a fan: Please …


AP Source: Twins, Michael Pineda agree to 2-year, $20M deal

The Minnesota Twins and starting pitcher Michael Pineda agreed Thursday to a two-year, $20 million contract to bring the right-hander back after a suspension for a banned diuretic, according to …


J.D. Davis maintains he was unaware of Astros’ sign stealing

J.D. Davis maintains he was not aware of any electronic sign stealing by the Astros in 2017, when he made his major league debut with Houston.


Rays in listening phase entering winter meetings

The Tampa Bay Rays head into the upcoming winter meetings in the listening phase about ways to improve a roster that came within one win of reaching the American League …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019

Reds, Mike Moustakas complete $64 million, 4-year deal

Mike Moustakas watched the Reds from the visiting dugout and saw a team on the rise. He decided to become a key part in the franchise’s attempt to become a …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019

Mariners ship catcher Omar Narvaez to Brewers for minor-leaguer Adam Hill, 2020 draft pick

The Milwaukee Brewers have acquired catcher Omar Narvaez from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for minor-league pitcher Adam Hill and a comp pick in the 2020 amateur draft.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019

Mets acquire Jake Marisnick from Astros for pair of prospects

Outfielder Jake Marisnick was acquired by the New York Mets from the Houston Astros on Thursday for two prospects – left-hander Blake Taylor and outfielder Kenedy Corona.


St. Pete won’t allow Rays to share games with Montreal

The mayor of St. Petersburg says the city will not allow the Tampa Bay Rays to pursue a plan to split home games between new stadiums that would be built …


Angels get Dylan Bundy from O’s for 4 pitchers

The Los Angeles Angels have acquired right-hander Dylan Bundy from the Baltimore Orioles in a trade for four minor league pitchers.


Carlos Carrasco, Josh Donaldson win MLB Comeback Player of Year awards

Cleveland Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco and Atlanta Braves third baseman Josh Donaldson have won the Comeback Player of the Year awards.


Cole Hamels, Braves agree $18 million, 1-year deal

Left-hander Cole Hamels agreed to an $18 million, one-year contract with the Atlanta Braves, one of the more active teams of the offseason.


AP sources: Zack Wheeler, Phillies agree to $118M, 5-year deal

Right-hander Zack Wheeler and the Phillies agreed to a $118 million, five-year contract, two people familiar with the deal told The Associated Press on Wednesday.


Carl Edwards Jr., Seattle Mariners finalize $950,000, 1-year contract

A 28-year-old right-hander, Edwards slumped this year. He had an 8.47 ERA in 22 appearances for the Chicago Cubs and San Diego, which acquired him at the July 31 trade …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 26, 2019

In Evan White, Mariners see their first baseman of the future (or at least the next nine years)

Evan White slipped on the crisp, white Mariners jersey with the No. 12 on the back, fumbling with the buttons and shaming himself for his clumsiness, while apologizing for taking …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 26, 2019

Mariners sign Kendall Graveman to $2M, 1-year deal

The Seattle Mariners have added another option for their rotation by agreeing to a one-year contract with Kendall Graveman that guarantees the right-hander $2 million as he returns from Tommy …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 26, 2019

John Sherman takes over as Kansas City Royals controlling owner

The Kansas City Royals officially have changed hands from David Glass to an ownership group led by John Sherman and that includes actor Eric Stonestreet and a number of local …


Baseball owners approve Greg Johnson as Giants’ control person

Greg Johnson was approved by the major league clubs as the new controlling owner of the San Francisco Giants.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 21, 2019

MLB probing Astros back to ’17, ‘firm’ discipline possible

Major League Baseball has widened its investigation of alleged sign stealing by the Houston Astros and will probe activity by the team over the past three seasons.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 21, 2019

John Sherman approved as new controlling owner of Royals

John Sherman was approved Thursday as the new controlling owner of the Kansas City Royals, and his group plans to close its deal to purchase the team from David Glass …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 21, 2019

Catcher Yasmani Grandal, White Sox reach $73M, 4-year deal

Yasmani Grandal saw a young team stocked with promising pitchers and hitters. He envisioned a bright future for the Chicago White Sox, and he chose to be part of it.