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N.L. East teams at the start of spring training

A team-by-team look at the National League East entering spring training, including key players each club acquired and lost, and dates of the first workout for pitchers and catchers, and …

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 7, 2020

Jessica Mendoza has new roles with ESPN, resigns as Mets adviser

Jessica Mendoza will no longer be on ESPN’s “Sunday Night Baseball” or work for the New York Mets front office after signing a contract extension with the network.

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 6, 2020

Rob Manfred concerned with team/media roles of Pedro Martinez, Jessica Mendoza

The dual roles of former Boston pitcher Pedro Martinez and ex-Olympic softball player Jessica Mendoza as team employees and broadcasters have drawn the concern of baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred.

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 6, 2020

MLB mulls live video limits, may rule on Red Sox next week

Major League Baseball intends to impose new limits on what live video is available to teams. And Commissioner Rob Manfred, speaking at baseball’s owners meetings, also hopes to complete his …

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 6, 2020

Seattle Mariners rebuild remains focus as spring training begins

The Seattle Mariners will be going into spring training with very few expectations

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 6, 2020

Jose Berrios loses to Twins in arbitration; teams 2-0

The Minnesota Twins beat pitcher Jose Berrios in salary arbitration, giving teams a 2-0 record in hearings this year.

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 6, 2020

Rob Manfred says Mets sale from Wilpons to Steven Cohen is off

Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says talks have ended over a proposed sale of the New York Mets.

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 6, 2020

Max Muncy, Dodgers agree to $26 million, 3-year contract

Infielder Max Muncy and the Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed to a $26 million, three-year contract that avoided salary arbitration.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 5, 2020

Yankees lefty James Paxton has back surgery, out 3-4 months

New York Yankees left-hander James Paxton has had back surgery and is expected to be sidelined until May or June.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 5, 2020

Hal Steinbrenner wonders ‘what if?’ Yanks feel cheated by Astros

New York Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner understands why his players feel cheated by the Houston Astros.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 5, 2020

Braves beat Shane Greene in salary arbitration

The Atlanta Braves defeated Shane Greene in the first salary arbitration case this year, and the reliever will be paid $6.25 million instead of his request for $6.75 million.

Pete Rose asks for reinstatement, cites Astros and steroids

Pete Rose has once again asked Major League Baseball to end his lifetime ban, saying the penalty is unfair compared with discipline for steroids use and electronic sign stealing.

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 4, 2020

Larry Stone: Mariners invest big in lefty starter Marco Gonzales, a baseball lifer

Both sides took some risk with Gonzales’ contract extension. Yet both were clearly ecstatic about the deal and what it symbolizes during the Mariners’ organizational reboot.

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 4, 2020

AP source: Boston trades Mookie Betts, David Price to Dodgers

The Red Sox have agreed to trade 2018 AL MVP Mookie Betts to the Los Angeles Dodgers, a person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press.

Marco Gonzales gets security, leadership role in deal with Mariners

The Seattle Mariners see Marco Gonzales as a core piece for their future.

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 4, 2020

Arbitrator rules union didn’t prove Kris Bryant case vs Cubs

Arbitrator Mark Irvings issued his decision to deny the grievance filed by Cubs star Kris Bryant, ruling the players’ association did not prove Chicago’s reasons for holding the third baseman …

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 4, 2020

James Click seeks quick success with Astros after replacing Jeff Luhnow

James Click was introduced as the new general manager of the Houston Astros, joining a scandal-plagued team that was left scrambling to fill two major roles just before the start …

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 4, 2020

Phillies to retire Roy Halladay’s 34 on perfect game anniversary

The Philadelphia Phillies will retire the late Hall of Fame pitcher Roy Halladay’s No. 34 this season.

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 4, 2020

Hall of Fame voter who snubbed Derek Jeter keeps ballot private

The lone baseball writer who did not vote for Derek Jeter for the Hall of Fame chose to keep his or her ballot private.

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 31, 2020

Pirates add Derek Holland, Robbie Erlin, JT Riddle ahead of spring training

Left-handers Derek Holland and Robbie Erlin agreed to minor league contracts with the Pittsburgh Pirates along with catcher Andrew Susac and outfielder Charlie Tilson, and all four will report to …

3-time All-Star Curtis Granderson retires after 16 seasons

Three-time All-Star outfielder Curtis Granderson announced his retirement Friday after 16 seasons in the major leagues.

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 30, 2020

Dusty Baker takes over scam-marred Astros, set for ‘last hurrah’

Before he begins his “last hurrah,“ Dusty Baker intends to talk to his new team. He hasn’t decided exactly what he’ll say to the scandal-riddled Houston Astros when spring training …

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 30, 2020

Seattle Mariners add depth to pitching staff by signing Yoshihisa Hirano and Wei-Yin Chen

The Mariners added some experienced depth to their pitching staff Thursday, signing right-handed reliever Yoshihisa Hirano to a one-year contract and Wei-Yin Chen to a minor league contract with an …

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 30, 2020

3B Pablo Sandoval returning to Giants on minor league deal

The Kung Fu Panda is back with the San Francisco Giants.

Greg Holland agrees to minor league deal with Royals

Reliever Greg Holland is back with the Kansas City Royals, agreeing Wednesday to a minor league contract.

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 29, 2020

Dusty Baker replaces AJ Hinch as Houston Astros manager

Dusty Baker has been hired to replace AJ Hinch as the manager of the Houston Astros.

AP sources: Cubs’ Kris Bryant loses service-time grievance

Kris Bryant has lost his service-time grievance against the Chicago Cubs, providing some clarity for the team and the All-Star third baseman with spring training on the horizon.

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 28, 2020

Reds’ Nick Castellanos returns to ballpark where he’s comfortable

Nick Castellanos gives the Cincinnati Reds another dependable hitter that they think will put them back in contention.

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 28, 2020

AP source: Astros, Dusty Baker working on manager deal

Dusty Baker is working to finalize an agreement to become manager of the Houston Astros, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

Ryan Zimmerman, Nationals finalize $2M, 1-year contract

Ryan Zimmerman and the World Series champion Washington Nationals finalized a $2 million, one-year contract on Wednesday.