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AP sources: Mic’d up MLB umps might announce replay rulings

Big league players, managers and fans might be hearing a lot more from umpires this season.


Dallas Keuchel apologizes for 2017 Astros’ sign-stealing scandal

Dallas Keuchel has become the first member of the 2017 Houston Astros to offer a public apology for the team’s sign-stealing scheme during their run to the World Series championship.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 24, 2020

Larry Stone: Jerry Dipoto says Mariners’ 2020 success won’t be measured by wins. You’ll have to wait till next year for those.

The Mariners’ pre-spring training luncheon traditionally is an opportunity to pump up the fan base with optimism and good vibes for the season to come.


Red Sox won’t rush to have manager by spring training

The Boston Red Sox are still hoping to have a manager in place by spring training, but chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom said Thursday it’s possible they won’t hire someone …


Mets make it official, announce Luis Rojas as their new manager

The Mets made it official, hiring Luis Rojas as their manager to replace Carlos Beltran.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 23, 2020

Mariners outfielder Mitch Haniger to miss spring training and likely the start of the season

Mitch Haniger suffered the injury on Monday while working out.


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: Tue., Jan. 21, 2020

Derek Jeter, Larry Walker elected to baseball Hall of Fame

Derek Jeter came within one vote of being a unanimous pick for the Hall of Fame while Larry Walker also earned baseball’s highest honor on Tuesday.


When it comes to unanimous Hall picks, Derek Jeter just might be No. 2

It’s looking more and more like Derek Jeter is poised to become the second player to be an unanimous selection for baseball’s Hall of Fame.


Couch Slouch: Astros took advantage of age-old tradition – they cheated

Couch Slouch: So the Houston Astros, using cameras and video monitors and a labyrinthine baseball-bat-and-trash-can notification system, were stealing signs from opposing teams. From all indications, this is cheating and …


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 …


Giants make Alyssa Nakken first female major league coach

Alyssa Nakken became the first female coach on a major league staff in baseball history Thursday when she was named an assistant under new Giants manager Gabe Kapler.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 16, 2020

Former Spokane Indian Carlos Beltran out as Mets manager in wake of sign-stealing scandal

Carlos Beltran is out as manager of the New York Mets before managing even a single game, the latest fallout from the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scandal that has rocked Major …


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 …


Houston Astros’ A.J. Hinch, GM fired for role in sign stealing after MLB bans pair

The Houston Astros fired manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow after the pair were suspended by Major League Baseball for the team’s use of electronics for sign stealing …


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 …