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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 …


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 …


Yankees’ Domingo German suspended 81 games for alleged domestic violence

Yankees pitcher Domingo German will miss the first 63 games of the 2020 season as part of an 81-game ban for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy.


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.


Red Sox, Yankees, Cubs face 2019 luxury tax bills

Boston will pay a Red Sox record $13.4 million luxury tax after failing to make the playoffs, and the New York Yankees finished with a $6.7 million bill, likely a …


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.