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UPDATED: Tue., March 3, 2020

Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton unlikely for Yankees’ opener

Yankees outfielders Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton are likely to miss New York’s opener at Baltimore on March 26 because of their injuries.


Couch Slouch: Expanding playoffs in MLB, NFL a no-brainer

Couch Slouch: The NFL and Major League Baseball – two of our floundering nation’s most successful, longstanding entertainment entities – each recently decided it wants to add two more teams …



Larry Stone: Robo-umps are coming and will change baseball considerably

Yes, robo-umps are coming fast, and when they get here nothing will be quite the same.


UPDATED: Sun., March 1, 2020

Mariners hold Evan White out of game action due to groin tightness

Evan White, the Mariners’ projected starting first baseman, has been out of game action the past four days after dealing with a minor groin issue.



UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 29, 2020

Larry Stone: Ichiro makes seamless transition from star player to Seattle Mariners coach

For the first time since perhaps infancy, Ichiro has begun a baseball season with no aspirations of being an active ballplayer.


Alex Bregman becomes 7th Astros player hit by pitch in 5 games

Houston’s Alex Bregman was hit on the back by a breaking ball from St. Louis reliever Ramon Santos, the seventh Astros player plunked in five spring training games.


Kwang Hyun Kim works two perfect innings in debut as Cardinals starter

South Korean star Kwang Hyun Kim is proving problematic for major league hitters so far.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 26, 2020

Spring Training roundup: Giancarlo Stanton become latest Yanks injury woe, likely misses opener

The New York Yankees continue to have health problems, a year after they set a major league record by putting 30 players on the injured list.


George Springer heckled as Astros continue spring boobird swing

The Houston Astros continued to get booed on the road at spring training as they visited the home of the New York Mets.


A Minny switch: Miguel Sano moves across diamond for Josh Donaldson

Miguel Sano impressed the Minnesota Twins last season when he bounced back from a winter injury and hit a career-high 34 home runs.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 26, 2020

Yankees’ Giancarlo Stanton likely to miss opening day with strained right calf

Oft-injured New York Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton will likely miss opening day because of a strained right cal


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 26, 2020

Mariners’ Kendall Graveman, back from Tommy John, loves baseball again: ‘I’m blessed to be able to put on a uniform’

Kendall Graveman’s voice softened and even wavered a little discussing the memory.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 25, 2020

Spring Training roundup: Yanks’ Luis Severino needs Tommy John surgery, will miss season

New York Yankees pitcher Luis Severino has an elbow injury that requires Tommy John surgery.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 25, 2020

J.P. Crawford spent his offseason putting on muscle and tweaking his swing. Will it pay off for the Mariners’ shortstop?

For J.P. Crawford, his new path of commitment to finding success at the major league level ran parallel to another sort of long-term commitment – home ownership.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 25, 2020

Larry Stone: Ahead of ‘huge year’ as the Mariners’ starting second baseman, Shed Long is working hard to improve defensively

You can see them together virtually every desert morning, Shed Long and Perry Hill, working on whatever quirky drill the 67-year-old zen master of the infield has devised.


Larry Walker bundle of nerves after touring Hall of Fame

Former Colorado Rockies star Larry Walker was a bundle of nerves after touring baseball’s Hall of Fame to prepare for his induction this summer.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 25, 2020

Yanks’ Luis Severino needs Tommy John surgery, out for year

New York Yankees pitcher Luis Severino needs Tommy John surgery and will miss the 2020 season.


‘The wall won’ – Matt Kemp tries to revive career with Marlins

Three-time All-Star outfielder Matt Kemp is mounting a comeback with the Miami Marlins.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 25, 2020

Creators of original Phanatic call redesign ‘an affront’

The creators of the original Phillie Phanatic accused the Philadelphia Phillies of “an affront to our intellectual property rights and to Phillies fans everywhere“ with the team’s redesign of the …


AP Interview: Decisions came quickly for Boston’s Chaim Bloom

Chaim Bloom has been the Red Sox chief baseball officer for less than four months and he’s already made two big decisions that will shape his legacy.



UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 24, 2020

Norman Chad: Astros did the crime, and they should pay

Simply put – and I realize I am last in on this, but I only write once a week and I also sleep in weekday mornings, mainly to avoid bad …



Not his first rodeo: Madison Bumgarner admits to roping under alias

Arizona Diamondbacks left-hander Madison Bumgarner has been competing in rodeo events under the alias Mason Saunders and even won $26,560 in a team-roping competition in December, according to a story …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 20, 2020

For the Mariners’ Mitch Haniger, one pitch led to three surgeries and so much missed time

In 2019, MLB’s 30 teams combined to throw 732,473 pitches. Some went where they were intended, others did not. Some were thrown with conviction, others with regret. And one ended …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 19, 2020

Kyle Seager knows he could be traded at any time: ‘They have to do what’s best for the Mariners’

In terms of clubhouse real estate, Kyle Seager now inhabits an exclusive location.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 19, 2020

Matt Calkins: Astros’ sign-stealing scandal has rocked the game, but it might also be good for it

The Astros’ cheating scandal was as disgraceful as it was disgusting and will forever taint the careers of those involved.


Player discipline possible for future sign-stealing offenses

Major league players could be punished for future sign-stealing violations in the wake of the Houston Astros’ scandal that only resulted in discipline for managers, coaches and executives.