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UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 12, 2020

MLB goes ahead with 3-batter minimum, roster changes

Major League Baseball went ahead with its planned rules changes for this season, including the requirement a pitcher must face at least three batters or end the half-inning, unless he …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 12, 2020

Angels’ Max Stassi apologizes for Astros’ sign-stealing scheme

Max Stassi says he wishes he had done “the right thing” when he learned about the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scheme late in their World Series championship season in 2017.


Ron Roenicke’s first day brings news: Chris Sale has pneumonia

Ron Roenicke is trying to get up to speed quickly after taking over as interim Red Sox manager on the eve of spring training.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 12, 2020

Red Sox prospect Jeter Downs has tough name to live up to

Boston Red Sox infielder Jeter Downs has a tough name to live up to.


Red Sox make Ron Roenicke interim manager; ‘permanency’ on hold

The Boston Red Sox named bench coach Ron Roenicke interim manager, promoting the former Brewers skipper to replace Alex Cora on the day the team’s pitchers and catchers reported for …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 11, 2020

Mariners to sign veteran outfielder Carlos Gonzalez to minor league contract

A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that the Seattle Mariners have agreed to a minor league contract with former All-Star outfielder Carlos Gonzalez.



UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 10, 2020

New ‘smart mound’ can help analyze pitchers

The Minnesota Twins will be working with a new piece of smart technology at spring training this year.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 9, 2020

Commentary: What a week it was for the disgraced game of baseball

Hank Aaron hammered cheaters. Pete Rose begged for reinstatement again. A.J. Hinch and Charlie Morton expressed remorse for their role in one of the sport’s biggest scandals. Houston Astros management …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 9, 2020

Red Sox, Dodgers work out deal to send Mookie Betts, David Price to Los Angeles

A person with knowledge of the negotiations says the Boston Red Sox have again agreed to send 2018 AL MVP Mookie Betts and pitcher David Price to the Los Angeles …


Spring training: time for pitchers, catchers and cheaters

Baseball returns to the field next week when pitchers, catchers and cheaters report to spring training.


Union head calls for resolution in Red Sox-Dodgers trade

The head of baseball’s union says the holdup in the trade that would send 2018 AL MVP Mookie Betts to the Los Angeles Dodgers is unfair to the players involved.


Joc Pederson loses in salary arbitrations, owners now lead 3-0

The Los Angeles Dodgers have beaten outfielder Joc Pederson in salary arbitration.


A.L. West teams at the start of spring training

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


A.L. Central teams at the start of spring training

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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.