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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.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 18, 2020

Under sunny skies, Mariners tout youthful energy, opportunity in first full spring training workout

In past years, the first day of full-squad workouts has often been greeted by cooler temperatures, cloudy skies and even rain. Tuesday, though, as the Mariners held their first full-squad …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 18, 2020

Rob Manfred apologizes for calling World Series trophy a ‘piece of metal’

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred has apologized for what he calls his disrespectful reference to the World Series trophy as a “piece of metal.”


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 18, 2020

Ouch: Offshore sports book sets odds for Astros’ HBPs

Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred’s stern warning that the intentional beaning of Houston Astros in the wake of their sign-stealing scandal hasn’t stopped an offshore sports book from putting …


Nats look back at Series, then ahead, as full workouts start

Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez wants his players to go ahead and think about the special moments of winning a world championship in 2019 but also to make sure to …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 18, 2020

Mariners’ young duo of Justus Sheffield, Justin Dunn hoping to make mark in starting rotation

Left-hander Justus Sheffield and righty Justin Dunn are two pitchers the Seattle Mariners will be counting on in their starting rotation in the future.


Pirates’ Josh Bell eager to prove 2019 was no fluke

Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Josh Bell is eager to prove his breakout 2019 season was no fluke.


Clayton Kershaw to Dodgers: Use anger over cheating Astros as fuel

Clayton Kershaw is pleased that practically everybody in the sport seized the opportunity to tee off on the Houston Astros and Commissioner Rob Manfred’s handling of the scandal over the …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 18, 2020

Yankees’ Aaron Judge says Astros should be stripped of 2017 title

New York Yankees star Aaron Judge feels the Houston Astros should be stripped of their 2017 World Series championship.


Batting champ Tim Anderson says he won’t change his style

As far as Tim Anderson is concerned, winning a batting title doesn’t change his status.


Manny Machado had regular offseason with business focused on field

Manny Machado doesn’t feel like he has to prove he is still one of baseball’s top offensive players.


Braves’ Nick Markakis: Everyone on Astros ‘deserves a beating’

Atlanta Braves outfielder Nick Markakis has become the latest big leaguer to tee off on the scandal-ridden Houston Astros.


Mariners hoping starting pitcher Justus Sheffield can get back on track

Perhaps years from now, if his potential turns into production, it will be this anecdotal offering that helps outline the reasons for his success. It’s not an uncommon story in …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 16, 2020

Astros’ Carlos Correa fires back at Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger over sign-stealing scandal

The verbal sparring between the Houston Astros and others around the majors over the team’s sign-stealing scandal is reaching new levels of absurdity – from accusations of illiteracy to claims …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 16, 2020

Mariners’ Yusei Kikuchi brings fresh approach to spring training

The Mariners’ main goals for Yusei Kikuchi’s first season in Major League Baseball were to keep him healthy and help him adjust to the increased intensity and competition compared to …


Star shortstop Tony Fernandez dies at 57; Blue Jays hits leader

Tony Fernandez, a stylish shortstop who made five All-Star teams during his 17 seasons in the major leagues and helped the Toronto Blue Jays win the 1993 World Series, died …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 14, 2020

The Mariners are thinking of Mitch Haniger first and baseball second: ‘We all feel bad for him’

There was no frustration in Friday’s early morning hours at the Mariners’ spring-training complex, only acceptance and sympathy for outfielder Mitch Haniger and his latest hindrance from full health.


Mariners’ Mitch Haniger undergoes second surgery in three weeks; timetable to return unknown

Mitch Haniger’s return to the Mariners for the 2020 season has been delayed by yet another surgery. It was yet another unfortunate issue for the Mariners’ best player.



Dodgers begin spring training bolstered by addition of Mookie Betts

Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts opened spring training with his confidence boosted by the acquisition of Mookie Betts, who could prove crucial to the franchise’s quest to win its …


New-look Rays confident they’ll be deeper, better

For a team that didn’t anticipate making a lot of changes after its first playoff appearance in six years, the Tampa Bay Rays have plenty of new faces in spring …


Max Scherzer, Nationals start quietly for World Series champions

Max Scherzer grunted and cursed his way to 56 pitches during his first formal bullpen session of spring training – about 20 more throws than other Washington Nationals starters Thursday, …


Tim Dahlberg: Cheating Astros just don’t seem to get it

Ah, the Houston Astros. Good at stealing signs. Not so good at pretending they’re sorry about it.


MLB, MLBPA make 2nd $1M donation to Negro Leagues Museum

Major League Baseball celebrated the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Negro National League by joining with the Major League Baseball Players Association to announce their second joint $1 …


Garrit Cole starts Yankees tenure with questions about Astros

On the day of his first formal workout with the New York Yankees, Gerrit Cole talked about what he did and did not know about the Houston Astros.


Buster Posey feeling healthy at last, power stroke returning

Buster Posey can certainly relish how reassuring it is to finally feel like himself again following a winter without rehabbing.


Full 5: Rangers rotation has some vets joining Mike Minor, Lance Lynn

Mike Minor and Lance Lynn have gotten some veteran help in the Texas Rangers rotation.