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MLB wants to make starting pitching more prominent, but it's a tough task in today's game

MLB wants to make starting pitching more prominent, but it's a tough task in today's game

Feb 28, 2024 / 6:58 am

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Max Scherzer logged at least 179 innings in 10 of his first 16 years in the majors. And the three-time Cy Young Award winner learned...

Byron Buxton returns to CF for the Twins. Knee trouble kept him from playing defense for 554 days

Byron Buxton returns to CF for the Twins. Knee trouble kept him from playing defense for 554 days

Feb 27, 2024 / 2:57 pm

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Byron Buxton patrolled center field for the Minnesota Twins for the first time in 554 days. Healthy after two consecutive seasons...

Dodgers will pay Minnesota $6 million to $8 million as part of the Margot trade with the Twins

Dodgers will pay Minnesota $6 million to $8 million as part of the Margot trade with the Twins

Feb 27, 2024 / 1:47 pm

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers will pay Minnesota $6 million to $8 million as part of the trade that moved Manuel Margot to the Twins. The...

Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Alek Manoah struggles in first pre-season start

Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Alek Manoah struggles in first pre-season start

Feb 27, 2024 / 12:55 pm

LAKELAND, Fla. — Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Alek Manoah allowed four earned runs over 1 2/3 innings in his first start of the pre-season Tuesday afternoon...

Son of Blue Jays reliever Erik Swanson hit by car in Florida, airlifted to hospital

Son of Blue Jays reliever Erik Swanson hit by car in Florida, airlifted to hospital

Feb 27, 2024 / 11:49 am

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays reliever Erik Swanson has left the team to be with his family after his 4-year-old son, Toby, was hit by a car Sunday....

Chicago Cubs finalize Bellinger contract after trading a minor leaguer to the White Sox

Chicago Cubs finalize Bellinger contract after trading a minor leaguer to the White Sox

Feb 27, 2024 / 11:16 am

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — The Chicago Cubs finalized Cody Bellinger's $80 million, three-year contract on Tuesday after they traded left-hander Bailey Horn to the...

Son of Blue Jays reliever Erik Swanson hit by car, in critical condition in hospital

Son of Blue Jays reliever Erik Swanson hit by car, in critical condition in hospital

Feb 27, 2024 / 8:58 am

LAKELAND, Fla. — Toronto Blue Jays reliever Erik Swanson has left the team to be with his family after his son, Toby, suffered serious injuries after he was...

Shohei Ohtani shows he's built differently, slugs 2-run HR in first exhibition game with Dodgers

Shohei Ohtani shows he's "built differently," slugs 2-run HR in first exhibition game with Dodgers

Feb 27, 2024 / 7:32 am

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani stepped into the bright Arizona sun, carrying the weight of a $700 million contract and the expectations that go with it,...

Giants add free agent shortstop Nick Ahmed on minor league deal

Giants add free agent shortstop Nick Ahmed on minor league deal

Feb 26, 2024 / 4:32 pm

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Free agent shortstop Nick Ahmed reached agreement Monday on a minor league contract with the San Francisco Giants that includes a...

Yankees pitcher Cortes emerges pain-free from first spring training start after injury-marred 2023

Yankees pitcher Cortes emerges pain-free from first spring training start after injury-marred 2023

Feb 26, 2024 / 2:44 pm

Nestor Cortes wasn't exactly nasty in his first spring training appearance, but the New York Yankees left-handed emerged from Monday's game against Minnesota...

José DeLeón, MLB pitcher for 13 seasons, dies at age 63

José DeLeón, MLB pitcher for 13 seasons, dies at age 63

Feb 26, 2024 / 2:05 pm

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — José DeLeón, a major league pitcher for 13 seasons who led the National League in strikeouts for the St. Louis...

Twins acquire outfielder Manuel Margot in 3-player trade with Dodgers, who add Kiké Hernández

Twins acquire outfielder Manuel Margot in 3-player trade with Dodgers, who add Kiké Hernández

Feb 26, 2024 / 2:05 pm

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins acquired outfielder Manuel Margot, minor league shortstop Rayne Doncon and cash on Monday from the Los Angeles Dodgers...

Serven drives in five, Jays thump Pirates 8-4 for first pre-season win

Serven drives in five, Jays thump Pirates 8-4 for first pre-season win

Feb 26, 2024 / 12:57 pm

DUNEDIN, Fla. — Brian Serven hit a three-run homer and drove in five runs and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-4 Monday for their first win...

Former AL batting champion Tim Anderson would get a $500,000 assignment bonus if traded by Marlins

Former AL batting champion Tim Anderson would get a $500,000 assignment bonus if traded by Marlins

Feb 26, 2024 / 12:56 pm

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Former AL batting champion Tim Anderson would get a $500,000 assignment bonus if traded during this season by the Miami Marlins. Anderson...

Jurickson Profar would earn $2.5 million with Padres if he has 600 plate appearances

Jurickson Profar would earn $2.5 million with Padres if he has 600 plate appearances

Feb 26, 2024 / 12:51 pm

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Jurickson Profar would earn $2.5 million as part of his contract with the San Diego Padres if he has 600 plate appearances this year....

Mitch Keller gets signing bonus of just over $2M as part of his $77M, 5-year deal with Pirates.

Mitch Keller gets signing bonus of just over $2M as part of his $77M, 5-year deal with Pirates.

Feb 26, 2024 / 12:45 pm

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — All-Star right-hander Mitch Keller gets a $2,057,500 signing bonus as part of his $77 million, five-year contract with the Pittsburgh...

Sho-time! Dodgers say Shohei Ohtani will make his spring training debut Tuesday against White Sox

Sho-time! Dodgers say Shohei Ohtani will make his spring training debut Tuesday against White Sox

Feb 26, 2024 / 7:30 am

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Spring training Sho-time starts Tuesday with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Shohei Ohtani will make his exhibition debut with the Dodgers...

Marcus Stroman has first outing with Yankees. Mets' Senga won’t throw for at least 3 weeks

Marcus Stroman has first outing with Yankees. Mets' Senga won’t throw for at least 3 weeks

Feb 25, 2024 / 1:18 pm

PHOENIX (AP) — Marcus Stroman threw 2 1/3 innings in his first spring training start with the New York Yankees on Sunday, giving up three runs on four hits...

Cody Bellinger is returning to the Cubs on an $80 million, 3-year contract, AP source says

Cody Bellinger is returning to the Cubs on an $80 million, 3-year contract, AP source says

Feb 25, 2024 / 7:29 am

Cody Bellinger is going back to the Chicago Cubs, agreeing to an $80 million, three-year contract, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press....

Jen Pawol becomes the first woman to umpire a spring training game since 2007

Jen Pawol becomes the first woman to umpire a spring training game since 2007

Feb 24, 2024 / 3:58 pm

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — It took eight years but Jen Pawol made the leap from the minors to a major league game spring training contest as umpire at the...

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