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» Sunday, February 19, 2017

Report: LHP Niese moves to Yankees

Jon Niese is moving across New York.


MLB notebook: Blue Jays’ Donaldson sidelined with calf ailment

Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson expects to be sidelined two to three weeks due to a right calf strain.


Diamondbacks ink LHP De La Rosa to minor league deal

The Arizona Diamondbacks signed veteran left-hander Jorge De La Rosa to a minor league deal on Sunday with an invitation to major league spring training.


White Sox OF Tilson out with foot injury

Chicago White Sox outfielder Charlie Tilson will be shut down from impact activities for the next 10 days as he deals with a stress reaction in his right foot.


Blue Jays 3B Donaldson sidelined with calf ailment

Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson expects to be sidelined two-to-three weeks due to a right calf strain.


Dodgers LHP Kershaw earns seventh straight Opening Day start

Clayton Kershaw is the no-brainer decision to start for the Los Angeles Dodgers on Opening Day when the left-handed ace will tie a franchise record.


» Saturday, February 18, 2017

Yankees beat Betances in arbitration, team president rips agent

The New York Yankees won their arbitration case over reliever Dellin Betances on Saturday and then team president Randy Levine criticized Betances and his agent for requesting $5 million.


Gagne, 41, makes Team Canada WBC roster

Former Cy Young Award winner Eric Gagne has not pitched in the major leagues since he was a member of the Milwaukee Brewers in 2008 -- and he was not very good that season, compiling a 5.44 ERA in 46 1/3 innings.


Padres, P Weaver agree to 1-year deal

Veteran right-hander Jered Weaver and the San Diego Padres on Saturday agreed to a one-year deal worth $3 million.


Dodgers re-sign 2B Utley at 38

The Los Angeles Dodgers officially re-signed second baseman Chase Utley to a one-year contract on Saturday.


Swisher officially retires

Nick Swisher won't be returning the major leagues this year or in the future.


» Friday, February 17, 2017

Rangers’ Beltre out 3 weeks with calf injury

Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre showed up with a surprise injury when he reported to spring training on Friday at Surprise, Ariz.


RHP Brach hands Orioles first arbitration loss in 22 years

Beating the Baltimore Orioles in arbitration was a tough thing to do until three arbitrators ruled in favor of right-handed reliever Brad Brach on Friday.


» Thursday, February 16, 2017

MLB notebook: Braves INF Rodriguez likely lost for season

Atlanta Braves infielder Sean Rodriguez underwent surgery for a torn rotator cuff in his left shoulder this week and likely will miss the upcoming season.


Indians OF Brantley not close to being ready to play

Cleveland Indians outfielder Michael Brantley isn't close to being ready to play in spring training games and his availability for the start of the regular season is also in jeopardy, according to manager Terry Francona.


Pirates LHP Watson loses in arbitration, gets $5.6M

Pittsburgh Pirates left-hander Tony Watson was unsuccessful in his salary arbitration bid and will make $5.6 million this season as opposed to $6 million.


Braves’ Rodriguez likely out for season after surgery

Atlanta Braves infielder Sean Rodriguez underwent surgery for a torn rotator cuff in his left shoulder this week and likely will miss the upcoming season.


» Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Royals snag another former Cub, sign LHP Wood

Travis Wood agreed to a two-year deal with the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday.


Cardinals’ stud prospect Reyes out for season

St. Louis Cardinals rookie right-hander Alex Reyes, whose fastball tops out at 100 mph, is out for the season.


» Tuesday, February 14, 2017

MLB notebook: Gardenhire diagnosed with prostate cancer

Arizona Diamondbacks bench coach Ron Gardenhire revealed Tuesday that he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and will undergo surgery this spring.


Reds’ Homer Bailey headed to 60-day DL

The Cincinnati Reds placed right-hander Homer Bailey on the 60-day disabled list on Tuesday, six days after he underwent elbow surgery.


Diamondbacks RHP Walker loses arbitration case, will make $2.25 million

Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Taijuan Walker lost an arbitration case against his new club and will receive $2.25 million this season.


Brewers’ RHP Anderson loses arbitration case

Milwaukee Brewers right-hander Chase Anderson lost his arbitration case and will make $2.45 million, it was announced Tuesday.


Gardenhire diagnosed with prostate cancer

Arizona Diamondbacks bench coach Ron Gardenhire revealed Tuesday that he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and will undergo surgery this spring.


Rays RHP Odorizzi gets raise after winning arbitration

Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Jake Odorizzi won his arbitration case on Tuesday, meaning his 2017 salary of $4.1 million will be nearly eight times higher than his 2016 wage.


RHP Wacha loses rare arbitration case for Cardinals

The St. Louis Cardinals were involved in an arbitration case for the first time in 18 years and were deemed winners Tuesday in their case against right-hander Michael Wacha.


Blue Jays RHP Stroman wins arbitration case

Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Marcus Stroman will receive $3.4 million in 2017 after it was revealed Tuesday that he won his arbitration case against the club.


Astros RHP McHugh wins arbitration case

Houston Astros right-hander Collin McHugh won his arbitration case on Tuesday and will earn $3.85 million this season.


Pirates’ Kang to miss start of spring training

Embattled third baseman Jung Ho Kang will not be able to report to Pittsburgh Pirates' spring training on time because of an ongoing legal situation in his native South Korea, the team announced Tuesday.


» Monday, February 13, 2017

Baseball preseason power rankings: Cubs on top

For the first time since 1909, the Chicago Cubs are defending World Series champions.


MLB notebook: Jeter, wife expecting baby girl

New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter and his wife Hannah announced Monday they are expecting their first child, a baby girl.


Lind agrees to contract with Nationals

The Washington Nationals agreed to a contract with left-handed power hitter Adam Lind on Monday, according to multiple media reports.


Ex-Cardinals reliever Maness lands deal with Royals

Right-handed reliever Seth Maness did not have to cross state borders to land with his new team.


Jeter, wife expecting baby girl

New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter and his wife Hannah announced Monday they are expecting their first child, a baby girl.


» Sunday, February 12, 2017

Rubin: Five teams could challenge favored Cubs in 2017

Since the moment when Kris Bryant gloved Michael Martinez's ground ball and threw across to Anthony Rizzo to end the Cubs' 108-year World Series drought last November, Chicago was installed as the favorite for the 2017 season.


Old faces in new places: Sale beefs up Boston rotation

PHOENIX -- Dave Dombrowski must take a vow to outdo himself every winter.


Rays sign injured RHP Eovaldi

Free-agent pitcher Nathan Eovaldi is not expected to pitch this season as he recovers from Tommy John surgery, but he and the Tampa Bay Rays nonetheless agreed to a one-year, $2 million deal, multiple media outlets reported Sunday.


Rubin: Five teams could challenge favored Cubs in 2017

Since the moment when Kris Bryant gloved Michael Martinez' ground ball and threw across to Anthony Rizzo to end the Cubs' 108-year World Series drought last November, Chicago was installed as the favorite for the 2017 season. There's plenty of good reason for that projection.


Braves acquire veteran 2B Phillips from Reds

The Cincinnati Reds sent second baseman Brandon Phillips to the Atlanta Braves as part of a three-player trade, the teams announced Sunday.


Dombrowski, Red Sox bank that Sale pays dividends

PHOENIX -- You have to wonder: Does Dave Dombrowski take a vow to outdo himself every winter?


Reds agree to trade 2B Phillips to Braves

The Cincinnati Reds agreed to trade second baseman Brandon Phillips to the Atlanta Braves, according to multiple reports Sunday.


Braves near deal to land Reds’ Phillips

The Atlanta Braves are close to landing three-time All-Star second baseman Brandon Phillips from the Cincinnati Reds, Fox Sports reported Saturday night.


» Saturday, February 11, 2017

Spring training player to watch for all 30 teams

PHOENIX -- Mookie Betts in 2016.


» Friday, February 10, 2017

Tigers, Red Wings owner Ilitch dies at 87

Mike Ilitch, who founded the Little Caesars pizza empire before purchasing the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Tigers, died at a local hospital on Friday. He was 87.


Tigers, Red Wings owner Ilitch dies at 87

Mike Ilitch, who founded the Little Caesars pizza empire before purchasing the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Tigers, died at a local hospital on Friday. He was 87.


Orioles acquire RHP Ynoa from Mets

The Baltimore Orioles acquired right-hander Gabriel Ynoa from the New York Mets for cash considerations, the team announced Friday.


» Thursday, February 9, 2017

Reds ink OF Jennings to minor-league deal

The Cincinnati Reds added some outfield depth Thursday, agreeing to a minor-league contract with Desmond Jennings.


Marlins’ Phelps wins arbitration case

Miami Marlins right-hander David Phelps won his arbitration case against the club and will make $4.6 million in 2017 in a ruling announced Thursday.


MLB notebook: Marlins have handshake deal to sell team

The Miami Marlins have a handshake agreement to sell the franchise for $1.6 billion, Forbes reported on Thursday.


Pirates acquire RHP Light from Twins

The Pittsburgh Pirates obtained right-handed pitcher Pat Light from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for a player to be named or cash considerations, the team announced Thursday.


Marlins have "handshake" deal to sell club

The Miami Marlins have a handshake agreement to sell the franchise for $1.6 billion, Forbes reported on Thursday.


LHP Wilson making pitch to shift gears and race cars

C.J. Wilson may have traded one sport for another.


Reds’ Bailey has elbow surgery, likely to start season on DL

Cincinnati Reds right-hander Homer Bailey is expected to begin the upcoming season on the disabled list after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on Wednesday to remove small bone spurs from his right elbow.


» Wednesday, February 8, 2017

MLB testing radical extra-inning rule change

Major League Baseball plans to test a radical extra-inning rule-change proposal in the lower minor leagues this season, Yahoo Sports reported Wednesday.


Mariners deal C Sucre to Rays

The Seattle Mariners traded catcher Jesus Sucre to the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.


Rangers bring Napoli back on one-year deal

The Texas Rangers and Mike Napoli agreed to terms on a one-year contract that brings the 35-year-old back for his third stint with the club.


» Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Yankees sign slugger Chris Carter to 1-year deal

Slugger Chris Carter and the New York Yankees agreed to a one-year, $3 million deal on Tuesday, according to published reports.


» Monday, February 6, 2017

Report: MLB proposes intentional walk, strike zone changes

Major League Baseball has made formal proposals to the players' union to make changes to intentional walks and the strike zone, ESPN.com reported Monday.


RHP Hammel gets two-year deal to join Royals rotation

The Kansas City Royals bolstered their rotation Sunday, agreeing to a two-year, $16 million deal with free agent right-hander Jason Hammel.


» Sunday, February 5, 2017

MLB notebook: Orioles, RHP Gausman avoid salary arbitration

The Baltimore Orioles and right-hander Kevin Gausman settled on a $3.45 million contract for 2017 to avoid salary arbitration, according to multiple reports Sunday.


Pirates moving star McCutchen to right field

The Pittsburgh Pirates are shifting Andrew McCutchen from center field to play right field in 2017, manager Clint Hurdle announced Sunday.


RHP Gausman inks 1-year deal with Orioles

The Baltimore Orioles and right-hander Kevin Gausman settled on a $3.45 million contract for 2017 to avoid salary arbitration, according to multiple reports Sunday.


Blue Jays bolster bullpen with addition of Smith

The Toronto Blue Jays and right-handed reliever Joe Smith agreed to a one-year contract, according to published reports.


Angels sign Ackley to minor-league pact

The Los Angeles Angels signed infielder Dustin Ackley to a minor-league contract on Saturday and invited him to spring training.


» Saturday, February 4, 2017

Mets infielder Wilmer Flores win arbitration hearing

Infielder Wilmer Flores won his salary arbitration hearing with the New York Mets and was awarded $2.2 million Saturday.


» Friday, February 3, 2017

MLB notebook: Royals avoid arbitration with closer Herrera

The Kansas City avoided salary arbitration with new closer Kelvin Herrera when the two sides settled on a one-year, $5.325 million deal on Friday.


Mets bolster pitching staff, bring in Salas, Gorzelanny

The New York Mets and right-hander Fernando Salas agreed to a one-year, $3 million deal on Friday.


Royals avoid arbitration with closer Herrera

The Kansas City avoided salary arbitration with new closer Kelvin Herrera when the two sides settled on a one-year, $5.325 million deal on Friday.


Rays close to retaining 1B Morrison

The Tampa Bay Rays plan to re-sign first baseman Logan Morrison to a one-year deal, according to reports Friday.


Diamondbacks RHP Miller loses in arbitration

Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Shelby Miller lost his salary arbitration case as a trio of arbitrators decided Friday that he will be paid $4.7 million in 2017.


Indians sign reliever Logan to one-year deal

The Cleveland Indians' stacked bullpen is getting even deeper.


» Thursday, February 2, 2017

Orioles C Joseph loses arbitration case

Baltimore Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph lost his salary arbitration case with the team on Thursday after setting major league records for most at-bats and plate appearances in a season without driving in a run.


Cards’ Martinez stressed importance of new contract

St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Carlos Martinez agreed to a five-year, $51 million deal, the team officially announced on Thursday.


Cardinals reportedly ink Martinez to 5-year, $51 million deal

At age 25, Carlos Martinez is about to strike it rich -- richer than any other pitcher ever in his circumstances.


» Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Cubs acquire RHP Butler from Rockies

The Chicago Cubs acquired Eddie Butler from the Colorado Rockies for fellow right-hander James Farris on Wednesday.


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