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December 04, 2019 - 2:58 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies filled their biggest need quickly. Right-hander Zack Wheeler and the Phillies agreed to a $118 million, five-year contract, two people familiar with the deal told The Associated Press on Wednesday. Both people spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity...
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December 04, 2019 - 2:22 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels have acquired right-hander Dylan Bundy from the Baltimore Orioles in a trade for four minor league pitchers, The 27-year-old Bundy has been a solid starter with a nasty slider for the past four seasons with the Orioles, who chose him with the fourth...
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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2019, file photo, Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Cole Hamels throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, in Milwaukee. Left-hander Cole Hamels agreed to an $18 million, one-year contract with the Atlanta Braves, one of the more active teams of the offseason. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
December 04, 2019 - 2:14 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Alex Anthopoulos believes Cole Hamels can help the Atlanta Braves win big in next season— and help the team's young starters have more success for years to come. Hamels, who turns 36 this month. agreed Wednesday to an $18 million, one-year contract with the busy Braves, one of the...
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FILE - In this March 17, 2015, file photo, Tony Clark, executive director of the baseball players' union, talks to reporters before a spring training baseball game between the Detroit Tigers and the Washington Nationals in Lakeland, Fla. Players who test positive for opioids would enter treatment and not be suspended under the change to Major League Baseball's drug agreement being negotiated by management and the players' association, according to union head Tony Clark. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
December 04, 2019 - 1:17 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Players who test positive for opioids would enter treatment and not be suspended under the change to Major League Baseball's drug agreement being negotiated by management and the players' association, according to union head Tony Clark. Talks to add testing for opioids began following...
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FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2019, file photo, fans gesture the baby shark as Washington Nationals' Gerardo Parra bats during the sixth inning of Game 3 of the baseball World Series against the Houston Astros, in Washington. Creators of the viral video “Baby Shark,” whose “doo doo doo” song was played at the World Series in October, are developing a version in Navajo. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
December 03, 2019 - 6:33 am
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Creators of the popular video “Baby Shark,” whose “doo doo doo” song was played at the World Series in October, are developing a version in Navajo. Pinkfong, a brand of the South Korea company SmartStudy, announced last week it is working with the Navajo Nation Museum in...
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FILE - In this May 29, 2019, file photo, Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell throws to first during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astro in Houston. The Cubs failed to offer a 2020 contract to Russell on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, making the 2016 All-Star a free agent one year after he was suspended for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
December 03, 2019 - 1:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Former All-Stars Blake Treinen, Aaron Sanchez and Addison Russell were among 56 players who became free agents along with current Gold Glove second baseman Yolmer Sánchez when their teams declined to offer 2020 contracts Monday rather than make them eligible for salary arbitration...
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FILE - In this May 29, 2019, file photo, Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell throws to first during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astro in Houston. The Cubs failed to offer a 2020 contract to Russell on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, making the 2016 All-Star a free agent one year after he was suspended for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
December 02, 2019 - 7:14 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs did not offer a 2020 contract to shortstop Addison Russell on Monday, making the 2016 All-Star a free agent one year after he was suspended for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy. Russell was banned for 40 games last offseason after a series...
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FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2019, file photo, Oakland Athletics' Jurickson Profar watches his two-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals in Kansas City, Mo. Switch-hitting second baseman Profar has been acquired by the San Diego Padres from the Athletics in exchange for catcher Austin Allen and a player to be named. The trade was announced Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, with the baseball winter meetings in San Diego less than a week away. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
December 02, 2019 - 7:12 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Switch-hitting second baseman Jurickson Profar was acquired by the San Diego Padres from the Oakland Athletics on Monday for catcher Austin Allen and a player to be named. In his lone season with the A’s, Profar matched his career high with 20 home runs and batted .218 with 67 RBIs...
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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2019, file photo, Milwaukee Brewers' Drew Pomeranz throws during the seventh inning of the team's baseball game against the San Diego Padres in Milwaukee. The rebuilding San Diego Padres rewarded free agent Pomeranz for two strong months in Milwaukee’s bullpen. San Diego and Pomeranz — an All-Star during his brief stay with San Diego in 2016 — agreed to a $34 million, four-year contract. The left-hander had a strong final two months of the season with the Brewers after being traded to Milwaukee from San Francisco. He was 0-1 with a 2.39 ERA in 25 games, including one start. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
November 27, 2019 - 7:37 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The rebuilding San Diego Padres rewarded free agent Drew Pomeranz for two strong months in Milwaukee’s bullpen and addressed two big needs by acquiring right-handed starter Zach Davies and lefty outfielder Trent Grisham from the Brewers on Wednesday. They were the first big moves...
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FILE- In this Aug. 30, 2019, file photo, Minnesota Twins bench coach Derek Shelton watches from the dugout during a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit. Shelton is the new manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates, the team announced Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. Shelton replaces Clint Hurdle, who was fired on the final day of the regular season in September following a second-half collapse that dropped the Pirates to a last-place finish in the National League Central. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
November 27, 2019 - 12:23 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pirates’ leadership overhaul is complete. Pittsburgh hired longtime major league coach Derek Shelton as manager on Wednesday, the final piece of a new-look leadership following a last-place finish in the NL Central. Shelton replaces Clint Hurdle, who was fired on the final day...
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