Major League Baseball

February 18, 2018 - 12:06 pm
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Elias Diaz says his mother is doing better after a harrowing kidnapping ordeal in Venezuela. Ana Isabel Soto was rescued last weekend, three days after she was kidnapped. Diaz was given permission to arrive late to spring training, and he spoke to...
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FILE - In a Friday, Sept. 29, 2017 file photo, Kansas City Royals' Eric Hosmer hits an RBI-single in the first inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. A person with direct knowledge of the deal said Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 that free agent first baseman Hosmer has reached preliminary agreement on an eight-year contract with the San Diego Padres, pending a physical. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley, File)
February 18, 2018 - 10:48 am
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — A person with direct knowledge of the deal says free agent first baseman Eric Hosmer has reached preliminary agreement on an eight-year contract with the San Diego Padres, pending a physical. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Sunday because there had been no formal...
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February 18, 2018 - 3:51 am
Free-agent first baseman Eric Hosmer has agreed to an eight-year, $144 million deal with the San Diego Padres, according to published reports Saturday night. The 28-year-old, two-time Gold Glove winner hit a career-high .318 and matched his best from the previous season with 25 homers, and drove in...
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FILE- In this Sept. 22, 2017, file photo, Cincinnati Reds' Scooter Gennett runs the bases after hitting a grand slam off Boston Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello in the first inning of a baseball game in Cincinnati. Miami pitcher Dan Straily and Kansas City pitcher Brandon Maurer argued their salary arbitration cases Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, and Cincinnati second baseman Gennett awaits a hearing. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
February 17, 2018 - 2:17 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Cincinnati Reds second baseman Scooter Gennett has won his salary arbitration case, giving players a final 12-10 margin over clubs this year. Gennett was awarded a raise from $2,525,000 to $5.7 million. The Reds offered $5.1 million. Players finished with a winning record for the...
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Miami Marlins chief executive officer Derek Jeter smiles as he watches the team during spring training baseball practice Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
February 16, 2018 - 9:29 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Miami-Dade County is suing former Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria and the new ownership group led by Derek Jeter seeking money from the $1.2 billion sale of the team. The suit contends a 2009 agreement calls for the county and city of Miami to receive a share of profits from any sale...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 file photo, Miami Marlins' Dan Straily warms up during the first inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Phoenix. Pitcher Dan Straily and Miami argued their arbitration case Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Straily, eligible for the first time, asked for a raise from $552,100 to $3.55 million from James Darby, Sylvia Skratek and Francis. The Marlins argued for $3,375,000. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
February 16, 2018 - 6:33 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Pitchers Dan Straily of Miami and Brandon Maurer of Kansas City lost their salary arbitration cases Friday, leaving players with an 11-10 lead with only Cincinnati second baseman Scooter Gennett awaiting a decision. The 22 hearings are the most since players went 14-10 in 1990. Just...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 file photo, Miami Marlins' Dan Straily warms up during the first inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Phoenix. Pitcher Dan Straily and Miami argued their arbitration case Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Straily, eligible for the first time, asked for a raise from $552,100 to $3.55 million from James Darby, Sylvia Skratek and Francis. The Marlins argued for $3,375,000. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
February 16, 2018 - 3:59 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Pitchers Dan Straily of Miami and Brandon Maurer of Kansas City lost their salary arbitration cases Friday, leaving players with an 11-10 lead with only Cincinnati second baseman Scooter Gennett awaiting a decision. The 22 hearings are the most since players went 14-10 in 1990. Just...
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February 16, 2018 - 1:49 pm
A person familiar with the deal says All-Star pitcher Jason Vargas and the Mets have agreed to a $16 million, two-year contract, adding depth to a New York rotation that's been riddled by injuries the past two seasons. The person spoke Friday on condition of anonymity because the deal was pending a...
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FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2014, file photo, Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer reacts after striking out a batter to get out of a bases-loaded jam in first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals in Kansas City, Mo. Bauer won his arbitration case on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Bauer received a raise from $3.55 million to $6,525,000 from arbitrators Andrew Strongin, Steven Wolf and Robert Herzog, who heard the case on Feb. 8. The Indians offered $5.3 million. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley, File)
February 15, 2018 - 4:32 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Cleveland's Trevor Bauer, Houston's Collin McHugh and Tampa Bay's Jake Odorizzi won their salary arbitration cases Thursday, and Toronto's Marcus Stroman and Minnesota's Kyle Gibson lost. Decisions for all five pitchers had been held for simultaneous announcement to prevent any of...
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February 15, 2018 - 3:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Mets are bringing back Matt den Dekker, adding depth in the outfield as they wait for All-Star slugger Michael Conforto to get healthy. New York announced Thursday that den Dekker was signed to a minor league contract and invited to big league spring training camp. He was traded...
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