Major League Baseball

FILE - In this May 26, 2017, file photo, Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto, left, relief pitcher AJ Ramos, left, and right fielder Giancarlo Stanton, right, celebrate after defeating the Los Angeles Angels 8-5 during an interleague baseball game in Miami. Giancarlo Stanton and AJ Ramos, former teammates with the Miami Marlins and still close friends, are looking into living together this season now that both play in New York. It would seem to be a convenient arrangement, with at least one player on the road most of the time anyway _ except when Stanton and the Yankees face Ramos and the Mets in the Subway Series. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
February 12, 2018 - 3:07 pm
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Talk about a house divided. Giancarlo Stanton and AJ Ramos, former teammates with the Miami Marlins and still close friends, are looking into living together this season now that both play in New York. It would seem to be a convenient arrangement, with at least one...
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February 12, 2018 - 2:59 pm
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Talk about a house divided. Giancarlo Stanton and AJ Ramos, former teammates with the Miami Marlins and still close friends, are looking into living together this season now that both play in New York. It would seem to be a convenient arrangement, with at least one...
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FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2017, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Yu Darvish throws during the first inning of Game 7 of baseball's World Series against the Houston Astros, in Los Angeles. Perhaps 100 free agents still seek contracts as the start of spring training workouts on Feb. 14 draws near, a group that includes J.D. Martinez, Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas, Jake Arrieta and Yu Darvish. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
February 10, 2018 - 4:50 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The winter-long dance is over. Yu Darvish is joining the Chicago Cubs. Darvish has agreed to a $126 million, six-year contract with Chicago, giving the Cubs one of the deepest rotations in baseball and taking one of the top players off the slow-moving free agent market. The 31-year-...
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FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2017, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Yu Darvish throws during the first inning of Game 7 of baseball's World Series against the Houston Astros, in Los Angeles. Perhaps 100 free agents still seek contracts as the start of spring training workouts on Feb. 14 draws near, a group that includes J.D. Martinez, Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas, Jake Arrieta and Yu Darvish. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
February 10, 2018 - 3:40 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A person with direct knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that ace Yu Darvish and the Chicago Cubs have reached agreement on a $126 million, six-year contract. The person spoke Saturday on condition of anonymity because there was no official announcement. The deal was...
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February 09, 2018 - 5:37 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The owner of the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team wants to make a historic neighborhood in the city of Tampa the team's next home. Stuart Sternberg said at a news conference Friday that the team would focus its new ballpark search on a 14-acre (6-hectare) site in Ybor City that sits...
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Professional baseball player Jordan Schafer, right, uses a football training technique by pulling a tire as performance coach Tom Shaw watches, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. “It's all about building athleticism,” said Schafer, a natural outfielder who’s also now pitching for the St. Louis Cardinals. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
February 09, 2018 - 3:08 am
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Carrying their bats and gloves, they leave the weight room and walk the palm tree-lined path past the baseball diamonds to the track. Weight sleds and tires await the boys of summer for the kind of workouts typically reserved for men who make their living on the...
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FILE - In this July 17, 2017, file photo, New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler looks toward the giant video screen in centerfield after allowing a two-run home run to St. Louis Cardinals' Paul DeJong in the allowing a sixth inning of a baseball game in New York. Wheeler went to salary arbitration with the Mets after struggling in his return from Tommy John surgery. Wheeler asked for a raise from $800,000 to $1.9 million, and the Mets argued he should be paid $1.5 million. A decision by arbitrators John Skonier, Andrew Strongin and Phillip LaPorte is expected Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
February 08, 2018 - 9:15 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Right-hander Zack Wheeler beat the New York Mets in salary arbitration on Thursday and reliever Justin Grimm lost to the Chicago Cubs, leaving players with a 7-4 record about halfway through this year's hearings. Wheeler gets a raise from $800,000 to $1.9 million instead of New York'...
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FILE - In this July 17, 2017, file photo, New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler looks toward the giant video screen in centerfield after allowing a two-run home run to St. Louis Cardinals' Paul DeJong in the allowing a sixth inning of a baseball game in New York. Wheeler went to salary arbitration with the Mets after struggling in his return from Tommy John surgery. Wheeler asked for a raise from $800,000 to $1.9 million, and the Mets argued he should be paid $1.5 million. A decision by arbitrators John Skonier, Andrew Strongin and Phillip LaPorte is expected Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
February 08, 2018 - 4:14 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Right-hander Zack Wheeler beat the New York Mets in salary arbitration and reliever Justin Grimm lost to the Chicago Cubs, leaving players with a 7-4 record about halfway through this year's hearings. Wheeler gets a raise from $800,000 to $1.9 million instead of New York's $1.5...
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February 08, 2018 - 4:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Boston minor league catcher Jake Romanski has been suspended 100 games following a positive amphetamine test. It is his second ban for a stimulant under the minor league drug program. In another minor league suspension Thursday, free-agent pitcher Landon Hughes was suspended 68...
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FIEL - In this Feb. 19, 2017, file photo, Tony Clark, executive director of the Major League Players Association, answers questions at a news conference in Phoenix. Clark sadi Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, that the number of rebuilding teams and unsigned free agents in a historically slow market “threatens the very integrity of our game.” Just 53 of 166 players who exercised their free agency rights last November had announced agreements entering Tuesday, down from 99 of 158 at a similar time last year. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
February 08, 2018 - 3:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The baseball players' union will open its own spring training camp for the first time since the end of the 1994-95 strike, inviting free agents to work out at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. Union head Tony Clark said Thursday the camp will open Tuesday and workouts will...
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