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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2017, file phtoo, Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Ervin Santana looks at the ball after receiving it from the catcher during a baseball game against the New York Yankees in New York. Santana will miss the start of the regular season after undergoing unexpected surgery on his right middle finger. The Twins announced the 35-year-old right-hander had the procedure done Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, in New York by Dr. Charles Melone, after experiencing discomfort during a bullpen session last week. Santana is expected to need 10 to 12 weeks of rehabilitation before he can pitch in a major league game, which would keep him out of the rotation until at least mid-April. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
February 06, 2018 - 7:00 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Twins right-hander Ervin Santana will miss the start of the regular season after unexpected surgery on his right middle finger. The Twins announced the 35-year-old right-hander had the procedure Tuesday in New York by Dr. Charles Melone, after Santana experienced...
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This Jan. 28, 2018 photo shows National League Most Valuable Player Giancarlo Stanton, left, and American League Rookie of the Year Aaron Judge sitting side-by-side during the New York Chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America annual dinner in New York where both men picked up their awards. The New York Yankees will open the gates three hours before spring training home games, allowing fans to watch Aaron Judge and new teammate Giancarlo Stanton take their thwacks during batting practice. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
February 06, 2018 - 5:56 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The New York Yankees will open the gates three hours before spring training home games, allowing fans to watch Aaron Judge and new teammate Giancarlo Stanton take their thwacks during batting practice. An announcement was posted on the website of Steinbrenner Field, the team's...
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FILE - In this April 13, 2002, file photo, San Francisco Giants' Barry Bonds waves and poses for fans during the annual on-field photo day before the Giants' baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers in San Francisco. Bonds will have his No. 25 jersey retired this August by the Giants when his former Pittsburgh Pirates are in town, the team announced Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
February 06, 2018 - 5:21 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Home run king Barry Bonds will have his No. 25 jersey retired this August by the San Francisco Giants when his former Pittsburgh Pirates are in town. The Giants announced Tuesday they would hold a ceremony to honor the former slugger and seven-time NL MVP on Aug. 11. He will...
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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 06, 2018 - 2:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball players' union head Tony Clark says the number of rebuilding teams and unsigned free agents in a historically slow market threatens the sport's integrity. "A record number of talented free agents remain unemployed in an industry where revenues and franchise values are at...
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February 06, 2018 - 10:12 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A long-planned redevelopment project for a neighborhood of run-down car-repair shops next to the New York Mets' stadium is back on the drawing board. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a deal Tuesday for 1,100 apartments, a school, open space and retail in the Willets Point neighborhood...
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February 06, 2018 - 7:07 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A long-planned redevelopment project for a neighborhood of run-down car-repair shops next to the New York Mets' stadium is back on the drawing board. The New York Times reports that the administration of Mayor Bill de Blasio has struck a deal with developers for 1,100 apartments, a...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015, file photo, sports agent Scott Boras attends the baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Washington Nationals in Los Angeles. Agent Scott Boras says the number of major league teams rebuilding with younger, lower-cost rosters has become a cancer to the sport, attributing behavior to the strengthened luxury tax combining with restraints on draft-pick salaries. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok, File)
February 05, 2018 - 4:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Agent Scott Boras says the number of major league teams rebuilding with younger, lower-cost rosters has become a cancer to the sport, attributing behavior to the strengthened luxury tax combining with restraints on draft-pick salaries. Boras attributes baseball's attendance drop to...
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February 05, 2018 - 10:55 am
HOUSTON (AP) — World Series MVP George Springer and the Houston Astros avoided salary arbitration by agreeing to a $24 million, two-year contract. Springer gets $12 million annually under the deal announced Monday and will be eligible for arbitration again after the 2019 season. The hearing had...
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February 05, 2018 - 10:48 am
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Bartolo Colon has agreed to a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers, and the 44-year-old right-hander will attend big league spring training. Colon would get a $1.75 million, one-year contract if added to the 40-man roster under the terms of the deal agreed to Sunday...
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Philadelphia Eagles fans celebrate the team's victory in the NFL Super Bowl 52 between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, in downtown Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
February 05, 2018 - 2:52 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The rain and hail that pelted Philadelphia for much of the day dissipated just as people across the city spilled out of sports bars, apartments and houses. They all had one destination: Broad Street. It was time for a celebration 58 years in the making. On Sunday night, just as...
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