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New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino throws in the bullpen at the team's spring training baseball facility, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
February 15, 2019 - 4:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Right-hander Luis Severino avoided an arbitration hearing with the New York Yankees, agreeing Friday to a $40 million, four-year contract. Severino's deal includes a team option for 2023 that could make the agreement worth $52.25 million for five seasons. If the option is not...
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Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell speaks at a press conference after a spring training baseball workout Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
February 15, 2019 - 4:05 pm
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell apologized Friday for the "hurt" and "pain" he caused his ex-wife but didn't detail what prompted a 40-game suspension under Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy. "My past behaviors were wrong and unacceptable," he said. Russell...
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February 15, 2019 - 11:56 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Detroit beat pitcher Michael Fulmer in the final salary arbitration case this year, leaving players with a 6-4 final record in decisions. Fulmer was awarded a raise from $575,200 to $2.8 million by Matt Goldberg, Robert Herzog and Elizabeth Neumeier, who heard the case...
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FILE - In this March 5, 2016, file photo, Tommy Giordano, right, special assistant to the general manager of the Atlanta Braves, scouts a spring training baseball game between the Braves and the Pittsburgh Pirates in Kissimmee, Fla. Giordano spent nearly all of his marvelously full life as a baseball man. He’s going out like he lived for more than 93 years _ surrounded by family and friends, accompanied by overwhelming love and stories that will endure long after he’s gone. (AP Photo/Paul Newberry, File)
February 14, 2019 - 10:04 pm
Tommy Giordano, a longtime scout who played only 11 games in the major leagues but spent more than seven decades in a variety of baseball roles, died Thursday. He was 93. Known affectionately as "T-bone," Giordano was stricken in December with a blood infection, said his daughter, Gail Przeclawski...
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February 14, 2019 - 4:00 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Two more aces are expressing concern about how major league teams are playing their cards. Washington right-hander Max Scherzer said Thursday there are too many teams trying not to win, and all the rebuilding "poisons the game." Houston star Justin Verlander, a former...
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File-This Oct. 8, 2018, file photo shows Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Trevor Bauer delivering in the sixth inning during Game 3 of a baseball American League Division Series against the Houston Astros, in Cleveland. Bauer won his arbitration hearing for the second straight year and was awarded $13 million instead of the Cleveland Indians' $11 million offer on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, by James Darby, James Oldham and Sylvia Skratek. (AP Photo/Phil Long, File)
February 14, 2019 - 3:36 pm
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — All-Star pitcher Trevor Bauer thought the Cleveland Indians had presented a better overall case against him in their latest salary arbitration hearing, until the last 10 minutes in a rebuttal by Major League Baseball labor relations staff he viewed as "character assassination...
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Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani talks to the media at their spring baseball training facility in Tempe, Ariz., Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. The AL Rookie of the Year is recovering from Tommy John surgery. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
February 13, 2019 - 9:15 pm
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani tossed his water bottle toward a clubhouse garbage can and missed, instead landing it in a laundry bin. He laughed out loud, smiled big as he so often does, then retrieved the trash and put it in the proper place. That's about as close to throwing as the Japanese...
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FILE - In this June 15, 2018, file photo, Oakland Athletics draft pick Kyler Murray looks on before a baseball game between the Athletics and the Los Angeles Angels, in Oakland, Calif. Murray's locker remained empty on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, in the spring training clubhouse of the Oakland Athletics, who say they are uncertain when or if the Heisman Trophy winner will report to the baseball team he signed with last summer. Billy Beane, Oakland’s executive vice president of baseball operation, said talks are continuing with Murray, who may drop baseball to pursue an NFL career. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
February 11, 2019 - 4:49 pm
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — When Kyler Murray won the Heisman Trophy at Oklahoma last season, the Oakland Athletics knew there was a chance he might chose football over baseball. That is exactly what happened. On the day the A's started spring training workouts, Murray said he will pursue a career in the...
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FILE - In this June 8, 2018, file photo, Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper hits a two-RBI double during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants at Nationals Park in Washington. Harper, Manny Machado, Craig Kimbrel and Dallas Keuchel will not be around when the bat and ball bags are opened at spring training throughout Florida and Arizona this week. They are among the dozens of free agents still looking for jobs. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
February 10, 2019 - 2:24 pm
Bryce Harper, Manny Machado, Craig Kimbrel and Dallas Keuchel won't be around when the bat and ball bags are opened at spring training throughout Florida and Arizona this week. They are among the dozens of free agents still looking for jobs, joined by Mike Moustakas, Marwin Gonzalez, Carlos...
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FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2019, file photo, Seattle Mariners General Manager Jerry Dipoto answers questions during a press conference in Seattle. Major League Baseball's independent investigation found no credible evidence to support claims of disparaging comments and discriminatory treatment by members of the Seattle Mariners front office. MLB said in a statement Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, that the investigation found the Mariners did not violate baseball's "workplace code of conduct, or applicable anti-discrimination law," in the treatment of Lorena Martin or in her termination by the club. (Steve Ringman/The Seattle Times via AP, File)
February 06, 2019 - 4:53 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Major League Baseball's independent investigation found no credible evidence to support claims of disparaging comments and discriminatory treatment by members of the Seattle Mariners front office. MLB said in a statement Wednesday that the investigation found the Mariners did not...
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