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Twins acquire shortstop Kyle Farmer in trade with Reds

Nov. 18, 2022 22:22 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins acquired shortstop Kyle Farmer from Cincinnati on Friday night in a trade that sent minor league right-hander Casey Legumina to the Reds. Farmer gives the Twins middle infield flexibility regardless of whether they get a new deal done this...

Judge wins Baseball Digest player of year; Alcantara top arm

Oct. 13, 2022 11:14 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge was chosen major league player of the year by Baseball Digest and eBay after setting an American League record with 62 home runs. The New York Yankees slugger beat out two-way star Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels, last year's winner and the...

Concentrating on contact, not power, Guardians an anomaly

Oct. 12, 2022 18:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Valaika knows about making contact. He singled off Santiago Casilla back in 2010 on the very first pitch he saw in the major leagues. “I wanted to stay aggressive my first at-bat,” Valaika recalled with a smile. “That was more of my identity. I don’t...

Twins brace for Correa opt-out after late-season tumble

Oct. 06, 2022 17:25 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins came quickly out of the gate after the lockout this spring by making three bold trades and becoming the surprise landing spot for star shortstop Carlos Correa. Their momentum lasted deep into the summer, with 108 of the 182 days in the regular...

MLB velocity, shifts set records; average lowest since 1968

Oct. 06, 2022 16:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Higher velocity and increased shifts led to the major league batting average dropping to .243, its lowest since 1968. Defensive shifts and 100 mph pitches set records this season, contributing to the worrisome offensive decline Major League Baseball is trying to...

Arraez, McNeil win batting titles, Judge misses Triple Crown

Oct. 06, 2022 00:46 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Minnesota’s Luis Arraez got a Louis Vuitton roller bag from Carlos Correa. The New York Mets' Jeff McNeil is being gifted a car by Francisco Lindor. Winning batting titles on the final day of the season was rewarding. “I couldn’t sleep last...

Yankees lose finale in Texas without Judge, end with 99 Ws

Oct. 05, 2022 20:47 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The New York Yankees settled for 99 wins in the regular season, and the American League record 62 home runs for slugger Aaron Judge. Their focus has already shifted to trying to win their 28th World Series title, and first since 2009. ...

Arraez wins AL batting title, Twins beat White Sox 10-1

Oct. 05, 2022 20:05 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Luis Arraez won the AL batting title, hitting a third-inning double after walking twice to finish the season at .316, and the Minnesota Twins rolled to a 10-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday. Arraez was all but assured of topping the Yankees' Aaron...

Judge out of Yankees starting lineup for finale after No. 62

Oct. 05, 2022 15:17 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Yankees slugger Aaron Judge wasn't in the starting lineup for New York's regular-season finale Wednesday, a day after his 62nd home run that broke Roger Maris' 61-year-old American League single-season record. When Judge homered in the first inning Tuesday...

Yankees star Judge hits 62nd homer to break Maris' AL record

Oct. 05, 2022 07:47 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Aaron Judge took a smooth, mighty swing, then broke into a big smile as he trotted around the bases. Heading home, his teammates backed away, letting him touch the plate alone. At last, the New York Yankees slugger had the American League home run record all...