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Cody Bellinger is returning to the Cubs on an $80 million, 3-year contract, AP source says

Feb. 25, 2024 10:32 AM EST

Cody Bellinger is going back to the Chicago Cubs, agreeing to an $80 million, three-year contract, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The slugger can opt out of the deal after each of the first two seasons, according to the person who spoke to the AP on...

Jen Pawol becomes the first woman to umpire a spring training game since 2007

Feb. 24, 2024 22:14 PM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — It took eight years but Jen Pawol made the leap from the minors to a major league game spring training contest as umpire at the Grapefruit League opener between the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals at CACTI Park of The Palm Beaches on Saturday. ...

Orioles' Corbin Burnes looks sharp in first game appearance with his new team

Feb. 24, 2024 19:05 PM EST

Corbin Burnes’ first outing with his new team looked like an abbreviated version of a typical performance with his old one. Burnes worked one scoreless inning for the Baltimore Orioles and struck out the first two batters he faced Saturday in the 2021 NL Cy Young Award winner's...

Turner already showing what he can provide for the Blue Jays

Feb. 24, 2024 18:22 PM EST

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays manager John Schneider already is seeing the potential benefits of having Justin Turner in his starting lineup. Turner hit an RBI single, walked and scored a run in a 14-13 Grapefruit League victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday....

Guardians' Vogt excited for 1st spring game as he launches managerial career

Feb. 24, 2024 18:15 PM EST

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Stephen Vogt likened Saturday’s spring training opener to a new school year. “There’s something so exciting about the first day,” the new Cleveland Guardians manager said before his dugout debut against Cincinnati at Goodyear Ballpark. “It’s like...

Former batting champion Tim Anderson and Miami Marlins finalize $5 million, 1-year contract

Feb. 24, 2024 16:12 PM EST

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Former AL batting champion Tim Anderson and the Miami Marlins finalized a $5 million, one-year contract on Saturday. Anderson became Miami’s first big free agent addition of the offseason. The Chicago White Sox declined a $14 million option in November,...

Jurickson Profar and San Diego Padres finalize $1 million, 1-year contract

Feb. 24, 2024 15:26 PM EST

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Free agent Jurickson Profar and the San Diego Padres finalized a $1 million, one-year contract on Saturday that gives the 30-year-old outfielder the chance to make an additional $1.5 million in performance bonuses based on plate appearances. San Diego started...

MLB union says 2-second cut to pitch clock too soon for some pitchers

Feb. 24, 2024 14:32 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Major League Baseball's move to slice two seconds off the pitch clock with runners on base is too much, too soon, according to players' association head Tony Clark. The clock is shortening to 18 seconds from 20 with men on base and will stay at 15 seconds...

Cleats left behind after Jackie Robinson statue was stolen to be donated to Negro League Museum

Feb. 23, 2024 19:23 PM EST

The bronze Jackie Robinson cleats that were left behind when a statue of the first player to break Major League Baseball’s color barrier was stolen from a Kansas park are being donated to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. Thieves cut the statue off at its ankles last month,...

Mets owner Cohen says he expects Alonso to explore free agency but wants to keep him

Feb. 23, 2024 18:56 PM EST

New York Mets owner Steve Cohen doesn’t anticipate a resolving Pete Alonso’s future with the team until after the season. The 29-year-old three-time All-Star is eligible for free agency after the World Series. He hired Scott Boras as an agent last fall and avoided arbitration...