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Even if games go on, MLB lockout could alienate Gen Z

Dec. 03, 2021 20:55 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Max Scherzer stars in the last video posted to Major League Baseball’s TikTok account before the league locked out the players Thursday morning. The clip, viewed over 400,000 times, shows the final out from Scherzer's first no-hitter in 2015 with...

Not worth 1,000 words: Player images scrubbed from MLB site

Dec. 02, 2021 21:12 PM EST

Those looking for a photo of Mike Trout or highlights of Atlanta's Game 6 win over Houston in the World Series won't find them on Major League Baseball's official website. Shortly after the sport's first work stoppage in 26 years began Thursday at 12:01 a.m., MLB removed...

LA Angels re-sign closer Raisel Iglesias to $58 million deal

Dec. 02, 2021 11:35 AM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Closer Raisel Iglesias agreed to a four-year, $58 million deal Wednesday night to stay with the Los Angeles Angels. He gets $10 million next year and $16 million in each of the following three seasons. Iglesias was outstanding...

Báez to Detroit, MLB teams race to finish biz before lockout

Dec. 01, 2021 01:37 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Javier Báez agreed to bring his high motor to the Motor City, while other teams around the majors raced to finish up business before Tuesday's deadline to tender contracts and a likely roster freeze coming when baseball's collective bargaining agreement expires Wednesday. ...

Angels sign reliever Aaron Loup for 2 years, $17 million

Nov. 22, 2021 18:55 PM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Left-handed reliever Aaron Loup has agreed to a $17 million, two-year deal with the Los Angeles Angels. The club announced the deal Monday for Loup, adding one of the most effective relievers on the free agent market to right-handed starter Noah...

Syndergaard says Angels flew in while Mets were distracted

Nov. 19, 2021 15:32 PM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Noah Syndergaard got a qualifying offer and not much else from the New York Mets over the past two months. That's one big reason he's switching coasts to join Mike Trout, Shohei Ohtani and the Los Angeles Angels. The imposing...

Eppler gets 4-year deal to become Mets general manager

Nov. 18, 2021 22:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets finally found a general manager, hiring Billy Eppler in a move announced Thursday night following their long and ridiculed search. Eppler was fired as GM of the Los Angeles Angels a little more than a year ago after five unsuccessful...

Ohtani voted AL MVP for 2-way season, Harper wins NL honor

Nov. 18, 2021 21:26 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Shohei Ohtani’s two-way season was so incredible, MVP voters filled out the top of their ballots only one way. Ohtani was a unanimous winner of the American League MVP award Thursday for a hitting and pitching display not seen...

Two-way star Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels has been named the unanimous AL MVP

Nov. 18, 2021 18:51 PM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — Two-way star Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels has been named the unanimous AL MVP.

AP source: Mets, Eppler near 4-year GM deal

Nov. 17, 2021 22:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets were close to completing a deal Wednesday night to hire Billy Eppler as general manager, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. Eppler and the Mets were nearing a four-year contract, said the person, who spoke on...