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Shohei Ohtani stuns Dodgers -- and many around the world -- with marriage announcement

Feb. 29, 2024 17:44 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani stunned the Los Angeles Dodgers — and many around the world — with his marriage announcement on Thursday, so manager Dave Roberts said any gift the team gives the two-time MVP would be like most of the money in his contract: deferred. “I'm...

Harper settling in at first for Phillies; Muncy takes a hit in Yamamoto spring debut for Dodgers

Feb. 28, 2024 20:29 PM EST

Bryce Harper is getting settled in as full-time first baseman for the Philadelphia Phillies. Harper hit a hard single in his first spring training at-bat Wednesday, but the two-time NL MVP also flashed some leather at first base in a 7-7 tie against Atlanta. Harper made a diving...

Yoshinobu Yamamoto throws 2 impressive, scoreless innings in MLB exhibition debut for Dodgers

Feb. 28, 2024 18:11 PM EST

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Even Shohei Ohtani was intrigued by Yoshinobu Yamamoto's exhibition debut Wednesday, making the 30-minute drive through Phoenix suburbs in a white convertible to show his support for a fellow Japanese star, even though he wasn't playing in the game. Yamamoto...

MLB wants to make starting pitching more prominent, but it's a tough task in today's game

Feb. 28, 2024 17:43 PM EST

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Max Scherzer logged at least 179 innings in 10 of his first 16 years in the majors. And the three-time Cy Young Award winner learned some tough lessons on the road to pitching deep into games. That's one reason why the Texas Rangers right-hander thinks Major...

Right-hander Julio Teheran and infielder Kolten Wong reach minor league deals with Orioles

Feb. 28, 2024 14:43 PM EST

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles have agreed to minor league contracts with right-hander Julio Teheran and infielder Kolten Wong, with invites to major league spring training. The Orioles said Wednesday the pair will report to major league spring training. ...

Shohei Ohtani won't pitch this season after major elbow surgery, but he can still hit. Here's why

Feb. 28, 2024 12:57 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Shohei Ohtani is unique in Major League Baseball history, a two-way Japanese superstar who can excel as a hitter and a pitcher, sometimes in the same game. But for the 2024 season, Ohtani will be just a hitter. That's because Ohtani is recovering from...

Shohei Ohtani shows he's "built differently," slugs 2-run HR in first exhibition game with Dodgers

Feb. 27, 2024 18:56 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani stepped into the bright Arizona sun, carrying the weight of a $700 million contract and the expectations that go with it, before launching a two-run homer in his first exhibition game for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Not a bad way to endear himself...

Dodgers will pay Minnesota $6 million to $8 million as part of the Margot trade with the Twins

Feb. 27, 2024 16:51 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers will pay Minnesota $6 million to $8 million as part of the trade that moved Manuel Margot to the Twins. The cash reduces the cost of the outfielder to the Twins to $4 million. Minnesota acquired Margot and minor league...

Twins acquire outfielder Manuel Margot in 3-player trade with Dodgers, who add Kiké Hernández

Feb. 26, 2024 18:57 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins acquired outfielder Manuel Margot, minor league shortstop Rayne Doncon and cash on Monday from the Los Angeles Dodgers for minor league shortstop Noah Miller. In conjunction with the trade, the Dodgers announced a $4 million, one-year contract...

Yankees pitcher Cortes emerges pain-free from first spring training start after injury-marred 2023

Feb. 26, 2024 18:11 PM EST

Nestor Cortes wasn't exactly nasty in his first spring training appearance, but the New York Yankees left-handed emerged from Monday's game against Minnesota feeling good. After an injury-marred 2023, it's a start. “Everything positive, pitches really crisp,”...