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Strasburg, Nationals reach record $245M, 7-year deal

Dec. 9, 2019 9:46 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Stephen Strasburg returned to the Washington Nationals with a record contract on the first day of the winter meetings, a deal that puts fellow free agent pitcher Gerrit Cole in position for an even larger payday. Washington and the World Series MVP agreed to a $245 million, seven-year...

Ohtani's bullpen impresses new LA pitching coach Callaway

Dec. 9, 2019 9:24 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Japanese two-way sensation Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels has resumed throwing bullpen sessions, and new pitching coach Mickey Callaway is impressed. Ohtani got back on the mound last week and pitched a bullpen in front of Callaway in Anaheim on Monday, general manager Billy...

Angels get Dylan Bundy from O's for 4 pitchers

Dec. 4, 2019 8:35 PM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels acquired right-hander Dylan Bundy from the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday in a trade for four minor league pitchers. The 27-year-old Bundy has been a durable starter with a nasty slider for the past four seasons with the Orioles, who chose him with the fourth...

Testing, no suspensions for opioids considered likely in MLB

Dec. 4, 2019 4:18 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Players who test positive for opioids would enter treatment and not be suspended under the change to Major League Baseball's drug agreement being negotiated by management and the players' association, according to union head Tony Clark. Talks to add testing for opioids began following the...

Angels to buy Angel Stadium, stay in Anaheim through 2050

Dec. 4, 2019 2:20 PM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels have reached a proposed agreement to stay in Anaheim through 2050 as part of a deal in which they will pay $325 million to buy Angel Stadium and its surrounding parking lots from the city. The Angels and the city government announced the deal Wednesday that...

LA Angels don’t tender contract to catcher Kevan Smith

Dec. 2, 2019 10:43 PM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels declined to offer a 2020 contract to catcher Kevan Smith on Monday, making him a free agent. The 31-year-old Smith played in just 67 games last season with the Angels after they claimed him off waivers from the White Sox. He batted .251 with five homers and 12...

Garneau guaranteed $100,000 in deal with Astros

Nov. 29, 2019 5:57 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Catcher Dustin Garneau is guaranteed just $100,000 as part of his one-year contract with the Houston Astros. Garneau, who figures to compete for a backup role, would get a $650,000 salary in the major leagues and $300,000 in the minors as part of the agreement announced Tuesday. He could...

Catcher Dustin Garneau agrees to 1-year deal with Astros

Nov. 26, 2019 6:24 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Catcher Dustin Garneau has agreed to a one-year contract with the Houston Astros, where he figures to compete for a backup role. Robinson Chirinos and Martín Maldonado became free agents, and Tuesday's agreement likely will not be the final catching move for the AL champions. The...

Angels’ Trout overcomes injury, tragedy to win 3rd AL MVP

Nov. 14, 2019 9:14 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — It had never been so difficult for Mike Trout to arrive at the ballpark, get his mind and body ready, and perform at the level baseball fans have come to expect. And still, nobody did it better in the American League. Trout overcame injury and tragedy to win his third AL MVP award Thursday...

Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels wins third AL MVP award

Nov. 14, 2019 6:51 PM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels wins third AL MVP award.