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Minnesota slugger Royce Lewis is already starting to hit grand slams again

Mar. 01, 2024 18:31 PM EST

It didn’t take long into spring training for Royce Lewis to remember what it feels like to hit a grand slam. He did it four times last year. And in his first opportunity with the bases loaded in spring training, he did it again on Friday. The young Minnesota Twins...

Turnbull can double earnings to $4 million as part of contract with Philadelphia Phillies

Mar. 01, 2024 12:18 PM EST

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Right-hander Spencer Turnbull can earn $2 million in performance bonuses for starts and innings as part of his $2 million, one-year contract with the Philadelphia Phillies. Turnbull would get $200,000 each for 12 starts and each additional two through 20 as...

Carlos Santana can earn $250,000 in performance bonuses with Twins

Mar. 01, 2024 11:40 AM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — First baseman Carlos Santana can earn an additional $250,000 in performance bonuses as part of his one-year contract with the Minnesota Twins. Santana was guaranteed $5.25 million in the deal announced Feb 7. He would get $125,000 each for 500...

Scott Alexander would earn $300,000 in bonuses if he pitches in 60 games with Oakland Athletics

Mar. 01, 2024 10:57 AM EST

Oakland left-hander Scott Alexander would earn $300,000 in performance bonuses if he pitches in 60 games this season. The 34-year-old reliever agreed to Feb. 14 to a $2.25 million, one-year contract. His deal calls for $50,000 each for 35, 40, 45 and 50 games, and...

Rays' Amed Rosario would increase earnings to $2 million with 620 plate appearances

Mar. 01, 2024 10:57 AM EST

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) — Infielder Amed Rosario would increase his earnings with the Tampa Bay Rays to $2 million if he has at least 620 plate appearances this season. Rosario agreed Feb. 20 to a one-year contract with a base salary of $1.5 million. The...

The Philadelphia Phillies are scrapping $1 hot dog nights following unruly fan behavior

Feb. 29, 2024 22:58 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — For more than a quarter-century, Phillies fans considered dollar hot dog night among the best ballpark promotions — but the team has now decided it was the wurst. Those dog days of April — when Philly weather is cold and the wieners are a steal — are...

Pirates' Skenes retires Orioles' Holliday in Grapefruit League matchup between top draft picks

Feb. 29, 2024 21:08 PM EST

Pittsburgh Pirates starter Paul Skenes retired the Baltimore Orioles' Jackson Holliday on a grounder to second base Thursday in a spring training matchup of the top overall picks in the last two amateur drafts. Skenes, a 6-foot-6 right-hander, was the first pick last year after going...

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...

Players' union head Tony Clark hopeful 2024 uniforms will soon be altered following complaints

Feb. 29, 2024 17:40 PM EST

TAMPA. Fla. (AP) — Baseball players’ association head Tony Clark is hopeful 2024 uniforms will soon be altered following complaints by his members. The uniforms designed by Nike and manufactured by Fanatics have been criticized by players for pants that are somewhat see through...

C Francisco Mejia re-joins Rays on a minor league contract

Feb. 29, 2024 16:27 PM EST

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) — Catcher Francisco Mejia has agreed to a minor league contract with the Tampa Bay Rays. Mejia, who was released by the Los Angeles Angels last week, batted .227 with five home runs and 19 RBIs in 50 games with the Rays last season. The...