Latest NL West News

Winter of waiting: Baseball fans hope MLB lockout fleeting

Dec. 02, 2021 19:01 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The only hint of activity outside of Chase Field on Thursday afternoon was the low humming noise from a construction crew, which was busy hanging some signs for an upcoming college football bowl game. Otherwise, the home of Major League Baseball's Arizona...

Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2021

Dec. 02, 2021 13:59 PM EST

They both carved out sterling reputations as military and political leaders over years of public service. But both also saw their legacies tarnished by their actions in the long, bloody war in Iraq. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell and former Defense Secretary...

Reliever Daniel Hudson returns to Dodgers on 1-year deal

Dec. 02, 2021 12:26 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Right-handed reliever Daniel Hudson has returned to the Los Angeles Dodgers on a $7 million, one-year contract. The Dodgers announced the deal Tuesday night for Hudson, who pitched in 40 games for Los Angeles in 2018. He gets a $6...

D-backs add 4-time All-Star reliever Melancon on 2-year deal

Dec. 02, 2021 12:15 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks made a move to solidify the back end of their bullpen on Wednesday, adding four-time All-Star Mark Melancon on a $14 million, two-year deal. Now the D-backs have to get good enough to provide Melancon some games to actually save....

To the Max: Scherzer, Mets finalize $130M, 3-year deal

Dec. 02, 2021 12:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets owner Steve Cohen promised a max effort bringing a World Series back to New York. Enter Max Scherzer, the newest ace in Queens. The Mets and the three-time Cy Young Award winner finalized a $130 million, three-year deal...

After twice turning down Toronto, righty Gausman joins Jays

Dec. 02, 2021 11:41 AM EST

TORONTO (AP) — In each of the past two offseasons, pitcher Kevin Gausman spurned free agent advances from the Toronto Blue Jays and general manager Ross Atkins. When Atkins called again this winter, Gausman couldn’t say no any longer. Gausman and...

Phillies sign RHP Knebel to $10 million, 1-year contract

Dec. 02, 2021 11:25 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies signed right-handed reliever Corey Knebel to a $10 million, one-year contract on Wednesday. He can earn $1 million in performance bonuses: $250,000 each for 45, 50, 55 and 60 games finished. The...

Dodgers bring back Chris Taylor for $60M over 4 years

Dec. 02, 2021 11:04 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers are bringing back free agent Chris Taylor, agreeing with the versatile All-Star on a $60 million, four-year deal Wednesday night that includes a club option. The 31-year-old Taylor was an All-Star for the first time in 2021,...

Padres, P Nick Martinez fail to complete deal before lockout

Dec. 02, 2021 01:00 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres and right-hander Nick Martinez were close to an agreement but didn’t get it completed before the owners locked out the players Wednesday night, according to a person with knowledge of the talks. The person spoke to The Associated...

Texas Rangers finalize mega-deals with SS Seager, 2B Semien

Dec. 01, 2021 19:53 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Corey Seager and Marcus Semien were well aware of the 102 losses last year and five consecutive losing seasons for the Texas Rangers. As a half-billion dollar middle infield, they will now work together to turn things around in Texas. ...