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Detroit prospect Wentz has elbow reconstruction surgery

Mar. 18, 2020 12:59 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Left-hander Joey Wentz, a prospect in the Detroit Tigers' organization, had surgery to reconstruct the ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow. New York Mets medical director Dr. David Altchek operated on Wentz on Tuesday in West Palm Beach, Florida. Detroit said Wednesday that Wentz...

Los Angeles Angels manager Joe Maddon watches during the first inning of a spring training baseball game Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Maddon sees Cubs, Price debuts for Dodgers, Keuchel goes 4

Mar. 3, 2020 1:26 AM EST

Joe Maddon hugged Anthony Rizzo, shared an in-game microphone with Kris Bryant, slapped hands with the Cubs' mascot and drew a warm reception from the Chicago fans at Sloan Park. As if he'd never been away at all. The manager who guided the Cubs to an elusive World Series championship in 2016 and parted ways with...

Atlanta Braves pitcher Mark Melancon throws at baseball spring training camp in North Port, Fla., Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Martin heals from playoff injury, Braves boast deep bullpen

Feb. 25, 2020 3:02 PM EST

NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) — It’s still painful for reliever Chris Martin to talk about what happened in the playoffs. Game 1 of the NL Division Series last year. The 6-foot-7 reliever entered in the eighth inning against St. Louis with the Braves leading 3-1. After throwing his warmup pitches, Martin...

Arizona Diamondbacks' Archie Bradley throws during spring training baseball practice, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Bradley wins last arbitration case, teams have 7-5 margin

Feb. 21, 2020 1:02 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona reliever Archie Bradley won the final salary arbitration case of the year, leaving teams with a 7-5 advantage over players. Bradley, a 27-year right-hander, was given a raise from $1.83 million to $4.1 million on Friday by arbitrators Andrew Strongin, Steven Wolf and Jules Bloch. The...

FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2019 file photo Houston Astros' Aledmys Diaz runs toward first base during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Houston. Diaz went to arbitration Monday, Feb. 17, 2020 with the Astros, who offered the same $2 million salary he earned last year. Diaz asked for a raise to $2.6 million. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, file)

Díaz, Aguilar, Goodwin win salary arbitration cases

Feb. 19, 2020 7:56 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Houston infielder Aledmys Díaz, Miami first baseman Jesús Aguilar and Los Angeles Angels outfielder Brian Goodwin all won their salary arbitration cases Wednesday, cutting the teams' advantage to 6-4 in decisions this year with three cases remaining. Díaz was awarded $2.6...

Los Angeles Angels' Brian Goodwin, left, greets a fan during spring training baseball practice, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Angels' Goodwin, D-backs' Bradley go to salary arbitration

Feb. 18, 2020 9:35 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Los Angeles Angels outfielder Brian Goodwin and Arizona reliever Archie Bradley went to salary arbitration hearings Tuesday. Goodwin asked a panel for a raise to $2.2 million and the team argued for $1.85 million. He hit .262 last year and set career bests with 17 homers and 47 RBIs in 458...

FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2019 file photo Houston Astros' Aledmys Diaz runs toward first base during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Houston. Diaz went to arbitration Monday, Feb. 17, 2020 with the Astros, who offered the same $2 million salary he earned last year. Diaz asked for a raise to $2.6 million. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, file)

Infielder Aledmys Díaz, Astros go to arbitration hearing

Feb. 17, 2020 6:44 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Backup infielder Aledmys Díaz went to arbitration Monday with the Houston Astros, who offered the same $2 million salary he earned last year. Díaz asked arbitrators Mark Burstein, Stephen Raymond, Gary Kendellen for a raise to $2.6 million. Acquired from Toronto in November 2018,...

FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019 file photo,Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Josh Hader (71) in the ninth inning of a baseball game in Denver. All-Star closer Josh Hader went to a hearing with Milwaukee on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020 after just making the eligibility cutoff with 2 years, 115 days of major league service. Hader asked for a raise from $687,600 to $6.4 million, and the Brewers argued for $4.1 million. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Hader loses to Brewers in arbitration, players drop to 1-6

Feb. 15, 2020 3:42 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Baseball's arbitration model for relief pitchers is broken, Milwaukee closer Josh Hader said Friday after losing his case against the Milwaukee Brewers. Hader will earn $4.1 million rather than his $6.4 million request, a decision that dropped players to 1-6 in hearings this year....

FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019 file photo, Boston Red Sox's Eduardo Rodriguez pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Boston. Boston pitcher Eduardo Rodríguez argued his case Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020 asking for a raise to $8,975,000 rather than the $8.3 million offer of the Red Sox. A right-hander who turns 27 in April, Rodríguez was a career-best 19-6 with a 3.81 ERA in 34 starts last season, when he made $4,325,000. He is eligible for free agency after the 2021 season.(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

Red Sox beat Eduardo Rodríguez in salary arbitration

Feb. 13, 2020 4:53 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Boston Red Sox defeated pitcher Eduardo Rodríguez in salary arbitration on Thursday, improving teams to 5-1 this year. Rodríguez will earn $8.3 million rather than his request for $8,975,000. The case was decided by arbitrators Steven Wolf, Walt De Treux and Melinda Gordon, who...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018 file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Pedro Baez throws during the sixth inning of Game 4 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers in Los Angeles. Dodgers reliever Pedro Báez asked an arbitration panel for a raise to $4 million and Los Angeles argued during a hearing on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 that he should be paid $3.5 million. (AP Photo/Jae Hong, File)

Dodgers' Báez 1st player to win in arbitration this year

Feb. 12, 2020 5:57 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Pedro Báez became the first player to win in salary arbitration this year and will earn $4 million rather than the team's offer of $3.5 million. A right-hander who turns 32 next month, Báez was 7-2 with a 3.10 ERA in 71 relief appearances last season,...