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David Bote, Cubs agree to $15M, 5-year deal covering 2020-24

Apr. 3, 2019 7:50 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Chicago Cubs believe it was time to give David Bote a big-money contract, even if they are not ready to give the infielder a starting job. Bote and the Chicago Cubs agreed to a $15 million, five-year contract covering 2020-24 on Wednesday, a deal with two team options that if exercised...

Scherzer highest-paid player, Red Sox top payroll list again

Mar. 29, 2019 12:24 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Washington pitcher Max Scherzer took over from Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout as baseball's highest-paid player at $37.4 million and the World Series champion Boston Red Sox remained the sport's biggest spender for the second straight year, according to a study of major league...

Baez hits 2 HRs as Cubs open season with 12-4 win at Rangers

Mar. 28, 2019 8:48 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Javier Baez had a slight smile on his face when he was asked how different he felt playing shortstop and hitting cleanup for the Chicago Cubs. Two big swings on opening day indicate he's picking up where he left off last season. "Uh, the same. I feel more confident at the plate,...

Indians' Jose Ramirez expected in opening day lineup

Mar. 27, 2019 5:08 AM EDT

Jose Ramirez is expected to be in the Cleveland Indians' opening day lineup Thursday, four days after fouling a pitch off the area below his left knee. Manager Terry Francona said Tuesday that Ramirez should be ready to go for the opener at Minnesota. The All-Star third baseman worked out Monday and Tuesday in...

Price tabbed as No. 5 starter, may relieve opening day

Mar. 26, 2019 8:04 PM EDT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — David Price is set to be the No. 5 starter in the Boston Red Sox rotation, but the left-hander isn't ruling out a relief appearance during the season's opening weekend. Price pitched four innings Tuesday in Boston's final exhibition game, a 16-7 loss to the Chicago Cubs, then said he's...

Cubs' Baez has new magic tricks ready for this season

Mar. 18, 2019 10:26 AM EDT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — It does not take Javier Baez long to show off his magic tricks, even in a spring training game. The Chicago Cubs star singled in the first inning on Sunday against the Colorado Rockies and stole second, escaping a tag by shortstop Garrett Hampson with a deft swim move. "I wasn't planning...

Giants lefty Bumgarner uneven in spring training debut

Feb. 24, 2019 7:08 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Madison Bumgarner's line from his exhibition debut didn't look good, but the pitcher and San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy weren't daunted. "It's been five months since I've faced a hitter," Bumgarner said Sunday. "I'd say that's the best I've felt, especially in a first...