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Jen Pawol becomes the first woman to umpire a spring training game since 2007

Feb. 24, 2024 22:14 PM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — It took eight years but Jen Pawol made the leap from the minors to a major league game spring training contest as umpire at the Grapefruit League opener between the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals at CACTI Park of The Palm Beaches on Saturday. ...

Orioles' Corbin Burnes looks sharp in first game appearance with his new team

Feb. 24, 2024 19:05 PM EST

Corbin Burnes’ first outing with his new team looked like an abbreviated version of a typical performance with his old one. Burnes worked one scoreless inning for the Baltimore Orioles and struck out the first two batters he faced Saturday in the 2021 NL Cy Young Award winner's...

MLB union says 2-second cut to pitch clock too soon for some pitchers

Feb. 24, 2024 14:32 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Major League Baseball's move to slice two seconds off the pitch clock with runners on base is too much, too soon, according to players' association head Tony Clark. The clock is shortening to 18 seconds from 20 with men on base and will stay at 15 seconds...

Mets owner Cohen says he expects Alonso to explore free agency but wants to keep him

Feb. 23, 2024 18:56 PM EST

New York Mets owner Steve Cohen doesn’t anticipate a resolving Pete Alonso’s future with the team until after the season. The 29-year-old three-time All-Star is eligible for free agency after the World Series. He hired Scott Boras as an agent last fall and avoided arbitration...

Why is there a pants problem in Major League Baseball during spring training?

Feb. 23, 2024 15:55 PM EST

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Major League Baseball is showing off new uniforms during this year's spring training. The biggest problem is they might be showing too much. A series of pictures have shown a slightly embarrassing problem with MLB's new look: At least a handful of...

MLB players miffed at sport's new see-through pants, relaying concerns to league

Feb. 22, 2024 22:50 PM EST

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — MLB's new uniform reveal hasn't gone very well. Now some of the rampant criticism has moved below the belt. Major League Baseball Players Association deputy executive director Bruce Meyer confirmed on Thursday that the organization is relaying concerns from...

Keller getting biggest contract for Pirates pitcher while Mets shut down Senga, their All-Star RHP

Feb. 22, 2024 17:20 PM EST

One National League All-Star right-hander is getting the biggest contract ever for a Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher, and another is expected to miss the start of the season for the New York Mets. Mitch Keller and the Pirates have agreed to a new $77 million, five-year contract, a person...

Mets pitcher Kodai Senga is dealing with some arm fatigue after throwing at spring training

Feb. 21, 2024 18:16 PM EST

New York Mets right-hander Kodai Senga experienced some arm fatigue after throwing a side session during spring training. Mets manager Carlos Mendoza said Wednesday that Senga was being examined by the team's trainers. Mendoza wasn't sure if the Japanese pitcher would have an MRI. ...

Eric Hosmer retires from baseball following a 13-year career and a World Series title

Feb. 21, 2024 13:21 PM EST

Eric Hosmer announced his retirement from baseball Wednesday following a 13-year career that included winning four Gold Gloves and helping lead Kansas City to victory in the 2015 World Series. Hosmer, 34, was released by the Chicago Cubs on May 25 after hitting .234 with two home...

Premium talent is still available on MLB's free-agent market, but GMs don't seem in a hurry

Feb. 20, 2024 19:26 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Cleveland's new manager, Stephen Vogt, isn't sure why this year's free agent market has entered a deep freeze even as temperatures heat up during spring training in Arizona and Florida. He just wants to see it thaw as quickly as possible. ...