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Barnes, Alexander reach deals with Dodgers, who cut García

Dec. 3, 2019 12:18 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Catcher Austin Barnes agreed to a $1.1 million, one-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers, who also reached an $875,000 deal with left-hander Scott Alexander on Monday. Los Angeles failed to offer a 2020 contract to Yimi García, allowing the right-hander to become a free agent....

Mike Piazza taking cues from Tommy Lasorda for Italy’s team

Nov. 29, 2019 4:03 PM EST

ROME (AP) — When Mike Piazza was hired to manage Italy's national baseball team, one of the first people he shared the news with was Tommy Lasorda. Now 92, the former Los Angeles Dodgers manager had persuaded Piazza to switch from first base to catcher at the start of what would be a Hall of Fame career....

Full share for World Series champion Nats drops to $382,000

Nov. 26, 2019 12:33 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A full postseason share on World Series champion Washington was worth $382,358, down from $416,838 for Boston last year and the record $438,902 for Houston in 2017. The commissioner's office said Tuesday the Nationals voted 61 full shares, more than 14 partial shares and two cash awards....

AP source: Hill has elbow surgery, to miss 1st half of 2020

Nov. 25, 2019 9:22 PM EST

Free agent left-hander Rich Hill had surgery on his pitching elbow and is likely to miss the first half of next season, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Monday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because Hill’s surgery was not announced. Rather than have Tommy John...

Catcher Yasmani Grandal, White Sox reach $73M, 4-year deal

Nov. 21, 2019 5:43 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Yasmani Grandal saw a young team stocked with promising pitchers and hitters. He envisioned a bright future for the Chicago White Sox, and he chose to be part of it. No longer burdened by draft-pick compensation, Grandal found the multiyear contract he failed to get last offseason. The...

US baseball’s prospects struggle to reach Olympics

Nov. 20, 2019 10:21 AM EST

Brandon Dickson, the U.S. closer who blew a ninth-inning lead, threw his last major league pitch in 2012. Caleb Thielbar, who gave up the game-winning hit in the 10th, threw his last big league pitch in 2015. The entire 28-man American roster at the Olympic qualifying tournament that ended Sunday combined for a...

A position-by-position look at the free agent market

Nov. 15, 2019 3:46 AM EST

Patrick Corbin was an exception last offseason. Amid a slow free agent market — some stars didn’t sign until after the start of spring training — Corbin’s search for a new home was over in December when he received a $140 million, six-year contract from Washington. That worked out...

Angels’ Trout overcomes injury, tragedy to win 3rd AL MVP

Nov. 14, 2019 9:14 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — It had never been so difficult for Mike Trout to arrive at the ballpark, get his mind and body ready, and perform at the level baseball fans have come to expect. And still, nobody did it better in the American League. Trout overcame injury and tragedy to win his third AL MVP award Thursday...

Cody Bellinger of Los Angeles Dodgers wins NL MVP award

Nov. 14, 2019 6:20 PM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — Cody Bellinger of Los Angeles Dodgers wins NL MVP award.

Odorizzi, Abreu accept $17.8M offers to stay with teams

Nov. 14, 2019 5:42 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Pitcher Jake Odorizzi accepted a $17.8 million qualifying offer to stay with the Minnesota Twins and first baseman José Abreu took the same amount to remain with the Chicago White Sox as general managers headed home Thursday following their four-day annual meeting. Using the...