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Bleday, Misner reach deals with Marlins ahead of deadline

Jul. 12, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Vanderbilt outfielder J.J. Bleday, the fourth overall pick in last month's amateur draft, agreed to a minor league contract with the Miami Marlins that includes a $6.67 million signing bonus. The deal signed Friday was just above the $6,664,000 slot value for the No. 4 pick. Missouri...

Orioles ask court to refuse arbitration decision with Nats

Jul. 12, 2019 2:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for the Baltimore Orioles were met by skeptical questions from a judge they asked to reject an arbitration decision from baseball executives awarding the Washington Nationals $296.8 million for their television rights from 2012-16. During a three-hour hearing Friday in New York...

Young Rays confident they can stay in AL playoff chase

Jul. 11, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays are confident they can emerge from a tough five-week stretch and remain in contention for their first playoff berth in six years. With help from a surprising 14-4 start that left the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox playing catch-up in the AL East for much...

AL fans 16, tops NL 4-3 to win 7th straight All-Star Game

Jul. 10, 2019 3:24 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — For one night, the pitchers took back the power. Hours after an awesome Home Run Derby got everyone buzzing even louder about monster shots and juiced balls, only a couple flew out of Progressive Field in the All-Star Game. Instead, Justin Verlander blazed 97 mph heat from the start, Shane...

The Latest: AL racks up Ks, tops NL 4-3 for 7th straight win

Jul. 9, 2019 11:14 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Latest on baseball's All-Star Game (all times local): 11:04 p.m. Justin Verlander blazed 97 mph heat from the start, Cleveland's Shane Bieber struck out the side and the AL staff combined to fan 16, dominating a loaded NL lineup 4-3 in the All-Star Game on Tuesday night for its seventh...

MLB union wants more competition, more money for young stars

Jul. 9, 2019 5:41 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The baseball players' association has outlined goals for the sport's unprecedented midterm collective bargaining, objectives likely to meet resistance from management unless the union is willing to make trade-offs. Baseball's five-year labor contract expires in December 2021, but the sides...

Money Ball: Mets' Alonso wins HR Derby, $1M, tops Vlad Jr

Jul. 9, 2019 12:35 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Pete Alonso took one final swing and flipped his bat high in the air. Another walk-off. Money ball. As the crowd roared, the New York Mets rookie headed toward the mound and tightly squeezed his cousin and pitcher Derek Morgan, who had helped him win the All-Star Home Run Derby and $1...

All-Stars among those impacted by changed free-agent market

Jul. 8, 2019 7:13 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — His free agency delayed a year because the Chicago Cubs kept him in the minor leagues for one extra day, Kris Bryant is the shining example of why players are agitating for change in their labor contract. Baseball has had labor peace following eight work stoppages from 1972-95, but the...

Women's league seeks more fans, sponsors after US title

Jul. 8, 2019 1:27 PM EDT

Megan Rapinoe, the lavender-haired icon of women's soccer, maintains that green is the key to her sport's sustainability. "For me, it's about the Benjis," she said. Women's soccer engages the U.S. every four years, then disappears for most fans like a comet leaving the solar system. In the wake of the Americans'...

Dubon's singular journey leads from Honduras to majors

Jul. 7, 2019 2:03 PM EDT

In so many ways, Mauricio Dubon's ascent to the big leagues has been unusual. Point No. 1 is simple: No major league player has ever been born-and-raised in Honduras. On Sunday, the Milwaukee Brewers prospect became the first. The rest is more complicated. It's a matter of perspectives, and Dubon has had many....