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Right-hander Julio Teheran and infielder Kolten Wong reach minor league deals with Orioles

Feb. 28, 2024 14:43 PM EST

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles have agreed to minor league contracts with right-hander Julio Teheran and infielder Kolten Wong, with invites to major league spring training. The Orioles said Wednesday the pair will report to major league spring training. ...

Shohei Ohtani won't pitch this season after major elbow surgery, but he can still hit. Here's why

Feb. 28, 2024 12:57 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Shohei Ohtani is unique in Major League Baseball history, a two-way Japanese superstar who can excel as a hitter and a pitcher, sometimes in the same game. But for the 2024 season, Ohtani will be just a hitter. That's because Ohtani is recovering from...

Infielder Gio Urshela and the Detroit Tigers agree to $1.5 million, 1-year contract

Feb. 22, 2024 15:59 PM EST

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Infielder Gio Urshela and the Detroit Tigers agreed Thursday to a $1.5 million, one-year contract, a move that figures to create competition at third base with Zach McKinstry, Matt Vierling and Andy Ibañez. Urshela can earn $500,000 in performance bonuses...

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. ...

Trout says he wants to stay with Angels. Rendon discusses where baseball ranks on his priority list

Feb. 20, 2024 09:57 AM EST

Mike Trout discussed his future and Anthony Rendon talked about his priorities as the Los Angeles Angels stars spoke Monday when position players started workouts at spring training camps across Arizona and Florida. Trout, a three-time MVP and 11-time All-Star who has played in only...

Ohtani takes live batting practice with Dodgers in his latest step forward in comeback from surgery

Feb. 19, 2024 18:26 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani took live batting practice with the Los Angeles Dodgers for the first time this spring training as he recovers from elbow surgery. The Dodgers posted video on social media Monday of the two-time AL MVP homering. Ohtani signed a...

Outfielder Randal Grichuk, Diamondbacks agree to $2M, 1-year deal with mutual option for 2025

Feb. 17, 2024 15:41 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks and outfielder Randal Grichuk have agreed to a $2 million, one-year contract that includes a mutual option for 2025. Grichuk will be paid $1.5 million this season and would make $6 million in 2025, or the D-backs could pay a $500,000 buyout....

Tanner Scott beats Marlins in last salary arbitration case. Players finish 9-6

Feb. 17, 2024 14:54 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Left-hander Tanner Scott beat the Miami Marlins on Saturday in the year's final salary arbitration case, leaving players with a 9-6 margin in decisions this year. Scott was awarded $5.7 million instead of the Marlins’ $5.15 million offer by Robert Herman,...

Alec Bohm beats Philadelphia Phillies in arbitration, assuring players of winning record

Feb. 16, 2024 18:11 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Alec Bohm beat the Philadelphia Phillies in salary arbitration on Friday, clinching the players' first winning record since 2019. The third baseman and first baseman was given a $4 million salary rather than the team’s $3.4 million offer by Brian Keller,...

New uniform designs drawing plenty of scrutiny during opening days of spring training

Feb. 16, 2024 16:39 PM EST

What players are wearing has garnered as much attention as what they’re doing at spring training. Major League Baseball teams are wearing newly designed uniforms this year aimed at improving performance and helping players stay cool throughout games in the summer months. The new...