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Scott Boras thinks `pitching panic' is setting in. Sonny Gray's iffy hamstring may prove he's right

Mar. 04, 2024 17:51 PM EST

Scott Boras thinks an uptick in what he's calling “pitching panic” will heat up the market for free agents and Boras clients Blake Snell and Jordan Montgomery, top-end starters still looking for work with opening day less than a month away. "We’ve got so many starting pitchers...

Ed Ott, catcher who helped the Pittsburgh Pirates win the 1979 World Series, dies at 72

Mar. 03, 2024 20:08 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ed Ott, a former major league catcher and coach who helped the Pittsburgh Pirates win the 1979 World Series, died Sunday. He was 72. Ott died in the central Pennsylvania town of Danville, according to the Pirates. No further details were provided by the team. ...

Pirates' Skenes retires Orioles' Holliday in Grapefruit League matchup between top draft picks

Feb. 29, 2024 21:08 PM EST

Pittsburgh Pirates starter Paul Skenes retired the Baltimore Orioles' Jackson Holliday on a grounder to second base Thursday in a spring training matchup of the top overall picks in the last two amateur drafts. Skenes, a 6-foot-6 right-hander, was the first pick last year after going...

Yankees pitcher Cortes emerges pain-free from first spring training start after injury-marred 2023

Feb. 26, 2024 18:11 PM EST

Nestor Cortes wasn't exactly nasty in his first spring training appearance, but the New York Yankees left-handed emerged from Monday's game against Minnesota feeling good. After an injury-marred 2023, it's a start. “Everything positive, pitches really crisp,”...

Mitch Keller gets signing bonus of just over $2M as part of his $77M, 5-year deal with Pirates.

Feb. 26, 2024 15:45 PM EST

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — All-Star right-hander Mitch Keller gets a $2,057,500 signing bonus as part of his $77 million, five-year contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates. The 27-year-old receives a $5,442,500 salary this season, the same as under the one-year contract he agreed to last...

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...

All-Star pitcher Mitch Keller finalizes $77 million, 5-year deal. Pirates say he will start opener

Feb. 23, 2024 12:48 PM EST

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — All-Star pitcher Mitch Keller and Pittsburgh finalized a $77 million, five-year contract on Friday, and the Pirates said he will be their opening day starter at Miami on March 28. The agreement, the largest the Pirates have given a pitcher, replaces a...

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

Feb. 22, 2024 19:06 PM EST

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

All-Star pitcher Mitch Keller and Pirates agree to $77 million, 5-year contract, AP source says

Feb. 22, 2024 12:56 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates and All-Star pitcher Mitch Keller agreed to a five-year contract worth $77 million, a person with knowledge of the agreement told The Associated Press on Thursday. The deal is pending a physical, the person said on condition of anonymity...

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...