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Harper set for elbow surgery, opening day status in doubt

Nov. 16, 2022 16:27 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper powered his way through a postseason with crucial homers and big base hits that carried the Philadelphia Phillies from the last NL wild-card spot all the way to the World Series. How much better might Harper have been without a torn ligament in his...

Judge, deGrom among 14 with $19.65M qualifying offers

Nov. 10, 2022 17:58 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge, Jacob deGrom and Xander Bogaerts were among 14 free agents who were given $19.65 million qualifying offers by their former teams on Thursday Dansby Swanson, Trea Turner, Willson Contreras and Carlos Rodón also were given the offers, as were Chris...

Rizzo, Bassitt turn down options, among 11 now free agents

Nov. 08, 2022 22:56 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — First baseman Anthony Rizzo became a free agent again when he declined his $16 million option with the New York Yankees for 2023. Pitcher Chris Bassitt declined his $19 million option with the New York Mets and followed rotation mates Jacob deGrom and Taijuan...

Phillies try to show run to World Series was just a start

Nov. 07, 2022 21:38 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper stepped off the team bus after it pulled up outside Citizens Bank Park and posed with fans for selfies — including a little kid who dressed like the Phillies slugger — and waved goodbye to the small party of fans. With that, Harper walked away...

DeGrom, Correa, Bogaerts, Rodón turn down options, go free

Nov. 07, 2022 21:06 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jacob deGrom, Carlos Correa, Xander Bogaerts and Carlos Rodón turned down player options Monday, joining a free agent market that includes Aaron Judge, Trea Turner and Dansby Swanson. DeGrom, a two-time NL Cy Young Award winner, gave up a $30.5 million salary for...

Judge, Díaz, Turner among 131 free agents after Series ends

Nov. 06, 2022 12:20 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Aaron Judge, Edwin Díaz, Trea Turner, Dansby Swanson and Xander Bogaerts were among 131 players who became free agents on Sunday as baseball's business season began just hours after the final out of the World Series. Justin Verlander, Jacob deGrom and Carlos Rodón...

Peña's 18th-inning HR sends Astros past Mariners for sweep

Oct. 16, 2022 00:33 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Jeremy Peña and the Houston Astros just kept going. Scoreless inning after scoreless inning, as day turned into night in front of a frenzied crowd in Seattle. They eventually found a way. That's how the Astros reached the AL Championship Series for the sixth...

MLB free agent qualifying offer price $19.65M, up $1.25M

Oct. 14, 2022 20:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The price of a qualifying offer to Major League Baseball free agents rose to $19.65 million, an increase of $1.25 million. The figure is determined by the average of the top 125 major league contracts this year. The price dropped by $100,000 to $17.8 million in...

Re-signing Bogaerts, Devers the key for last-place Red Sox

Oct. 06, 2022 18:07 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox want to re-sign Xander Bogaerts – and Rafael Devers, too – Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom insisted, saying things have improved since they bowed out of the bidding and traded away their last homegrown star: Mookie Betts. “We are in a...

Wild-card Rays lose 5th straight, fall 6-3 to Red Sox

Oct. 05, 2022 20:52 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Not the way the Tampa Bay Rays wanted to go into the postseason. Not that it really matters now. The Rays finished the regular season with a five-game losing streak, giving up a pair of home runs to J.D. Martinez in a 6-3 loss to last-place Boston on...