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BC-BBO--This Date in Baseball

Mar. 24, 2020 3:17 PM EDT

March 27 1973 — Minnesota pitcher Jim Perry became the first player to use the "10 and 5 rule" when he OK'd his own trade to the Detroit Tigers for minor league pitcher Dan Fife and cash. 1986 — Major League Baseball's Rules Committee voted to change the designated hitter rule for the World Series...

FILE - In this Dec. 12, 1994 file photo Kansas City Chief's quarterback Joe Montana watches from the sidelines during an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins. Tom Brady’s departure from the New England Patriots on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 brings an end to one of the NFL’s most memorable eras. Joe Montana was in some ways a previous generation’s version of Brady — an iconic quarterback who was calm under pressure and always seemed to have his team in contention for a championship. He won four Super Bowl titles with San Francisco, but after elbow problems limited him for a couple seasons, the 49ers traded Montana to Kansas City. The Chiefs had Montana for two seasons and reached the AFC title game with him once. (AP Photo/Han Deryk, file)

Brady the latest star to leave his longtime home

Mar. 17, 2020 5:21 PM EDT

Tom Brady’s departure from the New England Patriots brings an end to one of the NFL’s most memorable eras. It also means fans should prepare for the sight of Brady in another uniform. But that’s happened plenty of times before in sports — a legendary star switching teams toward the end...

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Minor league players sent scrambling by closed spring camps

Mar. 15, 2020 7:13 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — For most, the news was delivered via text message or email. “All minor league players and staff will be sent home over the next 24-48 hours. This is not to be repeated, but for your information to start preparing,” the Colorado Rockies said. “Due to the COVID-19...

Milwaukee Brewers right fielder Christian Yelich (22) catches a fly ball hit by Los Angeles Angels' Jason Castro for an out in the fourth inning of a spring training baseball game, Sunday, March 8, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Yelich will be paid deferred money by Brewers until 2042

Mar. 9, 2020 12:42 PM EDT

Milwaukee will be paying Christian Yelich until 2042, when the All-Star outfielder is 50 years old. Yelich's $215 million, nine-year contract with the team calls for Brewers to defer $4 million each year from his $26 million annual salary from 2022-28. The deal includes a $20 million mutual option for 2029 with a...

Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Alex Cobb (17) and relief pitcher Shawn Armstrong (43) and other pitchers warm up during spring training baseball, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Sarasota, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

O's: Mancini needs 'non-baseball-related medical procedure'

Mar. 7, 2020 9:01 PM EST

In a gloomy season for the Baltimore Orioles last year, one of their few bright spots was Trey Mancini. Now they'll have to do without him for a while. The big-hitting Mancini will undergo what the team is calling “a non-baseball-related medical procedure." Manager Brandon Hyde said Saturday that Mancini...

Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich arrives at the Brewers' spring training facility to announce his multi-year contract extension Friday, March 6, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Yelich stakes future to Brewers with $215M, 9-year deal

Mar. 6, 2020 7:07 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Christian Yelich took to Milwaukee so much he staked his long-term future to the Brewers. “I've said many times that I've only been here for two years, but it feels like it's been a lot longer," the two-time NL batting champion said Wednesday after finalizing a $215 million, nine-year...

Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Freddy Peralta works against a Chicago Cubs batter during the first inning of a spring training baseball game Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Peralta gets $1.17M signing bonus in $15.5M Brewers deal

Mar. 6, 2020 3:06 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Milwaukee pitcher Freddy Peralta gets a signing bonus of $1,174,800 as part of his $15.5 million, five-year contract with the Brewers, a deal with two club options that could be worth $30 million over seven seasons. Under the deal announced Feb. 28, Peralta's signing bonus is payable within...

Los Angeles Angels' Anthony Rendon singles during the fourth inning of a spring training baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Rendon, Betts, Cole among baseball's big offseason movers

Mar. 5, 2020 10:47 AM EST

Anthony Rendon won a World Series in Washington and then left the Nationals to join Mike Trout and Albert Pujols with the Los Angeles Angels. Gerrit Cole went to the New York Yankees to try to put them over the top. Mookie Betts, the 2018 AL MVP, and two-time Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber were shipped out by...

Chicago White Sox's Dylan Cease (84) pitches in the third inning of a spring training baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in Phoenix, Ariz. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Dylan Cease pitches 4 crisp innings for Chicago White Sox

Mar. 5, 2020 3:44 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Dylan Cease said it was probably the best he had ever commanded his fastball. Not bad at all for a spring training game in March. Cease pitched four sharp innings for the Chicago White Sox in a 5-1 win against the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday. The 6-foot-2 right-hander allowed one run on...

FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2020, file photo, Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich reacts during a spring training baseball workout  in Phoenix. The Brewers are reportedly working on a new contract with star slugger Christian Yelich. It's an encouraging sign for Milwaukee after it lost a couple key performers during free agency. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

Yelich stays quiet amid reports of new contract with Brewers

Mar. 4, 2020 3:36 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Christian Yelich is staying quiet when it comes to his contract situation with the Milwaukee Brewers. While Yelich is brushing off questions about his new deal, his teammates are all-too-happy to sing his praises. The 28-year-old is reportedly on the brink of a multiyear contract that could...