Latest Professional baseball News

Clark: Some teams make little effort to justify ticket costs

Feb. 18, 2019 10:31 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Players' union head Tony Clark took the extraordinary step of saying baseball fans should question whether it makes sense to purchase tickets for some teams, responding to Commissioner Rob Manfred's assertion that free-agent players have failed to adjust their economic demands in a market...

Murray waits to measure up after picking NFL over baseball

Feb. 18, 2019 9:24 PM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Now that Kyler Murray has decided to play in the NFL instead of reporting to spring training as a first-round draft pick by baseball's Oakland Athletics, the questions can shift to the Heisman Trophy winner's height. The former Oklahoma star says everyone will get their answer at...

Indians hold first workout without star shortstop

Feb. 18, 2019 7:40 PM EST

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — After their best player discussed his injury and an uncertain future, the Indians got to work on the present. Cleveland held its first full-squad workout of spring training on Monday, the first step for a talented team that looks very different than the one which captured its third...

Rangers SS Andrus in much different spot with Beltre retired

Feb. 18, 2019 6:39 PM EST

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus prepared for the first full-squad workout at a different locker than in past springs. Now 30 and going into his 11th season, Andrus is in a much different place than just his spot in the clubhouse. With star third baseman Adrian Beltre now...

A season from free agency, Abreu hopes to win with White Sox

Feb. 18, 2019 6:11 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — In his last season before becoming eligible for free agency, Jose Abreu thinks the Chicago White Sox can transform into a winning team. "I'm excited because this year we're in a good position to compete," said the first baseman said through an interpreter Monday on the reporting day...

Cabrera faces pitcher for 1st time since June arm injury

Feb. 18, 2019 6:09 PM EST

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Miguel Cabrera hit against a pitcher Monday for the first time since rupturing a tendon in his left biceps on June 12. The 35-year-old hit, fielded, threw and ran the bases Monday during the Detroit Tigers' first full-squad workout of spring training. "I feel good about being back on...

Rays' Kiermaier motivated to rebound from subpar season

Feb. 18, 2019 5:51 PM EST

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) — Kevin Kiermaier says his body feels as good as ever and he's determined to bounce back from a subpar season marked by injuries and inconsistency to help the Tampa Bay Rays contend for a playoff berth. "I'm going to sound like a broken record all spring," the defensive whiz said,...

Cards manager Shildt says Goldschmidt better than advertised

Feb. 18, 2019 5:22 PM EST

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — St. Louis manager Mike Shildt's phone lit up with texts and calls praising the character of Paul Goldschmidt after the Cardinals traded for the slugging first baseman in December. "A lot of times the hyperbole doesn't meet what's real," Shildt said. "In this case it's exceeded it. He's...

Moustakas' return has Brewers' teammates excited

Feb. 18, 2019 5:12 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — NL MVP Christian Yelich tweeted a GIF of a leaping Moose . The Milwaukee Brewers were excited to know Mike Moustakas likely is sticking around for 2019. Moustakas and the Brewers are nearing a deal that would keep the third baseman in Milwaukee for a guarantee of $10 million, a person...

Jorge Posada on joining Marlins: 'Perfect timing'

Feb. 18, 2019 5:06 PM EST

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — A black cap with the Miami Marlins' new neon logo sat atop Jorge Posada's graying hair Monday, a jarring sight for fans who recall he spent his entire playing career with the New York Yankees. But Posada switched allegiances to return to the majors, and he's at spring training as a...