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Shohei Ohtani shows he's "built differently," slugs 2-run HR in first exhibition game with Dodgers

Feb. 27, 2024 18:56 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani stepped into the bright Arizona sun, carrying the weight of a $700 million contract and the expectations that go with it, before launching a two-run homer in his first exhibition game for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Not a bad way to endear himself...

Dodgers will pay Minnesota $6 million to $8 million as part of the Margot trade with the Twins

Feb. 27, 2024 16:51 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers will pay Minnesota $6 million to $8 million as part of the trade that moved Manuel Margot to the Twins. The cash reduces the cost of the outfielder to the Twins to $4 million. Minnesota acquired Margot and minor league...

Twins acquire outfielder Manuel Margot in 3-player trade with Dodgers, who add Kiké Hernández

Feb. 26, 2024 18:57 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins acquired outfielder Manuel Margot, minor league shortstop Rayne Doncon and cash on Monday from the Los Angeles Dodgers for minor league shortstop Noah Miller. In conjunction with the trade, the Dodgers announced a $4 million, one-year contract...

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,”...

Sho-time! Dodgers say Shohei Ohtani will make his spring training debut Tuesday against White Sox

Feb. 26, 2024 18:01 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Spring training Sho-time starts Tuesday with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Shohei Ohtani will make his exhibition debut with the Dodgers when he serves as the designated hitter for Los Angeles on Tuesday against the Chicago White Sox. Los Angeles...

Cody Bellinger is returning to the Cubs on an $80 million, 3-year contract, AP source says

Feb. 25, 2024 15:30 PM EST

Cody Bellinger is going back to the Chicago Cubs, agreeing to an $80 million, three-year contract, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The slugger can opt out of the deal after each of the first two seasons, according to the person who spoke to the AP on...

Cleats left behind after Jackie Robinson statue was stolen to be donated to Negro League Museum

Feb. 23, 2024 19:23 PM EST

The bronze Jackie Robinson cleats that were left behind when a statue of the first player to break Major League Baseball’s color barrier was stolen from a Kansas park are being donated to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. Thieves cut the statue off at its ankles last month,...

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...

MLB players miffed at sport's new see-through pants, relaying concerns to league

Feb. 22, 2024 22:50 PM EST

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — MLB's new uniform reveal hasn't gone very well. Now some of the rampant criticism has moved below the belt. Major League Baseball Players Association deputy executive director Bruce Meyer confirmed on Thursday that the organization is relaying concerns from...

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...