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Chicago Cubs finalize Bellinger contract after trading a minor leaguer to the White Sox

Feb. 27, 2024 18:58 PM EST

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — The Chicago Cubs finalized Cody Bellinger's $80 million, three-year contract on Tuesday after they traded left-hander Bailey Horn to the White Sox, clearing a spot on their 40-man roster. Bellinger, who turns 29 in July, will make $27.5 million this year. He has...

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...

Byron Buxton returns to CF for the Twins. Knee trouble kept him from playing defense for 554 days

Feb. 27, 2024 18:47 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Byron Buxton patrolled center field for the Minnesota Twins for the first time in 554 days. Healthy after two consecutive seasons ended with knee surgeries, the 2022 All-Star made his spring training debut at bat and, most importantly, in the field as the...

Son of Blue Jays reliever Erik Swanson hit by car in Florida, airlifted to hospital

Feb. 27, 2024 18:45 PM EST

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays reliever Erik Swanson has left the team to be with his family after his 4-year-old son, Toby, was hit by a car Sunday. Manager John Schneider said Toby was airlifted to a hospital, and he is “on the road to recovery.” Schneider also...

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...

SS Brandon Crawford joins the St. Louis Cardinals on a $2 million, 1-year contract

Feb. 27, 2024 16:31 PM EST

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Brandon Crawford and St. Louis finalized a $2 million, one-year contract on Tuesday, giving the Cardinals an experienced backup for young shortstop Masyn Winn. The 37-year-old Crawford spent his first 13 seasons with San Francisco. He won four Gold Gloves and...

Giants add free agent shortstop Nick Ahmed on minor league deal

Feb. 26, 2024 19:32 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Free agent shortstop Nick Ahmed reached agreement Monday on a minor league contract with the San Francisco Giants that includes a spring training invite. The 33-year-old Ahmed had spent all 10 of his major league seasons with the NL West rival Arizona...

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,”...

José DeLeón, MLB pitcher for 13 seasons, dies at age 63

Feb. 26, 2024 18:07 PM EST

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — José DeLeón, a major league pitcher for 13 seasons who led the National League in strikeouts for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1989, has died. He was 63. Los Leones del Escogido, DeLeón's team in the Dominican Winter League, said he died...