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Soler, Freeman, Correa among 160 free agents who hit market

Nov. 03, 2021 18:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Freddie Freeman, World Series MVP Jorge Soler and Eddie Rosario of the champion Atlanta Braves were among 160 players who became free agents Wednesday as an uncertain offseason started with a lockout threat looming. Houston shortstop Carlos Correa and...

Major League Baseball work stoppage almost certain on Dec. 2

Oct. 24, 2021 17:44 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Baseball’s ninth work stoppage and first in 26 years appears almost certain to start Dec. 2, freezing the free-agent market and threatening the start of spring training in February. Negotiations have been taking place since last spring, and each side...

MLB qualifying offer price drops by $500,000 to $18.4M

Oct. 19, 2021 22:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The price of a qualifying offer to Major League Baseball free agents dropped by $500,000 to $18.4 million, a sign of the slide in salaries. The figure is determined by the average of the top 125 major league contracts this year and marks only the second...

Boone returns on 3-year contract, Yankees demand success

Oct. 19, 2021 14:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Boone will be back with the New York Yankees next year, their first manager since Miller Huggins in 1922 to return for a fifth season after failing to win a title during his first four. “A manager is only as good as the players he’s got,”...

For Hoyer, pitching tops to-do list as Cubs try to regroup

Oct. 06, 2021 17:25 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Watching Kyle Schwarber launch another long home run against Gerrit Cole in a wild-card game brought back memories of the slugger's drive to Allegheny River in 2015 for Cubs president of baseball operations Jed Hoyer. Back then, Chicago was on the way to...

After another flop, flawed Yankees face uncertain offseason

Oct. 06, 2021 13:09 PM EDT

The New York Yankees’ 12th consecutive season of failure had just ended, and Aaron Boone made an obvious yet stunning admission. “The league’s closed the gap on us. We got to get better. We got to get better in every aspect,” the manager said. ...

Second no more? Playoffs give White Sox chance to build base

Oct. 06, 2021 01:43 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Kenny Heuer and his fiancée, Carrie Campbell, showed up dressed for the occasion. He made his loyalties clear by wearing an Eloy Jiménez jersey for a game between his beloved Chicago White Sox and the crosstown Cubs at Guaranteed Rate Field in late...

Yankees knocked out early by rival Red Sox at Fenway

Oct. 06, 2021 00:56 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Gerrit Cole and the New York Yankees took a winding route into the AL wild-card game, squeezing in on the final day of a tumultuous season. As their ace pitcher flopped on the Fenway Park mound, not even an appearance by Boston heartbreaker Bucky Dent...

Bogaerts, Red Sox dent Cole, beat Yanks 6-2 in AL wild card

Oct. 06, 2021 00:38 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — As the ball sailed over the center field fence, landing 427 feet from the plate in a horde of happy Red Sox fans, Xander Bogaerts turned to the Boston dugout to flex his muscles before resuming his home run trot. This is the matchup the Yankees wanted. ...

Red Sox leave Martinez off WC roster; Yanks start Urshela

Oct. 05, 2021 18:51 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Designated hitter J.D. Martinez was left off the Red Sox roster for their one-game wild-card playoff against the New York Yankees on Tuesday, two days after he twisted his ankle running out to the field in a rare defensive appearance. New York, meanwhile,...