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Kennedy, Frazier among 5 to sign minor deals with Rangers

Jan. 27, 2023 21:31 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Veteran right-hander Ian Kennedy and outfielder Clint Frazier were among five players the Texas Rangers signed Friday to minor league contracts that included invitations to major league spring training. Left-hander Danny Duffy, right-hander Reyes Moronta...

Trey Mancini planning to move around with Chicago Cubs

Jan. 23, 2023 16:22 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — When Chicago Cubs manager David Ross spoke with Trey Mancini about joining the team, the skipper mentioned playing first base, designated hitter and the corner outfield spots. For Mancini, the playing part was the key message. “I told him: ‘I...

MLB Calendar

Jan. 23, 2023 11:06 AM EST

Jan. 24 — Hall of Fame Baseball Writers’ Association of America voting announced. Jan. 30-Feb. 17 — Salary arbitration hearings, St. Petersburg, Fla. Feb. 8-10 — Owners meeting, Palm Beach, Fla. Feb. 13 — Mandatory reporting date for pitchers...

Mancini can earn up to $21M over 2 years in Cubs contract

Jan. 21, 2023 16:54 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Trey Mancini can earn up to $21 million in his two-year contract wth the Chicago Cubs based on escalators and bonuses for plate appearances. Mancini's deal, finalized Friday, calls for $7 million salaries in each of the next two seasons. He has a conditional right to...

Mancini, Cubs finalize $14 million, 2-year contract

Jan. 21, 2023 16:33 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Trey Mancini and the Chicago Cubs finalized a $14 million, two-year contract. He gets $7 million in each of the next two seasons and has a conditional right to opt out after this season if he has at least 350 plate appearances. Mancini, a cancer...

Braves' Grissom puts in extra work for shortstop competition

Jan. 21, 2023 16:06 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves' commitment to giving Vaughn Grissom a chance to win the starting job at shortstop can't be questioned. First, the Braves, who must replace Dansby Swanson, scheduled Grissom for three offseason visits with third base coach Ron Washington for...

Porter, Johnson become MLB's 2nd, 3rd Black ump crew chiefs

Jan. 19, 2023 19:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Alan Porter and Adrian Johnson became MLB's second and third Black umpire crew chiefs as the league announced 10 retirements along with promotions from the minors. Tom Hallion and Ted Barrett are retiring, the commissioner’s office said Thursday, joined by Marty...

Cubs claim RHP Merryweather off waivers from Blue Jays

Jan. 17, 2023 19:21 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs claimed pitcher Julian Merryweather off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday. Merryweather appeared in 26 games for Toronto last season, going 0-3 with a 6.75 ERA. The 6-foot-4 right-hander struck out 23 in 26 2/3 innings. To...

Frank Thomas, Pirates star and original Met, dies at 93

Jan. 16, 2023 22:21 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Frank Thomas, a three-time All-Star with his hometown Pittsburgh Pirates who later became the top hitter on the expansion New York Mets, died Monday. He was 93. Both teams announced Thomas' death. The Mets said he died Monday morning in Pittsburgh. No cause was...

AP source: Trey Mancini, Chicago Cubs agree to 2-year deal

Jan. 15, 2023 01:18 AM EST

Trey Mancini and the Chicago Cubs have agreed to a two-year contract, according to a person familiar with the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity late Saturday night because the agreement is pending a successful physical. Mancini,...