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Batting champ Arraez, Marlins go to salary arbitration

Feb. 01, 2023 15:23 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — AL batting champion Luis Arraez went to a salary arbitration hearing Wednesday against the Miami Marlins, who acquired the infielder from the Minnesota Twins last month. Arraez asked for a raise from $2.2 million to $6.1 million, and the Marlins argued...

Chavez, Pillar highlight non-roster invitees to Braves camp

Feb. 01, 2023 14:08 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Pitcher Jesse Chavez and outfielder Kevin Pillar highlight 26 players with minor league contracts invited to spring training by the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday. The 39-year-old Chavez had been effective as a long reliever out of the Braves' bullpen the last two...

O's-Nats TV dispute goes before NY's top court on March 14

Feb. 01, 2023 13:57 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Court of Appeals has scheduled oral arguments for March 14 in the long-running dispute between the Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals over television rights fees. After agreeing in September 2021 to consider the case, the state's highest...

Justice Department: MLB antitrust exemption should be narrow

Feb. 01, 2023 13:37 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department asked a federal appeals court to narrowly consider Major League Baseball’s antitrust exemption, a filing made in a case involving four eliminated minor league teams hoping to end the sport’s century-old legal protection. MLB cut the...

M's beat Diego Castillo in year's 1st arbitration decision

Feb. 01, 2023 13:21 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Seattle Mariners defeated Diego Castillo in the first salary arbitration decision this year, and the relief pitcher will get a raise to $2.95 million rather than his request of $3,225,000. Richard Bloch, Melinda Gordon and Brian Keller made the...

Apple embraces potential of sports streaming with MLS deal

Feb. 01, 2023 11:46 AM EST

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — After taking its first dip into sports streaming last year, Apple is now immersing itself. The tech giant kicked off a 10-year partnership with Major League Soccer on Wednesday with the launch of Season Pass on Apple TV+. "This is very...

Dodgers, Gonsolin agree to $6.65M, 2-year contract

Feb. 01, 2023 00:04 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — All-Star pitcher Tony Gonsolin and the Los Angeles Dodgers agreed on a $6.65 million, two-year contract Tuesday that avoided an arbitration hearing. Gonsolin gets $3.25 million this year and $3.4 million in 2024. His salary in the second season...

Batting title put McNeil in driver's seat for $50M deal

Jan. 31, 2023 20:48 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Winning a batting title put Jeff McNeil in the driver's seat — for a big-money contract and a new car. New York Mets teammate Francisco Lindor told McNeil early last season he would gift him a vehicle if McNeil won a batting championship. The second baseman led...

Diego Castillo, Mariners argue case in salary arbitration

Jan. 31, 2023 19:58 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Diego Castillo and the Seattle Mariners went to salary arbitration Tuesday, with the relief pitcher asking for $3,225,000 and the team offering $2.95 million. Richard Bloch, Melinda Gordon and Brian Keller heard the case. A decision is expected...

Rays' Díaz gets $24 million, 3-year deal, avoids arbitration

Jan. 31, 2023 17:48 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays infielder Yandy Díaz agreed to a $24 million, three-year contract on Tuesday that avoided a salary arbitration hearing. Díaz's agreement could be worth $36 million over four seasons. The 31-year old will receive $6 million...