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Dexter Fowler retires at 36 after 14 major league seasons

Jan. 31, 2023 14:07 PM EST

Dexter Fowler says he is retiring at age 36 after 14 major league seasons. An All-Star outfielder in 2016 when he won a World Series title with the Chicago Cubs, Fowler hit .259 with 127 homers and 517 RBIs. A 14th-round pick by Colorado in the 2004 amateur draft, Fowler played for...

Chip Caray follows grandpa's footsteps as voice of Cardinals

Jan. 30, 2023 15:40 PM EST

Longtime broadcaster Chip Caray is taking over as the television play-by-play voice of the St. Louis Cardinals, more than five decades after his grandfather and Hall of Fame broadcaster Harry Caray became a baseball staple with the same club. Bally Sports Midwest announced Caray's...

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...