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FILE - In this March 11, 2020, file photo, New York Mets second baseman Robinson Canó warms up prior to a spring training baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals in Port S. Lucie, Fla. Canó was suspended for 162 games by Major League Baseball on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, after his positive test for a performance-enhancing drug. The 38-year-old Canó will miss the entire 2021 season and lose $24 million in salary. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Mets 2B Canó suspended 162 games by MLB after drug test

Nov. 18, 2020 11:03 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Strike two against Robinson Canó. The New York Mets second baseman was suspended for 162 games by Major League Baseball on Wednesday after he tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug for the second time in his decorated career. The 38-year-old Canó will miss the entire...

FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2020, file photo, Atlanta Braves' Freddie Freeman celebrates as he crosses home plate after hitting a grand slam to center field during the fourth inning of the second baseball game of the team's doubleheader against the Washington Nationals in Atlanta. Freeman easily won the NL MVP award Thursday, Nov. 12, topping off a trying year that saw him become so ill with COVID-19 he prayed “please don’t take me.” (AP Photo/John Amis, File)

Braves' Freeman wins NL MVP, White Sox slugger Abreu gets AL

Nov. 12, 2020 9:29 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — As opening day finally approached, Freddie Freeman had far bigger concerns than perfecting his swing and practicing his scoops. Just being able to walk a few steps was hard enough. “It wasn't the way I wanted to start, with COVID,” the Atlanta Braves first baseman said....

FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2020, file photo, San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Kevin Gausman throws against the Colorado Rockies during the first inning of a baseball game in Denver. Gausman and Mets pitcher Marcus Stroman accepted $18.9 million qualifying offers Wednesday, Nov. 11, receiving one-year deals to stay with their teams rather than test what they could get in free agency. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File)

Stroman, Gausman take $18.9M; Springer, LeMahieu reject

Nov. 11, 2020 11:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets pitcher Marcus Stroman and San Francisco starter Kevin Gausman accepted $18.9 million qualifying offers Wednesday, receiving one-year deals to stay with their teams rather than test what they could get in free agency. Four players declined qualifying offers at the 5 p.m. EST deadline:...

Rays' Arozarena wins Babe Ruth award as postseason MVP

Nov. 9, 2020 2:14 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Tampa Bay outfielder Randy Arozarena won the Babe Ruth award as postseason MVP in voting by the New York chapter of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Arozarena hit .377 with 10 homers, 14 RBIs and a 1.273 OPS in 20 postseason games and received 64.3% of the votes Friday...

FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 4, 2020 file photo, Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Trevor Bauer delivers during the fourth inning of the second baseball game of a double header against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh. Trevor Bauer's agent says the pitcher is rejecting the Cincinnati Reds' $18.9 million qualifying offer. The right-hander, who turns 30 in January, was given the offer on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020 and had until Nov. 11 to make his decision. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Bauer's agent says he is rejecting $18.9M qualifying offer

Nov. 4, 2020 5:20 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — Trevor Bauer's agent says the pitcher is rejecting the Cincinnati Reds' $18.9 million qualifying offer. The right-hander, who turns 30 in January, was given the offer on Sunday and had until Nov. 11 to make his decision. “Why wait for the QO to expire to state the obvious,”...

Mookie Betts, Jacob deGrom in the mix for historic NL awards

Nov. 2, 2020 10:57 PM EST

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Mookie Betts could become the second player to win the MVP award in each league, and New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom is in the running for his third consecutive NL Cy Young Award. The competition, of course, is tough. Betts, Freddie Freeman and Manny Machado are the top finishers for...

File-This Oct 16, 2020, file photo shows Houston Astros George Springer reacts after scoring on a single by Jose Altuve against the Tampa Bay Rays during the fifth inning in Game 6 of a baseball American League Championship Series in San Diego. Springer, New York Yankees second baseman DJ LeMahieu and Philadelphia catcher J.T. Realmuto were among just six free agents who received $18.9 million qualifying offers on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, from their former teams. Three right-handed pitchers also received the offers, Cincinnati’s Trevor Bauer, the New York Mets’ Marcus Stroman, and San Francisco's Kevin Gausman. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

Springer, LeMahieu, Realmuto among 6 given qualifying offers

Nov. 1, 2020 8:32 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Houston outfielder George Springer, New York Yankees second baseman DJ LeMahieu and Philadelphia catcher J.T. Realmuto were among just six free agents who received $18.9 million qualifying offers on Sunday from their former teams. Three right-handed pitchers also received the offers,...

Dozen MLB players have options turned down, go free

Oct. 28, 2020 9:32 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — What figures to be a down and perhaps brutal market for baseball free agents in the offseason following the pandemic began Wednesday when a dozen players were told their contract options had been declined, among them St. Louis Cardinals Gold Glove second baseman Kolten Wong. The...

New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone wears a mask as he stands in the dugout during the third inning in Game 4 of a baseball American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Yanks' Cashman, Boone don't anticipate large-scale changes

Oct. 14, 2020 7:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Not much is wrong with the New York Yankees in the view of manager Aaron Boone and general manager Brian Cashman. While stung by a five-game loss to Tampa Bay in the AL Division Series, the Yankees leadership does not appear to anticipate large-scale changes for 2021. Catcher Gary...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, file photo, Hal Steinbrenner, principal owner of the New York Yankees, talks with reporters during MLB baseball owners meetings, in Orlando, Fla. Steinbrenner apologized to Yankees fans, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, for the team's postseason failure, much like his father did 39 years earlier. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

Hal Steinbrenner apologizes to Yankees fans, just like dad

Oct. 13, 2020 9:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner apologized to the team’s fans for its postseason failure, much like his father did 39 years earlier. The Yankees were eliminated with a 2-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday, losing 3-2 in the Division Series. They have won the World Series once...