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MLB goes swoosh; Nike logos on upper right chest of jerseys

Dec. 10, 2019 8:10 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Baseball is going swoosh. Nike’s logo will be on the upper right chest of Major League Baseball jerseys this year, a far a more prominent position than the Majestic Athletic logo previously on sleeves. A 10-year agreement announced last January replaced a deal announced in December...

Gomes, Kendrick officially back to World Series champ Nats

Dec. 10, 2019 7:15 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Doing their best to keep as much of their World Series roster intact as possible, the Washington Nationals announced they re-signed catcher Yan Gomes and infielder Howie Kendrick on Tuesday, a day after bringing back Stephen Strasburg for $245 million. Gomes agreed to a $10 million,...

Giants add infielder Cozart, prospect in trade with Angels

Dec. 10, 2019 7:05 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants bolstered their infield Tuesday by acquiring Zack Cozart and prospect Will Wilson from the Los Angeles Angels for a player to be named or cash. Cozart, if healthy after missing significant time in 2019 with shoulder and neck injuries, can play second or provide...

Padres, D-Backs meet in regular-season games in Mexico City

Dec. 10, 2019 6:33 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres and Arizona Diamondbacks will play each other in April in Major League Baseball's first regular-season games in Mexico City. The commissioner's office said Tuesday the two games on April 18 and 19 will be at Alfredo Harp Helú Stadium, a 20,000-capacity ballpark...

Strasburg, Nationals reach record $245M, 7-year deal

Dec. 10, 2019 3:25 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Stephen Strasburg returned to the Washington Nationals with a record contract on the first day of the winter meetings, a deal that puts fellow free agent pitcher Gerrit Cole in position for an even larger payday. Washington and the World Series MVP agreed to a $245 million, seven-year...

Late Boston Globe writer Nick Cafardo wins Spink Award

Dec. 10, 2019 12:46 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe was awarded the J.G. Taylor Spink Award for meritorious contributions to baseball writing by the Baseball Writers' Association of America on Tuesday, 10 months after he collapsed and died while covering the Red Sox during spring training. Cafardo received...

Giants seek pitching, but few signs Bumgarner returning

Dec. 10, 2019 12:06 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants would sure like to add a pitcher at this week's winter meetings. It just might not be Madison Bumgarner. San Francisco president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi plans to meet with agents for the free agent left-hander, but there are few signs the Giants are...

Not Truist yet: Braves park keeping SunTrust name for now

Dec. 10, 2019 6:31 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — SunTrust and BB&T have combined into a megabank with a new name, Truist, but the completion of their merger won't immediately change the name of the Atlanta Braves home field. Officials of both companies said in a statement on Monday that Truist is now the nation’s sixth-largest...

AP source: Baseball's amateur draft moving to Omaha

Dec. 10, 2019 1:56 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Major League Baseball plans to hold its amateur draft in Omaha, Nebraska, ahead of the College World Series, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because MLB did not plan to make the announcement until later this...

Barnes wins wins Fishel award for MLB public relations

Dec. 9, 2019 10:28 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Tyler Barnes of the Milwaukee Brewers won the Robert O. Fishel Award for public relations excellence in the major leagues, announced Monday on the first day of the winter meetings. Barnes has been Milwaukee's senior vice president of communications and affiliate operations since 2017 and...