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AP source: Phillies, RHP Taijuan Walker agree to 4-year deal

Dec. 06, 2022 23:29 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The active Philadelphia Phillies added Taijuan Walker to their rotation on Tuesday, agreeing to a $72 million, four-year contract with the right-hander. A person familiar with the negotiations confirmed the move to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity...

Pirates win top pick in baseball's first draft lottery

Dec. 06, 2022 23:28 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates won baseball's first draft lottery Tuesday night and will get the top pick of eligible amateur players in July. The Washington Nationals will select second after finishing last season with the worst record in the major leagues at 55-107. The...

MLB commissioner Manfred says 2023 'big year' for A's future

Dec. 06, 2022 23:12 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Oakland Athletics will have their relocation fee waived if they decide to move to Las Vegas, and MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred says 2023 is a big year when it comes to the future of the franchise. Speaking at baseball's winter meetings in San Diego, Manfred also...

AP source: Trea Turner, Phillies reach $300M, 11-year deal

Dec. 05, 2022 23:15 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies landed Trea Turner on Monday, agreeing to a $300 million, 11-year contract with the dynamic shortstop. The deal includes a no-trade clause, according to a person familiar with the negotiations who spoke to The Associated Press on condition...

Phils' Gregg wins Fishel Award for MLB PR excellence

Dec. 05, 2022 23:11 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies executive Kevin Gregg has won the Robert O. Fishel Award for Public Relations Excellence. Major League Baseball made the announcement Monday at the winter meetings. Gregg is the vice president of baseball communications for the...

AP source: Verlander agrees to 2-year contract with Mets

Dec. 05, 2022 22:53 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Justin Verlander agreed to an $86.7 million, two-year contract with the New York Mets on Monday, reuniting the AL Cy Young Award winner with Max Scherzer and giving the team a high-profile replacement for Jacob deGrom. The contract is worth $43,333,333 per season...

Judge looms; Verlander, Turner deals heat up winter meetings

Dec. 05, 2022 22:28 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Justin Verlander is going to the New York Mets. Trea Turner has agreed to a blockbuster deal with the Philadelphia Phillies. There are three more high-profile shortstops in free agency, along with ace pitcher Carlos Rodón. And one big slugger looms above the whole...

AP source: New York Mets agree to sign AL Cy Young winner Justin Verlander days after ace Jacob deGrom leaves for Texas

Dec. 05, 2022 15:28 PM EST
SAN DIEGO (AP) — AP source: New York Mets agree to sign AL Cy Young winner Justin Verlander days after ace Jacob deGrom leaves for Texas.

AP source: Philadelphia Phillies reach agreement with free agent shortstop Trea Turner on $300 million, 11-year deal

Dec. 05, 2022 14:59 PM EST
SAN DIEGO (AP) — AP source: Philadelphia Phillies reach agreement with free agent shortstop Trea Turner on $300 million, 11-year deal.

In Georgia, how sports explain a political battleground

Dec. 04, 2022 09:37 AM EST

SMYRNA, Ga. (AP) — The reception area of a metro Atlanta office suite is a veritable museum of Herschel Walker’s football success for the University of Georgia Bulldogs and the NFL. The office is part of the Atlanta Braves' real estate development in the Major League Baseball franchise's new...