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Bryce Harper hits first homers, goes deep twice for Phillies

Mar. 21, 2019 9:07 PM EDT

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Bryce Harper showed off his mighty power a week before opening day. The slugger hit his first two Grapefruit League homers for the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday, driving one completely out of the ballpark. "I feel good right now," Harper said. "The swing feels good. The timing...

Phils' Harper hits first HRs; 'Cutch, Realmuto also go deep

Mar. 21, 2019 8:35 PM EDT

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Bryce Harper has been playing catch-up since his free agency carried over into spring training. With a week left until opening day, the Philadelphia Phillies' big-money addition looks ready to pay off. Harper hit his first two Grapefruit League homers, combining with fellow new...

Trout, Angels finalize record $426.5 million, 12-year deal

Mar. 21, 2019 10:15 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels announced their $426.5 million, 12-year contract on Wednesday night, a record deal that ties baseball's top player to the Orange County club for what likely will be the rest of his career. Trout gets a $20 million signing bonus payable this May...

Bryce Harper gets his 1st hit of spring training

Mar. 21, 2019 2:46 AM EDT

Bryce Harper got his first hit of spring training. Harper lined a 97-mph fastball to center in the fourth inning of Wednesday's game against Detroit his first spring training hit with the Philadelphia Phillies after a 0-for-9 start. Harper jokingly gestured toward the dugout that he wanted to keep the ball. It...

Boston's Mookie Betts says he expects to become free agent

Mar. 20, 2019 11:10 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Don't expect AL MVP Mookie Betts to agree to a long-term contract with the Boston Red Sox before he can become a free agent in late 2020. Despite Mike Trout's $432 million, 12-year agreement with the Los Angeles Angels, Nolan Arenado's $260 million, eight-year deal with the Colorado...

White Sox still see bright future despite no Harper, Machado

Mar. 20, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox made their pitch for Bryce Harper and took a big swing at landing Manny Machado. Though they went 0 for 2 trying to sign the superstar sluggers, the White Sox enter the season still believing they are setting themselves up for success. The big reasons for that are the...

Harper gets 1st hit after 0-for-9 start in spring training

Mar. 20, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Bryce Harper finally got his first spring training hit with the Philadelphia Phillies after a 0-for-9 start. The slugger lined a 97-mph fastball to center on a 2-1 pitch from Detroit Tigers right-hander Spencer Turnbull in the fourth inning of Wednesday's game. He jokingly gestured...

Indians still class of AL Central, but Series win only goal

Mar. 20, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Carlos Santana's TV bashing days should be over. Back with Cleveland after spending one year in Philadelphia, where he ended some teammates' obsession with the popular video game Fortnite with one swing, Santana is excited to be returning to a team with World Series title aspirations. It's...

AP source: Trout, Angels close to record $432M, 12-year deal

Mar. 19, 2019 9:04 PM EDT

Mike Trout is on the verge of becoming baseball's first half-billion dollar man. Trout and the Los Angeles Angels are close to finalizing a $432 million, 12-year contract that would shatter the record for the largest deal in North American sports history, a person familiar with the negotiations told The...

Bryce Harper aims to deliver a World Series title in Philly

Mar. 19, 2019 3:05 PM EDT

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Bryce Harper came to Philadelphia to do the one thing he didn't accomplish in Washington: Win in October. The Phillies gave him one of the biggest contracts in baseball history to deliver. "I want to be on Broad Street and hold a (World Series) trophy over my head," Harper said...