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AP source: White Sox near $43M, 6-year deal with Jimenez

Mar. 20, 2019 8:45 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox are nearing a $43 million, six-year contract with highly regarded outfield prospect Eloy Jimenez, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity Wednesday because the deal had not been agreed to. The...

Bryce Harper gets his 1st hit of spring training

Mar. 20, 2019 8:08 PM 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...

Rookie Lowe agrees to $24 million, 6-year contract with Rays

Mar. 20, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) — Rookie Brandon Lowe, who made his big league debut last August, has agreed to a $24 million, six-year contract with the Tampa Bay Rays. Lowe's deal, announced Wednesday, includes club options for 2025 and 2026 with escalators based on MVP voting that could make the agreement...

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...

Ohtani: Mike Trout 'surely deserves' his big contract

Mar. 20, 2019 6:48 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Mike Trout was back on the baseball field Wednesday, getting at-bats during an intrasquad minor league game against other Los Angeles Angels players. He finished his six plate appearances at Field 4 with a home run, signed some autographs, and chatted with former Angels outfielder Torii...

Yankees guest instructor Lee Mazzilli struck by BP ball

Mar. 20, 2019 6:47 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees guest instructor Lee Mazzilli was struck in the head by a ball in batting practice Wednesday and taken to a local hospital. Yankees spokesman Jason Zillo said in an email that Mazzilli "will spend the night at the hospital for observation." Yankees players not on the...

Braves may have 3 open spots in pitching rotation

Mar. 20, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — When they started spring training, the Atlanta Braves had one opening in their pitching rotation. With a week to go before opening day, they may have three. The Braves are holding out some hope that Kevin Gausman will work through his shoulder soreness in time to pitch a game in the...

Rangers have new manager and full surgery-repaired rotation

Mar. 20, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have an optimistic new manager, a converted middle infielder taking over for a retired star at third base and a rotation filled with starters who have missed significant time following surgery. First-time manager Chris Woodward is now in charge of a team coming off...

Still rebuilding, Tigers hoping for growth in 2019

Mar. 20, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Al Avila is known for his candor, and the Detroit general manager has remained pretty straightforward about what the future holds for the Tigers. Yes, they're still rebuilding. "The only reason I'm being honest is because: How do you hide this?" Avila joked earlier this offseason. "I'm...

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

Mar. 20, 2019 6:14 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 pending $432 million, 12-year agreement with the Los Angeles Angels, Nolan Arenado's $260 million, eight-year deal with the...