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Dexter Fowler retires at 36 after 14 major league seasons

Jan. 31, 2023 14:07 PM EST

Dexter Fowler says he is retiring at age 36 after 14 major league seasons. An All-Star outfielder in 2016 when he won a World Series title with the Chicago Cubs, Fowler hit .259 with 127 homers and 517 RBIs. A 14th-round pick by Colorado in the 2004 amateur draft, Fowler played for...

Mets lock up batting champion McNeil on $50M, 4-year deal

Jan. 31, 2023 11:28 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Batting champion Jeff McNeil and the New York Mets finalized a $50 million, four-year contract Tuesday that avoided a salary arbitration hearing. McNeil gets $6.25 million this year, $10.25 million in 2024 and $15.75 million in each of the following two years. The...

Veteran AP, Plain Dealer reporter Mark Gillispie dies at 63

Jan. 31, 2023 11:26 AM EST

Mark Gillispie, a veteran journalist who wrote about many of Ohio’s biggest stories and characters during a four-decade career primarily with The Associated Press and The Plain Dealer in Cleveland, has died. He was 63. Gillispie, who was diagnosed with cancer last fall, died Sunday...

Phillies, Harrison finalize $2 million, 1-year deal

Jan. 31, 2023 00:12 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Free agent infielder Josh Harrison and the Philadelphia Phillies finalized their $2 million, one-year contract Monday. The 35-year-old Harrison batted .272 with seven homers and 27 RBIs in 119 games for the Chicago White Sox last season. He played mostly second...

Today in History: JAN 31, US enters space age

Jan. 31, 2023 00:05 AM EST

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Jan. 31, the 31st day of 2023. There are 334 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 31, 1958, the United States entered the Space Age with its first successful launch of a satellite, Explorer...

Marlins acquire reliever Matt Barnes in trade with Red Sox

Jan. 30, 2023 23:04 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins acquired reliever Matt Barnes in a trade with the Boston Red Sox on Monday. Miami sent left-hander Richard Bleier to Boston for Barnes, and the Red Sox will pay the Marlins $5,625,000 to cover more than half the $10.25 million Barnes is guaranteed....

Hunter Renfroe, Angels in 1st arbitration hearing this year

Jan. 30, 2023 21:33 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Outfielder Hunter Renfroe went to salary arbitration with the Los Angeles Angels on Monday in the first case to be argued this year. Renfroe, who turned 31 on Saturday, requested a raise from $7.65 million to $11.9 million and the Angels asked...

Brad Wilkerson becomes Yankees assistant hitting coach

Jan. 30, 2023 21:22 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Former big leaguer Brad Wilkerson was hired as the New York Yankees' assistant hitting coach on Monday. He replaced Hensley Meulens, who left in November to become Colorado's hitting coach. Wilkerson and Casey Dykes will both be assistants to Yankees hitting coach...

MLB The Show '23 cover athlete is Marlins' Jazz Chisholm

Jan. 30, 2023 16:08 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Jazz Chisholm Jr., the Miami Marlins’ Euro-stepping, home-run blasting all-star, has goals beyond his impressive stats. With every stolen base and acrobatic catch, Chisholm hopes to have an impact on the next generation of players. “I had Ken Griffey Jr., who was a...

Chip Caray follows grandpa's footsteps as voice of Cardinals

Jan. 30, 2023 15:40 PM EST

Longtime broadcaster Chip Caray is taking over as the television play-by-play voice of the St. Louis Cardinals, more than five decades after his grandfather and Hall of Fame broadcaster Harry Caray became a baseball staple with the same club. Bally Sports Midwest announced Caray's...