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Mets' Alonso, Astros' Álvarez named Rookies of the Year

Nov. 11, 2019 10:00 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Young sluggers known for their prodigious power, Pete Alonso and Yordan Álvarez knocked the Rookie of the Year voting out of the park. In a rarity for the major league home run leader, Alonso didn't land the biggest blow. Alonso, a star first baseman with the New York Mets, got 29 of...

Darren O'Day guaranteed $2.75M in deal with Braves

Nov. 11, 2019 5:01 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Right-handed reliever Darren O'Day is guaranteed $2.75 million as part of the one-year contract he reached to return to the Atlanta Braves. O'Day's deal, announced Friday, includes a $2.25 million salary for 2020. The NL East champions have a $3.5 million option for 2021 with a...

Braves re-sign reliever O'Day after injured season

Nov. 8, 2019 9:51 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Right-handed reliever Darren O'Day has signed a $2.25 million, one-year deal to return to the Atlanta Braves. Atlanta announced the deal Friday. The NL East champions have a club option on the contract for 2021 at $3.5 million. The 37-year-old O'Day appeared in just eight games for the...

MLB union unhappy with Braves GM's 'connecting' comment

Nov. 7, 2019 1:35 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Two days into the free agent market, the players' association already is angry at a club. Union head Tony Clark issued a statement Wednesday in response to remarks attributed to Atlanta Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos during a conference call with media. "Every day you get more...

Braves re-sign Markakis, Flowers, decline Teheran option

Nov. 4, 2019 6:11 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Braves are bringing back outfielder Nick Markakis in what will likely be a reduced role next season, but Julio Teheran's long tenure with the team could be over. Atlanta announced Monday it had re-signed Markakis and catcher Tyler Flowers to $4 million, one-year contracts for 2020 after...

Braves decline Billy Hamilton's option

Nov. 1, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Braves declined their part of Billy Hamilton's mutual option for 2020, allowing the speedy outfielder to become a free agent. Hamilton's contract, agreed to with Kansas City last December, called for a $4.25 million salary for this year and included a $7.5 million mutual option for 2020...

The Latest: Cole pitches Astros to 3-2 Series lead over Nats

Oct. 27, 2019 11:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Game 5 of the World Series (all times local): 11:27 p.m. The Houston Astros handed the ball to Gerrit Cole, and he gave them a firm grip on the World Series. Cole looked exactly like the stud who dominated baseball most of this season, bouncing back from a Game 1 clunker to...

The Latest: Astros pound Nats 8-1, even World Series 2-2

Oct. 26, 2019 11:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Game 4 of the World Series (all times local): 11:57 p.m. Houston and Washington are all even in a World Series that has been one big road show. Alex Bregman busted out of his slump with a go-ahead single in the first inning and grand slam in the seventh, and the resurgent...

Braves plan to discuss tomahawk chop with American Indians

Oct. 19, 2019 11:19 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Braves officials say they plan to have talks with Native Americans about the Tomahawk Chop chant that has drawn complaints and stoked controversy during the Major League Baseball post-season. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that team representatives will hold the talks...

Braves 1B Freeman has surgery on troublesome right elbow

Oct. 18, 2019 11:43 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman has undergone arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow after a nagging injury that limited him late in the season and into playoffs. The team announced Friday that Freeman underwent the procedure in New York. Dr. David Altchek cleaned out the entire right...