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FILE - In this  Friday, Dec. 27, 2019 file photo,Toronto Blue Jays newly signed pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu holds up a jersey for his expected baby following a news conference announcing his signing to the team in Toronto. Hyun-Jin Ryu is now the clear and undisputed ace of a major league rotation — with all the pressure and responsibility that comes with that. What the Blue Jays need is some stability in their rotation. They used 21 different starters last year, then made several additions in the offseason. Ryu was the most prominent acquisition. (Cole Burston/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

Now with Toronto, Ryu ready to be the ace

Feb. 13, 2020 4:51 PM EST

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Hyun-Jin Ryu is now the clear ace of a major league rotation — with all the pressure and responsibility that comes with that. “We win games by having all the players put in their efforts,” Ryu said through a translator Thursday. “At the same time, I do...

FILE - In this June 25, 2018, file photo, Detroit Tigers first overall pick Casey Mize, center, stands with Tigers scout Justin Henry, left, and Scott Pleis, director of amateur scouting, during a news conference where he was introduced to the media, in Detroit. Mize was the No. 1 pick in the 2018 draft. He's one of two pitchers headlining Detroit's rebuilding process. The Tigers held their first workout for pitchers and catchers Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020 and while only the most optimistic Detroit fan would predict a great season in 2020, there are finally some signs of promise. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Young pitchers form the core of Detroit's rebuild

Feb. 12, 2020 6:01 PM EST

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Casey Mize was the No. 1 pick in the 2018 amateur draft, and Matt Manning was a first-round selection two years earlier. Those two pitchers are the headliners of Detroit's rebuilding process — and they aren't the only Tigers prospects worth paying attention to this year....

New Mets manager Luis Rojas expects his team to contend

Feb. 11, 2020 6:25 PM EST

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — New Mets manager Luis Rojas set his standards right away. "We expect to be a contender," he said Tuesday during his first spring training news conference. "We know how all the teams are. We're going to be in a tough division and play some tough teams on our schedule. We have a...

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2019, file photo, New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins in New York. The right hander is coming off his second consecutive Cy Young Award(AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

After winter of instability, rising Mets gear up for spring

Feb. 7, 2020 3:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s been a bizarre and unstable offseason for the New York Mets — even by their standards. They dumped two different managers, cut Yoenis Céspedes’ salary, and ownership took a swing at selling a controlling share of the franchise before the proposed deal...

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2019, file photo, Washington Nationals left fielder Juan Soto, center, celebrates with teammates during a rally following a parade to celebrate the team's World Series baseball championship over Houston Astros in Washington. The Nationals head to spring training with mostly the same squad that won the World Series. They are counting again on being led by a star-studded rotation featuring Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg, along with slugger Soto. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

NL East teams at the start of spring training

Feb. 7, 2020 12:23 PM EST

A team-by-team look at the National League East entering spring training, including key players each club acquired and lost, and dates of the first workout for pitchers and catchers, and the full squad: ___ Atlanta Braves Manager: Brian Snitker (fifth season). 2019: 97-65, first place, lost to Cardinals in...

El nuevo manager de los Mets de Nueva York Luis Rojas (centro) posa con el gerente general Brodie Van Wagenen (izquierda) y el dueño Jeff Wilpon al ser presentado en una rueda de prensa, el viernes 24 de enero de 2020. (AP Foto/Bebeto Matthews)

From family of baseball royalty, Rojas promises Mets success

Jan. 24, 2020 7:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Luis Rojas never expected to be the man behind the microphone. Eleven days earlier, he was preparing for his second spring training as the Mets' relatively anonymous quality control coach. Now he was a major league manager, just like his dad, tasked with lifting New York's perennial No. 2...

FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2019, file photo, New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard winds up during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Miami Marlins in New York. Right-hander Syndergaard has agreed to a $9.7 million, one-year deal with the Mets to avoid salary arbitration. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

Mets, Syndergaard agree to $9.7 million salary for 2020

Jan. 10, 2020 10:48 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Noah Syndergaard agreed to a $9.7 million, one-year contract Friday as the New York Mets reached deals with all nine of their players who were eligible for arbitration. Syndergaard is coming off a fairly disappointing 2019 season. He went 10-8 with a 4.28 ERA and 202 strikeouts in 197 2/3...

Toronto Blue Jays newly signed pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu, right, smiles as he speaks to media at a news conference announcing his signing to the team in Toronto, Friday, Dec. 27, 2019. (Cole Burston/The Canadian Press via AP)

LHP Ryu gives Blue Jays ace to pair with talented young core

Dec. 27, 2019 7:14 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Hyun-Jin Ryu is the ace the Toronto Blue Jays needed to pair with a lineup flush with “baseball royalty.” That’s the view agent Scott Boras has of the four-year, $80 million deal that brought the Korean left-hander north of the border. Ryu agreed to join the Jays last...

FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu throws to a Washington Nationals batter during the first inning in Game 3 of a baseball National League Division Series in Washington. Free agent pitcher Ryu and the Toronto Blue Jays have agreed to an $80 million, four-year contract, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal was pending a physical sometime after Christmas and had not been announced. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

AP source: Ryu, Blue Jays agree to $80 million, 4-year deal

Dec. 23, 2019 3:38 AM EST

Hyun-Jin Ryu is headed north of the border to a Toronto Blue Jays team in dire need of starting pitching. One that was willing to pay for it, too. Ryu and the Blue Jays agreed to an $80 million, four-year contract, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. The person spoke late Sunday night on...

Average MLB salary drops for 2nd straight year

Dec. 20, 2019 6:59 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The average salary in the major leagues has dropped in consecutive years for the first time since the players' association started keeping records more than a half-century ago. The 988 players on Aug. 31 rosters and injured lists averaged $4,051,490, the union said Friday, down 1.1% from...