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Chicago Cubs agree to minor league deal with first baseman Garrett Cooper

Mar. 02, 2024 12:32 PM EST

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — The Chicago Cubs and first baseman Garrett Cooper have agreed to a minor league contract that includes an invitation to big league camp for spring training. The Cubs announced the deal on Saturday. The 33-year-old Cooper played for Miami and San...

Harper settling in at first for Phillies; Muncy takes a hit in Yamamoto spring debut for Dodgers

Feb. 28, 2024 20:29 PM EST

Bryce Harper is getting settled in as full-time first baseman for the Philadelphia Phillies. Harper hit a hard single in his first spring training at-bat Wednesday, but the two-time NL MVP also flashed some leather at first base in a 7-7 tie against Atlanta. Harper made a diving...

MLB wants to make starting pitching more prominent, but it's a tough task in today's game

Feb. 28, 2024 17:43 PM EST

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Max Scherzer logged at least 179 innings in 10 of his first 16 years in the majors. And the three-time Cy Young Award winner learned some tough lessons on the road to pitching deep into games. That's one reason why the Texas Rangers right-hander thinks Major...

Despite a long free agency and a short contract, Cody Bellinger is thrilled to be back with the Cubs

Feb. 28, 2024 15:54 PM EST

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Cody Bellinger's free agency dragged into spring training, and it ended without the long-term deal he sought. The process led him back to the Chicago Cubs, though, and that was enough to leave the 2019 NL MVP smiling. “I'm super happy that it...

Chicago Cubs finalize Bellinger contract after trading a minor leaguer to the White Sox

Feb. 27, 2024 18:58 PM EST

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — The Chicago Cubs finalized Cody Bellinger's $80 million, three-year contract on Tuesday after they traded left-hander Bailey Horn to the White Sox, clearing a spot on their 40-man roster. Bellinger, who turns 29 in July, will make $27.5 million this year. He has...

Cody Bellinger is returning to the Cubs on an $80 million, 3-year contract, AP source says

Feb. 25, 2024 15:30 PM EST

Cody Bellinger is going back to the Chicago Cubs, agreeing to an $80 million, three-year contract, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The slugger can opt out of the deal after each of the first two seasons, according to the person who spoke to the AP on...

Eric Hosmer retires from baseball following a 13-year career and a World Series title

Feb. 21, 2024 13:21 PM EST

Eric Hosmer announced his retirement from baseball Wednesday following a 13-year career that included winning four Gold Gloves and helping lead Kansas City to victory in the 2015 World Series. Hosmer, 34, was released by the Chicago Cubs on May 25 after hitting .234 with two home...

Trout says he wants to stay with Angels. Rendon discusses where baseball ranks on his priority list

Feb. 20, 2024 09:57 AM EST

Mike Trout discussed his future and Anthony Rendon talked about his priorities as the Los Angeles Angels stars spoke Monday when position players started workouts at spring training camps across Arizona and Florida. Trout, a three-time MVP and 11-time All-Star who has played in only...

Edwards trying to make the Cubs again after helping the team win the 2016 World Series

Feb. 17, 2024 16:55 PM EST

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — The memories came rushing back to Carl Edwards Jr. right when he arrived for another spring training with the Chicago Cubs. “I walked in and the first thing I could say was, ‘Man, this is where it all started for me,’” he said Saturday. “To be back here...

New uniform designs drawing plenty of scrutiny during opening days of spring training

Feb. 16, 2024 16:39 PM EST

What players are wearing has garnered as much attention as what they’re doing at spring training. Major League Baseball teams are wearing newly designed uniforms this year aimed at improving performance and helping players stay cool throughout games in the summer months. The new...