Latest MLB Playoffs News

World Series champion Astros' full share a record $516,347

Nov. 23, 2022 09:24 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A full postseason share for the World Series champion Houston Astros totaled a record $516,347 from a player pool of $107.5 million, also a record in the first season the playoffs were expanded to 12 teams. The Astros split $38.7 million into 59 full shares, 14.14...

NL champ Phillies extend President Dombrowski through 2027

Nov. 22, 2022 11:16 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The National League champion Philadelphia Phillies gave team President Dave Dombrowski a three-year contract extension that takes him through the 2027 season. “This is a great organization and I feel so fortunate to be surrounded by such tremendous personnel....

Injured LH Matzek signs $3.1m, 2-year deal with Braves

Nov. 18, 2022 21:18 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Even though Tyler Matzek will miss the entire 2023 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery, the Atlanta Braves have re-signed the reliever to a $3.1 million, two-year contract. He gets $1.2 million this year and $1.9 million in 2024. The Braves have a $5.5 million...

Texas Rangers to host MLB's 2024 All-Star Game

Nov. 17, 2022 17:08 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Texas Rangers will host Major League Baseball's 2024 All-Star Game at their stadium where a neutral-site World Series was played during the pandemic, Commissioner Rob Manfred announced Thursday. Speaking at the conclusion of this week's owners' meetings in New...

AP source: Suarez, Padres agree to $46 million, 5-year deal

Nov. 11, 2022 00:21 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Reliever Robert Suarez agreed Thursday to remain with the San Diego Padres under a $46 million, five-year contract, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person spoke with The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the contract hasn't...

History, high stakes surround No. 16 Tulane vs. No. 22 UCF

Nov. 10, 2022 16:23 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tulane's campus and surrounding areas are abuzz over the historic significance of Saturday's clash between the No. 16 Green Wave and No. 22 UCF. Tulane coach Willie Fritz is pleased, but not so inclined to feed into it. “It's my job to try to...

Cleveland's Chris Antonetti voted MLB Executive of the Year

Nov. 08, 2022 11:02 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Cleveland Guardians President of Baseball Operations Chris Antonetti was voted Major League Baseball’s Executive of the Year on Tuesday after his young team won the AL Central with a $68 million payroll that was 27th among the 30 teams. Cleveland went 92-70 while...

Astros' offseason involves Baker contract, free agents

Nov. 06, 2022 16:16 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros may have won their second World Series in six years and been a consistent presence in the playoffs, but there are a lot of questions the team will need to address in the offseason. Manager Dusty Baker and general manager James Click aren’t yet...

Astros' Peña 1st rookie hitter to win World Series MVP

Nov. 06, 2022 03:18 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Jeremy Peña's key to success was keeping his head dry. Capping a freshman season like no other, he became the first rookie position player to win a World Series MVP award Saturday night after hitting .400 in the Houston Astros’ six-game victory over the...

Alvarez blasts Baker, Astros to World Series title vs Phils

Nov. 06, 2022 01:27 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Yordan Alvarez hit a moon shot that sent Space City into a frenzy, and the Houston Astros to their second World Series title. While the stain on Houston’s first championship might never completely fade, Alvarez’s majestic three-run homer helped fashion a fresh...