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INF César Hernández, Nationals agree to terms on 1-year deal

Nov. 30, 2021 22:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Free agent César Hernández and the Washington Nationals agreed to terms on a $4 million, one-year contract Tuesday, giving the team a veteran middle infielder who hit a career-high 21 homers last season. Hernández can earn $1 million in performance...

AP source: Scherzer and Mets agree to $130M, 3-year contract

Nov. 29, 2021 14:41 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Max Scherzer has shattered baseball's record for highest average salary, agreeing Monday to a $130 million, three-year contract with the New York Mets, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of...

Ohtani finalist for MVP, Shildt final 3 for Manager of Year

Nov. 09, 2021 00:12 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Two-way sensation Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels is a finalist for American League MVP in voting by the Baseball Writers Association of America. The BBWAA revealed finalists for AL and NL MVPs, Cy Young Awards, Rookies of the Year and Managers...

Nats claim Pérez after waived by Indians, outright McGowin

Nov. 05, 2021 16:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Left-hander Francisco Pérez was claimed by the Washington Nationals, who also sent right-hander Kyle McGowin outright to Triple-A Rochester on Friday. Pérez had been waived by the Cleveland Indians. The 24-year-old reliever went...

DiSarcina, Bones join Nationals coaching staff from Mets

Nov. 03, 2021 11:53 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gary DiSarcina will coach third base for the Washington Nationals, Eric Young Jr. will coach first base and Ricky Bones is the new bullpen coach as part of a revamped staff under manager Dave Martinez announced Wednesday. DiSarcina and Bones come to...

World Series notebook: Home team finally wins at home

Oct. 28, 2021 01:05 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros ended a five-game losing streak in World Series games at Minute Maid Park. With their 7-2 win in Game 2 over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday night, the Astros became the first team to win a World Series game in its home ballpark since...

World Series Notebook: Albies looks up to fellow 2B Altuve

Oct. 27, 2021 01:54 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Atlanta Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies actually looks up in a way to Jose Altuve, even though the former American League MVP for the Houston Astros is a couple of inches shorter than him. The 5-foot-8 Albies said so many people had told him he...

World Series notebook: McCullers out; top 2 picks of 2015 in

Oct. 25, 2021 20:29 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Lance McCullers knew there was a “less than 1%” chance that he would be able to pitch in the World Series for the Houston Astros because of a forearm strain. The right-hander waited as long as possible, and didn't beat those odds. “We remained...

Motivated by late father's words, Baker chases elusive crown

Oct. 25, 2021 12:30 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Dusty Baker, then manager of the San Francisco Giants, had just left the stadium after a crushing loss to the Anaheim Angels in Game 7 of the 2002 World Series when he met up with his father. Johnnie B. Baker Sr. didn’t mince words. ...

García, Alvarez help Astros oust Red Sox, reach World Series

Oct. 23, 2021 01:09 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Two of the youngest Houston Astros stars helped one of baseball’s oldest managers get another shot at a most elusive title. Rookie Luis García showed the poise of an October ace, MVP Yordan Alvarez did more damage at the plate and the Astros earned yet...