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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...

Texas Rangers coach Hector Ortiz dies at 54 after long battle with cancer

Feb. 28, 2024 17:11 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Hector Ortiz, who spent the past 18 years as a manager and coach in the Texas Rangers organization, died Wednesday after a long battle with cancer. He was 54. The Rangers said Ortiz died at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, not far from the club's spring training home in...

Stacy Wakefield dies less than 5 months after her husband, World Series champion Tim Wakefield

Feb. 28, 2024 16:32 PM EST

Stacy Wakefield, the widow of former Boston Red Sox pitcher and two-time World Series champion Tim Wakefield, has died. Her family said in a statement released through the Red Sox that she died Wednesday at her Massachusetts home, less than five months after her husband died at the...

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...

Dodgers will pay Minnesota $6 million to $8 million as part of the Margot trade with the Twins

Feb. 27, 2024 16:51 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers will pay Minnesota $6 million to $8 million as part of the trade that moved Manuel Margot to the Twins. The cash reduces the cost of the outfielder to the Twins to $4 million. Minnesota acquired Margot and minor league...

Twins acquire outfielder Manuel Margot in 3-player trade with Dodgers, who add Kiké Hernández

Feb. 26, 2024 18:57 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins acquired outfielder Manuel Margot, minor league shortstop Rayne Doncon and cash on Monday from the Los Angeles Dodgers for minor league shortstop Noah Miller. In conjunction with the trade, the Dodgers announced a $4 million, one-year contract...

Yankees pitcher Cortes emerges pain-free from first spring training start after injury-marred 2023

Feb. 26, 2024 18:11 PM EST

Nestor Cortes wasn't exactly nasty in his first spring training appearance, but the New York Yankees left-handed emerged from Monday's game against Minnesota feeling good. After an injury-marred 2023, it's a start. “Everything positive, pitches really crisp,”...

José DeLeón, MLB pitcher for 13 seasons, dies at age 63

Feb. 26, 2024 18:07 PM EST

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — José DeLeón, a major league pitcher for 13 seasons who led the National League in strikeouts for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1989, has died. He was 63. Los Leones del Escogido, DeLeón's team in the Dominican Winter League, said he died...

Marcus Stroman has first outing with Yankees. Mets' Senga won’t throw for at least 3 weeks

Feb. 25, 2024 17:34 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Marcus Stroman threw 2 1/3 innings in his first spring training start with the New York Yankees on Sunday, giving up three runs on four hits and a walk while striking out two. The 32-year-old right-hander — who grew up on Long Island about 55 miles from Yankee...