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Jurickson Profar would earn $2.5 million with Padres if he has 600 plate appearances

Feb. 26, 2024 15:53 PM EST

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Jurickson Profar would earn $2.5 million as part of his contract with the San Diego Padres if he has 600 plate appearances this year. Profar is guaranteed $1 million under the deal announced Saturday. He would get $100,00 each for 150, 250 and...

Orioles' Corbin Burnes looks sharp in first game appearance with his new team

Feb. 24, 2024 19:05 PM EST

Corbin Burnes’ first outing with his new team looked like an abbreviated version of a typical performance with his old one. Burnes worked one scoreless inning for the Baltimore Orioles and struck out the first two batters he faced Saturday in the 2021 NL Cy Young Award winner's...

Jurickson Profar and San Diego Padres finalize $1 million, 1-year contract

Feb. 24, 2024 15:26 PM EST

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Free agent Jurickson Profar and the San Diego Padres finalized a $1 million, one-year contract on Saturday that gives the 30-year-old outfielder the chance to make an additional $1.5 million in performance bonuses based on plate appearances. San Diego started...

Mets owner Cohen says he expects Alonso to explore free agency but wants to keep him

Feb. 23, 2024 18:56 PM EST

New York Mets owner Steve Cohen doesn’t anticipate a resolving Pete Alonso’s future with the team until after the season. The 29-year-old three-time All-Star is eligible for free agency after the World Series. He hired Scott Boras as an agent last fall and avoided arbitration...

Why is there a pants problem in Major League Baseball during spring training?

Feb. 23, 2024 15:55 PM EST

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Major League Baseball is showing off new uniforms during this year's spring training. The biggest problem is they might be showing too much. A series of pictures have shown a slightly embarrassing problem with MLB's new look: At least a handful of...

MLB players miffed at sport's new see-through pants, relaying concerns to league

Feb. 22, 2024 22:50 PM EST

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — MLB's new uniform reveal hasn't gone very well. Now some of the rampant criticism has moved below the belt. Major League Baseball Players Association deputy executive director Bruce Meyer confirmed on Thursday that the organization is relaying concerns from...

Keller getting biggest contract for Pirates pitcher while Mets shut down Senga, their All-Star RHP

Feb. 22, 2024 19:06 PM EST

One National League All-Star right-hander is getting the largest contract for a Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher, and another is expected to miss the season's start for the New York Mets. Mitch Keller and the Pirates have agreed to a $77 million, five-year contract, a person with knowledge...

Woodruff staying with Brewers on backloaded 2-year deal worth $17.5 million

Feb. 21, 2024 18:31 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Brandon Woodruff is staying with the Milwaukee Brewers after all. The right-hander has finalized a backloaded $17.5 million, two-year contract with Milwaukee that includes a mutual option for the 2026 season. The deal was completed three months after the Brewers...

Premium talent is still available on MLB's free-agent market, but GMs don't seem in a hurry

Feb. 20, 2024 19:26 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Cleveland's new manager, Stephen Vogt, isn't sure why this year's free agent market has entered a deep freeze even as temperatures heat up during spring training in Arizona and Florida. He just wants to see it thaw as quickly as possible. ...

Shohei Ohtani won't play in Dodgers' spring training opener, stays away from live batting practice

Feb. 18, 2024 18:58 PM EST

Shohei Ohtani did not participate in live batting practice Sunday, and his Los Angeles Dodgers spring training debut is on hold. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Ohtani, who is coming back from elbow surgery, will not play in Thursday's opener against the San Diego Padres. The...