Baseball

January 25, 2019 - 7:55 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics remain hopeful of seeing Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray in their uniform when spring training begins next month. While the Oklahoma quarterback declared for the NFL draft last week, the prized outfielder and 2018 first-round draft pick could report...
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Chicago White Sox's Jose Abree greets fans during the baseball team's convention Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)
January 25, 2019 - 7:19 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — White Sox general manager Rick Hahn jumped right on the elephant in the room. Well, the elephant that was noticeably missing from the room. Choosing his words carefully while dancing around baseball's rules for the discussion of free agents, Hahn said he will be disappointed if...
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January 25, 2019 - 4:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The swoosh is expected to be on the front of Major League Baseball uniforms starting in 2020. Nike will succeed Majestic Athletic as Major League Baseball's uniform supplier for the 2020 season. The swoosh logo likely will move to a more prominent position on jersey fronts. The...
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January 25, 2019 - 2:56 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox are postponing their White House visit because of the partial government shutdown. The team says it consulted with Major League Baseball and the White House and rescheduled the trip to May 9, an off-day after a three-game series in Baltimore. The team had accepted...
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January 24, 2019 - 6:23 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations says free-agent outfielder AJ Pollock and the Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed to a $55 million, four-year contract. The person spoke Thursday on condition of anonymity because the agreement has not been announced .The deal includes a $10...
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FILE - In this July 9, 2017, file photo, Tony Clark, head of the MLB Players Association, stands on the field before the All-Star Futures baseball game in Miami. Baseball players’ association head Tony Clark expressed concern over a second straight offseason that has seen many free agents remain without deals less than a month before spring training. He called it a bigger threat to the sport than any perceived dead time between pitches. Byrce Harper, Manny Machado, Dallas Keuchel and Craig Kimbrel are among the unsigned free agents just 3½ weeks before spring training starts. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
January 24, 2019 - 6:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The head of the baseball players' association expressed concern over a second straight offseason that has seen Bryce Harper, Manny Machado and many other free agents remain without deals less than a month before spring training. Union head Tony Clark tells The Associated Press "all...
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FILE - In this Sunday, May 6, 2018 file photo, Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Adam Ottavino delivers a pitch during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets in New York. The New York Yankees finalized its $27 million, three-year contract with reliever Adam Ottavino on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019 and said the 33-year-old right-hander will become the first player in the history of the tradition-bound team to wear No. 0. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)
January 24, 2019 - 5:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Turns out Derek Jeter was not the last of the New York Yankees to wear single digits. The tradition-laden Yankees say newly signed reliever Adam Ottavino will become the first player in franchise history to wear No. 0, a decision that was OK'd by owner Hal Steinbrenner. Ottavino had...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 10, 2018 file photo, Seattle Mariners' Ichiro Suzuki, of Japan, smiles during warm ups before a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, Calif. Ichiro Suzuki has agreed to a minor-league deal with the Seattle Mariners paving the way for the 45-year-old to play in Seattle’s season-opening series in Japan. Suzuki’s agent, John Boggs, confirmed the agreement on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo, File)
January 24, 2019 - 3:11 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The plan seems to be in place for Ichiro Suzuki to be on the Seattle Mariners' expanded roster when they open the regular season with two games in his native Japan. After that? Seattle general manager Jerry Dipoto isn't promising anything to the 45-year-old, especially if it gets in...
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FILE - In this July 22, 1999, file photo, Detroit Tigers' Dean Palmer, left, continues to argue with home plate umpire Jim McKean, right, as manager Larry Parrish holds Palmer back in the second inning of their game against Kansas City, in Detroit. McKean, who umpired 10 no-hitters and three World Series during a big league career from 1973-99, has died. He was 73. Jamie McKean, one of his sons, said McKean died in his sleep early Thursday, Jan. 19, 2019, at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson, File)
January 24, 2019 - 3:10 pm
Jim McKean, who umpired 10 no-hitters and three World Series during a big league career from 1973-01, has died. He was 73. Jamie McKean, one of his sons, said McKean died in his sleep early Thursday at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, Florida, near his home. Jim McKean had kidney issues...
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FILE - In this June 1, 2018, file photo, Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Sergio Romo throws to a Seattle Mariners batter during the first inning of a baseball game in Seattle. A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that Major League Baseball has proposed going back to a 15-day disabled list and increasing the time optioned players usually must spend in the minor leagues. The moves are aimed at reducing the use of relief pitchers and reviving offense. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
January 24, 2019 - 3:48 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball has proposed going back to a 15-day disabled list and increasing the time optioned players usually must spend in the minor leagues, a person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press, moves aimed at reducing the use of relief pitchers and...
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