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February 22, 2019 - 9:01 am
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Manny Machado calls San Diego "one of the best cities in the world" and says he was attracted to the Padres by the team's strong farm system. The 26-year-old infielder was introduced at a news conference Friday, a day after his $300 million, 10-year contract was finalized...
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February 18, 2019 - 2:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Players' union head Tony Clark took the extraordinary step of saying baseball fans should question whether it makes sense to purchase tickets for some teams, responding to Commissioner Rob Manfred's assertion that free-agent players have failed to adjust their economic demands in a...
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February 18, 2019 - 1:40 pm
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Bruce Bochy has always managed with his gut. Those same instincts told him it's nearly time to retire. Bochy announced Monday this will be his last season managing the San Francisco Giants, his 25th in all as a big league manager. He told the team before Monday's spring...
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February 17, 2019 - 6:28 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Major League Baseball is unilaterally starting the use of pitch clocks for spring training games, while brushing off complaints from players about the slow free agent market. With the sport looking for ways to speed the pace of play, pitchers generally will have 20...
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February 08, 2019 - 12:52 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Don't look for a National League designated hitter this year or for new anti-tanking rules in June's amateur draft. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said Friday that management is focused on pace-of-game changes for 2019 and bolder ideas proposed by the players' association...
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February 08, 2019 - 12:17 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians may start the season without their best player. All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor will miss spring training camp — and maybe the start of the season — with a strained right calf. It's an injury that is concerning to the AL Central champions, who have had an...
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February 08, 2019 - 11:20 am
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Major League Baseball is considering one of two matchups for its 2020 series in London: New York Mets vs. Washington Nationals or Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals. Two people familiar with the discussions told The Associated Press of the potential matchups. They spoke on...
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February 08, 2019 - 7:08 am
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs took a long, hard look at themselves over the winter. There was nowhere else to go. Chicago begins spring training with largely the same group of players who blew a five-game lead in the NL Central last September and lost to Colorado in 13 innings in the wild card...
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February 01, 2019 - 12:06 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Washington defeated outfielder Michael A. Taylor in the first salary arbitration decision this year. Taylor will receive the team's offer of $3.25 million rather than his request of $3.5 million. Arbitrators Mark Burstein, James Darby and Matt Goldberg issued their...
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January 30, 2019 - 12:12 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Two people familiar with the negotiations say reliever Greg Holland and the Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to a $3.25 million, one-year contract. The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the agreement had not been announced. The deal...
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