December 18, 2018 - 11:29 am
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Twins will retire Joe Mauer's No. 7 jersey next season, moving swiftly to honor the six-time All-Star who retired after a 15-year major league career. The Twins surprised Mauer with the announcement while he was being celebrated at an all-student assembly at his...
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December 13, 2018 - 1:09 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Fans of the former Negro Leagues are being asked to help a campaign to create bobbleheads of 30 stars from the league — with a goal of commemorating the league's upcoming centennial. Organizers of the effort, which was unveiled Wednesday, have created a team of 30 Negro...
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December 10, 2018 - 8:06 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Baseball players may get a little more sleep when traveling after Sunday night games next year. ESPN announced Monday it is moving up the starting time of the nationally televised game by one hour, with the first pitch planned for shortly after 7 p.m. Eastern. Philadelphia hosts...
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December 03, 2018 - 2:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets have acquired longtime star second baseman Robinson Cano and major league saves leader Edwin Diaz from the Seattle Mariners in a seven-player trade. The Mets also are getting $20 million from the rebuilding Mariners in the deal announced Monday. Seattle received...
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Adrian Beltre
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November 20, 2018 - 7:27 am
Adrian Beltre of the Texas Rangers is retiring after 21 seasons and 3,166 hits. The 39-year-old third baseman announced his decision Tuesday in a statement released by the Rangers. The four-time All-Star and five-time Gold Glove winner says his decision came after "careful consideration and many...
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November 19, 2018 - 12:06 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — New Orioles general manager Mike Elias spoke excitedly Monday about rebuilding the worst team in the majors by drafting wisely, stocking the farm system and delving deep into the International market. After finishing 47-115 this year, the Orioles essentially will start from scratch...
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November 16, 2018 - 11:06 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — Astros assistant general manager Mike Elias has been hired to rebuild the Baltimore Orioles, who traded many of their star players last season before finishing with the worst record in the majors. Elias will carry the title of executive vice president and general manager. He will "...
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November 12, 2018 - 5:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Shohei Ohtani was rewarded for a Ruthian season at the plate — and on the mound. Baseball's best two-way player since the Babe at the dawn of the live-ball era a century ago, Ohtani was an overwhelming pick for American League Rookie of the Year on Monday despite an elbow injury...
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November 09, 2018 - 3:58 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Joe Mauer is retiring after 15 major league seasons, six All-Star games, three Gold Glove awards, three batting titles and 2,123 career hits, all with his hometown Minnesota Twins. "Thank you, Minnesota Twins, and thank you, fans, for making my career as special and memorable as...
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November 06, 2018 - 7:42 pm
CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — The Washington Nationals made an offer to Bryce Harper late in the season in an attempt to reach a deal before he became a free agent. Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo disclosed the talks with agent Scott Boras at the general managers' meetings on Tuesday. "We've had...
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