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UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 10:13 a.m.

Tigers beat Michael Fulmer in final arbitration case this year

Detroit beat pitcher Michael Fulmer in the last salary arbitration case this year, leaving players with a 6-4 final record in decisions. Fulmer was awarded a raise from $575,200 to …


Lesson plans: Mets’ Mickey Callaway seeks smoother ride in Year 2

Mickey Callaway’s first season as a manager with the New York Mets was messy. As he prepares to begin his second spring training in charge, Callaway is already under plenty …


Madison Bumgarner puts rookie Joey Bart to work on Giants’ 1st day

Madison Bumgarner put rookie Joey Bart to work on the San Francisco Giants’ first day of spring training workouts. Bumgarner’s hopes to bounce back from a disappointing 2018. The left-hander …


Adam Wainwright says he is healthy after injury-wrecked season

Adam Wainwright says he is healthy following an injury-wrecked 2018 season. Wainwright had minor elbow surgery after the 2017 season and was just 2-4 with a 4.46 ERA last year, …


Yu Darvish felt pressure after big contract with Cubs

Yu Darvish says he felt pressure after signing a $126 million, six-year contract with the Chicago Cubs. Darvish went 1-3 with 4.95 ERA in eight starts last season, the last …


Something special about first workout for new Texas manager

There was something special for new Rangers manager Chris Woodward when pitchers and catchers had their first spring training workout. Woodward thinks long-term and appreciates the everyday grind of the …


Russell Martin reunited with Clayton Kershaw, connecting with new teammates

The Los Angeles Dodgers are already pleased with what they’ve seen from Russell Martin, who is back with the team after a January trade. He has reunited with Dodgers ace …


Matt Kemp looking for playing time with new Reds team

Matt Kemp was part of the Reds’ biggest offseason deal, coming to Cincinnati in a deal with the Dodgers that also brought Yasiel Puig and Alex Wood. His challenge is …


White Sox still waiting for Manny Machado

The Chicago White Sox opened spring training waiting for Manny Machado. Machado, among the offseason’s top free agents, still hasn’t agreed to a deal. Alonso spoke with the All-Star infielder …


Marlins open camp, and Don Mattingly knows decisions await

There have been years in his managerial career where Don Mattingly has arrived for the first day of spring training without any mystery regarding who would be on the 25-man …


Red Sox expect closer to emerge from within roster

Boston expects its new closer to emerge from the current Red Sox roster. All-Star Craig Kimbrel turned down a $17.9 million qualifying offer from the World Series champions, and the …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 7:17 p.m.

Shohei Ohtani has no regrets hitting through year, delaying surgery

Shohei Ohtani says he has “no regrets” about last year as he begins his second spring with the Los Angeles Angels. The reigning AL Rookie of the Year is recovering …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 4:36 p.m.

Felix Hernandez entering critical last season of Seattle Mariners contract

Every day for several years, Felix Hernandez has walked past large photos of himself and Randy Johnson – the Seattle Mariners’ only Cy Young Award winners – in the hallway …


Angels hope Shohei Ohtani ready to DH by May

The Los Angeles Angels hope Shohei Ohtani recovers from Tommy John surgery in time to join their batting order by May. The AL Rookie of the Year had Tommy John …


Masahiro Tanaka no fan of DH, wants to hit and run at NL ballparks

Masahiro Tanaka wants to keep on hitting and running the bases at NL ballparks, hoping use of the designated hitter does not spread to the National League. The New York …


New Baltimore leadership hoping for better Orioles’ future

When pitchers and catchers reported to the Baltimore Orioles camp they met a new administration. There is a manager in the dugout other than Buck Showalter for the first time …


Touki Toussaint among young candidates for spot in Braves rotation

Touki Toussaint and Mike Soroka are among the young pitchers to watch in what is expected to be an interesting competition for a spot in the Atlanta Braves’ rotation this …


Buster Posey is healthy and hopeful of handling full catching load

One day in early November, Buster Posey realized things were becoming normal again as he rehabilitated from season-ending hip surgery. Working out his lower body with a 15-pound dumbbell in …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 11, 2019, 12:05 p.m.

Kyler Murray chooses NFL over baseball and A’s

Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray says he will pursue a career in the NFL over playing baseball for the Oakland Athletics.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 10, 2019, 10:24 p.m.

Five things to watch as Mariners get set to open spring training

With Mariners pitchers and catchers scheduled to report Monday in Peoria, Ariz., here are five things to watch this spring.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 12:54 p.m.

Rob Manfred: No DH or draft changes likely for 2019

Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says management is focused on pace-of-game changes for 2019 and bolder ideas proposed by players such as expanding the designated hitter to the National League are …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 7:16 p.m.

Hall of Famer, pioneering manager Frank Robinson dies at 83

Frank Robinson, the only player to earn the MVP award in both leagues, died Thursday at 83. He had been in failing health and in hospice care at his home …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 2:28 p.m.

3-batter minimum, early trade deadline, DH changes proposed

Major League Baseball and its players are discussing bold changes to spark the sport. They include a three-batter minimum before a pitching change except at the start of an inning, …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 2:54 p.m.

MLB says no evidence to support allegations against Mariners

Major League Baseball says its independent investigation found no credible evidence to support claims of disparaging comments and discriminatory treatment by members of the Seattle Mariners front office. MLB released …


Didi Gregorius not estimating on return from elbow surgery

Didi Gregorius isn’t willing to estimate when he will return to the field for the New York Yankees. The shortstop is recovering from surgery last October to repair a torn …


Cardinals hope Paul Goldschmidt can lead them back to playoffs

After missing postseason play for the past three seasons, the St. Louis Cardinals believe they’ve struck gold with Paul Goldschmidt in their quest to play into October. St. Louis acquired …


Carlos Correa, Tommy Pham both win arbitration cases, players lead 3-1

Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa and Tampa Bay outfielder Tommy Pham have won their salary arbitration cases. The decisions gave players a 3-1 lead over teams in cases this winter. …


Cleared after aneurysm, Danny Farquhar agrees to deal with Yankees

Pitcher Danny Farquhar has agreed to a minor league contract with the New York Yankees after recovering from a ruptured aneurysm and brain hemorrhage sustained while pitching for the Chicago …


How New York and national media covered Jackie Robinson’s 1947 MLB debut

Thursday marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of Jackie Robinson, who broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier, and this is how media covered Jackie Robinson’s debut with the Brooklyn …


Nolan Arenado, Rockies agree at $26M, most ever for arb eligible

Nolan Arenado and the Colorado Rockies have agreed to a $26 million deal to avoid arbitration, the largest one-year salary for an arbitration-eligible player. Josh Donaldson set the previous mark …