Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout has overcome injury and tragedy to win his third AL MVP Award. Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Cody Bellinger beat out the Milwaukee Brewers’ Christian Yelich for the NL prize.
Pitcher Jake Odorizzi accepted a $17.8 million qualifying offer to stay with the Minnesota Twins and first baseman Jose Abreu took the same amount to remain with the Chicago White Sox as general managers headed home Thursday following their four-day annual meeting.
The Atlanta Braves made another move to bolster their shaky bullpen Thursday, signing left-hander reliever Will Smith to a three-year, $40 million contract.
Just four years ago, Matt Blake was varsity pitching coach at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, about 20 miles outside of Boston. Next spring, the 34-year-old will be guiding the high-priced arms of the New York Yankees.
Fresh off a bitter Game 7 loss in their bid for another title, and tarnished by an executive’s clubhouse rant at female reporters and the failed attempt to smear the journalist who wrote about it, the Houston Astros are now embroiled in a new scandal.
New San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler said Wednesday that he should have sought the guidance of experts four years ago when dealing with a 17-year-old girl who contacted him about an assault reportedly witnessed by Los Angeles Dodgers minor leaguers.
Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander has been awarded his second AL Cy Young Award. Mets ace Jacob deGrom won the NL Cy Young for the second straight year.
Baseball’s most prominent agent criticized teams for a lack of competition, proclaiming rebuilding teams have caused four straight years of attendance drops, then said he senses a faster-paced free agent market that could lead to earlier signings this offseason.
Astros president Reid Ryan is shifting to a lesser role in the organization and owner Jim Crane’s son is joining the executive team, moves announced 11 days after Crane apologized to a Sports Illustrated reporter and retracted a statement by the club accusing her of trying to “fabricate a story.”
The Seattle Mariners have made a trio of promotions to fill out the major league coaching staff for next season.
Mets first baseman Pete Alonso and Houston Astros slugger Yordan Alvarez have been picked as this year’s top rookies by Baseball Digest
Two days into the free agent market, the players’ association already is angry at a club.
The San Francisco Giants have narrowed their search for a new manager to three finalists, a person with direct knowledge of the process said.
Milwaukee closer Josh Hader just made the cutoff for salary arbitration eligibility with 2 years, 115 days of major league service. Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Julio Urmas also is on the list of 23 so-called Super 2s with 2 years, 117 days. The cutoff was down significantly from 2 years, 134 days last offseason.
Maria Graciela Briceno and her two best friends squeezed into their seats behind home plate at the baseball stadium in Venezuela’s capital, knowing this season’s opening game wouldn’t measure up to past years.
Cardinals manager Mike Shildt has a new three-year contract through the 2022 season. Shildt was hired in 2018 and his initial deal ran through 2020.
Aroldis Chapman is staying with the New York Yankees, amending his contract to a $48 million, three-year deal.
The Chicago Cubs exercised their 2020 club contract option on left-hander Jose Quintana on Saturday and declined their 2020 club contract option on left-hander Derek Holland.
The song “Baby Shark” blared over loudspeakers and a wave of red washed across this politically blue capital Saturday as Nationals fans rejoiced at a parade marking Washington’s first World Series victory since 1924.
Carlos Beltran, two years removed from his playing career and with no managerial experience, has been picked by the New York Mets to replace Mickey Callaway.