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UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 4, 2020

Phillies to retire Roy Halladay’s 34 on perfect game anniversary

The Philadelphia Phillies will retire the late Hall of Fame pitcher Roy Halladay’s No. 34 this season.

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 4, 2020

Hall of Fame voter who snubbed Derek Jeter keeps ballot private

The lone baseball writer who did not vote for Derek Jeter for the Hall of Fame chose to keep his or her ballot private.

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 31, 2020

Pirates add Derek Holland, Robbie Erlin, JT Riddle ahead of spring training

Left-handers Derek Holland and Robbie Erlin agreed to minor league contracts with the Pittsburgh Pirates along with catcher Andrew Susac and outfielder Charlie Tilson, and all four will report to …

3-time All-Star Curtis Granderson retires after 16 seasons

Three-time All-Star outfielder Curtis Granderson announced his retirement Friday after 16 seasons in the major leagues.

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 30, 2020

Dusty Baker takes over scam-marred Astros, set for ‘last hurrah’

Before he begins his “last hurrah,“ Dusty Baker intends to talk to his new team. He hasn’t decided exactly what he’ll say to the scandal-riddled Houston Astros when spring training …

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 30, 2020

Seattle Mariners add depth to pitching staff by signing Yoshihisa Hirano and Wei-Yin Chen

The Mariners added some experienced depth to their pitching staff Thursday, signing right-handed reliever Yoshihisa Hirano to a one-year contract and Wei-Yin Chen to a minor league contract with an …

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 30, 2020

3B Pablo Sandoval returning to Giants on minor league deal

The Kung Fu Panda is back with the San Francisco Giants.

Greg Holland agrees to minor league deal with Royals

Reliever Greg Holland is back with the Kansas City Royals, agreeing Wednesday to a minor league contract.

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 29, 2020

Dusty Baker replaces AJ Hinch as Houston Astros manager

Dusty Baker has been hired to replace AJ Hinch as the manager of the Houston Astros.

AP sources: Cubs’ Kris Bryant loses service-time grievance

Kris Bryant has lost his service-time grievance against the Chicago Cubs, providing some clarity for the team and the All-Star third baseman with spring training on the horizon.

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 28, 2020

Reds’ Nick Castellanos returns to ballpark where he’s comfortable

Nick Castellanos gives the Cincinnati Reds another dependable hitter that they think will put them back in contention.

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 28, 2020

AP source: Astros, Dusty Baker working on manager deal

Dusty Baker is working to finalize an agreement to become manager of the Houston Astros, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

Ryan Zimmerman, Nationals finalize $2M, 1-year contract

Ryan Zimmerman and the World Series champion Washington Nationals finalized a $2 million, one-year contract on Wednesday.

AP sources: Mic’d up MLB umps might announce replay rulings

Big league players, managers and fans might be hearing a lot more from umpires this season.

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 24, 2020

Larry Stone: Jerry Dipoto says Mariners’ 2020 success won’t be measured by wins. You’ll have to wait till next year for those.

The Mariners’ pre-spring training luncheon traditionally is an opportunity to pump up the fan base with optimism and good vibes for the season to come.

Red Sox won’t rush to have manager by spring training

The Boston Red Sox are still hoping to have a manager in place by spring training, but chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom said Thursday it’s possible they won’t hire someone …

Mets make it official, announce Luis Rojas as their new manager

The Mets made it official, hiring Luis Rojas as their manager to replace Carlos Beltran.

Tigers eyeing Triple-A Toledo for top prospects

It could be another long season for the Detroit Tigers, but fans in the Motor City may not have to look far for signs of hope. About 60 miles down …

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 22, 2020

Odd Couple: Derek Jeter, Larry Walker take different routes to Hall

Derek Jeter and Larry Walker rarely crossed paths during their time in the major leagues.

Identity of Hall voter who bypassed Derek Jeter may never be known

The identity of the voter who kept Derek Jeter from being a unanimous Hall of Fame pick may never be known – and both Jeter and the Hall are OK …

MLB to test but not use computer umps at spring training

Major League Baseball will test computer plate umpires during spring training but will not use the system for decisions in any exhibition games.

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 22, 2020

Matt Wieters finalizes $2 million deal with Cardinals

Matt Wieters finalized a $2 million, one-year contract with the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday, a deal that brought back the 33-year-old to again back up Yadier Molina.

Larry Walker’s Hall plaque to feature Rockies cap, not Expos

Larry Walker’s Hall of Fame plaque in Cooperstown will have a Colorado Rockies cap, not a Montreal Expos hat.

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 22, 2020

Twins, Josh Donaldson finalize $92M deal, boost potent lineup

Josh Donaldson and the Minnesota Twins finalized their four-year, $92 million contract Wednesday that is the richest in franchise history for a free agent.

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 22, 2020

Mets pick Luis Rojas to replace Carlos Beltran as manager

The New York Mets are finalizing a multiyear agreement with quality control coach Luis Rojas to make him the team’s manager, staying in-house to replace the ousted Carlos Beltran, general …

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 22, 2020

Royals sign veteran OF Alex Gordon to $4M contract for 2020

The Kansas City Royals signed outfielder Alex Gordon to a $4 million contract for next season, giving the rebuilding club a veteran presence in what is expected to be a …

UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 18, 2020

Larry Stone: Astros’ cheating, fallout compromise Major League Baseball’s credibility like steroids scandal once did

Pitchers and catchers report for spring training in a month, which usually is cause for celebration. But the carnage from baseball’s cheating scandal continues to grow, casting a pall on …

AP source: Twins, 3B Josh Donaldson agree to $92M, 4-year deal

The Minnesota Twins and 2015 AL MVP Josh Donaldson have agreed to a four-year contract, a person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press

Red Sox manager Alex Cora fired in sign-stealing scandal

Alex Cora has already been identified as a ringleader in an illegal system of sign stealing when he was with the Houston Astros.

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 14, 2020

Tim Dahlberg: Houston Astros get the punishment, Los Angeles Dodgers pay the price

AJ Hinch won’t be managing in the big leagues any time soon, if at all. Alex Cora will soon join him in the unemployment line, and it’s hard to believe …