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UPDATED: Fri., March 6, 2020

Christian Yelich stakes future to Brewers with $215M, 9-year deal

Christian Yelich took to Milwaukee so much he staked his long-term future to the Brewers.

Spring Training roundup: Chris Sale has strained elbow, pitching-needy Red Sox sign Collin McHugh

Boston Red Sox star Chris Sale has been diagnosed with a strain in his left elbow and will wait a week before throwing again.

Alex Gordon remains amid Royals rebuild, eager to finish in KC

Alex Gordon remains a key figure for the Kansas City Royals after 13 seasons with the small-market franchise

Boo Who? Astros already paying price, Red Sox await fate

The Houston Astros heard some boos and a few cheating chants when they went on the road to play the Boston Red Sox in a spring training game at Fort …

UPDATED: Thu., March 5, 2020

Groin doesn’t bother Cards’ Kwang Hyun Kim in 2 shutout innings

Kwang Hyun Kim showed no signs of the groin tightness that kept him from making his previously scheduled start, pitching two shutout innings for the St. Louis Cardinals against the …

UPDATED: Thu., March 5, 2020

Larry Stone: Jarred Kelenic, Julio Rodriguez have impressed for Mariners, but let’s tap the brakes

After nearly two weeks in Arizona watching the Mariners go through the rigors of spring training, I am much more optimistic about their 2020 outlook.

UPDATED: Thu., March 5, 2020

AP sources: White Sox, Yoan Moncada agree to $70M, 5-year deal

People with direct knowledge of the negotiations say the Chicago White Sox have agreed to a $70 million, five-year contract with Yoan Moncada, locking up another one of their promising …

UPDATED: Thu., March 5, 2020

Bryce Harper already in midseason form for Phillies

Bryce Harper launched an opposite-field shot for his third homer in two days, prompting a few fans to yell “M-V-P“ as he circled the bases.

MLB reminding teams about sticky substance rules

Major league pitchers have been tinkering with the ball for years in search of an advantage, occasionally breaking major league rules in the process.

Longtime Giants 3B Pablo Sandoval still feeling fans’ love

Longtime San Francisco Giant Pablo Sandoval hopes he can still be a valuable part of the team this season, both on the field and helping younger teammates.

Chris Sale not scheduled for Tommy John surgery – for now

Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale has a flexor strain near his left elbow and will not be scheduled for Tommy John surgery – for now.

Gerrit Cole allows back-to-back homers twice to Travis Demeritte, Miguel Cabrera

New York Yankees ace Gerrit Cole gave up homers on consecutive pitches to Detroit’s Travis Demeritte and Miguel Cabrera in the first inning and then again in the second

Wedding Card: Manager Mike Shildt set to get married on off day

Many major leaguers play golf during off days in spring training. Some go fishing. Or just chill. St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Shildt has other plans: He’s getting married.

Spring standouts: Cleveland’s Franmil Reyes still smashing baseballs in Cactus League

Cleveland’s Franmil Reyes strikes out quite a bit and isn’t a particularly good defensive outfielder. But the Indians slugger is showing once again that he can smash baseballs a long, …

Braves’ Travis d’Arnaud has smooth transition, reunion with Sal Fasano

Travis d’Arnaud is enjoying a smooth transition to Atlanta, where he is expected to share starting time at catcher with Tyler Flowers.

Aaron Judge holds out hope to play in Yanks’ March 26 opener

Aaron Judge has not given up on being ready for the the New York Yankees’ opener at Baltimore on March 26 but still does not know the cause of soreness …

UPDATED: Thu., March 5, 2020

Collin McHugh joins pitching-needy Red Sox

Right-hander Collin McHugh agreed to a $600,000, one-year contract with the pitching-needy Boston Red Sox, a deal that allows him earn up to $4.25 million.

Anthony Rendon, Mookie Betts, Gerrit Cole among baseball’s big offseason movers

It’s been an active offseason for some of baseball’s biggest names.

Spring Training roundup: Dylan Cease pitches 4 crisp innings for Chicago White Sox

Dylan Cease pitched four sharp innings for the Chicago White Sox in a 5-1 win against the Milwaukee Brewers.

MLB wants to ban in-game video, union would allow

Major League Baseball has proposed banning player access to video during games, according to New York Yankees pitcher Zack Britton, but the union wants to allow it with protections that …

Man charged with threatening Rays players, other athletes

A New York sports gambler is facing federal charges in Florida related to threatening social media messages sent to players with the Tampa Bay Rays and other teams. The U.S. …

Astros’ George Springer wants to be more like Michael Brantley

George Springer’s goal for the 2020 season is to be more consistent, just like teammate Michael Brantley

Colorado’s David Dahl looking for first full season

Injuries have limited David Dahl’s playing time during his short career with the Colorado Rockies but he has shown the ability to produce at a high level when healthy, as …

UPDATED: Wed., March 4, 2020

Reds’ Trevor Bauer says tipping pitches for Dodgers all in fun

Trevor Bauer thinks his decision to tip pitches for a Los Angeles Dodgers batter during a spring training game and the resulting attention are good for baseball.

Kole Calhoun right at home in Diamondbacks’ outfield

New Arizona outfielder Kole Calhoun is back home playing for what was his favorite team growing up after signing a two-year, $16 million contract with the Diamondbacks in the offseason.

Christian Yelich stays quiet amid reports of new contract with Brewers

Christian Yelich is staying quiet when it comes to his contract situation with the Milwaukee Brewers.

Aces up: Stephen Strasburg, Max Scherzer help younger Nationals pitchers

It is clear what World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg and three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer can do for Washington when they’re on the mound

UPDATED: Wed., March 4, 2020

Pirates sanitize LECOM Park as proactive measure vs. virus

The Pittsburgh Pirates have given their spring training home a deep clean as a proactive measure after a man in Manatee County tested positive for coronavirus.

Brandon Workman takes to closer’s role with Boston Red Sox

Brandon Workman took to the closer’s role with the Boston Red Sox.

Orioles’ John Means hopes that 2019 success was no fluke

Baltimore Orioles pitcher John Means was an unlikely choice to make the team’s roster last season.