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Mon Nov 1204:15MLB All-Stars visit Hiroshima Peace Memorial ParkMitch HanigerRFMarinersFree Agent
Kenta MaedaSPDodgersFree Agent
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly and Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Kenta Maeda were among the members of Major League Baseball's All-Star tour of Japan who visited the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on Monday.Mattingly laid a wreath at the cenotaph in the park which commemorates the victims of the atomic bombings in 1945.The MLB All-Stars are in Japan for a six-game exhibition series against Japan's national team. Game 4 will be on Tuesday in Hiroshima, marking the first time MLB has played in the city."Personally, it's humbling to stand in front of the memorial and also an honor to be here as part of MLB to represent our game and bring our two countries and two leagues together to be able play in this great city," Mattingly said.Mitch Haniger of the Seattle Mariners joined Mattingly and Maeda at the visit.The U.S. bombing of Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945 killed 140,000 people and was followed three days later by another bombing of Nagasaki, which killed an estima... [More]
Mon Nov 1203:45MLB All-Stars visit Hiroshima Peace Memorial ParkMitch HanigerRFMarinersFree Agent
Kenta MaedaSPDodgersFree Agent
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly and Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Kenta Maeda were among the members of Major League Baseball's All-Star tour of Japan who visited the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on Monday.Mattingly laid a wreath at the cenotaph in the park which commemorates the victims of the atomic bombings in 1945.The MLB All-Stars are in Japan for a six-game exhibition series against Japan's national team. Game 4 will be on Tuesday in Hiroshima, marking the first time MLB has played in the city."Personally, it's humbling to stand in front of the memorial and also an honor to be here as part of MLB to represent our game and bring our two countries and two leagues together to be able play in this great city," Mattingly said.Mitch Haniger of the Seattle Mariners joined Mattingly and Maeda at the visit.The U.S. bombing of Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945 killed 140,000 people and was followed three days later by another bombing of Nagasaki, which killed an estima... [More]
Sun Nov 1111:55It's a girl for model Kate Upton, Astro Justin VerlanderJustin VerlanderSPAstrosFree Agent
HOUSTON (AP) — It's a girl for supermodel Kate Upton and her husband Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander.Upton used her Instagram site to announce the birth of the couple's first child — Genevieve Upton Verlander — and the date Nov. 7. The site features a black-and-white photo of an infant with her hand to her mouth.Further details about the baby and where the child was born weren't released.Upton and Verlander wed last November in Italy, after the pitching ace helped the Astros win their first World Series. Upton in July announced the pregnancy, also on Instagram, in a post with the hashtag "pregnant in Miami."
Sun Nov 1110:55It's a girl for model Kate Upton, Astro Justin VerlanderJustin VerlanderSPAstrosFree Agent
HOUSTON (AP) — It's a girl for supermodel Kate Upton and her husband Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander.Upton used her Instagram site to announce the birth of the couple's first child — Genevieve Upton Verlander — and the date Nov. 7. The site features a black-and-white photo of an infant with her hand to her mouth.Further details about the baby and where the child was born weren't released.Upton and Verlander wed last November in Italy, after the pitching ace helped the Astros win their first World Series. Upton in July announced the pregnancy, also on Instagram, in a post with the hashtag "pregnant in Miami."
Fri Nov 923:34Dodgers release veteran 2B Chase Utley so he can retireChase Utley2BDodgersFree Agent
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chase Utley has been released by the Los Angeles Dodgers so he can officially retire after 16 years in the major leagues.The veteran second baseman said in July he would retire at season's end in order to be a full-time dad to his two young sons. He turns 40 next month.Utley played his first 13-plus seasons with Philadelphia, where he was a key member of the 2008 World Series championship team. He helped the Phillies win five straight NL East titles from 2007-11.The six-time All-Star was traded to the Dodgers in 2015, where he was a valued clubhouse presence while his on-field role was reduced to part-time.Utley hit .275 with 259 home runs and 1,885 hits in his career. He also was hit by pitches 204 times.The Dodgers made the move Friday.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Fri Nov 922:44Dodgers release veteran 2B Chase Utley so he can retireChase Utley2BDodgersFree Agent
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chase Utley has been released by the Los Angeles Dodgers so he can officially retire after 16 years in the major leagues.The veteran second baseman said in July he would retire at season's end in order to be a full-time dad to his two young sons. He turns 40 next month.Utley played his first 13-plus seasons with Philadelphia, where he was a key member of the 2008 World Series championship team. He helped the Phillies win five straight NL East titles from 2007-11.The six-time All-Star was traded to the Dodgers in 2015, where he was a valued clubhouse presence while his on-field role was reduced to part-time.Utley hit .275 with 259 home runs and 1,885 hits in his career. He also was hit by pitches 204 times.The Dodgers made the move Friday.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Fri Nov 919:44Twins' Joe Mauer retiring after 15 seasonsJoe Mauer1BTwinsFree Agent
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 it was," Mauer wrote in a full-page ad that will run Sunday in the Minneapolis Star Tribune and St. Paul Pioneer Press. "Because of you I can leave the game I love with a full and grateful heart."Mauer's eight-year, $184 million contract expired the day after the World Series ended, creating a natural parting from the game he grew up with in St. Paul, less than 10 miles from the downtown Minneapolis ballparks he called home with the Twins."The decision came down to my health and my family," Mauer wrote. "The risk of a concussion is always there, and I was reminded of that this season when I missed 30 games as a result of diving for a foul ball. That's all it took this time around and it was ... [More]
Fri Nov 919:04Twins' Joe Mauer retiring after 15 seasonsJoe Mauer1BTwinsFree Agent
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 it was," Mauer wrote in a full-page ad that will run Sunday in the Minneapolis Star Tribune. "Because of you I can leave the game I love with a full and grateful heart."Mauer's eight-year, $184 million contract expired the day after the World Series ended, creating a natural parting from the game he grew up with in St. Paul, less than 10 miles from the downtown Minneapolis ballparks he called home with the Twins."The decision came down to my health and my family," Mauer wrote. "The risk of a concussion is always there, and I was reminded of that this season when I missed 30 games as a result of diving for a foul ball. That's all it took this time around and it was all I need to bring me back... [More]
Fri Nov 918:34Report: Twins' Joe Mauer retiring after 15 seasonsJoe Mauer1BTwinsFree Agent
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Twins star Joe Mauer has decided to retire after 15 seasons.The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported Friday that Mauer has taken out an ad in its Sunday paper to announce his retirement. The newspaper reported that Mauer, who missed significant time this season with a concussion, says in the ad that his decision "came down to my health and my family.""Thank you, Minnesota Twins, and thank you, fans, for making my career as special and memorable as it was," Mauer writes in the ad, the Star Tribune reported. "Because of you I can leave the game I love with a full and grateful heart."Mauer is 35 and his eight-year, $184 million contract expired after this season.Mauer's adviser, Ron Shapiro, declined to comment on the report."I will let Joe confirm that when he is prepared to confirm it," Shapiro told The Associated Press.A Twins spokesman didn't immediately respond to messages.In his 15 major league seasons, Mauer has appeared in six All-Star games, won three ... [More]
Fri Nov 917:44Rosenthal could earn $30M over 2 years as Nats closerSean DoolittleRPNationalsFree Agent
Trevor RosenthalRPNationalsFree Agent
WASHINGTON (AP) — Trevor Rosenthal could earn $30 million over two years if he becomes the Washington Nationals' closer and regularly finishes games.Coming back from Tommy John surgery, Rosenthal finalized a one-year contract this week that guarantees him $7 million.The deal announced last weekend includes a $6 million salary for next season and a $10 million mutual option for 2020 with a $1 million buyout to be paid if the team declines the option. There also is a $15 million conditional player option for 2020 that Rosenthal can exercise if he has 50 games pitched or 30 games finished next year.Rosenthal can earn $500,000 each for 25, 30, 35 and 40 games pitched next year, $1 million apiece for 45 and 50, $1 million each for 20, 30 and 40 games finished, and $2 million apiece for 50 and 60. There is an $8 million maximum.If the mutual option for 2020 is exercised, he could earn $6 million in performances that year for games finished: $2 million each for 30, 40 and 50.He would get a ... [More]
Fri Nov 911:54Marlins catcher Realmuto not distracted by trade rumorsJ.T. RealmutoCMarlinsFree Agent
TOKYO (AP) — Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto isn't letting trade rumors become a distraction either at home or in Japan, where he is currently part of an MLB All-Star tour.Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill has dismissed talk about trading Realmuto, but the catcher's agent, Jeff Berry, predicted his client will be with a different team by spring training."It's not a discussion for me to have, honestly," Realmuto said Friday. "It's not my decision whether I get traded or not. It's up to the Marlins. Whatever they want to do with me, that's up to them. So for me, there is really no discussion to be had. My job is to show up and play baseball."Hill declined to say whether Realmuto informed the Marlins he won't sign a long-term contract with them.The Astros, Angels, Athletics, Braves, Mets and Nationals are among the teams seeking an upgrade behind the plate."To be honest, I am trying not to think about that too much right now," Realmuto said. "I'm just out here tr... [More]
Fri Nov 905:28Marlins catcher Realmuto not distracted by trade rumorsJ.T. RealmutoCMarlinsFree Agent
TOKYO (AP) — Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto isn't letting trade rumors become a distraction either at home or in Japan, where he is currently part of an MLB All-Star tour.Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill has dismissed talk about trading Realmuto, but his agent, Jeff Berry, predicted that his client will be with a different team by spring training."It's not a discussion for me to have, honestly," Realmuto said Friday. "It's not my decision whether I get traded or not. It's up to the Marlins. Whatever they want to do with me, that's up to them. So for me, there is really no discussion to be had. My job is to show up and play baseball."Hill declined to say whether Realmuto informed the Marlins he won't sign a long-term contract with them.The Astros, Angels, A's, Braves, Mets and Nationals are among the teams seeking an upgrade behind the plate."To be honest, I am trying not to think about that too much right now," Realmuto said. "I'm just out here trying to hav... [More]
Thu Nov 819:48No MLB rule changes likely until eve of spring trainingGuillermo HerediaLFRaysFree Agent
Mallex SmithLFMarinersFree Agent
Mike ZuninoCRaysFree Agent
CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Major League Baseball and its players' union likely will not decide until the eve of spring training whether to change rules in an effort to increase action on the field next year.Deputy Commissioner Dan Halem said Thursday as the annual general managers' meetings ended that there was no consensus for change yet. More discussions will take place when owners gather next week in Atlanta, the union's executive board convenes in late November and major league executives go to Las Vegas for the winter meetings in mid-December.Topics being discussed include the increased use of defensive shifts, the decrease in innings thrown by starting pitchers and technology that aids sign stealing. A possible 20-second pitch clock and alterations to rules for waivers, trade deadlines and disabled lists also are being talked about by a tradition-bound sport resistant to change."We're an entertainment product. Certainly, we want to play the game in a way that's compelling for our ... [More]
Thu Nov 818:08Arbitration: Schebler, Bush short; Edwards, Biagini make itJoe BiaginiSPBlue JaysFree Agent
Matthew BoydSPTigersFree Agent
Matt BushSPRangersFree Agent
Eddie ButlerSPRangersFree Agent
Byron BuxtonCFTwinsFree Agent
Curt CasaliCRedsFree Agent
Adam ConleySPMarlinsFree Agent
Matt DavidsonDHWhite SoxFree Agent
Alex DickersonLFPadresFree Agent
Brandon Drury3BBlue JaysFree Agent
Ryan DullRPAthleticsFree Agent
Carl Edwards Jr.RPCubsFree Agent
Michael FulmerSPTigersFree Agent
Nick GoodyRPIndiansFree Agent
Júnior GuerraRPBrewersFree Agent
Austin HedgesCPadresFree Agent
Travis JankowskiCFPadresFree Agent
Max KeplerRFTwinsFree Agent
Jacob LindgrenRPBravesFree Agent
Sean ManaeaSPAthleticsFree Agent
Jefry Marte1B/3BAngelsFree Agent
Ketel Marte2BDiamondbacksFree Agent
José PerazaSSRedsFree Agent
Carlos PérezCRangersFree Agent
Kevin PlaweckiCMetsFree Agent
Scott ScheblerRFRedsFree Agent
Luis SeverinoSPYankeesFree Agent
Blake SwihartCRed SoxFree Agent
Trea TurnerSSNationalsFree Agent
Tony WoltersCRockiesFree Agent
CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Cincinnati outfielder Scott Schebler and Texas pitcher Matt Bush just missed the cutoff for salary arbitration eligibility, while Chicago Cubs pitcher Carl Edwards Jr. and Toronto pitcher Joe Biagini earned the final spots.The Major League Baseball Players Association said Thursday the cutoff for eligibility this winter is 2 years, 134 days of major league service, up from 2 years, 123 days last year. The top 22 percent of players by service time with at least two years but less than three are eligible for arbitration as long as they had at least 86 days this year. They join the older group of 3- to 6-year players.Players and teams are scheduled to exchange proposed salaries on Jan. 11, and hearings for those lacking agreements will be scheduled for Jan. 28 to Feb. 15 in St. Petersburg, Florida.Twenty-five players are eligible as so-called super-2s. New York Yankees pitcher Luis Severino tops the list of service time at 2 years, 170 days, and the group also in... [More]
Thu Nov 818:08Willie McCovey remembered for humility and care for othersNick HundleyCGiantsFree Agent
Buster PoseyCGiantsFree Agent
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Aside from that fearsome left-handed swing everybody knew, Willie McCovey provided an example of humility in how he lived for many of his San Francisco Giants teammates year after year."McCovey was our leader," Gaylord Perry said as his fellow Hall of Famer was remembered in a celebration of his life Thursday at AT&T Park.McCovey died Oct. 31 at age 80 after suffering from ongoing health issues.Hall of Famers, former teammates and winners of the Willie Mac Award named for him attended on a picture-perfect day. McCovey's 44 was written into the infield dirt next to his position at first base.The San Francisco Fire Department paid tribute with a spraying show from a boat in his namesake McCovey Cove in the bay beyond the right-field arcade. Bouquets of flowers were left on McCovey's statue across the water.A first baseman and left fielder who won NL Rookie of the Year in 1959 and MVP 10 years later, McCovey was a .270 career hitter with 521 home runs and 1,555 ... [More]
Thu Nov 817:28Jung Ho Kang stays with Pirates for to $3M, 1-year dealJung Ho Kang3BPiratesFree Agent
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jung Ho Kang is staying with the Pittsburgh Pirates.Pittsburgh and the third baseman agreed Thursday to a $3 million, one-year contract that includes $2.5 million in performance bonuses based on plate appearances: $625,000 each for 200, 300, 400 and 500. The deal was announced a week after Pittsburgh declined a $5.5 million club option for Kang, triggering a $250,000 buyout."We feel that bringing Jung Ho back in 2019 will make us better as he will have the ability to make a positive impact on our lineup," general manager Neal Huntington said in a statement. "Competition and options are important to any organization and this signing provides us with both."Kang was a star in his native South Korea when the Pirates signed him to an $11 million, four-year deal in January 2015. He finished third in NL Rookie of the Year balloting after hitting 15 homers and driving in 58 runs in 2015, when Pittsburgh won 98 games. It would be the high point of Kang's time with the Pirates.The 31-year-old Kang didn't play in the U.S. between September 2016 and June 2018 because of visa issues connected to three DUI arrests in South Korea. He made it back to the majors with Pittsburgh in September and went 2 for 6 during the final weekend of the season.As in Kang's previous deal, the Pirates must allow him to become a free agent at the end of the contract.___More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Thu Nov 816:38Mallex Smith dealt to Mariners by Rays for Zunino, HerediaDee GordonCFMarinersFree Agent
Guillermo HerediaLFRaysFree Agent
Mallex SmithLFMarinersFree Agent
Mike ZuninoCRaysFree Agent
SEATTLE (AP) — Mallex Smith was made a promise by Seattle general manager Jerry Dipoto when he was acquired for a second time by the Mariners after an initial tenure that lasted less than two hours."Dipoto didn't guarantee anything, but he said I at least have 78 minutes," Smith joked. "We'll see."Smith is back with the Mariners as part of a five-player deal between Seattle and Tampa Bay on Thursday that landed the Rays catcher Mike Zunino and outfielder Guillermo Heredia.The swap continued a lengthy trade history between the teams and came as a surprise to Zunino, who said he had recent conversations with Seattle manager Scott Servais looking ahead to 2019."I was shocked. To see your name in trade talks, let alone this early in the offseason, was beyond my expectations," Zunino said.Smith, 25, stole a career-best 40 bases this year and was caught 12 times. He hit .296, tied for the major league lead with 10 triples and had 40 RBIs. He is not eligible for free agency until after the ... [More]
Thu Nov 816:38Sanchez has shoulder surgery, Sabathia to retire after '19Didi GregoriusSSYankeesFree Agent
Gary SánchezCYankeesFree Agent
CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Months before the start of spring training, the New York Yankees' injury list is lengthening.Catcher Gary Sanchez had surgery on his left shoulder Thursday, which could slow him during spring training but is not likely to keep him out of the lineup on opening day."His shoulder has bothered him off and on since '17," Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Wednesday. "He's been treated conservatively with it. He had an injection towards the end of '17. He had two in '18. He just resumed workouts and still felt a little bit lingering from it."Cashman made the announcement at the general managers' meetings, hours after the Yankees finalized an $8 million, one-year contract with CC Sabathia. The 38-year-old left-hander said 2019 will be his final season.New York announced last month that Didi Gregorius will miss much of next season after Tommy John surgery to repair a torn ligament in the shortstop's right elbow.An All-Star in 2017 who slumped badly this year, ... [More]
Thu Nov 814:58Jung Ho Kang stays with Pirates for to $3M, 1-year dealJung Ho Kang3BPiratesFree Agent
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jung Ho Kang is staying with the Pittsburgh Pirates.Pittsburgh and the third baseman agreed Thursday to a $3 million, one-year contract that includes $2.5 million in performance bonuses. The deal was announced a week after Pittsburgh declined a $5.5 million club option for Kang, triggering a $250,000 buyout."We feel that bringing Jung Ho back in 2019 will make us better as he will have the ability to make a positive impact on our lineup," general manager Neal Huntington said in a statement. "Competition and options are important to any organization and this signing provides us with both."Kang was a star in his native South Korea when the Pirates signed him to an $11 million, four-year deal in January 2015. He finished third in NL Rookie of the Year balloting after hitting 15 homers and driving in 58 runs in 2015, when Pittsburgh won 98 games. It would be the high point of Kang's time with the Pirates.The 31-year-old Kang didn't play in the U.S. between September 2016 and June 2018 because of visa issues connected to three DUI arrests in South Korea. He made it back to the majors with Pittsburgh in September and went 2 for 6 during the final weekend of the season.___More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Thu Nov 814:48Mallex Smith dealt to Mariners by Rays for Zunino, HerediaDee GordonCFMarinersFree Agent
Guillermo HerediaLFRaysFree Agent
Mallex SmithLFMarinersFree Agent
Mike ZuninoCRaysFree Agent
SEATTLE (AP) — Mallex Smith was made a promise by Seattle general manager Jerry Dipoto when he was acquired for a second time by the Mariners after an initial tenure that lasted less than two hours."Dipoto didn't guarantee anything, but he said I at least have 78 minutes," Smith joked. "We'll see."Smith is back with the Mariners as part of a five-player deal between Seattle and Tampa Bay on Thursday that landed the Rays catcher Mike Zunino and outfielder Guillermo Heredia.The swap continued a lengthy trade history between the teams and came as a surprise to Zunino, who said he had recent conversations with Seattle manager Scott Servais looking ahead to 2019."I was shocked. To see your name in trade talks, let alone this early in the offseason, was beyond my expectations," Zunino said.Smith, 25, stole a career-best 40 bases this year and was caught 12 times. He hit .296, tied for the major league lead with 10 triples and had 40 RBIs. He is not eligible for free agency until after the ... [More]
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