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MLB Baseball News

Jan 19

2018 Fantasy Baseball Draft Prep: Shortstop Tiers 1.0

Relax. It’s not so bad anymore. Though a relative wasteland just 3-4 years ago, an influx of talent has redeemed shortstop to the point it’s not a slam dunk that multi-eligible players like Alex Bregman and Marwin Gonzalez should be started there. Don’t get me wrong: It’s still weak –

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Jan 19

MLB notebook: Pirates sign Rivero to four-year deal

Not everyone is trying to leave the rebuilding Pittsburgh Pirates, as the team announced Thursday that it signed closer Felipe Rivero to a four-year, $22.5 million contract extension. The agreement for the 26-year-old left-hander runs through 2021 and…

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Jan 19

Rangers sign 3 to minor deals with spring training invites

The Rangers have signed three more players to minor league contracts that include invitations to major league spring training. Texas announced Thursday that it has signed catcher Curt Casali and re-signed outfielder Jose Cardona and right-hander Tayle…

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Jan 18

AP source: Baseball players reject pitch clock, mound limits

The players’ association rejected Major League Baseball’s proposal to institute 20-second pitch clocks and limits on mound visits, a move that dares management to unilaterally impose the changes designed to speed pace of games. Union head Tony Clark and deputy general counsel Matt Nussbaum informed

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Jan 18

Rockies pitcher Kyle Freeland returns to his Denver elementary school, brightening the day for students and teachers

Susan Freeland wasn’t prepared for the emotions that rushed over her Thursday morning when her son, Kyle, walked into the gymnasium at Holm Elementary School. “I didn’t expect that, not at all,” she said. “As many times as I’ve seen Kyle here at this school, and as many times as I’ve

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Jan 18

Dombrowski: Red Sox prepared to go to camp without new bat

The Boston Red Sox may head to spring training without the middle-of-the-lineup hitter they have been seeking since David Ortiz retired at the end of the 2016 season. After saying all winter that he would like a big bat to address the power outage that…

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Jan 18

Kendrick, Nationals finalize $7 million, 2-year contract

Outfielder Howie Kendrick and the Washington Nationals have finalized their $7 million, two-year contract. With Bryce Harper, Adam Eaton and Michael A. Taylor the favorites to earn the starting spots in the outfield and Victor Robles another possibili…

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Jan 18

MLB’s plan on how they can make baseball games at least 10 minutes shorter

Major League Baseball plans to implement a pitch clock and stricter rules on mound visits in the 2018 season, according to a memo obtained by Yahoo Sports that outlines the changes with the MLB Players Association expected to reject an agreement the le…

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Jan 18

Kendrick, Nationals finalize $7 million, 2-year contract

WASHINGTON (AP) — Outfielder Howie Kendrick and the Washington Nationals have finalized their $7 million, two-year contract.

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Jan 18

Mets finalize 1-year deal with 1B Adrian Gonzalez

NEW YORK (AP) — Adrian Gonzalez vows to have a quiet voice with the New York Mets.

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Jan 18

Dombrowski: Red Sox aren’t avoiding J.D. Martinez because Harper, Machado loom

Dave Dombrowski says the Red Sox haven’t avoided a major signing in hopes of making a bigger splash for Bryce Harper or Manny Machado in 2019.

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Jan 18

Rockies’ versatile Pat Valaika ready to play any position, including first base

Pat Valaika prides himself on being the Rockies’ ever-ready utility player. As spring training nears, he’s willing to expand that role to include first base, if called upon. “I would anticipate getting some time over there,” Valaika said Thursday. “I’m in the role where almost any position

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Jan 18

CC Sabathia likes the Yankees being a ‘hated team’ again

CC Sabathia enjoyed a career resurgence last season, and is ready for the Yankees to be the villains in 2018.

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Jan 18

Felipe Rivero finalizes $22M, 4-year deal with Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Felipe Rivero admits he was a little surprised when Pittsburgh Pirates parted with established stars Gerrit Cole and Andrew McCutchen over the last week, part of a roster reset the club insists is not to be confused with an actual reb…

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Jan 18

MLB players will reject pace of play proposal

The players plan to reject Rob Manfred’s pitch clock proposals, but he’s going to move forward with them anyway.

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Jan 18

Hochman: Yadi tells Cubs catcher to ‘respect the ranks!’

Catchers don’t mask. Catchers are prideful people, and within the fraternity lately, backstops haven’t stopped sharing their opinions. One of the younger members of the fraternity is Willson Contreras of the Cubs. He is good at catching. Last year, he hit 21 homers and 21 doubles in 377 at-bats

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