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/ Feb 22, 2017

Wieters, Nationals agree to deal

Wieters has played his entire career in the AL with the Baltimore Orioles after being taken with the No. 5 overall pick in the 2007 amateur draft. The defending NL East champion Nationals had opened spring training — the first official full-squad workout was ...

Ichiro suffers knee bruise after collision

/ Feb 22, 2017

Ichiro suffers knee bruise after collision

Miami Marlins outfielder Ichiro Suzuki suffered a bruised right knee after a minor outfield collision with a teammate during spring training on Tuesday. Ichiro, who last August became the 30th player in history to reach 3,000 career hits in the majors, collided with non-roster ...

Weaver signs with Padres after 11 years with Angels

/ Feb 19, 2017

Weaver signs with Padres after 11 years with Angels

Right-hander Jered Weaver has agreed to a $3 million, one-year deal with the San Diego Padres after 11 seasons with the Los Angeles Angels. Weaver and the Padres confirmed the long-anticipated deal Saturday, pending a physical. The 34-year-old Weaver had spent his entire career ...

Tanaka 'honored' to be Yankees' Opening Day starter

/ Feb 16, 2017

Tanaka 'honored' to be Yankees' Opening Day starter

New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka said Wednesday he was honored to have been selected to start for the team on Opening Day for the third year in a row. The Yankees announced the previous day that the 28-year-old Tanaka would start for the ...

Darvish faces up to do-or-die season with Rangers

/ Feb 15, 2017

Darvish faces up to do-or-die season with Rangers

Texas Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish said Tuesday he finds himself at a crossroads in his career, in a do-or-die situation as the countdown begins to the 2017 major league season. A day before pitchers and catchers were due to report to spring training, the ...

Tanaka named as Yankees' starter for Opening Day

/ Feb 15, 2017

Tanaka named as Yankees' starter for Opening Day

New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka will start for the team on Opening Day for the third year in a row, manager Joe Girardi announced Tuesday. Should Tanaka take the mound as scheduled when the 2017 Major League Baseball season begins April 2, he ...

/ Feb 11, 2017

Fernandez estate faces lawsuits

The families of the two men who were with Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez when his boat crashed into a Miami Beach jetty — killing all three — are suing the All-Star’s estate. Attorney Christopher Royer, who is representing the families of 25-year-old Eduardo ...

/ Feb 10, 2017

Trump in-laws in talks to purchase Marlins: sources

The Kushner family, relatives by marriage to President Donald Trump, is in talks to buy the Miami Marlins from art dealer Jeffrey Loria, according to people familiar with the discussions. The people asked for anonymity because the talks are private. Marlins spokesman P.J. Loyello ...

/ Jan 27, 2017

Former Padres pitching star Randy Jones battling throat cancer

Former MLB star Randy Jones, the 1976 National League Cy Young Award winner, revealed Thursday on the San Diego Padres’ website that he is fighting throat cancer. The 67-year-old left-hander said he was diagnosed with the disease in November and began chemotherapy and radiation ...

/ Jan 27, 2017

Matsui's wife gives birth to second son

Hideki Matsui’s wife gave birth to the couple’s second son earlier this month, the former New York Yankee confirmed Thursday. “He’s doing really well,” Matsui said of his newborn at his New York residence. Matsui’s first son was born in 2013, a year after ...