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Trout claims second AL MVP award; Bryant wins NL honor

Nov 18, 2016

Trout claims second AL MVP award; Bryant wins NL honor

While the Los Angeles Angels stumbled, Mike Trout soared again. Just too good to ignore. Trout won the AL MVP award Thursday for the second time in three years, and Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant was voted NL MVP in balloting by the ...

Nationals' Scherzer, Red Sox hurler Porcello win Cy Young Awards

Nov 17, 2016

Nationals' Scherzer, Red Sox hurler Porcello win Cy Young Awards

Max Scherzer celebrated aboard a boat off the British Virgin Islands, doused by college pals on a floating party. Rick Porcello enjoyed the moment at his parents’ home in New Jersey, surrounded by family, friends and a few bottles of wine. As for Justin ...

Nov 15, 2016

Seager, Fulmer named top rookies

Corey Seager won the NL Rookie of the Year award unanimously. Michael Fulmer took the AL honor — and that vote wasn’t all that close, either. Seager and Fulmer were announced as the winners Monday night, when votes from the Baseball Writers’ Association of ...

Braves reach deal with Colon

Nov 12, 2016

Braves reach deal with Colon

The Atlanta Braves are getting older in their starting rotation next season. A lot, lot older. Not content to add one 40-something starter, the Braves made it two by agreeing to terms with 43-year-old Bartolo Colon, a person familiar with the situation told AP ...

Knuckleballer Dickey reaches deal with Braves

Nov 11, 2016

Knuckleballer Dickey reaches deal with Braves

R.A. Dickey was won over by an Atlanta Braves sales team that included two Hall of Famers, including a fellow knuckleballer. Dickey said he knew the Braves would be a good fit after meeting in Nashville, Tennessee, with a group that included manager Brian ...

Nov 10, 2016

Pitcher Fernandez posthumously wins NL comeback award

Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez, who died in a boating accident in September, was voted the National League comeback player of the year by his peers in the annual Players Choice Awards of the Major League Baseball Players Association on Wednesday. Fernandez was the ...

Nov 10, 2016

MLB players' union fires arbitrator Horowitz: source

A person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press that the baseball players’ union has fired arbitrator Fredric Horowitz. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the firing was not publicly announced. Dan Halem, Major League Baseball’s chief legal officer, informed ...

Verlander, Cabrera, Sale could be available on trade market

Nov 9, 2016

Verlander, Cabrera, Sale could be available on trade market

Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander and slugger Miguel Cabrera could be available for the right price. The Chicago White Sox might be prepared to deal Chris Sale, too. Not even a week has passed since the Chicago Cubs won their first World Series title ...

2016 Gold Glove winners unveiled

Nov 9, 2016

2016 Gold Glove winners unveiled

Catch this: Buster Posey is the new Gold Glove backstop in the National League. The San Francisco Giants star unseated Yadier Molina behind the plate Tuesday when Rawlings announced its annual honors for fielding excellence. Posey was picked as the NL catcher, ending Molina’s ...

Nov 8, 2016

Rockies give new manager Black a three-year deal

Bud Black really has no radical or revolutionary ideas about how to reliably pitch in the thin air at Coors Field. Just an age-old concept. “You know what works here? Good pitching and making pitches and getting outs,” Black said Monday after being introduced ...

Nov 6, 2016

Cespedes opts out of Mets deal

Yoenis Cespedes opted out of the remaining two years of his contract with the New York Mets on Saturday to become a free agent again. Acquired by the Mets from Detroit at the July 31 trade deadline in 2015, Cespedes had 17 home runs ...

Nov 5, 2016

Former S.F. Giant Orsino dies at 78

John Orsino, one of the San Francisco players who hit a record-tying five home runs in a 12-run ninth inning in a 1961 game at Cincinnati, has died. He was 78. Orsino died Tuesday in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, following a lengthy illness. A ...