Jan 26, 2016

Mets set to retire Piazza's No. 31

Mike Piazza’s No. 31 will be retired by the New York Mets this summer. The Mets said Monday the number will be retired July 30 before a game against Colorado, part of the weekend celebrating the catcher, who will be inducted into baseball’s Hall ...

Jan 23, 2016

Mets retain star slugger Cespedes

Slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is returning to the New York Mets. A person familiar with the deal said the star free agent and the National League champions agreed Friday night to a three-year contract for $75 million. The 30-year-old Cespedes can opt out of ...

Marlins give Fernandez big raise

Jan 16, 2016

Marlins give Fernandez big raise

Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez avoided arbitration by agreeing to a $2.8 million contract for 2016, a big increase over his salary of $651,000 last year. The Marlins’ other five arbitration-eligible players also reached one-year deals, the team said Friday. Fernandez returned from Tommy ...

Nats reach agreement with infielder Murphy

Dec 25, 2015

Nats reach agreement with infielder Murphy

Second baseman Daniel Murphy and the Washington Nationals have agreed to a three-year, $37.5 million contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told AP. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday night because the agreement, first reported by ESPN, was subject to a ...

Dec 19, 2015

Mets give Colon one-year contract

Fan favorite Bartolo Colon and the Mets on Friday finalized a $7.25 million, one-year contract that will keep the pitcher in New York for a third year. “I’ve had a great experience in New York,” Colon said through a translator. “The fans are great, ...

Dec 5, 2015

Mets GM to begin chemotherapy

The New York Mets say general manager Sandy Alderson has cancer and will begin chemotherapy this week. Chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon said in a statement Friday the cancer is “very treatable” and doctors are “optimistic about his full recovery.” The team did not ...

Royals stage late rally to win World Series

Nov 2, 2015

Royals stage late rally to win World Series

They worked all season to take one more step in the World Series. Eric Hosmer wouldn’t wait any longer. Hosmer’s daring dash forced extra innings, and those bound-and-determined Kansas City Royals rallied yet again to beat the New York Mets 7-2 in 12 innings ...

Royals rally to take Game 4

Nov 1, 2015

Royals rally to take Game 4

A charmed October for Eric Hosmer and the Kansas City Royals ended with one more comeback. Now, a win in November and they’ll be World Series champions. Second baseman Daniel Murphy’s error on Hosmer’s grounder in the eighth inning keyed another rally by the ...

Mets crush Royals, cut deficit to 2-1

Oct 31, 2015

Mets crush Royals, cut deficit to 2-1

Two balls launched over the wall, one fired over an opponent’s head and just like that, David Wright and the New York Mets are right back in this World Series. Wright homered and drove in four runs, Curtis Granderson also connected and rookie Noah ...

Royals take 2-0 Series lead

Oct 29, 2015

Royals take 2-0 Series lead

Following the final out, after Johnny Cueto completed his two-hitter, several hundred fans remained in Kauffman Stadium, wanting one more look at the Kansas City Royals. The next time they see Eric Hosmer and his teammates may be in a parade. After smothering the ...

Royals edge Mets in Game 1

Oct 28, 2015

Royals edge Mets in Game 1

An inside-the-park home run. A power failure that blacked out the TV audience. Crazy bounces, great plays and key errors. The longest World Series opener ever had a little bit of everything. And more than five hours after they began, Alcides Escobar and the ...

Oct 27, 2015

Volquez, Harvey to start Game 1

The Royals will send Edinson Volquez to the mound in Game 1 of the World Series, choosing their most consistent starter to lead things off against the New York Mets. The more volatile Johnny Cueto will go in Game 2. Royals manager Ned Yost ...