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Giants manager Bruce Bochy to retire after season

Baseball / MLB Feb 19, 2019

Giants manager Bruce Bochy to retire after season

Bruce Bochy has always managed with his gut. Those same instincts told him it's nearly time to retire. Bochy announced Monday this will be his last season managing the San Francisco Giants, his 25th in all as a big league manager. He told the team before ...

Ohtani hoping to begin hitting off tee next week

Baseball / MLB Feb 18, 2019

Ohtani hoping to begin hitting off tee next week

Shohei Ohtani hopes to hit off a tee next week for the first time since Tommy John surgery. "That's the thought, but I'm not trying to rush myself," the two-way Los Angeles Angels star said through an interpreter Sunday. The AL Rookie of the Year had ...

Ichiro back in Mariners camp at 45

Baseball / MLB Feb 17, 2019

Ichiro back in Mariners camp at 45

Ichiro Suzuki fluidly went through a variety of stretches on the floor in the Seattle Mariners clubhouse even before going onto the field. Once outside, he smoothly went through fielding, hitting and baserunning drills. At 45 and in spring training again, Ichiro is working toward ...

Luis Severino, Yankees agree to deal

Baseball / MLB Feb 16, 2019

Luis Severino, Yankees agree to deal

Right-hander Luis Severino avoided an arbitration hearing with the New York Yankees, agreeing Friday to a $40 million, four-year contract. Severino's deal includes a team option for 2023 that could make the agreement worth $52.25 million for five seasons. If the option is not exercised, ...

Padres continue pursuit of free agent Machado

Baseball / MLB Feb 15, 2019

Padres continue pursuit of free agent Machado

The San Diego Padres have doubled down on their pursuit of free agent infielder Manny Machado. Padres general manager A.J. Preller flew to Miami last week to have a second meeting with Machado, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. Multiple media outlets subsequently confirmed ...