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Shohei Ohtani visits former Fighters teammates at spring camp

Baseball / MLB Feb 10, 2019

Shohei Ohtani visits former Fighters teammates at spring camp

Shohei Ohtani took a break from his rehabilitation program on Saturday to visit his former Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters teammates in Arizona. The slugging Los Angeles Angels pitcher and American League rookie of the year is entering his second major league season since the Fighters ...

No DH changes for 2019 season

Baseball / MLB Feb 9, 2019

No DH changes for 2019 season

Don't look for a National League designated hitter this year or for new anti-tanking rules in June's amateur draft. Commissioner Rob Manfred said Friday that management is focused on pace-of-game changes for 2019 and bolder ideas proposed by the players' association are too complex to ...

Marlins deal catcher J.T. Realmuto  to Philadelphia for three players

Baseball / MLB Feb 8, 2019

Marlins deal catcher J.T. Realmuto to Philadelphia for three players

In October, J.T. Realmuto's agent predicted the Miami Marlins' All-Star catcher would be with another team by spring training. He was right. Realmuto was traded Thursday to the Philadelphia Phillies for catcher Jorge Alfaro, two pitching prospects and international signing bonus pool allocation. Along with Alfaro, the ...

Giants latest team to join Bryce Harper sweepstakes

Baseball / MLB Feb 7, 2019

Giants latest team to join Bryce Harper sweepstakes

The latest team to join the Bryce Harper sweepstakes is the San Francisco Giants, according to a multiple reports on Wednesday. Highly sought free agent outfielder reportedly met with Giants executives this week, putting San Francisco in the mix with the Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago White ...

Baseball Hall of Fame president Jeff Idelson to retire

Baseball / MLB Feb 5, 2019

Baseball Hall of Fame president Jeff Idelson to retire

Baseball Hall of Fame president Jeff Idelson plans to retire after the annual induction ceremony in July. The Hall made the announcement Monday. The 54-year-old Idelson succeeded Dale Petroskey as Hall president in 2008. Idelson joined the staff in 1994 as director of public relations ...