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No MLB rule changes likely until eve of spring training

Baseball / MLB Nov 9, 2018

No MLB rule changes likely until eve of spring training

Major League Baseball and its players' union likely will not decide until the eve of spring training whether to change rules in an effort to increase action on the field next year. Deputy commissioner Dan Halem said Thursday as the annual general managers' meetings ended ...

Baseball / MLB Nov 9, 2018

Kang Jung-ho stays with Pirates

Kang Jung-ho is staying with the Pittsburgh Pirates after the two parties agreed Thursday to a $3 million, one-year contract that includes $2.5 million in performance bonuses based on plate appearances. The deal was announced a week after Pittsburgh declined a $5.5 million club option ...

CC Sabathia agrees to deal to stay with Yankees

Baseball / MLB Nov 7, 2018

CC Sabathia agrees to deal to stay with Yankees

A person familiar with the negotiations says CC Sabathia is staying with the New York Yankees for an 11th season, agreeing to an $8 million, one-year contract. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the agreement is subject to a successful physical. The ...

Baseball / MLB Nov 6, 2018

George Steinbrenner, Lou Piniella named to Hall of Fame ballot

Late New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, former managers Lou Piniella, Davey Johnson and Charlie Manuel, and six players headed by Lee Smith are on the 10-man ballot for the National Baseball Hall of Fame's Today's Game Era committee to consider next month. Harold Baines, ...

Three Red Sox players earn Gold Gloves

Baseball / MLB Nov 5, 2018

Three Red Sox players earn Gold Gloves

Mookie Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Ian Kinsler have won Gold Gloves for the World Series champion Boston Red Sox. It's the third straight for Betts in right field. Kinsler got his second Gold Glove at second base, and Bradley won for the first time ...

Dodgers keep Clayton Kershaw with $93 million pact

Baseball / MLB Nov 3, 2018

Dodgers keep Clayton Kershaw with $93 million pact

Washington outfielder Bryce Harper and Boston closer Craig Kimbrel were among just seven free agents who received $17.9 million qualifying offers from their former clubs Friday, when Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw agreed to a $93 million, three-year contract rather than test the ...

Shohei Ohtani named Baseball Digest's AL Rookie of the Year

Baseball / MLB Nov 1, 2018

Shohei Ohtani named Baseball Digest's AL Rookie of the Year

Los Angeles Angels rookie Shohei Ohtani was named Baseball Digest's American League Rookie of the Year on Wednesday. Ohtani, 24, received six of the seven first-place votes from the panel belonging to the iconic publication, the oldest baseball magazine in the United States. Atlanta Braves ...

Hall of Famer, S.F. Giants legend Willie McCovey dies at 80

Baseball / MLB Nov 1, 2018

Hall of Famer, S.F. Giants legend Willie McCovey dies at 80

Willie McCovey, the sweet-swinging Hall of Famer nicknamed "Stretch" for his 193-cm height and those long arms, died Wednesday. He was 80. The San Francisco Giants announced McCovey's death, saying the fearsome hitter passed "peacefully" on Wednesday afternoon "after losing his battle with ongoing health ...

Kenta Maeda, Hideki Matsui to appear in MLB All-Star series

Baseball / MLB Oct 29, 2018

Kenta Maeda, Hideki Matsui to appear in MLB All-Star series

Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Kenta Maeda was added Monday to the major league all-star team that will take on Samurai Japan next month, while former New York Yankees outfielder Hideki Matsui was named as a bench coach. With the number of players raised from 28 ...

Dominant Red Sox clinch World Series in five games

Baseball / MLB Oct 29, 2018

Dominant Red Sox clinch World Series in five games

The quest is complete. Yes, these 2018 Red Sox really are that great. David Price proved his postseason mettle, Steve Pearce homered twice and Boston beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 on Sunday to finish off a one-sided World Series in five games. A tormented franchise ...

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