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  • Jed Lowrie expecting to be an everyday player for the Mets

    Jed Lowrie will wear the “super-utility” label for the Mets, but he’s hardly a part-time player. “I have been told that I will be a regular, and that is what I’m going into it thinking,” Lowrie said Wednesday at Citi Field. Mostly a second baseman in recent seasons, the 34-year-old Lowrie, who arrived on a

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  • New Yankee DJ LeMahieu preparing to bring ‘a lot of gloves’

    DJ LeMahieu made it clear he understands what his role is with the Yankees. Asked on a conference call Wednesday about the fact the Yankees have an infield already filled with starters, the Gold Glove second baseman said he “was told to bring a lot of gloves, if that’s any indication.” The 30-year-old LeMahieu signed

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  • MLB notebook: Agent denies $175 million Machado offer

    Hours after ESPN's Buster Olney reported the Chicago White Sox offered Manny Machado a seven-year, $175 million deal, Machado's agent referred to the report as "inaccurate and reckless" on Wednesday.

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  • Mets need one more big move, or offseason won’t be a home run

    The Mets reached third base on Wednesday with their introduction of Jed Lowrie at a Citi Field news conference. Can they advance the final 90 feet to turn this into a home-run winter? They’d have to make one more big move. One more boost — for the short term, the long term or both —

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  • Manny Machado’s agent blasts ‘completely false’ White Sox report

    Dan Lozano is going on the record to dispute the Manny Machado reports. The MVP Sports Group agent who represents the star free-agent slugger responded to a pair of reports of a seven-year, $175 million contract offer made to his client by the Chicago White Sox, saying that they’re “completely wrong.” While it has long

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  • Machado's agent denies White Sox offered seven-year, $175 million deal

    Hours after ESPN's Buster Olney reported the Chicago White Sox offered Manny Machado a seven-year, $175 million deal, Machado's agent referred to the report as "inaccurate and reckless" on Wednesday.

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  • Royals Pitcher Eric Skoglund Suspended 80 Games for PED Violation

    Kansas City Royals pitcher Eric Skoglund will miss half of the 2019 season after being suspended for violating Major League Baseball's policy on performance-enhancing drugs. Per MLB

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  • Mets’ stunning reason for ignoring Bryce Harper: Jeff McNeil

    The two biggest fish on the market can probably forget about Flushing Bay as a potential home. As Bryce Harper and Manny Machado linger in free agency and look for teams willing to spend big on their services, the Mets entered this offseason with a plan, according to general manager Brodie Van Wagenen, and neither

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  • Manny Machado's Agent Dan Lozano Rips Nightengale, Olney for 'Wrong' Reports

    Manny Machado 's agent is not pleased with recent reports from Buster Olney of ESPN and Bob Nightengale of USA Today

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  • 'Prime Time' Sanders: Murray should choose baseball

    Speaking as one two-sport standout to another, Deion Sanders said he thinks Kyler Murray should choose baseball over the NFL.

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  • Beloved Met Wilmer Flores lands with Diamondbacks

    This time, Wilmer Flores is actually leaving. The infielder, who has spent his entire career, dating back to 2008, with the Mets, agreed Tuesday to a one-year deal with the Diamondbacks with a team option, according to ESPN. Since 2013, Flores had been a Mets fan favorite, posting a .262 batting average and being a

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  • Wilmer Flores, Diamondbacks Reportedly Agree to 1-Year Contract

    The Arizona Diamondbacks have added depth to their infield after reportedly agreeing to a contract with Wilmer Flores . Per ESPN.com's Jeff Passan , Flores' deal with the Diamondbacks will be for one year with a team option for 2020

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  • Reds broadcaster Marty Brennaman will retire after 2019

    Reds play-by-play broadcaster Marty Brennaman will retire after the 2019 season, his 46th in Cincinnati. The team made the announcement Wednesday. The 76-year-old Brennaman joined the Reds' radio team in 1974 and soon became known for his sign-off line after each win: "And this one

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  • White Sox’s Manny Machado offer: What Yankees could have to beat

    The Windy City is not exactly blowing Manny Machado away. And yet, the White Sox are the only suitors standing at the moment. A 26-year-old superstar, with four All-Stars nods to his name, 175 home runs and a career .822 OPS, has only one publicly known offer, and it’s not close to the $300 million

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  • Manny Machado Rumors: White Sox Offer Star 7-Year, $175 Million Contract

    As  Manny Machado weighs where he will sign, there appears to be some clarity on what the Chicago White Sox have offered the four-time All-Star. Per ESPN's Buster Olney , the White Sox's proposal to Machado is for $175 million over seven years

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  • Maddon says Cubs won't sign Harper

    It remains to be seen where coveted free agent Bryce Harper will wind up playing this season, but he apparently won't be a member of the Chicago Cubs.

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  • Bryce Harper Rumors: Star 'Hit It Off' with Gabe Kapler During Phillies Meeting

    The Philadelphia Phillies ' meeting with free-agent outfielder Bryce Harper reportedly went well for both sides. According to Fancred's Jon Heyman , Harper "really hit it off" with Phillies manager Gabe Kapler during the meeting

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  • Phillies’ hot stove plan: Sign everyone now and Mike Trout later

    Don’t worry about the gas-less hot stove that has dragged all offseason. The Phillies want you to believe they’re striking the match and burning it all down. Philadelphia is being linked to just about every free agent out there, just a few months after owner John Middleton pledged to be “even a little bit stupid” with

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  • Red Sox to Visit Donald Trump, White House on Feb. 15, 'Several' Won't Attend

    The Boston Red Sox are planning to visit the White House on Feb. 15 to celebrate their 2018 World Series championship with President Donald Trump , but team president Sam Kennedy

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  • Why Kyler Murray is set to forfeit a $4.6m MLB bonus and join the NFL

    The Oklahoma quarterback is a dual-sport star. Why would he choose the brutality of football over a more comfortable life in baseball? So this is what a college athlete with real leverage looks like. Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray has done a masterful job pitting two sporting giants, Major League Baseball and the National Football League, against each other. Let’s rewind for a moment to explain what’s happened. Murray was a brilliant two-sport athlete in high school, which is little surprise given that...

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  • Mel Stottlemyre service is set

    A service for Mel Stottlemyre will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m., at Sunset Hills Memorial Park in Bellevue, Wash. Stottlemyre, the former Yankees pitcher, passed away this week at age 77 after a long battle with cancer. Stottlemyre was pitching coach for the Mets and Yankees, among others, following his retirement as a player.

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  • Bryce Harper Joining Cubs 'Not Going to Happen', Joe Maddon Says

    The Chicago Cubs ' scored one run in 13 innings during their National League Wild Card Game loss to the Colorado Rockies , but they won't be pursuing a generational, 26-year-old talent to bolster their offense this offseason

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  • Why the Yankees and Bryce Harper need each other — and would be perfect fit

    Just this past Sunday, the Oakland Athletics met with their 2018 top draft pick, outfielder Kyler Murray, and tried to convince him to stick with baseball. The next day, Murray, who also happens to be the 2018 Heisman Trophy winner as a quarterback for Oklahoma, applied for the NFL draft. I imagine my public pitch

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  • Ex-Yankee John Wetteland sexually abused boy between ages 4 and 6: officials

    Yankee great John Wetteland, who was MVP of the 1996 World Series as the team’s closer, was arrested this week on charges he sexually abused a male relative, officials said. The 52-year-old abused the boy from October 2004 to October 2006 — when he was between the ages of 4 and 6, according to his

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