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  • No hat logo for Halladay's Hall plaque; Mussina uncertain

    Roy Halladay won't be have a logo on the cap of his Hall of Fame plaque, and Mike Mussina wants some time before giving his opinion to the Hall, which makes the final decision. Halladay, who died in November 2017, spent 12 of his 16 seasons pitching for the Toronto Blue Jays and four for

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  • Ichiro Suzuki agrees to minor league deal with Mariners

    Ichiro Suzuki has agreed to a minor league deal with the Seattle Mariners, paving the way for the 45-year-old to play in the Mariners' season-opening series in Japan. Suzuki's agent, John Boggs, confirmed the agreement on Wednesday and said Suzuki's deal would become a major league contract

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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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  • Major League Baseball World Series MVP Arrested for 'Continued Sexual Abuse of a Child'

    Wow. Former Major League Baseball star John Wetteland’s been arrested. And the reason is particularly newsworthy. The 1996 World Series Most Valuable Player is being accused of abusing a child under the age of 14. Sexually. Continually. The athlete posted $25,000 and was released from jail. 52-year-old Wetteland was traded to the Yankees in 1995; during the ’96 season, he led the league | Read More

  • Former ace, longtime pitching coach Stottlemyre dies at 77

    Mel Stottlemyre, the former ace who later won five World Series rings as the longtime pitching coach for both the New York Yankees and Mets, has died. He was 77. The Yankees said Stottlemyre died Sunday. He had been living in the Seattle area and had multiple myeloma for nearly 20 years.

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  • Dodgers reacquire catcher Martin in trade with Blue Jays

    The Los Angeles Dodgers reacquired catcher Russell Martin on Friday in a trade with Toronto, days after Yasmani Grandal left for a deal with Milwaukee. Los Angeles obtained the 35-year-old Canadian from the Blue Jays for minor leaguers Andrew Sopko, a right-hander, and Ronny Brito, an

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  • Mets, deGrom agree to $17 million, 1-year contract

    NL Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom and the New York Mets agreed to a $17 million, one-year contract, a record raise for an arbitration-eligible player from his $7.4 million salary. The deal was agreed to Friday before the pitcher and team were to exchange proposed salaries in

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  • Bregman to be limited in spring training after elbow surgery

    Astros third baseman Alex Bregman will be limited at the start of spring training after arthroscopic surgery to remove loose bodies from his right elbow. The team says Dr. Thomas Mehlhoff operated Friday in Houston and that it expects the 24-year-old will be ready to play before the season

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  • A’s, Giants announce game times for 2019 season

    The A's will open the 2019 regular season at 2:35 a.m. PDT in Tokyo against the Mariners on March 20, and the Giants will begin at 1:10 p.m. March 28 in San Diego. The Major League Baseball commissioner's office announced games times Wednesday for the regular-season schedule, which was released in August. For teams other than the A's and Seattle, the regular-season Opening Day is March 28, the earliest start ever. The previous earliest regular start was March 30 in 2003, 2008 and 2014. All 30...

  • A’s draftee Kyler Murray will not play both football and baseball, source says

    Kyler Murray, A's outfielder in summer and NFL quarterback in the fall? Not a chance. A source with knowledge of the situation told The Chronicle on Wednesday that the 2018 Heisman Trophy winner will have to pick one sport because the demands of learning and playing quarterback in the NFL would preclude him from playing professional baseball. The sports world will get a better idea of Murray's intentions by Sunday, the deadline for underclassmen to declare for the 2019 NFL draft. Murray starred...

  • APNewsBreak: MLB payrolls dropped for 1st time since 2010

    Spending on Major League Baseball payrolls dropped last season for the first time since 2010, an $18 million decrease attributable to drug and domestic violence suspensions and a player retiring at midseason. Still, even a year with flat payrolls is unusual for MLB. The only previous drops

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  • Robertson, Phillies agree to $23 million, 2-year contract

    Reliever David Robertson and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a $23 million, two-year contact. Robertson gets $10 million this year and $11 million in 2020, and the Phillies have a $12 million option for 2021 with a $2 million buyout. The 33-year-old right-hander went 8-3 with a

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