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FILE - Fans at RingCentral Coliseum watch a baseball game between the Oakland Athletics and the Hou...

A’s running out of time to find home in Oakland, Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Oakland Athletics have spent years trying to get a new stadium while watching Bay Area neighbors such as the Giants, Warriors, 49ers and Raiders successfully move into state-of-the-art venues, and now time is running short on their efforts. The A’s lease at RingCentral Coliseum expires after the 2024 season, and […]
3 days ago
Batting coach Pedro Luis Lazo, left, and pitcher Livan Moinelo warm up as Cuban national baseball t...

Cuba picks 5 MLB affiliated players for World Classic

HAVANA (AP) — Cubans signed with Major League Baseball organizations and other foreign clubs will for the first time join domestic stars on the national team that will play in the World Baseball Classic, officials announced Wednesday evening. The Cuban Baseball Federation long defended the idea of amateurism and punished those who left the island […]
3 days ago
FILE - Texas Rangers' Adrian Beltre smiles in the dugout during the fifth inning of a baseball game...

Beltré, Mauer eligible for Baseball Hall of Fame next year

Scott Rolen is headed to the Hall of Fame. Next year, make way for another star third baseman. Adrián Beltré highlights the first-time eligibles for 2024. While Rolen’s election Tuesday capped an impressive six-year rise in his vote total, Beltré has a good chance to go in on the first ballot. Although he was never […]
4 days ago
FILE -San Diego Padres starting pitcher Mike Clevinger throws during the first inning in Game 4 of ...

Mike Clevinger investigated by MLB for domestic violence

NEW YORK (AP) — Chicago White Sox pitcher Mike Clevinger is being investigated by Major League Baseball following an allegation of domestic violence. Olivia Finestead publicly revealed the allegations in an Instagram post Tuesday. Clevinger, a 32-year-old right-hander and a six-year major league veteran, agreed to a $12 million, one-year contract as a free agent […]
5 days ago
FILE - Cincinnati Reds third baseman Scott Rolen fields a ball hit by the Arizona Diamondbacks in a...

Scott Rolen elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

NEW YORK (AP) — Scott Rolen sat with his son in the parking lot outside Indiana’s Bloomington South High School in 2018, waiting to coach grade schoolers in basketball and listening on the radio for results of his first appearance on baseball’s Hall of Fame ballot. “`Dad, I think you’re getting in,'” Rolen recalled 10-year-old […]
5 days ago
FILE - Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Josh Taylor throws against the Houston Astros during the fifth...

Royals get LHP Taylor from Boston for oft-injured SS Mondesi

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals acquired left-hander Josh Taylor from the Boston Red Sox for injury-prone shortstop Adalberto Mondesi and an additional player on Tuesday, the second straight day that Kansas City dealt one of its surplus position players in a bid to upgraded its lackluster bullpen. The 30-year-old Taylor missed all of […]
5 days ago
FILE - Cleveland Guardians manager Terry Francona looks on from the dugout before Game 4 of a baseb...

Police recover Guardians manager Francona’s stolen scooter

CLEVELAND (AP) — The case of the stolen scooter has been solved. Cleveland police recovered Guardians manager Terry Francona’s beloved two-wheeled ride on Tuesday night after it was swiped from outside his downtown apartment this past weekend. A team spokesman said police located the scooter and arrangements were being made for Francona to pick it […]
5 days ago
FILE - Los Angeles Angels owner Arte Moreno, right, talks with Angels manager Joe Maddon prior to a...

Arte Moreno takes Angels off market, will continue as owner

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels owner Arte Moreno has decided not to sell the team. Moreno took his franchise off the market Monday after announcing his plan to explore a sale of the team last August. The 76-year-old owner met with prospective buyers during the winter. “During this process, it became clear that […]
6 days ago
FILE - St. Louis Cardinals Scott Rolen watches his two-run home run off Houston Astros pitcher Chad...

Rolen could become just 18th third baseman in Hall of Fame

NEW YORK (AP) — Scott Rolen could become just the 18th third baseman elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame, the fewest of any position. “It stems from an original prejudice that third base is not important defensively,” John Thorn, Major League Baseball’s official historian, said Monday. “I think Brooks Robinson changed that perception. So that […]
6 days ago
FILE - Atlanta Braves' Vaughn Grissom warms up before Game 4 of baseball's National League Division...

Braves’ Grissom puts in extra work for shortstop competition

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves’ commitment to giving Vaughn Grissom a chance to win the starting job at shortstop can’t be questioned. First, the Braves, who must replace Dansby Swanson, scheduled Grissom for three offseason visits with third base coach Ron Washington for intense fielding drills, each lasting at least one week. On Saturday, […]
8 days ago
FILE - Oakland Athletics Sal Bando slams a double to center field in the sixth inning to score team...

Former All-Star third baseman Sal Bando dies at 78

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Sal Bando, a three-time World Series champion with the Oakland Athletics and former Milwaukee Brewers executive, has died. He was 78. According to a statement from his family, Bando died Friday night in Oconomowoc. The family said the former third baseman lost a battle with cancer that began over five years ago. […]
8 days ago
In a photo provided by the Arizona Diamondbacks, Ronnie Gajownik poses for a photo in March 2022. G...

Diamondbacks affiliate Hillsboro names woman as manager

PHOENIX (AP) — Ronnie Gajownik has been hired as manager of the Hillsboro Hops, becoming the first woman to manage a minor league Class High-A team, the Arizona Diamondbacks announced Friday. The 29-year-old Gajownik (pronounced Gah-jow-nick) served as video coordinator for the Hops in 2021. She was on the coaching staff of the Amarillo Sod […]
8 days ago
FILE - Minnesota Twins' Luis Arraez points to the dugout after hitting a single against the Kansas ...

Twins trade batting champ Arraez to Marlins for Pablo López

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Luis Arraez was taking a nap Friday after a workout when he got a call and was told the Minnesota Twins had traded him to the Miami Marlins. “I was surprised,” he said, “but this is baseball. This is a business. I’m ready to go now. I’m a Marlin and I’m excited […]
9 days ago
Brook Henderson waves to the gallery after sinking a birdie putt on the 18th green during the first...

Henderson, pain-free, leads Korda by 1 in LPGA Tour opener

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Brooke Henderson enjoyed the opening day of a fresh LPGA season a whole lot more than the tough, waning days of last season. Her balky back feeling stronger and swinging a club more freely than she’d been able to since October, Henderson attacked Lake Nona on Thursday with six birdies for […]
10 days ago
FILE -Former Baltimore Orioles' Cal Ripken Jr., throws the ball around before the start of an exhib...

76ers, Devils owners buy into Ripken, Cooperstown baseball

Cal Ripken and Cooperstown are connected again. Ripken’s eponymous tournaments for youth baseball players have merged with Cooperstown All Star Village under a new agreement with the owners of the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Devils. Josh Harris and David Blitzer have become majority investors in the deal announced Wednesday that merged two of the […]
11 days ago

Padres sign 16-year-old catching prospect Salas for $5.6M

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres signed 16-year-old catcher Ethan Salas of Caracas, Venezuela, to a $5.6 million bonus on Sunday, the first day of the international signing period. Salas is the consensus top overall prospect in this year’s class. The left-handed hitter is the younger brother of Jose Salas, one of the […]
13 days ago
Chicago Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts takes the stage on the opening day of the baseball team's fan co...

Cubs to give Sandberg statue, not ready to reunite with Sosa

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs plan to honor Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg with a statue outside Wrigley Field and put him in an exclusive club that includes Ernie Banks, Billy Williams, Ron Santo, Ferguson Jenkins and Harry Caray. When it comes to Sammy Sosa, however, nothing has changed. They’re not ready for a […]
15 days ago
FILE - Toronto Blue Jays' Vladimir Guerrero Jr. celebrates after the team's win over the Tampa Bay ...

33 players left in arbitration as 170 reach agreements

NEW YORK (AP) — A total of 170 major league players agreed to contracts in the hours before Friday night’s arbitration deadline to exchange proposed salaries with teams, and just one reached a multiyear deal: Minnesota right-hander Chris Paddack. After agreeing to a $2.4 million, one-year contract earlier in the day, Paddack and the Twins […]
15 days ago
FILE - Toronto Blue Jays' Vladimir Guerrero Jr. celebrates after the team's win over the Tampa Bay ...

Soto, Alonso, Guerrero get big deals, 33 head to arbitration

NEW YORK (AP) — Juan Soto, Pete Alonso and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. reached big-money agreements on one-year contracts as 170 players avoided salary arbitration with deals Friday and 33 exchanged proposed figures with their teams. All-Star pitcher Max Fried and the Atlanta Braves were headed toward a hearing for the second straight year, while Toronto […]
15 days ago
Taylor Montgomery plays his shot from the 18th tee during the first round of the Sony Open golf tou...

Jordan Spieth part of 3-way tie for the lead at Sony Open

HONOLULU (AP) — Jordan Spieth played about the way he expected Thursday, another sign of growing confidence in his game, as he opened with a 6-under 64 and a share of the lead at the Sony Open with Chris Kirk and Taylor Montgomery. Harris English had a 65 on a gorgeous day at Waialae Country […]
16 days ago
FILE - Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Trevor Bauer pauses while working against the San Franc...

Bauer released by Los Angeles Dodgers after suspension cut

NEW YORK (AP) — Trevor Bauer was released Thursday by the Los Angeles Dodgers after the pitcher’s unprecedented 324-game suspension over sexual misconduct allegations was reduced by an arbitrator. Los Angeles designated Bauer for assignment on Jan. 6, the last day to restore him to the roster, after arbitrator Martin Scheinman cut the suspension imposed […]
17 days ago

MLB hires executive from Sinclair, concerned with TV future

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball hired a high-ranking executive from the Sinclair Broadcast Group as the sport deals with concern over the future of regional sports networks in an era of cord-cutting. Billy Chambers will start with MLB on Feb. 1 in the newly created position of executive vice president for local media, […]
17 days ago
Minnesota Twins' Carlos Correa, left, and agent Scott Boras hug following a baseball press conferen...

EXPLAINER: Carlos Correa’s free-agent saga ends with Twins

NEW YORK (AP) — Forget about RBIs and OPS. Carlos Correa’s free-agent destination was decided by MRIs. At the end of the most convoluted high-profile free-agent negotiation in baseball history, the small-market Minnesota Twins ended up with the All-Star shortstop — and not the San Francisco Giants or New York Mets — because of their […]
18 days ago
Minnesota Twins' Carlos Correa, left, puts on a team jersey alongside Twins president of baseball o...

Persistence led Twins back to Correa: ‘His heart was here’

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The fact that Carlos Correa picked richer offers from two other clubs didn’t create any ill will from the Minnesota Twins — nor deterred them from trying again. The Twins truly felt they were Correa’s favorite all along, even if they were initially outbid. “The thing that I took away from him […]
18 days ago