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8:44 AM ET Regarding Cooperstown, you’ve probably heard of the existence of small-Hall people — those people who prefer that the Hall of Fame include only the very best of the very best. Myself, I’m a big-Hall person. There have been a lot of great players; induct ’em all! Just as I’m a big-Hall person,
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7:43 PM ET GLENDALE, Ariz. — Confined to crutches and unable to contribute, Corey Seager found himself in an awkward middle space while his Los Angeles Dodgers advanced to a second consecutive World Series last fall. He didn’t want to be intrusive, but he wanted to feel included. He wanted to offer advice, but he
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5:32 PM ET Associated Press CLEARWATER, Fla. — With spring training underway, Philadelphia Phillies president Andy MacPhail is certain his team is built to win right now. As for adding someone like outfielder Bryce Harper or third baseman Manny Machado, he’s not fueling any speculation. Three and a half months after the pursuit started, here’s
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7:28 AM ET Jose Urena is getting a second chance for a first impression as the Miami Marlins‘ Opening Day starter, manager Don Mattingly announced Thursday. “I know we put this off every year, because we didn’t really know,” Mattingly told reporters. “But I think this year, right now the plan, if everything would go
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11:35 PM ET Associated Press Tommy Giordano, a longtime scout who played only 11 games in the major leagues but spent more than seven decades in a variety of baseball roles, died Thursday. He was 93. Known affectionately as “T-bone,” Giordano was stricken in December with a blood infection, said his daughter, Gail Przeclawski. He
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4:58 PM ET Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins says that the team has no firm timeline for when megaprospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. will join the big league club this season. Speaking on Thursday at Toronto’s spring training home in Dunedin, Florida, Atkins said the most likely scenario will be Brandon Drury opening the season
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9:55 PM ET ESPN News Services In need of another left-handed option out of the bullpen, the Chicago Cubs signed reliever Xavier Cedeno on Wednesday, sources confirmed to ESPN. News of the deal was first reported by The Athletic. Cedeno, 32, went 2-0 with a 2.43 ERA and 34 strikeouts in 33⅓ innings last season
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9:20 PM ET GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Los Angeles Dodgers are projected to win 90-plus games and a division title for a seventh consecutive season, yet the prevailing narrative surrounding them has focused mostly on the moves they failed to make over the winter. Specifically that they didn’t sign Bryce Harper, didn’t acquire J.T. Realmuto
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4:47 PM ET Philadelphia Phillies right-hander Jake Arrieta underwent knee surgery a few weeks ago, manager Gabe Kapler said Wednesday. Kapler told reporters that Arrieta had the surgery, which he described as “a meniscus cleanup” after he injured his left knee while weight training. “There were no structural issues,” Kapler told reporters, according to Philly.com.
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8:58 AM ET The Chicago Cubs are launching their own television network, beginning in 2020, partnering with Sinclair Broadcasting to create Marquee Sports Network. Team owner Tom Ricketts, with manager Joe Maddon, launched a new network for the Chicago Cubs. Jim Young/USA TODAY Sports “We are excited to better serve our fans with expanded and exclusive
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6:27 PM ET TAMPA, Fla. — A once-heralded rising star on the New York Yankees‘ roster, Greg Bird‘s 2018 season ended in a way hardly anyone could have seen coming last winter, with him sitting on the bench, and a little-known trade-deadline acquisition stealing his thunder at first base. As pitchers and catchers begin reporting
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4:35 PM ET Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. — Masahiro Tanaka wants to keep on hitting and running the bases at NL ballparks, hoping use of the designated hitter does not spread to the National League. The New York Yankees pitcher missed a month last season after hurting both hamstrings while running the bases during a
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8:37 AM ET Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander isn’t buying the theory that the market for big free agents is limited by rebuilding teams not being in position to sign stars. 100 or so free agents left unsigned. System is broken. They blame “rebuilding” but that’s BS. You’re telling me you couldn’t sign Bryce or
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10:56 PM ET Free agent starter Brett Anderson has reached an agreement on a one-year major league contract with the Oakland Athletics, a source familiar with the deal confirmed to ESPN’s Jeff Passan. The deal, which is pending a physical Wednesday, was first reported by the San Francisco Chronicle. Anderson pitched big innings for Oakland
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2:36 PM ET Associated Press MIAMI — Derek Jeter stood and chatted a few rows from home plate in Marlins Park on Monday morning. His words were sometimes drowned out by noises coming from construction crews; steel clanging against steel in an area getting built behind the center field wall, or the whirring of engines
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10:46 PM ET Associated Press PANAMA CITY — With a team that wasn’t even supposed to be in the tournament, Panama beat Cuba 3-1 on Sunday to win its second ever Caribbean Series and first since 1950. Panama was represented in the tournament for the first time since 1960 only after the Caribbean Professional Baseball
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6:15 PM ET ESPN News Services The Oakland Athletics still don’t know when or if top draft pick Kyler Murray will report to camp. The two-sport star has a locker and a No. 73 jersey waiting for him in Oakland’s clubhouse at Hohokam Park, but general manager David Forst said Sunday they were still talking
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12:08 PM ET The Pittsburgh Pirates and veteran outfielder Melky Cabrera have agreed to a minor league contract, according to ESPN and multiple reports. The agreement was first reported Sunday by The Athletic. Cabrera can make up to $2 million in performance bonuses, according to ESPN and reports. Cabrera, 34, appeared in 78 games with
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