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Report: MLB, union agree to end August trades

Report: MLB, union agree to end August trades

Baseball's trade season is about to get a major facelift.Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association have agreed to eliminate the August waiver trade period in favor of a single non-waiver
Report: Nationals, Sipp agree to 1-year deal

Report: Nationals, Sipp agree to 1-year deal

The Washington Nationals have agreed to a major-league deal with free-agent left-hander Tony Sipp, reports Jesse Dougherty of the Washington Post.Sipp's deal is for one year and $1 million with a
Nats' Doolittle wants Kimbrel: 'I love closing. But I love winning more'

Nats' Doolittle wants Kimbrel: 'I love closing. But I love winning more'

Current Washington Nationals closer Sean Doolittle would embrace Craig Kimbrel if the team decides to sign the seven-time All-Star.After hearing rumors that Washington might be interested in Kimbrel -
Fantasy: Analyzing 9 players in new homes

Fantasy: Analyzing 9 players in new homes

One of the many challenges in fantasy baseball is assessing how players will perform after being shipped to a new ballclub during the offseason.There are plenty of factors that can make or break a
Rays' Morton 'fully expecting' to retire when contract expires

Rays' Morton 'fully expecting' to retire when contract expires

Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Charlie Morton is reaching the end of the road, as the veteran hurler is likely retiring from professional baseball when his contract expires."I'm fully expecting that,"
Griffey, Henderson, Murakami among 1st-pitch participants of Japan Series

Griffey, Henderson, Murakami among 1st-pitch participants of Japan Series

Major League Baseball announced the full list of ceremonial first-pitch participants for the upcoming Japan Series involving the Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics set to take place between March
Mets' deGrom optimistic about extension before Opening Day deadline

Mets' deGrom optimistic about extension before Opening Day deadline

The New York Mets and right-hander Jacob deGrom have yet to reach an agreement on a new contract to keep the reigning NL Cy Young winner on the club beyond 2020, but the ace hurler is hopeful it will
Look: A-Rod proposed to J-Lo while wearing World Series ring

Look: A-Rod proposed to J-Lo while wearing World Series ring

There were two rings on display when Alex Rodriguez proposed to Jennifer Lopez on Saturday.In a photo of the special moment A-Rod shared on his Instagram Tuesday, Rodriguez's 2009 World Series
Blue Jays president: Stroman is 'the kind of player we want'

Blue Jays president: Stroman is 'the kind of player we want'

Relations between the Toronto Blue Jays and Marcus Stroman have appeared somewhat strained at times this spring, but one member of the team's front office seems to have the right-hander's back.Asked
Report: Rays have maintained contact with Kimbrel

Report: Rays have maintained contact with Kimbrel

The Tampa Bay Rays have maintained consistent contact with reliever Craig Kimbrel, according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times.However, Topkin suggests a deal between the two sides seems
Mets' Tebow cut from big-league camp, reportedly slated for Triple-A

Mets' Tebow cut from big-league camp, reportedly slated for Triple-A

Once again, Tim Tebow's attempt to crack the New York Mets' Opening Day roster came up short.The outfielder and former Heisman-winning quarterback was reassigned to minor-league camp on Tuesday as
Fantasy: 6 older players worth taking

Fantasy: 6 older players worth taking

With most fantasy baseball drafts quickly approaching, owners can be expected to shy away from the league's older players in favor of budding phenoms. But remember: in some cases, age is just a
Kershaw could start Opening Day on strict pitch count

Kershaw could start Opening Day on strict pitch count

Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw's streak of Opening Day starts may not be in jeopardy after all. He just might not go very deep into the game.Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said he's considering
Mets' Alonso: 'Whoever says baseball isn't a contact sport is an idiot'

Mets' Alonso: 'Whoever says baseball isn't a contact sport is an idiot'

For the uninitiated, New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso is a large man. Houston Astros outfielder Josh Reddick found this out the hard way on Monday when Alonso leveled him in a collision at
Mariners' Seager to miss at least April after hand surgery

Mariners' Seager to miss at least April after hand surgery

Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager will be out for at least the month of April after injuring a tendon in his left hand, but otherwise has no timetable for recovery, manager Scott Servais told
Astros' Bregman disappointed with salary increase: 'I outperformed that'

Astros' Bregman disappointed with salary increase: 'I outperformed that'

Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman is the latest to join a growing number of players expressing frustration with Major League Baseball's contract renewal system and how he's being
The King is dead: Awkward situation brewing between Felix, Mariners

The King is dead: Awkward situation brewing between Felix, Mariners

They called him The King. In deference to the glory of his reign, they still do.Now, though, Felix Hernandez is only a figurehead in Seattle - and an increasingly problematic one, at that - who's been
Harper happy to put 'tough' free agency behind him

Harper happy to put 'tough' free agency behind him

For Bryce Harper, the end of his unusually lengthy free-agency saga couldn't come soon enough.Throughout the process, Harper understood that the record contract he sought - and eventually received
Former All-Star 3B Moustakas to start at 2B for Brewers

Former All-Star 3B Moustakas to start at 2B for Brewers

Mike Moustakas will be the Milwaukee Brewers' starting second baseman in 2019.Manager Craig Counsell made the announcement on Monday, according to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,
Blue Jays' Stroman tweets frustrations over unsigned pitchers

Blue Jays' Stroman tweets frustrations over unsigned pitchers

Marcus Stroman took to Twitter on Monday to vent about the number of free-agent veteran pitchers that remain unsigned with the new MLB season slated to start March 20 in Japan.The Toronto Blue Jays'