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Hall of Famer Orlando Cepeda critical after…

Hall of Famer Orlando Cepeda remains in critical condition after cardiac incident

Giants Johnny Cueto takes his fitness to…

"Va-mannnn-os!!!" echoes down from high above the humongous boulders in an area aptly named Echo Canyon. It's Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto powering up Camelback Mountain

3-team trade sends Drury to Yankees, Souza to…

The Arizona Diamondbacks have sent infielder Brandon Drury to the New York Yankees and received outfielder Steven Souza Jr. from the Tampa Bay Rays in a three-team trade that includes five players plus two to be named later.

New MLB rules: Pitching change a must for 7th…

Managers or coaches must make a pitching change if they head to the mound for the seventh time in a game under baseball's new pace of play rules

Welcome, JD: Red Sox not worried about making…

Bringing J.D. Martinez to Boston means making room in the lineup, but the Red Sox aren't worried

Hosmer joins Padres, wears number of late…

Eric Hosmer has joined the San Diego Padres, and will wear a jersey number to honor late Kansas City teammate Yordano Ventura

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1B Eric Hosmer and Padres finalize $144 million…

First baseman Eric Hosmer and San Diego Padres finalize $144 million, 8-year deal

Moreland, Red Sox gird for Stanton, Judge…

The Red Sox say they're plenty ready for the challenge the power-packed New York Yankees will pose this season

AP source: JD Martinez, Red Sox agree to $110M, 5-year deal

A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that slugger J.D. Martinez and the Boston Red Sox have agreed to a $110 million, five-year contract

His heart in Florida, Rizzo rejoins Cubs after…

A heartbroken Rizzo rejoins Cubs after mournful visit to his Florida hometown

Reds' Gennett wins in arbitration, players beat…

Cincinnati Reds second baseman Scooter Gennett has won his salary arbitration case, giving players a final 12-10 margin over clubs this year. Gennett was awarded a raise from $2,525,000 to $5.7 million

Garcia aims to build on All-Star season for White Sox

Chicago White Sox right fielder Avisail Garcia had his long-awaited breakout season in 2017, making his first All-Star team and posting career highs in homers, RBIs and batting average

Hungry for more: Correa, tight-knit Astros…

Hungry for more: Correa, tight-knit Astros talking openly about building a dynasty

Miami-Dade County sues seeking money from sale of…

Miami-Dade County is suing former Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria and the new ownership group led by Derek Jeter seeking money from the $1.2 billion sale of the team

Mets GM says, yes, he thinks Tim Tebow will play in majors

Tim Tebow has arrived at spring training for the New York Mets, and the attention has quickly turned to whether the quarterback who became an outfielder can reach the big leagues

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AP source: Mets, Vargas agree to $16 million…

A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that All-Star pitcher Jason Vargas and the Mets have agreed to a $16 million, two-year contract, adding depth to a New York rotation that has been riddled by injuries the past two seasons

Cubs first baseman fights tears at Florida…

Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo fought back tears as he spoke at a Florida vigil for the 17 victims killed in a shooting at his former high school, saying we're going to be "a bit broken for a while."

Francona rejoins Indians in camp after death of his father

Indians manager Terry Francona has rejoined the team at spring training after the death of his father

Players win 3 of 5 arbitration cases, lead teams…

Players win 3 of 5 arbitration cases; players up 11-8 in rulings with 3 decisions to go

Manfred promises pace changes by next week

Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says proposed rules changes to speed pace of play with be in place by the start of big league exhibition games on Feb. 23

Pirates' Diaz discusses mother's kidnapping ordeal

Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Elias Diaz says his mother is doing better after a harrowing kidnapping ordeal in Venezuela

Ex-All-Star pitcher Esteban Loaiza denies dealing…

Ex-All Star pitcher Esteban Loaiza denies allegations of dealing 44 pounds of cocaine

Royals scout kicked out as unusual free-agent…

The players' association had a Kansas City Royals scout escorted from the union's opening training session for unsigned free agents

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'Tito' Francona, father of Indians manager Terry…

'Tito' Francona, a former major leaguer and the father of Indians manager Terry Francona, dies at 84.

Stars back on the field as pitchers, catchers…

In both Florida and Arizona, some of baseball biggest stars were back on the field as teams held their first workouts for pitchers and catchers

Reports: Hosmer, Padres agree to 8-year, $144 million deal

Free-agent first baseman Eric Hosmer has agreed to an eight-year, $144 million deal with the San Diego Padres, according to multiple reports