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Feb 20, 2019

Machado jerseys for sale -- briefly -- at Petco Park
Manny Machado has yet to formally sign his 10-year, $300 million contract with the San Diego Padres, but that didn't stop the team's store at Petco Park from briefly having his No. 13 jerseys available for sale on Wednesday.

ESPN MLB
Feb 20, 2019

Posey likely won't catch for Giants early in spring
Buster Posey most likely will not catch in any spring training games until early March, Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Wednesday.

ESPN MLB
Feb 20, 2019

Tulowitzki 'can't wait' to prove himself to Yankees
Troy Tulowitzki, who missed all of last season with the Blue Jays due to injuries, says he's healthy and excited about chasing a World Series title with the Yankees.

ESPN MLB
Feb 20, 2019

Source: Tigers, Harrison agree to 1-year deal
The Detroit Tigers and veteran infielder Josh Harrison have agreed to a one-year deal, a source confirmed to ESPN's Jeff Passan.

ESPN MLB
Feb 20, 2019

New Mets infielder Lowrie to have MRI on knee
Jed Lowrie will get an MRI after experiencing pain in the back of his knee while running.

ESPN MLB
Feb 20, 2019

ChiSox SS: Machado 'might have' missed the boat
Tim Anderson says Manny Machado 'might have' missed the boat by choosing the Padres over the White Sox.

ESPN MLB
Feb 20, 2019

Yankees favored over Red Sox to win AL East
The World Series champion Red Sox are not the favorites to win the AL East this season. That honor goes to the Yankees.

ESPN MLB
Feb 20, 2019

Buster's Buzz: Why Machado signing is a test for Padres ownership
San Diego made a surprising free-agent splash for the second consecutive winter. But can the Padres surround Manny Machado and Eric Hosmer with a championship-level roster?

ESPN MLB
Feb 19, 2019

Report: MLB adding rules to prevent sign stealing
Major League Baseball is putting new rules in place this season to guard against high-tech sign stealing, SI.com reported Tuesday.

ESPN MLB
Feb 19, 2019

Source: MLB adding rules to prevent sign stealing
Major League Baseball is putting new rules in place this season to guard against high-tech sign stealing, a source told ESPN's Jeff Passan, confirming an SI.com report.

ESPN MLB
Feb 19, 2019

Possible ripple effects of Machado's deal for Bryce and baseball
Not only could Manny Machado's $300 million pact increase the price tag for Bryce Harper, it also could lead to even heftier free-agent hauls for Mookie Betts and Mike Trout in two years.

ESPN MLB
Feb 19, 2019

Twins' Sano (cut foot) out for at least a week
Twins third baseman Miguel Sano will miss at least the first week of full-squad workouts after he cut his foot while celebrating his team winning the Dominican Winter League championship.

ESPN MLB
Feb 19, 2019

Manfred again downplays slow free-agent market
Hours after Manny Machado agreed to a $300 million, 10-year deal with San Diego, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said the slow free-agent market is "a little much ado about nothing if in fact those players all sign at the end of the day."

ESPN MLB
Feb 19, 2019

Cards' Martinez (shoulder) shut down for 2 weeks
Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez, who had an MRI this week that showed his right shoulder is structurally sound, will be shut down for two weeks and be re-evaluated March 5.

ESPN MLB
Feb 19, 2019

MLB tiers: Ranking baseball's best starting pitchers
Even with the rise of new tactics like the opener, old-school aces are leading the way.

ESPN MLB
Feb 19, 2019

Over/unders, World Series and playoff odds for all 30 MLB teams
The Baltimore Orioles have a season win total of 59.5, while the Yankees are at 96.5. Here are the odds you need to know for all 30 MLB teams.

ESPN MLB
Feb 19, 2019

Why Manny Machado's record deal makes sense
By signing the biggest free-agent deal in sports history, both the player and the Padres knew exactly what they were doing.

ESPN MLB
Feb 19, 2019

Former Dodgers pitching great Newcombe dies
Former Dodgers great Don Newcombe has died at the age of 92, the team announced.

ESPN MLB
Feb 19, 2019

Winners and losers from Machado's megadeal
We break down what the deal means for the infielder, the Padres and a certain other available star.

ESPN MLB
Feb 19, 2019

Sources: Machado, Padres reach $300M deal
Manny Machado, a four-time All-Star who had a .297 batting average with 37 home runs, 107 RBIs and a career-high .905 OPS last season, has reached a deal with the Padres, sources told ESPN.

ESPN MLB
Feb 19, 2019

Law: Machado deal accelerates Padres' path back to the postseason
A team spending to win? The third baseman's move to San Diego changes the prospect-packed Friars' timetable for a return to contention.

ESPN MLB
Feb 19, 2019

Think Bryce and Manny are hot commodities? They can't touch Mike Trout
The biggest contract decision yet to be made isn't about this winter's top free agents. It's about baseball's biggest star.

ESPN MLB
Feb 19, 2019

The pros and cons of suitors for Bryce Harper, Manny Machado
As rumors swirl for both superstar free agents, we examine each team believed to be interested.

ESPN MLB
Feb 19, 2019

Why each remaining suitor will (or won't) sign Harper, Machado
As rumors swirl for both superstar free agents, we examine each team believed to be interested.

ESPN MLB
Feb 18, 2019

Blue Jays' Vlad Jr. hopes to learn from Morales
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. says his Hall of Fame father advised him to seek out DH Kendrys Morales as a mentor in the same fashion Morales did with Guerrero Jr. as a rookie with the Angels nearly 15 years ago.

ESPN MLB
Feb 18, 2019

Cabrera faces pitcher for 1st time since injury
Miguel Cabrera says he is fully healthy and ready to get back on the field and play. The two-time AL MVP hit against a pitcher Monday for the first time since rupturing a tendon in his left biceps on June 12.

ESPN MLB
Feb 18, 2019

Red Sox owner: 'Spending more money helps'
Boston Red Sox owner John Henry said Monday that, while there is not a perfect correlation between a bigger payroll and winning, "spending more money helps."

ESPN MLB
Feb 18, 2019

Brewers excited to have Moustakas back
The Milwaukee Brewers were excited to know Mike Moustakas likely is sticking around for 2019.

ESPN MLB
Feb 18, 2019

MLBPA's Clark: Some teams don't justify tickets
Players' union head Tony Clark said baseball fans should question whether it makes sense to purchase tickets for some teams, responding to commissioner Rob Manfred's assertion that players have failed to adjust their economic demands during free agency.

ESPN MLB
Feb 18, 2019

Rockies moving All-Star Blackmon to right field
It may not seem right, but Charlie Blackmon will be in right field for Colorado this season after playing center field since 2015.

ESPN MLB
Feb 18, 2019

Owner: Angels have talked about new Trout deal
Mike Trout isn't eligible for free agency until after the 2020 season, but Angels owner Arte Moreno says a new deal for the franchise player has already been discussed internally.

ESPN MLB
Feb 18, 2019

Stanton growing more comfortable playing in AL
Giancarlo Stanton says he's looking forward to getting more experience playing in the American League and playing games that matter from May through October in his second year in pinstripes.

ESPN MLB
Feb 18, 2019

Posada on re-teaming with Jeter: 'Perfect timing'
A black cap with the Miami Marlins' new neon logo sat atop Jorge Posada's graying hair Monday, a jarring sight for fans who recall he spent his entire playing career with the New York Yankees.

ESPN MLB
Feb 18, 2019

Ricketts: Cubs' quiet offseason due to low cash
Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts says the team was quiet on this year's free-agent market because the team doesn't "have any more" money to spend.

ESPN MLB
Feb 18, 2019

Cubs partner with Muslim groups to fight racism
The Cubs announced a partnership with Muslim organizations to battle racism, while team owner Tom Ricketts distanced himself from racially insensitive emails by his father, Joe.

ESPN MLB
Feb 18, 2019

Giants manager Bochy to retire after season
Giants manager Bruce Bochy has said that he will retire after the 2019 season.

ESPN MLB
Feb 18, 2019

With 'shock' of '18 gone, Votto looks to rebound
Reds first baseman Joey Votto hopes to rebound after a subpar season in 2018.

ESPN MLB
Feb 18, 2019

Indians' Lindor focused on health, not contract
Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor says he's more concerned with getting healthy than long-term contract.

ESPN MLB
Feb 18, 2019

Bryant happy to clear air with Molina over barb
Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant said he's more than happy to clear the air with Yadier Molina after offseason comments Bryant made about the city of St. Louis raised the ire of the Cardinals' All-Star catcher.

ESPN MLB
Feb 18, 2019

How Patrick Corbin won the winter
With a stagnant market turning free agents into freeze agents, the lefty's six-year, $140 million pact with the Nats sticks out like a sore thumb.

ESPN MLB
Feb 18, 2019

Buster's Buzz: The Pads must be crazy! Why Manny makes no sense for San Diego
You can't blame the Padres for being interested in a superstar in his prime. But the timing just isn't right, the moment isn't right, and the deal would seem destined to fall flat.

ESPN MLB
Feb 18, 2019

Reports: Hechavarria, Mets reach minors deal
Veteran shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria and the Mets have agreed to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training, according to multiple reports.

ESPN MLB
Feb 18, 2019

Vet Hechavarria reaches minors deal with Mets
Veteran shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria and the Mets have agreed to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

ESPN MLB
Feb 17, 2019

Kenley Jansen hoping higher spin rate will help him sizzle
The Dodgers' closer is aiming to get more movement on his cutter in an attempt to rebound from an erratic 2018.

ESPN MLB
Feb 17, 2019

Pitch clocks coming to spring training games
Aiming to speed the pace of play in baseball, Commissioner Rob Manfred says Major League Baseball will begin implementing pitch clocks in spring training games.

ESPN MLB
Feb 17, 2019

Source: Infielder Moustakas back to Brewers
Free-agent third baseman Mike Moustakas is returning to the Brewers on a one-year contract, a source confirmed to ESPN.

ESPN MLB
Feb 17, 2019

Pujols, Ohtani eyeing return for Opening Day
Despite being in different stages of both their careers and their respective rehabs, Albert Pujols and Shohei Ohtani are both eyeing a return to the Los Angeles Angels' starting lineup by Opening Day.

ESPN MLB
Feb 17, 2019

Judge entering spring training at full health
Aaron Judge is entering spring training at full health and, according to Yankees manager Aaron Boone, is "as healthy as he's been probably since he's been in the big leagues."

ESPN MLB
Feb 17, 2019

Cano, 36, says he feels 25 as he reports to Mets
New York Mets infielder Robinson Cano had a youthful perspective after reporting to spring training with the New York Mets.

ESPN MLB
Feb 17, 2019

Bumgarner: Refusal to pitch after opener a joke
Madison Bumgarner was joking when he told manager Bruce Bochy he absolutely refuses to pitch behind an opener.

ESPN MLB
Feb 17, 2019

Nats' Zimmerman: Trying to win should be norm
Ryan Zimmerman finds it odd that so many teams now feel the need to announce they are trying to win.

ESPN MLB
Feb 17, 2019

Reliever Loup agrees to 1-year deal with Padres
Left-hander Aaron Loup and the San Diego Padres have agreed to a one-year contract that guarantees $1.4 million, a deal that includes a team option for 2020.

ESPN MLB
Feb 17, 2019

Stroman wants deal, upset by Jays' front office
Marcus Stroman expressed frustration with the direction of the Blue Jays, saying he wants a long-term deal with the team but that front-office officials aren't returning the interest.

ESPN MLB
Feb 17, 2019

Davis wants multiyear deal from Athletics
Majors home run leader Khris Davis would like a multiyear deal from the Oakland Athletics to stay with the franchise at least three more years.

ESPN MLB
Feb 17, 2019

Olney: If Bryce or Manny go to Philly, they'd better get dirty
There's one thing Philadelphia wants from stars, and if either of baseball's top free agents sign there, they'd better deliver.

ESPN MLB
Feb 16, 2019

Tebow enters Mets camp 'all in' on baseball
Expected to open the season with Triple-A Syracuse, Mets prospect Tim Tebow knows this is an important spring training as he continues his quest to make it to the major leagues.

ESPN MLB
Feb 16, 2019

Ichiro back in M's camp, looking 'unbelievable'
Ichiro Suzuki, in Mariners camp on a minor league deal, checked in at camp with only 7 percent body fat. "He looks unbelievable," GM Jerry Dipoto said.

ESPN MLB
Feb 16, 2019

Does CC Sabathia have a Hall of Fame future?
The big left-hander has said that the 2019 season will be his last, but it could help punch his ticket to Cooperstown.

ESPN MLB
Feb 16, 2019

Source: Giants agree to deal with OF Maybin
The San Francisco Giants have agreed to a deal with outfielder Cameron Maybin to bring the 32-year-old to camp as a non-roster invitee.

ESPN MLB
Feb 16, 2019

Cards expect LF Ozuna to be ready Opening Day
St. Louis Cardinals left fielder Marcell Ozuna is expected to be ready for Opening Day. Ozuna underwent offseason shoulder surgery and will begin the spring on a limited throwing program.

ESPN MLB
Feb 16, 2019

Last ride: Yankees' Sabathia retiring after season
Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia, who is 14 strikeouts away from reaching 3,000 for his career and four wins from 250, formally announced that he'll retire after the 2019 season.

ESPN MLB
Feb 16, 2019

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. shows up early, rakes in BP
The highly touted Blue Jays phenom showed up early for fielding drills and BP and talked about using a bat much like his father's.

ESPN MLB
Feb 16, 2019

Axford back with Blue Jays on minor league deal
John Axford and the Blue Jays have completed a minor league contract to reunite after the reliever was traded to the Dodgers last season.

ESPN MLB
Feb 16, 2019

Which starters will earn their ace cards in 2019?
After providing a taste of what they can do last season, these pitchers are ready to take their place among MLB's elite.

ESPN MLB
Feb 16, 2019

'It ain't even my knee': Inside Dustin Pedroia's comeback
With cartilage from a cadaver and his trademark attitude, the Red Sox second baseman is determined to be his old self in 2019.

ESPN MLB
Feb 15, 2019

Seager looking to leave difficult season behind
Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager said being sidelined last year while his teammates were making the World Series was difficult, but he spent the offseason undergoing an intense strength-and-agility regimen while recovering from a pair of surgeries.

ESPN MLB
Feb 15, 2019

Phils' MacPhail on FA chase: Goal is to win now
Phillies president Andy MacPhail, who continues to size up free agents such as Bryce Harper and Manny Machado, says "all of our ownership group wants to win."

ESPN MLB
Feb 15, 2019

Right-hander Osuna set to close for Astros
Roberto Osuna will close for the Houston Astros in the right-hander's first full season with the team.

ESPN MLB
Feb 15, 2019

Right-hander Osuna to close for Astros
Roberto Osuna will close for the Houston Astros in the right-hander's first full season with the team.

ESPN MLB
Feb 15, 2019

Farquhar takes next step, throws bullpen session
Danny Farquhar, who suffered a brain hemorrhage from a ruptured aneurysm last April, took a massive step toward pitching again the majors, throwing a bullpen session with the Yankees on Friday.

ESPN MLB
Feb 15, 2019

Cubs' Russell speaks publicly about suspension
Cubs shortstop Addison Russell spoke publicly to reporters Friday for the first time since his suspension for violating Major League Baseball's domestic abuse policies. "I've let a lot of people down," Russell said.

ESPN MLB
Feb 15, 2019

Mets OF Cespedes thinks he will play in 2019
Mets OF Yoenis Cespedes says he thinks he will be able to return this season following surgery on both heels last summer, but he doesn't know when he will be ready to play.

ESPN MLB
Feb 15, 2019

Mariners OF Smith slowed by shoulder soreness
Mariners center fielder Mallex Smith will be slowed at the start of spring training due to a sore shoulder that manager Scott Servais attributes to "overzealous" offseason throwing.

ESPN MLB
Feb 15, 2019

Solarte signs minor league contract with Giants
Switch-hitting, versatile infielder Yangervis Solarte has reached agreement on a minor league contract with the San Francisco Giants.

ESPN MLB
Feb 15, 2019

Tigers beat Fulmer in final arbitration case of '19
Though pitcher Michael Fulmer lost his salary arbitration case against the Tigers and will make $2.8 million in 2019, players finished hearings with a 6-4 advantage in decisions.

ESPN MLB
Feb 15, 2019

Spring training is here, but Bryce and Manny are still unsigned. Here's why
Three and a half months after the pursuit started, here's where things stand with Harper, Machado and their suitors. Plus, updates on Craig Kimbrel, Nolan Arenado and other stars seeking paydays.

ESPN MLB
Feb 15, 2019

Passan: The Bryce/Manny stalemate and the latest on MLB free agency
Three and a half months after the pursuit started, here's where things stand with Harper, Machado and their suitors. Plus, updates on Craig Kimbrel, Nolan Arenado and other stars seeking paydays.

ESPN MLB
Feb 15, 2019

A's sign OF Grossman to one-year, $2M contract
The Oakland Athletics signed outfielder Robbie Grossman to a one-year, $2 million contract Friday.

ESPN MLB
Feb 15, 2019

Sources: Severino extension maxes at $52.25M
The Yankees and starting pitcher Luis Severino have agreed on a four-year deal with a fifth-year option that could max out at $52.25 million, sources told ESPN.

ESPN MLB
Feb 15, 2019

Source: Yankees, Severino agree on extension
The New York Yankees and starting pitcher Luis Severino have agreed on a multi-year deal, a source tell ESPN.

ESPN MLB
Feb 15, 2019

Yanks extend Severino; deal maxes at $52.25M
The Yankees and starting pitcher Luis Severino have reached a four-year deal with a fifth-year option. Sources told ESPN that the total value of the deal could max out at $52.25 million.

ESPN MLB
Feb 15, 2019

Pedroia 'wouldn't have' had 2017 knee surgery
Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia says if he had to do it all over again, he wouldn't have had the knee surgery after the 2017 season that sidelined him for all but three games in 2018.

ESPN MLB
Feb 15, 2019

Pedroia regrets having knee surgery after 2017
Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia says if he had to do it all over again, he wouldn't have the knee surgery after the 2017 season that sidelined him for all but three games in 2018.

ESPN MLB
Feb 15, 2019

Buster's Buzz: The next Nola? These stars could look to cash in now
The way free agency is going, the rush to sign early-bird contract extensions could become the norm. But at what cost?

ESPN MLB
Feb 15, 2019

Passan: The Bryce, Manny stalemate and the latest on MLB free agency
Three and a half months after the pursuit started, here's where things stand with Harper, Machado and their suitors. Plus, updates on Craig Kimbrel, Nolan Arenado and other stars seeking paydays.

ESPN MLB
Feb 15, 2019

Urena named Marlins' Opening Day starter again
Jose Urena is getting a second chance for a first impression as the Marlins' Opening Day starter, manager Don Mattingly announced Thursday.

ESPN MLB
Feb 14, 2019

'T-bone' Giordano, oldest MLB scout, dies at 93
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.

ESPN MLB
Feb 14, 2019

Longtime baseball scout Giordano dies at 93
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.

ESPN MLB
Feb 14, 2019

DeGrom: 'No clue' if Mets deal comes by opener
Mets ace Jacob DeGrom isn't sure he'll receive a long-term offer from the Mets before Opening Day and didn't rule out limiting his 2019 workload to protect his personal future.

ESPN MLB
Feb 14, 2019

Farquhar wears padded cap after brain surgery
Danny Farquhar, who collapsed in the dugout last April and underwent surgery for a brain aneurysm, is wearing a padded cap in the field.

ESPN MLB
Feb 14, 2019

Sources: Machado meets with Padres for 2nd time
Free agent infielder Manny Machado met with Padres general manager A.J. Preller in Miami last week, sources confirmed to ESPN's Jeff Passan. The San Diego Union-Tribune first reported the meeting.

ESPN MLB
Feb 14, 2019

How Dodgers' clubhouse embodies baseball's free-agency concerns
An up-and-coming star, an aging veteran and a recent signee all agree that this offseason has been unsettling.

ESPN MLB
Feb 14, 2019

Jays GM: 'No firm timeline' for Vlad Jr.'s debut
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.

ESPN MLB
Feb 14, 2019

Numbers game: Why did Price switch from 24 to 10?
David Price has changed his uniform number this spring, but he's not saying why. Any guesses?

ESPN MLB
Feb 14, 2019

Scherzer: Win-loss cycle makes bandwagon fans
Max Scherzer took a shot at MLB's free agency, saying that teams getting on the win-loss cycle creates bandwagon fans and poisons the game.

ESPN MLB
Feb 14, 2019

Nola, with new $45M deal, 'here to win' in Philly
Aaron Nola hopes to win titles with the Phillies, and a four-year, $45 million contract will give him a chance.

ESPN MLB
Feb 14, 2019

Angels' Harvey to miss 10 days with glute strain
Los Angeles Angels right-hander Matt Harvey will be sidelined about 10 days because of a glute strain he felt during agility drills.

ESPN MLB
Feb 14, 2019

Who is baseball's real home run king?
We break down the cases for why you might crown Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron or Babe Ruth.

ESPN MLB
Feb 14, 2019

Bauer accuses Indians of 'character assassination'
After beating the Indians in arbitration for the second year in a row, pitcher Trevor Bauer said the team ended the hearing by using "character assassination" tactics against him.

ESPN MLB
Feb 14, 2019

Sources: Twins extending Polanco, Kepler deals
The Twins are finalizing a seven-year extension with shortstop Jorge Polanco and have agreed to a five-year, $35 million deal with outfielder Max Kepler, sources told ESPN.

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