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Nov 14, 2019

Sources: MLB probe to include '19 Astros, others
MLB's sign-stealing probe has expanded beyond the 2017 Astros to other teams, including the '19 Astros, and sources told ESPN that MLB will meet with managers AJ Hinch (Astros), Alex Cora (Red Sox) and Carlos Beltran (Mets) -- who all have Astros ties.

ESPN MLB
Nov 14, 2019

How the four MVP favorites unlocked their home run power
Cody Bellinger, Alex Bregman, Mike Trout and Christian Yelich weren't always big home run hitters. Here's how they flipped the switch.

ESPN MLB
Nov 14, 2019

AL East offseason preview: Will Yanks add an ace? Will Red Sox really deal Betts?
Gerrit Cole or Stephen Strasburg could end up in the Bronx, while Mookie Betts could end up ... anywhere.

ESPN MLB
Nov 13, 2019

MLB minimum salary for 2020 up to $563,500
The major league minimum salary will rise to $563,500 next season, a hike of $8,500.

ESPN MLB
Nov 13, 2019

Giants' Kapler: 'I was naive' during 2015 incident
Introduced as Giants manager Wednesday, Gabe Kapler addressed a 2015 incident when a 17-year-old girl contacted him about an assault by Dodgers minor leaguers.

ESPN MLB
Nov 13, 2019

Verlander adds another Cy Young, edging Cole
Astros ace Justin Verlander added to his Hall of Fame résumé on Wednesday when he was announced as this year's American League Cy Young winner, edging teammate Gerrit Cole.

ESPN MLB
Nov 13, 2019

Verlander wins second Cy Young 7 years after first
Seven years after winning his first AL Cy Young Award with the Tigers, Justin Verlander added a second to his Hall of Fame résumé on Wednesday as a member of the Astros.

ESPN MLB
Nov 13, 2019

Verlander wins second Cy Young 8 years after first
Eight years after winning his first AL Cy Young Award with the Tigers, Justin Verlander added a second to his Hall of Fame résumé on Wednesday as a member of the Astros.

ESPN MLB
Nov 13, 2019

Boras says teams more eager for talks this year
Superagent Scott Boras said MLB teams are wanting "meetings and wanting to get in front of the players," and aiming to make decisions much earlier than they did last year.

ESPN MLB
Nov 13, 2019

DeGrom 7th in NL to win 2 straight Cy Youngs
Mets ace Jacob deGrom was named the NL Cy Young Award winner Wednesday, becoming the 11th pitcher to win the award in consecutive years.

ESPN MLB
Nov 13, 2019

DeGrom 7th in NL to win two straight Cy Youngs
Mets ace Jacob deGrom was named the NL Cy Young Award winner on Wednesday, becoming the 11th pitcher to win the award in consecutive years.

ESPN MLB
Nov 13, 2019

Piazza agrees to manage Italian baseball team
Mike Piazza announced Wednesday on Twitter that he has agreed to manage the Italian baseball team for the 2020 European Baseball Championship and the 2021 World Baseball Classic.

ESPN MLB
Nov 13, 2019

NL West offseason preview: Will anyone challenge Dodgers' division dynasty?
While L.A. ponders what's next after another postseason disappointment, rivals are assembling talent to challenge its dominance.

ESPN MLB
Nov 12, 2019

Giants name Kapler manager to replace Bochy
The San Francisco Giants announced Tuesday that they've hired Gabe Kapler as their new manager. Kapler replaces Bruce Bochy, who retired after the season.

ESPN MLB
Nov 12, 2019

Giants name Kapler manager, replacing Bochy
The San Francisco Giants announced Tuesday that they've hired Gabe Kapler as their new manager. Kapler replaces Bruce Bochy, who retired after the season.

ESPN MLB
Nov 12, 2019

Olney: MLB shouldn't expect much from Astros investigating their own cheating
The Astros' attempts to gain extra advantages isn't a recent development, but MLB has failed to police the issue.

ESPN MLB
Nov 12, 2019

Cards' Shildt edges Counsell as top NL manager
In his first full season at the helm, Mike Shildt led St. Louis to the National League Central crown, and on Tuesday, he was named the league's manager of the year, edging Milwaukee's Craig Counsell.

ESPN MLB
Nov 12, 2019

Cards' Shildt top NL manager after 2nd-half surge
In his first full season at the helm, Mike Shildt led the St. Louis Cardinals to the NL Central crown and, on Tuesday, he was named the league's manager of the year, edging out Milwaukee's Craig Counsell.

ESPN MLB
Nov 12, 2019

Angels hire La Russa as adviser for baseball ops
Angels general manager Billy Eppler said Tony La Russa will assist in all areas, including evaluations of players and minor-league development

ESPN MLB
Nov 12, 2019

What you need to know amid Astros sign-stealing accusations
From what the Astros are said to have done to whether it did them any good, a look at Houston's latest controversy.

ESPN MLB
Nov 12, 2019

Twins' Baldelli named AL top manager in first year
Twins skipper Rocco Baldelli, 38, narrowly beat out the Yankees' Aaron Boone to win the AL Manager of the Year award in his first season on the job.

ESPN MLB
Nov 12, 2019

Twins' Baldelli, 38, wins AL Manager of the Year
Twins skipper Rocco Baldelli, 38, narrowly beat out the Yankees' Aaron Boone to win the AL Manager of the Year award in his first year on the job.

ESPN MLB
Nov 12, 2019

Ex-Astros pitcher: Team stole signs with camera
Former Astros pitcher Mike Fiers told The Athletic that the team used a camera in center field to help steal signs.

ESPN MLB
Nov 12, 2019

'There are no untouchables': How Cubs' retool will shape offseason across MLB
Need a third baseman? Add Kris Bryant to your wish list. Looking for a catcher? Willson Contreras could be available too. Here's how Chicago's winter plan could have ripple effects across the sport.

ESPN MLB
Nov 12, 2019

Awards Week: Verlander, deGrom earn their second Cy Youngs
Here's what to know as baseball's best are honored, including analysis of the results.

ESPN MLB
Nov 12, 2019

MLB Awards Week: Baldelli, Shildt honored as top managers of 2019
Here's what you need to know as baseball's best performers of the season get honored, including analysis of the results.

ESPN MLB
Nov 12, 2019

MLB Awards Week: deGrom, Verlander earn their second Cy Youngs
Here's what you need to know as baseball's best performers of the season are honored, including analysis of the results.

ESPN MLB
Nov 12, 2019

MLB Awards Week: Key MVP, Cy Young and Rookie of the Year info
Here's what to know as baseball's best are honored, including analysis of the results.

ESPN MLB
Nov 12, 2019

MLB Awards Week: Verlander, deGrom earn their second Cy Youngs
Here's what you need to know as baseball's best performers of the season are honored, including analysis of the results.

ESPN MLB
Nov 12, 2019

MLB Awards Week: Who will win Manager of the Year?
Here's what you need to know as baseball's best performers of the season get honored, including analysis of the results.

ESPN MLB
Nov 12, 2019

Scherzer vs. deGrom, Verlander vs. Cole: Who will win Cy Young Awards?
Here's what you need to know as baseball's best performers of the season are honored, including analysis of the results.

ESPN MLB
Nov 12, 2019

Cardinals bring back Wainwright on 1-year deal
Free-agent pitcher Adam Wainwright, who is coming off his best season since 2014, will be back for a 15th season with the Cardinals after agreeing to a one-year deal.

ESPN MLB
Nov 12, 2019

NL Central offseason preview: Cards, Cubs, Brewers all need refresh
St. Louis needs more pop despite adding Paul Goldschmidt, Chicago gets a new direction with David Ross and Milwaukee needs to bolster its rotation.

ESPN MLB
Nov 12, 2019

NL Central preview: Cards, Cubs, Brewers all need refresh
St. Louis needs more pop despite adding Paul Goldschmidt, Chicago gets a new direction with David Ross and Milwaukee needs to bolster its rotation.

ESPN MLB
Nov 11, 2019

Rays GM Neander voted MLB Executive of Year
Tampa Bay Rays general manager Erik Neander has been voted Major League Baseball's Executive of the Year.

ESPN MLB
Nov 11, 2019

Yankees GM signals interest in Cole, Strasburg
Brian Cashman said the Yankees will talk to the "higher-end guys" in an effort to sign key free agents, highlighted by Gerrit Cole and Stephen Strasburg.

ESPN MLB
Nov 11, 2019

MLB Awards Week: Top rookies Pete Alonso, Yordan Alvarez get their due
Here's what you need to know as baseball's best performers of the season get honored, including analysis of the results.

ESPN MLB
Nov 11, 2019

Mets phenom Alonso wins NL Rookie of the Year
Pete Alonso was a near unanimous selection, getting 29 of 30 first-place votes. Braves starter Mike Soroka received the other first-place vote and finished second.

ESPN MLB
Nov 11, 2019

Astros slugger Alvarez named AL Rookie of Year
Houston Astros slugger Yordan Alvarez capped a meteoric rise by becoming the franchise's third Rookie of the Year winner and second since the club moved to the American League.

ESPN MLB
Nov 11, 2019

Mets phenom Pete Alonso wins NL Rookie of the Year
Pete Alonso was a near unanimous selection, getting 29 of 30 first place votes. Braves starter Mike Soroka received the other first place vote and finished second.

ESPN MLB
Nov 11, 2019

NL East offseason preview: Will Nats keep the band together?
If the champs can't hold onto their stars, what is their Plan B? Who else in the division will go all-in?

ESPN MLB
Nov 11, 2019

NL East preview: Will Nats keep the band together?
If the champs can't hold on to their stars, what is their Plan B? Who else in the division will go all-in?

ESPN MLB
Nov 11, 2019

Key MVP, Cy Young and Rookie of the Year info
Here's what you need to know as baseball's best performers of the season get honored with the sport's biggest individual awards.

ESPN MLB
Nov 10, 2019

Giants hire ex-Cubs executive Harris as GM
The Giants have hired former Cubs front office executive Scott Harris as general manager.

ESPN MLB
Nov 10, 2019

Padres unveil new brown-and-gold color scheme
Brown is back for the San Diego Padres.

ESPN MLB
Nov 08, 2019

What Jeff Passan is hearing about MLB free agency, trade rumors and latest offseason buzz
With the MLB offseason underway, here's which potential free-agency moves and winter trades have baseball teams, players and agents talking.

ESPN MLB
Nov 07, 2019

Trout, Braves trio highlight Silver Slugger winners
Angels outfielder Mike Trout has received his seventh Silver Slugger Award after batting .291 with 45 home runs and 104 RBIs this season.

ESPN MLB
Nov 07, 2019

Christian Yelich's run game and other lessons from Bill James Handbook
The Brewers star's overlooked talent and the value of the shift are part of the next-level fun in the annual analytics manual.

ESPN MLB
Nov 07, 2019

Sources: Yankees hire Blake as pitching coach
The Yankees have chosen Matt Blake, pitching coordinator for the Indians, to replace Larry Rothschild as pitching coach.

ESPN MLB
Nov 07, 2019

Astros reassign Reid Ryan; Nolan out as adviser
The Astros have moved Reid Ryan from president into a new role as executive adviser of business relations, while owner Jim Crane's son has joined the team's front office.

ESPN MLB
Nov 07, 2019

Union chief's rebuke of GM heats up baseball's cold war over free agency
Tony Clark's criticism of Braves exec Alex Anthopoulos was the latest labor skirmish for players facing another slow burn on the hot stove.

ESPN MLB
Nov 07, 2019

The player most likely to ...: Superlatives for the 2019-20 MLB free-agent class
Gerrit Cole might get a historic deal, but which available starter could be a steal? And which slugger could put a team over the top?

ESPN MLB
Nov 07, 2019

The player most likely to ...: Superlatives for the 2019-2020 MLB free-agent class
Gerrit Cole might get a historic deal, but which available starter could be a steal? And which slugger could put a team over the top?

ESPN MLB
Nov 07, 2019

2019-20 MLB free agent class superlatives: The player most likely to ...
Gerrit Cole might get a historic deal, but which available starter could be a steal? And which slugger could put a team over the top?

ESPN MLB
Nov 06, 2019

MLBPA unhappy with comments from Braves' GM
Tony Clark, head of baseball's players' union, said the union is launching an investigation after Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos said he's spoken with other teams to discuss their plans in free agency.

ESPN MLB
Nov 06, 2019

Reports: Giants narrow manager search to 3
Former Phillies manager Gape Kapler, Astros bench coach Joe Espada and Rays bench coach Matt Quatraro are the final three vying to replace Bruce Bochy as Giants manager, according to multiple reports.

ESPN MLB
Nov 06, 2019

Hader, Urias make cut for arbitration; Garcia out
Milwaukee closer Josh Hader and Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias made the list of 23 "Super 2s" that are eligible for salary arbitration, while the Marlins' Jarlin Garcia and Diamondbacks' Luke Weaver just missed.

ESPN MLB
Nov 05, 2019

Cardinals extend Shildt, prez Mozeliak, GM Girsch
The Cardinals have extended the contracts of manager Mike Shildt, president of baseball operations John Mozeliak and general manager Mike Girsch.

ESPN MLB
Nov 05, 2019

The good, the bad ... and the Tigers: Ranking all 30 MLB teams based on their 2019 goals
Sorry, Detroit: Your team follows in the footsteps of other recent biggest losers. Where did every other club fall?

ESPN MLB
Nov 05, 2019

Which Modern Era candidates could get into the Baseball Hall of Fame?
We handicap the odds as Dale Murphy, Don Mattingly, Lou Whitaker and more stars of the 1980s and '90s get another chance at Cooperstown.

ESPN MLB
Nov 05, 2019

Top free agents, Mookie moving, and more: Passan answers 20 big MLB questions
Free agency is officially underway! Here's why things will (or won't) move faster and the names you'll be hearing most.

ESPN MLB
Nov 05, 2019

What does J.D. Martinez's opt-in mean for Red Sox, Mookie Betts?
Boston's DH decided not to test free agency. The ripple effects will be felt throughout the organization.

ESPN MLB
Nov 04, 2019

Trout, deGrom, Rendon among award finalists
Mike Trout is going for his third AL MVP award. He's finished second four times.

ESPN MLB
Nov 04, 2019

Yankees don't give qualifying offer to Gregorius
The Yankees did not extend a qualifying offer to shortstop Didi Gregorius, making him a free agent.

ESPN MLB
Nov 04, 2019

Yanks don't give qualifying offer to Gregorius
The Yankees did not extend a qualifying offer to shortstop Didi Gregorius, making him a free agent.

ESPN MLB
Nov 04, 2019

Braves re-sign Markakis, Flowers, decline Teheran
The Braves re-signed outfielder Nick Markakis and catcher Tyler Flowers to $4 million, one-year deal but declined pitcher Julio Teheran's 2020 option.

ESPN MLB
Nov 04, 2019

Martinez declines opt out, sticks with Red Sox
By remaining with the Red Sox, J.D. Martinez can earn $62.5 million over the next three years. He also has an opt-out clause after the 2020 season.

ESPN MLB
Nov 04, 2019

Martinez won't opt out of contract with Red Sox
By remaining with the Red Sox, J.D. Martinez can earn $62.5 million over the next three years. He also has an opt-out clause after the 2020 season.

ESPN MLB
Nov 04, 2019

Munson, Evans, Whitaker on HOF panel's ballot
New York Yankees greats Thurman Munson, Don Mattingly and Tommy John are among a 10-man ballot of candidates who will be eligible for selection to the Baseball Hall of Fame this year though the Modern Baseball Era committee.

ESPN MLB
Nov 04, 2019

Nationals celebrated by Trump at White House
Of the 25 players on Washington's World Series roster, 18 made the trip to the White House on Monday.

ESPN MLB
Nov 04, 2019

Beltran: I need to be 'best friend' to Mets' GM
Carlos Beltran was introduced as the Mets' new manager Monday and said general manager Brodie Van Wagenen needs to be his best friend if he is to succeed.

ESPN MLB
Nov 04, 2019

Brewers trade Anderson to Jays, decline Thames
The Brewers traded right-hander Chase Anderson to the Blue Jays and declined the 2020 option of slugger Eric Thames on Monday.

ESPN MLB
Nov 04, 2019

Brewers trade right-hander Anderson to Jays
The Brewers traded right-hander Chase Anderson to the Blue Jays and declined the 2020 option of slugger Eric Thames on Monday.

ESPN MLB
Nov 04, 2019

Another slow winter? Rendon or Cole? Mookie on the move? Passan's 20 hot stove questions
Free agency is officially underway! Here's why things will (or won't) move faster and the names you'll be hearing most.

ESPN MLB
Nov 03, 2019

Nuggets on MLB's 2019 Gold Glove winners
Nolan Arenado is among those who extended impressive streaks as baseball's award season got underway.

ESPN MLB
Nov 03, 2019

Rockies 3B Arenado wins 7th straight Gold Glove
Rockies star Nolan Arenado won his seventh straight Gold Glove Award on Sunday, moving him into sole possession of fourth place among third basemen. The Diamondbacks had four Gold Glove winners on their team this season.

ESPN MLB
Nov 03, 2019

Cubs exercise Rizzo's $16.5M option for 2020
The Chicago Cubs have picked up former All-Star first baseman Anthony Rizzo's $16.5 million option for 2020.

ESPN MLB
Nov 03, 2019

Alex Gordon a free agent as Royals decline option
The Royals have declined their half of Alex Gordon's $23 million mutual option for 2020, allowing the outfielder to become a free agent.

ESPN MLB
Nov 03, 2019

Phillies' Arrieta picks up $20M option for 2020
Jake Arrieta, who went 8-8 with a 4.64 ERA this season, has exercised a $20 million player option and will return to the Phillies for the 2020 season.

ESPN MLB
Nov 03, 2019

Sources: Chapman, Yankees agree on extension
Rather than become a free agent, reliever Aroldis Chapman has agreed to a one-year contract extension with the New York Yankees, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan.

ESPN MLB
Nov 02, 2019

Sources: Strasburg opts out of Nationals contract
World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg has opted out of the remaining four years, $100 million remaining on his deal with the Nationals and will test the free agent market.

ESPN MLB
Nov 02, 2019

Nats owner: Parade worth the wait after 95 years
Nationals owner Ted Lerner said "95 years is a pretty long wait" for the city's first World Series victory, "but I'll tell you, this is worth the wait."

ESPN MLB
Nov 02, 2019

Darvish, Heyward decide to remain with Cubs
Starting pitcher Yu Darvish and outfielder Jason Heyward, who both had the right to opt out of their contracts and become free agents, have decided to remain with the Cubs.

ESPN MLB
Nov 02, 2019

Cubs exercise Quintana's option, decline Holland
The Chicago Cubs exercised their 2020 club contract option on left-hander Jose Quintana on Saturday and declined their 2020 club contract option on left-hander Derek Holland.

ESPN MLB
Nov 01, 2019

Moustakas, Grandal enter free-agent market
Mike Moustakas and Yasmani Grandal declined their mutual options with the Milwaukee Brewers, becoming free agents.

ESPN MLB
Nov 01, 2019

Marlins decline Castro's $16M option for 2020
The rebuilding Miami Marlins have declined their $16 million option on infielder Starlin Castro for 2020 and will pay him a $1 million buyout, allowing him to become a free agent. Castro had a career-high 22 homers this season.

ESPN MLB
Nov 01, 2019

Nationals decline $4 million option on 1B Adams
Matt Adams, who hit .226 with 20 home runs and 56 RBIs in 111 games for the Nationals this season, had his $4 million option for 2020 declined by the team.

ESPN MLB
Nov 01, 2019

MLB manager watch: Who's in, who's out and latest on potential replacements
Here's what you need to know about which managers have been fired.

ESPN MLB
Nov 01, 2019

Reds exercise $5.5M option on INF Galvis
The Cincinnati Reds exercised the $5.5 million option for next season on infielder Freddy Galvis, who was claimed by the Reds off waivers from Toronto on Aug. 12.

ESPN MLB
Nov 01, 2019

Mets hire former All-Star Beltran as new manager
The Mets have hired former All-Star Carlos Beltran as their new manager, the team announced Friday evening.

ESPN MLB
Nov 01, 2019

Source: Ex-player Beltran to be Mets' manager
Former player Carlos Beltran is expected to be named the new manager of the Mets, a source confirmed to ESPN's Jeff Passan.

ESPN MLB
Nov 01, 2019

Nationals going to White House on Monday
The Nationals will be the third World Series-winning team to visit President Trump, joining the 2017 Astros and 2018 Red Sox.

ESPN MLB
Oct 31, 2019

Rendon tops list of 131 free agents on market
Baseball's business season starts shortly after the final out. Anthony Rendon became a free agent Thursday, a day after homering in Game 7 of the World Series.

ESPN MLB
Oct 31, 2019

Indians exercise ace Kluber's '20 contract option
The Indians expect the two-time Cy Young Award winner to be ready for spring training.

ESPN MLB
Oct 31, 2019

Four hours?! We found out why World Series baseball lasts all night long
The stakes are higher, the tension mounts ... and the pace slows to a crawl. Can baseball get its postseason games over before bedtime?

ESPN MLB
Oct 31, 2019

4 hours!? We found out why World Series baseball lasts all night long
The stakes are higher, the tension mounts ... and the pace slows to a crawl. Can baseball get its postseason games over before bedtime?

ESPN MLB
Oct 31, 2019

Pads want to 'win now' with new manager Tingler
Jayce Tingler was presented as San Diego's manager and he was wearing the club's classic brown jersey, which is expected to return next season.

ESPN MLB
Oct 31, 2019

World Series ratings rank third-worst in history
This year's World Series averaged 13.91 million viewers, Nielsen said Thursday, down 1.3% from 14.1 million last year. The seven-game series between the Nationals and Astros finished as the third-least viewed.

ESPN MLB
Oct 31, 2019

Kendrick HR ball, Strasburg jersey head to Hall
World Series artifacts from Howie Kendrick, Stephen Strasburg, Max Scherzer and Juan Soto are among the items headed to the Baseball Hall of Fame for the Autumn Glory exhibit.

ESPN MLB
Oct 31, 2019

Free-agent Cole thanks Astros, fans for support
Gerrit Cole, who is entering free agency after a record season with the Astros, said his "thank you" to the team and its fans and said "the heartbreak hasn't gotten any easier today."

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