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Jan 18, 2020

Survey: Fans want Astros players punished too
More than half of MLB fans believe Astros players should have been penalized along with team management in the aftermath of the sign-stealing scandal, according to an online survey conducted on behalf of ESPN.

ESPN MLB
Jan 17, 2020

Darvish now asks: Were Astros stealing off me?
In the aftermath of the Astros' cheating scandal, a big question lingers for former Dodgers pitcher Yu Darvish, who was rocked by Houston during the 2017 World Series: "Was I tipping [pitches], or were they stealing [signs]?"

ESPN MLB
Jan 17, 2020

Manager search a hot topic at Red Sox fan event
While Red Sox CEO Sam Kennedy said no real progress has been made in the team's search for Alex Cora's replacement, fans at the team's winter carnival chanted "Hire Tek!" -- a nod to former captain Jason Varitek.

ESPN MLB
Jan 17, 2020

Astros' owner expects to hire manager by Feb. 3
Houston Astros owner Jim Crane said Friday that he expects to hire a manager to replace AJ Hinch by Feb. 3. Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow were fired Monday after both were suspended by Major League Baseball for the team's sign-stealing scandal.

ESPN MLB
Jan 17, 2020

Former Royals owner David Glass dies at 84
David Glass, who bought the Kansas City Royals in 2000, died last week at the age of 84, the team announced. Under Glass' ownership, the team reached the World Series in 2014 and won the title in 2015.

ESPN MLB
Jan 17, 2020

Rockies to retire Walker's jersey on April 19
The Rockies will retire Larry Walker's No. 33 jersey on April 19, joining Todd Helton (17) as the only players to be so honored by the team.

ESPN MLB
Jan 17, 2020

McDowell: La Russa put in sign-stealing system
Former White Sox pitcher Jack McDowell, who never played for Tony La Russa, said a camera-aided sign-stealing system was set up by the Hall of Fame manager prior to his being fired, and that was used after McDowell made his debut in 1987.

ESPN MLB
Jan 17, 2020

Source: Ineligible list ends at death for MLB bans
Major League Baseball has no hold on banned players after they die, a source told ESPN, which could be significant when it comes to Hall of Fame consideration for "Shoeless" Joe Jackson and others who were banned for life and have since died.

ESPN MLB
Jan 17, 2020

How the internet helped crack the Astros' sign-stealing case
From video breakdowns to screengrabs to players weighing in, social media shaped MLB's first uniquely 21st century scandal.

ESPN MLB
Jan 17, 2020

Buzzers, burner accounts and conspiracies: Inside baseball's day of epic chaos
Three days of sign-stealing scandal buildup erupted on social media Thursday, leading to a day of conspiracies and confusion -- and MLB without control of its sport.

ESPN MLB
Jan 17, 2020

Murray: Could play in NFL, MLB at same time
Cardinals QB Kyler Murray says he's still focused on football, but he says he thinks "it would be fun" to play professional baseball at the same time. "Athletically, I think, yeah, I could do it," he said.

ESPN MLB
Jan 17, 2020

Lessons from baseball helped Titans' A.J. Brown blossom at football
Before he was a breakout Titans rookie, Brown was a two-sport high school star. Why did he ultimately choose football over baseball?

ESPN MLB
Jan 16, 2020

MLB: No evidence Astros used wearable devices
Major League Baseball said Thursday that its investigation into stealing signs found no evidence that any Astros players wore electronic devices that would have notified them of certain pitches, including during the 2019 season.

ESPN MLB
Jan 16, 2020

Giants make Nakken 1st female coach in MLB
The Giants made Alyssa Nakken the first female coach on an MLB staff Thursday. She will be in uniform, will travel, throw batting practice and hit fungoes, manager Gabe Kapler said.

ESPN MLB
Jan 16, 2020

Bogaerts says Red Sox 2018 title not tainted
Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts says he doesn't think allegations of illegal sign-stealing taint the team's 2018 title.

ESPN MLB
Jan 16, 2020

Telling numbers for Hall of Fame cases of Larry Walker, Curt Schilling
Looking through a different statistical prism makes it clear both candidates belong in Cooperstown.

ESPN MLB
Jan 16, 2020

Astros, Springer avoid arbitration with 1-year deal
The Houston Astros and outfielder George Springer agreed Thursday to a one-year deal to avoid arbitration, owner and chairman Jim Crane announced.

ESPN MLB
Jan 16, 2020

Mets agree to part ways with manager Beltran
Carlos Beltran, before beginning his first season on the job with the New York Mets, became the third MLB manager to lose his job as a result of the Astros' sign-stealing scandal, joining AJ Hinch and Alex Cora.

ESPN MLB
Jan 16, 2020

Why Beltran is out before his first game as Mets manager
Here's what you need to know as Beltran became the third skipper to lose his job this week.

ESPN MLB
Jan 16, 2020

Why Carlos Beltran is out before his first game as Mets manager
Here's what you need to know as the only player named in MLB's sign-stealing report became the third skipper to lose his job this week.

ESPN MLB
Jan 16, 2020

Mets catch break as Carlos Beltran Era ends before it begins
Amid all this scandal, the Mets get a rare mulligan in parting ways with a manager who wasn't right for them.

ESPN MLB
Jan 16, 2020

Players, execs on sign-stealing scandal: Astros' tarnished rep, what they knew
Did the Astros and Alex Cora get what they deserved? How aware were opposing players? Here's what those around the game told us.

ESPN MLB
Jan 16, 2020

Potential candidates to replace AJ Hinch as Astros manager
Who could fill the unexpected managerial opening in Houston? Here are some names to watch.

ESPN MLB
Jan 16, 2020

Source: Astros interview Showalter for manager
The Houston Astros have interviewed Buck Showalter for their managerial vacancy, ESPN has confirmed.

ESPN MLB
Jan 15, 2020

Ranking every baseball Hall of Famer -- and where 2020 candidates fit in
Ted Williams, Stan Musial and Willie Mays could have company. Where will Derek Jeter fit in among Cooperstown's tiers of greats?

ESPN MLB
Jan 15, 2020

Red Sox: Cora admitted to wrongdoing on Astros
Red Sox officials said Wednesday that fired manager Alex Cora admitted to wrongdoing while with the Astros.

ESPN MLB
Jan 15, 2020

Sources: Mets gauging Beltran after Astros fallout
Sources told ESPN that the Mets are assessing the situation concerning new manager Carlos Beltran as a result of his involvement in the Astros' sign-stealing scandal of 2017, sources told ESPN.

ESPN MLB
Jan 15, 2020

MLB vet Hudson joins Auburn as pitching coach
Tim Hudson, a former standout pitcher and hitter for Auburn before embarking on a 17-year MLB career in which he won 222 games with a 3.49 ERA and 2,080 strikeouts, has been hired as the Tigers' pitching coach.

ESPN MLB
Jan 14, 2020

An AL Central repeat? 300 home runs again? What adding Josh Donaldson brings to the Twins
What does the former MVP's move to Minnesota mean for the AL playoff picture -- and for his old team, the Braves?

ESPN MLB
Jan 14, 2020

Sabathia says Yankees were 'cheated' out of title
C.C. Sabathia said the Yankees, who lost to the Astros in 7 games in 2017's ALCS, were potentially cheated out of a title.

ESPN MLB
Jan 14, 2020

Two managers gone in two days: What losing Cora, Hinch means for baseball
The World Series-winning skippers of 2017 and 2018 are out and, no matter the circumstances, it's a sad thing for MLB.

ESPN MLB
Jan 14, 2020

What's next for Red Sox after Alex Cora's fall?
We size up the potential candidates to manage Boston in 2020 as scandal shakes the organization.

ESPN MLB
Jan 14, 2020

Candidates to replace Alex Cora as Red Sox manager
We size up the potential candidates to manage Boston in 2020 as scandal shakes the organization.

ESPN MLB
Jan 14, 2020

2020 Baseball Hall of Fame
Who is headed to Cooperstown in 2020? Derek Jeter is a lock, but will anyone else be elected when the final votes are announced?

ESPN MLB
Jan 14, 2020

Sources: Twins land Donaldson for 4 years, $92M
Third baseman Josh Donaldson and the Twins have agreed to a four-year deal that includes $92 million guaranteed, with a chance to increase to $104 million in value if Donaldson hits escalators on a fifth-year club option, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan.

ESPN MLB
Jan 14, 2020

Cora out as Red Sox manager following scandals
The Red Sox said that given the findings of the Astros' investigation, "we collectively decided that it would not be possible for Alex to effectively lead the club going forward."

ESPN MLB
Jan 14, 2020

Phillies cut former All-Star Herrera, claim Martini
The Phillies owe Odubel Herrera, who was suspended last season under MLB's domestic violence policy, $19.5 million.

ESPN MLB
Jan 14, 2020

Caesars sets Astros win total at 97 despite firings
Despite an unusual winter that saw the Astros lose Gerrit Cole, as well as their GM and manager in the wake of a sign-stealing scandal, oddsmakers still expect them to flirt with 100 wins.

ESPN MLB
Jan 14, 2020

Caesars sets Astros' win total at 97 despite firings
Despite an unusual winter that saw the Astros lose Gerrit Cole, as well as their GM and manager in the wake of a sign-stealing scandal, oddsmakers still expect them to flirt with 100 wins.

ESPN MLB
Jan 14, 2020

MLB players, execs on sign-stealing scandal: Astros' tarnished rep, what they knew and more
Did the Astros and Alex Cora get what they deserved? How aware were opposing players? Here's what those around the game told us.

ESPN MLB
Jan 14, 2020

Yankees overhaul training staff after injury record
After setting a major league record last season by having 30 players placed on the injured list, the Yankees have overhauled their training staff and have hired Eric Cressey as director of player health and performance.

ESPN MLB
Jan 14, 2020

Braves unveil Truist Park as new stadium name
Truist Park is the new name of the Atlanta Braves' stadium and team president Derek Schiller said he expects the new branding to endure for the "next 20-plus years."

ESPN MLB
Jan 14, 2020

Olney: 5 biggest victims of Astros' sign-stealing scandal
From opponents to fans to MLB itself, the fallout from Houston's scandal hits the entire game hard.

ESPN MLB
Jan 14, 2020

The five biggest victims of the Astros scandal
From opponents to fans to MLB itself, the fallout from Houston's scandal hits the entire game hard.

ESPN MLB
Jan 13, 2020

Why anger is boiling behind the scenes about Astros' sign-stealing punishments
MLB's discipline and the franchise's firing of its manager and GM made for a great show about taking a hard-line stance. But here's why many across baseball feel Houston's owner got off easy.

ESPN MLB
Jan 13, 2020

Tigers agree to deal with right-hander Nova
Ivan Nova, 34, led the majors in starts with 34 for the White Sox last season, going 11-12 with a 4.72 ERA in 187 innings.

ESPN MLB
Jan 13, 2020

Players react as MLB punishes Astros for sign stealing
Active and former players took to social media to share their thoughts about the fallout in Houston.

ESPN MLB
Jan 13, 2020

Nats pitching prospect Segura dies at age 23
Nationals pitching prospect Fausto Segura died Sunday night at the age of 23, the team announced.

ESPN MLB
Jan 13, 2020

Astros' Luhnow, Hinch fired after MLB gives ban
Astros GM Jeff Luhnow and manager AJ Hinch were fired Monday after MLB issued one-season suspensions for their role in a sign-stealing scheme.

ESPN MLB
Jan 13, 2020

Astros' Luhnow, Hinch suspended for 2020 season
Astros GM Jeff Luhnow and manager AJ Hinch have been suspended for one season after an MLB investigation found the team used technology to cheat during its World Series-winning 2017 season, it was announced Monday.

ESPN MLB
Jan 13, 2020

2020 MLB spring training schedule, key dates, updates and more
Check out updates for teams in Florida and Arizona for spring training, including the defending champion Nationals.

ESPN MLB
Jan 13, 2020

Everything you need to know about MLB's sign-stealing scandal
From MLB's punishments to managerial changes by the Astros and Red Sox, here are answers to all your questions.

ESPN MLB
Jan 13, 2020

What you need to know about Astros' sign-stealing punishment
MLB came down hard on Houston. From AJ Hinch's suspension to possible future punishments, here's how the penalties will impact the sport.

ESPN MLB
Jan 12, 2020

Bellinger on Astros, Red Sox: L.A. did it 'right way'
The Dodgers lost to the Astros and Red Sox in back-to-back World Series, and now both those teams are under investigation for alleged sign-stealing.

ESPN MLB
Jan 12, 2020

Bellinger on Astros, Red Sox: LA did it 'right way'
The Dodgers lost to the Astros and Red Sox in back-to-back World Series, and now both those teams are under investigation for alleged sign-stealing.

ESPN MLB
Jan 12, 2020

Bellinger on Astros, Red Sox: LA does it right way
The Dodgers lost to the Astros and Red Sox in back-to-back World Series, and now both those teams are under investigation for alleged sign-stealing.

ESPN MLB
Jan 12, 2020

Source: Dodgers give LHP Wood 1-year, $4M deal
Free-agent left-hander Alex Wood, who played for the Dodgers from 2015 to '18, is reuniting with Los Angeles on a one-year, $4 million deal with incentives, ESPN's Jeff Passan reported.

ESPN MLB
Jan 12, 2020

Sources: Frazier gets 1-year deal from Rangers
Infielder Todd Frazier has agreed to a one-year deal to join the Rangers, sources told ESPN.

ESPN MLB
Jan 12, 2020

Olney: Catcher's role will be changing dramatically
The upcoming use of an electronic strike zone is just one way catchers will see their duties behind the plate diminished.

ESPN MLB
Jan 11, 2020

Nats' Scherzer starts '20 with clean bill of health
With a 2019 World Series Champions patch stitched onto the right sleeve of his white Nationals jersey, Max Scherzer made it clear as can be Saturday that his neck is just fine and his preseason routine is the same as ever.

ESPN MLB
Jan 11, 2020

Buster Olney's top 10 right fielders: Acuna, Bellinger, Betts, Harper, Judge, Yelich ... oh my!
Six guys who could all end up in the Hall of Fame. Ranking them? Brutal.

ESPN MLB
Jan 11, 2020

Haniger, Smith, Tuivailala agree to 1-year deals
The Mariners reached agreement Friday with outfielders Mitch Haniger and Mallex Smith and pitcher Sam Tuivailala on contracts for the upcoming season. The three were the team's only arbitration-eligible players.

ESPN MLB
Jan 10, 2020

Source: Twins reward Sano with 3-year extension
Third baseman Miguel Sano is in agreement with the Minnesota Twins on a three-year contract extension, a source familiar with the deal told ESPN's Jeff Passan.

ESPN MLB
Jan 10, 2020

Sources: Springer among stars facing arbitration
The biggest arbitration case in terms of both salary and the gap between sides involves George Springer, who is asking for $22.5 million while the Houston Astros are offering $17.5 million, sources said.

ESPN MLB
Jan 10, 2020

Astros' Springer among stars facing arbitration
The biggest arbitration case in terms of both salary and the gap between sides involves George Springer, who is asking for $22.5 million while the Houston Astros are offering $17.5 million, sources said.

ESPN MLB
Jan 10, 2020

Sources: Bellinger's $11.5M deal sets record
Cody Bellinger avoided arbitration with the Dodgers on Friday, and sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan the one-year deal is for $11.5 million, a record for a first-time-eligible player.

ESPN MLB
Jan 10, 2020

Indians bump Lindor to $17.5M amid trade talk
Francisco Lindor, whom the Indians expect to be their starting shortstop on Opening Day, agreed to a $17.5 million contract -- the second-largest one-year deal for a player in his second season of arbitration eligibility.

ESPN MLB
Jan 10, 2020

Sources: Yanks agree to $8.5M deal with Judge
The Yankees avoided arbitration by agreeing to an $8.5 million deal with Aaron Judge and a $12.5 million deal with James Paxton, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan

ESPN MLB
Jan 10, 2020

Mets, Syndergaard agree to $9.7M salary for '20
Right-hander Noah Syndergaard has agreed to a $9.7 million, one-year deal with the New York Mets to avoid salary arbitration.

ESPN MLB
Jan 10, 2020

Reds' Bauer skirts arbitration with 1-year deal
Trevor Bauer agreed to a one-year, $17.5 million deal with the Cincinnati Reds on Friday, bypassing salary arbitration after the All-Star pitcher had a contentious hearing with Cleveland last offseason.

ESPN MLB
Jan 10, 2020

Source: Betts gets record $27M from Red Sox
Mookie Betts, who hit .295 with 29 home runs, 80 RBIs and an AL-best 135 runs scored, reached a record agreement to avoid arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $27 million deal with the Red Sox, a source told ESPN.

ESPN MLB
Jan 10, 2020

Bryant, Cubs reach $18.6M deal, avoid arbitration
Kris Bryant, who had a .282 batting average with 31 home runs and 77 RBIs last season, has reached a one-year, $18.6 million deal with the Cubs, sources told ESPN.

ESPN MLB
Jan 10, 2020

Sources: Bryant, Cubs reach 1-year, $18.6M deal
Kris Bryant, who had a .282 batting average with 31 home runs and 77 RBIs last season, has reached a one-year, $18.6 million deal with the Cubs, sources told ESPN.

ESPN MLB
Jan 10, 2020

Source: Peralta, D-backs agree to 3-year deal
David Peralta and the Arizona Diamondbacks are in agreement on a three-year, $22 million contract extension, a source familiar with the deal told ESPN's Jeff Passan.

ESPN MLB
Jan 10, 2020

2020 MLB arbitration tracker
January 10 is the deadline for teams and arbitration-eligible players to agree on salaries or exchange desired numbers for 2020. Follow along on a hectic day of contract decisions.

ESPN MLB
Jan 09, 2020

Why are Los Angeles fans so down on the Dodgers?
L.A.'s failure to make a big splash this offseason has folks frustrated, but is their anger really justified?

ESPN MLB
Jan 09, 2020

Rays-Cardinals swap a good old-fashioned win-win trade
Adding Jose Martinez helps Tampa Bay's lineup, while St. Louis lands a top pitching prospect -- and might not be done yet.

ESPN MLB
Jan 09, 2020

Cardinals ship Martinez to Rays for touted arm
The Cardinals have traded outfielders Jose Martinez and Randy Arozarena as part of a deal for Rays lefty prospect Matt Liberatore.

ESPN MLB
Jan 09, 2020

Sources: Cards to get LHP prospect in Rays trade
Matt Liberatore, a consensus top 100 prospect in baseball and regarded by some as the second-best left-handed prospect in the minor leagues, is being traded from Tampa Bay to St. Louis, sources told ESPN.

ESPN MLB
Jan 09, 2020

Sources: Cards' Martinez to Rays for touted arm
Sources told ESPN that the Cardinals are trading outfielders Jose Martinez and Randy Arozarena as part of a deal for Rays lefty prospect Matt Liberatore.

ESPN MLB
Jan 09, 2020

Mets extend spring training invite to Tebow
The Mets have extended a spring training invitation to 32-year-old former Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow.

ESPN MLB
Jan 09, 2020

Buster Olney's top 10 teams: Big boys have some competition
The Yankees and Dodgers are surefire powerhouses, but some small-market contenders shouldn't be sold short.

ESPN MLB
Jan 09, 2020

Ex-D-back Romero hits catcher with bat after HBP
Alex Romero, who spent two seasons with the Arizona Diamondbacks, sparked a brawl in the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League playoffs on Wednesday, when he struck the opposing catcher with his bat after being hit by a pitch.

ESPN MLB
Jan 08, 2020

Reliever Rondon, D-backs reach 1-year, $3M deal
Relief pitcher Hector Rondon and the Diamondbacks have agreed to a $3 million, one-year contract.

ESPN MLB
Jan 08, 2020

Reports: Rondon, D-backs reach 1-year, $3M deal
Relief pitcher Hector Rondon and the Diamondbacks have agreed to a $3 million, one-year contract, according to multiple reports.

ESPN MLB
Jan 08, 2020

Optimistic Indians hopeful for SS Lindor in 2020
Speaking on an offseason conference call, Indians president Chris Antonetti expressed optimism that All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor could be in Cleveland's lineup to start the season after the Indians assessed a lukewarm trade market.

ESPN MLB
Jan 08, 2020

OF Akiyama wanted to make history with Reds
Shogo Akiyama knew the Cincinnati Reds were the only Major League Baseball team that never had a player born in Japan, which is exactly why he wanted to sign with them.

ESPN MLB
Jan 08, 2020

Brewers extend Counsell through '23 season
Brewers manager Craig Counsell, who had one season remaining on his contract, was given a three-year extension through the 2023 season.

ESPN MLB
Jan 08, 2020

MLB Stock Watch: Ranking all 30 teams midway through offseason
With the big wave of winter moves settling down, we stack up the rosters as spring training approaches.

ESPN MLB
Jan 08, 2020

Buster Olney's top 10 third basemen: Hot corner is lighting up the hot stove
Among MLB's best third basemen: a newly minted Angel, a coveted free agent and two stars on the trading block.

ESPN MLB
Jan 08, 2020

O's reliever Castro robbed at gunpoint in D.R.
Orioles reliever Miguel Castro says he was robbed at gunpoint in his native Dominican Republic and is lucky to be alive.

ESPN MLB
Jan 07, 2020

Sources: Chirinos returns to Rangers for 2nd stint
Free-agent catcher Robinson Chirinos and the Texas Rangers have agreed on a one-year, $6.75 million deal, sources told ESPN.

ESPN MLB
Jan 07, 2020

Attorney: Lifelong brain injury for child hit by ball
An attorney for the family of a 2-year-old girl who was hit by a foul ball at an Astros game last May says the child's brain injury is permanent and that she is at risk of having seizures for life.

ESPN MLB
Jan 07, 2020

Dodgers agree to 1-year deal with RHP Nelson
The Dodgers and free-agent Jimmy Nelson agreed to a one-year deal, the team announced. The agreement features several incentives should the right-hander return to his 2017 form, sources told ESPN.

ESPN MLB
Jan 07, 2020

Sources: Dodgers add P Nelson on 1-year deal
The Dodgers and free-agent Jimmy Nelson have agreed to a one-year deal that features several incentives should the right-hander return to his 2017 form.

ESPN MLB
Jan 07, 2020

Sources: White Sox, Cishek agree on 1-year deal
The White Sox continued their free-agency spending, agreeing to a one-year, $6M deal with sidearming reliever Steve Cishek.

ESPN MLB
Jan 07, 2020

Report: Red Sox used replay room to steal signs
The Athletic, citing anonymous people who were with the Red Sox in 2018, reported that Boston players would visit the replay room to decipher their opponents' sign sequence and then relay the information to the dugout.

ESPN MLB
Jan 07, 2020

Sources: MLB near decision on Astros discipline
The targets for discipline will be employees of the Astros, including the front office and on-field coaching personnel, but will not include the players involved in the scheme, according to three players who have been interviewed.

ESPN MLB
Jan 07, 2020

Buster Olney ranks the top 10 for 2020 at every position
From a battle of Big Apple aces to a showdown of superstar shortstops and beyond, here are ESPN.com's top 10 rankings across the diamond.

ESPN MLB
Jan 06, 2020

Reds sign Japan's Akiyama to 3-year, $21M deal
The Cincinnati Reds have signed Japanese outfielder Shogo Akiyama to a three-year, $21 million contract.

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