Monday, Feb. 8, 2016

Top Cuban player slips away with brother to join MLB

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - Star Cuban infielder Yulieski Gourriel and his younger brother slipped away from their hotel in the Dominican Republic in an apparent effort to launch careers ...
By Associated Press

Monday, Feb. 1, 2016

Braves' Foltynewicz continues recovery from blood clots

ATLANTA - Braves right-hander Mike Foltynewicz said he hopes to be cleared this week to throw off a mound as he continues his recovery from life-threatening blood clots in his right shoulder.
By Charles Odum

Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016

Freeman says wrist is pain-free

Freddie Freeman's slow-healing right wrist finally is pain-free, allowing the Braves first baseman to take swings on back-to-back days this week for the first time this off-season.

Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016

Mets hopes signing of Cespedes changes their image

Jeff Wilpon says he thinks Yoenis Cespedes' decision to stay with the New York Mets signals a change in how the often-struggling team is viewed.

Monday, Jan. 25, 2016

Commissioner outlines possible changes during interview

NEW YORK - Baseball's strike zone could be getting a slight lift.
By Ronald Blum

Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016

Cespedes is returning to the Mets

Slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is returning to the New York Mets.

Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016

National League teams might be more receptive to the DH

Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says National League teams may be more receptive to the designated hitter than in the past, even though owners ended two days of meetings without any ...

Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016

Upton signing is latest off-season splash for Tigers

With their owner authorizing yet another huge financial commitment, the Tigers added outfielder Justin Upton, agreeing to pay the free agent $132.75 million over six years.

Friday, Jan. 15, 2016

Arrietta, Cubs aren't close on contract figures

NL Cy Young Award winner Jake Arrietta had the largest gap among 35 players who swapped proposed figures with their teams in salary arbitration.

Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016

Aaron honored for work with Japan

ATLANTA - Japan honored former home run king Hank Aaron with one of its highest awards on Thursday, saying he is a symbol of its close relationship with the United States and their shared love of ...
By Paul Newberry

Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016

Mendoza earns spot in the both for baseball

Jessica Mendoza is now the most prominent woman calling national games for a major men's sport after being named as a regular on Sunday Night Baseball.
By Rachel Cohen

Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016

Nationals expect to keep reliever

Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo sounds very much like someone prepared to enter next season with Jonathan Papelbon as his closer, despite the pitcher's dugout brouhaha with NL MVP ...

Friday, Jan. 8, 2016

Ex-Cardinal director of scouting pleads guilty to hacking

The former director of scouting for the St. Louis Cardinals pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to hacking the player personnel database of the Houston Astros in an unusual case of high-tech ...

Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016

Griffey, Piazza pick their Cooperstown caps

Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza decide on which caps to have on their Cooperstown plaques.
By Ronald Blum

Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016

Griffey, Piazza elected to Hall of Fame

NEW YORK - Ken Griffey Jr. has been elected to the baseball Hall of Fame with the highest voting percentage ever, and Mike Piazza also is headed to Cooperstown.
By Ronald Blum

Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016

Griffey Jr. could receive close to 100 percent of the Hall of Fame vote

Ken Griffey Jr. seems assured of election on the first ballot Wednesday into the hall of fame , possibly with a record vote of close to 100 percent.
By Ronald Blum

Friday, Jan. 1, 2016

The northwest never loved a baseball player like it did Ken Griffey Jr.

When Ken Griffey Jr. takes his place in Cooperstown, he'll take the entire Northwest with him.

Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015

Longtime Atlanta Braves coach Dews dies

ATLANTA - Longtime Atlanta Braves coach Bobby Dews - a colorful baseball lifer, former Georgia Tech star and published author - died Saturday, the organization confirmed. He was 76.

Monday, Dec. 21, 2015

Georgia State University, developers will purchase Turner Field

ATLANTA - Officials overseeing the sale of Turner Field say the property will go to Georgia State University and a real estate firm.

Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015

Nationals moving on from pursuit of Phillips, reports say

Washington is moving on from its pursuit of Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips after negotiations reached a standstill Friday night, according to multiple reports.

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