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6:12 PM ET GOODYEAR, Ariz. — After an entire offseason of rumors about a potential trade, and constant speculation that his team ultimately will not be able to afford him, Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor wanted to make one thing clear after his first official workout of spring training. “I wanna win here, I wanna
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8:15 AM ET The Atlanta Braves on Monday announced the promotion of general manager Alex Anthopoulos and a contract extension for manager Brian Snitker. Anthopoulos will now be the team’s president, baseball operations and GM, and had his contract extended through 2024. The contracts for Snitker and his coaching staff have been extended through the
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8:04 PM ET Associated Press GLENDALE, Ariz. — Joc Pederson was back in a familiar clubhouse. He had the same dressing stall and many of the same teammates. Not much had changed, except for him. He felt awkward — and with good reason. Pederson put his Dodgers uniform back on at Camelback Ranch over the
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5:57 PM ET Associated Press GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Cincinnati Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer says he has gotten positive response to his criticism of a plan being considered by Major League Baseball to expand the playoffs, one that includes an extended break for top seeds and some teams choosing who they will play. Bauer directed his
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3:39 PM ET The impact of the Houston Astros‘ sign-stealing scandal is reverberating throughout Major League Baseball. There has been immediate impact — three managers lost their jobs in a week, along with the Astros’ general manager. And through all of the revelations, both the Astros themselves and players throughout the game have had something
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8:50 AM ET ESPN News Services Outspoken Cincinnati Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer didn’t mince words when asked his opinion Friday about the Houston Astros‘ sign-stealing scandal. “I’m not going to let them forget the fact that they are hypocrites, they are cheaters, they’ve stolen from a lot of other people and the game itself,” Bauer
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9:18 PM ET Associated Press MEXICO CITY — Bartolo Colon is headed to Mexico. The right-hander, who will turn 47 in May, has signed with the Monclova Acereros of the Mexican Baseball League. The Acereros, defending champions of the Triple-A circuit, announced the signing of the Dominican right-hander Friday. The team didn’t provide details of
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2:53 PM ET Associate Press NEW YORK — Major League Baseball is raising the minimum salary for minor league players in 2021, according to a memo sent Friday from the commissioner’s office to all 30 teams and obtained by The Associated Press. Two years after successfully lobbying Congress to exempt minor leaguers from federal minimum
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10:08 PM ET Mitch Haniger is recovering from a second surgery in three weeks, meaning the Seattle Mariners won’t have the veteran outfielder for Opening Day and beyond. “2nd surgery today in the last 3 weeks,” Haniger wrote on Instagram Thursday night. “Not how I imagined heading into the 2020 season but I’m really excited
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4:23 PM ET Kiley McDaniel Close ESPN MLB Insider Kiley McDaniel covers MLB prospects, the MLB Draft and more, including trades and free agency. Has worked for three MLB teams. The week before major colleges begin regular-season play (which starts on Friday) is always prime time for top junior colleges to be blanketed by scouts.
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8:46 PM ET LOS ANGELES — Andrew Friedman, the Los Angeles Dodgers‘ president of baseball operations, tried to trade for Mookie Betts last summer. But the Boston Red Sox, at the time still under the direction of Dave Dombrowski, suddenly got hot. They won five of six against the division rival Tampa Bay Rays and
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3:51 PM ET TAMPA, Fla. — On the other side of the state, Astros players remained under guard, cordoned away from reporters in advance of what is expected to be an orchestrated organizational message, in a first collective response to their sign-stealing scandal. At Yankees camp, however, there are no signs of group-speak, no guardrails
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10:24 PM ET Jeff PassanESPN Close ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Houston Astros owner Jim Crane is expected to meet with the full Astros roster Wednesday to discuss the team’s strategy for publicly addressing the sign-stealing scandal that
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