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» Wednesday, November 22, 2017

MLB Note - New York Yankees Judge, Aaron

RF Aaron Judge underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder Monday, but is expected to complete his recovery before the start of spring training. The Yankees announced on Tuesday that Judge's procedure "involved a loose-body removal and cartilage clean-up, and was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic." Judge, 25, hit an AL-leading and a Yankees-rookie-record 52 home runs while driving in 114 runs and batting .284 over 155 games during his rookie campaign in 2017.

» Tuesday, November 21, 2017

MLB notebook: Braves lose 13 players for illegal signings

Major League Baseball came down hard on the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday for multiple violations of the international amateur signing rules, making 13 players who had previously signed with the organization free agents.

Braves lose 13 players due to signing violations

Major League Baseball came down hard on the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday for multiple violations of the international amateur signing rules, making 13 players who had previously signed with the organization free agents.

Braves lose 13 players due to signing violations

Major League Baseball came down hard on the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday for multiple violations of the international amateur signing rules, making 13 players who had previously signed with the organization free agents.

Braves lose 12 players due to signing violations

Major League Baseball came down hard on the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday for multiple violations of the international amateur signing rules, making 12 players who had previously signed with the organization free agents.

Yankees’ Judge undergoes shoulder surgery

Reigning American League Rookie of the Year Aaron Judge is on the shelf.

Morgan asks voters to block PED users from Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame vice chairman Joe Morgan emailed every eligible voter from the Baseball Writers' Association of America on Tuesday, writing that "steroid users don't belong" in Cooperstown, N.Y.

» Monday, November 20, 2017

Japanese two-way star could play in majors next year

The Major League Baseball Players' Association announced Monday that it agreed to a 24-hour extension for a new posting agreement to be reached between MLB and Nippon Professional Baseball.

Rubin: The battle to land Japanese superstar Ohtani

As always, baseball's offseason will be filled of things worth watching. Not only are the free agencies of established stars like Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer, Los Angeles Dodgers starter Yu Darvish and Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder J.D. Martinez going to be interesting, it appears that National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton is being shopped around by the new Miami Marlins ownership group headed by Yankees legend Derek Jeter.

Jones, Thome head Hall of Fame ballot

Third baseman Chipper Jones and designated hitter Jim Thome are among the 19 newcomers on the 2018 Hall of Fame ballot, the Baseball Writers' Association of America announced Monday.

Rubin: The battle to land Japanese superstar Ohtani

As always, baseball's offseason will be filled of things worth watching. Not only are the free agencies of established stars like Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer, Los Angeles Dodgers starter Yu Darvish and Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder J.D. Martinez going to be interesting, it appears that National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton is being shopped around by the new Miami Marlins ownership group headed by Yankees legend Derek Jeter.

» Friday, November 17, 2017

Hart steps down as senior advisor for Braves

Atlanta Braves senior advisor John Hart stepped down from his position to pursue other opportunities outside the organization, the team announced Friday.

» Thursday, November 16, 2017

MLB notebook: Altuve, Stanton named MVPs

Two weeks after helping the Houston Astros to their first World Series title, second baseman Jose Altuve was named American League MVP, the Baseball Writers Association of America announced Thursday.

Astros star Altuve named AL MVP

Two weeks after helping the Houston Astros to their first World Series title, second baseman Jose Altuve was named American League MVP, the Baseball Writers Association of America announced Thursday.

Stanton edges Votto for NL MVP

Giancarlo Stanton edged out Joey Votto in the fourth-closest balloting of all-time to become the first Miami Marlins' player to be named National League MVP, the Baseball Writers' Association of American announced on Thursday.

Nine players turn down qualifying offers

Nine free agents received qualifying offers and each player rejected them, the Player's Association announced Thursday.

White Sox acquire RHP Vieira from Mariners

The Chicago White Sox acquired minor league right-hander Thyago Vieira from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for international signing bonus pool money, the teams announced Thursday.

» Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Pirates won’t renew Latin scouting director’s contract

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced Wednesday that they will not be renewing the contract of Rene Gayo, their director of Latin American scouting.

MLB notebook: Scherzer, Kluber win Cy Young Awards

Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer earned his third Cy Young Award by beating out teammate Stephen Strasburg and Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw in the voting announced on Wednesday.

Nationals’ Scherzer repeats as NL Cy Young winner

Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer earned his third Cy Young Award by beating out teammate Stephen Strasburg and Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw in the voting announced on Wednesday.

Indians’ Kluber claims second AL Cy Young Award

Cleveland Indians ace Corey Kluber picked up his second American League Cy Young Award from the Baseball Writers Association of America when the voting results were announced on Wednesday.

Jeter addresses Stanton rumors at GM meetings

Miami Marlins CEO Derek Jeter said he has yet to speak directly with superstar Giancarlo Stanton in regard to potential trade rumors upon addressing reporters at the general managers meetings on Wednesday in Orlando, Fla.

Nationals finalize coaching staff with Blanco

The Washington Nationals finalized new manager Dave Martinez's coaching staff on Wednesday, adding Henry Blanco as the bullpen coach.

» Tuesday, November 14, 2017

MLB notebook: Molitor, Lovullo named top managers

Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor was named the American League Manager of the Year on Tuesday.

Twins’ Molitor named AL Manager of the Year

Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor was named the American League Manager of the Year on Tuesday.

Diamondbacks’ Lovullo chosen as NL’s top skipper

Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo was named National League Manager of the Year on Tuesday.

Former White Sox OF Rivera dies at 96

Jim Rivera, a former outfielder for the Chicago White Sox who helped the team win an American League pennant in 1959, died at age 96 on Monday night in Fort Wayne, Ind., the team announced.

Schoendienst now oldest living HOFer after Doerr’s death

The death of Bobby Doerr at age 99 led to a new title for legendary St. Louis Cardinals player and manager Red Schoendienst.

Mariners add Brower as assistant to Servais

The Seattle Mariners named Jim Brower as an assistant coach, the team announced Tuesday.

Red Sox great Bobby Doerr dies

Hall of Fame second baseman Bobby Doerr has died at the age of 99, the Boston Red Sox announced on Tuesday.

Red Sox great Bobby Doerr dies

Hall of Fame second baseman Bobby Doerr has died at the age of 99, the Boston Red Sox announced on Tuesday.

» Monday, November 13, 2017

MLB notebook: Judge, Bellinger earn MLB rookie honors

The verdict was a unanimous one as New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge was named the 2017 American League Rookie of the Year on Monday.

Dodgers’ Bellinger wins NL Rookie of Year honors

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger began the season in the minors and ended it as a unanimous choice for the 2017 National League Rookie of the Year.

Judge unanimous choice for AL Rookie of Year

The verdict was a unanimous one as New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge was named the 2017 American League Rookie of the Year on Monday.

Braves tab Anthopoulos to run baseball operations

The Atlanta Braves hired former Los Angeles Dodgers and Toronto Blue Jays executive Alex Anthopoulos as their executive vice president and general manager, the team announced Monday.

Beltran ends 20-year career, announces retirement

Outfielder Carlos Beltran announced his retirement after a 20-year major league career, going out on top by winning his first World Series championship with the Houston Astros.

» Friday, November 10, 2017

MLB Note - Oakland Athletics Canha, Mark

OF Mark Canha had arthroscopic surgery on his right wrist to remove a cyst, the team announced. The surgery was performed at the Kerlan-Jobe Clinic in Los Angeles on Tuesday. Dr. Steven Shin removed a cyst from Canha's right wrist and expects him to be ready for spring training, the team announced.

» Thursday, November 9, 2017

Boone a candidate for Yankees’ managerial job

Aaron Boone could make the jump from the broadcast booth back to the Yankees dugout in the near future.

MLB notebook: Stanton, Judge among Silver Slugger winners

Since a major league record for home runs in a season was set in 2017, it is not surprising that the list of Silver Slugger Award winners announced Thursday included a number of long-ball hitters.

Stanton, Judge highlight Silver Slugger Award winners

Since a major league record for home runs in a season was set in 2017, it is not surprising that the list of Silver Slugger Award winners announced Thursday included a number of long-ball hitters.

Athletics OF Canha undergoes wrist surgery

Oakland Athletics outfielder Mark Canha had arthroscopic surgery on his right wrist to remove a cyst, the team announced.

Marlins bringing back Mattingly as manager

Don Mattingly will return as manager of the Miami Marlins next season.

Royals manager Yost falls from tree, breaks pelvis

Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost sustained a broken pelvis after a fall from a tree on his property at his Georgia home, a team official said.

» Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Gordon, Heyward, Arenado win 5th Gold Gloves

Major League Baseball's awards season is about to get in full swing, and late Tuesday night, players from both leagues were recognized for defensive excellence as the Gold Glove winners were announced.

Roy Halladay killed in plane crash

Two-time Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay was killed Tuesday when his plane crashed into the Gulf of Mexico, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office in Florida. He was 40.

Roy Halladay killed in plane crash

Two-time Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay was killed Tuesday when his plane crashed into the Gulf of Mexico, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office in Florida. He was 40.

Roy Halladay killed in plane crash

Two-time Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay was killed Tuesday when his plane crashed into the Gulf of Mexico, according to Pasco County Sheriff's office in Florida. He was 40.

» Monday, November 6, 2017

MLB roundup: Cashman wanted ’fresh voice’ for Yanks

New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman explained his reasoning for not retaining longtime manager Joe Girardi on Monday, saying it "was time for a new voice and fresh voice" in the team's youthful clubhouse.

Judge on short list for AL MVP, Rookie of Year

Aaron Judge set a rookie record for homers, and the New York Yankees right-fielder could win a pair of awards next week.

Nine free agents receive qualifying offers

Chicago Cubs pitchers Jake Arrieta and Wade Davis were among nine free agents to receive $17.4 million qualifying offers from their teams Monday.

Nine players on Modern Baseball Era Hall of Fame ballot

Jack Morris is among nine former players on the 10-name Modern Baseball Era ballot, the National Baseball Hall of Fame announced Monday.

Yankees GM Cashman explains dismissal of Girardi

New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman explained his reasoning for not retaining longtime manager Joe Girardi Monday and concluded it "was time for a new voice and fresh voice" in the team's youthful clubhouse.

Former Twins coach Rick Stelmaszek dies

Former Minnesota Twins coach Rick Stelmaszek died from complications of pancreatic cancer, the team announced Monday.

Yankees GM Cashman explain dismissal of Girardi

New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman explained his reasoning for not retaining longtime manager Joe Girardi Monday and concluded it "was time for a new voice and fresh voice" in the team's youthful clubhouse.

Cora introduced as Red Sox manager

Alex Cora was all smiles as he was introduced as the 47th manager of the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on Monday.

Indians decline option on P Logan

The Cleveland Indians declined the $7 million club option on left-handed reliever Boone Logan for the 2018 season.

MLB Note - Los Angeles Dodgers Ethier, Andre

OF Andre Ethier received a $2.5 million buyout and will become a free agent after the Dodgers declined his $17.5 million option for next season on Sunday.

» Sunday, November 5, 2017

Dodgers decline Ethier’s option

The Los Angeles Dodgers parted ways with veteran outfielder Andre Ethier on Sunday when they declined his $17.5 million option for next season.

Cueto to stay with Giants through 2021

San Francisco Giants right-hander Johnny Cueto exercised his player option to remain under contract with the team through 2021.

» Saturday, November 4, 2017

Verlander marries supermodel Upton

Houston Astros right-hander Justin Verlander capped arguably the greatest week of his life on Saturday by marrying supermodel Kate Upton in Italy.

Red Sox name Hyers as hitting coach

The Boston Red Sox named Tim Hyers as hitting coach of new manager Alex Cora's staff.

» Friday, November 3, 2017

Tanaka opts to stay with Yankees

Right-hander Masahiro Tanaka is staying with the New York Yankees.

Indians pick up option on OF Brantley

Injuries shortened Michael Brantley's past two seasons, but the Cleveland Indians exercised his $11.5 million option for 2018 on Friday.

Pirates pick up option on McCutchen

The Pittsburgh Pirates exercised their $14.75 million option on outfielder Andrew McCutchen on Friday.

MLB notebook: Thousands celebrate at Astros’ parade

Houston Astros standout pitcher Dallas Keuchel had something he wanted to ask the thousands of fans lined outside City Hall on Friday who came to celebrate with the new World Series champions.

Thousands celebrate Astros’ first title in downtown parade

Houston Astros standout pitcher Dallas Keuchel had something he wanted to ask the thousands of fans lined outside City Hall on Friday who came to celebrate with the new World Series champions.

Marlins decline option on OF Ichiro

The Miami Marlins declined the 2018 option on outfielder Ichiro Suzuki on Friday, the team announced.

Astros pick up options on Altuve, Gonzalez

The World Series champion Houston Astros picked up the contract option of leading American League MVP candidate Jose Altuve on Friday, the team announced.

» Thursday, November 2, 2017

Mariners add Romine, decline Gallardo, Iwakuma options

The Seattle Mariners declined options on starting pitchers Yovani Gallardo and Hisashi Iwakuma on Thursday and claimed utilityman Andrew Romine off waivers from the Detroit Tigers.

Athletics pick up option on 2B Lowrie

Oakland Athletics second baseman Jed Lowrie's $6 million contract option for the 2018 season was exercised on Thursday, the team announced.

New Nationals manager Martinez welcomes pressure

New Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez is fine with there being pressure on his club.

Twins All-Star 3B Sano slated for shin surgery

Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano will undergo surgery for a left shin injury that sidelined him for six weeks during the regular season, the team announced Thursday.

Tigers hire Bosio as pitching coach

The Detroit Tigers named Chris Bosio as their pitching coach on Thursday.

Upton signs five-year extension with Angels

Los Angeles Angels outfielder Justin Upton agreed to a five-year contract extension, the team announced on Thursday.

Houston to host parade for champion Astros on Friday

The City of Houston will honor the World Series champion Astros with a parade through downtown on Friday.

Report: Puig’s home burglarized during Game 7

A burglar broke into the home of Yasiel Puig as the Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder was at Dodger Stadium during Game 7 of the World Series on Wednesday night.

Red Sox hire La Russa to front-office position

The Boston Red Sox hired Hall of Fame manager Tony La Russa as the team's vice president and special assistant to the president of baseball operations, the team announced Thursday.

Astros’ Correa celebrates World Series title with proposal

Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa won a ring on Wednesday and promptly gave another away.

Young Astros figure to be force into future

It started with some revolutionary, out-of-the box thinking. It picked up steam when the game plan was adjusted last offseason. And it was galvanized with a major trade and an act of God.

Darvish’s struggles doom Dodgers’ title hopes

LOS ANGELES -- Even the winningest team in baseball is not immune to an off night, but for the Los Angeles Dodgers, it came at the worst time.

» Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Jansen shakes off slump, seals Dodgers’ win

LOS ANGELES -- Kenley Jansen entered Game 6 of the World Series in completely foreign territory. It did not faze the Los Angeles Dodgers closer one bit.

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