Professional baseball

November 17, 2017 - 5:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Boone became the first person with no experience as a manager of coach to interview to become Joe Girardi's successor with the New York Yankees. The 44-year-old interviewed Friday, becoming the fourth to go through the process after Yankees bench coach Rob Thomson, former...
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FILE - In this July 2, 2017, file photo, New York Yankees' Aaron Judge, right, and Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve have a conversation during the first inning of a baseball game in Houston. Altuve and Judge are the favorites for the AL MVP award, to be announced Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. (Yi-Chin Lee/Houston Chronicle via AP, File)
November 17, 2017 - 2:30 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Jose Altuve and the Houston Astros have grown together, enduring an arduous rebuild and coming out the other side among baseball's best. These days, nobody is standing taller. Altuve won the American League MVP award Thursday, towering over New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge by a...
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Sports agent Scott Boras answers questions during a news conference at the annual MLB baseball general managers' meetings, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
November 15, 2017 - 8:44 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Agent Scott Boras has a new metaphor this offseason, saying teams should desire to spend money on players and move to "Playoffville." Boras, who represents dozens of major leaguers, uses his availability at the annual general managers' meetings and the winter meeting for...
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Dan Halem, chief legal officer of Major League Baseball, answers questions during a news conference at the annual MLB baseball general managers' meetings, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
November 15, 2017 - 8:26 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Major League Baseball hopes to put in place a new posting system agreement with Japan by early December, a deal that would allow star pitcher-outfielder Shohei Otani to start negotiations with big league teams. MLB Chief Legal Officer Dan Halem said a new framework has been...
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FILE - At left is a Sept. 19, 2017, file photo showing Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer working against the Atlanta Braves in the first inning of a baseball game in Atlanta. At right is Scherzer in a 2017 file photo. Max Scherzer and Clayton Kershaw duel for the NL Cy Young Award while Corey Kluber and Chris Sale top the candidates for the AL prize. The Cy Young Awards are announced Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/File)
November 15, 2017 - 7:25 pm
Max Scherzer of the Washington Nationals coasted to his third Cy Young Award, winning Wednesday for the second straight year in the National League. Scherzer breezed past Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw, drawing 27 of the 30 first-place votes in balloting by members of the Baseball Writers...
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Derek Jeter, chief executive officer and part owner of the Miami Marlins, talks with members of the media at the annual MLB baseball general managers' meetings, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
November 15, 2017 - 4:59 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Now a rookie executive instead of a veteran player, Derek Jeter arrived for his first major league owners' meeting and said the Miami Marlins are listening to trade offers for slugging outfielder Giancarlo Stanton. Jeter became the Marlins' chief executive officer when a group...
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FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2017, file photo, Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor watches from the dugout during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Minnesota Twins in Detroit. Molitor has won the American League Manager of the Year award after the Twins became the first team to make the playoffs following a 100-loss season. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
November 14, 2017 - 9:07 pm
Paul Molitor and Torey Lovullo both presided over turnaround seasons, guided their teams into the playoffs and won Manager of the Year awards by wide margins. The paths they took, those were totally different. Molitor needed a clubhouse talk to calm down the Minnesota Twins, his players angered by...
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Jerry Reinsdorf, owner of the Chicago White Sox, relaxes at the annual MLB baseball general managers' meetings, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
November 14, 2017 - 9:07 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Puffing on a cigar, Chicago White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf said what many fans believe. "It doesn't matter if the game is 3 1/2 hours if it was an exciting game. But if it's a 2-1 game, it takes 4 hours, nobody's too happy with it," he said Tuesday. "I believe we should speed...
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FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2007, file photo, Boston Red Sox Hall of Famer Bobby Doerr waves to the crowd at Fenway Park in Boston, prior to a baseball game between the Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles. Doerr, a Hall of Fame second baseman who was dubbed the "silent captain" by longtime Red Sox teammate and life-long friend Ted Williams, has died. He was 99. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
November 14, 2017 - 7:37 am
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Bobby Doerr, the Hall of Fame second baseman dubbed the "Silent Captain" of the Boston Red Sox by longtime teammate and life-long friend Ted Williams, has died. He was 99. Doerr died Monday, the Red Sox said Tuesday in a statement. "Bobby Doerr was part of an era of...
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Michael Hill, president of baseball operations for the Miami Marlins, talks with members of the media at the annual baseball general managers' meetings, Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
November 13, 2017 - 9:05 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — For sale: 28-year-old chiseled slugger who led the major leagues with 59 home runs, the most in 16 years. Price: $295 million over a decade. Complication: Giancarlo Stanton only goes where he wants to, since the star right fielder has a full no-trade provision. Now under a new...
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