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Mets’ Yoenis Cespedes Is Said to Take a Pay Cut After Ranch Injury

When the Mets announced in May that outfielder Yoenis Cespedes had fractured his right ankle in a “violent fall” on his Florida ranch in May, General Manager Brodie Van Wagenen insisted that his immediate focus was on his player’s...

M.L.B. Updates Drug Policy to Include Opioid Testing

As part of the policy changes, natural cannabinoids (THC, CBD and marijuana) were removed from the list of drugs of abuse, allowing major and minor leaguers to use them for relief from the aches and pains of the sport...

Yankees Re-Sign Brett Gardner for a 13th Season

SAN DIEGO — Outfielder Brett Gardner, the longest tenured Yankee and now the lone holdover from their last championship season, in 2009, is returning for his 13th major league season with the team. The deal, which both sides wanted,...

The Astros Investigation Is Making the Off-Season Awkward for Everyone

SAN DIEGO — For a man hired last month to manage the Mets, it should have been a rudimentary question. Yet Carlos Beltran could not answer directly when asked this week if he expected to be managing at the...

How the Yankees Wooed Gerrit Cole

SAN DIEGO — A courtship that began in 2008 was rekindled on Dec. 3 in a suite at the Fashion Island Hotel in Newport Beach, Calif. The Yankees arrived to the hotel bearing gifts for Gerrit Cole, whom they...

M.L.B. Sends Message: Pitchers, Not Baseballs, Must Adapt

Home runs are up and pitchers are grumbling but baseball said a study of its seemingly supercharged baseballs had led them to conclude they did not need to change a thing. Source link

The Yankee Death Star Is Back

Hernandez struggled badly in the last three years of his deal with Seattle, but he was a fan favorite who set almost every Mariners pitching record. The Arizona Diamondbacks ultimately could not afford Greinke’s salary, but four years into...

Gerrit Cole Agrees to Deal With Yankees

SAN DIEGO — The Yankees have raised the stakes for their World Series pursuit by acquiring arguably the best pitcher in baseball, Gerrit Cole, with the richest contract ever given to a pitcher: $324 million over nine years. They...

Stephen Strasburg’s Contract With Nationals Sets Market for Gerrit Cole

SAN DIEGO — A widely expected reunion materialized on Monday, the first day of baseball’s annual winter meetings: Stephen Strasburg, the World Series M.V.P. who had become a free agent, re-signed with the Washington Nationals. Strasburg had exercised the...

Marvin Miller and Ted Simmons Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Marvin Miller, the union leader who revolutionized baseball by empowering players to negotiate multimillion-dollar contracts and to play for teams of their own choosing, was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday along with the former St....

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Pacioretty scores in OT, Golden Knights beat Stars 3-2

DALLAS (AP) -- Max Pacioretty scored on a backhander 51 seconds into overtime and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 on...