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Drew Smyly can earn up to $6.75 million with Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Drew Smyly can earn up to $6.75 million if he is a regular part of the San Francisco Giants'' rotation this year.Smyly has a $4 million base salary as part of the one-year contract announced...

Craig Stammen stays with Padres for $9 million, 2-year deal

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Reliever Craig Stammen finalized a $9 million, two-year contract Friday to remain with the San Diego Padres, who hold an option for a third season that could make the deal worth $12 million.Stammen, who turns...

Former Kansas City Royals owner David Glass dies at 84

Former Kansas City Royals owner and chairman David Glass died last week of complications from pneumonia at the age of 84, the team announced.Glass was named interim chairman and CEO of the Royals in 1993 when then-owner Ewing Kauffman...

MLB whistleblower deserves applause, not criticism

When future generations are documenting baseball history, Mike Fiers will surely be remembered as one of the game's most significant figures.Not necessarily for what he did on the field, though tossing a pair of no-hitters is certainly a worthy...

Rockies to retire Larry Walker’s jersey on April 19

The Colorado Rockies will retire the jersey of outfielder Larry Walker on April 19, the team announced Friday.Walker, the National League MVP in 1997, played 10 seasons with the Rockies, batting .334 with 258 home runs and 848 RBIs....

Jack McDowell says Tony La Russa had sign-stealing system with White Sox in ’80s

Former Cy Young Award winner Jack McDowell on Friday accused Hall of Fame manager Tony La Russa of having a camera-aided sign-stealing system installed when he was with the Chicago White Sox in the late 1980s.McDowell, who made his...

Source — MLB ineligible list ends at death for banned players

Major League Baseball has shifted its view of deceased players who have been banned for life, a group that includes "Shoeless" Joe Jackson and the seven other Chicago White Sox players prohibited from playing professional baseball in 1921 for...

How the internet helped crack the Astros’ sign-stealing case

NEW YORK -- When allegations that the Houston Astros had illegally stolen signs during their 2017 world championship season surfaced in November, Jimmy O'Brien was sitting in his new apartment in Harlem, waiting for five Verizon workers to finish...

Buzzers, burner accounts and conspiracies

11:00 AM ETJeff PassanESPN CloseESPN MLB insiderAuthor of "The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports"BASEBALL LOST ITS mind Thursday. Every sport endures this: part-cleansing, part-reckoning, part-recalibration -- a day to release everything, good,...

Kyler Murray believes he could play in NFL, MLB at same time

Bo Jackson, Deion Sanders ... Kyler Murray?The Arizona Cardinals quarterback, coming off his rookie season, said he believes he could join a short list of athletes to play professional baseball and football at the same time ... just not...

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Surging Blue Jackets ready to host Devils

The Columbus Blue Jackets will go for their fourth straight win when they host the New Jersey Devils on Saturday.The Blue Jackets improved to...