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MLB minimum salary rises $8,500 to $563,500 next season

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The major league minimum salary will rise to $563,500 next season, a hike of $8,500.Under Major League Baseball's collective bargaining agreement with the players' association, the minimum was $535,000 in 2017, $545,000 in 2018 and $555,000...

Giants manager Gabe Kapler says he was naive in handling of alleged assault in...

SAN FRANCISCO -- New San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler said Wednesday that he should have sought the guidance of experts four years ago when dealing with a 17-year-old girl who contacted him about an assault reportedly witnessed by...

Astros’ Justin Verlander wins second career AL Cy Young Award

Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander added to his already lengthy Hall of Fame résumé on Wednesday, when he was announced as this year's American League Cy Young Award winner, edging teammate Gerrit Cole.Verlander received 17 first-place votes compared to...

Scott Boras says MLB teams more eager for talking this year

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona -- Scott Boras, who represents most of this offseason's elite free agents, predicted Wednesday that the recent MLB freeze on free agency could thaw sooner rather than later."Clubs are wanting meetings and wanting to get in front...

Mets’ Jacob deGrom 7th in NL to win 2 straight Cy Youngs

New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom was named the NL Cy Young Award winner Wednesday, receiving 29 of 30 first-place votes. He becomes the seventh NL pitcher all-time to win the award at least two years in a row.Dodgers...

Why Andy Green is such an important part of the Cubs coaching calculus

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - On the day he was introduced as the next Cubs manager, David Ross made it a point to explain how important it is that his bench coach is "one step ahead" of him as he gets...

What return could Red Sox get back in a Mookie Betts trade?

As baseball's GM meetings roll on in Scottsdale, Arizona, one of the biggest headlines continues to be Mookie Betts' uncertain future.With the former MVP entering the last season of his contract - and the Red Sox looking to shed...

Hall of Famer Mike Piazza agrees to manage Italian baseball team

Hall of Fame catcher Mike Piazza has agreed to manage the Italian baseball team, he announced in a tweet Wednesday.Piazza said he will manage the team for the 2020 European Baseball Championship and the 2021 World Baseball Classic.Excited to...

NL West offseason preview — Will anyone challenge Dodgers’ division dynasty?

With free agency underway, the offseason is going to pick up steam. What are the big questions facing all 30 teams?We now turn to the NL West, where the Dodgers have a streak of consecutive titles going while the...

Giants name Gabe Kapler as Bruce Bochy’s replacement

The San Francisco Giants announced Tuesday that they've hired Gabe Kapler as their new manager. He replaces Bruce Bochy, who retired after the season.Kapler worked with Farhan Zaidi, the Giants' head of baseball operations, when both were with the...

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Irish, Midshipmen both thankful for long-running series

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- The belated congratulations came to Roger Staubach on a February afternoon in 2008 at the Daytona 500.A Notre Dame...