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11:07 AM ET Jeff PassanESPN Close ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” IRVING, Texas — Separated by 12 miles physically and a million philosophically, the commissioner of baseball and his counterpart at the players’ union spent Day 1 of Major League Baseball’s lockout of
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The contract numbers spent in free agency so far are record-setting, mind-bending. Max Scherzer‘s annual salary of $43.3 million is the highest ever for a pitcher. The Texas Rangers spent more money in two days on two players — Corey Seager and Marcus Semien — than they have on their entire roster the last four
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NEW YORK — Within minutes of locking out players Thursday amid contentious negotiations on the next collective bargaining agreement, Major League Baseball scrubbed all remnants of player likenesses off its official properties such as MLB.com, replacing player photos with generic silhouettes. In response, players decided to lean all the way in. Players started to change
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Marcus Stroman has reached a deal with the Chicago Cubs, the right-hander announced Wednesday on social media. “CHICAGO! @Cubs,” Stroman posted to Twitter. “Chicago has always been one of my favorite cities,” he added in a separate post. “Culture and passion everywhere. Beyond excited to pitch in front one of the best fan bases in
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A day of negotiating brought Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association no closer to a new collective bargaining agreement, according to sources familiar with the talks. The sides met in Irving, Texas, on Tuesday, one day before the current agreement is set to expire at 11:59 p.m. ET Wednesday. Though the sides have
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The Baltimore Orioles were nearing a one-year agreement Tuesday night with second baseman Rougned Odor, according to The Athletic. Odor, 27, spent last season with the New York Yankees, hitting .202 with 15 home runs and 39 RBIs in 102 games. Odor played seven seasons with the Texas Rangers before joining the Yankees. He’s hit
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11:41 AM ET Jeff PassanESPN Close ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” The Seattle Mariners have acquired second baseman/outfielder Adam Frazier in a trade with the San Diego Padres. Going to San Diego will be hard-throwing left-handed reliever Raymond Kerr and outfielder Corey Rosier.
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