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Associated Press Feb 27, 2024, 04:48 PM ET Open Extended Reactions GLENDALE, Ariz. — Shohei Ohtani needed just three exhibition at-bats to show what a $700 million man can do for the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Japanese star hit a two-run homer in his first game wearing Dodger blue on Tuesday, working a full count
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Jeff Passan, ESPNFeb 27, 2024, 07:00 AM ET Close ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” Open Extended Reactions SURPRISE, Arizona — During the first week of spring training, Texas Rangers pitching coach Mike Maddux returned to the team’s clubhouse after watching a live batting
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ESPN News Services Feb 26, 2024, 07:24 PM ET Open Extended Reactions The St. Louis Cardinals are signing longtime San Francisco Giants infielder Brandon Crawford, sources told ESPN’s Jeff Passan on Monday, confirming multiple reports. Editor’s Picks 1 Related The deal is pending the completion of a physical. Crawford, 37, is expected to compete for
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Jeff Passan, ESPNFeb 26, 2024, 04:05 PM ET Close ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” Open Extended Reactions The Los Angeles Dodgers are trading outfielder Manuel Margot to the Minnesota Twins and plan to sign free agent super utility man Kiké Hernández to a
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Associated Press Feb 24, 2024, 06:42 PM ET Open Extended Reactions GOODYEAR, Ariz. — New Cleveland Guardians manager Stephen Vogt likened Saturday’s spring training opener to a new school year. “There’s something so exciting about the first day,” Vogt said before his dugout debut against Cincinnati at Goodyear Ballpark. “It’s like the first day of
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Field Level Media Feb 25, 2024, 01:22 PM ET Open Extended Reactions New York Mets starting pitcher Kodai Senga had a platelet-rich plasma injection in his ailing right shoulder and won’t throw for at least three weeks, all but sealing that he won’t take the mound as the team’s Opening Day starter. Manager Carlos Mendoza
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Field Level Media Feb 25, 2024, 08:44 PM ET Open Extended Reactions Shohei Ohtani will make his Los Angeles Dodgers‘ spring-training debut on Tuesday against the Chicago White Sox, who share the facility at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Arizona. Ohtani will be the designated hitter as he plays in a game for the first time
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Associated Press Feb 24, 2024, 02:43 PM ET Open Extended Reactions SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Major League Baseball’s move to slice two seconds off the pitch clock with runners on base is too much, too soon, according to players’ association head Tony Clark. The clock is shortening this season to 18 seconds from 20 with men
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Jeff Passan, ESPNFeb 25, 2024, 02:18 AM ET Close ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” Open Extended Reactions Centerfielder Cody Bellinger and the Cubs are in agreement on a three-year, $80 million contract, sources told ESPN, ending a prolonged free agency with a return
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Associated Press Feb 24, 2024, 07:30 PM ET Open Extended Reactions WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — It took eight years but Jen Pawol made the leap from the minors to a major league spring training contest as umpire at the Grapefruit League opener between the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals at CACTI Park of The
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Associated Press Feb 23, 2024, 11:58 AM ET Open Extended Reactions SURPRISE, Ariz. — The Kansas City Royals signed Austin Nola to a contract for the 2024 season on Friday, adding a veteran catcher to provide insurance behind Salvador Perez alongside young backup Freddy Fermin. Nola, 34, was released by the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday
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Jesse Rogers, ESPN Staff WriterFeb 22, 2024, 10:33 AM ET Close Jesse joined ESPN Chicago in September 2009 and covers MLB for ESPN.com. Open Extended Reactions Shortstop Tim Anderson and the Miami Marlins are in agreement on a one-year, $5 million contract, sources told ESPN on Thursday. Anderson, 30, joins Miami following a season to
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Anthony Olivieri, ESPN.comFeb 23, 2024, 02:44 PM ET Open Extended Reactions WICHITA, Kan. — The bronze cleats from a Jackie Robinson statue that was cut at the ankles and stolen last month will be donated to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Missouri, the league’s executive director told ESPN on Friday. “We thought
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Associated Press Feb 22, 2024, 07:28 PM ET Open Extended Reactions Alex Verdugo, now with the New York Yankees after being acquired from the Red Sox, insists he has no hard feelings toward Boston manager Alex Cora after twice being benched last year. Verdugo, a left-handed-hitting corner outfielder, played for Cora for three seasons before
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Jeff Passan Close Jeff Passan ESPN ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” Kiley McDaniel Close Kiley McDaniel ESPN MLB Insider ESPN MLB Insider Kiley McDaniel covers MLB prospects, the MLB Draft and more, including trades and free agency. Has worked for four MLB teams.
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Jesse Rogers, ESPN Staff WriterFeb 22, 2024, 04:15 PM ET Close Jesse joined ESPN Chicago in September 2009 and covers MLB for ESPN.com. Open Extended Reactions PHOENIX — Add the potential of see-through pants to the growing list of complaints regarding new MLB uniforms set to be used this season. With spring training games beginning,
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Associated Press Feb 21, 2024, 12:29 PM ET Open Extended Reactions TAMPA, Fla. — Starting what could be his final season with the New York Yankees, Gleyber Torres was clear about his intent. “I don’t want to leave,” the 27-year-old infielder said Wednesday. “I want to be a Yankee for life.” Torres was an All-Star
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