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7:32 PM ET The Astros have named James Click their new general manager, the team announced Monday. Click previously had served as vice president of baseball operations for the Rays from 2017-19. “I am excited to join the Astros family,” Click said in a statement. “The Astros are a progressive and innovative organization with a
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10:59 AM ET Associated Press CLEVELAND — Francisco Lindor‘s future with the Indians was already unclear. On Saturday, it got even more confusing. The four-time All-Star shortstop, who has been the subject of trade rumors because Cleveland will probably never be able to offer him a long-term contract close to what he may one day
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4:37 PM ET Associated Press WASHINGTON — Longtime scout and Washington Nationals senior adviser Phil Rizzo has died. He was 90. The Nationals confirmed Rizzo’s death in a statement Saturday. Phil is the father of World Series-winning Washington general manager Mike Rizzo. Phil Rizzo was named to the inaugural class of the Professional Baseball Scouts
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Jan 31, 2020 Associated Press DENVER — The Colorado Rockies and All-Star shortstop Trevor Story finalized a $27.5 million, two-year deal Friday, avoiding arbitration. His agreement leaves 18 players still headed to arbitration hearings, which run from Tuesday through Feb. 21. Story remains eligible to become a free agent following the 2021 World Series. The
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2:06 PM ET Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Left-handers Derek Holland and Robbie Erlin have agreed to minor league contracts with the Pittsburgh Pirates along with catcher Andrew Susac and outfielder Charlie Tilson. All four will report to big league spring training, the Pirates said Friday. The 33-year-old Holland is 78-78 with a 4.54 ERA in
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1:56 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — Matt Adams agreed to a minor league contract with the New York Mets on Friday, hoping to earn a job as a backup and a bat with pop off the bench. The 31-year-old is primarily a first baseman but also has played the outfield. He batted .226
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9:13 AM ET Curtis Granderson has announced his retirement after a 16-year career. “As I close out this wonderful chapter in my life and step away from my days on the field, I know that my role in this game is only just getting started,” Granderson said in a statement. Granderson spent the prime of
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7:25 PM ET ESPN News Services HOUSTON — Before he begins his “last hurrah,” Dusty Baker intends to talk to his new team. He hasn’t decided exactly what he’ll say to the scandal-riddled Houston Astros when spring training starts, but he’s certain of the message. “You got to go forward and make sure that it
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7:00 AM ET Are we sleeping on this year’s New York Mets? About a year ago at this time, the Mets were the darlings of a historically stagnant offseason. The top two players on the free-agent market — Bryce Harper and Manny Machado — had yet to sign. The trade that sent star catcher J.T.
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4:58 PM ET Associated Press SEATTLE — The Mariners added a veteran arm to their bullpen Thursday, agreeing to a one-year, $1.6 million contract with Yoshihisa Hirano. Hirano has spent the past two seasons with the Arizona Diamondbacks, appearing in 137 games with a 3.47 ERA. Hirano was very good in 2018, when he struck
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5:32 PM ET Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Reliever Greg Holland is back with the Kansas City Royals, agreeing Wednesday to a minor league contract. The 34-year-old right-hander would get a $1.25 million, one-year deal if added to the 40-man roster plus the chance to earn performance bonuses. Holland was 1-2 with a 4.54
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4:47 PM ET ESPN News Services Dusty Baker has been hired as the new manager of the Houston Astros, owner Jim Crane announced Wednesday. The deal is for one year and includes a team option for the 2021 season, a source told ESPN’s Jeff Passan on Wednesday. Baker will be formally introduced by the team
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10:01 AM ET Jeff PassanESPN Close ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant lost his grievance against the team in which he sought an extra year of service time, ensuring he won’t become a free agent until after the
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11:55 PM ET Associated Press COSTA MESA, Calif. — John Altobelli’s team knew there was only one way to honor its late coach — by playing on his favorite day. Altobelli’s Orange Coast College baseball team opened its season as scheduled on Tuesday against Chula Vista Southwestern. The game occurred two days after Altobelli, his
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