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4:24 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — A judge has ordered lawyers for the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles to submit a proposed judgment of what the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network should pay the Nationals for television rights from 2012-16 based on the decision issued in April by an arbitration panel of three baseball executives.
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8:18 PM ET Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — Jake Odorizzi watched Dallas Keuchel remain on the free-agent market until June and didn’t want to take a chance of lingering without a contract. So he accepted the Minnesota Twins‘ $17.8 million qualifying offer for a one-year contact and put himself in position to become a free agent
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1:12 PM ET The Pittsburgh Pirates have hired Ben Cherington as the team’s new general manager, according to multiple reports and confirmed by ESPN. Cherington served as GM of the Boston Red Sox for four years, winning the World Series in 2013. He stepped down as the Red Sox’s general manager during the 2015 season
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6:18 PM ET Cody Bellinger captured his first National League Most Valuable Player Award on Thursday, beating defending champion Christian Yelich and eventual World Series champion Anthony Rendon. Bellinger was selected first on 19 of 30 ballots and second on 10 more, beating out Yelich, the runner-up who was named first on 10 ballots and
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6:51 PM ET Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout captured his third American League MVP Award on Thursday, edging Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman. Trout received 17 first-place votes from the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, with Bregman receiving the other 13. Trout and Bregman were either first or second on all 30
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10:41 AM ET Jeff PassanESPN Close ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” Major League Baseball’s investigation into illegal sign stealing is expected to expand beyond the 2017 Houston Astros and look into whether other teams, including the 2019 Astros, used technology to aid hitters,
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8:21 PM ET Associated Press 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 this year. In the final two seasons of the five-year
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9:03 AM ET 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 announce I have reached an agreement to manage the Italian National
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10:29 PM ET ESPN News Services The San Francisco Giants announced Tuesday that they’ve hired Gabe Kapler as their new manager. Kapler replaces Bruce Bochy, who retired after the season. Kapler worked with Farhan Zaidi, the Giants’ head of baseball operations, when both were with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Joe Espada, the Astros bench coach,
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3:37 PM ET Jeff PassanESPN Close ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” The Houston Astros used a center-field camera to help steal signs during their 2017 championship season, a former Astros pitcher told The Athletic, a practice that would have run afoul of rules
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10:38 PM ET Associated Press SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Tampa Bay Rays general manager Erik Neander has been voted Major League Baseball’s Executive of the Year. Tampa Bay was 96-66, the second-most wins in team history, despite a big league-low payroll of $66 million. The Rays beat Oakland in the AL wild-card game, then lost to
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3:26 PM ET The San Francisco Giants have hired former Cubs front office executive Scott Harris as general manager, the team announced Sunday. Harris spent seven years in the Cubs front office and was named their assistant GM in January of last year. Harris has long been seen as a future GM and was an
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1:05 AM ET Associated Press SAN DIEGO — Brown is back for the San Diego Padres. The Padres unveiled new uniforms Saturday night that feature a brown-and-gold color scheme, similar to the one used from the franchise’s inception in 1969 through 1984. The new uniforms were unveiled at Petco Park in front a few thousand
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