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7:59 PM ET Boston Red Sox television analyst Jerry Remy tweeted Friday that he is currently cancer-free after being diagnosed with the disease again in August. “Friday was a very good day for me,” Remy, the former Red Sox second baseman, wrote. “Had my first scan since going through treatments. Highly successful. Cancer free for
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5:09 PM ET The Houston Astros‘ quest for a second straight World Series title nearly included Bryce Harper. The Athletic reported on Saturday that the Astros and Washington Nationals had a deal in place for the All-Star right fielder at the non-waiver trade deadline only to see it vetoed by Washington ownership. When the Nats’
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6:52 PM ET Joe Mauer, the 2009 American League MVP who has spent all 15 seasons of his major league career with the Minnesota Twins, announced his retirement Friday. Mauer made his announcement in a letter to fans that was released by the Twins. The Minneapolis Star-Tribune also reported Mauer bought a full-page advertisement for
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5:16 PM ET ESPN News Services NEW YORK — J.P. Ricciardi is leaving the New York Mets after eight seasons. The Mets announced his decision Friday, a day after the end of the annual general managers’ meetings and 11 days after hiring Brodie Van Wagenen to succeed Sandy Alderson as general manager. Ricciardi was hired
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7:14 PM ET ESPN News Services A new term for commissioner Rob Manfred is among the items that will be voted on by MLB owners when they meet next week in Atlanta, a source told The Associated Press on Thursday. The source told The Associated Press that the new term for Manfred, who was elected
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7:02 PM ET Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — Aside from that fearsome left-handed swing everybody knew, Willie McCovey provided an example of humility in how he lived for many of his San Francisco Giants teammates year after year. “McCovey was our leader,” Gaylord Perry said as his fellow Hall of Famer was remembered in a
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9:52 AM ET The Pittsburgh Pirates have re-signed infielder Jung Ho Kang to a one-year contract, the team announced Thursday. Kang played in only three games — the Pirates’ season-ending series against the Cincinnati Reds — in 2018 after missing nearly two straight seasons because of visa issues connected to three DUI arrests in his
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11:30 PM ET CARLSBAD, Calif. — Declaring “Harper’s Bazaar” open for business on Wednesday, baseball superagent Scott Boras is ready to listen to high-priced offers for Bryce Harper, his 25-year-old superstar client. Not unlike the fashion magazine, the courting of Harper will only be relevant for those ready to pay. Bryce Harper turned down a
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3:04 PM ET Associated Press ATLANTA — Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson is expected to be ready for spring training following surgery on his left wrist. The Braves said Wednesday Swanson had a procedure on Monday to remove a “loose body” in the wrist. The 24-year-old Swanson hit .238 with 14 home runs and 59 RBIs
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11:00 AM ET ESPN News Services Bryce Harper rejected the Washington Nationals‘ offer of approximately $300 million over 10 years late last season, according to multiple reports. Washington tried to lock up Harper with one of the richest deals in baseball history before he became a free agent, but the then 25-year-old opted to test
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10:43 PM ET ESPN News Services SAN FRANCISCO — Los Angeles Dodgers general manager Farhan Zaidi has accepted a job to head baseball operations for the Giants, according to ESPN and multiple reports. Zaidi’s Dodgers reached the World Series each of the past two seasons. Four years ago, the Canadian-born Zaidi departed his job as
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7:08 PM ET Bryce Harper rejected a long-term “aggressive offer” from the Washington Nationals on the last day of the 2018 season, The Washington Post reports. The offer — discussed at length throughout September with Harper and his agent, Scott Boras — included no opt-outs and was less than the $400 million it was speculated
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12:15 AM ET Associated Press CARLSBAD, Calif. — Oakland Athletics executive vice president of baseball operations Billy Beane was voted the inaugural Major League Baseball Executive of the Year. Tampa Bay general manager Erik Neander and Milwaukee general manager David Stearns tied for second, MLB said Monday at the annual GM meetings, without announcing the
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11:24 PM ET CARLSBAD, Calif. — The Chicago Cubs have informed manager Joe Maddon they won’t be discussing a contract extension with him before next season, the fifth and final one of his current deal. “We’re really focused on digging in and finding ways at getting the absolute most out of 2019,” team president Theo
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4:28 PM ET Associated Press COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Late New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, former managers Lou Piniella, Davey Johnson and Charlie Manuel, and six players headed by Lee Smith are on the 10-man ballot for the baseball Hall of Fame’s Today’s Game Era committee to consider next month. Harold Baines, Albert Belle, Will
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