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9:27 PM ET Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — Mike Radcliff, who was scouting director for 14 of his 35 years evaluating prospects for the Minnesota Twins, died Friday at age 66 after a nearly four-year bout with pancreatic cancer. The Twins said Radcliff died in suburban Kansas City, where he and his wife, Sherry, kept their
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3:39 PM ET Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Pitcher Max Fried went to salary arbitration with the Atlanta Braves for the second straight year, asking for $15 million instead of the team’s $13.5 million offer. The 29-year-old left-hander went 14-7 for the second straight season and lowered his ERA to 2.48 from 3.04 in
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3:28 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — Concerned about a possible bankruptcy for the company that owns local broadcasting rights to 14 of the 30 Major League Baseball teams, the league has formed a new economic study committee that will gather next week at the owners meetings in Palm Beach, Florida. The existence of
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12:40 PM ET Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals finalized Zack Greinke‘s $8.5 million contract for the upcoming season on Friday, bringing back a well-known and veteran arm to their otherwise young starting rotation. The deal for the 39-year-old right-hander includes up to $7.5 million in performance bonuses. He made $13
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12:16 PM ET Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Pitcher Jesús Luzardo became the second player in two days to beat the Miami Marlins in salary arbitration and was awarded $2.45 million on Friday. Miami had argued for $2.1 million during a hearing Thursday before a panel of John Stout, Melinda Gordon and Richard Bloch.
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1:25 PM ET Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Luis Arraez, the 2022 American League batting champion, won his salary arbitration case Thursday and will get a $6.1 million salary from the Miami Marlins, who acquired the infielder from the Minnesota Twins last month. Miami argued for a $5 million salary during a hearing Wednesday
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9:49 PM ET Jeff PassanESPN Close ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” Super utilityman Dylan Moore and the Seattle Mariners agreed on a three-year, $8.875 million contract extension Wednesday, sources told ESPN, keeping the multiposition spark plug in the city where he broke into
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11:10 PM ET LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Dodgers president and CEO Stan Kasten said the organization’s principal decision-makers were “unanimous” in their choice to release embattled starting pitcher Trevor Bauer, expressing confidence that the team “made the right decision.” Kasten, Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman, general manager Brandon Gomes and executive vice
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9:44 PM ET ESPN News Services The Baltimore Orioles and Maryland Gov. Wes Moore announced a joint commitment to what they called a “multi-decade, public-private partnership” to revitalize the Camden Yards sports complex. The statement from the team and the state’s new governor came Wednesday, the deadline for the Orioles to exercise a one-time, five-year
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3:55 PM ET Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — American League batting champion Luis Arraez went to a salary arbitration hearing Wednesday against the Miami Marlins, who acquired the infielder from the Minnesota Twins last month. Arraez asked for a raise from $2.2 million to $6.1 million, and the Marlins argued for $5 million. The
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1:43 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — The U.S. Justice Department asked a federal appeals court to narrowly consider Major League Baseball’s antitrust exemption, a filing made in a case involving four eliminated minor league teams hoping to end the sport’s century-old legal protection. MLB cut the minimum guaranteed minor league affiliation agreements from
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1:37 PM ET Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Seattle Mariners won the first salary arbitration decision of the year over relief pitcher Diego Castillo, who will get a raise to $2.95 million rather than his request of $3,225,000. Richard Bloch, Melinda Gordon and Brian Keller made the decision Wednesday, a day after hearing
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11:16 PM ET ESPN News Services TORONTO — Free agent reliever Chad Green and the Toronto Blue Jays agreed to an $8.5 million, two-year contract on Tuesday that includes options for 2025 and 2026. Green is likely to miss at least the early portion of next season while recovering from Tommy John surgery. He injured
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10:37 PM ET The Los Angeles Dodgers avoided arbitration with All-Star right-hander Tony Gonsolin on Tuesday, with the sides agreeing to a two-year, $6.65 million deal. Gonsolin had been seeking a $3.4 million salary for 2023, while the Dodgers were offering $3 million. The settlement will see him make $3.25 million this year and a
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