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FILE - In this July 2, 2017, file photo, New York Yankees' Aaron Judge, right, and Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve have a conversation during the first inning of a baseball game in Houston. Altuve and Judge are the favorites for the AL MVP award, to be announced Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. (Yi-Chin Lee/Houston Chronicle via AP, File)
November 17, 2017 - 2:29 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Houston Astros dynamo Jose Altuve has won the American League MVP award, towering over New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge by a wide margin. The 5-foot-6 Altuve drew 27 of the 30 first-place votes in balloting by members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Altuve...
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November 16, 2017 - 12:33 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says rule changes to speed games will be put in place next year with or without an agreement with the players' association. Major League Baseball proposed last offseason to institute a 20-second pitch clock, limits in trips to the mound by...
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FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2017, file photo, Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer stands in the dugout during the team's baseball game against the Miami Marlins at Nationals Park in Washington. Scherzer of the Washington Nationals coasted to his third Cy Young Award, winning Wednesday, Nov. 15, for the second straight year in the National League. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
November 15, 2017 - 11:45 pm
Max Scherzer heard his name and thrust his arms in the air, shouting and smiling big before turning to kiss his wife. Corey Kluber, on the other hand, gulped once and blinked. Two aces, two different styles — and now another Cy Young Award for each. The animated Scherzer of the Washington Nationals...
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Sports agent Scott Boras answers questions during a news conference at the annual MLB baseball general managers' meetings, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
November 15, 2017 - 8:44 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Agent Scott Boras has a new metaphor this offseason, saying teams should desire to spend money on players and move to "Playoffville." Boras, who represents dozens of major leaguers, uses his availability at the annual general managers' meetings and the winter meeting for...
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Dan Halem, chief legal officer of Major League Baseball, answers questions during a news conference at the annual MLB baseball general managers' meetings, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
November 15, 2017 - 8:26 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Major League Baseball hopes to put in place a new posting system agreement with Japan by early December, a deal that would allow star pitcher-outfielder Shohei Otani to start negotiations with big league teams. MLB Chief Legal Officer Dan Halem said a new framework has been...
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Derek Jeter, chief executive officer and part owner of the Miami Marlins, talks with members of the media at the annual MLB baseball general managers' meetings, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
November 15, 2017 - 4:59 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Now a rookie executive instead of a veteran player, Derek Jeter arrived for his first major league owners' meeting and said the Miami Marlins are listening to trade offers for slugging outfielder Giancarlo Stanton. Jeter became the Marlins' chief executive officer when a group...
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FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2017, file photo, Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor watches from the dugout during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Minnesota Twins in Detroit. Molitor has won the American League Manager of the Year award after the Twins became the first team to make the playoffs following a 100-loss season. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
November 14, 2017 - 9:07 pm
Paul Molitor and Torey Lovullo both presided over turnaround seasons, guided their teams into the playoffs and won Manager of the Year awards by wide margins. The paths they took, those were totally different. Molitor needed a clubhouse talk to calm down the Minnesota Twins, his players angered by...
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Jerry Reinsdorf, owner of the Chicago White Sox, relaxes at the annual MLB baseball general managers' meetings, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
November 14, 2017 - 9:07 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Puffing on a cigar, Chicago White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf said what many fans believe. "It doesn't matter if the game is 3 1/2 hours if it was an exciting game. But if it's a 2-1 game, it takes 4 hours, nobody's too happy with it," he said Tuesday. "I believe we should speed...
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November 14, 2017 - 9:07 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta United is adding an expansion team in the second-division United Soccer League that will play at a suburban baseball stadium beginning in 2018. The USL team will provide a nearby outlet for Atlanta United to loan out little-used players to get additional experience, while...
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FILE - In this May 14, 1942, file photo, Boston Red Sox left fielder Ted Williams, left, tests the arm of Red Sox second baseman Bobby Doerr before their game against the White Sox, in Chicago. Doerr, a Hall of Fame second baseman who was dubbed the "silent captain" by longtime Red Sox teammate and life-long friend Ted Williams, has died. He was 99. (AP Photo/File)
November 14, 2017 - 8:05 pm
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Bobby Doerr, the Hall of Fame second baseman dubbed the "Silent Captain" of the Boston Red Sox by longtime teammate and friend Ted Williams, has died. He was 99. Doerr died on Monday in Junction City, Oregon, the Red Sox said Tuesday in a statement. The Red Sox said Doerr...
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