MLB baseball

FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2013, file photo, two-time Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay answers questions after announcing his retirement after 16 seasons in the major leagues with Toronto and Philadelphia, at the MLB winter meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. An autopsy report says Halladay had evidence of amphetamine, morphine and an insomnia drug in his system when he died in a small plane crash in Florida last year.( AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
January 20, 2018 - 8:07 am
NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) — An autopsy report says retired star pitcher Roy Halladay had evidence of amphetamine, morphine and an insomnia drug in his system when he died in a small plane crash in Florida last year. The Tampa Bay Times reports that an autopsy released Friday shows the former...
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FILE - In this Feb. 27 2017, file photo, New York Mets outfielder and former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow laughs during a news conference at the baseball teams spring training facility in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Tebow will attend major league spring training with the New York Mets. The 30-year-old outfielder was among nine spring training invitees announced by the team Friday, Jan. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
January 20, 2018 - 4:32 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Tim Tebow will be at spring training with the New York Mets. The 30-year-old outfielder was among a group of nine spring training invitees announced by the team Friday. The 2007 Heisman Trophy winner and NFL quarterback is preparing for his second professional baseball season. He...
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January 19, 2018 - 4:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Baltimore pitcher Tucker Baca has been suspended for the first 60 games of the season under baseball's minor league drug program following a positive drug test for a performance-enhancing substance. Pittsburgh right-hander Montana Durapau and Atlanta left-hander Gabriel Noguera each...
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FILE - In this June 2, 2015, file photo, Washington Nationals relief pitcher Felipe Rivero (73) throws during the second baseball game of a doubleheader against the Toronto Blue Jays at Nationals Park, in Washington.The hard-throwing left-handed reliever finalized a $22 million, four-year contract with the pPittsburgh Pirates on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, a deal that includes two club options and could be worth $41 million over six seasons. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
January 18, 2018 - 4:29 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Felipe Rivero admits he was a little surprised when Pittsburgh Pirates parted with established stars Gerrit Cole and Andrew McCutchen over the last week, part of a roster reset the club insists is not to be confused with an actual rebuild. "They were saying they wanted to keep...
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January 17, 2018 - 11:22 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Jay Bruce says he has "unfinished business" with the New York Mets. Bruce was back at Citi Field on Wednesday, a day after finalizing a $39 million, three-year deal to bring his big bat back to Queens. The 30-year-old outfielder had a career-high 36 home runs along with a .254...
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2017, file photo, Pittsburgh Pirates' Andrew McCutchen watches his RBI-single off Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Sal Romano during the third inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh. The Giants acquired McCutchen from the Pirates for right-hander Kyle Crick, minor league outfielder Bryan Reynolds and $500,000 in international signing bonus allocation. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
January 15, 2018 - 8:00 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Giants found the outfielder they were looking for this winter, acquiring Andrew McCutchen from Pittsburgh on Monday to fill a key void. San Francisco parted with right-hander Kyle Crick, minor league outfielder Bryan Reynolds and $500,000 in international signing bonus...
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FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2017 file photo, Washington Nationals' Howie Kendrick throws off his batting helmet as he celebrates his walkoff grand slam in the 11th inning of the second baseball game of a doubleheader against the San Francisco Giants in Washington. The Nationals have agreed to terms on a $7 million, two-year contract with veteran outfielder Howie Kendrick. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
January 15, 2018 - 1:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Nationals have agreed to a $7 million, two-year contract with outfielder Howie Kendrick, a deal subject to a successful physical. Agent Pat Murphy confirmed the deal to The Associated Press on Monday. USA Today was first to report the deal. Kendrick, 34, hit .293 with seven...
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January 14, 2018 - 10:39 pm
VISALIA, Calif. (AP) — Doug Harvey, one of 10 umpires enshrined in the baseball Hall of Fame, has died. He was 87. The Hall said Sunday that Harvey had been in hospice care in Visalia, California. He died Saturday of natural causes. Harvey umpired in the National League from 1962 through 1992, and...
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January 13, 2018 - 7:31 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The World Series champion Houston Astros have boosted their rotation with another big arm, acquiring Gerrit Cole from the Pittsburgh Pirates in a five-player trade. The deal was announced Saturday. The Pirates got right-handers Joe Musgrove and Michael Feliz, third baseman Colin...
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FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2014, file photo, Keith Jackson arrives at 66th Annual DGA Awards Dinner at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. Jackson, the down-home voice of college football during more than five decades as a broadcaster, died Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. He was 89. (Photo by Richard Shotwell Invision/AP, File)
January 13, 2018 - 6:27 pm
Keith Jackson laid down the soundtrack to Saturday for a generation of college football fans with phrases such as his signature "Whoa, Nelly!" From the World Series to the Olympics, NFL to NBA, he did it all over five decades as a sportscaster, but most appropriately his final assignment before...
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