Major League Baseball

FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2017, file photo, Houston Astros relief pitcher Francisco Liriano throws during the eighth inning of Game 5 of baseball's American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees in New York. The Detroit Tigers have added depth to their pitching staff by agreeing to a $4 million, one-year contract with left-hander Liriano. The move was announced during the Tigers' spring training opener Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, against the Yankees. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
February 23, 2018 - 6:40 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Detroit agreed to a $4 million, one-year contract with left-hander Francisco Liriano, giving the Tigers added pitching depth. The 34-year-old was 6-7 with a 4.62 ERA in 18 starts last season with Toronto and 20 relief appearances with World Series champion Houston, which acquired...
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New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone, right, and Detroit Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire, left, meet with the umpires before a baseball spring exhibition game, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. Boone is managing his first baseball game at any level. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
February 23, 2018 - 5:15 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Aaron Boone was a winner in his first game as a baseball manager at any level. Hired to replace Joe Girardi in the New York dugout, Boone managed the Yankees to a 3-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Friday in their spring training opener. Giancarlo Stanton played in the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2015, file photo, umpire Stu Scheurwater signals during the eighth inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader between the Detroit Tigers and the Chicago White Sox, Monday, Sept. 21, 2015, in Detroit. Scheurwater has been hired by Major League Baseball to fill the opening on its umpire staff created by Dale Scott's retirement. The 34-year-old Scheurwater had been a minor league umpire since 2007, worked big league spring training for the first time in 2013 and has appeared in 268 regular-season big league games as a call-up. Scheurwater is from Regina, Saskatchewan, and becomes the first Canadian umpire on the full-time staff since Jim McKean from 1974-2001. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
February 23, 2018 - 1:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stu Scheurwater has been hired by Major League Baseball to fill the opening on its umpire staff created by Dale Scott's retirement. The 34-year-old Scheurwater had been a minor league umpire since 2007, worked big league spring training for the first time in 2013 and has appeared in...
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February 23, 2018 - 9:16 am
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A proposal collapsed that would have put a runner on second base to start the 10th inning of spring training games, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The players' association refused to sign the spring-training deal Wednesday, the person added...
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February 22, 2018 - 2:30 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is set to join the New York Yankees' spring training camp on Monday. The Yankees acquired the one-time minor league infielder from the Texas Rangers on Feb. 7 for future considerations. Wilson will spent a few days with the Yankees but...
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February 21, 2018 - 8:12 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The New York Yankees have traded outfielder Jabari Blash to the Los Angeles Angels for either a player to be named or cash. The deal was announced Wednesday. Blash hit .213 with five home runs and 16 RBIs last season for San Diego. He batted .285 with 20 homers and 62 RBIs at...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017 file photo, Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Brandon Drury waits to hit prior to the National League wild-card playoff baseball game against the Colorado Rockies in Phoenix. The Arizona Diamondbacks have sent infielder Brandon Drury to the New York Yankees and received outfielder Steven Souza Jr. from the Tampa Bay Rays in a three-team trade that includes five players, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
February 20, 2018 - 10:16 pm
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks sent infielder Brandon Drury to the New York Yankees and received outfielder Steven Souza Jr. from the Tampa Bay Rays in a three-team trade Tuesday that included five players plus two to be named later. The deal was announced one day after former...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017 file photo, Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Brandon Drury waits to hit prior to the National League wild-card playoff baseball game against the Colorado Rockies in Phoenix. The Arizona Diamondbacks have sent infielder Brandon Drury to the New York Yankees and received outfielder Steven Souza Jr. from the Tampa Bay Rays in a three-team trade that includes five players, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
February 20, 2018 - 8:40 pm
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks have sent infielder Brandon Drury to the New York Yankees and received outfielder Steven Souza Jr. from the Tampa Bay Rays in a three-team trade that includes five players. The deal was announced Tuesday, one day after former Diamondbacks outfielder...
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FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2017, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts walks out to pitcher Alex Wood during the sixth inning of Game 4 of baseball's World Series against the Houston Astros, in Houston. Major League Baseball is imposing stricter limits on mound visits in an effort to speed games but decided against 20-second pitch clocks for 2018. The new rules announced Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, include a general limit of six mound visits per nine-inning game without a pitching change, whether by a manager, coach or player.(AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
February 20, 2018 - 7:24 pm
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Managers or coaches must make a pitching change if they head to the mound for the seventh time in a game under baseball's new pace of play rules. Commissioner Rob Manfred and executive Joe Torre explained some of the parameters Tuesday, one day after MLB imposed stricter...
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FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2017, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts walks out to pitcher Alex Wood during the sixth inning of Game 4 of baseball's World Series against the Houston Astros, in Houston. Major League Baseball is imposing stricter limits on mound visits in an effort to speed games but decided against 20-second pitch clocks for 2018. The new rules announced Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, include a general limit of six mound visits per nine-inning game without a pitching change, whether by a manager, coach or player.(AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
February 20, 2018 - 6:58 pm
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Managers or coaches must make a pitching change if they head to the mound for the seventh time in a game under baseball's new pace of play rules. Commissioner Rob Manfred and executive Joe Torre explained some of the parameters Tuesday, one day after MLB imposed stricter...
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