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Chapman to Giants on 3-year deal (source)

@Spokes_Murphy
12:10 AM EST

Matt Chapman, perhaps the top position player left on the free-agent market, has reached a three-year, $54 million deal with the Giants, a source told MLB.com's Mark Feinsand on Friday night. The Giants have not confirmed the agreement, which Feinsand reported will pay the star third baseman $20 million in

9 must-have MLB ballpark giveaways for 2024

@williamfleitch
March 1, 2024

Even if you are not a collectibles aficionado, there is nothing quite like a great ballpark giveaway. First off: Free stuff! But secondly, a great ballpark giveaway says something specific about the bond a fanbase has with its team. From the outside, it might seem strange that Minnesota would give

Rizzo, Soto show why Yanks' lineup should be feared

March 1, 2024

TAMPA, Fla. -- It takes a lot to divert Gerrit Cole from the art of pitching, considering he spends his off hours envisioning heaters and sliders puncturing quadrants over home plate. Yet even the reigning American League Cy Young Award winner can’t help but gush about the top of the

5 Japanese starters who could be the next MLB ace

March 1, 2024

In recent years, Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) has enjoyed immense pitching talent. This offseason, former Japanese baseball players have made up a large part of the headlines. In addition to former NPB star Shohei Ohtani signing a record-breaking contract with the Dodgers, MLB newcomer Yoshinobu Yamamoto signed what’s tied for

Glasnow enters 'competition mode' in dominant spring start

March 1, 2024

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Under ordinary circumstances, an acquisition of the ilk of the Dodgers’ trade for Tyler Glasnow this offseason would have been the marquee move that defines a team’s winter. Of course, there was nothing ordinary about the Dodgers’ offseason, which was so loud and lavish that Glasnow’s arrival

Even after Chapman deal, Giants 'still very much in' on Snell

12:44 AM EST

MLB.com is keeping track of the latest news and rumors surrounding left-handed starting pitcher Blake Snell.

'Not normal': Lewis adds to legacy with 425-foot slam

Ryan shows off new pitch in spring debut
@dohyoungpark
March 1, 2024

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- It’s only Spring Training, but folks, Royce Lewis is already back at it. It would seem that at some point, the ridiculous flurry of grand slams would have to stop -- but not even an offseason away from the diamond has slowed it down, as Lewis’

Strider's intellect hearkens back to Braves legend

March 1, 2024

NORTH PORT, Fla. -- Spencer Strider has a long way to go to be in Greg Maddux’s category. But along with possessing one of the game’s best arsenals, the current Braves pitcher possesses an advanced intellect, much like the one that guided Maddux through his Hall of Fame career. “They

Bryant sets the record straight on prospect comments

March 1, 2024

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Rockies veteran Kris Bryant on Friday pushed back against the notion that he was disparaging the team’s prospects when quoted in an article published by The Athletic (subscription required) earlier this week. “I know who I am and what I represent,” Bryant said. “I don’t believe in

Rodón working on cutter; Cole miffed by HR in spring debut

March 1, 2024

TAMPA, Fla. -- Carlos Rodón would have preferred to breeze through his three innings of live batting practice on Friday afternoon, rather than serve up four home runs to a group of Yankees Minor Leaguers. He took solace in that none of the blasts would ever appear in a box

Williams makes his pitch to U.S. soccer legend

@_dadler
March 1, 2024

PHOENIX -- You never know what you'll find on a Spring Training back field. On Friday, it was an American soccer legend and one of the nastiest pitchers in all of baseball, passing a ball back and forth, chatting about the sports they both love. Landon Donovan came to Brewers

Encarnacion-Strand to lean on Votto's influence at first base

'I don't think anyone can really replace Joey,' says 24-year-old slugger
March 1, 2024

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Reds first baseman Christian Encarnacion-Strand likely knew the question was coming -- perhaps in the same way as if a pitcher was tipping his pitch. For Encarnacion-Strand, does it feel like he's replacing a franchise icon in Joey Votto? “Tough question. I really don’t know how to

Injuries: Acuña, Machado, J. Lowe, C. Walker, Verlander

March 1, 2024

Stay up-to-date with all the latest news on injured and recovering players from across Major League Baseball.

'It feels good': Top prospect Langford rips first spring homer

@kennlandry
March 1, 2024

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Rangers No. 2 prospect Wyatt Langford has been thrown into the deep end this spring, starting multiple Cactus League games alongside big league stars like Marcus Semien, Nathaniel Lowe and Evan Carter. After a slow first week of play, Langford hit his first home run of the

New A’s announcer Jenny Cavnar ready to make play-by-play history 

@MartinJGallegos
February 29, 2024

MESA, Ariz. – Jenny Cavnar is going down in the record books. Named the A’s lead play-by-play announcer by NBC Sports California on Feb. 13, Cavnar will become the first woman in Major League Baseball history to serve as a club’s primary play-by-play voice this season. Cavnar is beyond thrilled

Mets hoping Severino can rediscover his potential in '24

Starter resembles old self with two scoreless spring frames
March 1, 2024

JUPITER, Fla. -- From 2017-18, Luis Severino was one of baseball’s best pitchers, full stop. Only three pitchers won more games than him over that stretch. Only seven had more strikeouts. Among pitchers with at least 300 innings combined those two seasons, only eight had a lower WHIP and 10

After up-and-down '23, Valdez focused on consistency

March 1, 2024

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- If left-hander Framber Valdez isn’t concerned about his performance in his first Grapefruit League outing of 2024, then nobody else should be, either. The fact Valdez had a poor second half and a disastrous performance for the Astros in last year’s postseason has put the

'I gotta do it again': After breakout year, Steele looking forward

March 1, 2024

MESA, Ariz. -- Expectations for Justin Steele are high. Really high. Finishing fifth in National League Cy Young Award voting and being an All-Star will do that. Steele, himself, is plenty chill, though. On Friday, he simply wanted to get through three innings of work in his Cactus League debut

Witt, Salvy hit 1st spring HRs; Ragans finding his groove

@anne__rogers
March 1, 2024

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- March has arrived, and the Royals play meaningful baseball at the end of this month. Bobby Witt Jr. and Salvador Perez couldn’t be more ready. “No doubt,” Witt said. “It’s time to go.” Witt and Perez crushed their first spring home runs in the Royals’ 5-4 walk-off

'It's in my DNA': Pawol right at home working first Spring Training game

February 25, 2024

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- She started getting congratulations before the first pitch of Saturday night’s Grapefruit League between the Astros and Nationals was even thrown. The results of the game and whether umpire Jen Pawol got every call correct didn’t matter on this day. Everywhere Pawol turned at CACTI

Burner Duran back from injury, plans to be faster in '24

March 1, 2024

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Already the fastest player on the Red Sox, Jarren Duran has already set in motion a plan to be even quicker this season. First, Duran had to get back on the field. As the calendar flipped to March on Friday, Duran finally got a chance to

Should these 12 teams be concerned about their rotations?

@Spokes_Murphy
March 1, 2024

What does it take to reach the World Series? A relentless lineup? A dominant bullpen? A formidable rotation? Well, yes to all three. But let's focus just on starting pitching for a minute. Fourteen of the previous 16 pennant winners have ranked eighth or better in starter ERA. (The two

Robinson Canó joins Mexican League squad that's set to face Yankees twice

March 1, 2024

Robinson Canó isn’t ready to retire from baseball. Nearly two years removed from his last appearance in a Major League uniform, the 41-year-old Canó has signed with the Diablos Rojos del México in the Mexican Baseball League, whose season will begin on April 11. Before that, as part of the

Gallegos aims to bounce back in 2024 with help of old friend

@JohnDenton555
March 1, 2024

JUPITER, Fla. -- Last season, when Cardinals reliever Giovanny Gallegos was uncharacteristically struggling, his right rotator cuff was bothering him some and he was at a loss for answers, he turned to a friend who was out of sight, but certainly not out of mind. Former catcher Yadier Molina retired

Landing secondary pitches Woo's mission in first big league spring

March 1, 2024

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- This early in spring, Mariners right-hander Bryan Woo probably doesn’t need to sweat the results. Though Friday marked the 24-year-old’s first start in a big league Spring Training game, he entered it with 18 impressive Major League starts under his belt. As it stands, the Mariners are