MLB

Rockies sign Blackmon to 6 year, $108 million contract

DENVER (AP) — Now that Charlie Blackmon has agreed to a lucrative new deal, he can afford to trade in that Jeep Cherokee he’s had forever. Only, that’s not how he rolls. “I’m going to get some new tires,” he said. That’s just Blackmon being Blackmon, the insightful and quirky leadoff hitter extraordinaire with the ragged beard and impressive mullet ...

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Villanueva hits three home runs, leads Padres to 8-4 win

SAN DIEGO– One year ago to this date, Christian Villanueva was preparing for his first season with the Padres organization in AAA-El Paso. On Tuesday, he had a monstrous evening at Petco Park, leading the big league club to their first win of the season. In front of 19,283 at Petco Park, Villanueva hit three home runs and drove in ...

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Hamels pitches Rangers to 4-1 win over A’s

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Joey Gallo didn’t see much of a reason to celebrate becoming the 11th fastest player in major league history to 50 home runs. A few of his Texas teammates thought differently and repeatedly pelted the first baseman with wadded balls of napkins as he spoke with reporters. On a night when Cole Hamels was masterful for ...

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Mariners’ Nelson Cruz lands on DL after spraining ankle

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The Seattle Mariners have placed designated hitter Nelson Cruz on the 10-day disabled list after he suffered a sprained right ankle in the season-opening series against Cleveland. Seattle made the move Tuesday before beginning a two-game series in San Francisco where Cruz was unlikely to play. The move was retroactive to April 1. The Mariners recalled utility ...

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Yankees’ Jacoby Ellsbury hurts hip in another setback

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury hurt a hip in his comeback from an oblique injury, a setback that means Aaron Hicks is likely to return from the disabled list first. New York manager Aaron Boone disclosed Ellsbury’s latest malady on Tuesday. The 34-year-old outfielder did not play in any exhibition games from March 1 until March 24 and ...

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