MLB

Realmuto loses to Marlins in salary arbitration; Bour wins

PHOENIX (AP) Catcher J.T. Realmuto lost his salary arbitration case against Miami and first baseman Justin Bour beat the Marlins to leave players with a 3-1 record this year. Realmuto was given a $2.9 million salary Friday instead of his request for $3.5 million. The decision was made by arbitrators Andrew Strongin, Elizabeth Neumeier and Allen Ponak, who heard arguments ...

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Padres well-represented on top 100 prospect lists

Spring Training is quickly approaching, and although the spotlight will soon be on the Padres big league club, the organization’s minor league system has received some well-deserved recognition from prospect evaluators in the past few weeks. Last Monday, Baseball America revealed their top 100 MLB prospects for the 2018 baseball season. The Padres had six players crack the list in total, which ...

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Miami Marlins earn split decision in MLB salary arbitration

PHOENIX (AP) — Catcher J.T. Realmuto lost his salary arbitration case against Miami and first baseman Justin Bour beat the Marlins to leave players with a 3-1 record this year. Realmuto was given a $2.9 million salary Friday instead of his request for $3.5 million. The decision was made by arbitrators Andrew Strongin, Elizabeth Neumeier and Allen Ponak, who heard ...

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Injured Arizona RHP Miller wins in arbitration; players 2-0

PHOENIX (AP) Pitcher Shelby Miller won his salary arbitration case on Thursday against Arizona after missing most of last season because of a torn elbow ligament, a decision that gave players a 2-0 record this year. Miller was awarded a $200,000 raise to $4.9 million by arbitrators Robert Herzog, Gary Kendellen and Sylvia Skratek, who heard the case Wednesday. The ...

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MLB would drop 2018 pitch clock if players agree to phase-in

LOS ANGELES (AP) Major League Baseball has offered to ditch its proposal for a pitch clock this year and also would go without one in 2019 if the average time of a nine-inning game drops to at least 2 hours, 55 minutes this season. Speaking after a quarterly owners meeting ended Thursday, baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said owners authorized him ...

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Mark Appel, top pick of 2013 draft, quitting baseball

The No. 1 overall pick of the 2013 draft has walked away from baseball without every throwing a pitch in the major leagues. Mark Appel, a hard-throwing pitcher from Stanford taken by the Houston Astros with the No. 1 pick in the 2013 Major League Baseball draft, has announced his intention to leave the game. He was released by Philadelphia ...

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Alderson anticipates flurry of moves as free agents sign

NEW YORK (AP) Mets general manager Sandy Alderson anticipates a flurry of roster moves as a large number of players find teams in the next few weeks. J.D. Martinez, Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas, Jake Arrieta, Alex Cobb, Greg Holland and Lance Lynn remain among the dozens of unsigned players with the Feb. 14 start of spring training less than two ...

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D-backs finalize $8.25M, 2-year deal with catch Alex Avila

PHOENIX (AP) The Arizona Diamondbacks have finalized an $8.25 million, two-year contract with free agent catcher Alex Avila. Avila fills a roster spot vacated by Chris Iannetta, who shared the catching duties last year and left for an $8.5 million, two-year deal with Colorado. The 31-year-old Avila, a son of Detroit general manager Al Avila, hit .264 with 14 homers ...

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