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The San Francisco Giants have hired Alyssa Nakken to their coaching staff, making her the first full-time coach in MLB history. A former Sacramento State softball player, Nakken was hired…
George Springer and the tainted Houston Astros avoided arbitration by settling on a one-year deal. Astros star Springer will reportedly earn $21million in 2020 following Thursday's announcement. The deal comes…
The Boston Red Sox have parted ways with MLB World Series-winning manager Alex Cora amid allegations of sign stealing. Boston and Cora mutually agreed to part a day after Houston…
A.J. Hinch apologised for failing to stop the Houston Astros' alleged sign stealing in 2017. The Astros fired general manager Jeff Luhnow and manager Hinch after the duo were suspended…
New York Yankees pitcher Domingo German has accepted an 81-game suspension under Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy. The 27-year-old, who has already served 18 of those games after being…
Pitcher Dallas Keuchel has agreed a three-year, $55.5million contract with the Chicago White Sox, the team announced on Monday. Former Cy Young Award winner Keuchel entered free agency after a…
Gerrit Cole was officially unveiled by the New York Yankees on Wednesday after signing a record nine-year deal. Cole has agreed a contract reportedly worth $324million after leaving the Houston…
The Texas Rangers have acquired two-time Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber from the Cleveland Indians. In a blockbuster MLB deal on Sunday, the Rangers traded for star pitcher Kluber…
All-Star third baseman Anthony Rendon has agreed a seven-year, $245million deal with the Los Angeles Angels, the MLB franchise confirmed on Friday. Rendon, 29, became a free agent after leading…
Major League Baseball has removed marijuana from its list of drugs of abuse, but will start testing for opioids and cocaine. As part of a joint agreement between MLB and…
MLB World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg has agreed a seven-year contract to return to the Washington Nationals. The Nationals announced the news on Monday in what is reported to be…
Four-time All-Star Cole Hamels signed a one-year, $18million deal with the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday. Hamels, 35, joins the Braves after a season and a half with the Chicago Cubs,…
The Pittsburgh Pirates appointed Derek Shelton as manager, the MLB franchise announced on Wednesday. Pittsburgh turned to Shelton after Clint Hurdle was sacked in September following the franchise's worst season…
All-Star first baseman Jose Abreu has signed a new three-year, $50million deal with the Chicago White Sox. Abreu last week agreed an initial $17.8m one-year contract extension, but that was…
The Chicago White Sox have signed free-agent All-Star catcher Yasmani Grandal. Chicago and Grandal agreed on a four-year, $73million contract – the MLB franchise announced on Thursday. Grandal, 31, signed…
The Atlanta Braves have bolstered their bullpen with the signing of MLB All-Star closer Will Smith. Not to be mistaken with his namesake and the famous American actor, Smith signed…
Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout won his third American League (AL) MVP award, while the Dodgers' Cody Bellinger was crowned the National League (NL) winner. Trout, 28, added to…
New York Mets star Jacob deGrom secured back-to-back National League Cy Young Award honours, while Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander was also recognised again in the American League. MLB's biggest…
The San Francisco Giants appointed Gabe Kapler as their manager on a three-year contract on Tuesday. Kapler, 44, was fired by the Philadelphia Phillies last month after two disappointing seasons…
The Minnesota Twins' Rocco Baldelli and St Louis Cardinals' Mike Shildt were named Managers of the Year in tight votes on Tuesday. Baldelli became the eighth rookie manager to win…
New York Mets star Pete Alonso and Houston Astros designated hitter Yordan Alvarez were named Rookies of the Year on Monday. Alonso, 24, blasted 53 home runs for the Mets…
St Louis Cardinals manager Mike Shildt has signed a three-year contract extension, the MLB franchise announced. Shildt's new deal is through to the 2022 season after leading the Cardinals to…
United States president Donald Trump welcomed MLB World Series champions the Washington Nationals to the White House. The Nationals' celebrations continued on Monday as Washington took to the White House…
The New York Mets introduced former star Carlos Beltran as their new manager on Monday. First-time manager Beltran replaces Mickey Callaway, who was sacked after the Mets finished with an…
Stephen Strasburg conceded the Washington Nationals needed to be "punched in the face" to spur them on to their maiden World Series title. The Nationals rallied from a 3-2 series…
The Washington Nationals clinched their first World Series title after beating the Houston Astros 6-2. Wednesday's Game 7 victory guided the Nationals to an historic MLB triumph over the Astros.…
"Take it back". It is not a complicated slogan. But it is one the Houston Astros took on before this year signifying one thing: they wanted to take the title…
Washington Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg has been named the MLB World Series MVP after leading the franchise to their first championship. Strasburg was rewarded for his efforts following the Nationals'…
The Washington Nationals are the 2019 World Series champions. A team that started the year 19-31 are walking away with the Commissioner's Trophy this season, while a 107-win Houston Astros…
Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez insisted he did not want to be the centre of attention following a 7-2 win over the Houston Astros that forced a World Series decider.…
There will be a deciding Game 7 in the MLB World Series after the Washington Nationals defeated the Houston Astros 7-2. With the Astros on the cusp of their second…
Pittsburgh Pirates have delayed their search for a new coach after firing general manager Neal Huntington. It has been a tumultuous offseason for the MLB side, who have elected to…
The Houston Astros are one win away from their second World Series title in three seasons after easing past the Washington Nationals 7-1 in Game 5. Many thought Houston were…
Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer will not start Game 5 of the World Series against the Houston Astros due to spasms in his neck and back, manager Dave Martinez announced.…
The Houston Astros crushed the Washington Nationals 8-1 in Game 4 to level the MLB World Series. After reasserting themselves in Game 3 on Friday, the Astros turned in perhaps…
The Houston Astros are back in the World Series after a 4-1 win over Washington Nationals on Friday. Game three was taken by Houston on the road as they kept…
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