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1:21 PM ET SAN DIEGO — Longtime Boston Globe sportswriter Nick Cafardo was selected as the 2020 winner of the J.G. Taylor Spink Award on Tuesday in balloting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Cafardo will be honored posthumously in July during Hall of Fame weekend in Cooperstown, New York. Cafardo, 62, died during
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12:15 AM ET The Major League Baseball amateur draft is being moved to Omaha, Nebraska, in the days immediately before the College World Series, sources confirmed to ESPN. The first day of the draft will now be June 10, with the CWS set to begin three days later. The idea behind the move is to
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9:28 AM ET A pair of Chicago Cubs interleague games against the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees will feature on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball 2020 first-half slate, as announced by the network Monday. The Cubs are hosting the Red Sox and visiting the Yankees in back-to-back weeks in June, with games on June
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9:28 AM ET A pair of Chicago Cubs interleague games against the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees will feature on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball 2020 first-half slate, as announced by the network Monday. The Cubs are hosting the Red Sox and visiting the Yankees in back-to-back weeks in June, with games on June
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8:31 PM ET Associated Press SAN DIEGO — Marvin Miller, the union leader who revolutionized baseball by empowering players to negotiate multimillion-dollar contracts and to play for teams of their own choosing, was elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame on Sunday along with former St. Louis Cardinals catcher Ted Simmons. After falling short in his
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10:31 AM ET The Milwaukee Brewers have signed outfielder Keon Broxton to a minor league contract with an invitation to major league training camp. Broxton returns to Milwaukee after playing for the Baltimore Orioles, Seattle Mariners and New York Mets in 2019. His nomadic year began with a trade from the Brewers to the Mets
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4:48 PM ET Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals signed former All-Star reliever Trevor Rosenthal to a $2 million minor league contract that includes an invitation to big league spring training and up to $2.25 million in bonuses if he makes the major league roster. The 29-year-old Rosenthal was dismal with
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8:01 PM ET Jeff PassanESPN Close ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” The New York Yankees have made signing right-hander Gerrit Cole their clear offseason priority and have ownership-level approval to offer him a record-setting deal, sources familiar with their plans told ESPN. The
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11:31 AM ET ESPN News Services STAMFORD, Conn. — While Brian Cashman was descending the outside of a building Friday, the New York Yankees general manager came across a message taped to a 10th-floor window from a fan: Please sign Gerrit Cole. Cashman, whose rappelling adventure has become a holiday tradition, confirmed he met with
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12:41 AM ET Jeff PassanESPN Close ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” The San Diego Padres, intent on winning in 2020, agreed to a trade for outfielder Tommy Pham and a prospect from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for outfielder Hunter Renfroe and
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11:29 AM ET The Houston Astros have traded outfielder Jake Marisnick to the New York Mets in exchange for two prospects, it was announced Thursday. Marisnick, 28, a smooth-fielding center fielder, wasn’t an everyday player for the Astros because of his inconsistency at the plate. He batted .233 with 10 homers and 34 RBIs for
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5:37 PM ET Steve Cohen, a billionaire who owns a small percentage of the New York Mets, is negotiating an agreement to increase his investment, a move that could signal that Fred and Jeff Wilpon’s longtime control of the franchise will be over within five years. Sterling Partners, the company that runs the Mets, and
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12:24 PM ET Left-hander Cole Hamels and the Atlanta Braves have agreed to a one-year, $18 million contract, sources told ESPN’s Jeff Passan on Wednesday. Hamels, when right, was every bit as good as anyone in the National League last season, but he was plagued by injuries, both small and large, for the Chicago Cubs.
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10:33 PM ET Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Giants and left-hander Tyler Anderson agreed to a one-year deal Tuesday, a day after the club declined to tender him a contract and made him a free agent. Anderson, who turns 30 on Dec. 30, was claimed off waivers from NL West-rival Colorado on
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5:50 PM ET ESPN News Services NEW YORK — Gerrit Cole, the top pitcher on the free-agent market, was set to meet with New York Yankees officials in California on Tuesday. General manager Brian Cashman, manager Aaron Boone and new Yankees pitching coach Matt Blake made the trip to speak with the 29-year-old right-hander, according
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11:51 AM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — Two players from Japan, Shun Yamaguchi and Ryosuke Kikuchi, have been made available to major league teams through the posting process. Clubs have until Jan. 2 (5 p.m. EST) to negotiate with them, Major League Baseball said Tuesday. Yamaguchi, a 32-year-old right-hander with the Yomiuri Giants, was
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