MLB News Wire

The following stories are the most recent transmissions from ESPN.com wire sources.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Yankees' Sabathia makes 1st appearance since heart procedure (AP, 5:11 PM ET)
2 hats are better than 1: Mendoza happy with ESPN, Mets role (AP, 4:37 PM ET)
Cards, Carpenter being cautious as he sits again (AP, 4:25 PM ET)
Blake Snell, Rays agree to $50 million, 5-year contract (AP, 3:43 PM ET)
Spring stars: Mets' Alonso, Indians' Bieber, Cards' Hudson (AP, 3:41 PM ET)
Ichiro walks off into history in 'sayonara' at Tokyo Dome (AP, 1:21 PM ET)
Ichiro says goodbye to adoring fans; Mariners beat A's in 12 (AP, 12:56 PM ET)
Ichiro says goodbye to adoring fans; Mariners beat A's in 12 (AP, 12:51 PM ET)
Trout, Angels finalize record $426.5 million, 12-year deal (AP, 10:21 AM ET)
Ichiro walks off to loud cheers, Mariners beat A's 5-4 in 12 (AP, 10:13 AM ET)
Ichiro gets the start in what could be his last MLB game (AP, 4:33 AM ET)
Harper gets 1st hit, Machado 1st home run of spring training (AP, 4:21 AM ET)
Seager homers for Dodgers in return from elbow, hip surgery (AP, 3:29 AM ET)
Harper gets 1st hit, Machado 1st home run of spring training (AP, 4:21 AM ET)
Status for Indians' Lindor for opening day still uncertain (AP, 12:13 AM ET)

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Status for Indians' Lindor for opening day still uncertain (AP, 11:45 PM ET)
Boston's Mookie Betts says he expects to become free agent (AP, 11:11 PM ET)
Trout, Angels finalize record $432 million, 12-year deal (AP, 11:09 PM ET)
AP source: White Sox near $43M, 6-year deal with Jimenez (AP, 8:47 PM ET)
Bryce Harper gets his 1st hit of spring training (AP, 8:09 PM ET)
Rookie Lowe agrees to $24 million, 6-year contract with Rays (AP, 7:41 PM ET)
White Sox still see bright future despite no Harper, Machado (AP, 6:56 PM ET)
Yankees guest instructor Lee Mazzilli struck by BP ball (AP, 6:47 PM ET)
Braves may have 3 open spots in pitching rotation (AP, 6:29 PM ET)
Rangers have new manager and full surgery-repaired rotation (AP, 6:23 PM ET)
Still rebuilding, Tigers hoping for growth in 2019 (AP, 6:16 PM ET)
Twins start fresh with rookie manager Baldelli in dugout (AP, 5:55 PM ET)
Cincinnati Reds' first African-American player dead at 94 (AP, 5:13 PM ET)
$800K Wells Fargo penalty OK'd in Schilling video game deal (AP, 5:07 PM ET)
Astros set to contend for another title (AP, 4:58 PM ET)
Outfielder Matt Joyce joins Giants on minor league contract (AP, 4:49 PM ET)
Harper gets 1st hit after 0-for-9 start in spring training (AP, 4:33 PM ET)
Verlander, Upton unite service dogs with ailing veterans (AP, 3:27 PM ET)
Rebuilding Orioles won't be burdened by high expectations (AP, 2:55 PM ET)
Rays poised to build on last year's surprising success (AP, 2:53 PM ET)
Indians still class of AL Central, but Series win only goal (AP, 2:49 PM ET)
100-win Yankees limp into season with many injuries (AP, 2:41 PM ET)
Angels ready to build championship team on cornerstone Trout (AP, 1:47 PM ET)
Pressly, Astros reach $20.4M, 3-year deal that adds $17.5M (AP, 1:41 PM ET)
Blue Jays begin search for talent to pair with Guerrero Jr. (AP, 1:12 PM ET)
LHP Gio Gonzalez eager to reward Yankees for their interest (AP, 12:35 PM ET)
Ichiro cheered at Tokyo Dome, Mariners top A's 9-7 in opener (AP, 12:15 PM ET)
Ichiro takes field with 45,000 voices in full support (AP, 11:57 AM ET)
Ichiro cheered at Tokyo Dome, Mariners top A's 9-7 in opener (AP, 11:54 AM ET)
Defending World Series champion Red Sox on repeat for 2018 (AP, 11:45 AM ET)
AP source: Alex Bregman, Astros agree to $100M, 6-year deal (AP, 10:17 AM ET)
Bruce gets 1st hit of 2019 MLB season, Piscotty 1st home run (AP, 10:07 AM ET)
Royals brimming with optimism despite 100 losses a year ago (AP, 6:17 AM ET)
AP source: Alex Bregman, Astros agree to $100M, 6-year deal (AP, 10:17 AM ET)
Buehler throws 46 pitches in spring debut for Dodgers (AP, 2:15 AM ET)
Luis Castillo to get surprise start for Reds on opening day (AP, 1:39 AM ET)

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Yankees reliever Betances to start season on injured list (AP, 11:59 PM ET)
AP source: Alex Bregman, Astros agree to $100M, 6-year deal (AP, 11:55 PM ET)
District attorney: Giants CEO Larry Baer won't face charges (AP, 10:53 PM ET)
Padres' Paddack works minor-league game, unlikely for opener (AP, 9:35 PM ET)
Led by deGrom, new-look Mets gear up for rugged NL East (AP, 9:17 PM ET)
Former Rockies star Gonzalez gets new start with Indians (AP, 9:07 PM ET)
AP source: Trout, Angels close to record $432M, 12-year deal (AP, 9:05 PM ET)
Dodgers again loaded in chase for elusive World Series title (AP, 8:17 PM ET)
AP source: Trout, Angels close to record $432M, 12-year deal (AP, 8:17 PM ET)
Angels name Trevor Cahill opening day starter (AP, 8:10 PM ET)
Maddon, Cubs looking to rebound from disappointing finish (AP, 6:47 PM ET)
MLB lifts restrictions on Arizona Fall League players (AP, 6:11 PM ET)
Yelich, Brewers look for another playoff season (AP, 4:30 PM ET)
Working quickly, Astros' Wade Miley embraces craftiness (AP, 4:21 PM ET)
Puig & Co.: New-look Reds try to escape NL Central cellar (AP, 3:55 PM ET)
Cubs get good news on Morrow, Strop (AP, 3:41 PM ET)
MLB managers want limits, not bans, on clubhouse video games (AP, 3:33 PM ET)
Pirates look inward to build on promising 2018 (AP, 3:15 PM ET)
Major step for Rangers' Mike Minor - opening day starter (AP, 3:10 PM ET)
Bryce Harper aims to deliver a World Series title in Philly (AP, 3:06 PM ET)
Tigers RHP Michael Fulmer may need Tommy John surgery (AP, 3:03 PM ET)
Diamondbacks facing life without Goldschmidt (AP, 2:57 PM ET)
Giants look to get back to winning in Bochy's last season (AP, 2:25 PM ET)
A richer Arenado looks to lead Rockies to 1st NL West title (AP, 2:05 PM ET)
MLB '19: Longtime baseball voices going, going, almost gone (AP, 1:41 PM ET)
Machado brings Manny Mania to rebuilding Padres (AP, 1:34 PM ET)
Talented young arms make Marlins optimistic about future (AP, 12:01 PM ET)
Gio Gonzalez, Yankees agree to minor league deal (AP, 11:55 AM ET)
Wells Fargo agrees to pay $800K in Schilling video game deal (AP, 11:09 AM ET)
Post-Bryce Nationals eye turnaround with Scherzer, new faces (AP, 10:47 AM ET)
Even as defending champ, Braves still underdogs in NL East (AP, 10:35 AM ET)
Kershaw to miss opening day start, snapping 8-year streak (AP, 10:09 AM ET)
Goldschmidt, Miller give Cardinals hope heading into 2019 (AP, 6:13 AM ET)
Wright, now an adviser with Mets, points to team chemistry (AP, 4:58 AM ET)
Rangers LHP Mendez has elbow sprain, likely out till June (AP, 3:34 AM ET)
Reds expect LHP Alex Wood to open season on injured list (AP, 12:04 AM ET)

Monday, March 18, 2019

Kershaw to miss opening day start, snapping 8-year streak (AP, 11:16 PM ET)
Gio Gonzalez, Yankees agree to minor league deal (AP, 10:14 PM ET)
Union head praises Jays for raising minor league pay by half (AP, 9:58 PM ET)
Rangers LHP Mendez has elbow sprain, likely out till June (AP, 8:54 PM ET)
MLB '19: Returns for Harper, Machado highlight 2019 schedule (AP, 8:26 PM ET)
Reds expect LH Alex Wood to open season on DL (AP, 8:18 PM ET)
Rockies' Freeland making big pitch for opening day role (AP, 7:58 PM ET)
Kang, Gonzalez win starting jobs in Pirates' infield (AP, 7:42 PM ET)
Opening day intrigue: Ichiro keeps 'em guessing about future (AP, 6:56 PM ET)
Teheran to make 6th straight opening day start for Braves (AP, 4:48 PM ET)
Nats' Dave Martinez aims to 'face fear like bison' in Year 2 (AP, 4:04 PM ET)
Fresh and ready, Cards' Flaherty builds off rookie season (AP, 3:50 PM ET)
Kang, Gonzalez win starting jobs in Pirates' infield (AP, 2:50 PM ET)
Yankees' Ellsbury expects to play again after hip surgery (AP, 2:48 PM ET)
Cubs' Baez has new magic tricks ready for this season (AP, 10:28 AM ET)
Harper returns after bruising ankle, still hitless in spring (AP, 10:20 AM ET)
MLB's Leroy Stanton, traded with Nolan Ryan, dies in crash (AP, 10:12 AM ET)
Amid hoopla around Ichiro and Mariners - A's are here, too (AP, 5:00 AM ET)
Dominic Smith 'at ease' and producing in Mets camp (AP, 2:04 AM ET)

Sunday, March 17, 2019

MLB '19: Returns for Harper, Machado highlight 2019 schedule (AP, 9:38 PM ET)
MLB '19: Jimenez, Guerrero among rookies to watch this year (AP, 9:32 PM ET)
Phils' Harper back, still hitless; Hinch serves suspension (AP, 8:54 PM ET)
Dodgers promote Brandon Gomes to VP and assistant GM (AP, 8:42 PM ET)
Cubs' Baez has new magic tricks ready for this season (AP, 7:38 PM ET)
Harper returns after bruising ankle, still hitless in spring (AP, 5:51 PM ET)
With Marlins lacking power, Mattingly preaching small ball (AP, 3:54 PM ET)
Astros manager Hinch suspended 1 game for argument with ump (AP, 3:12 PM ET)
Back tightness to sideline Cards' Carpenter a few days (AP, 12:56 PM ET)
Yankees' Aaron Hicks to miss opening day with back injury (AP, 12:06 PM ET)
Ichiro hitless as Mariners beat Yomiuri 6-4 in exhibition (AP, 9:54 AM ET)
AP source: Indians, OF Gonzalez agree to minor deal (AP, 12:46 AM ET)

Saturday, March 16, 2019

'Rookie' Kikuchi in spotlight in major league debut in Japan (AP, 11:06 PM ET)
AP Source: Indians, OF Gonzalez agree to minor deal (AP, 9:16 PM ET)
Huddle up! Browns QB Mayfield takes turn as Brewers 1B coach (AP, 8:42 PM ET)
Injured Phils star Harper says no worries about opening day (AP, 7:26 PM ET)
With 9 Ks, Nats ace Max Scherzer looks ready for opening day (AP, 6:14 PM ET)
Phillies' Harper 'little sore,' sits out with bruised ankle (AP, 5:42 PM ET)
Timing not yet right for Chisox prospect Jimenez, sent down (AP, 4:48 PM ET)
Relaxed Wong finally comfortable with Cardinals' role (AP, 2:30 PM ET)
Sabathia has 1st simulated game since heart procedure (AP, 1:48 PM ET)
Ichiro in Japan: Still enjoying the big leagues while he can (AP, 11:00 AM ET)
Astros manager Hinch ejected by Hernandez in 1st inning (AP, 9:52 AM ET)