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June

24
Texas Rangers trade Willie Calhoun to San Francisco Giants for Steven Duggar

The San Francisco Giants acquired Willie Calhoun on Thursday, sending outfielder Steven Duggar to Texas for the outfielder who was the main return for the Rangers when they traded pitcher Yu Darvish five years ago. It will be a homecoming for Calhoun, and a move he requested after being sent to the minors on May 1. The 27-year-old was born in the East Bay city of Vallejo and attended Benicia High School. “We wish Willie the best in his opportunity with San Francisco,” Rangers president Jon Daniels said. “It’s a fresh start for him, as well as being close to home.” San Francisco also gets cash in the […]

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April

11
Aaron Judge ‘disappointed’ after failing to reach extension with New York Yankees ahead of Opening Day deadline

Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge, speaking to reporters Friday, expressed frustration at not concluding a long-term contract extension with the club with which he wants to spend the rest of his major league career. “I’m just disappointed because I have been vocal about wanting to be a Yankee for life,” Judge stated after the Yankees’ 6-5 extra-innings win over the Boston Red Sox on Opening Day. “I want to bring a championship back to New York. I want to do it for the fans here. This is home for me. And I’m not getting that done right now. It stinks, but I got a job to […]

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February

23
Little progress toward collective bargaining agreement as talks continue between MLB, MLBPA

Day 2 of in-person meetings Tuesday between Major League Baseball and the MLBPA once again produced little progress toward a new collective bargaining agreement while the league actually viewed the negotiations as a step back. The union cut down on its proposal for players to enter arbitration after two years, from 80% of players to 75%, but countered that by asking for more in its minimum salary structure. Instead of minimum salary raises of $25,000, the union asked for $30,000 each year of the deal. Since the Super 2 issue is a non-starter for the league, it viewed the combination […]

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January

26
Chicago White Sox announce deal with Cuban slugger Oscar Colas

The Chicago White Sox added another name to their rich Cuban history when they revealed Tuesday they had agreed to a contract with outfielder Oscar Colás. Considered one of the top international free agents, Colás received a $2.7 million signing bonus. The team also announced it had agreed to terms with outfielder Erick Hernández in a deal that included a $1 million bonus. Colás, 23, is from Santiago de Cuba. He bats and throws left-handed and hit .282 with 28 homers and 116 RBIs in 187 games over his foreign league career. Colás also has worked as a pitcher, but Marco Paddy, […]

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January

14
Teen baseball prospect Elian Soto verbally agrees to join Washington Nationals

Elian Soto, Juan Soto’s younger sibling, has verbally agreed to join his brother’s Washington Nationals just days after declaring his intentions to sign with the New York Mets. Elian Soto, a 16-year-old outfielder and third baseman, wouldn’t be eligible to formally sign until next year’s international free agent class in January 2023. The younger Soto posted an Instagram video of him working out in full Mets gear on Dec. 31 and had reportedly been given a $50,000 bonus but has since changed course. Soto’s decision was first reported by Washington City Paper. The Nationals’ offer is believed to be bigger. The discrepancy in money […]

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August

16
Arizona Diamondbacks’ Tyler Gilbert tosses MLB’s eighth no-hitter of the season in first start

Tyler Gilbert, gotten by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the minor league phase of the Rule 5 draft only eight months ago, threw a no-hitter in the first start of his major league career on Saturday night. He did so by blanking a star-studded San Diego Padres lineup while toeing the rubber for a last-place team, writing one of the most improbable sports stories of 2021. Gilbert, 27, became the fourth pitcher in baseball history to throw a no-hitter in his first big league start. Only two have done that since the start of the 20th century, most recently Bobo Holloman in 1953. “Amazing,” Gilbert […]

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June

09
Glasnow has 11 Ks in 7 innings, Rays beat Nationals 3-1

Tyler Glasnow struck out 11 over seven strong innings and the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays defeat the Washington Nationals 3-1 on Tuesday night for their 20th victory in 24 matches. Glasnow (5-2) gave up one run, six hits and walked one while throwing a career-high 114 pitches. “Timing-wise it was one of my better ones,” Glasnow said. “It was a good one today.” The Rays gave Glasnow a couple extra days off between starts to manage his workload. He has six starts of seven or more innings and three or fewer runs this season, “He had some nasty breaking balls,” Tampa Bay manager Kevin […]

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June

04
Moncada, Lamb homer as White Sox beat Tigers 4-1

Yoán Moncada and Jake Lamb hit two of Chicago’s four home runs to back Lance Lynn, Hall of Fame manager Tony La Russa closed in on John McGraw for second on baseball’s career wins list, and the White Sox defeated the Detroit Tigers 4-1 on Thursday night. Moncada and Lynn connected in the first two innings as Chicago grabbed a 2-0 lead. Yasmani Grandal made it 3-1 with a 457-foot drive to right-center against Casey Mize. Tim Anderson added a solo shot in the eighth off Daniel Norris. La Russa picked up career triumph No. 2,762 to move within one of McGraw, and the White Sox won for the eighth time […]

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May

05
McCutchen hits 2 solo homers, Phillies beat Brewers 6-5

Andrew McCutchen hit a pair of solo homers and Brad Miller slammed a three-run shot to back Aaron Nola, helping the Philadelphia Phillies defeat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-5 on Tuesday night. Nola (3-1) struck out 10 and allowed one run and five hits in six gritty innings as the Phillies held on to earn consecutive victories for the first time since they started the season 4-0. Phillies reliever Enyel De Los Santos, called up from the minors earlier in the day, came out of the bullpen to pitch the seventh but was denied entry by umpires because he didn’t appear on their lineup card. Looking for the best online […]

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March

17
Milwaukee Brewers add Travis Shaw to 40-man roster, where he’ll compete for spot at third base

Travis Shaw’s second stint with the Milwaukee Brewers is off to an encouraging start. The Brewers revealed Tuesday they have added Shaw to their 40-man roster, making him one of the leading candidates for playing time at third base. Shaw, who played for Milwaukee from 2017-19 and spent last season with Toronto, signed a minor league deal last month. The contract included terms stating he could request his release if the Brewers didn’t notify him by Monday whether they intended to put him on the 40-man roster. “It’s pretty much everything I expected, pretty much everything they told me going into the process so […]

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