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Beltre steps away after legendary career

ARLINGTON — Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre, who appears to be a lock for future induction into the Hall of Fame, has announced he is retiring from baseball.

Beltre made the announcement in a statement released by the Rangers on Tuesday morning.

“After careful consideration and many sleepless n...

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30 ROY candidates for 2019 — 1 for each team

On Monday, Shohei Ohtani and Ronald Acuna Jr. were named Rookie of the Year in the American and National Leagues, respectively. But they were far from the only first-year players to make an impact in the big leagues in 2018.

It would be difficult to find a team in the history of the modern game who...

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Rumors: Harper, Machado, Bumgarner, Murphy

It’s Hot Stove season, and MLB.com is keeping track of all the latest free agent and trade rumors right here.

Free agents, by position
Free agents, by team

Projecting Harper’s next contract
Nov. 14: While superstar slugger Bryce Harper is primed to cash in this offseason, he may have several ...

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These teams will fire up the Hot Stove

Now that the General Managers Meetings are over, now that the offseason objectives have been clearly (or vaguely) stated by the various people in charge of Major League Baseball’s 30 clubs, now that the Hot Stove season is evolving into something a little more true and tangible, we can make some re...

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Free-agent signings each team can be proud of

With free-agency season hitting its stride, we’ve been looking at free agency in a historical sense over the last couple of weeks. Last week, we looked at some of the free-agent decisions teams would love to have back. But free agency isn’t some sort of sunk money game...

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The 2018 Gold Glove Award winners are …

Major League Baseball’s top defensive players were honored with the unveiling of the 2018 Rawlings Gold Glove Awards on Sunday night.

Plenty of mainstays were joined by exciting newcomers in this year’s field of finalists for the Gold Glove, which were determined by a combination of votes submitted...

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Cubs pick up Hamels’ option, deal Smyly to Texas

CHICAGO — Cole Hamels is staying with the Cubs.

The Cubs picked up Hamels’ $20 million option on Friday, giving the rotation a significant boost heading into the 2019 season. If the Cubs had declined the option, Hamels would have received a $6 million buyout from the Rangers...

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This is each club’s biggest offseason need

Now that the World Series has concluded, the Hot Stove will be ignited when more than 100 players hit the free-agent market. The biggest headlines will center around Manny Machado and Bryce Harper, but only two teams (or maybe one if all this “The Phillies can actually get both of them!” talk is fo...

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World Series G4: Both starting pitchers TBD

LOS ANGELES — Dodgers slugger Max Muncy made it a series with his 18th-inning walk-off homer in Game 3, and the gamesmanship was quickly cranked up, as neither manager would commit to naming a starting pitcher for Game 4 on Saturday night.

World Series presented by YouTube TV, Game 4: Tonight, ...

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Dodgers must solve mystery of Fenway in G2

In order for the Dodgers to head back to Los Angeles with the World Series tied at a game apiece, they will have to find a way to complete a task that has proven onerous for National League teams — winning at Fenway Park.

World Series presented by YouTube TV, Game 2: Tonight, 8:09 p.m...

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