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Dodgers-Braves swap stocks vaults for next free-agent frenzy

Ex-Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos, now in Atlanta, helped orchestrate pitch-perfect swap with Dodgers to free up cash for reeling in heavy hitters Bryce Harper, Manny Machado, Josh Donaldson and more when they hit the market after next season, USA Today’s Bob Nightengale writes.

Strasburg to skip all-star games, including next one at home park

Nationals star pitcher believes visit to event in Miami last season put him on disabled list in July

MLB teams seriously consider six-man pitching rotations

As pitchers throw harder and the incidence of injuries rises, more teams are spreading around their innings.

Yankees, CC Sabathia agree to one-year deal

Popular left-hander had a renaissance in the Bronx in 2017, posting his lowest earned-run average in five years and contributing to a playoff run that carried the Yankees to within one victory of making the World Series

Japanese pitcher Yusei Kikuchi will kick off MLB bidding war

The Seibu Lions left-hander led his league in earned-run average, has a slider that is compared to the L.A. Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw and was once a role model for a young Shohei Ohtani.

Cardinals trade Stephen Piscotty to A’s to be closer to his mother after ALS diagnosis

Gretchen Piscotty was diagnosed in May with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Stephen Piscotty left the Cardinals for five days after the diagnosis and returned May 31.

Jays eye Sabathia as potential mentor, innings-eater

Left-hander has a history with Jays regime from their days together in Cleveland.

Marlins send Marcell Ozuna to St. Louis as fire sale continues

Third all-star in a month to be shipped out of town by cost-cutting club.

Umpire Dale Scott retires from MLB rather than risk more concussions

The veteran crew chief missed nearly the entire 2017 season after a foul ball off the bat of Baltimore slugger Mark Trumbo in Toronto on April 14 caught him hard in the mask.

The Yankees and Giancarlo Stanton hold baseball meetings hostage on Day 1

New York's Pinstripers are back to hogging the spotlight, Rich Griffin writes.

Jack Morris not so tough now that he’s in baseball hall

Former Jays pitcher breaks down in front of peers while discussing election.

Yankees acquire Giancarlo Stanton from Miami Marlins

The Yankees will get the slugger and cash from Miami for Starlin Castro and two minor leaguers, right-hander Jorge Guzman and infielder Jose Devers.

Detroit Tigers tandem Trammell, Morris going into Cooperstown

The star shortstop and durable pitcher, who were big cogs on the Tigers’ juggernaut 1984 team, were picked by a special committee struck to look at players from the 1970s and ’80s.

Chicago Cubs sign Brandon Morrow for bullpen

Former Blue Jay might get a chance to be a closer after a strong season as a setup reliever for the Dodgers, where he worked in all seven World Series games.

Los Angeles Angels Shohei Ohtani can model, along with his 100-mph fastball

This is someone who was nationally famous in Japan from the time he threw a 99-mph fastball as an 18-year-old high school senior.

Yankees, Marlins agree to trade for Giancarlo Stanton: sources

Sources said second baseman Starlin Castro would go to Miami along with prospects Jorge Guzman, a right-handed pitcher, and Jose Devers, an infielder.

Shohei Ohtani, Japanese two-way star, to sign with Los Angeles Angels

“In the end, he felt a strong connection with the Angels and believes they can best help him reach his goals in Major League Baseball,” Ohtani’s agent Nez Balelo said in a statement.

Marlins’ Dee Gordon traded to Mariners for 3 prospects, will move to centre field

Seattle also gets international signing bonus pool allotment in the trade for the second baseman, boosting the amount it can offer Japanese star pitcher and outfielder Shohei Ohtani.

New Yankees manager Aaron Boone’s first job is winning respect of players

"Big league players are great at understanding who’s for real or not," says former all-star.

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