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Son of Indians GM blurts out Lindor contract info on radio

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — It's no secret the Cleveland Indians want to sign All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor to a long-term contract.<p>Thanks to little Brody Chernoff, the length of that deal may now be known.<p>On Saturday, the 6-year-old son of Indians general manager Mike Chernof, was invited into …

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GM's son leaks Indians' seven-year extension talks for Francisco Lindor

The Cleveland Indians are reportedly working on a contract extension for star shortstop Francisco Lindor, according to the son of Indians general …

Cleveland Indians

Cleveland Indians GM's son might have leaked a signing secret on the radio

Fact No. 1: Having kids on a broadcast makes said broadcast a thousand times better.<p>Fact No. 2: Sometimes you will never know what they’re going to say.<p>Such was the case during spring training on Saturday when the Indians took on the White Sox. During the ninth inning, radio broadcaster Tom …

Cleveland Indians

LOOK: It's 2017, and Barry Bonds is still cranking home runs in BP

The Giants legend is 52<p>As noted on this loyal web page, all-time home run leader Barry Bonds has rejoined the Giants as a special advisor to the CEO . It’s not entirely certain what Bonds’ role will entail, but his assigned tasks and duties would seem to include “cranking homers during spring …

Sports

Kolten Wong has strong words over potential loss of at-bats

St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong was confronted with the possibility of losing some of his at-bats due to ongoing struggles at the …

Major League Baseball

LOOK: Softball team creates 'Crying Jordan' uniforms, and they're truly wonderful

Brian Havrilla has done important work<p>Did you wake up this morning under the impression that the Crying Jordan meme was no longer a prominent part of the zeitgeist? If so, then this is at least one time in your life when you’ve been demonstrably wrong.<p>Even if you don’t realize it, you and all …

Sports

Hicks lifts Yanks over Rays with HR, 3 RBIs

TAMPA, Fla. -- Aaron Hicks continued to put up a strong fight in the Yankees' right-field competition, slugging his third spring homer and driving in …

New York Yankees

Final 2 spots in Yankees' rotation still in play

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi has the top of his starting rotation lined up with Masahiro Tanaka, CC Sabathia and Michael Pineda.<p>After that, the situation remains muddled.<p>The Yankees started spring training looking to fill two spots in the rotation, and it's still not …

New York Yankees

Cardinals chairman prepared to make 'significant offer' to Molina

Cardinals chairman Bill DeWitt fully believes he has the resources to keep franchise favorite Yadier Molina in St. Louis.<p>"(We're) prepared to make a …

Sports

Greg Bird unplugged: This is how good Yankees can be

Greg Bird<p><i>Young Yankees slugger Greg Bird took a break from his red-hot spring to take a swing at some Q&A with Post columnist Steve Serby.</i><p><b>Q: Let’s</b> …

New York Yankees

Mets' Matz has tender elbow, status for opening day in doubt

New York Mets pitcher Steven Matz has been scratched from his next start because of tenderness in his left elbow, putting his status for opening day in doubt.<p>Matz had been scheduled to throw Monday in a minor league game.<p>"There's a little irritation, and he's got to work that out," Mets general …

Kansas City Royals

Estrada scheduled to start Toronto's opener as Jays set rotation

Happ, Stroman, Liriano and Sanchez to follow<p>The Toronto Blue Jays will send Marco Estrada to the mound when they open their Major League Baseball …

Toronto Blue Jays

Tampa Bay Rays RHP Alex Cobb dealing with back issue

Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Alex Cobb was scratched from his Sunday start due to left lower back tightness.

New York Yankees

Red Sox option Ramirez to Triple-A

Craig, others reassigned to Minor League camp<p>The Red Sox made several roster moves on Sunday, including optioning right-hander Noe Ramirez to …

Boston Red Sox

Watch: Bonds hits multiple batting practice HRs

Barry Bonds has been out of the majors for almost a decade, but the all-time home run leader can still swing the bat.<p>The 52-year-old was hired …

Sports

Blake Rutherford Adds Weight In Anticipation Of First Full Season

<b>BRADENTON, Fla.—</b>The Yankees were delighted to nab outfielder Blake Rutherford last year with 16th overall pick in the draft. The Southern California …

New York Yankees

OF Austin Jackson makes Indians' opening-day roster

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Outfielder Austin Jackson took an opportunity with the Cleveland Indians and ran with it.<p>Jackson was informed on Sunday that he has made Cleveland's opening-day roster, giving the AL champions some outfield depth in case Lonnie Chisenhall and Michael Brantley aren't ready for …

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Stephen Strasburg named Nationals’ Opening Day starter

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Stephen Strasburg will start for the Washington Nationals on Opening Day, Manager Dusty Baker admitted Sunday morning. Baker had been reluctant to divulge the Nationals’ plans for their rotation to open the season, but math and common sense had given away the secret. …

Sports

Red Sox send Rusney Castillo, Allen Craig to minor league camp

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Minor League Baseball

Mets righthander Matt Harvey has best start of spring (finally)

PORT ST. LUCIE — It wasn’t vintage Matt Harvey, but it was good enough to be a huge sigh of relief for the Mets.<p>Hours after the team announced that …

Major League Baseball

Dodgers face plenty of rotation questions in final week of spring

In four days, the Dodgers will leave Camelback Ranch and return to Los Angeles. Across that 96-hour period, the team hopes to finalize the composition of its starting rotation. After spending all spring looking to fill two spots, Manager <b>Dave Roberts</b> insisted on Saturday morning that the competition …

Sports

Cubs lead Reds, trail Padres in split-squad games

<b>Padres 9, Cubs 2 (sixth inning)</b><p><b>Cubs 9, Reds 2 (fifth inning)</b><p>At Mesa, Brett Wallace, Jabari Blash and Collin Cowgill each hit home runs to lift the Padres to an 9-2 lead over the Cubs in the top of the sixth inning in a split-squad game at Sloan Park. At Las Vegas, Anthony Rizzo and Albert Almora …

National League Division Series

Why the Mets should be concerned with Steven Matz's elbow soreness

The good news is that an MRI showed no structural damage<p>When it comes to the prospect of making the playoffs for a third straight year, the Mets will once again depend heavily on their rotation. On that front, here’s some troubling news from Mike Puma of the <i>New York Post</i> regarding 25-year-old lefty …

Sports

How Yankees’ shortstop juggle can end with one being waived

TAMPA — Rows of lockers have been removed from the middle of the home clubhouse because they are no longer needed at Steinbrenner Field, but they are …

New York Yankees

Tigers release Lowe, send Jimenez to minor league camp

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — The Detroit Tigers have released right-handed reliever Mark Lowe, one of several cuts before Sunday's spring training game against Toronto.<p>Detroit also optioned catcher John Hicks to Triple-A Toledo, and the Tigers reassigned right-handers Joe Jimenez, Ruben Alaniz, Logan …

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Yankees' Prospect Spotlight: Gleyber Torres

JW Gravley of HardballScoop.com provides an in-depth look at Yankees' top prospect Gleyber Torres.

New York Yankees

Spring Training Player Of The Day: Chris Sale

Spring training stats aren’t worth paying attention to, but spring training performance certainly is, on a day-to-day basis. Each day, we here at …

Boston Red Sox

Which spring performances should you buy into? - The GM's Office

Spring stats are meaningless. Year after year, it is proven that there is very little correlation between spring success or failure and …

New York Yankees

Wei-Yin Chen looks for better season with Miami Marlins

<b>Wei-Yin Chen</b> has never recorded a hit in a major-league game.<p>Chen at least felt what that would be like on Sunday afternoon when he hit a ground ball …

Miami Marlins

Red Sox reassign Castillo, Craig, and their $22M in salaries to minors

The Boston Red Sox reassigned Rusney Castillo, Allen Craig, and their combined $22.2 million 2017 salaries to minor-league camp early Sunday …

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