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  • • Banister wants pitchers to reduce walks
    The Rangers' pitching staff averaged 3.51 walks per nine innings last season, third-highest in the American League. Acquiring pitchers who can help reduce that ratio has been a priority this winter....
  • • Report: Red Sox among teams expected to meet with J.D. Martinez at Winter Meetings
    J.D. Martinez, this year’s top free agent, is headed to the MLB Winter Meetings in Orlando. When he arrives, he’s expected to meet with multiple teams, including the Boston Red Sox. While signing Martinez would likely mean breaking up the young outfield of Mookie Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr., and Andrew Benintendi, the Red Sox are certainly a natural ...
  • • Lineup luxury: Yankees rich with possibilities
    As the dream of installing Giancarlo Stanton into the heart of the Yankees' lineup started to look more like reality, general manager Brian Cashman placed a telephone call to Aaron Judge, giving the American League Rookie of the Year a behind-the-scenes update on the negotiations taking place with the Marlins....
  • • Lineup luxury: Yankees rich with possibilities
    As the dream of installing Giancarlo Stanton into the heart of the Yankees' lineup started to look more like reality, general manager Brian Cashman placed a telephone call to Aaron Judge, giving the American League Rookie of the Year a behind-the-scenes update on the negotiations taking place with the Marlins....
  • • Blue Jays keep focus on roster, not AL East
    The American League East got a whole lot more competitive on Day 1 of the Winter Meetings, but the Blue Jays insist the rest of the division loading up on talent will not impact their plans for 2018....
  • • Pitching market may force Orioles to act faster
    As the American League East-rival New York Yankees officially unveiled slugger Giancarlo Stanton at the Winter Meetings on Monday afternoon, the Orioles remain focused on their own wish list -- one that includes, most importantly, a pair of starting pitchers who could prompt them to act quickly in a competitive market....
  • • Rays acquire Wendle on Day 1 of Meetings
    The Yankees officially acquired slugger Giancarlo Stanton on Monday. Meanwhile, the Rays brought aboard infielder Joey Wendle in a trade with the A's. That's life in the American League East for the Rays, who have constantly played the role of The Little Engine That Could. General manager Erik Neander kept his sense of humor about the situation on ...
  • • Bid to meet Judge in Winter Meetings auction
    A meet-and-greet with American League Rookie of the Year Aaron Judge and four tickets to the Judge's Chambers at Yankee Stadium are up for grabs as Major League Baseball, MLB Advanced Media, MLB Network and all 30 clubs have teamed for a Winter Meetings charity auction that benefits a special cause close to the game....
  • • Marcus Stroman ‘can’t wait’ to face Giancarlo Stanton
    Marcus Stroman is not one to back down from a challenge and that includes perhaps the premier power hitter in baseball today.On Saturay, many around the baseball world woke up to news the Yankees and Marlins had reportedly agreed on a trade that would send Giancarlo Stanton to the Yankees. The potential move likely won’t be welcomed by the majority...
  • • Mariners shift to Plan B with Ohtani off market
    With Shohei Ohtani casting his lot with the American League West-rival Angels on Friday, the Mariners are left to turn to Plan B now that general manager Jerry Dipoto's primary offseason target is off the board....
  • • Fantasy reaction to Gordon's trade to Seattle
    Dee Gordon was dealt from Miami to Seattle, sending a bundle of stolen bases from the National League to the American League. Eric Karabell reviews the fantasy spin....
  • • Boone: 'Chance of lifetime' to manage Yanks
    The keys to the manager's office are officially in Aaron Boone's hands as the Yankees introduced the 2003 American League Championship Series hero as the 33rd manager in franchise history on Wednesday....
  • • Boone: 'Chance of a lifetime' to manage Yanks
    The keys to the manager's office are officially in Aaron Boone's hands as the Yankees introduced the 2003 American League Championship Series hero as the 33rd manager in franchise history on Wednesday....
  • • As young ace, Severino just what Yanks need
    Luis Severino, who will turn 24 in February and appears a safe bet to be new manager Aaron Boone's choice as the Opening Day starter, finished third in the American League Cy Young Award voting this past season after going 14-6 with a 2.98 ERA over a team-leading 31 starts....
  • • As young ace, Severino just what Yanks need
    Luis Severino, who will turn 24 in February and appears a safe bet to be new manager Aaron Boone's choice as the Opening Day starter, finished third in the American League Cy Young Award voting this past season after going 14-6 with a 2.98 ERA over a team-leading 31 starts....

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Top news - American League

  • • Judge helps Yanks rise in 8th to even ALCS
    These "Baby Bombers" just don't quit. Aaron Judge homered and delivered a game-tying hit, while Gary Sanchez crushed the go-ahead double in a decisive four-run eighth as the Yankees stunned the Astros with a 6-4 victory in Game 4 on Tuesday to even the American League Championship Series at two games apiece....
  • • Judge helps Yanks rise in 8th to even ALCS
    These "Baby Bombers" just don't quit. Aaron Judge homered and delivered a game-tying hit, while Gary Sanchez crushed the go-ahead double in a decisive four-run eighth as the Yankees stunned the Astros with a 6-4 victory in Game 4 on Tuesday to even the American League Championship Series at two games apiece....
  • • Yanks bank early runs to force G5 with Tribe
    Luis Severino struck out nine over seven strong innings, Aaron Judge mashed a two-run double and Gary Sanchez homered as the Yankees rolled to a 7-3 win over the Indians on Monday night in Game 4 of the American League Division Series presented by Doosan....
  • • Yanks bank early runs to force G5 with Tribe
    Luis Severino struck out nine over seven strong innings, Aaron Judge mashed a two-run double and Gary Sanchez homered as the Yankees rolled to a 7-3 win over the Indians on Monday night in Game 4 of the American League Division Series presented by Doosan....
  • • Rise! Judge leads way as Yanks make it 2-1
    Aaron Judge crushed a three-run homer and made several splendid defensive plays, including a fearless crash into the right-field wall, as he made his presence felt by powering the Yankees' surge in an 8-1 victory over the Astros in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series presented by Camping World....
  • • Yanks, Judge make Astros CC sick in G3
    Aaron Judge crushed a three-run homer and made several splendid defensive plays, including a fearless crash into the right-field wall, as he made his presence felt by powering the Yankees' surge in an 8-1 victory over the Astros in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series presented by Camping World....
  • • Yanks, Judge make Astros CC sick in G3
    Aaron Judge crushed a three-run homer and made several splendid defensive plays, including a fearless crash into the right-field wall, as he made his presence felt by powering the Yankees' surge in an 8-1 victory over the Astros in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series presented by Camping World....
  • • Rise! Judge leads way as Yanks make it 2-1
    Aaron Judge crushed a three-run homer and made several splendid defensive plays, including a fearless crash into the right-field wall, as he made his presence felt by powering the Yankees' surge in an 8-1 victory over the Astros in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series presented by Camping World....
  • • Sox belt 3 HRs as Fister stymies Yankees
    Doug Fister continued to solidify the Red Sox's rotation by supplying a stellar four-hit effort, and Boston cracked three homers off Sonny Gray, reclaiming their 5 1/2-game advantage in the American League East with a 4-1 victory over the Yankees on Friday evening in the Bronx....
  • • Yankees unable to get on track vs. Fister
    Doug Fister continued to solidify the Red Sox's rotation by supplying a stellar four-hit effort, and Boston cracked three homers off Sonny Gray, reclaiming their 5 1/2-game advantage in the American League East with a 4-1 victory over the Yankees on Friday evening in the Bronx....
  • • Backed by 3 homers, Fister handcuffs Yanks
    Doug Fister continued to solidify the Red Sox's rotation by supplying a stellar four-hit effort, and Boston cracked three homers off Sonny Gray, reclaiming their 5 1/2-game advantage in the American League East with a 4-1 victory over the Yankees on Friday evening in the Bronx....
  • • Big 7th gives Boston crucial Game 3 victory
    From the bats of Hanley Ramirez and Rafael Devers to the shutdown relief of David Price and the glove of Mookie Betts, the Sox answered in a big way to down the Astros, 10-3, in Game 3 of the American League Division Series presented by Doosan to avoid being swept in the first round for the second consecutive postseason....
  • • Big 7th gives Boston crucial Game 3 victory
    From the bats of Hanley Ramirez and Rafael Devers to the shutdown relief of David Price and the glove of Mookie Betts, the Sox answered in a big way to down the Astros, 10-3, in Game 3 of the American League Division Series presented by Doosan to avoid being swept in the first round for the second consecutive postseason....
  • • Sale fans 11 as Red Sox roll over Blue Jays
    The Red Sox appear to be heating up at the same time as the Blue Jays have cooled down, and the gap between first and last place in the American League East continues to get even bigger....
  • • Didi's 4 RBIs back Severino, lift Yanks over O's
    As far as the Yankees are concerned, the American League East race is far from over. New York, which manager Joe Girardi has repeatedly said is not content with the top AL Wild Card spot, used a four-RBI night from Didi Gregorius and another dominant eight-inning start from Luis Severino to win for the sixth time in seven games with Friday's 8-2 vi...

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