Jays beat Yanks for 8th straight, 1/2 game back in wild card
Bo Bichette thumped a leadoff homer in the first inning and singled in the tiebreaking run in the seventh, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit his 42nd homer, and the Toronto Blue Jays held off the skidding New York Yankees 6-4 for their eighth straight win.
Pérez joins Ohtani, Mancini, Alonso, Story in Home Run Derby
Kansas City catcher Salvador Pérez will join Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels, Trey Mancini of the Baltimore Orioles, Pete Alonso of the New York Mets and Trevor Story of the Colorado Rockies in the All-Star Home Run Derby at Denver’s Coors Field on July 12.
Royals make official Dozier deal for $25 million, four years
– The Royals made official their $25 million, four-year contract with third baseman Hunter Dozier on Monday, ensuring that another member of their young foundation is under club control for the foreseeable future. And we want that to happen in Kansas City.”AdDozier's deal replaces a $2.72 million, one-year contract he agreed to on Dec. 2. He gets a $1 million signing bonus and will earn $2.25 million this year, $4.5 million in 2022, $7.25 million in 2023 and $9 million in 2024. The Royals have a $10 million option for 2025 with a $1 million buyout. Ad“Hunter is willing to do whatever is necessary to help the team win,” Moore added.
Freeman among trio of Braves on All-MLB first team
Freeman easily won the NL MVP award Thursday, Nov. 12, topping off a trying year that saw him become so ill with COVID-19 he prayed please dont take me. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)NEW YORK – National League MVP Freddie Freeman was one of three Atlanta Braves selected to the All-MLB first team on Wednesday night. San Diego had two players on the top team: shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. and third baseman Manny Machado. AL MVP José Abreu of the Chicago White Sox was the first baseman on the second team, which also included Philadelphia catcher J.T. Realmuto, Rays second baseman Brandon Lowe, Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager and Indians third baseman José Ramírez.
After beating cancer, KC's Hill won't let COVID-19 stop him
Not long ago, Royals pitcher Tim Hill was wrapping up eight brutal months of chemotherapy to treat colon cancer. The biopsy came back positive for colon cancer, the same disease that claimed his father when Hill was just 17 years old. With the support of the Royals, Hill began to build back his strength. Those factors left Hill wondering whether he should step on the field when baseball resumed or stick to the sideline, knowing they increased the risk of complications should he contract COVID-19. Some of it seems over-the-top when you first look at it, but when you start seeing people test positive, you see maybe it's necessary.
Yankees closer Chapman has COVID-19, mild symptoms
NEW YORK Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman has tested positive for the coronavirus and is experiencing mild symptoms. Chapman threw a bullpen session Tuesday, and Boone wouldn't comment on whether the left-hander had been at Yankee Stadium since. We adhere to all the contact tracing things. The list now includes the 32-year-old Chapman, a six-time All-Star with 273 career saves, including 37 last season when he had a 2.21 ERA. Britton has been an elite closer in this game for a long time," Boone said.
Minnesota Twins Miguel Sano, Braves Freddie Freeman and More MLB Players Test Positive for COVID-19
The club announced Saturday that Sano is away from the team after testing positive for COVID-19. Twins utility man Willians Astudillo, righty Edwar Colina and infielder Nick Gordon have also tested positive. That means Sano & Co. had to give the Twins permission to announce they tested positive. Earlier on Saturday the Braves announced first baseman Freddie Freeman, closer Will Smith, and two others have tested positive for COVID-19. RELATED CONTENT:Coronavirus Reopenings: When Disneyland, the NBA and More Will Be BackNASCAR Driver Jimmie Johnson Tests Positive for CoronavirusNovak Djokovic Tests Positive for COVID-19 Following Adria Tour Events
Astros trade Tony Kemp to Cubs for Martin Maldonado
HOUSTON, Texas -- The Chicago Cubs have traded catcher Martin Maldonado to the Houston Astros for utility man Tony Kemp.It's the second straight season that Houston has acquired Maldonado, 32, at the trade deadline, picking him up from the Angels last year. Maldonado became a free agent after the season.The Cubs just traded left-hander Mike Montgomery to the Royals for Maldonado because starting catcher Willson Contreras was on the injured list. He returned, and with Victor Caratini entrenched as the backup, Maldonado became expendable.Maldonado has been one of the best defensive catchers in baseball this season. They couldn't do that with Maldonado.Maldonado appeared in only four games for the Cubs and didn't have a hit. Houston's backup catcher Max Stassi is hitting .167.Kemp, 27, batted .227 with seven homers and 17 RBIs in 186 plate appearances for the Astros.abc13.com