Yanks' Judge, 5 Braves among players headed to arbitration
New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge and five players from the World Series champion Atlanta Braves are among the players who are headed toward salary arbitration hearings that will occur during the regular season after failing to agree to contracts for 2022.
MLB spring camps open, Bieber in Guardians gear, Vlad Jr set
Cleveland ace Shane Bieber limbered up in Guardians gear, Toronto Blue Jays star Vladimir Guerrero Jr. began taking grounders and new St. Louis Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol signed autographs as spring training camps in Florida and Arizona finally opened to big leaguers.
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.
Springer HR, 4 RBIs as Astros beat Blue Jays 7-4
George Springer #4 of the Houston Astros celebrates with Robinson Chirinos #28 after hitting a 3-run home run in the fifth inning during a MLB game against the Toronto Blue Jays. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)TORONTO - George Springer homered and drove in four runs as Houston beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-4 Friday night, the Astros' 10th win in 12 games following a five-game losing streak. Blue Jays: RHP Ryan Tepera (right elbow) rejoined the team Friday and is expected to be activated off the injured list when rosters expand Sunday. It was his first victory since June 15, when he allowed two runs in six innings against the Blue Jays. Blue Jays: RHP Clay Buchholz (0-3, 5.87) makes his second start since returning from the injured list last Sunday.
Mets rookie Pete Alonso wins MLB All-Star Home Run Derby
Mets rookie Pete Alonso has a million-dollar swing. New York's newest slugger outlasted a worn-down Vladimir Guerrero Jr. in the final round of the All-Star Home Run Derby on Monday night to win $1 million nearly double his 2019 salary. Pete Alonso, of the New York Mets, reacts during the Major League Baseball Home Run Derby, Monday, July 8, 2019, in Cleveland. John Minchillo / APNeeding 23 homers to beat Guerrero, Alonso connected for a homer to left-center before flipping his bat high into the air and hugging his pitcher, cousin Derek Morgan. Alonso has hit 30 home runs this year and will play in Tuesday night's All-Star Game.cbsnews.com