study: MLB average salary on track for 2nd straight drop

Sports 03/26/19, 02:31

Even with huge new contracts for Bryce Harper, Manny Machado and Nolan Arenado, Major League Baseball's average salary is on track to drop on opening day for an unprecedented second straight season, according to projections by The Associated Press.The 872 ...

American League West capsules

Baseball 03/22/19, 12:01

Capsules of American League West teams, listed in order of finish last year:___Houston Astros FILE - In this Thursday, March 7, 2019, file photo, Houston Astros' Carlos Correa follows through on a foul ball during the third inning of a ...

Verlander ready for more free agent signings

Baseball 03/07/19, 17:48

Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander wants to see the remaining free agents find jobs.While Bryce Harper and Manny Machado reached big-money deals, Verlander's former Astros teammates Dallas Keuchel and Evan Gattis remain unsigned along with Craig Kimbrel, Adam Jones and ...

Clark: Machado’s deal doesn’t mean system is working

Baseball 02/21/19, 17:32

Players' union head Tony Clark says Adam Wainwright's comments about a possible strike were in line with widespread concern he hears from his members about a free-agent market they claim has become dysfunctional.Starting his tour of spring training camps, Clark ...

Clark: Some teams make little effort to justify ticket costs

Baseball 02/18/19, 16:07

Players' union head Tony Clark took the extraordinary step of saying baseball fans should question whether it makes sense to purchase tickets for some teams, responding to Commissioner Rob Manfred's assertion that free-agent players have failed to adjust their economic ...

AL West teams at the start of spring training

Baseball 02/08/19, 09:48

A team-by-team look at the American League West entering spring training, including key players each club acquired and lost, and dates of the first workout for pitchers and catchers, and the full squad:___Houston AstrosManager: AJ Hinch (fifth season).2018: 103-59, first ...

Wade Miley, Astros agree to $4.5 million, 1-year deal

Baseball 01/31/19, 20:05

The Astros filled an opening in their rotation, agreeing to a $4.5 million, one-year contract with 32-year-old left-hander Wade Miley.Miley could earn an additional $500,000 in performance bonuses. Miley already has passed the physical needed to finalize the agreement, but ...

Kershaw gets $93M deal, leaving Harper, Machado atop market

Baseball 11/02/18, 20:06

Washington outfielder Bryce Harper and Boston closer Craig Kimbrel were among just seven free agents who received $17.9 million qualifying offers from their former clubs Friday, when Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw agreed to a $93 million, three-year contract ...

Altuve is Astros DH vs. Red Sox in ALCS Game 3

Baseball 10/16/18, 13:49

Six-time All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve is a designated hitter for the Houston Astros in the playoffs for the first time.Astros manager A.J. Hinch has Altuve as the DH for Game 3 of the American League Championship Series against Boston. ...

Indians tweak slugging lineup for Game 3 of ALDS

Baseball 10/08/18, 11:31

Indians manager Terry Francona juggled his struggling lineup for Game 3 of the AL Division Series against Houston.With his club batting .100 (6 for 60) in the series and facing left-hander Dallas Keuchel, the Indians are starting right-handed hitters Yandy ...

Astros-Orioles rained out; makeup doubleheader Saturday

Baseball 09/27/18, 18:56

The Houston Astros aren't going to simply go through the motions while closing out the regular season.Houston's game against the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday night was postponed by rain, meaning the Astros will squeeze in four games over the final ...

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