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12:08 AM ET ESPN News Services ANAHEIM, Calif. — Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels officially announced their 12-year contract, a record deal that keeps baseball’s top player with Los Angeles for what likely will be the rest of his career. What if L.A. had given the outfielder $600 million? $700 million? Heck, with
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4:08 PM ET Associated Press CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Reds‘ first African-American player has died at the age of 94. The team says Charles “Chuck” Harmon died Tuesday, nearly 65 years after he made his debut against the Braves in Milwaukee on April 17, 1954. The team did not provide details. Reds mourn the loss
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10:34 PM ET Third baseman Alex Bregman has agreed to a six-year, $100 million contract extension with the Houston Astros, a source confirmed to ESPN. Alex Bregman AL Ranks in 2018 XBH 83 2nd OBP .394 4th RBI 103 T-5th TB 316 T-5th >>Finished 5th in AL MVP voting Bregman, 24, is coming off an
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3:50 AM ET Associated Press SURPRISE, Ariz. — Texas Rangers pitcher Yohander Mendez could return from his elbow injury around midseason. The team’s fear that Mendez might miss the entire year was allayed Monday when an MRI revealed the 24-year-old lefty has a Grade 1 sprain of the ulnar collateral ligament. “It’s really good news.
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9:32 PM ET Associated Press GOODYEAR, Ariz. — The Cincinnati Reds expect left-hander Alex Wood to open the season on the disabled list as he recovers from a sore back that has limited him during spring training. Wood was part of the trade that brought outfielders Yasiel Puig and Matt Kemp to Cincinnati from the
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2:55 PM ET Associated Press BRADENTON, Fla. — Jung Ho Kang and Erik Gonzalez have won starting jobs in the infield with the Pittsburgh Pirates. General manager Neal Huntington said Monday that Kang has beaten out Colin Moran at third base and Erik Gonzalez has won the shortstop competition over Kevin Newman. “It was not
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9:09 PM ET Associated Press GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Los Angeles Dodgers have promoted Brandon Gomes to vice president and assistant general manager, continuing the former major leaguer’s climb up the front-office ranks. The 34-year-old former pitcher had been serving as director of player development since 2016. He joined the Dodgers’ front office after a
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