Yankees release Jacoby Ellsbury

The Yankees on Wednesday released outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury, who had not played for the club since the 2017 American League playoffs. Ellsbury had been sidelined by assorted lower-body injuries. He was due to make $21.1 million in 2020, and the Yankees held a $5 million club option for 2021. New York signed Ellsbury to a seven-year, $153 million contract in […]

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Nats fan favorite Parra leaves to play in Japan

TOKYO — Veteran outfielder Gerardo Parra has agreed to a contract with the Yomiuri Giants. Parra, 32, has a career .276 batting average with 88 home runs and 522 RBIs over 11 seasons in the major leagues. A native of Venezuela, Parra hit .250 with eight home runs and 42 RBIs in 89 games for the World Series champion Washington […]

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The Brewers revealed new uniforms, reimagined their old logo and it’s all so beautiful

No beer goggles needed. Not to be outdone by the Padres (who have unveiled some sweet uniforms), the Brewers introduced a new set of unis Monday night, and they are just b-e-a-utiful. Feast your eyes on these babies: Equally as exciting, the Brewers are switching back to the ol’ ball-and-glove logo as their primary. While the Brewers have been using that throwback insignia […]

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Twins minor leaguer Ryan Costello dies in New Zealand

Twins minor league infielder Ryan Costello was found dead in his New Zealand hotel room Monday, two days before he was scheduled to start his season in the Australian Baseball League, according to reports. Costello, 23, had been in New Zealand for less than a week. Preliminary findings indicate he died of natural causes, according to a statement from Costello’s […]

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Sources: Astros exec asked scouts to spy in ’17

A high-ranking Houston Astros official asked scouts to spy on opponents’ dugouts leading up to the 2017 postseason, hoping to steal signs and suggesting the potential use of cameras to do so, sources familiar with the request told ESPN. The reaction among those who received an email from Kevin Goldstein, a special assistant to Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow, was […]

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