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Manfred apologizes for 'piece of metal' comment

Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred apologized Tuesday for his comments in which he referenced the World Series trophy as a "piece of metal."

Rockies GM focused on moving forward with Arenado

A week after offering a terse "no comment" on the situation, Colorado Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich opened up slightly on Tuesday when asked about his relationship with star third baseman Nolan Arenado.

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LeBron opines on Astros' cheating scandal

Admitted New York Yankees fan LeBron James threw his opinion into the Houston Astros cheating-scandal fray on the same day Yankees slugger Aaron Judge also sounded off on the situation.

Mets RHP Lugo fractures small left toe

New York Mets right-hander Seth Lugo will be sidelined from throwing for at least three days after fracturing his left small toe, manager Luis Rojas told reporters on Tuesday.

Yankees OF Judge dealing with cranky shoulder

New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge did not participate in batting practice during the team's first day of full-squad workouts at spring training Tuesday because of a minor right shoulder injury.

Cardinals RHP Mikolas (elbow) to miss start of season

St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Miles Mikolas will miss the start of the season due to a flexor tendon issue in his right elbow, manager Mike Shildt said Tuesday.

Braves OF Markakis wants 'beating' for cheating Astros

Atlanta Braves outfielder Nick Markakis ratcheted up the aggressive criticism of the Houston Astros on Tuesday, calling for a "beating" for players cheating the game.

Report: Brewers sign veteran IF Holt

The Milwaukee Brewers signed free-agent infielder Brock Holt on Monday evening, pending a physical, according to published reports.

Dodgers' Turner rips MLB commissioner Manfred

To put it lightly, Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Justin Turner does not see eye to eye with Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred.

Astros RHP Martes suspended for 2020 season

Houston Astros right-hander Francis Martes was suspended without pay for the entire 2020 season for testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance, Major League Baseball announced Monday.

Red Sox owner Henry: Team had to trade Betts

Boston Red Sox owner John Henry said Monday he understands fans' feelings about the trade that sent star outfielder Mookie Betts to the Los Angeles Dodgers but that the realities of today's game left the club little choice.

Yankees OF Gardner seeks protection order against woman

New York Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner is seeking to keep a woman away from him, his family and ballparks where he's playing, reported on Monday.

Mariners sign former Indians RHP Anderson

The Seattle Mariners signed right-hander Cody Anderson to a minor league contract Monday and invited him to spring training.

Angels' Trout says he 'lost respect' for Astros

Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout said he "lost respect" for players involved in the Houston Astros' sign-stealing scandal.

Braves extend manager Snitker, GM Anthopoulos

The Atlanta Braves on Monday extended manager Brian Snitker's contract and promoted general manager Alex Anthopoulos to president of baseball operations and GM.

Manfred: MLB won't tolerate beaning Astros players

Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred on Sunday spoke with reporters at Grapefruit League media day in Florida and, not surprisingly, much of his time was spent talking about the Houston Astros and the continued fallout from their sign-stealing scandal.

MLB notebook: Arenado reports, says he's 'ready to go'

Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado reported to spring training on Sunday, ready to address a difficult offseason that left the All-Star feeling "disrespected" as trade rumors ran rampant.

Red Sox LHP Sale on recovery: 'My body is feeling good'

Boston Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale provided an encouraging update on the status of his pitching elbow on Sunday.

Ex-Dodger Darvish: Astros should be stripped of title

Former Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Yu Darvish said Sunday that the Houston Astros should not have the right to call themselves 2017 World Series champions.

Rockies 3B Arenado: 'I don’t hold grudges'

Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado reported to spring training on Sunday, ready to address a difficult offseason that left the All-Star feeling "disrespected" as trade rumors ran rampant.

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