So just how does the president stack up to the likes of Alex Ovechkin (6-3, 235), Mike Trout (6-2, 235) and Tim Tebow (6-3, 245)?

The five-time all-star outfielder should provide San Francisco with some much-needed power, while Pittsburgh continues an apparent rebuilding program.

A sleepy offseason, defined by the stalemate between high-end free agents and high-end teams that seem determined to avoid them, was jolted awake Saturday.

On the eve of Nats’ spring training opener, Charlie Slowes will call a Caps game

The longtime voice of the Nats will fill in for one road game while John Walton is in PyeongChang.

On payroll, plans and the rest of the Nationals’ offseason

The Nationals could stand pat and look just fine for Opening Day. But will they?

Nationals re-sign Howie Kendrick to two-year deal, checking another box on their list

The Nationals' bench continues to coalesce, and an important clubhouse piece clicks back into place.

Houston, the defending World Series champion, already had one of the top pitching staffs in the majors before acquiring Pittsburgh's No. 1 starter.

Jason Wood, whose clients have included Boston's Andrew Benintendi and other MLB players, described the allegations as “absurd and untrue."

Meanwhile, soccer nearly has caught up with baseball in popularity as a spectator sport.

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Some free agents have yet to find landing spots, but so far, major talent has migrated away from Washington’s chief competition.

McCovey wants no part of any protest Morgan may be trying to start.

Pavin Smith seems like a pretty good son.

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Longoria, 32, has shown signs of entering a decline phase, posting career-low numbers in 2017.

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The closer could be back on the mound in late June — enough time, more than likely, to reestablish his value ahead of free agency at the end of the season, but perhaps not enough time to rebuild his trade value ahead of the July 31 deadline.

“Seeing the faces, hearing the laughter, reading the stories of the kids they serve; there is truly nothing like it,” the veteran pitcher said.

The NL champs sent Adrian Gonzalez, Scott Kazmir, Brandon McCarthy, Charlie Culberson and cash to Atlanta for their former all-star outfielder.

Dustin Fowler says he suffered “severe and permanent” injuries in collision with un-padded electrical box at Guaranteed Rate Field.

The move is the clearest sign yet that the Phillies are ready to start building back up what they spent the past few years tearing down.

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Rangers general manager Jon Daniels anticipates adding depth to his rotation. It remains unlikely that pitcher will be a front-line starter.

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Right-handed reliever Addison Reed and Minnesota have finalized a $16.75 million, two-year contract, putting another pitcher with closing experience in the back of the Twins’ bullpen.

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Former big league manager Gene Lamont has been hired as a special assistant to Royals general manager Dayton Moore, reuniting him with the organization where he spent nearly a decade coaching prospects.

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Rangers general manager Jon Daniels anticipates adding depth to his rotation. It is still unlikely that pitcher will be a front-line starter.

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Left-hander Wade LeBlanc has agreed to a minor league contract with the New York Yankees and will report to major league spring training.

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Royals pitcher Danny Duffy has pleaded guilty to driving under the influence in a Kansas City suburb and has been placed on a year’s probation.

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Russia’s going crazy for the Olympics. The 1972 Olympics.

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Right-handed reliever Addison Reed and Minnesota have finalized a $16.75 million, two-year contract, putting another pitcher with closing experience in the back of the Twins’ bullpen.

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Justin Morneau, the 2006 AL MVP and Minnesota Twins first baseman whose career was derailed by concussion symptoms, is retiring after 1,603 hits and 247 home runs in 14 major league seasons.

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The Blue Jays will extend the protective netting at Rogers Centre to the outfield end of each dugout this season and increase the height of netting behind home plate by approximately 10 feet to 28 feet.

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Doug Harvey was so sure of his calls on the diamond, he ended every game the same way. Following the last out, the umpire took his wad of chewing tobacco and flung it on home plate.

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The Houston Astros already had two Cy Young winners on their staff. They’re hoping Gerrit Cole can make it three.

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LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball went scoreless in their pro basketball debut, finishing a combined 0 for 7.

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Closer Alex Colome and All-Star designated hitter/outfielder Corey Dickerson are among seven players who agreed to one-year contracts with the Tampa Bay Rays, avoiding salary arbitration.

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The Royals agreed with reliever Kelvin Herrera and starter Nate Karns on one-year contracts Friday to avoid arbitration, leaving reliever Brandon Maurer as their only player still on track for a hearing next month.

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