Whoever successfully negotiates the byzantine negotiations of signing Japanese players must then decide whether he should pitch or hit — or do both.

He would give the Bombers a frightening lineup, yes. But the fit might not be right.

Since entering the majors as a 19-year-old in 2012, he has batted .285 with a an OPS of .902.

Washington Nationals release 2018 spring training schedule

The Nationals close the exhibition slate in Washington against the Twins on March 27.

Nationals General Manager Mike Rizzo won’t campaign for a contract extension

Will a deal get done before next winter?

Nationals add Kelvin Gutierrez, Jefry Rodriguez to 40-man roster ahead of Rule 5 deadline

The deadline for protecting players from selection by other teams is 8 p.m. ET Monday.

Lovullo and Monitor both received 18 of a possible 30 first-place votes by members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, after guiding their teams to the 2017 postseason one year after they had lost a combined 196 games.

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Losing at the highest level of professional sports should never be rewarded and it should certainly never be celebrated. There's a better way.

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Mike Rizzo isn’t trying to add franchise-altering pieces in free agency in the offseason

The New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers young sluggers combined for 91 home runs.

After scorning the former MLB star pitcher as having behaved in a foolish and selfish manner while crashing his plane in the Gulf of Mexico, Michael Felger is remorseful.

How baseball's best free agents rank going into next season.

An avid pilot since retiring from baseball in 2013, Halladay died in the two-seater plane he owned.

“Doc” Halladay, 40, went down in a small single-engine aircraft that he owned and piloted, the Pasco County, Fla., Sheriff’s Department confirmed Tuesday. Halladay pitched 16 years in the major leagues for the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies, compiling 203 wins and 2,117 strikeouts. In 2010, he became the 20th pitcher in MLB history […]

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Caught on video, it was almost as exciting as the World Series itself.

Assuming reports are accurate, the Astros pitcher apparently didn't factor in the possibility of participating in a World Series victory parade.

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A classic World Series amid a forgettable football season might indicate the direction in which each sport is headed.

Like the New Orleans Saints after Hurricane Katrina or the Red Sox after the Boston Marathon bombing, the Houston Astros played for their devastated city following Hurricane Harvey, and clinched their first World Series title in franchise history on Nov. 1.

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A rare jersey from Jackie Robinson’s historic rookie season with the Brooklyn Dodgers 70 years ago has sold for $2.05 million at auction.

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Chipper Jones, Jim Thome and Omar Vizquel are among 19 first-time candidates on the Baseball Writers’ Association of America ballot for baseball’s Hall of Fame.

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The Major League Baseball Players Association has extended its deadline by a day to 8 p.m. EST Tuesday for an agreement on a new posting system between the Major League Baseball and its Japanese counterpart, a deal that would allow star pitcher-outfielder Shohei Ohtani to be put up for bid.

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The Yankees raised their available signing bonus money for Japanese star Shohei Ohtani to $3.5 million, acquiring $250,000 in pool money from the Miami Marlins on Monday for left-hander Caleb Smith and first baseman Garrett Cooper.

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Retired star pitcher Roy Halladay sped his small sports plane low over the Gulf of Mexico minutes before his fatal crash two weeks ago, climbing sharply in the final seconds before diving into the water, federal investigators said in a preliminary report released Monday.

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The Texas Rangers have added six minor league players to their 40-man roster, along with right-hander Ronald Herrera after acquiring him in a trade from the New York Yankees.

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Chipper Jones, Jim Thome and Omar Vizquel are among 19 first-time candidates on the Baseball Writers’ Association of America ballot for baseball’s Hall of Fame.

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The New York Yankees have acquired minor league pitcher Reiver Sanmartin from the Texas Rangers for pitcher Ronald Herrera.

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Having never managed or coached at any level, Aaron Boone believes his provenance prepared him to lead the New York Yankees.

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The Oakland Athletics have hired former San Francisco Giants star Matt Williams as their new third base coach.

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Former Detroit Tigers pitcher Angel Nesbitt is among five players who have been suspended for violations of the minor league drug program.

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Aaron Boone became the first person with no experience as a manager of coach to interview to become Joe Girardi’s successor with the New York Yankees.

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Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer, third baseman Mike Moustakas and outfielder Lorenzo Cain were among nine free agents who turned down $17.4 million qualifying offers from their teams Thursday.

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Jose Altuve and the Houston Astros have grown together, enduring an arduous rebuild and coming out the other side among baseball’s best.

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Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton has won the National League MVP award, barely edging Joey Votto of the Cincinnati Reds.

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