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Boston didn't land Giancarlo Stanton or Manny Machado. But the Sox snagged their top offseason target and the power bat they desperately needed.
The Red Sox agreed to a five-year deal with slugger J.D. Martinez, a source told ESPN's Pedro Gomez. The outfielder can opt out after two seasons. FanRag Sports reports the deal is worth $110 million, with $50 million to be paid over the first two years.
Hall of Fame first baseman Orlando Cepeda was hospitalized in the Bay Area on Monday night, according to a report.
Eric Hosmer and the Padres have finalized their eight-year, $144 million contract.
Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun reported to spring training Monday to prepare for his 12th big league season. For the first time since his rookie campaign in 2007, he'll be taking ground balls at first base.
Justin Turner says he wanted the season to continue as he watched the Astros pour onto the field at Dodger Stadium to celebrate their dramatic victory on Nov. 1.
Jake Odorizzi says he is glad he no longer has to worry about being traded, now that the Rays have shipped him to the Twins.
Mike Trout, who took part Monday in the Angels' first full-squad workout, said expectations are higher after the signings of Shohei Ohtani, Ian Kinsler and Zack Cozart.
Boston needed a slugger ready to solve its power problem, but the Red Sox might have blinked in their effort to land the only acceptable option.
In simply limiting mound visits, commissioner Rob Manfred didn't drop the hammer by unilaterally implementing pitch clocks. But if players don't want those clocks in 2019 -- and they don't -- they'd better pick up the pace this season.
The slugging tandem fans have anticipated since the Marlins star was traded to the Yankees gave die-hard fans in Tampa a glimpse of what's to come.
The defending champs have the best odds of winning this year's World Series, but a half-dozen rivals have cases for why they can prevent a repeat.
Both teams won more than 100 games last season, only to come up short in October. Both now face doing it all over again for another chance at a better ending.
After a down year, the gap only widened between him, Francisco Lindor and Carlos Correa. But there's a way Bogaerts can relaunch in 2018.
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Where will Yu Darvish go? Who'll sign Jake Arrieta? Can J.D. Martinez score a big deal? This free-agent class boasts big names who come with big risks.
J.D. Martinez has finally made his move, signing with the Red Sox and joining a team loaded with talented, young outfielders. But even if Martinez winds up at designated hitter more often than not, Eric Karabell trusts in the slugger's fantasy value.
Free-agent outfielder Jarrod Dyson and the Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed on a two-year, $7.5 million deal.