Former ace, longtime pitching coach Stottlemyre…

Mel Stottlemyre, the former ace who later won 5 World Series rings as longtime pitching coach for both New York Yankees and Mets, dies at 77

Mariano Rivera leads loaded list on 2019 Hall of…

Yahoo Sports MLB writer Mike Oz talks about the 2019 baseball Hall of Fame ballot, including the 20 first-timers, whether or not this is the year Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens get elected, and the players most likely to be enshrined in 2019.

Giant keep lefty Derek Holland with $7M, 1-year…

Left-hander Derek Holland is staying with the San Francisco Giants, agreeing to a one-year contract that guarantees $7 million

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AP Source: A's, MLB meet with Heisman Trophy…

A person with direct knowledge of the meeting says representatives of the Oakland Athletics and Major League Baseball met with Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray, a day before the Oklahoma quarterback's deadline to enter the NFL draft

Betts, deGrom, Davis get big-money deals, avoid…

AL MVP Mookie Betts, NL Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom and major league home run champion Khris Davis reached one-year deals, while slugger Nolan Arenado and pitchers Gerrit Cole, Luis Severino and Aaron Nola appeared headed for hearings

Wily Fox Steals Limited Edition Flip-Flops From…

Amy McCann, a former Olympian baseball player, is seeking the return of some precious items that were stolen by a fox outside her Watsonia home, in Melbourne, Victoria.The wily animal can be seen in CCTV footage uploaded to Facebook running from McCann’s porch with a flip-flop in its mouth, before returning for the second shoe and finally for a baseball.McCann told Storyful of her attachment to the shoes. “Those thongs are limited edition Rio 2016 Olympic Games thongs that I bought from the Athletes Village in Rio when working there with the Australian Olympic Team in 2016, so can’t really get them back… they are pretty unique!” she said.“We are not sure where he [the fox] took them. We walked down the street to the school to look there and found the baseball all chewed up but couldn’t find the thongs,” McCann added. Credit: Amy McCann via Storyful

Martin headed back to Dodgers in trade with Blue…

The Los Angeles Dodgers have reacquired catcher Russell Martin in a trade with Toronto, days after Yasmani Grandal left for a deal with Milwaukee

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AP source: LeMahieu, Yankees agree to $24M…

AP source: Gold Glove-winning free agent second baseman D.J. LeMahieu and the Yankees have agreed to a $24 million, two-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press

Indians' Martin feels blessed to be alive after…

Indians outfielder Leonys Martin says he feels blessed to be alive after recovering from a life-threatening bacterial infection last summer. The Cleveland Indians outfielder says he recalls few details of the night he became ill

Britton prefers setup role on Yanks than to close…

Zach Britton preferred to be a setup man for Aroldis Chapman on the New York Yankees rather than close for a team less likely to win

Bregman to be limited in spring training after elbow surgery

Astros third baseman Alex Bregman will be limited at the start of spring training after arthroscopic surgery to remove loose bodies from his right elbow

AP source: 2B Dozier, Nationals agree to $9M…

Free-agent second baseman Brian Dozier and the Washington Nationals have agreed to a $9 million, one-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press

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AP source: Jed Lowrie, Mets agree to $20M, 2-year…

AP source: Free agent infielder Jed Lowie, New York Mets agree to $20 million, two-year contract

AP source: Grandal, Brewers agree to $18.25M…

AP source: Catcher Yasmani Grandal and the Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to an $18.25 million, one-year contract

Orioles-Yanks, Mets-Nats start MLB's regular opening day

New York Yankees host Baltimore, Washington is at home against New York Mets on March 28, the 1st games of earliest regular major league opening day