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    Yankees favored over Red Sox to win AL East


    The World Series champion Red Sox are not the favorites to win the AL East this season. That honor goes to the...

    The World Series champion Red Sox are not the favorites to win the AL East this season. That honor goes to the Yankees.

    Buster's Buzz: Why Machado signing is a test for Padres ownership


    San Diego made a surprising free-agent splash for the second consecutive winter. But can the Padres surround Manny Machado and Eric Hosmer with a championship-level...

    San Diego made a surprising free-agent splash for the second consecutive winter. But can the Padres surround Manny Machado and Eric Hosmer with a championship-level roster?

    Possible ripple effects of Machado's deal for Bryce and baseball


    Not only could Manny Machado's $300 million pact increase the price tag for Bryce Harper, it also could lead to even heftier free-agent hauls for Mookie Betts and Mike Trout in two...

    Not only could Manny Machado's $300 million pact increase the price tag for Bryce Harper, it also could lead to even heftier free-agent hauls for Mookie Betts and Mike Trout in two years.

    Source: MLB adding rules to prevent sign stealing


    Major League Baseball is putting new rules in place this season to guard against high-tech sign stealing, a source told ESPN's Jeff Passan, confirming an SI.com...

    Major League Baseball is putting new rules in place this season to guard against high-tech sign stealing, a source told ESPN's Jeff Passan, confirming an SI.com report.

    Twins' Sano (cut foot) out for at least a week


    Twins third baseman Miguel Sano will miss at least the first week of full-squad workouts after he cut his foot while celebrating his team winning the Dominican Winter League...

    Twins third baseman Miguel Sano will miss at least the first week of full-squad workouts after he cut his foot while celebrating his team winning the Dominican Winter League championship.

    Manfred again downplays slow free-agent market


    Hours after Manny Machado agreed to a $300 million, 10-year deal with San Diego, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said the slow free-agent market is "a little much ado about nothing if in fact those players all sign at the end of the...

    Hours after Manny Machado agreed to a $300 million, 10-year deal with San Diego, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said the slow free-agent market is "a little much ado about nothing if in fact those players all sign at the end of the day."

    Cards' Martinez (shoulder) shut down for 2 weeks


    Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez, who had an MRI this week that showed his right shoulder is structurally sound, will be shut down for two weeks and be re-evaluated March...

    Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez, who had an MRI this week that showed his right shoulder is structurally sound, will be shut down for two weeks and be re-evaluated March 5.

    Winners and losers from Machado's megadeal


    We break down what the deal means for the infielder, the Padres and a certain other available...

    We break down what the deal means for the infielder, the Padres and a certain other available star.

    Law: Machado deal accelerates Padres' path back to the postseason


    A team spending to win? The third baseman's move to San Diego changes the prospect-packed Friars' timetable for a return to...

    A team spending to win? The third baseman's move to San Diego changes the prospect-packed Friars' timetable for a return to contention.

    Why Manny Machado's record deal makes sense


    By signing the biggest free-agent deal in sports history, both the player and the Padres knew exactly what they were...

    By signing the biggest free-agent deal in sports history, both the player and the Padres knew exactly what they were doing.

    Sources: Machado, Padres reach $300M deal


    Manny Machado, a four-time All-Star who had a .297 batting average with 37 home runs, 107 RBIs and a career-high .905 OPS last season, has reached a deal with the Padres, sources told...

    Manny Machado, a four-time All-Star who had a .297 batting average with 37 home runs, 107 RBIs and a career-high .905 OPS last season, has reached a deal with the Padres, sources told ESPN.