Baseball

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball's average salary has shot up to more than $3.8 million following the steepest rise since 2001. According to final figures from the players' association, the increase put big leaguers on track to top the $4 million barrier for the first time...
NEW YORK (AP) — The Mets' L.J. Mazzilli, a son of former major league All-Star and manager Lee Mazzilli, has been suspended for 50 games under baseball's minor league drug program for his second positive test for a drug of abuse. L.J. Mazzilli, on the roster of the Mets' Class A...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Sergio Romo tested free agency, had some offers and ultimately decided he wanted to stay put in San Francisco pitching for the only team he has known. The animated reliever finalized a $15 million, two-year contract with the Giants on Monday, keeping a key...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Sergio Romo tested free agency, had some offers and decided he wanted to stay put in San Francisco, pitching for the only major league organization he has known. The animated reliever finalized a $15 million, two-year contract with the Giants on Monday, who...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro underwent back surgery that could end his career. Giants general manager Brian Sabean announced during a conference call Monday that Scutaro had the fusion procedure performed by Dr. Michael Wang in Miami on...
CHICAGO (AP) — As the cranes and trucks hummed just beyond the chain-link fence along Waveland Avenue, Erika Pflederer stopped to take it all in. She could see the exposed back of Wrigley Field's brick outfield wall and the grandstand seats with the bleachers torn out. In the...
CHICAGO (AP) — As the cranes and trucks hummed just beyond the chain-link fence along Waveland Avenue, Erika Pflederer stopped to take it all in. She could see the exposed back of Wrigley Field's brick outfield wall and the grandstand seats with the bleachers torn out. In the...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andrew Friedman has thoroughly overhauled a 94-win team in his first two months running the Los Angeles Dodgers. None of his myriad moves made a bigger, more baffling splash than his trade of popular slugger Matt Kemp and $32 million to a division rival for...
NEW YORK (AP) — Several people familiar with the deal say Major League Baseball and its umpires have reached agreement on a five-year labor contract. The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday because both sides still need to ratify the deal next...