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Source: Ichiro retiring after Thursday’s game

TOKYO -- Ichiro Suzuki has told the Seattle Mariners he will retire after Thursday's game in Tokyo, sources confirmed to ESPN.Kyodo News was first to report the story.When Ichiro played Wednesday, the 45-year-old entered his 19th MLB season after...

How many complete games will be thrown in 2019? Thirty? Ten? None?

If asked how baseball has changed most over the past three decades, the answer could be the precipitous decline of the complete game. Lots of things change in scale, in frequency, in importance. But perhaps no baseball feat has...

Ichiro in starting lineup in possible final game

TOKYO -- Ichiro Suzuki is in the starting lineup for the Seattle Mariners against the Oakland Athletics in what might be his last game in the majors.Seattle manager Scott Servais had earlier hinted that, after Ichiro started in a...

Top A’s prospect Luzardo shut down 4-6 weeks

Oakland Athletics pitching prospect Jesus Luzardo will be shut down for four to six weeks because of a strained rotator cuff in his left shoulder, general manager David Forst told reporters.Luzardo, who is No. 31 overall and the highest-rated...

Dodgers’ Seager homers in return from surgeries

MESA, Ariz. -- Corey Seager returned with a bang to the Los Angeles Dodgers' lineup Wednesday night.The star shortstop, playing against major league competition for the first time in nearly a year, homered to center field in his second...

Trout elated to stay an Angel ‘for years to come’

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels officially announced their 12-year contract, a record deal that keeps baseball's top player with Los Angeles for what likely will be the rest of his career.Editor's PicksA $430M bargain?...

Lindor (calf) still uncertain for Indians’ opener

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- With a hop off his feet turning a double play and by driving a ball nearly over the fence, three-time All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor moved closer to returning from a right calf strain for the Cleveland...

Yanks guest instructor Mazzilli struck by BP ball

TAMPA, Fla. -- New York Yankees guest instructor Lee Mazzilli was struck in the head by a ball in batting practice Wednesday and taken to a local hospital.Yankees spokesman Jason Zillo said in an email that Mazzilli "will spend...

Betts content to wait for free agency, longer deal

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Don't expect AL MVP Mookie Betts to agree to a long-term contract with the Boston Red Sox before he can become a free agent in late 2020.Despite Mike Trout's pending $432 million, 12-year agreement with...

Sources: ChiSox, Jimenez agree to record deal

Top outfield prospect Eloy Jimenez, who has yet to play a day in the major leagues, has agreed to a six-year, $43 million contract with the Chicago White Sox that includes two club options, sources familiar with the deal...