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M.L.B. and Players’ Union Set to Begin Early Labor Talks

The current collective bargaining agreement, negotiated in 2016, largely upheld that reliably lucrative economic system. The deal runs through 2021, and until then M.L.B. is under no obligation to reopen it. The sides have done so in recent years...

The Mets Get Plenty of Hits, and Not Enough Runs, in a Loss to...

The Mets did not announce a replacement for Syndergaard, who spent time on the injured list twice last season. One possibility would be Chris Flexen, who took the loss in relief against the Cardinals on Sunday. He entered the...

With Edwin Encarnacion Trade, Yankees Double Down on Power

It was at some point during the last two weeks, as the Yankees were slumping for the first time since late April, that General Manager Brian Cashman decided his roster needed an upgrade. He wasn’t, however, looking to add...

Lucas Giolito’s Unprecedented Shift From Horrible to Unhittable

In 2018, Lucas Giolito of the Chicago White Sox did something no pitcher had done in a decade: He recorded an earned run average higher than 6 in more than 170 innings of work.In 2019, Giolito is doing something...

The Mets Have Got Their Slugger; Now the Starters Must Jell

“I’m getting weak contact, lots of weak contact, getting ground balls,” Wheeler said. “A lot of balls are getting through the infield. I’m not talking about these guys not getting them; it’s just: a lot of balls are getting...

Yankees Top Mets in Error-Riddled Opener to Subway Series

“It’s crazy,” Voit said. “There’s three, four guys that had three hits today.”He added: “It just shows no matter who is hitting one, two, five, or eight, we’re gonna rise to the punch and get the job done.”Tanaka lasted...

David Ortiz ‘Resting Comfortably’ After 2nd Surgery in Boston

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — David Ortiz was recovering from exploratory surgery in Boston on Tuesday as investigators in his native Dominican Republic tried to figure out who shot the former Red Sox slugger on Sunday, and why.Ortiz’s wife,...

Big-League Baseball’s First Woman, on a Stage of Her Own

Even if you’ve never watched a single baseball game in your life, you’ve likely heard of Jackie Robinson and Satchel Paige. And you’ve probably watched the 1992 movie “A League of Their Own,” which tells how the world’s first...

David Ortiz to Be Transferred to Boston After Shooting

David Ortiz, the former Boston Red Sox star, is expected to be flown to Massachusetts General Hospital late Monday, a day after he was shot in his native Dominican Republic, the team said during a news conference.Ortiz, 43, spent...

Pete Alonso, the Giddy Star Rising in Queens

Michelle Alonso arrived at her seat in section 114 at Citi Field shortly before first pitch on opening day in March. Her husband, Peter, was at her side, as they watched her firstborn, also Peter, be announced to the...

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D-backs’ Greinke cleared to make next start

PHOENIX -- Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Zack Greinke is on track to make his next scheduled start Tuesday at San Diego after throwing a bullpen...