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The Battery Atlanta Hosts Viewing Party Opening Day

The defending National League East Champion Atlanta Braves will host a watch party at The Battery Atlanta for Opening Day as the team begins its season on the road against division rivals the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday, March 28 at 2 p.m. First pitch is slated for 3:05 p.m. A live DJ, the Heavy Hitters and ATL Breakers will entertain the crowd between innings BLOOPER, the Tomahawk Team, Chick-fil-A Herd of Cows and the Home Depot Tools will be on-hand interacting with fans throughou...
Tags: Atlanta, Georgia, Jazz, Philadelphia, Baseball, Atlanta Braves, Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs, Braves, Fox Sports Southeast, Watch Party, Red Green, All Sports Talk, Battery Atlanta, Brian Jordan, Georgia Power Pavilion


Why most pro athletes — including Mike Trout — are worth every penny of their big money salaries

Angels center fielder Mike Trout has succeeded as a low-key player in a low-key market, and he obviously has decided the stability and the lifestyle were worth agreeing to a 12-year, $426.5 million deal now and staying in Orange County, rather than waiting for 2020 and shooting for a $500 million-plus contract. (Photo by Kyusung Gong, Orange County Register/SCNG) Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons is greeted by teammate Mike Trout as he returns to the dugout after hitting a home run in a 2017...
Tags: Business, Jobs, Angels, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, San Francisco Giants, Baseball, Orange County, Los Angeles Angels, Texas Rangers, Chicago Cubs, Kansas City Royals, Seattle Mariners, Forbes


Harper gets first spring training hit for Phillies

After an 0-for-9 start, Bryce Harper finally got his first spring training hit with the Phillies on Wednesday.
Tags: Baseball, Harper, Phillies, Bryce Harper


Source: Astros extend Bregman with 6-year deal

Budding superstar Alex Bregman has agreed to a six-year, $100 million contract extension with the Houston Astros.
Tags: Baseball, Astros, Bregman, Alex Bregman


DA won't charge Giants CEO Baer for altercation

The San Francisco district attorney's office will not file criminal charges against Giants CEO Larry Baer after an altercation earlier this month between Baer and his wife was caught on video.
Tags: San Francisco, Baseball, Giants, DA, Baer, Larry Baer


Source: Rays give utility man Lowe 6-year deal

Brandon Lowe, a rookie utility man who hit .233 with six home runs in a 43-game stint last season, agreed to a six-year, $24 million contract with the Rays, a source confirmed to ESPN.
Tags: Baseball, Rays, Lowe, Brandon Lowe


Buster's Buzz: Early MLB schedule easy on Yanks, fuels Nats-Mets rivalry

There are always quirks as a new baseball season begins. Here's how the opening slate affects top contenders.
Tags: Baseball, Buster, Nats Mets


Betts content to wait for free agency, longer deal

Mookie Betts, who has a $20 million, one-year contract and is eligible for arbitration again next winter, isn't worried about the lack of a long-term deal with the Red Sox. "You just got to go out and play," he said.
Tags: Baseball, Red Sox, Betts, Mookie Betts


Rays lock up Lowe for at least 6 more seasons

The Rays have extended the deal for Brandon Lowe, a 24-year-old rookie utility man who hit .233 with six home runs in a 43-game stint last season, for at least six more seasons.
Tags: Baseball, Rays, Lowe, Brandon Lowe


Tigers' Fulmer opts to have Tommy John surgery

Tigers pitcher Michael Fulmer, who was the 2016 AL Rookie of the Year but dipped to 3-12 with a 4.69 ERA last season, will have Tommy John surgery on his right elbow.
Tags: Tigers, Baseball, Tommy John, Fulmer, Michael Fulmer


Trout thrilled to stay an Angel 'for years to come'

Mike Trout and the Angels announced their 12-year contract, a record deal that ties baseball's top player to Los Angeles for what likely will be the rest of his career.
Tags: Angels, Los Angeles, Baseball, Mike Trout


Astros sign reliever Pressly to 2-year extension

Reliever Ryan Pressly, who was 2-1 with a 2.54 ERA and 101 strikeouts in 77 outings for the Twins and Astros last season, has signed a two-year extension with Houston through the 2021 season.
Tags: Baseball, Houston, Twins, Astros, Pressly, Ryan Pressly


Olney: Which dominoes are next to fall after Trout's megadeal?

The best player in the sport staying an Angel for life will impact every part the baseball world.
Tags: Baseball, Olney


Sports world reacts to Mike Trout's $430 million deal

From J.J. Watt angling for a similar contract to a fellow MLB player asking for a loan, Trout's huge payday has social media buzzing.
Tags: Mlb, Baseball, J J Watt, Trout


Tigers RHP Fulmer needs Tommy John surgery

The Detroit Tigers announced Tuesday that pitcher Michael Fulmer needs Tommy John surgery on his pitching elbow.
Tags: Baseball, Detroit Tigers, Tommy John, Fulmer, Michael Fulmer


On Baseball: Mike Trout Didn’t Go on the Market. It Came to Him

Trout waited for other baseball stars to cut big deals and then, as usual, outdid them all with minimal drama.
Tags: News, Baseball, Mike, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Trout, Free Agents (Sports


Sources: ChiSox, Jimenez agree to record deal

Top outfield prospect Eloy Jimenez hasn't played a day in the major leagues, but he has agreed to a six-year, $43 million contract with the Chicago White Sox, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan.
Tags: Baseball, Espn, Chicago White Sox, Eloy Jimenez, ChiSox Jimenez


Sources: Angels, Trout near new $430M deal

Two-time AL MVP Mike Trout is close to smashing the record for the largest contract in professional sports history, as he's finalizing a new 12-year deal with the Angels worth more than $430 million, sources told ESPN.
Tags: Angels, Baseball, AL MVP Mike Trout


Harper 'very happy' to see Trout land payday

Bryce Harper, who signed a $330 million deal with the Phillies, was "very excited" to see Mike Trout get what is expected to be a record $430-million-plus payday with the Angels.
Tags: Baseball, Harper, Phillies, Bryce Harper, Mike Trout


Braves' pitching rotation murky as season nears

Dealing with injuries, the Braves may have three openings in their pitching rotation.
Tags: Baseball, Braves


Yankees' Gonzalez fueled by lack of interest

The Yankees signed former Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez to a minor league deal.
Tags: Baseball, Yankees, Gio Gonzalez, Yankees Gonzalez


A $430M bargain? Why Mike Trout might be worth a billion dollars

What if L.A. had given the outfielder $600 million? $700M? Heck, with what the Angels will get for the next 12 years -- and beyond -- they could've handed him 10 figures.
Tags: Angels, Baseball, Mike Trout


As M.L.B.’s Season Opens in Japan, at Least the Dirt Is Familiar

For regular season games in foreign countries, baseball ships tons of soil to ensure that the playing surface is as safe as possible for major league players.
Tags: Japan, News, Oakland Athletics, Baseball, Major League Baseball, Seattle Mariners, Stadiums and Arenas


Fantasy Baseball: How to stream hitters

A look at the statistics, splits and other factors that matter when deciding which hitters to start and sit in fantasy baseball.
Tags: Baseball


Mike Trout’s Expected $432 Million MLB Deal Will Make History

It would break the record for the largest deal in North American sports history
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Baseball, Los Angeles Angels, Mike Trout, Onetime


Source: Rays give utilityman Lowe 6 years, $24M

Brandon Lowe, a rookie utilityman who hit .233 with 6 home runs in a 43-game stint last season, agreed to a six-year, $24 million contract with the Rays, a source confirmed to ESPN.
Tags: Baseball, Rays, Lowe, Brandon Lowe


Trout elated to stay an Angel 'for years to come'

Mike Trout and the Angels 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.
Tags: Angels, Los Angeles, Baseball, Mike Trout


Reds' first African-American player dies at 94

The Cincinnati Reds' first African-American player has died at the age of 94.
Tags: Baseball, Cincinnati Reds


Rangers' Mendez avoids surgery on injured elbow

An MRI on Monday revealed that Rangers pitcher Yohander Mendez has a Grade 1 sprain of the ulnar collateral ligament and could return around midseason.
Tags: Rangers, Baseball, Mendez, Yohander Mendez


Can anyone catch Trout as baseball's best player?

What would it take for, say, Mookie Betts or Jose Altuve to supplant the star of stars?
Tags: Baseball, Mookie Betts, Jose Altuve



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