Major League Baseball
Ed Ott, who hit .273 with seven homers and a career-best 51 RBIs during the Pirates' championship season in 1979, died Sunday at the age of 72, the team said.Braves 'trying to be optimistic' on Acuna's knee
Reigning NL MVP Ronald Acuna Jr. has irritation around his meniscus that should not keep him out for Opening Day, though he is set to undergo further evaluation.Andrus lands with D-backs on minor league deal
The Diamondbacks have signed veteran infielder Elvis Andrus to a minor league contract with an invitation to big league spring training.Nats' Lile out of hospital after scary flip over wall
Nationals outfielder Daylen Lile has a lower back contusion and is out of the hospital after undergoing CT scans following a scary fall Saturday.Red Sox sign 1B Cron, bring in to spring training
First baseman C.J. Cron has agreed to a minor league deal with the Red Sox that includes an invitation to big league camp for spring training.Imanaga calls Cubs debut 'a learning experience'
Calling it a "good learning experience," Cubs left-hander Shota Imanaga gave up a three-run home run while striking out five against the Dodgers in his major league spring training debut.Jays: Manoah's MRI shows 'no structural concern'
Toronto pitcher Alek Manoah, on his way back from a topsy-turvy season that saw him land back in the minor leagues, felt some soreness during a bullpen session Friday, but Blue Jays manager John Schneider said an MRI showed "no structural concern at all."Giants sign 3B Chapman to 3-year, $54M deal
Matt Chapman and the Giants have finalized a contract that guarantees $54 million deal over three years and includes opt-outs after the first two seasons.Candidates for surprise World Series run
At this time last year, nobody expected Arizona to be playing in the Fall Classic. Here's who we think could do the same this season.