WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Washington Nationals say President Donald Trump has declined an invitation to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before their game on opening day.
The Cincinnati Reds have claimed Scooter Gennett off waivers from the Milwaukee Brewers, giving them another option at second base and a utility player off the bench. An offseason trade that sent star second baseman Brandon Phillips opened the way…The Associated Press
Adrian Beltre goes into his 20th major league season only 58 hits shy of joining the 3,000 club. ''If we win the World Series this year, maybe, maybe I won't ever come back here,'' said Beltre, who turns 38 next week and is signed through 2018.…STEPHEN HAWKINS (AP Sports Writer)
The Cleveland Indians and versatile infielder Jose Ramirez completed a five-year, $26 million contract Tuesday, giving the AL champions another core player for a long while. The sides agreed to the pact last week and Ramirez passed his physical to…GARY SCHATZ (Associated Press)
Jason Kipnis let his heart heal a little before heading home last November. Crushed after losing an unforgettable Game 7 of the World Series, Cleveland's second baseman thought he was mentally prepared to visit Chicago, his hometown, which was…TOM WITHERS (AP Sports Writer)