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M.L.B. Goes Black and White in Search of Green

Teams will don monochromatic uniforms for Players’ Weekend, which has a columnist seeing red. → Read More

An All-Star Night for Indians, and Ex-Indians

The American League won, 4-3, and Cleveland players past and present had their moments in the spotlight. → Read More

At the All-Star Futures Game, Two Reminders of a Painful Mets Trade

Jarred Kelenic and Justin Dunn, who were packaged in a deal for Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz, have shown tantalizing promise that could haunt the Mets for years. → Read More

Angels Return to the Field, Bearing Grief for Tyler Skaggs ‘Like a Punch to the Heart’

The Los Angeles Angels chose to get back on the diamond to play the Texas Rangers, and to cope, a day after Skaggs was found dead in the team hotel. → Read More

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

Never before have the two sides attempted such a significant renegotiation in the middle of a contract’s term, underscoring the urgency felt in both camps. → Read More

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

Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz and Zack Wheeler have made 53 starts with a combined 4.22 E.R.A. → Read More

The Rays Are a Surrealist’s Delight

In an era of baseball’s richest teams dominating smaller-market clubs, Tampa Bay has managed a third way: spending less and winning more through ceaseless innovation. → Read More

For the Yankees, Even the ‘Next Guy Up’ Is Plenty Dangerous

The team and its patchwork roster seem capable of weathering the crush of injuries and contending yet again. → Read More

Yankees Send Red Sox Deeper Into Their Early-Season Gloom

Both teams are struggling mightily, but while the Yankees have injuries as an excuse, Boston can only look inward in a search for answers. → Read More

Building a Book on Baseball, With 10 Pitches and 300 Interviews

Tyler Kepner’s new book, “K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches,” is the culmination of a three-year scavenger hunt across the baseball landscape. → Read More

For the Yankees, a Win in March. But What About October?

Aaron Boone has a team capable of ending an intolerable title drought. But to meet the lofty expectations of no less than Mariano Rivera, the Yankees must keep getting it done against the lowly. → Read More

How Hard Will It Be for the Red Sox to Repeat? Ask the Astros.

Last year’s division champions — Boston, Cleveland and Houston — seem poised to repeat, but the Yankees, A’s, Angels, Twins and Rays loom as challengers. → Read More

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. → Read More

Mike Trout Received a Huge Payday. But Others Still Dwarf Him

Trout agreed to the richest contract in North American sports, but even that deal wouldn’t necessarily bring him into the highest tier of overall income for pro athletes. → Read More

Baseball Changes Several Rules and Agrees to Start C.B.A. Negotiations

Major League Baseball and the players’ union announced several rule changes that will affect the trading deadline, the All-Star Game, roster size and on-field strategy. → Read More

Bryce Harper Is a Perfect Fit for Philly, or Else

The new $330 million man is as brash and fiery as a city that shows its sports heroes love, even if it’s tough love for those who fall short of expectations. → Read More

With a Record Contract, Bryce Harper Eclipses and Lifts His Peers

Harper’s agreeing to a 13-year, $330 million contract with the Philadelphia Phillies capped a week of big spending in baseball after a sluggish winter for players. → Read More

Nolan Arenado Would Rather Lead the Rockies Than Test the Market

Arenado said he “wasn’t afraid of free agency,” despite many players’ growing concerns, and a long-term extension with a club on the rise made more sense. → Read More

After Hitting Rock Bottom, the Orioles Turn to Data, and a New G.M.

After a 47-115 disaster last season, the Orioles hired Mike Elias from the Astros for a complete rebuild. First step: embracing analytics. → Read More

Manny Machado Gets His Payday, but It Won’t Quell Free Agency Gripes

Machado’s deal is the first free-agent contract to guarantee a player $300 million, but concern about unsigned rank-and-file players is not going away. → Read More