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Light stands from a baseball field being built near the Field of Dreams movie site, rear, are seen ...

Field of Dreams: Inspired by 1989 film, MLB makes Iowa debut

One of the most famous cornfields in Hollywood history finally gets the opportunity to host a real Major League Baseball game.
1 month ago
Kumar Rocker #80 of the Vanderbilt pitches against Mississippi St. in the top of the first inning d...

New York Mets fail to sign No. 10 overall draft pick Kumar Rocker

The New York Mets failed to sign their top pick from last month's amateur draft, Vanderbilt pitcher Kumar Rocker over concern about his medical scans.
2 months ago
Franmil Reyes #32 of the Cleveland Indians celebrates as he rounds the bases after hitting a three ...

Cleveland baseball goes from Indians to Guardians after 106 years

The ballclub announced the name change Friday with a video on Twitter, ending months of internal discussions triggered by a national reckoning by institutions and teams to permanently drop logos and names considered racist.
2 months ago
Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani watches his solo home run during the third inning of the team's b...

Shohei Ohtani is AL starting pitcher, bats leadoff in All-Star Game

Shohei Ohtani will be the American League’s starting pitcher in Tuesday night’s All-Star Game and will bat leadoff as a DH.
2 months ago
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Trevor Bauer (27) watches the solo home run of Houston Astros'...

Trevor Bauer paid leave extended through July 15 by MLB

Trevor Bauer's administrative leave was extended by seven days through July 15 by Major League Baseball and the players' association on Thursday.
2 months ago
Trevor Bauer #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers looks on after allowing a solo homerun to Victor Carati...

Trevor Bauer placed on 7-day leave by MLB following assault allegation

Dodgers RHP Trevor Bauer was placed on a seven-day administrative leave by MLB on Friday, three days after an allegation of assault was made against him.
3 months ago
Home Plate umpire Phil Cuzzi, right, talks with Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Hector Santiago dur...

Mariners’ Hector Santiago suspended 10 days for foreign substance

Mariners P Héctor Santiago became the first player disciplined under MLB's crackdown on foreign substances, given a 10-game suspension Tuesday.
3 months ago
Tyler Skaggs #45 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim delivers a pitch in the first inning during a...

Tyler Skaggs’ family sues Angels, 2 employees for negligence

The family of former Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs filed lawsuits Tuesday charging the team and two former employees with negligence in his death.
3 months ago
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2021 MLB All-Star uniforms leave much to be desired

Usually new uniforms are met with mostly enthusiasm and excitement. That certainly was not the case for the 2021 MLB All-Star jerseys on Thursday.
3 months ago
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MLB threatens pitchers with 10-game bans for altering balls

Pitchers will be ejected and suspended for 10 games for using illegal foreign substances to doctor baseballs in a crackdown by MLB that will start June 21.
3 months ago
Atlanta Braves' Marcell Ozuna (20) follows through on a solo home run during the sixth inning of th...

Braves OF Ozuna arrested on domestic violence charge

Atlanta Braves slugger Marcell Ozuna was arrested on charges of aggravated assault after police officers said they witnessed him attacking his wife.
4 months ago
Los Angeles Angels' Albert Pujols, right, hits a solo home run as Texas Rangers catcher Jose Trevin...

Reports: Veteran 1B Albert Pujols to sign with Los Angeles Dodgers

Veteran first baseman Albert Pujols will be signing with the Los Angeles Dodgers, according to multiple reports on Saturday.
4 months ago
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MLB will have minor league experiment with moving back mound

The pitching rubber will be moved back to 61 feet, 6 inches starting Aug. 3 during the second half of the Atlantic League's season.
5 months ago
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MLB moving All-Star Game in response to voting restrictions

MLB announced it is moving the 2021 All-Star Game from Atlanta's Truist Park, a response to Georgia enacting a new law last month restricting voting rights.
6 months ago
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MLB to relax virus protocols when 85% on field vaccinated

Mask use would be dropped from dugouts and bullpens when 85% of major league players and primary field staff are vaccinated against the coronavirus.
6 months ago
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MLB’s obsession with analytics is killing what’s great about baseball

Dan Bickley discusses the negative impact that Major League Baseball's analytical age has wrought on the game, saying it has hurt the game worse than PED's.
7 months ago
FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2020, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers' Justin Turner hits a home run agains...

Justin Turner returning to World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers

Justin Turner is returning to the World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers, agreeing to a $34 million, two-year deal on Saturday.
7 months ago
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MLB players to wear electronic tracers, face discipline for violations

MLB players, on-field staff and personnel who require access to them at ballparks must wear electronic tracing wristbands from the start of spring training.
7 months ago
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Report: MLB slightly deadening ball amid recent home run surge

Major League Baseball is reportedly slightly deadening its baseballs after the recent surge in home run productivity in 2019 and 2020.
7 months ago
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Longtime baseball writer, Arizona resident Pedro Gomez dies at 58

Longtime baseball writer Pedro Gomez died unexpectedly at his home in Arizona on Sunday, his family said in a statement. He was 58.
7 months ago
In this Sept. 11, 2020, file photo, Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado throws to first du...

AP: Cardinals to acquire Nolan Arenado from Rockies

The St. Louis Cardinals have agreed to acquire Nolan Arenado from the Colorado Rockies, a person familiar with the swap tells The Associated Press.
8 months ago
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Hank Aaron, baseball’s 1-time home run king, dies at 86

Hank Aaron, who broke the MLB home run record in the pre-steroids era, died early Friday. He was 86 and died peacefully in his sleep.
8 months ago
Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Blake Snell throws against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first...

AP source: Padres have deal in place to get Blake Snell from Rays

The San Diego Padres are close to completing a blockbuster trade to acquire P Blake Snell from the defending AL champion Tampa Bay Rays.
9 months ago
FILE - In this March 13, 2017, file photo, former MLB pitcher and Baseball Hall of Famer Phil Niekr...

Baseball Hall of Famer, knuckleballer Phil Niekro dies at 81

Hall of Famer Phil Niekro, who pitched well into his 40s with a knuckleball that baffled hitters for more than two decades, died Sunday at the age of 81.
9 months ago