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Tigers draft Torkelson first overall, move him to 3B

The Detroit Tigers announced a position change while making the first overall pick in the Major League Baseball draft, selecting Arizona State junior Spencer...

Nationals players pledge compensation for team's minor leaguers

Facing additional paycuts, players in the Washington Nationals’ farm system are set to receive an unexpected boost. The Washington Post reported the Nationals planned...

Baseball-Former All-Star and World Series-winning GM Watson dies aged 74

(Reuters) - Bob Watson, who was part of two All-Star teams and later led the New York Yankees to a World Series title as...

Ex-MLB All-Star Keough dies at 64

Former All-Star pitcher Matt Keough died Saturday of undisclosed causes. He was 64. He had been serving as a special assistant with the Oakland...

Report: MLB considers three 10-team divisions for 2020

One division could house the Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees and New York Mets. Another would toss the Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox...

Coronavirus may be strike three for the Burlington Bees

Every spring, they would come.The first Burlington Bees baseball player who bunked in the basement of Sharon and Jon Graham's farmhouse in southern Illinois...

Report: MLB considering radical 2020 realignment plan

Major League Baseball is considering a radical realignment plan that would scrap traditional leagues and place teams in six divisions based on spring training...

Ex-Houston Astros catcher Evan Gattis: 'We obviously cheated baseball'

Evan Gattis fought to win a World Series ring with the Houston Astros and got one in 2017. Looking back, it feels like he...

Spring training roundup: Felix impresses in Atlanta debut

Felix Hernandez tossed two scoreless innings in his first outing with Atlanta, and the Braves cruised to a 5-0 win over the Baltimore Orioles...

MLB notebook: Cubs' Bryant to lead off in 2020

The Chicago Cubs want to get third baseman Kris Bryant as many at-bats as possible by using him in the leadoff spot this season....

Whistleblower Fiers insists he can protect himself

Oakland Athletics right-hander Mike Fiers said he isn’t interested in receiving extra security protection through the 2020 season during an interview with The Athletic...

MLB notebook: Astros' Baker concerned as criticism continues

New Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker is concerned opposing pitchers will retaliate against his players by hitting them with pitches in the wake of...

MLB notebook: Playoff changes reportedly in works

Major League Baseball is reportedly considering an expanded playoff scenario that includes more teams, a first-round bye and the ability of some teams to...

Veteran Morales retires after 13 seasons

Kendrys Morales is retiring after 13 seasons, ESPN reported on Friday. Morales, originally from Cuba, batted .265 with 213 homers and 740 RBIs in...

Ex-White Sox RHP McDowell: La Russa had sign-stealing system

Former Cy Young Award winner Jack McDowell added more nasty history to the sign-stealing scandal on Friday by going back to the 1980s and...

30 Years Later: Remembering MC Hammer's Untouchable Hit–and Everything That's Happened...

Even if you never once slid on a pair of parachute pants—you know the words: You can't touch this (oh-oh oh oh-oh-oh)You can't touch this (oh-oh...

MLB notebook: Red Sox, Betts avoid arbitration with record deal

Mookie Betts continues to do big things with the Boston Red Sox as the All-Star outfielder avoided arbitration with the club Friday by agreeing...

MLB notebook: Angels’ Ohtani reportedly finishes elbow rehab

Two-way player Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels has finished his throwing program, the final hurdle as he attempts to return to the...

MLB notebook: Japanese slugger Tsutsugo signing with Rays

The Tampa Bay Rays will add a potential middle-of-the-order bat after agreeing to a two-year, $12 million contract with Japanese slugger Yoshitomo Tsutsugo, according...

MLB notebook: Study determines balls weren't juiced

The rise in home runs in 2019 wasn’t because of a juiced ball, but rather due, in part, to inconsistent seam height on the...

Marvin Miller, Ted Simmons elected to baseball Hall of Fame

Marvin Miller, who turned the Major League Baseball Players Association into one of the most powerful unions in the United States, and Ted Simmons,...

Cubs part ways with controversial INF Russell

The Chicago Cubs parted ways with infielder Addison Russell on Monday when they didn’t tender him a contract, making him a free agent. Russell...