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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. FILE PHOTO: Los Angeles Angels' Kendrys Morales reacts after being tagged out at...

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. FILE...

Reports: D-backs agree to sign C Vogt to one-year deal

FILE PHOTO: Aug 24, 2019; Oakland, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants catcher Stephen Vogt (21) celebrates with shortstop Brandon Crawford (35) after hitting a...

Mariners add RHP Graveman on one-year deal

FILE PHOTO: Feb 13, 2019; Mesa, AZ, USA; Chicago Cubs pitcher Kendall Graveman throws during a spring training workout at Sloan Park. Mandatory Credit:...

MLB notebook: Trout, Bellinger earn MVP honors

Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout became the 11th player in baseball history to win at least three MVP awards, topping Houston Astros...

Piazza to manage Italian national team

FILE PHOTO: Former Major League Baseball player Mike Piazza speaks during an interview with CNBC on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange...

MLB investigates alleged sign stealing by Houston Astros

Major League Baseball and the Houston Astros are investigating new allegations that the Astros illegally used electronic equipment to steal opponents' pitching signs during...

Twins' Baldelli named AL Manager of Year

Rocco Baldelli of the Minnesota Twins was named American League Manager of the Year, and Mike Shildt of the St. Louis Cardinals won the...

Report: Astros stole signs electronically in 2017

The Houston Astros are alleged to have stolen signs electronically throughout the 2017 season, The Athletic reported on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Oct 23, 2019;...

Rays' Neander selected MLB executive of year

Tampa Bay Rays senior vice president of baseball operations and general manager Erik Neander, whose team reached the playoffs despite having the lowest payroll...

Indians C Perez named Wilson top defensive player

FILE PHOTO: Sep 19, 2019; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians' Roberto Perez runs after hitting a two-RBI single during the fifth inning against the...

Trout, Yelich win prestigious Hank Aaron Award

Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels and Christian Yelich of the Milwaukee Brewers were selected Wednesday as winners of the Hank Aaron Award,...

Astros-Yankees Game 4 of ALCS postponed

FILE PHOTO: Oct 2, 2019; Oakland, CA, USA; Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred smiles before the 2019 American League Wild Card playoff baseball...

New Chinese coronavirus cases show slight fall; Chinese tourist dies in...

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The number of new cases of a coronavirus in China fell slightly on Sunday, more than three weeks after the outbreak’s...
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