Professional Baseball

June 15, 2020 - 3:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball has delayed the start of the new international signings period from July 2 until Jan. 15, a move that will cause teams to push back deals for 16- and 17-year-old Latin American prospects. MLB said the current signings year, scheduled to end Monday, had been...
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FILE - In this June 16, 2019, file photo, Gary Woodland poses with the trophy after winning the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Pebble Beach, Calif. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the golf to watch on Father's Day this year will not be the U.S. Open as is usually the case. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
June 15, 2020 - 6:45 am
The golf to watch on Father's Day this year won't be the U.S. Open as is usually the case. There also will be no live baseball to watch this week from either the major leagues or the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska. While the PGA Tour is playing again without spectators, and NASCAR ran its...
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FIEL - In this Feb. 19, 2017, file photo, Tony Clark, executive director of the Major League Players Association, answers questions at a news conference in Phoenix. Major League Baseball rejected the players' offer for a 114-game regular season in the pandemic-delayed season with no additional salary cuts and told the union it did not plan to make a counterproposal, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday, June 3, 2020, because no statements were authorized. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
June 13, 2020 - 8:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball appears headed to its shortest season since the 1870s. Continuing a contentious back-and-forth in a bitter dispute over pay, baseball players told the commissioner's office on Saturday night that additional talks to start the season during the coronavirus...
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Marshall Rich leaves the field following a workout at Grand Park, Friday, June 12, 2020, in Westfield, Ind. Proceeds from the event will go to Reviving Baseball in the Inner City of Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
June 12, 2020 - 6:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball and its players are moving closer — to a deal or to Commissioner Rob Manfred ordering a shortened season without an agreement. MLB offered players 80% of their prorated salaries and a 72-game schedule beginning July 14 in an effort to start the pandemic-delayed...
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FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2002 file photo former Cincinnati Reds majority owner Marge Schott signs autographs prior to the final game at Cinergy Field in Cincinnati. Schott was a divisive figure when she owned the Cincinnati Reds, getting suspended and ultimately forced out for her racially offensive language. The community is debating what to do with facilities named in her memory. (AP Photo/David Kohl, file)
June 12, 2020 - 12:47 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Marge Schott's slurs and other offensive comments while she owned the Cincinnati Reds have organizations in her hometown reconsidering the use of her name on facilities that benefited from her donations. Schott died in 2004, but her name is still prominent in the community. Most...
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In a photo provided by MLB Photos, the baseball draft board is seen Monday, June 8, 2020 in Secaucus, N.J., for Wednesday's draft. (Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via AP)
June 11, 2020 - 5:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Detroit Tigers took a few more big swings at rebuilding their lineup. And, they hope sooner rather than later. After selecting Arizona State slugger Spencer Torkelson to open the Major League Baseball amateur draft Wednesday night, the Tigers used their first four picks Thursday...
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Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred Jr. makes an opening statement during the baseball draft Wednesday, June 10, 2020 in Secaucus, N.J. (Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via AP)
June 11, 2020 - 12:57 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Before the first pick was made, Major League Baseball delivered a message: The sport stands fully behind the Black Lives Matter movement. At the outset of the amateur draft broadcast Wednesday night, Commissioner Rob Manfred said “this moment is a call to action” and baseball “can...
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FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2019, file photo, Arizona State's Spencer Torkelson bats during an NCAA college baseball game against Notre Dame in Phoenix. The Detroit Tigers are rebuilding around an impressive group of minor league pitchers. Now, it might be time to add a star hitting prospect to the mix. Whether it’s Arizona State slugger Spencer Torkelson or somebody else, Detroit has a chance to add another potential standout when it makes the No. 1 selection in Wednesday night’s Major League Baseball draft. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)
June 10, 2020 - 10:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Spencer Torkelson slugged his way through college, bashing baseballs all around the country with eye-popping power. All those impressive drives made the decision easy for the Detroit Tigers, who selected the Arizona State star with the No. 1 pick in the Major League Baseball amateur...
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FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2014 file photo, Chicago's Ed Howard celebrates after his team won 7-5 over Las Vegas to win the U.S. final at the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pa. The Chicago Cubs selected hometown shortstop Howard in the first round of the baseball amateur draft Wednesday night, June 10, 2020. The 18-year-old Howard was a prep star at Mount Carmel High School on Chicago's South Side. He also started for the 2014 Jackie Robinson West Little League team that advanced to the finals of the Little League World Series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
June 10, 2020 - 8:55 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Ed Howard lost his senior season because of the coronavirus pandemic. Prom was canceled. Same for graduation at Mount Carmel High School on Chicago’s South Side. Through it all, the 18-year-old Howard kept working. And he got rewarded Wednesday night. The athletic shortstop was...
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FILE - This 1975 file photo shows Oakland A's outfielder Claudell Washington. Washington, a two-time All-Star outfielder who played 17 seasons in the majors after being called up as a teenager in Oakland, died Wednesday, June 10, 2020. He was 65. (AP Photo/Robert H. Houston, File)
June 10, 2020 - 8:47 pm
Claudell Washington, a two-time All-Star outfielder who played 17 seasons in the majors after being called up as a teenager by the Oakland Athletics, has died. He was 65. Washington died early Wednesday morning in the Bay Area according to his friend, A's scout and former major leaguer Shooty...
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