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  • yankees Jan 22

    Captain’s Call: Derek Jeter Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

    The Captain has gotten the call to Cooperstown — but it was not unanimous. Derek Jeter was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame Tuesday. Tim Mead, President of the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, announced the 2020 induction class — a distinguished class of two comprised of Jeter and outfielder Larry Walker. “I was speechless when I got…

  • MLB Jan 21

    Beanballs, Boos, Lost Legacy? Astros, MLB Brace for Fallout

    AJ Hinch, Alex Cora and Carlos Beltrán lost their jobs in the wake of the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scam, leaving three teams without managers three weeks before the start of spring training.

  • MLB Jan 19

    Astros, Red Sox Look Ahead in Wake of Sign-Stealing Scandal

    Players from two teams at the center of baseball’s sign-stealing scandal faced their fans on Saturday for the first time since the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox ousted their managers amid the fallout from the investigation into Houston’s elaborate scheme. The Astros and Red Sox held their annual fan fests on Saturday, and instead of discussing preparations for...

  • MLB Jan 16

    Mets, Manager Carlos Beltran Part Ways After Astros’ Sign-Stealing Scandal

    New York Mets manager Carlos Beltran and the team have “agreed to mutually part ways” after only two months on the job and following a report that showed his involvement in a sign-stealing scheme. In a statement, the team said: “We met with Carlos last night and again this morning and agreed to mutually part ways. This was not an…

  • MLB Jan 14

    Column: Astros Get the Punishment, Dodgers Pay the Price

    AJ Hinch won’t be managing in the big leagues any time soon, if at all. Alex Cora will soon join him in the unemployment line, and it’s hard to believe anyone will ever give him another job that involves being a leader of men.

  • Rangers Jan 13

    AP Source: Rangers, Frazier Reach Agreement on $5M Deal

    Veteran third baseman Todd Frazier and the Texas Rangers have reached an agreement on a $5 million, one-year contract, filling a significant need for the team. A person familiar with the deal said Sunday that the agreement was pending a successful physical. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the agreement had not been announced….

  • Rangers Jan 8

    Texas Rangers Announce 2020 Game Times

    The Texas Rangers announced Wednesday game times for the upcoming 2020 season — full schedule available below. The team said that with the move indoors to Globe Life Field, they are adjusting the time of most weekend home games in 2020 to 6:05 p.m. Saturday and 1:35 p.m. Sunday. There are, of course, exceptions, including three 3:05 p.m. starts due…

  • Houston Jan 8

    Toddler’s Brain Injury From Foul Ball Is Permanent: Attorney

    The attorney for a 2-year-old girl struck by a foul ball during a Houston Astros game at Minute Maid Park continues to receive anti-seizure medication seven months after suffering a brain injury that could leave her at risk of seizures for life. Richard Mithoff told the Houston Chronicle that the child’s brain injury is permanent and has left effects similar...

  • Celebrity weddings Jan 5

    ‘Riverdale’ Actor Vanessa Morgan Marries MLB Star Michael Kopech

    Vanessa Morgan has found her happily ever after....

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    The Riverdale actress married professional baseball player Michael Kopech on Saturday, E! News can confirm. Morgan, 27, and Kopech, 23, exchanged vows in front of their closest family and friends, including members of the Riverdale cast, during an intimate ceremony at the Historic Walton House in Homestead, Florida....

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  • baseball Dec 21, 2019

    Computer Plate Umps Allowed in New Labor Deal

    Computer plate umpires could be called up to the major leagues at some point during the next five seasons. Umpires agreed to cooperate with Major League Baseball in the development and testing of an automated ball-strike system as part of a five-year labor contract announced Saturday, two people familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The Major League Baseball…

  • yankees Dec 19, 2019

    Gerrit Cole, Yankees Finalize Record $324 Million Contract

    Gerrit Cole brought along a sign for the news conference to announce his signing with the New York Yankees: a crinkled poster board that read “Yankee Fan Today Tomorrow Forever.” Then 11, Cole was caught on camera holding up that placard in the seats at Game 6 of the 2001 World Series in Phoenix. The lettering of the tape he…

  • sports Dec 15, 2019

    Bernie at Bat? Sanders Makes Pitch for Minor League Teams

    Bernie Sanders, the Vermont senator and Democratic presidential candidate, is aggressively opposing a Major League Baseball plan to cut 42 minor league teams across the country after 2020. Among the targeted are the Vermont Lake Monsters, the Single-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics in his hometown, Burlington. Defending low-profile ball clubs in far-flung places more fervently than anyone in the…

  • Rangers Dec 14, 2019

    Rangers Finish $16M 2-Year Deal With Pitcher Jordan Lyles

    The Rangers completed a $16 million, two-year contract with free agent right-hander Jordan Lyles, finalizing a deal that had been agreed upon before this week’s winter meetings. Texas agreed to a $585,000, one-year contract on Friday with left-hander Jeffrey Springs, designated for assignment by the Rangers 11 days earlier. The additions came a day after the end of the meetings…

  • baseball Dec 12, 2019

    MLB, Union Agree to Begin Opioid Testing

    Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association agreed to begin testing for opioids, cocaine, fentanyl and synthetic THC. They will also remove marijuana from the list of drugs of abuse.

  • Dec 5, 2019

    Texas Rangers Reveal New Uniforms

    The Texas Rangers unveiled new uniforms for the 2020 season and a new secondary logo on Wednesday.

  • Dec 4, 2019

    Testing, No Suspensions for Opioids Considered Likely in MLB

    Players who test positive for opioids would enter treatment and not be suspended under the change to Major League Baseball’s drug agreement being negotiated by management and the players’ association, according to union head Tony Clark. Talks to add testing for opioids began following the death this year of Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs. Players have been tested...

  • Dec 4, 2019

    Texas Rangers Unveil New Uniforms for 2020 Season

    The Texas Rangers unveiled new uniforms for the 2020 season and a new secondary logo on Wednesday.

  • Dec 2, 2019

    Rangers Acquire Jimmy Herget, Put Nick Goody on MLB Roster

    The Texas Rangers announced Monday they’ve placed former Cleveland pitcher Nick Goody on the roster and acquired RHP Jimmy Herget on waivers out of Cincinnati.

  • Nov 26, 2019

    Rangers Release Sampson, Who Plans to Pitch in South Korea

    Right-hander Adrian Sampson has been placed on unconditional release waivers by the Texas Rangers, a move that allows the right-hander to pitch in South Korea.

  • Nov 20, 2019

    Manfred Says He Has Broad Authority for Astros Discipline

    Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred hopes the investigation into sign stealing by the Houston Astros will be complete by next season and says he has authority to impose discipline beyond the loss of amateur draft picks.

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