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MLB negotiators meeting in person for 1st time since Dec. 1

Monday, January 24th, 2022
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Negotiators for locked-out baseball players and management were to meet in person Monday for the first time since Dec. 1, the day before the start of the sport's first work stoppage since 1995.

Yankees’ Rachel Balkovec to be 1st female manager in minor league baseball: reports

Sunday, January 9th, 2022
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The New York Yankees are promoting Rachel Balkovec to manager of the Low A Tampa Tarpons, making her the first woman to skipper a team affiliated with Major League Baseball, according to two people familiar with the move.

Blue Jays’ busy off-season comes to screeching halt with MLB lockout

Thursday, December 2nd, 2021
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Several questions about the Toronto Blue Jays' off-season have been answered. The arrival of the Major League Baseball lockout early Thursday means it'll take some time before the rest of the team's 2022 picture comes into focus.

Contrasting views between Manfred, Clark could lead to lengthy MLB lockout

Thursday, December 2nd, 2021
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Hours into Major League Baseball's first work stoppage in 26 years, Commissioner Rob Manfred and union head Tony Clark presented diametrically opposed views of each side's negotiating positions that point to a lengthy lockout.

Former Blue Jay Marcus Stroman inks 3-year, $71M US deal to join Cubs

Wednesday, December 1st, 2021
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Marcus Stroman rushed to the airport and caught a flight from Los Angeles to Chicago as soon as he got the word from his agent. The right-hander arrived just in time with a lockout looming to complete a $71 million US, three-year contract.

Blue Jays’ Guerrero Jr., Semien miss out on MVP as Angels’ Ohtani takes AL crown

Thursday, November 18th, 2021
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Shohei Ohtani was unanimously voted American League MVP on Thursday for a two-way season not seen since Babe Ruth, and Bryce Harper earned the National League honour for the second time.

Blue Jays’ Robbie Ray earns 5th Cy Young award in franchise history

Wednesday, November 17th, 2021
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Toronto Blue Jay Robbie Ray has won the Cy Young Award as the American League's best pitcher in 2021. Ray had a 13-7 record this past season.

Blue Jays’ offensive trio led by Guerrero Jr., capture 2021 AL Silver Slugger awards

Friday, November 12th, 2021
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In the American League, Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr., second baseman Marcus Semien, and outfielder Teoscar Hernández picked up Silver Slugger honours.

Blue Jays’ Vladimir Guerrero Jr. earns Hank Aaron Award as AL’s top offensive player

Tuesday, November 9th, 2021
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Toronto's Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Philadelphia's Bryce Harper have won Hank Aaron Awards as the outstanding offensive performers in each league as voted by MLB.com and a panel of Hall of Famers.

Astros overcome multiple deficits, keep World Series title hopes alive against Atlanta

Sunday, October 31st, 2021
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Staggered by Adam Duvall's grand slam in the first inning, Carlos Correa and Alex Bregman ended their slumps in a hurry. They kept swinging, refusing to let their season slip away and rallying past Atlanta 9-5 early Monday to cut their Series deficit to 3-2.