Archive for the ‘Sports/Baseball/MLB’ Category

Players call MLB’s latest economic proposal ‘extremely disappointing’

Tuesday, May 26th, 2020
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A rookie at the major league minimum would make a higher percentage of his salary than multimillionaire stars like Mike Trout or Gerrit Cole under a sliding-scale proposal by big league teams that players found "extremely disappointing."

Japanese baseball season to start on June 19 without fans

Monday, May 25th, 2020
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Japanese baseball announces return date as the state of emergency was lifted in Tokyo and on the northern island of Hokkaido.

Washington Nationals unveil 2019 World Series championship rings

Sunday, May 24th, 2020
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The Washington Nationals unveiled their 2019 World Series championship rings Sunday, one year to the day when they were 12 games under .500.

Canada’s James Paxton at ‘full strength,’ ready to pitch for Yankees

Saturday, May 23rd, 2020
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New York Yankees left-hander James Paxton said he is fully recovered from back surgery and ready to pitch whenever the season starts. He went 15-6 with a 3.82 earned-run average in 29 starts last season.

MLB economics proposal expected Tuesday: reports

Saturday, May 23rd, 2020
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Major League Baseball is expected to present an economics proposal to the players association on Tuesday, according to multiple reports, with a potential 82-game season hanging in the balance.

MLB players respond to league’s lengthy return plan

Thursday, May 21st, 2020
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The baseball players' association gave management a wide-ranging response Thursday to a 67-page proposed set of protocols for a season to be played during the coronavirus pandemic.

MLB owners to vote on season restart, revenue sharing: report

Monday, May 11th, 2020
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As optimism rises about a return this season by Major League Baseball, financial variables loom as a central concern on all sides. Team owners are scheduled to vote on a plan Monday to share at least 48 per cent of revenue with players this season.

MLB to consider using universal DH in 2020: report

Sunday, May 10th, 2020
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According to a report in The Athletic, the MLB Players' Association has been in discussion with teams about using the designated hitter in the National League, at least for the 2020 season.

Reds’ Bauer arranges giveaway after ESPN leaked phone number during interview

Sunday, May 10th, 2020
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Cincinnati Reds right-hander Trevor Bauer decided to have a little fun at ESPN's expense after the network accidentally revealed his phone number on national television.

MLB reportedly cutting amateur draft from 40 rounds to 5

Saturday, May 9th, 2020
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Major League Baseball will cut its amateur draft from 40 rounds to five this year, a move that figures to save teams about $30 million US, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press.