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Boston Red Sox promote Ron Roenicke to interim manager

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020
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The Boston Red Sox promoted bench coach Ron Roenicke to manager Tuesday, hiring him to replace Alex Cora on the day the team's pitchers and catchers reported for the start of spring training.

MLB considering playoff expansion where top seeds pick initial opponent: reports

Monday, February 10th, 2020
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Major League Baseball is considering expanding the playoffs to nearly half the 30 teams and allowing higher-seeded wild-card teams to choose opponents.

Ex-Blue Jays reliever sues Houston Astros in sign-stealing scandal

Monday, February 10th, 2020
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Former major league pitcher Mike Bolsinger sued the Houston Astros on Monday, claiming their sign-stealing scheme contributed to a poor relief appearance in August 2017 that essentially ended his big league career.

Spring training: Time for pitchers, catchers and cheaters

Sunday, February 9th, 2020
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Baseball returns this coming week when pitchers, catchers and cheaters report to spring training. Fans await the annual sunny scenes in Florida and Arizona. But this year, the players bring along dark clouds of scandal, while teams hope once workouts start, the stain will fade.

Teams still trying to salvage blockbuster Mookie Betts trade: reports

Sunday, February 9th, 2020
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With last week's multi-team blockbuster trade that would send Mookie Betts and David Price to the Los Angeles Dodgers still in limbo, the teams involved are working to salvage the deal, according to multiple reports.

‘No turning back now’: Giants’ Nakken embracing role as 1st female MLB coach

Thursday, February 6th, 2020
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Alyssa Nakken stole a quick glance out a window high above the ballpark toward McCovey Cove on a picture-perfect day and grinned. She is honoured to take on the challenge — and embrace the responsibility — of being the first female major league coach.

Canadian pitcher James Paxton undergoes back surgery, out 3-4 months

Wednesday, February 5th, 2020
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Yankees left-hander James Paxton had back surgery Wednesday and is expected to be sidelined until May or June.

Pete Rose applies for reinstatement, citing no punishment for Astros players for sign stealing

Wednesday, February 5th, 2020
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Pete Rose petitioned commissioner Rob Manfred to overturn his lifetime ban from baseball on Wednesday, saying his punishment was "vastly disproportionate" when compared with discipline of other players linked to improper conduct, ESPN reported.

Red Sox send ’18 MVP Mookie Betts, David Price to Dodgers in blockbuster: reports

Tuesday, February 4th, 2020
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The Red Sox have agreed to trade 2018 AL MVP Mookie Betts to the Los Angeles Dodgers, packaging the star outfielder with left-hander David Price in a salary dump that is expected to save Boston tens of millions of dollars, according to a person with knowledge of the deal.

Phillies to retire late Roy Halladay’s No. 34 on perfect game anniversary

Tuesday, February 4th, 2020
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The Philadelphia Phillies will retire the late Hall of Fame pitcher Roy Halladay's No. 34 on May 29, 2020, the 10th anniversary of his perfect game against the Florida Marlins.