MLB umpire Eric Cooper dies at 52; did playoffs 2 weeks ago
Eric Cooper, the Major League Baseball umpire who worked the AL Division Series two weeks ago, has died. He was 52.
Commissioner Rob Manfred announced Cooper's death Sunday.
MLB average attendance down 1.7%, hurt by losing teams
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball's average attendance dropped 1.7% this year for its fourth straight decline, and five of the six biggest drops were by teams with losing...
MLB attendance drops in boom-bust era of big winners, losers
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball has entered the Boom/Bust Era.
An unprecedented four teams won 100 games in the same season.
Four clubs lost in triple figures for only the second...
Column: MLB needs to protect its fans at every ballpark
ATLANTA (AP) — There's always a surge of excitement when a foul ball comes your way, mixed with a sense of dread.
It's a thrilling souvenir to take home from the ballpark.
4 minor leaguers get long suspensions for drug violations
NEW YORK (AP) — Four minor league pitchers have drawn long suspensions for drug violations that will carry into next season.
Luis Diaz of the Atlanta Braves, Marcos Encarnacion of the...
White Sox, Yankees to play at ‘Field of Dreams’ in 2020
Major League Baseball is going to build it — and the White Sox and Yankees are coming to Iowa.
The Chicago White Sox will play the New York Yankees next summer at the site in eastern Iowa...
2 senators ask MLB for data on foul ball injuries
Illinois' two senators continued their pressure campaign on Major League Baseball to be more proactive about fan safety at ballparks, urging greater transparency about how often and how seriously...
Astros’ Marisnick 2-game suspension upheld by MLB
NEW YORK (AP) — Houston Astros outfielder Jake Marisnick's two-game suspension for his violent home plate collision with Los Angeles Angels catcher Jonathan Lucroy on July 7 has been upheld by...
Column: Baseball has issues beyond a juiced ball
First the players, now the ball. Home runs are skyrocketing, and once again Major League Baseball officials claim they don't know the reason why.
CHICAGO (AP) — Work crews have begun extending the protective netting to the foul poles at Guaranteed Rate Field, a step the Chicago White Sox are taking following a couple of high-profile...
Baseball union says poor job done of marketing Mookie Betts
CLEVELAND (AP) — Baseball players' union head Tony Clark says a poor job has been done of marketing Boston Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts, the reigning AL MVP.
Manfred: Baseballs not juiced, but decreased drag puzzling
CLEVELAND (AP) — Faced with a record onslaught of home runs that has convinced many pitchers that baseballs are juiced, Commissioner Rob Manfred says the sport has been unable to find any changes...
2-city solution seen as way to preserve MLB in Tampa
CLEVELAND (AP) — Giving the Rays permission to explore playing part of their home schedule in Montreal is seen by baseball owners as "a way to preserve baseball in Tampa," according to baseball...
CLEVELAND (AP) — Extending protective netting down foul lines is a ballpark-to-ballpark decision because of differing configurations, according to baseball Commissioner Rob...
MLB union wants more competition, more money for young stars
CLEVELAND (AP) — The baseball players' association has outlined goals for the sport's unprecedented midterm collective bargaining, objectives likely to meet resistance from management unless the...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia will be honored by Major League Baseball at Tuesday night's All-Star Game in Cleveland, Ohio.
Giants CEO Larry Baer set to return after suspension
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Giants President and CEO Larry Baer is set to return to work Tuesday following a suspension and nearly four-month absence after a video showed him in a physical...
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Baseball union: Player approval needed to play in Montreal
LONDON (AP) — The players' union says the Tampa Bay Rays would need its permission to play games in Montreal.
Commissioner Rob Manfred said last week the low-drawing Rays may explore a split...
London Calling: Yanks, Red Sox promote MLB’s Euro arrival
LONDON (AP) — An array of retired All-Stars and Hall of Famers conducted a youth clinic. Workers put final touches on new clubhouses, batting cages and bullpens.
Montreal group supports idea of sharing Rays with Tampa Bay
MONTREAL (AP) — The son of former Montreal Expos owner Charles Bronfman believes the predominantly French-speaking city is ready and willing to support — and share — the Tampa Bay...
Rays owner says shared season with Montreal is best option
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The principal owner of the Rays says it's unrealistic for his team to play full time in the Tampa Bay area, and a shared season with Montreal is the best...
The Ex-Rays: Tampa Bay gets OK from MLB to explore Montreal
NEW YORK (AP) — The Ex-Rays?
Starved for fans despite success on the field, the Tampa Bay Rays have been given the go-ahead by Major League Baseball to look into playing a split season in...
Manfred doesn’t expect protective nets to change in season
SEATTLE (AP) — Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said he does not expect teams to make changes to the protective netting around ballparks during the season, although he expects...
Orioles draft Oregon State catcher Rutschman with No. 1 pick
SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — Adley Rutschman heard the chatter for months that he'd be the No. 1 pick in the Major League Baseball draft.
The switch-hitting Oregon State catcher just kept slugging...
NEW YORK (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Odúbel Herrera's administrative leave has been extended through June 17 by Major League Baseball.
Rutschman, Witt, Vaughn lead list of MLB draft prospects
NEW YORK (AP) — Adley Rutschman has been a powerful presence at the plate and a formidable force behind it for Oregon State.
That tantalizing combination could make the switch-hitting...
Column: Baseball finds itself with a real numbers problem
The official culprit last season was the weather, which Major League Baseball cited as a big reason for a 4 percent slide in attendance over the previous year.
MLB attendance down another 1.4%, 4th straight drop
NEW YORK (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays and Miami Marlins drew 12,653 Wednesday night — combined.
Baltimore, Cincinnati, Minnesota and Tampa Bay set stadium lows this year. Kansas City had its...
2021 MLB All-Star Game to be played in Atlanta
ATLANTA (AP) — Major League Baseball's 2021 All-Star Game will be played at Atlanta in what could be the first national showcase for SunTrust Park since the stadium opened in 2017.
NEW YORK (AP) — Retired catcher Mike Marjama has been suspended for 80 games following a positive steroids test.
Major League Baseball said Thursday that Marjama had applied for...
NEW YORK (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop prospect Ji-Hwan Bae has been suspended for 30 games for violating minor league baseball's domestic violence policy.
2026 MLB All-Star Game will be in Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Baseball's 2026 All-Star Game will be played in Philadelphia to mark the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.
APNewsBreak: 2026 MLB All-Star Game in Philadelphia
NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball's 2026 All-Star Game will be played in Philadelphia to mark the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, a person familiar with the planning told The...
NEW YORK (AP) — Two congressmen want Major League Baseball to produce documents by April 25 tied to its attempt to purchase control of 21 regional sports networks.
Judge denies Nats attempt to block MASN dispute arbitrator
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge has denied the Nationals' attempt to block the Orioles from having an arbitrator determine whether baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred can decide yet another dispute...
VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The former Dodgertown spring training camp will be named the Jackie Robinson Training Complex and be used for Major League Baseball's amateur development...
Red Stockings, parade anniversaries add to opening day
CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati Reds fans have milestones to celebrate during their annual opening day festivities.
Major League Baseball and the Reds this season are commemorating the 150th...
Manfred: Journeymen must realize analytics sank value
NEW YORK (AP) — Good but unexceptional veterans must realize teams find them less valuable in the age of analytics, Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred maintained ahead of season...
MLB hopes to gain control of local broadcast deals
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball hopes to gain control of local broadcasting agreements involving its teams, the reason behind its bid to purchase regional sports networks from The Walt...
MLB suspends Giants CEO Larry Baer for altercation with wife
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Major League Baseball suspended San Francisco Giants President and CEO Larry Baer without pay through July 1 after a video showed him in a physical altercation with his...
Column: Real change in baseball is yet to come
Five seconds hardly seems worth talking about, and in a way it's not. Trimming the time between innings might save a minute or two over the length of a game, but the real heavy lifting toward...
Manfred: Slow free agent market is ‘distributional problem’
BOSTON (AP) — It's not collusion, it's a "distributional problem" that has shut dozens of baseball players out of the free agent market this offseason, commissioner Rob Manfred said on...
Manfred says Harper can’t recruit Trout (for now)
BOSTON (AP) — Major League Baseball is investigating whether new Philadelphia slugger Bryce Harper committed a tampering violation when he lobbied for Mike Trout, who isn't a free agent for two...
Manfred: Slow market may be ‘much ado about nothing’
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred predicts top free agents will all get deals and the second slow free-agent market won't have lasting significance.
Clark: Some teams make little effort to justify ticket costs
NEW YORK (AP) — Players' union head Tony Clark took the extraordinary step of saying baseball fans should question whether it makes sense to purchase tickets for some teams, responding to Commissioner Rob Manfred's assertion that free-agent players have failed to adjust their economic demands in a market upended by analytics.
Pitch clock coming for spring training games
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Major League Baseball is unilaterally starting the use of pitch clocks for spring training games, while brushing off complaints from players about the slow free agent market.
MLB commissioner will be grand marshal for Cincinnati parade
CINCINNATI (AP) — Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred will serve as grand marshal for Cincinnati's annual opening day parade as he helps celebrate the 150th anniversary of the professional baseball-pioneering Red Stockings.
Manfred: No DH or draft changes likely for 2019
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Don't look for a National League designated hitter this year or for new anti-tanking rules in June's amateur draft.
Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said Friday that management is focused on pace-of-game changes for 2019 and bolder ideas proposed by the players' association are too complex to be put in place for this season.
Frank Robinson, baseball’s fearsome trailblazer, dies at 83
Crowding the plate, fearsome and fearless, Frank Robinson hammered his way into the Hall of Fame.
His legacy, however, was cemented that day in 1975 when he simply stood in the dugout at old Cleveland Stadium — the first black manager in Major League Baseball.