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...
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.
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...
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.
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.
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...
- The Washington TimesRob Manfred does not expect in-season changes to netting at ballparksJune 5, 2019
- The Washington TimesMike Trout cuts short Harper bragging rightsMarch 19, 2019
- The Washington TimesBryce Harper in hot water over Mike Trout comments as MLB investigates tamperingMarch 7, 2019
- Tribune-ReviewPirates, Cubs to meet in 2019 Little League ClassicSeptember 7, 2018
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...
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.
Back from lifetime ban, Mejia gets minors deal with Red Sox
BOSTON (AP) — Relief pitcher Jenrry Mejia, allowed back into baseball after a lifetime ban caused by three positive drug tests, has agreed to a minor league contract with the Boston Red Sox.
If added to the 40-man roster, the 29-year-old Dominican right-hander would receive a one-year contract at a rate of $625,000 while in the major leagues and $90,400 while in the minors.
Longtime San Francisco Giants owner Peter Magowan dies
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Peter Magowan, the lifelong Giants fan who formed the ownership group that kept the team in San Francisco with a sparkling waterfront ballpark, died Sunday after a battle with cancer. He was 76.
Magowan was a fan ever since going to games at the Polo Grounds in New York and then played a critical role in the team's success over the last quarter-century.
MLB, union, Cuba reach deal for players to sign
HAVANA (AP) — Major League Baseball, its players' association and the Cuban Baseball Federation reached an agreement that will allow players from the island to sign big league contracts without defecting, an effort to eliminate the dangerous trafficking that had gone on for decades.
The agreement, which runs through Oct. 31, 2021, allows Cubans to sign under rules similar to those for players under contract to clubs in Japan, South Korea and Taiwan.
Rays reopen ballpark site search; opening delayed until 2024
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Rays owner Stuart Sternberg will reopen the site search for a new ballpark after concluding plans for a stadium in Tampa's Ybor City area can't be finalized by this month's deadline.
Sternberg said any new ballpark can't open until at least 2024 and the team must start thinking about where it will play when its lease at St. Petersburg's Tropicana Field ends after the 2027 season.
Portland group seeking MLB team proposes ballpark site
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A group seeking to lure a Major League Baseball team to Portland announced that it has signed an agreement in principle to develop a 45-acre waterfront site.
The agreement with the Port of Portland was announced Thursday by the Portland Diamond Project. The group also released artist renderings of a new ballpark at the port's Terminal 2.
MLB to vet campaign contributions more carefully
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball will put in place new procedures for vetting political contributions after giving $5,000 to Cindy Hyde-Smith, a Republican senator from Mississippi, and then asking for the money back following her controversial remarks.
MLB strikes deal with MGM as legal gambling expands in US
NEW YORK (AP) — MGM Resorts International became Major League Baseball's official gambling partner in the U.S. and Japan, a deal made as the sport tries to ensure more prevalent legal sports betting does not lead to any scandals of the type sparked by illegal wagers in its past.
Baseball owners extend Manfred’s contract, TV deal with Fox
ATLANTA (AP) — Baseball owners have locked down their commissioner and their main broadcast partner, too.
Any decisions on speeding up the game and perhaps making it more enjoyable to watch will have to wait.
After wrapping up two days of meetings at a hotel next to the Atlanta Braves' SunTrust Park, the owners announced a new contract for Commissioner Rob Manfred, keeping him on the job at least through the 2024 regular season. The 60-year-old started a five-year term in January 2015.
AP source: Owners plan vote next week on new Manfred term
CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Baseball owners plan to vote on a new term for Commissioner Rob Manfred, a new television contract with Fox and an agreement for in-game cut-ins with the subscription video streaming service DAZN when they meet next week in Atlanta, a person familiar with the agenda told The Associated Press.
The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Thursday because Major League Baseball had not made public the agenda for the meetings, scheduled for Nov. 14 and 15.
Manfred: White House visit should not be issue for champs
BOSTON (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred doesn't foresee any problems if the World Series winner is invited to visit the White House.
Both World Series teams have minority managers for the first time, and President Donald Trump has had tense relationships with many minority groups.
Puerto Rico proud: Cardinals star Molina wins Clemente Award
BOSTON (AP) — Many around Major League Baseball rallied to help Puerto Rico after it was ravaged by Hurricane Maria last year.
The efforts of one native son were honored with an award named for the island's greatest player Wednesday.
St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina was named the recipient of the Roberto Clemente Award, a fitting recognition for the star who grew up on Puerto Rico and idolized the island's late Hall of Famer.
MLB gives Russell 40-game ban under domestic violence policy
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell accepted a 40-game suspension Wednesday for violating Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy after a series of allegations made by his ex-wife.
Manfred: No timetable on finishing Russell investigation
CHICAGO (AP) — Major League Baseball has no timetable for finishing its investigation of domestic violence allegations against Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell by his ex-wife, Commissioner Rob Manfred said Tuesday night.
Whiff of offense: Ks top hits, lowest average since ’72
NEW YORK (AP) — The most-heard sound at major league ballparks this year was "Strike three!"
A whiff of offense would be nice rather than all those nights filled with nonstop whiffs.
Cubs to face Pirates in 2019 Little League Classic
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — The Chicago Cubs will face the Pittsburgh Pirates in next year's Little League Classic.
The game will be held at Bowman Field on Aug. 18, 2019. The Cubs and Pirates will attend Little League World Series games earlier in the day.
The matchup was announced Sunday night during the Mets-Phillies game in Williamsport. It will once again be part of ESPN's Sunday night schedule.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels publicly praised Mike Trout "for prioritizing his personal values over commercial self-promotion" a day after baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said the All-Star outfielder would be an even bigger star if he would spend more time marketing himself.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Major League Baseball wants a broad discussion with players about rule changes to combat decreased offense and longer games, an initiative likely to be met by a testy union stung by declining free-agent prices and already raising the possibility of a work stoppage after the 2021 season.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Baseball does not have a problem with Toronto Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna returning from a domestic violence suspension while a legal charge could remain pending.
Osuna agreed to a suspension through Aug. 4 under baseball's domestic violence policy. He has not pitched since May 6, two days before he was put on administrative leave when he was charged with one count of assault in Toronto.
MLB willing to loosen spikes color code for players
WASHINGTON (AP) — Major League Baseball is willing to loosen the regulations for the color of players' spikes.
Ben Zobrist, Kyle Schwarber and Steve Cishek wore black spikes in May despite a warning from Major League Baseball of violating a regulation requiring that at least 51 percent of the exterior of a player's shoes be the club's designated primary shoe color. For the Cubs, that color is blue.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Major League Baseball is confident the Oakland Athletics and Tampa Bay Rays are moving closer to getting plans in place for new ballparks.
Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred has said the sport will consider expansion, but only after the A's and Rays get new stadiums.
NEW YORK (AP) — Jenrry Mejia will get another opportunity to pitch in the major leagues.
Nearly 2½ years after becoming the first player to receive a lifetime suspension under Major League Baseball's drug program, the New York Mets reliever was given conditional reinstatement Friday and could return to the big leagues in 2019.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Major League Baseball will come to Omaha for a day next year as part of an initiative to take the product to new places, commissioner Rob Manfred said Thursday.
As part of the buildup for the 2019 College World Series, the Detroit Tigers will play a regular-season game against the Kansas City Royals at TD Ameritrade Park on June 13. The CWS starts two days later.