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Prized Prospect To Debut For Cubs

Prized prospect Kris Bryant is in the majors.

The Cubs added Bryant to the roster for Friday's game against San Diego. Bryant is batting cleanup and playing third base against James Shields and the Padres.

Bryant and agent Scott Boras made it clear they were not happy that he opened the season in the minors.Read More »

Pete Rose Applies For Re-Instatement By MLB

Pete Rose has submitted a new request to be reinstated to baseball, according to new Commissioner Rob Manfred. The career hits leader agreed to a lifetime ban in August 1989 following an investigation by Major League Baseball that concluded he bet on the Cincinnati Reds to win while managing the team.Read More »

Commissioner Talks Exhibition Baseball In Cuba

By Jim McCoy Tue 10th March SportsCubaMajor League BaseballRob Manfred
Rob Manfred says Major League Baseball is talking with the U.S. government about playing exhibition games in Cuba. President Barack Obama said in December the U.S.Read More »

Major League Baseball's Internet Head Defends Replay Against Criticism

By Jim McCoy Tue 15th April SportsMajor League Baseballreplay
The head of baseball's Internet company is defending the sport's new replay system. Bob Bowman, chief executive officer of MLB Advanced Media, says the system based at his company's office has largely worked. Through Monday, calls by umpires have been confirmed in 33 of 89 challenges and overturned in 30.Read More »

For Now, Judges Are Keeping A-Rod's Lawsuits Separate

Federal judges say two lawsuits Alex Rodriguez filed against Major League Baseball can remain on separate tracks for now. U.S. District Judges Lorna G. Schofield and Edgardo Ramos issued a joint order in Manhattan on Friday granting a request by the New York Yankees' third baseman's lawyers.Read More »

A-Rod Says Suspension Could Be A Good Thing

Alex Rodriguez says his season-long suspension could be a benefit, allowing him to rest and return to the Yankees for the final three years of his contract. Speaking late Wednesday in Mexico's capital during a promotional appearance, Rodriguez declined to talk specifically about his suspension for violating baseball's drug agreement and labor contract. Rodriguez, speaking publiclRead More »

Judge: Decision In A-Rod Suit Must Be Made Public

A federal judge says Alex Rodriguez cannot file portions of arbitrator Fredric Horowitz's decision under seal as part of a lawsuit seeking to overturn the one-year suspension from baseball given to the New York Yankees third baseman. U.S. District Judge William H.Read More »

Bidding War For Japanese Baseball Star Ensues

By Jim McCoy Thu 26th December SportsMajor League BaseballMasahiro Tanaka
The bidding for Japanese star pitcher Masahiro Tanaka has begun. All 30 major league teams have been notified that the 30-day period to sign the star 25-year-old right-hander began at 8 a.m. EST Thursday, according to Major League Baseball spokesman Michael Teevan. Clubs have until 5 p.m. on Jan.Read More »

Major League Baseball Salaries Up 5.4 Percent

By Jim McCoy Wed 18th December SportsMajor League Baseballsalaries
The average salary in the major leagues has risen 5.4 percent to a record $3.39 million this year, its steepest increase since 2006. The New York Yankees had the highest average for the 15th consecutive season at a record $8.17 million, breaking the mark of $7.66 million when they won the World Series in 2009.Read More »

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