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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 »

A-Rod's Lawyers Rest Their Case

A person familiar with the proceedings says Alex Rodriguez's lawyers have rested their primary case at the arbitration hearing. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press on Thursday because no statements were authorized. It was possible the hearing would conclude Friday. The person added that Major League Baseball has started its rebuttal.Read More »

Unknown Aruban Infielder Shines For Red Sox

Boston Red Sox rookie Xander Bogaerts is one of the surprises of the World Series, and still almost unknown in the Netherlands despite his Dutch connection. Dutch sports news shows have reported on his exploits on baseball's biggest stage and even sent a camera crew to his home town on the Caribbean island of Aruba in the Dutch Antilles, but he is still far from a household name. Read More »

Red Sox, Cardinals Renew Old Rivalry In World Series

David Freese and the St. Louis Cardinals are exploring Fenway Park as they get ready to start the World Series. Pitcher Lance Lynn and a couple of teammates went inside the left-field wall to check out the Green Monster on Tuesday, a day before the Cardinals and Boston Red Sox play Game 1. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny announced that Allen Craig will be on the roster.Read More »

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