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  • • Texas opens pro, college venues to fans at 50% capacity
  • • MLB could allow fans at Astros, Rangers games in 2020 due to policy from Texas governor, per report
    A report says MLB is inclined to follow local guidelines for attendance during the COVID-19 pandemic...
  • • MLB Could Let Local Governments Decide On Fans In Stands
    It doesn’t appear many (if any) fans will be permitted to attend Major League Baseball games this year during the COVID-19 pandemic, but there are at least a couple of teams that could have somewhat of a home-field edge. Two major league sources told Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News on Thursday that the…...
  • • Torii Hunter had NTC to Boston because of racist taunts from fans
  • • Sabathia shares image connecting Floyd's death to history of lynchings
  • • KBO DFS: Optimal DraftKings, FanDuel daily Fantasy baseball picks, advice, player pool for June 5
    SportsLine's Mike McClure, a DFS pro with nearly $2M in winnings, gives optimal lineup advice....
  • • Pirates' Taillon: Owners care more about own agendas than baseball
  • • MLB 2020 season simulation: Twins' Jake Odorizzi fires first no-hitter; Yankees slip below .500
    Here's how the regular season's 10th week played out in Out of the Park 21...
  • • KBO Friday betting preview: Back Wright to keep Eagles grounded
  • • MLB insider: 'Great confidence' there will be a 2020 season
    The owners and MLB commissioner Rob Manfred could push for a season of 50 games with prorated salaries....

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  • • MLB announcers will broadcast road games remotely in 2020 season, per report
    MLB wants to limit the number of people in the ballpark as much as possible...
  • • Eugenio Suarez “100 Percent” Following January Shoulder Operation
    Reds third baseman Eugenio Suarez is back to 100 percent after January’s surgery to remove loose cartilage from his shoulder, president of baseball operations Dick Williams tells C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic (Twitter link). The Cincinnati organization has provided steadily positive updates on Suarez throughout the rehab process, with Wi...
  • • A Bad Trade Gets Even Worse
    Neither the Pirates nor their long-suffering fans needed more unfortunate news Wednesday, but they received some centering on one of the team’s most prominent players. The club announced that right-hander Chris Archer underwent the dreaded thoracic outlet syndrome surgery on Tuesday, meaning he won’t play in 2020 if there is a season. W...
  • • Quick Hits: A’s, Phillies, Yankees, Mets
    Checking in on a few MLB teams… Athletics owner John J. Fisher made the widely panned decision last week to stop paying minor leaguers at the end of May. Industry sources told Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle they’re of the belief that “the front office was tremendously disappointed” in A’s ownership’...
  • • Follow Along Live With The MLB Trade Rumors Mock Expansion Draft!
    MLB hasn’t added new teams since 1997.  What would an expansion draft look like today?  Let’s find out!  MLBTR’s Tim Dierkes will run the Portland Lumberjacks, with Connor Byrne in the GM chair for the Las Vegas Vipers.  The Lumberjacks have the #1 overall pick, and the draft begins at 1pm central time.  Follow along…...
  • • MLB roundtable: Would you rather build around Juan Soto or Ronald Acuna Jr.?
    The question is simple: Which NL East superstar would we most want long-term?...
  • • How two MLB teams put themselves at a disadvantage with cost-cutting moves ahead of 2020 draft
    League insiders believe these two AL West teams will pay for their cheap ways...
  • • Scott Boras calls out MLB owner who says league won't let 2020 season go into November
    The league is concerned about the second wave of the coronavirus disrupting the postseason...
  • • Ranking all-drafted MLB teams since 2000: 30-21
  • • When baseball owners run into money trouble, what does MLB do?
    During the coronavirus crisis, team owners are crying poor. Here's what the industry has done when franchises face a real cash crunch....

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  • • Texas opens pro, college venues to fans at 50% capacity
  • • Torii Hunter had NTC to Boston because of racist taunts from fans
  • • Sabathia shares image connecting Floyd's death to history of lynchings
  • • Pirates' Taillon: Owners care more about own agendas than baseball
  • • KBO Friday betting preview: Back Wright to keep Eagles grounded
  • • Report: MLB broadcasters to cover road games from alternate location
  • • Angels player props: Regression looming for Shohei Ohtani
  • • Ranking all-drafted MLB teams since 2000: 30-21
  • • Ex-A's catcher Bruce Maxwell: 'Where was this 3 years ago?'
  • • Japanese league game canceled after 2 players test positive for COVID-19

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Detroit Tigers

  • • Mize lights up mound during first spring BP
    Even if nobody expects to see top Draft pick Casey Mize pitching in Detroit anytime soon, and even if pitchers are normally ahead of hitters at this point in camp, many people simply wanted to see how big league hitters reacted to Mize's stuff on Tuesday, especially the splitter that devastated collegiate opponents....
  • • The Tigers' Spring Training battle to watch
    The next five weeks will see lots of shuffling on Major League rosters. Here are the most intriguing positional battles on each of the 30 MLB clubs....
  • • Bright side: Reasons for optimism for each team
    On this opening week of Spring Training, all 30 Major League teams have one thing in common: optimism. Here's an optimism cheat sheet for each of them....
  • • Beckham dons new Detroit attire
    When the Tigers owned the American League Central in the first half of this decade, Gordon Beckham tried to spoil their dreams. With 10 career home runs against Detroit, he was a nemesis....
  • • Castellanos staying cool during trade rumors
    Sunday marked Nicholas Castellanos' first comments on his trade situation since the end of last season. He was clearly on the trade market then, just as he is now amidst the Tigers' ongoing rebuild....
  • • Candelario antsy for game action at camp
    The trail of red clay led from the batting cages across the street down the sidewalk to the clubhouse doors. It continued inside down the hallway, little clumps every few feet until it stopped near Jeimer Candelario's locker. It was the most telling sign that the Tigers third baseman reported to camp on Saturday. Though the team's first full-squad ...
  • • Tech improving Tigers' camp experience
    This is the new reality of Spring Training. While coaches still spend hours with players every day, trying for that swing or delivery that feels just right, they now have data to complement it -- or for some players, reinforce it. It's the new race among clubs, to get not just the best talent, but also the technology to help get the most out of tha...
  • • Jimenez recharged coming off All-Star year
    As fastball after fastball popped into the catcher's mitt during a bullpen session Friday morning, it was hard to tell Joe Jimenez had taken a break. Now, it's up to the Tigers to help keep his arm strong through the season....
  • • Sources: Tigers win arb case with Fulmer
    The Tigers' first salary-arbitration hearing in 18 years ended with the same result as their last one. An arbitration panel sided with the club in its hearing with right-handed starter Michael Fulmer, sources told MLB.com....
  • • Prospects who should vie for a roster spot
    The 30 prospects below all are getting very long looks this spring with an eye toward breaking camp with the parent club. Even if they start the year in the Minors, they all should get the chance to contribute at some point in the very near future....

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  • • MLB Could Let Local Governments Decide On Fans In Stands
  • • Follow Along Live With The MLB Trade Rumors Mock Expansion Draft!
  • • Eugenio Suarez “100 Percent” Following January Shoulder Operation
  • • Orioles Release Branden Kline, Richard Urena
    Right-hander Branden Kline and infielder Richard Urena were both among the Orioles’ wave of recent releases, according to J.J. Cooper and Chris Hilburn-Trenkle of Baseball America. The Athletic’s Dan Connolly previously reported that the Baltimore org had cut 37 low-level minor leaguers, but both Kline and Urena add two former big leagu...
  • • Quick Hits: A’s, Phillies, Yankees, Mets
  • • A Bad Trade Gets Even Worse
  • • Remembering The Top Of The 1997 Expansion Draft
    In case you missed it, MLBTR founder Tim Dierkes and I are gearing up for a mock expansion draft that will kick off Thursday at 1 p.m. CT. On the eve of our event, I figured it would be worthwhile to go back to 1997 – the last time there was a real expansion draft…...
  • • MLB Rejects MLBPA Proposal; No Counter-Offer Planned
    The latest, widely expected step in the exhausting back-and-forth between Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association became official today, as the league has formally rejected the union’s proposal for a 114-game season with prorated salaries, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic tweets. Moreover, the league has no plans to even extend a c...
  • • Several Prospects Withdraw From 2020 Draft
    With MLB’s shortened, five-round draft a week away, multiple players have removed their names from consideration. Baseball America’s Carlos Collazo reports that high school outfielders Dylan Crews and Brandon Fields have withdrawn their names, as has Florida State outfielder Reese Albert, who’ll return to FSU for his senior season...
  • • Chris Archer Undergoes Thoracic Outlet Surgery
    The Pirates announced Wednesday that right-hander Chris Archer underwent surgery yesterday to relieve symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome. The surprising, out-of-the-blue announcement rules Archer out for any games that are played in 2020. He’s expected to be ready for full competition in 2021, per the team’s press release, although hi...

Cardinals

  • • Reyes faces live hitters for first time since May
    While a crowd gathered around Field 2 to watch Adam Wainwright face Yadier Molina, Matt Carpenter and Paul Goldschmidt in his first session of live batting practice on Tuesday, Alex Reyes, mostly inconspicuously, headed to a mound a few yards away for his most meaningful throws in almost nine months....
  • • The Cards' Spring Training battle to watch
  • • Cards ready to see what Goldschmidt brings
    It may be a new team and a new year, but that's really all that's changed for Paul Goldschmidt....
  • • Shildt excited for first Spring Training at the helm
    Though this was his first day of his first Spring Training as manger of the Cardinals, Mike Shildt said he views it more as a continuous process from the 2018 season rather than a new beginning....
  • • Bright side: Reasons for optimism for each team
  • • Leone ready to make second first impression
    One year after coming into his first Cardinals camp as a dark horse candidate only to leave it as the team's closer, Dominic Leone returned to Jupiter ready for a second first impression....
  • • Around the horn: Closer duties may be split
    This is the final piece of a six-part Around the Horn series in which MLB.com is taking a position-by-position look at the Cardinals' projected starters and backup options heading into the 2019 season. After examining the position players and starting rotation, let's close with the bullpen....
  • • With infield shakeup, Gyorko faces uncertain fit
    With the corner infield spots set and Paul DeJong and Kolten Wong returning to cover the club up the middle, Jedd Gyorko once again profiles as the team's primary utility infielder. His work at all four infield spots this spring will reflect that....
  • • Prospect Cabrera could make splash for Cards
    Acquired by the Cardinals to help supplement their left-handed pitching depth, Genesis Cabrera, with a dazzling first impression, has quickly put himself on the radar as someone who could help the Major League club as soon as this season....
  • • WATCH: Wainwright, Miller put in spring reps
    MLB.com's beat reporters have you covered with the action from every team's training camp. Keep track of the latest highlights of Spring Training right here....

Mets

  • • Versatility can only help Hech's roster chances
    About a week before Adeiny Hechavarria signed with the Mets, he met with general manager Brodie Van Wagenen, assistant GM Allard Baird and manager Mickey Callaway near his Miami home. Over dinner, the four talked about an opportunity in Mets camp, where the team had accumulated scant shortstop depth behind Amed Rosario....
  • • Here are the Mets' 2019 Top 30 Prospects
    While there are 24 homegrown players on the new Mets Top 30 list, it's only fair to wonder how different the list could look a year from now as the front office continues to address its short-term needs....
  • • The Mets' Spring Training battle to watch
  • • No more doubts: Wheeler confident in ability
    Over his last 11 starts of the 2018 season, Zack Wheeler went 9-1 with a 1.68 ERA, challenging Jacob deGrom as the game's best pitcher over that stretch. He not only proved that he could be an effective big leaguer, but shattered the doubts....
  • • Herrera happy to be back with the Mets
    After two and a half years in the Reds organization, Dilson Herrera became a free agent this winter and signed back with the Mets, where he offers the club depth at four different positions. A natural second baseman, Herrera began playing first, third and left field last year in an effort to increase his value....
  • • Bright side: Reasons for optimism for each team
  • • Dowdy hopes velo uptick yields strong 2019
    Now in Port St. Lucie, Kyle Dowdy has a built-in advantage to make the Mets' crowded bullpen: If he doesn't, the team must offer him back to his old organization, the Indians, for $50,000. The Mets also have reason to keep Dowdy around: They consider him a notable part of their rotation depth, alongside Walker Lockett, Hector Santiago and a few oth...
  • • 'I feel like I'm 25': Cano joins Mets at camp
    The list of position players productive at age 36 is small. At 37, even smaller. Beyond that, infinitesimal. So it was worth noting that shortly after Robinson Cano showed up to the Mets' complex in Port St. Lucie for the first time, he stated: "I feel like I'm 25."...
  • • Tebow makes it clear: 'I'm all in on baseball'
    Those who once dismissed Tim Tebow's transition from NFL quarterback to professional baseball player are officially on notice. Tebow is an outfielder first these days, the evidence plain to see in his slimmed-down body and shortened swing....
  • • WATCH: Tebow arrives, Alonso talks roster shot

Dodgers

  • • Dodgers legend Don Newcombe dies at 92
    Don Newcombe, one of the greatest pitchers in Dodgers history and one of the franchise's final links to Brooklyn and the days of Jackie Robinson and Roy Campanella, died Tuesday after a lengthy illness. He was 92....
  • • Verdugo on track for significant playing time
  • • The Dodgers' Spring Training battle to watch
  • • Kershaw impressive throwing first live BP
    Clayton Kershaw on Monday was the first Dodger to throw live batting practice this spring, with opposing batters Russell Martin and Josh Thole issuing rave reviews while Kershaw was typically underwhelmed....
  • • Bright side: Reasons for optimism for each team
  • • Buehler resumes throwing, may have 'pen soon
    Dodgers pitcher Walker Buehler resumed playing catch on Sunday, and manager Dave Roberts said his first bullpen session could be on Wednesday....
  • • Back to pitching, Allie eager to show off arm
    Every player chases a dream, the chase tougher for some. Stetson Allie, 27, is in his third incarnation, a pitcher-turned-outfielder-turned pitcher in Dodgers camp as a non-roster invitee with a 101 mph fastball....
  • • 'Special time' for Dodgers' catching depth
    When it comes to prospects, the Dodgers are deeper behind the plate than they've been in decades....
  • • Prospects who should vie for a roster spot
  • • Dodgers not rushing Urias' road to recovery
    The first round of bullpen sessions concluded for the Dodgers on Thursday, and the early leader for maximum buzz was Julio Urias. The left-hander was dazzling in his session, but at this point he has an uphill battle to make the Opening Day roster....

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  • • Dominican showcase helping prospects along
    The gap that separates the pros from the amateurs this week at the Mets' academy is about 10 yards wide. It's lined with 15-foot palm trees and manicured hedges with an orange sidewalk running through the middle of it....
  • • The defining stories, players of the decade
    Every baseball decade has its own flavor, a way to establish it as a clearly delineated period of time, an era with its own distinct personality. We had the rough-and-tumble 1970s, with its off-field drama, its Bronx-Is-Burning real-life parallels of chaos, its seemingly endless amount of body hair. The '80s were the speed decade; Astroturf, Whitey...
  • • Crew brass 'making a statement' with overhauls
    Brewers principal owner Mark Attanasio missed last week's ribbon-cutting at American Family Fields of Phoenix because of an illness, so Tuesday afforded his first look at what $65 million and 500,000 man hours can build in 9 1/2 months....
  • • How Manny's mega-deal impacts Bryce, others
    Bryce Harper's future remains the primary topic around the game, but there are some other high-profile free agents still looking for deals. With Manny Machado off the board, the uncertainty surrounding the remaining stars should begin to sort itself out before too long....
  • • Bauer addresses controversial tell-all story
    All publicity is good publicity, according to Trevor Bauer....
  • • Giants in no hurry to look for Bochy's successor
    Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi knows he will eventually have to start compiling a list of potential candidates to succeed Bruce Bochy as manager, but the upcoming search isn't currently at the forefront of his mind....
  • • Tomas getting work in at first base
    As the D-backs went through fielding drills Tuesday, Yasmany Tomas spent his time at first base rather than in the outfield....
  • • Seager slimmer, eager for fresh start in '19
    While general manager Jerry Dipoto went about his Mariners makeover this offseason, Kyle Seager underwent a personal transformation of his own back home in North Carolina....
  • • Estrada optimistic for bounce-back year
    Health isn't the only reason to believe in a bounce-back season for Marco Estrada. Playing within the confines of the pitcher-friendly Coliseum is a big plus for him as well....
  • • Smith embracing challenge of critical season
    The flocks follow Peter Alonso everywhere he goes, snapping pictures, pining for sound bites, wondering whether he will make the team. Far more anonymous in the early days of camp has been Dominic Smith, spending the past two mornings swinging on a quieter back field....

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  • • Sources: Jason Varitek interviewed for Seattle Mariners' managerial job
  • • Ryno, Sarge and Doctor K: A look back at Mets-Cubs in '84
  • • Tigers' Norris says he kept pitching with cancerous growth
  • • LEADING OFF: Mets-Cubs at Wrigley in NLCS; KC-Jays in ALCS
  • • Cueto struggles, Royals fall short in 11-8 loss to Blue Jays
  • • Red Sox' success vs. Blue Jays in September shouldn't be overlooked
  • • Mystery of Cueto deepens
  • • Johnny Cueto not looking like Red Sox' would-be ace
  • • The Latest: Tulo ejected, Jays hit 3 HRs and build big lead
  • • Red Sox will consider Johnny Cueto, but mystery remains after ALCS performance

Red Sox

  • • Bogaerts, Betts weigh in on Machado's deal
    As the Red Sox were finishing out their Spring Training workout on Tuesday, the news started to circulate that Manny Machado had reached agreement on a 10-year, $300 million contract with the Padres....
  • • Pedro, Sale wowed by E-Rod's BP outing
    Eduardo Rodriguez threw a pitch in the bullpen on Tuesday morning that was so on point, it prompted ace Chris Sale to laugh...
  • • The Sox's Spring Training battle to watch
  • • Instead of turning page, Red Sox rolling along
    As the Red Sox had a ceremonial start of sorts to their World Series title defense with Monday's first full-squad workout, there were no doors closing or pages turned. The way manager Alex Cora looks at it, why would you want to separate yourself from something that was so special?...
  • • Werner: Kimbrel 'extremely unlikely' to rejoin Sox
    The Red Sox still haven't named a closer. Craig Kimbrel still hasn't found a home on the free-agent market. However, Red Sox chairman Tom Werner suggests not to read too much into those two independent factors....
  • • Here are the Red Sox's 2019 Top 30 Prospects
    Though the Red Sox have been in win-now mode at the big league level, they have begun to replenish their Minor League talent via the Draft and the international mark....
  • • Bright side: Reasons for optimism for each team
  • • Celtics coach Stevens visits Cora, Red Sox
    As Red Sox manager Alex Cora got ready to do his daily press briefing after Sunday's workout, he saw from a distance that the media was preoccupied with another prominent Boston coach....
  • • Wright to be full-time reliever for Red Sox in '19
    You no longer need to call knuckleballer Steven Wright a swingman. Red Sox manager Alex Cora envisions a defined role for the veteran righty in 2019, and it will consist of him flummoxing hitters in the mid-to-late innings....
  • • Pending free agent Bogaerts open to extension
    Xander Bogaerts has been under the employ of the franchise since Aug. 23, 2009, when he signed as an international free agent out of Aruba at the age of 16. He went from a boy to a man with the Red Sox, and from a prospect to a star who will soon collect his second World Series ring. It's hard for him to picture putting on another uniform....

Braves

  • • Markakis enjoys reaping rewards of dedication
    Braves manager Brian Snitker joked that he could almost detect a smile as he shared a phone conversation with Nick Markakis after the stoic outfielder re-signed with the club in January. Snitker and others actually saw that smile on Tuesday morning, when Markakis reported to Spring Training to begin his fifth season with the Braves and attempt to p...
  • • Newcomb's value depends highly on '19 growth
    Sean Newcomb entered last June as an All-Star candidate and exited the regular season wondering if he had done enough to earn a spot on Atlanta's postseason roster. The inconsistent nature of his first full Major League season enhances the difficulty of projecting how valuable he might be to the Braves from both an immediate and long-term perspecti...
  • • The Braves' Spring Training battle to watch
  • • Inciarte's key to success in 2019? Consistency
    It could be argued that Ender Inciarte stands as the X-factor in regard to the Braves' bid to defend last year's National League East crown and experience a successful postseason....
  • • After grief and injury, Gohara sets the bar high
    Having seen what Luiz Gohara had done upon his introduction to the big leagues the previous September, Freddie Freeman told Alex Anthopoulos the big left-hander might immediately became an All-Star. Instead, it became a year of awakening for the young hurler, who remains fueled by last year's disappointments....
  • • Bright side: Reasons for optimism for each team
  • • Minter wants to be Braves' high-leverage option
    As Braves manager Brian Snitker evaluates who might serve as his closer, A.J. Minter has made it clear he wants to be the guy who is consistently called upon to handle high-leverage threats that develop in late innings....
  • • McCann excited to rejoin hometown Braves
    Brian McCann still laughs about what transpired as he learned the Braves were calling him up to the Majors during the 2005 season. He remembers being summoned to Brian Snitker's room, where he found the then Double-A manager eating pizza while wearing nothing more than his underwear....
  • • Folty Flash Sale: 26 percent off tickets
    Spring Training has arrived, as Braves pitchers and catchers returned to Florida in this annual rite of spring. Green grass, blue skies and baseball are on the horizon, so celebrate with an amazing deal! This weekend only, the Braves are giving you the Folty Flash Sale! In honor of ace pitcher Mike Foltynewicz, save 26 percent on all single-game se...
  • • Braves open camp with eyes on the prize
    As the Braves open camp, they'll provide a glimpse of how much they have progressed since claiming an unexpected division crown last year. Freddie Freeman, Ronald Acuna Jr. and Ozzie Albies will once again be in a lineup that has been enriched by the addition of Josh Donaldson, the former American League MVP Award winner who thus far arguably ranks...

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  • • Spencer Torkelson Arizona State highlights: 2019 NCAA baseball regionals
    Watch every Spencer Torkelson hit from Arizona State baseball's 2019 NCAA tournament regionals appearance. The 2020 MLB Draft prospect had 23 home runs in his 2019 sophomore season and finished 2020 with 53 in his career, tied for the second most in ASU history....
  • • Austin Martin Vanderbilt highlights: 2019 NCAA postseason
    First team All-American selection and 2020 MLB Draft prospect Austin Martin helped lead Vanderbilt to a College World Series title in 2019. Watch all of Martin's hits and highlights during the championship run here....
  • • 9 College World Series records that (we think) will never be broken
    There are some crazy records in College World Series history since the tournament started in 1947. Here are nine we think can never be broken....
  • • Bob Bennett, Fresno State baseball's winningest coach and Hall of Famer, has died
    Bob Bennett, Fresno State baseball's winningest head coach, passed away on Sunday morning at the age of 86....
  • • College baseball games to re-air on Facebook and Twitter
    Tournament games that were played during past NCAA Division I Baseball Championship tournaments will re-air on Facebook and Twitter....
  • • #UnitedAsOne: Texas Tech baseball's Jace and Josh Jung talk sibling rivalry, learning the game together
    Texas Tech baseball's Jace Jung and 2019 MLB first round draft pick Josh Jung talk childhood memories, sibling rivalry and learning the game together. Throughout this #UnitedAsOne series, we'll be interviewing student-athletes to highlight college sports....
  • • #UnitedAsOne: East Carolina's Alec Burleson on hair tips and why he chose East Carolina
    Alec Burleson talks his side job with DoorDash, golf game, hair tips and why he chose East Carolina. Throughout this #UnitedAsOne series, we'll be interviewing student-athletes to highlight those affected and celebrate the value and positive impact of college sports....
  • • 5 ways the 1947 College World Series was different than today
    The first-ever College World Series was played in 1947, when four teams from the eastern half of the U.S. and four teams from the western half met in a playoff....
  • • Relive Vanderbilt baseball's second title during the 2019 CWS finals
    After losing 7-4 to Michigan in Game 1 of the 2019 CWS finals, Vanderbilt baseball won the next two games to clinch the national title. Look back on the top moments, sights and sounds from the national championship series....
  • • Where KBO players went to college, how to watch and stream games
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  • • All the reasons everyone loved Don Zimmer
    He might not have looked the part, with that moon face, but Zimmer was a baseball genius. And he was revered every step of the way, for his smarts, his toughness and his humor....
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  • • Bonds, balks and umps packing heat: Here's what 'this day in MLB history' leaves out
    Sam Miller uncovers the most bizarre -- and sometimes profound -- forgotten baseball tales from the fourth of June....
  • • Sources: MLB rejects 114-game plan, no counter
    Major League Baseball rejected the players' offer for a 114-game regular season in the pandemic-delayed season with no additional salary cuts and told the union it did not plan to make a counterproposal, a person familiar with the negotiations said....
  • • Pirates' Archer out until 2021 after surgery
    Pirates right-hander Chris Archer underwent surgery Tuesday that will keep him out until the 2021 season....
  • • Virtual video, rules test and Peloton: How umps and refs are staying sharp during the pandemic
    Baseball, basketball and soccer officials are all eager to get back to work -- and they've been doing what they can to stay sharp during the coronavirus pandemic....
  • • Japan exhibition canceled after 2 test positive
    The Tokyo-based Yomiuri Giants called off a preseason game with the Seibu Lions scheduled for Wednesday because of two positive coronavirus tests....
  • • Fantasy Insights: Will Kevin Newman outperform Josh Bell for Pirates?
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  • • 'Well, God gave me that': How Pedro Martinez was so small but threw so hard
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    Like everything else THERE IS A WAY! There are laws, but they protect each other and it's come home to roost in som… https://t.co/YIo0nI7CbL @Curt Schilling

Top baseball news from the last seven days

  • • QB Burrow: 'Black community needs our help'
    Prominent sports figures from throughout the sports landscape continued to chime in with comments concerning George Floyd, who died while in police custody Monday in Minneapolis....
  • • Sources: MLB rejects 114-game plan, no counter
  • • Olney: It's not just the 2020 season at stake, but the future of MLB
    If the owners and players can't find common ground to return to the field, the damage to baseball will be devastating....
  • • Sources: Price to pay LAD minor leaguers $1K
    Dodgers pitcher David Price will pay each minor league player who is not on the Dodgers' 40-man roster $1,000 for the month of June, sources confirmed to ESPN....
  • • Some MLB owners 'perfectly willing' to cancel 2020 season to save money, per report
    Commissioner Rob Manfred has the unilateral ability to cancel the 2020 season...
  • • MLB owners reject MLBPA's 114-game proposal for 2020 season, per report
    The league doesn't intend to issue a counter offer...
  • • Sources: Hundreds cut in minors; more expected
    With the minor league baseball season nearly certain to be canceled, hundreds of players were cut from their teams, with hundreds more expected, sources told ESPN....
  • • MLBPA proposes 114-game season, sources say
    The MLPA hopes their 114-game proposal will serve as a bridge to a potential deal with MLB next week....
  • • MLB Rejects MLBPA Proposal; No Counter-Offer Planned
  • • Alonso vows to fight racial discrimination: 'I will not remain silent'

The New York Times

  • • M.L.B. Took 9 Days to Address George Floyd. Was It Too Late?
    The delay drew some criticism from players. But one professor noted the league’s off-field actions provided crucial context for any public statement....
  • • As Baseball Squabbles Over Money, It Risks a ‘Disastrous’ Outcome
    M.L.B. and the players’ union are at risk of turning a potential opportunity into “a gigantic negative,” Bob Costas said. Time is running low to avoid that fate....
  • • An M.L.B. Rookie Works on His Timing
    Seattle Mariners outfielder Kyle Lewis was poised to break out this season. “Now I think the greatest things happen after periods of waiting, when things have a chance to brew.”...
  • • Who Should Bear the Financial Brunt of the Coronavirus in Baseball?
    The owners shipped a pay proposal to players that appeared to be a nonstarter. But the sides want a deal by Monday to return to play....
  • • Stranded M.L.B. Prospects Find a Backyard of Dreams
    Seth Blair, a longtime pitching prospect, set up a practice area in his Arizona backyard and opened it to other players who did not have access to baseball facilities during the game’s shutdown. As many as 15 of them show up in staggered groups on a given day....
  • • Can Sports Help Heal a Country? Some Fans Don’t Buy the Emotional Pleas
    The sports world has a clear economic argument for coming back to play. But is the claim that it has a larger purpose out of step with the reality of the pandemic?...
  • • M.L.B.’s Efforts to Return to the Field Could Take the Game Back to 1994
    The potential for labor strife has loomed over plans to put teams on the field this summer, threatening the sport with a potential long-term decline....
  • • Bob Watson, Baseball’s First Black General Manager, Dies at 74
    A former major leaguer, he shattered a racial barrier in 1994 with the Houston Astros. Two years later, he was the Yankees’ G.M. as New York began a championship run....
  • • Willie Mays at 89: ‘My Thing Is Keep Talking and Keep Moving’
    As the coronavirus pandemic keeps him homebound, the greatest living baseball player is missing visits to the ballpark, as well as opportunities to promote a new book on his life....
  • • Youth Baseball Tournament in Missouri Draws Scrutiny
    Some 40 teams gathered over the weekend, with uneven social-distancing practices, making epidemiologists cringe....

cbssports.com

  • • MLB could allow fans at Astros, Rangers games in 2020 due to policy from Texas governor, per report
  • • KBO DFS: Optimal DraftKings, FanDuel daily Fantasy baseball picks, advice, player pool for June 5
  • • MLB 2020 season simulation: Twins' Jake Odorizzi fires first no-hitter; Yankees slip below .500
  • • How two MLB teams put themselves at a disadvantage with cost-cutting moves ahead of 2020 draft
  • • Scott Boras calls out MLB owner who says league won't let 2020 season go into November
  • • MLB announcers will broadcast road games remotely in 2020 season, per report
  • • MLB roundtable: Would you rather build around Juan Soto or Ronald Acuna Jr.?
  • • Brewers GM 'firmly' believes there will be 2020 MLB season, even if it's only 50 games
    Negotiations continue between players and owners, but commissioner Rob Manfred has the power to implement a reduced schedule...
  • • KBO odds, picks, lines, predictions, schedule, best bets for June 4: This three-way parlay pays over 9-1
    SportsLine's top experts have released their best Korea Baseball Organization parlays....
  • • How three MLB pitchers excel at getting hitters to chase, and what it could mean for 2020 season
    Two up-and-coming NL Central hurlers and an AL East veteran get the spotlight...

yardbarker.com

  • • MLB insider: 'Great confidence' there will be a 2020 season
  • • Report: ‘Great confidence’ there will be MLB season even without agreement
    Part of that confidence stems from the fact that MLB commissioner Rob Manfred has the power to launch the start of the season even without an agreement between the league and the MLBPA....
  • • Chris Archer undergoes thoracic outlet surgery, out for 2020
    Ownership and the new front-office regime, headed by GM Ben Cherington, will have several months to decide, but it’s certainly plausible that Archer has pitched his final game as a Pirate....
  • • Reds president: Agreement with MLB players is 'very close'
    Reds president Dick Williams' statement goes against everything we’ve heard in the media over the past several weeks....
  • • Reports: Growing pessimism MLB, MLBPA can reach deal for 2020 season
    What caught some off guard during this week was reports that individuals from the two sides are more pessimistic about MLB hosting a season at all this year....
  • • June 4 in sports history: 10-cent beer + MLB = toxic brew
    Early in the Rangers-Indians game at dumpy Municipal Stadium, young fans among the crowd of 25,000 ran onto the field, some wielding knives and chairs. Firecackers were occasionally heard, and a naked guy ran onto the field in the sixth....
  • • Report: Doubt growing over MLB owners, players reaching deal to play 2020 season
    MLB does appear to have a way to start the season without a deal, but that’s not at all straightforward. Doing so runs the risk of either alienating the owners or angering players enough that some might not show up....
  • • MLB rejects 114-game MLBPA proposal for 2020 season
    Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association still can't get on the same page regarding the start to the 2020 regular season amid the coronavirus pandemic....
  • • MLB rejects union’s proposal for 114-game season
    Team owners want the season to be somewhere between 50 and 60 games, but players have reportedly informed the league that they will not agree to anything less than half a season, which would be 81 games....
  • • The '30 or more home runs in 2003' quiz
    A total of 30 players hit 30 or more home runs during the 2003 MLB season. How many can you name in five minutes?...

Yankees

  • • Judge learning 'a couple of secrets' via Stanton
    Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton combined to mash 57 home runs in their first year as teammates, and the Yankees' power-hitting duo is continuing to enjoy a relationship that extends past each of their at-bats....
  • • Lifting off: Healthy Judge puts foes on notice
    Aaron Judge's megawatt smile was on display at George M. Steinbrenner Field on Tuesday afternoon, accompanied by glimpses of his light-tower power. Any discomfort in his right wrist has long been extinguished, which has the Yankees dreaming of another big-time season from their slugging right fielder....
  • • Yankees content to move on without Machado
    On Dec. 19, the Yankees entertained Manny Machado for 90 minutes at Yankee Stadium, then continued to discuss a potential future together over dinner on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. It was to be the closest that Machado would come to playing for the Yankees, who had been widely believed to be his preferred destination....
  • • The Yankees' Spring Training battle to watch
  • • Stanton stands to benefit from AL comfortability
    Asked for the biggest takeaway of his first season in Yankees pinstripes, Giancarlo Stanton offered a not-so-veiled swipe at his former employer, noting how his new expectation is to keep the Yankee Stadium lights burning throughout the month of October....
  • • Here are the Yankees' 2019 Top 30 Prospects
    While the Yankees' farm system isn't as overflowing with big league-ready talent as it has been recently, they do have an impressive stockpile of high-ceiling/high-risk youngsters....
  • • Bright side: Reasons for optimism for each team
  • • Boone on Judge: 'He's good to go'
    Watching Aaron Judge pummel batting-practice fastballs at the Yankees' Minor League complex this week, two words came to Aaron Boone's mind: "Plus power."...
  • • Sports world congratulates CC on retirement
    Veteran left-hander CC Sabathia formally announced his retirement on Saturday, prompting former teammates and big stars from around the sports world to pipe up with statements of congratulations. Here's a compilation of the well wishes....
  • • Farquhar takes inspiring first step at camp
    His inspirational recovery from a brain hemorrhage complete, Danny Farquhar intends to continue beating the odds this year, aiming to return to a big league mound as a member of the Yankees' bullpen....

Giants

  • • Humble Bochy to get well-deserved victory lap
    Bruce Bochy announced on Monday that his 25th season as a manager -- his 13th in an absurdly successful run with the Giants -- would be his last. In making the announcement, Bochy is going to give all of us the opportunity to say thanks during a 2019 season that will be something of a victory lap whether he likes it or not....
  • • Giants see Bochy as lock for Hall of Fame
    Bruce Bochy isn't sure what his next step will be after he retires from managing the Giants at the end of the season, but it's safe to assume that a trip to Cooperstown is in his near future....
  • • The Giants' Spring Training battle to watch
  • • Maybin brings revamped swing to Giants
    Heading into his 13th year in the Majors, Cameron Maybin brings a fresh approach at the plate and a revamped swing as he looks to carve out playing time in the Giants' outfield....
  • • Bright side: Reasons for optimism for each team
  • • Sandoval eager to do it all for Giants
    Shortly after reporting to Giants camp this week, Pablo Sandoval met with manager Bruce Bochy and reiterated his desire to help the club in whatever way he can....
  • • Prospects who should vie for a roster spot
  • • Parra's addition provides veteran OF presence
    The Giants have expressed a desire to add multiple veteran outfielders throughout the offseason, and they made their first notable acquisition earlier this week after signing Gerardo Parra to a Minor League contract....
  • • Cueto nearing milestone in Tommy John rehab
    The road back from Tommy John surgery is often long and tedious, but Giants right-hander Johnny Cueto has a notable milestone approaching....
  • • Projected 2019 lineups, rotations for every team
    Spring Training is here, so now is a good time to project what each club's Opening Day lineup and rotation would look like if the season began today. Of course, rosters are still fluid at this point, but with help from all 30 MLB.com beat writers, here's a roundup of how they might turn out....

Major League Baseball

Major League Baseball (MLB, sometimes ML) is the only first-class professional baseball tournament in North America. Founded in 1903, it has two main groups, the National League and the American League. Both main groups are divided into three groups, the East Division, the Central Division and the West Division. There are 29 US and one Canadian teams in the Major League. The rules of the tournament are laid down in the Major League Baseball Constitution.


The course of the championship

The tournament consists of two parts, the first part is the regular season, followed by the three-section playoffs (post-season or playoff), which ends with the final called World Series in early November.


Regular season

Teams begin preparing for the championship in February in training camps in Florida and Arizona in particular. The regular season starts at the end of March or beginning of April and lasts until the end of September or beginning of October. During this period, each team plays 162 games, approx. half within the group, over one-third within the league, and the remain ones with other league teams in interleague matches.


Post-Season (Playoff)

At the end of the regular season, 8 teams will advance to the post-season, the playoffs: the group winners (3-3 teams) and the team with the most points in each league, this is the wildcard position. The eight teams will play against each other in three stages. They will remain in the league for the first two rounds and the American and National League champions will only play against each other in the World Series.


World Series

The World Series final match is played in late October or early November, with the American League and the National League winner. Teams play a maximum of seven games but do not play any further matches after four wins.


All-Star Match

In the middle of the season, in early July, there is a three-day break in the championship and that is the time for the All-Star match. Defensive players are selected for the All-Star team based on votes from supporters. Some pitchers are selected by the team manager, some by Major League players.


The teams

In Major League - as in other American professional sports - the same teams participate from year to year. The worst performing teams are not being downgraded at the end of the year like in football. In baseball, there is a minor league (Minor League Baseball), but the teams here belong to Major League clubs and rather have a role in junior education.


Major League Baseball

American League

East
Baltimore Orioles
Boston Red Sox
New York Yankees
Tampa Bay Rays
Toronto Blue Jays

Central
Chicago White Sox
Cleveland Indians
Detroit Tigers
Kansas City Royals
Minnesota Twins

West
Houston Astros
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Oakland Athletics
Seattle Mariners
Texas Rangers

National League

East
Atlanta Braves
Miami Marlins
New York Mets
Philadelphia Phillies
Washington Nationals

Central
Chicago Cubs
Cincinnati Reds
Milwaukee Brewers
Pittsburgh Pirates
St. Louis Cardinals

West
Arizona Diamondbacks
Colorado Rockies
Los Angeles Dodgers
San Diego Padres
San Francisco Giants

Team Names

Contrary to European tradition, in American professional sports, clubs choose a standard structured name. The name consists of two parts, the first is the geographical location (usually the name of the city) and the second is the club name. In the 20th century, team names were invented by team owners. However, on several occasions fans have ignored the new name invented by management and continue to use the old name. Such a name change attempt was the renaming of „Boston Braves” to „Boston Bees” or „Philadelphia Blue Jays” to „Philadelphia Phillies”. No new names were left.


Team Jerseys

Major League Baseball rules require all players of a team to play in the same uniform. Each team has two types of jerseys, one for home games and one for away games. The national jersey is usually white and the foreign jersey is gray and both uniforms are decorated with team colors and emblems. On the home team's white jersey you usually find the name of the team for example Mets from the New York Mets, while the gray jersey of the away team includes the city or state where the guest team came from, e.g. Texas form Texas Rangers. Of course, there are exceptions, such as the Philadelphia Phillies in the gray jersey for away matches, uses Phillies instead of the Philadelphia. The jerseys of different colors were introduced because at that time for the away team it was difficult to arrange washing, so they chose a color on what dirt was less visible. From the 1990s, clubs wanted to sell more jerseys, so they introduced more kinds of jerseys. So nowadays teams also have special 'Sunday jerseys' or training jerseys as well.