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Rob Manfred was elected baseball's 10th commissioner Thursday, August 14, 2014. He will succeed Bud Selig in January. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay, File)

Manfred elected next MLB commissioner

BALTIMORE (AP) — Rob Manfred was elected baseball’s 10th commissioner Thursday and will succeed Bud Selig in January. A labor lawyer who has worked for Major League Baseball since 1998, Manfred beat out Boston Red […]

08/14/2014

Dodgers

Ethier’s HR propels Dodgers over Diamondbacks

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andre Ethier hit a three-run homer and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied from an early four-run deficit to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-6 on Saturday. Dan Haren (3-0) was charged with […]

04/19/2014

Umpire Ted Barrett (65) listens to a headset during instant replay in the sixth inning of an Opening day baseball game between the Atlanta Braves and Miwaukee Brewers Monday, March 31, 2014, in Milwaukee. Atlanta got a reversal of a call against the Milwaukee Brewers Ryan Braun at first base. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

Major League Baseball launches expanded replay era

Major League Baseball launched the expanded replay era Monday, and saw instant results — a pair of missed calls by umpires got fixed fast, without any arguments. Opening day showed off the game’s newest nod […]

03/31/2014

A giant American flag is unfurled before a baseball game between the New York Mets and Washington Nationals on opening day at Citi Field, Monday, March 31, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

MLB ticket price average $27.94 after 2 pct rise

CHICAGO (AP) — Major League Baseball’s average ticket price rose 2 percent this season to $27.93, the steepest rise since a 5 percent hike in 2009, according to the Team Marketing Report’s annual survey. The […]

03/31/2014

Two technicians work in a booth during a preview of Major League Baseball's Replay Operations Center, in New York, Wednesday, March 26, 2014. Less than a week before most teams open, MLB is working on the unveiling of its new instant replay system, which it hopes will vastly reduce incorrect calls by umpires. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

MLB’s high-tech replay room opens Sunday with Dodgers, Padres

NEW YORK (AP) — After deciding close calls on the field since 1876, baseball opens a high-tech control room this weekend where the fates of batters, pitchers, runners and fielders will be decided by umpires […]

03/27/2014

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Dodgers take steps to reduce traffic congestion

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Los Angeles Dodgers will play at Dodger Stadium for the first time in 2014 tonight, facing the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in an exhibition game. It will be the […]

03/27/2014

Alex Rodriguez leaves the offices of Major League Baseball in New York. (AP Photo/David Karp, File)

Rodriguez accepts season-long suspension

NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez accepted his season-long suspension from Major League Baseball on Friday, the longest penalty in the sport’s history related to performance-enhancing drugs. The decision came nearly four weeks after arbitrator […]

02/07/2014

This product image released by Vizion Group on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 20134, shows the isoBLOX protective caps, for professional baseball players, left and right, and a youth level protective skull cap, center, for under a standard fielder’s cap, set atop sheets of the actual protective material, uniquely-formulated plates that use a combination of dispersion and absorption techniques to diffuse energy upon impact with a high-velocity object. (AP Photo/Vizion Group)

MLB OKs protective cap for pitchers, fit for camp

NEW YORK (AP) — Big league pitchers might feel safer on the mound this season. Major League Baseball has approved a protective cap for pitchers, hoping to reduce the effects of being hit in the […]

01/28/2014

New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez arrives at the offices of Major League Baseball in New York, for his grievance hearing, Oct. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/David Karp, File)

5 things to know about Alex Rodriguez’s lawsuit

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez sued Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association in an effort to overturn the season-long drug suspension imposed last weekend by arbitrator Fredric […]

01/14/2014

AP graph shows average salaries in Major League Baseball from 1970-2013.

MLB average salary up 5.4 percent to $3.39 million

NEW YORK (AP) — While the New York Yankees set another salary record, the Houston Astros had the lowest average in the major leagues in 14 years and the attention of the players’ union. The […]

12/18/2013

Jewelry Designer Alex Woo Brings Luxury to Major League Baseball.  (PRNewsFoto/Alex Woo)

Yankees hit with $28M luxury tax

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees were hit with a $28 million luxury tax bill, pushing their total past the $250 million mark since the penalty began in 2003. According to Major League […]

12/17/2013

Alex Rodriguez arrives at Major League Baseball headquarters in New York, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Rodriguez walks out of own grievance hearing

NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez walked out of his grievance hearing Wednesday after arbitrator Fredric Horowitz refused to order baseball Commissioner Bud Selig to testify. Horowitz was in the midst of the 11th day […]

11/20/2013

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