Major League Baseball

In this Oct. 31, 2013 file photo, Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz laughs after being named the MVP after Game 6 of baseball's World Series, in Boston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

MTV and Major League Baseball announce partnership

NEW YORK (AP) — As if winning the World Series MVP wasn’t enough, Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is becoming a producer of his own MTV television show. MTV Networks and Major League Baseball […]

11/11/2013

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

Lawyer: MLB pursued Alex Rodriguez ‘at all costs’

NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez’s legal team has gathered extensive additional evidence since he filed a lawsuit accusing Major League Baseball and Commissioner Bud Selig of trying to polish their images and destroy the […]

11/07/2013

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)

Report: A-Rod failed MLB stimulant test in 2006

  NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez tested positive for a banned stimulant in 2006, The New York Times reported Monday, an accusation a spokesman for the New York Yankees third baseman denied. The paper […]

11/04/2013

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Jon Lester throws during the first inning of Game 1 of baseball's World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Lester’s Glove: Lefty accused of foreign substance

BOSTON (AP) — Jon Lester says there was nothing but rosin — which is perfectly legal — on his glove when he beat the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 1 of the World Series. A […]

10/24/2013

St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny argues a call with umpire John Hirschbeck during the first inning of Game 1 of baseball's World Series against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, in Boston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Replays on the way; end of an era

BOSTON (AP) — Just think how much we like to watch wild arguments in baseball, when a manager flaps his arms, throws his hat and hollers nose-to-nose at the umpire while the spit flies. Gee, […]

10/24/2013

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

Rodriguez sues MLB and Selig, citing ‘witch hunt’

NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez sued Major League Baseball and Commissioner Bud Selig, accusing them of pursuing “vigilante justice” as part of a “witch hunt” designed to smear the character of the Yankees star […]

10/04/2013

Jackie Robinson, infielder for the Brooklyn Dodgers, in May of 1952.  (AP Photo)

LA-area street could be named for Jackie Robinson

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers are honoring the late Jackie Robinson by proposing to rename a former state highway for the black ball player who broke major league baseball’s color barrier. The state Assembly […]

09/09/2013

Los Angeles Dodgers Hanley Ramirez hits an RBI single off Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Mat Latos in the first inning during a baseball game, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/David Kohl)

Hamilton helps Reds top Dodgers 4-3 in 10 innings

CINCINNATI (AP) — Billy Hamilton is still looking for his first major league plate appearance. Cincinnati’s prized prospect has yet to play in the field, and he’s already paying huge dividends for the streaking Reds. […]

09/07/2013

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Weaver leads Angels to sweep of Seattle in 7-1 win

SEATTLE (AP) – Jered Weaver believed he had enough left to finish off his first complete game in more than a year. Los Angeles manager Mike Scioscia didn’t see the point in pushing Weaver beyond […]

08/25/2013

Atlanta Braves' Jason Heyward, center, is helped by New York Mets catcher John Buck, left, and umpire Greg Gibson after being hit by a 90 mph fastball thrown by New York Mets pitcher Jonathon Niese during the sixth inning at Citi Field, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, in New York. Heyward was taken to the hospital for x-rays. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Intentional or not, hit by pitch can do a lot of damage

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi was livid, veins bulging in his neck, as he peppered home plate umpire Brian O’Nora with profanity after Boston’s Ryan Dempster hit Alex Rodriguez in the […]

08/23/2013

In this Feb. 24, 2012 photo, Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun speaks during a news conference at spring training baseball in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Ryan Braun finally admits drug use in 2011

A month after acknowledging only that he made “mistakes,” Ryan Braun admitted taking performance-enhancing drugs during his NL MVP season of 2011. The suspended Milwaukee slugger said he took a cream and a lozenge containing […]

08/23/2013

New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez addresses a media swarm before a game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Alex Rodriguez puts end to non-baseball talk

NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez said Wednesday he’s cutting off all non-baseball talk after a wild weekend of accusations and retaliations on and off the field. Playing while he appeals a 211-game suspension for […]

08/21/2013

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