Category Archives: MLB

Major League Baseball is a professional baseball organization and the oldest of the major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada. A total of 30 teams play in the National League and American League, with 15 teams in each league.

Basketball AP sources: Wheeler, Phillies agree to $118M, 5-year deal

Basketball AP sources: Wheeler, Phillies agree to $118M, 5-year deal

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies filled their biggest need quickly. Right-hander Zack Wheeler and the Phillies agreed to a $118 million, five-year contract, two people familiar with the deal told The Associated Press on Wednesday. Both people spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the agreement, which is subject to a successful…

Basketball AP sources: Red Sox agree with LHP Pérez, SS Peraza

Basketball AP sources: Red Sox agree with LHP Pérez, SS Peraza

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have signed shortstop José Peraza, and according to a person familiar with the negotiations, the team also agreed to terms with left-hander Martin Pérez. The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity Friday because the Pérez deal had not yet been announced. Pérez is…

Basketball Orioles cut payroll, trade Villar and likely $10M salary

Basketball Orioles cut payroll, trade Villar and likely $10M salary

BALTIMORE (AP) — The rebuilding Baltimore Orioles further slashed their slim salary payroll by trading infielder Jonathan Villar to Miami on Monday for minor league pitcher Easton Lucas. Villar played in all 162 games this year and led the Orioles with 176 hits, five triples and 40 stolen bases. “He was a tremendously exciting player…

Basketball MLB draft relocating to Omaha ahead of College World Series

Basketball MLB draft relocating to Omaha ahead of College World Series

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Major League Baseball is moving the opening round of its amateur draft in Omaha, Nebraska, ahead of the College World Series Next year’s draft will be held from June 10-12 at Holland Performing Arts Center. The College World Series is slated to start June 13. “The College World Series teams will…

Basketball AP source: Reliever Blake Treinen, Dodgers reach 1-year deal

Basketball AP source: Reliever Blake Treinen, Dodgers reach 1-year deal

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Reliever Blake Treinen reached agreement on a $10 million, one-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers just more than a week after Oakland declined to offer him a contract. A person with direct knowledge of the negotiations confirmed Treinen’s deal, speaking to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday because…

Basketball Study: Baseballs’ inconsistent seams, player behavior caused homer spike

Basketball Study: Baseballs’ inconsistent seams, player behavior caused homer spike

SAN DIEGO — Baseballs used during the 2019 regular season had less drag on average, contributing to a power surge that resulted in a record number of home runs, according to a study commissioned by Major League Baseball and released by the league Wednesday. The report produced by a committee of science professors said inconsistencies…

MLB removes marijuana from drugs of abuse; will now test for opioids

MLB removes marijuana from drugs of abuse; will now test for opioids

It is the first American sports league to lessen punishment for marijuana use.December 12, 2019, 9:25 PM5 min read MLB has become the first major American sports league to remove marijuana from its list of drugs abuse. The league, in association with its players union, announced the changes to its Joint Drug Program on Thursday…

Basketball Miami joins growing MLB trend toward artificial turf, changes coming to Marlins Park in 2020

Basketball Miami joins growing MLB trend toward artificial turf, changes coming to Marlins Park in 2020

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins will join Major League Baseball’s trend toward artificial turf by installing the surface at Marlins Park for 2020, and they’ll move in the fences for the second time in four years. CEO Derek Jeter said an artificial surface solves the challenge the Marlins have had growing grass in the…