2021 MLB All-Star Game to be played in Atlanta

Sports 05/29/19, 18:47

Major League Baseball's 2021 All-Star Game will be played at Atlanta in what could be the first national showcase for SunTrust Park since the stadium opened in 2017.Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred made the announcement before the Braves played the Washington ...

Marjama suspended 80 games for positive steroids test.

Baseball 05/02/19, 17:21

Retired catcher Mike Marjama has been suspended for 80 games following a positive steroids test. Major League Baseball said Thursday that Marjama had applied for reinstatement from the voluntary retired list and was suspended for a positive test for the banned ...

2026 MLB All-Star Game will be in Philadelphia

Baseball 04/16/19, 15:21

Baseball's 2026 All-Star Game will be played in Philadelphia to mark the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.Commissioner Rob Manfred made the announcement Tuesday at Independence Hall with a cast of All-Stars past and present on stage behind him. ...

APNewsBreak: 2026 MLB All-Star Game in Philadelphia

Sports 04/11/19, 14:21

Baseball's 2026 All-Star Game will be played in Philadelphia to mark the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, a person familiar with the planning told The Associated Press.The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because no announcement had ...

Manfred: Journeymen must realize analytics sank value

Baseball 03/27/19, 15:53

Good but unexceptional veterans must realize teams find them less valuable in the age of analytics, Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred maintained ahead of season openers.Players have expressed anger following the second straight slow free-agent market, one that saw record deals ...

Column: Real change in baseball is yet to come

Sports 03/15/19, 02:54

Five seconds hardly seems worth talking about, and in a way it's not. Trimming the time between innings might save a minute or two over the length of a game, but the real heavy lifting toward solving baseball's many issues ...

Manfred says Harper can’t recruit Trout (for now)

Sports 03/06/19, 16:47

Major League Baseball is investigating whether new Philadelphia slugger Bryce Harper committed a tampering violation when he lobbied for Mike Trout, who isn't a free agent for two more seasons, to join the Phillies.Speaking to a group of Boston businessmen ...

Clark: Some teams make little effort to justify ticket costs

Baseball 02/18/19, 16:07

Players' union head Tony Clark took the extraordinary step of saying baseball fans should question whether it makes sense to purchase tickets for some teams, responding to Commissioner Rob Manfred's assertion that free-agent players have failed to adjust their economic ...

Pitch clock coming for spring training games

Sports 02/17/19, 21:28

Major League Baseball is unilaterally starting the use of pitch clocks for spring training games, while brushing off complaints from players about the slow free agent market.With the sport looking for ways to speed the pace of play, pitchers generally ...

MLB commissioner will be grand marshal for Cincinnati parade

Baseball 02/12/19, 11:27

Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred will serve as grand marshal for Cincinnati's annual opening day parade as he helps celebrate the 150th anniversary of the professional baseball-pioneering Red Stockings.The Reds announced Tuesday Manfred will lead the 100th Findlay Market ...

Manfred: No DH or draft changes likely for 2019

Sports 02/08/19, 15:53

Don't look for a National League designated hitter this year or for new anti-tanking rules in June's amateur draft.Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said Friday that management is focused on pace-of-game changes for 2019 and bolder ideas proposed by the players' ...

MLB to vet campaign contributions more carefully

Sports 11/27/18, 18:38

Major League Baseball will put in place new procedures for vetting political contributions after giving $5,000 to Cindy Hyde-Smith, a Republican senator from Mississippi, and then asking for the money back following her controversial remarks.MLB's political action committee donated $472,500 ...

Manfred: White House visit should not be issue for champs

Baseball 10/24/18, 21:16

Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred doesn't foresee any problems if the World Series winner is invited to visit to the White House.Both World Series teams have minority managers for the first time, and President Donald Trump has had tense relationships with ...

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