CHICAGO - Two Chicago Cubs employees who attended an annual training session at Wrigley Field on March 8 have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.One was hospitalized and the other was recovering at home, spokesman Julian Green said on Sunday (Monday, ...
4 days ago
MIAMI - The NBA, NHL, Major League Baseball and Major League Soccer are closing access to locker rooms and clubhouses to all non-essential personnel in response to the coronavirus crisis, the leagues announced in a joint statement on Monday night (Tuesday, Manila ...
Mar 10, 2020
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida - These are the new sounds of spring for the Houston Astros: a fan banging on a trash can, another calling José Altuve a cheater.That's what greeted the Astros during their first full-squad workout at ...
Feb 18, 2020
LOS ANGELES - Former major league pitcher Mike Bolsinger sued the Houston Astros on Monday, claiming their sign-stealing scheme contributed to a poor relief appearance in August 2017 that essentially ended his big league career.Bolsinger's suit in Los Angeles ...
Feb 11, 2020
PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia Phillies will retire the late Hall of Fame pitcher Roy Halladay's No. 34 this season.The Phillies will pay tribute to Halladay on May 29, 2020, the 10th anniversary of his perfect game against the Marlins. It ...
Feb 5, 2020
NEW YORK - Major League Baseball will test computer plate umpires during spring training but will not use the system for decisions in any exhibition games.MLB experimented with the automated balls and strikes system during the second half of last season in ...
Jan 23, 2020
NEW YORK - Yankees pitcher Domingo Germán will miss the first 63 games of the 2020 season as part of an 81-game ban for violating Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy.The league announced the suspension Thursday (Friday, Manila time). ...
Jan 3, 2020
CHICAGO - Looking at the Chicago White Sox, Dallas Keuchel saw a team on the rise, a solid catching situation and a clubhouse with a positive reputation.There also was a hidden bonus."Just being on the South Side, the black and white, ...
Dec 31, 2019
SAN DIEGO - The San Francisco Giants would sure like to add a pitcher at this week's winter meetings.It just might not be Madison Bumgarner.San Francisco president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi plans to meet with agents for the ...
Dec 11, 2019
ANAHEIM, California - Gerrit Cole capped a special season by checking off some milestones.Cole earned his career-high 20th win, added to his major league-leading strikeout total and finished with the best earned run average in the AL, wrapping up a ...
Sep 30, 2019
ST. LOUIS - Jack Flaherty, Paul Goldschmidt and the St. Louis Cardinals quickly drained any drama from a final-day playoff chase.They were totally fine with that.The Cardinals clinched the NL Central in their last game of the regular season, using ...
Sep 30, 2019
MAJOR League Baseball has set its season strikeout record for the 12th straight season.Batters struck out 41,098 times through Monday (Tuesday, Manila time), closing in on the 41,207 of last season. Philadelphia and Washington combined for 19 strikeouts in ...
Sep 25, 2019
BALTIMORE - Cavan Biggio hit for the cycle, just like his dad.Biggio homered in the third inning, singled in the sixth, doubled in the eighth and tripled in the ninth to boost the Toronto Blue Jays over the Baltimore Orioles, 8-5, ...
Sep 18, 2019
BALTIMORE - The Los Angeles Dodgers sprayed each other with bubbly, emptied dozens of bottles of beer while drinking very little of it and essentially carried on in a fashion appropriate for a team celebrating its seventh consecutive NL West tile.Certainly, the ...
Sep 11, 2019
BOSTON - The New York Yankees officially ended Boston's three-year reign as AL East champs, blanking the Red Sox, 5-0, Monday night (Tuesday, Manila time) behind another big effort by James Paxton.Hours after the Red Sox parted ways ...
Sep 10, 2019
CHICAGO - Even with three power-hitting regulars out of the lineup, the Minnesota Twins found a way to keep on slugging.Jake Cave homered twice, C.J. Cron went deep and the surging Twins set a major league record for home runs ...
Aug 30, 2019
OAKLAND, California - Nathan Patterson never even made the varsity baseball team as a middle infielder during high school back home in Kansas.In fact, he'd strayed far from the game - running his own landscaping business and working various other jobs that ...
Aug 27, 2019
MIAMI - His club seemingly headed to a second consecutive last-place finish in the NL East, Miami Marlins CEO Derek Jeter isn't ready to disclose whether manager Don Mattingly will return next season."There hasn't been a decision yet," Jeter ...
Aug 15, 2019
WASHINGTON - Max Scherzer says he's all set to pitch. Not in the minors. In the majors. For the Washington Nationals. As soon as possible.On the injured list for all but one game over the past five weeks because of ...
Aug 15, 2019
CLEVELAND - Jackie Bradley Jr. homered with one out in the 10th inning as the Boston Red Sox edged the Cleveland Indians, 7-6, on Tuesday night (Wednesday, Manila time) after blowing a late lead and potential win for ace Chris Sale.Rafael ...
Aug 14, 2019
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