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Ozuna suspended 20 games under MLB domestic violence policy

Nov. 29, 2021 18:03 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Atlanta Braves outfielder Marcell Ozuna received a retroactive 20-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy. Ozuna was arrested May 29 on charges of aggravated assault by strangulation and battery after police...

Key people and background in MLB labor negotiations

Nov. 29, 2021 17:19 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Key people and background in Major League Baseball’s labor negotiations: COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT A five-year contract between MLB and the Major League Baseball Players Association expires at 11:59 p.m. EST on Dec. 1. ...

Manfred: Lockout preferred to in-season strike if no deal

Nov. 18, 2021 17:38 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — While insisting Major League Baseball is focused on reaching a labor deal, Commissioner Rob Manfred signaled Thursday that owners likely will lock out players if the current contract expires Dec. 1 without a new agreement. Baseball had eight work...

Boras: MLB cancer of trading veterans helped Braves win

Nov. 10, 2021 19:03 PM EST

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Baseball’s most influential agent said the sport was the victim of a “competitive cancer” caused by teams unloading veterans to accumulate draft picks and said the Atlanta Braves’ World Series title was a direct result of others' tanking. ...

On the clock: Positive reviews for pitch clocks in minors

Nov. 09, 2021 21:38 PM EST

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Famous for being counted in outs instead of minutes, baseball might soon be ready to go on the clock. Officials from Major League Baseball were encouraged by experiments with pitch clocks in the minor leagues this season, and executives at this...

Late innings = late nights as World Series games lengthen

Nov. 02, 2021 02:58 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Late innings means late nights in the World Series, with many fans struggling to stay awake as the Braves and Astros play baseball’s most important games of the year. The first five Series games averaged 3 hours, 41 minutes, up from 3:37 for the Los...

Trump chops with Braves fans before Game 4 of World Series

Oct. 31, 2021 01:35 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Only months after calling for a boycott of Major League Baseball, former President Donald Trump did the tomahawk chop with Atlanta Braves fans at Game 4 of the World Series on Saturday night. Trump stood beside his wife, Melania, as he chopped away with...

Unlikely hero, 2 HRs carry Braves to brink of Series title

Oct. 31, 2021 01:32 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — This Atlanta Braves team couldn't have picked a more fitting way to move to the brink of a World Series championship. A pitcher who spent most of the year in the minors kept 'em in it. A slugger who came in a flurry of trades won it...

Column: Pull the plug on the chop -- and Braves name, too

Oct. 29, 2021 03:22 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The haunting chants will be impossible to ignore now that the World Series has shifted to Atlanta. Get ready to step back in time — in a most unfortunate way. While a good chunk of the world moves forward, the Braves are choosing...

GOP revels in Atlanta World Series after All-Star Game move

Oct. 28, 2021 16:11 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta was stripped of baseball’s All-Star Game over the summer, but it has the World Series now. And Republicans are gloating. The moment the Braves clinched the National League pennant Saturday, Republicans began dunking on Major League Baseball and...