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Orioles sign MLB second overall pick, Arkansas OF Kjerstad

Jun. 30, 2020 2:11 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Outfielder Heston Kjerstad agreed to a minor league contract with the Baltimore Orioles that includes a $5.2 million signing bonus, well below the slot value of $7,789,900 assigned to the No. 2 overall pick. “Just the beginning of a new journey! Excited to be an Oriole!" Kjerstad...

This June 25, 2020, photo shows the view of the baseball field at Fenway Park from the Bleacher Bar in Boston. Located inside the outfield structure at Fenway, it might be one of the few places where fans can watch live MLB baseball this year. Like the Knothole Gangs of the sport's early days, fans hoping to catch a glimpse of a ballgame in person this season will be pressing their faces up against hotel windows, peering through metal grates or clambering up to rooftops when baseball returns this month in otherwise empty stadiums. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

New knotholes: Good MLB views, if fans know where to look

Jun. 28, 2020 6:23 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Tucked under the center field seats at Fenway Park, down some stairs from Lansdowne Street in an area previously used as the visiting team’s batting cage, is a sports bar that is preparing to reopen from the coronavirus shutdown. Largely windowless and decorated with sepia photographs...

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2019, file photo, fans cheer as Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich walks off the field after driving in the winning run with a double during the ninth inning of the team's baseball game against the Chicago Cubs in Milwaukee. Major League Baseball players and owners are currently caught in a bitter dispute over how to start amid the coronavirus pandemic. Both sides occasionally mention fans, talking about doing right by them. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash, File)

Would MLB fans view champ, stats as legit in 50-game season?

Jun. 17, 2020 2:18 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fresh off a robust round of batting practice in Central Park, softball slugger Todd Montgomery squared up his Mets cap and took a swing at hardball questions involving his favorite team. Would Jacob deGrom be worthy of a third straight Cy Young Award if he goes 4-2 with a 1.45 ERA? Does...

This April 13, 2012, photo shows former San Francisco Giants pitcher Mike McCormick before a baseball game between the Giants and the Pittsburgh Pirates in San Francisco. McCormick, who won the Cy Young Award in 1967, died Saturday, June 13, 2020, at his home in North Carolina after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was 81. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Former Cy Young winner Mike McCormick dies at age 81

Jun. 16, 2020 2:52 PM EDT

CORNELIUS, N.C. (AP) — Longtime Giants pitcher Mike McCormick, who won the Cy Young Award in 1967, has died. He was 81. The Giants say McCormick died Saturday at his home in North Carolina after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. McCormick played 16 years in the majors from 1956-71 with the...

Maryland bars pivot as return of sports remains a ways off

Jun. 6, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Greene Turtle CEO Geo Concepcion said the business first felt a hit when they lost March Madness. The three-week slate of college basketball playoffs generates 15 to 20 percent more revenue than normal for sports bars. Losing that draw to bring in patrons would have hurt, regardless...

FILE - In this March 15, 2020, file photo, Toronto Blue Jays minor league baseball player Jesus Navarro, left center, wears a mask while he prepares to fly home along with his teammates from the Dominican Republic at Tampa International Airport in Tampa, Fla. Unlike the NFL, NBA or Major League Baseball that can run on television revenue, it's impossible for some minor sports leagues in North America to go on in empty stadiums and arenas in light of the coronavirus pandemic. These attendance-driven leagues might not play again at all in 2020, putting some teams in danger of surviving at all and potentially changing the landscape of minor league sports in the future. (Octavio Jones/Tampa Bay Times via AP, File)

At least 16 MLB teams pledge more stipends to minor leaguers

May. 29, 2020 9:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — At least 16 major league franchises have informed minor leaguers they will continue to provide allowances after the May 31 expiration of Major League Baseball’s policy guarantying those players $400 per week. The Houston Astros, Miami Marlins, Minnesota Twins, San Diego Padres,...

Editorial Roundup: US

May. 27, 2020 5:54 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ May 27 The New York Post on Twitter fact-checking President Donald Trump's tweets: After President Trump’s fevered conspiracy tweets about Joe Scarborough’s former intern Lori Klausutis, her widower, T.J. Klausutis, begged the...