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FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2019, file photo, sports agent Scott Boras listens as Gerrit Cole is introduced as the newest New York Yankees player during a baseball media availability in New York. Boras recommends his clients refuse Major League Baseball’s attempt to cut salaries during negotiations with the players’ association, claiming team financial issues caused by the coronavirus pandemic have their origin in management debt financing. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Boras to clients in memo: Don't bail out baseball owners

May. 28, 2020 10:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Agent Scott Boras recommends his clients refuse Major League Baseball’s attempt to cut salaries during negotiations with the players’ association, claiming team financial issues caused by the coronavirus pandemic have their origin in management debt financing. In an email...

FILE - In this April 16, 2020 file photo, Wrigley Field's marquee displays Lakeview Pantry volunteer information in Chicago. The Chicago Cubs are instituting pay cuts because of the coronavirus crisis, but there will be no furloughs through the end of June. A person with direct knowledge of the situation says the pay cuts were based on compensation. President of baseball operations Theo Epstein and president of business operations Crane Kenney took the highest reductions. The person, who spoke to The Associated Press on Thursday, May 21, 2020 on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation, says 80% of associates are taking a pay cut of 20% or less.  (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

Cubs institute pay cuts, Pirates announce furloughs

May. 21, 2020 7:34 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates are trimming payroll while they await word on the fate of the Major League Baseball season. The Cubs are instituting pay cuts because of the coronavirus pandemic, but there will be no furloughs through the end of June. The Pirates announced Thursday...

This Date in Baseball

May. 16, 2020 11:19 AM EDT

May 17 1925 — Cleveland’s Tris Speaker got his 3,000th career hit, off Tom Zachary in a 2-1 loss to the Washington Senators. 1939 — The first baseball game on television was broadcast by W2XBS, an experimental station run by NBC in New York. Bill Stern handled the play-by-play, with Princeton...

FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2019, file photo, Chicago Cubs' Nico Hoerner, left, celebrates with teammate Ian Happ after Happ hit a two-run home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals in St. Louis. When the coronavirus pandemic stopped spring training last month, Ian Happ offered Nico Hoerner, Zack Short and Dakota Mekkes a place to stay if they wanted to remain in Arizona. That's how “The Compound” was born. (AP Photo/Scott Kane, File)

The Latest: MLB bat factory resumed production

May. 11, 2020 9:17 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Major League Baseball may be weeks away from playing again, but the factory that supplies bats to many of its players resumed production Monday in Kentucky. The Hillerich & Bradsby plant that makes Louisville Slugger bats...

Former Cubs general manager Saltwell dies

May. 5, 2020 2:14 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Eldred “Salty” Saltwell, who worked in a variety of roles including general manager and vice president over 30 years with the Chicago Cubs, has died, the team said Tuesday. He was 96. The Cubs said his death Sunday was not related to the novel coronavirus. Saltwell arrived in...

Matt Keough, former A's pitcher and executive, dies at 64

May. 3, 2020 12:47 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Matt Keough, the former Oakland Athletics pitcher and special assistant, has died. He was 64. The Athletics announced the death Saturday night without providing details. “Matt was a great baseball man and a proud Oakland A,” Billy Beane, the team’s executive vice...

Andre Dawson poses for a photo at Paradise Memorial Funeral Home, Thursday, April 30, 2020, in Miami. For baseball Hall of Famer Andre Dawson, owning a funeral home has taken some getting used to. Now he’s adjusting to life as a mortician in Miami during a global pandemic. He wears a mask and gloves, and explains to customers that services in the chapel must be shorter than normal and limited to 10 people.  (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Hall of Famer Dawson deals with coronavirus as a mortician

Apr. 30, 2020 4:01 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The man consoling mourners and directing his staff at Paradise Memorial Funeral Home might look familiar if he wasn't wearing a mask. It's baseball Hall of Famer Andre Dawson. Owning a funeral home took some getting used to, Dawson said Thursday, and now he's adjusting to life as a mortician...

Woman hit in face by ball at Wrigley sues Cubs, MLB

Apr. 30, 2020 12:41 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A woman who was struck in the face by a foul ball during a Chicago Cubs game at Wrigley Field two years ago has filed a lawsuit against the team and Major League Baseball. In her lawsuit filed this week, Laiah Zuniga, 28, says the ball knocked her unconscious, caused fractures under both of...

FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2015, file photo, Chicago Blackhawks president John McDonough gets ready to answer questions during a media availability in South Bend, Ind. The Blackhawks have fired team president McDonough, ending a wildly successful run that included three Stanley Cup championships. The surprising move comes with the NHL season on pause because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond, File)

McDonough calls time with Blackhawks 'ride of a lifetime'

Apr. 28, 2020 2:35 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Former Chicago Blackhawks president John McDonough, in his first public comments since he was fired, called his time with the team “the ride of a lifetime.” McDonough also praised owner Rocky Wirtz and his family in a statement released by the team on Tuesday, one day after he...

This Date in Baseball

Apr. 25, 2020 11:17 AM EDT

April 26 1902 — Cleveland’s Addie Joss pitched a one-hitter in his major league debut. Joss allowed a scratch single to Jessie Burkett as the Indians beat the St. Louis Browns 3-0. 1905 — Jack McCarthy of the Cubs threw out three runners at the plate, each of whom became the second out of a...