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FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2017, file photo, Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell kneels during the national anthem before the team's baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Oakland, Calif. Maxwell is the only major leaguer to take a knee during the playing of

For openers: MLB tries again with short season, skewed rules

Jun. 24, 2020 10:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — So, where were we? Mid-March, a spring training exhibition between the St. Louis Cardinals and Miami Marlins at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Florida. Even before the final out, both sides had gotten the official word: Major League Baseball was shutting down immediately because of the...

FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2020, file photo, North Carolina State's Patrick Bailey (5) bats during an NCAA baseball game on in Raleigh, N.C. Bailey is expected to be an early selection in the Major League Baseball draft. (AP Photo/Ben McKeown, File)

Torkelson, Martin, Lacy lead list of top MLB draft prospects

Jun. 9, 2020 2:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball's amateur draft begins Wednesday night with the first of a pandemic-shortened five rounds. Detroit has the No. 1 overall pick for the second time in three years after taking pitcher Casey Mize in 2018. Here's a look at the top college and high school players who'll...