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FILE - In this March 4, 2015, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers' Carl Crawford walks back to the dugout in the third inning of a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Phoenix. Houston police were called Saturday, May 16, 2020, for a reported drowning of a boy and a woman at a north Houston home that property and business records list as belonging to Crawford, The Houston Chronicle reported Saturday. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Woman, boy, 5, drown in Houston home of ex-Dodger Crawford

May. 17, 2020 8:42 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A 5-year-old boy and a woman drowned in the backyard pool of former Los Angeles Dodgers player Carl Crawford's Houston home, according to reports. Houston police were called about 2:40 p.m. Saturday for a reported drowning at a north Houston home that property and business records list as...

Woman, boy, 5, drown in Houston home of ex-Dodger Crawford

May. 17, 2020 8:13 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A 5-year-old boy and a woman drowned in the backyard pool of former Los Angeles Dodgers player Carl Crawford’s Houston home, according to reports. Houston police were called about 2:40 p.m. Saturday for a reported drowning at a north Houston home that property and business records...

FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2019, file photo, Washington Nationals' Howie Kendrick hits a two-run home run against the Houston Astros during the seventh inning of Game 7 of the baseball World Series in Houston. To many National League fans, the scribble of “DH” on the lineup card sullies the whole stadium. To lots of American League fans, the sight of a pitcher touching a Louisville Slugger is a total affront to the diamond. No matter, that’s part of the proposal MLB owners are making to the players -- a full-time DH in the National League. This year only. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Like it or not, National League designated hitters limber up

May. 12, 2020 11:34 AM EDT

Before all the self-proclaimed purists forecasting the destruction of baseball strategy and the very sanctity of the sport as we know it go berserk bemoaning the inclusion of a designated hitter in the National League this season, remember this: In a most remarkable October full of huge momentum swings, the...

FILE - In this Aug. 10, 1981, file photo, Philadelphia Phillies' Phillies Pete Rose waves to the crowd while standing on first base after breaking the National League's all-time career hitting record in 8th inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/File)

In shortened season, stars still had chance to shine in 1981

May. 5, 2020 11:04 AM EDT

The season began with Fernandomania and ended with a classic World Series matchup between the Dodgers and Yankees. Mike Schmidt slugged his way to a second consecutive MVP, and Nolan Ryan pitched another no-hitter. But perhaps the best way to describe baseball in 1981 is by recounting Pete Rose’s pursuit...

Red Sox OF Verdugo says he'll be ready for start of season

May. 4, 2020 4:18 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — New Red Sox outfielder Alex Verdugo said on Monday that he is fully healthy and he will be ready for the season -- if there is one. Verdugo has used the delay caused by the coronavirus pandemic to rehab a stress fracture in his spine he already had when Boston acquired him from the Dodgers in...

FILE - In this July 25, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout bats during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Anaheim, Calif. Sixty-five players would earn at least $100,000 each time their team wins or loses if the pandemic-delayed major league season get under way, according to an analysis of their contracts by The Associated Press. Trout's salary works out to $222,222 for each game of the 162-game season. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

AP Exclusive: Trout, Cole top 65 to earn $100,000 per game

May. 4, 2020 2:10 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Trout and Gerrit Cole aren’t the only major leaguers with a big financial incentive to get back on the field. While they head a starry quartet that would take in more than $200,000 per game, 65 players would earn at least $100,000 each time their team wins or loses if the...

FILE - In this March 26, 2020, file photo, Jason Hackedorn looks into Progressive Field, home of the Cleveland Indians baseball team, in Cleveland. With the distinct possibility of pro sports resuming in empty venues, a recent poll suggests a majority of U.S. fans wouldn't feel safe attending games anyway without a coronavirus vaccine.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

The Latest: Former NHL enforcer Laraque tests positive

Apr. 30, 2020 11:25 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Former NHL enforcer Georges Laraque has tested positive for COVID-19. The 43-year-old Laraque made the announcement on social media Thursday in a post showing him in a hospital gown. “I guess I’m not invincible,...

FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2016 file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully answers questions during a news conference at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. Scully took a fall in his home Tuesday, April 21, 2020, and was taken to the hospital, where he was

Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully home from hospital

Apr. 25, 2020 9:22 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Retired Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully is back home after falling and being hospitalized. The team quoted Scully on Twitter Saturday saying, “I'm home and resting comfortably with my wife and we are both eagerly awaiting the Time for Dodger Baseball!" That's a phrase...

Man beaten in Dodgers parking lot sues team for negligence

Apr. 24, 2020 8:23 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers are being sued for negligence by a man who was attacked in the parking lot of Dodger Stadium and left with brain damage, his lawyers announced Friday. The lawsuit, filed this week by Rafael Reyna and his wife, contends that the stadium lacked adequate security. ...

FILE - In this May 3, 2017, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully speaks during his induction into the team's Ring of Honor prior to a baseball game between the Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants in Los Angeles. Scully took a fall in his home Tuesday, April 21, 2020, and was taken to the hospital, where he was

92-year-old Vin Scully hospitalized after fall at home

Apr. 23, 2020 2:09 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Retired Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully has been hospitalized after falling at his Los Angeles-area home. The team says the 92-year-old fell Tuesday and was taken to the hospital for observation. Scully is resting comfortably and is expected to be released soon. “I...