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Frenzy Part II? What to expect when MLB roster freeze lifts

Dec. 07, 2021 20:36 PM EST

The ink was hardly dry on Corey Seager’s $325 million, 10-year contract with the Texas Rangers last week when baseball’s historically hurried free agency period crashed to a halt. Hard to imagine anything competing with last Wednesday’s spending spree, when teams combined to...

Moffett, mediator, briefly baseball union head, dead at 90

Dec. 06, 2021 15:41 PM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va, (AP) — Kenneth Moffett, the federal mediator during the 1981 baseball strike who briefly succeeded Marvin Miller as the second head of the players’ association, has died. He was 90. Moffett died Nov. 19 at his home in Alexandria, Virginia, said his wife, the...

Suarez guaranteed $11M over 2 years in deal with Padres

Dec. 06, 2021 13:39 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Right-hander Robert Suarez is guaranteed $11 million over two seasons in his contract with the San Diego Padres. Suarez gets a $1 million signing bonus payable by Jan. 15 as part of the deal announced Wednesday just before the start of Major League Baseball's...

O'Neil, Miñoso, Hodges, Kaat, Oliva, Fowler get baseball HOF

Dec. 05, 2021 23:42 PM EST

Buck O'Neil never uttered a single word of bitterness or regret about not being elected to the baseball Hall of Fame. Till the end, he urged those who loved and rooted for him to do the same. Now, long after a near miss that left many wondering if he'd ever make it, they...

UCLA, No. 18 NC State to meet in Holiday Bowl at Petco Park

Dec. 05, 2021 17:49 PM EST

UCLA (8-4, Pac-12) vs No. 18 NC State (9-3, ACC), Dec. 28, 8 p.m. ET. LOCATION: San Diego. TOP PLAYERS UCLA: QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson became the sixth Bruins player to achieve 3,000 yards of total offense in a season. He has...

Even if games go on, MLB lockout could alienate Gen Z

Dec. 03, 2021 20:55 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Max Scherzer stars in the last video posted to Major League Baseball’s TikTok account before the league locked out the players Thursday morning. The clip, viewed over 400,000 times, shows the final out from Scherzer's first no-hitter in 2015 with...

Giveback demands in MLB bargaining lead to work stoppages

Dec. 03, 2021 17:29 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — When baseball players agreed a decade ago to restraints on signing bonuses for draft picks, then-union head Michael Weiner said: “If it doesn’t work, we can always try something else.” Getting a side to give back something it gained previously in...

Column: Baseball can't afford another extended labor dispute

Dec. 03, 2021 17:14 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Baseball's last labor dispute was devastating, but the comeback had two big things working in its favor. Cal Ripken Jr. and steroids. The sport won't be so fortuitous if this lockout lingers into the spring. For...

Not worth 1,000 words: Player images scrubbed from MLB site

Dec. 02, 2021 21:12 PM EST

Those looking for a photo of Mike Trout or highlights of Atlanta's Game 6 win over Houston in the World Series won't find them on Major League Baseball's official website. Shortly after the sport's first work stoppage in 26 years began Thursday at 12:01 a.m., MLB removed...

Winter of waiting: Baseball fans hope MLB lockout fleeting

Dec. 02, 2021 19:01 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The only hint of activity outside of Chase Field on Thursday afternoon was the low humming noise from a construction crew, which was busy hanging some signs for an upcoming college football bowl game. Otherwise, the home of Major League Baseball's Arizona...