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Locked gates and empty walkways are shown at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, home of the Baltimore Orioles baseball team, on what was to be opening day March 26, 2020, in Baltimore, Md. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

MLB final pitch could be closer to Christmas than Halloween

Mar. 27, 2020 9:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — If the final pitch of the 2020 baseball season comes closer to Christmas than Halloween, that's fine with the players. Major League Baseball owners ratified a 17-page agreement with the union on Friday in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, with players willing to extend the season as...

San Diego Padres players and coaches line up during playing of the national anthem before a spring training baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Monday, March 9, 2020, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

AP sources: MLBers keep service time in deal; draft may trim

Mar. 27, 2020 4:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Players agreed to a deal with Major League Baseball that would preserve service time in the event this season is canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, but left open details of what a configured schedule would look like. As part of the agreement approved by the union Thursday night,...

Los Angeles Dodgers' Mookie Betts watches his infield pop fly during the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Monday, March 2, 2020, in Goodyear, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

AP source: Proposal would let Betts, Bauer go free in fall

Mar. 25, 2020 9:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mookie Betts and all the players set to be free agents after the 2020 season would still get that chance if there is no baseball this year, part of a broad deal being negotiated by the commissioner's office and the players' association. If there's no season because of the new coronavirus,...

Cincinnati Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer throws against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the fourth inning of a spring training baseball game Monday, March 2, 2020, in Goodyear, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Reds' Trevor Bauer organizing 'sandlot' game in Arizona

Mar. 14, 2020 4:56 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Cincinnati Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer says he is organizing a “sandlot” baseball game. He also is trying to raise $1 million for Major League Baseball game-day staff who could be affected by the league's decision to delay the regular season at least two weeks because of the...

Detroit Tigers designated hitter Miguel Cabrera, right, talks with Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman during the first inning of a spring training baseball game, Monday, March 9, 2020, in West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Cabrera, Kershaw, Ramirez all have a lot to prove

Mar. 11, 2020 3:15 AM EDT

Few players have been as consistently excellent at the plate as Miguel Cabrera in his prime. That seems like a long time ago now. Cabrera hit only 12 home runs last season and has just 31 over the past three years. He'll turn 37 in April, and there are plenty of indications that the Detroit star is in the middle...

Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander walks in the dugout after pitching to the St. Louis Cardinals in the first inning of a spring training baseball game, Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Verlander has sore triceps, Astros send ace for more tests

Mar. 8, 2020 8:45 PM EDT

Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander felt soreness in his triceps and made an early exit from an exhibition start Sunday, and the AL Cy Young Award winner was headed for more tests. Verlander was set to pitch four innings against the New York Mets. But with his velocity down from his previous start, Verlander was...

Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Sonny Gray throws against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning of a spring training baseball game Monday, March 2, 2020, in Goodyear, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Reds pitcher Gray using spring to try out new things

Mar. 7, 2020 7:44 PM EST

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — The experimental aspect of the Cactus League was fully on display Saturday when Reds right-hander Sonny Gray tossed a changeup on a 2-0 count, only to see his rare offering deposited by the Royals' Ryan McBroom over the center field fence at Surprise Stadium. It was part of a third...

FILE - In this Sept. 3, 1973, file photo, home plate umpire John Flaherty checks Cleveland Indians pitcher Gaylord Perry's cap for an illegal substance, at the request of Milwaukee Brewers manager Del Crandall, during the first baseball game of a doubleheader in Milwaukee. Major league pitchers have been tinkering with the ball for years in search of an advantage, occasionally breaking major league rules in the process. But they might have to work a little harder on their deception this summer. (AP Photo/File)

MLB reminding teams about sticky substance rules

Mar. 5, 2020 4:57 PM EST

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Gaylord Perry threw a spitball. Joe Niekro had an emery board and a piece of sandpaper. Whitey Ford used his wedding ring. Pitchers have been tinkering with the ball for years in search of an advantage, skirting and — occasionally — breaking major league rules in the...

Cincinnati Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer throws against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of a spring training baseball game, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, in Scottsdale Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Reds' Bauer says tipping pitches for Dodgers all in fun

Mar. 4, 2020 5:42 PM EST

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Trevor Bauer thinks his decision to tip pitches for a Los Angeles Dodgers batter during a spring training game and the resulting attention are good for baseball. The Cincinnati Reds' outspoken starter signaled pitches to the Dodgers' Matt Beaty during a game on Monday. Bauer flicked...

Los Angeles Angels manager Joe Maddon watches during the first inning of a spring training baseball game Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Maddon sees Cubs, Price debuts for Dodgers, Keuchel goes 4

Mar. 3, 2020 1:26 AM EST

Joe Maddon hugged Anthony Rizzo, shared an in-game microphone with Kris Bryant, slapped hands with the Cubs' mascot and drew a warm reception from the Chicago fans at Sloan Park. As if he'd never been away at all. The manager who guided the Cubs to an elusive World Series championship in 2016 and parted ways with...