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SF Giants Manager Takes a Stand After Uvalde

Gabe Kapler: I won't come out for national anthem till 'I feel ... better about the direction of our country'

(Newser) - In the wake of the Uvalde mass shooting , the sports world is weighing in. Now joining Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr , the Miami Heat , and the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays in speaking out is San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler, who says he's not going...

During MLB Matchup, a Most Unusual Twitter Stream

During Thursday's game between Yankees, Rays, teams live-tweeted stats on gun violence

(Newser) - MLB fans looking to keep up with the game Thursday night between the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays got quite the surprise when they logged on to Twitter. Instead of stats and play-by-plays, the two teams instead used their accounts to tweet out facts on gun violence. In...

Player Gets Fine, 1 Game for Calling Opponent 'Jackie'
Yankees Player
Broadens His

Yankees Player Broadens His Apology

Josh Donaldson tells Rachel Robinson he holds her Hall of Famer husband 'in the highest regard'

(Newser) - Update: Josh Donaldson, the Yankees player suspended by Major League Baseball after addressing an opponent as "Jackie," has apologized to Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson's family. In a statement issued Thursday, CBS Sports reports, Donaldson reiterated that he had meant no disrespect and had already apologized to...

Reporter Hit by '95MPH Line Drive' Is Recovering

Kelsey Wingert was hit in the head while covering Colorado Rockies game

(Newser) - Colorado Rockies TV reporter Kelsey Wingert says she is recovering after a foul ball hit her in the head during Monday's game in Denver. "I took a 95 MPH line drive to my head," she tweeted Wednesday night, sharing a photo of her stitches. The 29-year-old, who...

MLB Suspends Trevor Bauer for 324 Games

Dodgers pitcher says he'll appeal harshest penalty yet under the domestic violence policy

(Newser) - Trevor Bauer, the Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher accused by a woman of sexually assaulting her twice last year, has been suspended for two years by Major League Baseball. The action, announced Friday by Commissioner Rob Manfred, is the most severe imposed yet under MLB's domestic violence policy, ESPN reports....

Padres Are First MLB Team to Reach a Uniform Ad Deal

They'll be wearing Motorola patches next season

(Newser) - There will be a new pitch on Major League Baseball fields next season. The San Diego Padres became the first team to announce a deal for ads on their uniforms, saying Tuesday that patches with a Motorola logo will be worn on the right sleeves of their jerseys. The March...

One Player Makes More Than the Orioles

Average MLB salary hits $4.4M, with Max Scherzer paid the most

(Newser) - The average salary in the major leagues rebounded to $4.4 million on opening day, boosted by a frenzy of free agent signings before and after the 99-day lockout, according to a study of baseball contracts by the AP . New York Mets pitcher Max Scherzer set a season record at...

Checks of Pitchers for Cheating to Become Less Predictable

Spin rates rose once players got used to inspections, MLB memo says

(Newser) - Major League Baseball is asking umpires to make more random checks of pitchers for sticky substances after watching its crackdown become less effective late last season. Regular checks for grip aids began June 21. Spin rates fell at first, an MLB sent memo to teams and players Friday says. "...

MLB Expands Playoffs, DH
MLB Deal
Playoffs, DH

MLB Deal Expands Playoffs, DH

More rule changes could be implemented next season under agreement

(Newser) - "I want to start by apologizing to our fans," Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said in announcing that owners and players have agreed to a new collective bargaining agreement , allowing the 2022 season to begin April 7. After 99 days, the owners canceled their lockout at 7pm Thursday; they'...

Stuck on International Draft, MLB Cancels More Games
MLB Cancels
Another 93 Games

MLB Cancels Another 93 Games

Owners, players are closer on some issues, but not an international amateur draft

(Newser) - Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred canceled 93 more games Wednesday, appearing to close the remaining chance to play a full 162-game schedule and threatening locked-out players with loss of salary and service time. After the sides narrowed many economic differences and became bogged down over management's attempt to gain an...

MLB Opening Day Is Officially Canceled

Players rejected league's 'best and final offer'

(Newser) - Major League Baseball has canceled opening day, with Commissioner Rob Manfred announcing Tuesday the sport will lose regular-season games over a labor dispute for the first time in 27 years after acrimonious lockout talks collapsed in the hours before management’s deadline. Manfred said he is canceling the first two...

MLB, Players Keep Talking as Owners' Deadline Hits
MLB Talks
Go On as

MLB Talks Go On as Deadline Arrives

Owners, players aren't close on economic issues

(Newser) - Major League Baseball hits its deadline Monday for reaching a deal with the players union in time to avoid canceling regular-season games—and kept right on negotiating. The owners and players remained far apart on the economic issues, CBS Sports reports. If no deal is reached Monday night, negotiations are...

Lockout Affects First Games
Lockout Affects First Games

Lockout Affects First Games

MLB postpones spring training games until March 5

(Newser) - Baseball has canceled its first games because of the lockout. MLB announced Friday that spring training games won't be played until at least March 5, ESPN reports. Spring training had been scheduled to begin this week, with the first games taking place Feb. 26. Owners locked out the players...

Trevor Bauer Won't Play This Season
LA Prosecutors Won't
Charge Trevor Bauer

LA Prosecutors Won't Charge Trevor Bauer

Dodgers pitcher denies sexual abuse allegations

(Newser) - Update: Los Angeles prosecutors on Tuesday decided not to charge Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer for allegedly beating and sexually abusing a San Diego woman he met through social media. Prosecutors were unable to prove the San Diego woman’s accusations beyond a reasonable doubt, the Los Angeles County district attorney'...

As Spring Training Nears, Baseball Asks for Mediation
Players Reject
Federal Mediation 

Players Reject Federal Mediation

Hope dims for MLB starting spring training on schedule

(Newser) - Update: The Players Association on Friday rejected Major League Baseball's proposal to invite federal mediators into their negotiations. "Two months after implementing their lockout, and just two days after committing to Players that a counterproposal would be made, the owners refused to make a counter, and instead requested...

MLB Lockout Triggers Twitter Rebellion Among Players

Because league can't use their likenesses during lockout, they're having some fun online

(Newser) - Head to and you'll spot a holiday gift guide, a story on the best baseball road trips in all 50 states, and a letter to fans from Commissioner Robert D. Manfred Jr. on how "disappointed" he is that the league was "forced to commence a...

MLB Owners Lock Out Players in First Stoppage Since 1995

Agreement expired at midnight Wednesday

(Newser) - Major League Baseball plunged into its first work stoppage in a quarter-century when the sport’s collective bargaining agreement expired Wednesday night and owners immediately locked out players in a move that threatens spring training and opening day. The strategy, management’s equivalent of a strike under federal labor law,...

On Last Day Before Lockout, MLB Teams Drop $1B

Free agents sign before baseball operations are frozen

(Newser) - On the last day before Major League Baseball's collective bargaining agreement with players expires, teams spent money like never before. The contract expires at 11:59pm EST Wednesday, CNBC reports. Talks broke off in the afternoon, per ESPN , and nobody involved was saying a deal was imminent. Unless the...

Minor Leaguers Win a Bed of Their Own

MLB was criticized for making players find their own accommodations

(Newser) - Most minor league players will get their own beds provided in team housing under a new Major League Baseball policy. Stepping up improvements for minor leaguers after widespread criticism, MLB's housing policy will require teams to provide furnished accommodations, with a single bed per player and no more than...

Atlanta Braves Win First World Series Since 1995

Beating the Houston Astros in Game 6

(Newser) - Most of the season, it just seemed this wasn’t their year. They dropped their first four games, and soon injuries piled up. They lost their most dynamic player before the All-Star break. They were stuck below .500 in August. Yet out of nowhere, suddenly, these Atlanta Braves transformed themselves...

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