Baseball

AP Photo, File
February 18, 2019 - 11:57 am
Bob Ellis knew what he wanted from his mother-in-law's collection of Lou Gehrig memorabilia both times she asked him to pick something out as a Father's Day gift. It was a hat worn by the New York Yankees slugger and a baseball signed by fellow Hall of Famers Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Tris Speaker and...
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AP Photo/Seth Wenig, file
February 18, 2019 - 11:27 am
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Major League Baseball is unilaterally starting the use of pitch clocks for spring training games, while brushing off complaints from players about the slow free agent market. With the sport looking for ways to speed the pace of play, pitchers generally will have 20...
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Baseball
© Peter G. Aiken
January 24, 2019 - 10:51 am
Major League Baseball has proposed going back to a 15-day disabled list and increasing the time optioned players usually must spend in the minor leagues, a person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press, moves aimed at reducing the use of relief pitchers and reviving offense.
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Baseball
© Peter G. Aiken
December 21, 2018 - 1:17 pm
The average major league salary dropped this year for the first time since 2004 and for only the fourth time since record-keeping started 50 years ago, according to the players' association. The union said Friday its final average was $4,095,686, down $1,436 from $4,097,122 last year. Since the...
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 Texas Rangers shortstop Jurickson Profar
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December 21, 2018 - 10:10 am
DALLAS (105.3 THE FAN) - Jurickson Profar has been traded from Texas to Oakland as part of a three-way deal that includes the Tampa Bay Rays, according to reports. Profar has been traded to the Oakland Athletics according to Jeff Pasan from Yahoo sports. The A’s will send prospect Eli White to the...
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 Cuban baseball team
AP Photo/Nick Wass, File
December 20, 2018 - 6:54 am
HAVANA (AP) — Major League Baseball, its players' association and the Cuban Baseball Federation reached an agreement that will allow players from the island to sign big league contracts without defecting, an effort to eliminate the dangerous trafficking that had gone on for decades. The agreement,...
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Derek Holland
© John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports
December 19, 2018 - 11:58 am
DALLAS (105.3 THE FAN) - The Rangers continue to have numerous conversations with available Free Agent Pitchers. One is a familiar name. 105.3 The Fan has confirmed that the Rangers have had recent conversations with Derek Holland. No decisions have been made. Sources tell me the Rangers have had...
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