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Mets' Familia receives 15-game suspension for domestic violence

New York Mets All-Star reliever Jeurys Familia accepted a 15-game suspension under Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy, discipline stemming from an altercation last October. The suspension, announced Wednesday, is the fifth and least severe under the policy, which was agreed to in August 2015: New York Yankees reliever Aroldis ...

Disgraced Takagi returns to pro baseball

/ Mar 27, 2017

Disgraced Takagi returns to pro baseball

Nippon Professional Baseball announced the return of Kyosuke Takagi, found guilty of gambling, to professional baseball on Monday, when the reliever’s former club, the Yomiuri Giants, signed him to a developmental contract. Takagi was handed a one-year suspension on March 22 last year after ...

/ Mar 25, 2017

Tigers' Martinez out with foot injury

Detroit Tigers right fielder J.D. Martinez is expected to miss the beginning of the season with a right foot injury. Martinez sprained his foot last weekend, and manager Brad Ausmus told reporters Friday he is expected to be out three to four weeks. The ...

Kang having trouble with visa

/ Mar 25, 2017

Kang having trouble with visa

Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Kang Jung-ho, the first player to jump directly from South Korea into Major League Baseball, will not be with the team on opening day, the club confirmed Friday. Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said Kang’s visa application was ongoing and ...

Leyland motivated Team USA on way to WBC victory

Mar 24, 2017

Leyland motivated Team USA on way to WBC victory

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This, Jim Leyland insisted, was it. After leading the United States to its first World Baseball Classic title on Wednesday night, Leyland said the triumph would be the final act of his long career. “I’m not wearing any baseball uniform anymore, I can tell ...

/ Mar 23, 2017

Giants seek banned pitcher Takagi's reinstatement

The Yomiuri Giants on Thursday filed an application for the reinstatement of their former reliever Kyosuke Takagi with Nippon Professional Baseball following his one-year suspension for gambling. Takagi, 27, was found to have bet on a handful of baseball games at the urging of ...

U.S. trounces Puerto Rico to capture first WBC crown

Mar 23, 2017

U.S. trounces Puerto Rico to capture first WBC crown

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It will take time to determine whether the United States’ first World Baseball Classic title was the spark needed to ignite greater interest in the tournament in the nation from which baseball originated, and, most importantly, from its biggest stars. Those answers will have ...