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Mild winter, no games aid grass at MLB parks

MLB Apr 5, 2020

Mild winter, no games aid grass at MLB parks

Nicole Sherry poked some holes in the turf at Camden Yards, cut the grass and then left the ballpark about the same time the Baltimore Orioles should have been wrapping up their season opener. "What a beautiful day it would have been for a ballgame,” ...

MLB Apr 5, 2020

Astros' Justin Verlander will donate pay during MLB shutdown

Veteran Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander said he will donate his adjusted paycheck during MLB's coronavirus shutdown to multiple organizations providing assistance during the crisis. Verlander made the announcement via Instagram on Saturday along with his wife, Kate Upton. "Everyone around the world is affected by ...

Compressed schedule could increase need for pitchers in MLB

Baseball / MLB Apr 2, 2020

Compressed schedule could increase need for pitchers in MLB

When and if opening day comes around this year, New York Yankees pitching coach Matt Blake anticipates a brimming bullpen. Major League Baseball and the players' association have talked about a compressed schedule to get in as many games as possible. That will set off ...

MLB games in empty parks under discussion, says Angels' Andrew Heaney

MLB Apr 1, 2020

MLB games in empty parks under discussion, says Angels' Andrew Heaney

Los Angeles Angels pitcher Andrew Heaney said Tuesday he'd be willing to open the Major League Baseball season playing in empty ballparks — something the MLB players' union has discussed. Heaney, who is the Angels' union representative, said on a conference call with reporters that ...

Players worry about health as MLB considers post-virus season

MLB Mar 31, 2020

Players worry about health as MLB considers post-virus season

As Major League Baseball and the players' union contemplate various ways to create a schedule for whenever the coronavirus pandemic subsides, Cincinnati Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart raised a concern that is surely shared by others around the sport: Could trying to cram in games, ...

MLB final pitch could be closer to Christmas than Halloween

Baseball / MLB Mar 28, 2020

MLB final pitch could be closer to Christmas than Halloween

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 ...

Bill Bartholomay, who moved Braves to Atlanta, passes away at 91

Baseball / MLB Mar 27, 2020

Bill Bartholomay, who moved Braves to Atlanta, passes away at 91

Bill Bartholomay, the former baseball owner who moved the Braves from Milwaukee to Atlanta in 1966 to become Major League Baseball's first team in the South, has died. He was 91. Bartholomay died Wednesday at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, according to his daughter, Jamie. Braves Hall of ...