Shohei Ohtani's new contract takes effect  with Angels

Baseball / MLB Dec 15, 2017

Shohei Ohtani's new contract takes effect with Angels

The Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters said Friday that they have been notified by Major League Baseball that Shohei Ohtani's contract with the Los Angeles Angels has officially taken effect. The Fighters, where Ohtani spent the first five years of his professional career, posted the 23-year-old ...

World Series honor bestowed on Mays

Baseball / MLB Sep 30, 2017

World Series honor bestowed on Mays

Major League Baseball has named its World Series Most Valuable Player award after Willie Mays, who's now 86. The decision was announced Friday, the 63rd anniversary of Mays' back-to-the-plate catch in deep center field at the Polo Grounds for the New York Giants against Cleveland's ...

MLB players for 2020 Games unlikely

Baseball Mar 7, 2017

MLB players for 2020 Games unlikely

by Jason Coskrey

Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said the league remains committed to the World Baseball Classic, and later watched Houston Astros outfielder Norichika Aoki compete for Samurai Japan. He sounded less optimistic about the chance MLB will send any of its stars back to Tokyo ...

Baseball / MLB Apr 12, 2016

MLB announces plan to fund 30 Jackie Robinson scholarships

Major League Baseball will fund 30 four-year Jackie Robinson Foundation scholarships, one for each of the sport's teams, and will contribute $1 million to the project to build a Robinson museum in New York. As part of Tuesday's announcement, MLB said Robinson scholars will mentor ...

MLB confirms probe in Darvish gambling case

Baseball / MLB Jan 19, 2016

MLB confirms probe in Darvish gambling case

by Jack Gallagher

Texas Rangers star pitcher Yu Darvish is being investigated by Major League Baseball in the wake of his brother Sho being charged last year with running an illegal gambling ring that allegedly took bets on both MLB and NPB games, The Japan Times has ...

MLB recommends nets between dugouts at all 30 stadiums

Baseball / MLB Dec 10, 2015

MLB recommends nets between dugouts at all 30 stadiums

Major League Baseball recommended teams have protective netting between the dugouts for any field-level seats within 21 meters of home plate. The guidelines were announced Wednesday at the winter meetings following a season in which several fans were injured by foul balls, prompting MLB to ...

Baseball / MLB Dec 4, 2015

Torre, Winfield to lead goodwill tour of Cuba

Joe Torre and Dave Winfield will be leading a baseball goodwill tour of Cuba this month. Major League Baseball and the Players Association said Thursday the Dec. 15-18 trip will include children's clinics and a charity event. This is Major League Baseball's first visit to Cuba ...