Baseball / MLB Feb 13, 2020

MLB goes ahead with three-batter minimum, roster changes

Major League Baseball went ahead with its planned rules changes for this season, including the requirement a pitcher must face at least three batters or end the half-inning, unless he is hurt. The changes, which were announced on Wednesday, were agreed to by MLB and ...

Baseball / MLB Feb 11, 2020

MLB considering expanding playoffs to 14 teams: source

Major League Baseball is considering expanding the playoffs to nearly half the 30 teams and allowing higher-seeded wild-card teams to choose opponents. The playoffs would grow from 10 clubs to 14 under the plan, first reported Monday by the New York Post. There would be ...

High school ace Roki Sasaki declares for NPB draft

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Oct 2, 2019

High school ace Roki Sasaki declares for NPB draft

Flame-throwing high school pitcher Roki Sasaki said Wednesday he had registered for Nippon Professional Baseball's Oct. 17 draft and suggested he would play for any team that drafted him. The announcement, made during at a news conference in Iwate Prefecture, threw cold water on the ...

NTT becomes MLB's first Japanese information technology partner

Baseball / MLB Sep 5, 2019

NTT becomes MLB's first Japanese information technology partner

Major League Baseball and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. announced a three-year partnership on Wednesday, making NTT the first Japanese information technology company to become an official MLB partner in the United States. The collaboration will create a new experience for baseball fans with NTT's ...