Roberto Alomar resigns from Hall of Fame board over sexual misconduct

MLB May 4, 2021

Roberto Alomar resigns from Hall of Fame board over sexual misconduct

Chairman Jane Forbes Clark said the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum accepted Roberto Alomar's resignation from its board of directors following an investigation into a sexual misconduct allegation against him. Major League Baseball placed Alomar on its ineligible list last week and fired ...

Fans pack stands in Texas as Rangers open stadium to full capacity

MLB Apr 6, 2021

Fans pack stands in Texas as Rangers open stadium to full capacity

Baseball fans packed the stands of Globe Life Field on Monday after the Texas Rangers opened their doors to 100% capacity, making the game the first North American sporting event without attendance restrictions since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The team said it was ...

MLB returns with COVID-19 still big part of picture

Baseball / MLB Apr 2, 2021

MLB returns with COVID-19 still big part of picture

Not even the excitement of MLB opening day on Thursday could provide a break from COVID-19 as ballparks across the United States were left mostly empty while the game in Washington, D.C. between the Nationals and New York Mets was postponed after positive tests. Fans, ...

Blue Jays release pitcher Shun Yamaguchi

MLB Feb 14, 2021

Blue Jays release pitcher Shun Yamaguchi

The Toronto Blue Jays released Japanese right-hander Shun Yamaguchi on Friday, Major League Baseball announced, making him free to play in Japan if he chooses. The 33-year-old Yamaguchi joined the Blue Jays a year ago on a two-year deal but never played in Toronto since ...

Shun Yamaguchi,  Blue Jays  finalize two-year deal

Baseball / MLB Dec 28, 2019

Shun Yamaguchi, Blue Jays finalize two-year deal

Pitcher Shun Yamaguchi has signed a deal with the Toronto Blue Jays, the team said on its official website on Friday. The 32-year-old right-hander was the first-ever player posted to the majors by the Yomiuri Giants when the NPB team made him available for negotiation ...

Aoki to join Mets: source

Baseball / MLB Sep 2, 2017

Aoki to join Mets: source

Outfielder Norichika Aoki is on the verge of joining the New York Mets, an MLB source said Friday. Aoki began the season with the Houston Astros, but was traded on July 31 to the Toronto Blue Jays. On Tuesday, he was released by Toronto. The Mets ...

Aoki released by Blue Jays, becomes free agent

Baseball / MLB Aug 30, 2017

Aoki released by Blue Jays, becomes free agent

Japanese outfielder Norichika Aoki was granted his unconditional release by the Toronto Blue Jays, the American League club said Tuesday. Aoki was designated for assignment on Monday and cleared to become a free agent with the right to negotiate with any team, potentially a contending ...