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Big league vets with minor league deals get up to $50,000

Ronald Blum  |  Updated Apr 3rd - 2:49pm

About 370 players who were at big league spring training with minor league contracts will get advance payments of up to $50,000 each from the Major League Baseball Players Association.

The Latest: MLS extends training moratorium through April 24

The Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 2nd - 6:42pm

except for players requiring treatment that cannot be administered at their homes.

Ed Farmer, White Sox broadcaster, former pitcher, dies at 70

Andrew Seligman  |  Updated Apr 2nd - 6:09pm

Ed Farmer rooted for the White Sox growing up on Chicago's South Side and went on to become an All-Star reliever for them.

Call to arms: Compressed schedule could mean more pitchers

Ronald Blum  |  Updated Apr 1st - 7:58pm

When and if opening day comes around this year, New York Yankees pitching coach Matt Blake anticipates a brimming bullpen.

Update on the latest sports

The Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 1st - 9:09am

Wimbledon has been canceled for the first time since World War II because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Update on the latest in sports:

The Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 1st - 6:53am

NFL team owners have voted to expand the playoffs by one team in each conference for next season.

A's minor league manager on ventilator due to coronavirus

Janie McCauley  |  Updated Mar 31st - 11:01pm

Oakland Athletics minor league manager Webster Garrison is hospitalized in Louisiana and on a ventilator with the coronavirus, according to his fiance.

6-man rotations? Piggybacking starters? Pitching, post virus

Tim Booth  |  Posted Mar 31st - 5:27pm

Even with major leaguers likely to receive some semblance of another spring training to get ready, teams are going to have to be creative with how they handle starting pitchers whenever baseball returns.

Noted doctor Andrews temporarily halts Tommy John surgeries

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 31st - 4:12pm

Prominent orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews has temporarily halted Tommy John operations at his Florida medical center in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

AP exclusive: MLB vets get $4,775 daily during virus outset

Ronald Blum  |  Updated Mar 31st - 3:43pm

Gerrit Cole, Mike Trout and other veteran major leaguers will receive $4,775 per day in advance pay for the first 60 days of the season during the stoppage caused by the new coronavirus, a total of $286,500.

MLB extends support to minor leaguers through May

The Associated Press  |  Updated Mar 31st - 9:43am

Major League Baseball is extending its financial support to minor league players through May while suspending their contracts because of the new coronavirus pandemic.

Red Sox LHP Sale has Tommy John Surgery

Jimmy Golen  |  Updated Mar 30th - 6:14pm

Red Sox starter Chris Sale had Tommy John surgery on his left elbow on Monday, his 31st birthday, waiting 11 days after doctors said he needed the operation because of difficulty in scheduling during the coronavirus pandemic.

MLB final pitch could be closer to Christmas than Halloween

Ronald Blum  |  Updated Mar 27th - 7:09pm

If the final pitch of the 2020 baseball season comes closer to Christmas than Halloween, that's fine with the players.

AP sources: MLBers keep service time in deal; draft may trim

Ronald Blum  |  Updated Mar 27th - 2:39pm

Players agreed to a deal with Major League Baseball that would preserve service time in the event this season is canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, but left open details of what a configured schedule would look like.

MLB uniform maker switches to producing medical masks, gowns

Dan Gelston, Associated Press  |  Updated Mar 26th - 6:47pm

The Bryce Harper jersey that could have been worn this baseball season by the biggest Philadelphia Phillies fan is now a protective mask in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

AP source: MLB players approve deal with teams to preserve service time, give clubs right to shorten amateur draft

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 6:42pm

AP source: MLB players approve deal with teams to preserve service time, give clubs right to shorten amateur draft.

A realistic simulation: Trout is opening day Strat star

Steven Wine  |  Posted Mar 26th - 3:45pm

one for every real game postponed on opening day because of the coronavirus. The results came via computer simulations, which the New York-based company will continue to run daily while the real thing is on hiatus.

Bill Bartholomay, who moved Braves to Atlanta, dies at 91

The Associated Press  |  Updated Mar 26th - 2:11pm

Former Braves owner Bill Bartholomay, who moved the franchise from Milwaukee to Atlanta in 1966 to become Major League Baseball's first team in the South, has died. He was 91.

AP source: Proposal would let Betts, Bauer go free in fall

Ronald Blum  |  Updated Mar 25th - 7:00pm

Mookie Betts and all the players set to be free agents after the 2020 season would still get that chance if there is no baseball this year, part of a broad deal being negotiated by the commissioner's office and the players' association.