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MLB to defer draft bonuses on its already-shortened draft

Major League Baseball took a lot of heat for cutting the draft down from 40 to five rounds. Now they’re going to take even more heat for what they’re doing with bonuses. The league released its bonus pool/draft slot recommendations today. The bonuses are the same as they were from 2019: the first pick is […]

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Today in Baseball History: Len Barker throws a perfect game

Baseball in Cleveland in the 1980s was a pretty dreary affair. The Indians finished .500 or better just twice that decade. They would complete their 26th through their 35th straight seasons without a postseason appearance (that streak would go to 41 before they won the AL pennant in 1995). While they got some decent seasons […]

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Preston Tucker wins car after hitting homer in KBO League

Former MLB outfielder Preston Tucker has gotten off to a blazing hot start in the KBO League. Entering Sunday’s action, Tucker was hitting .475/.543/.925 with four home runs and 19 RBI in 46 plate appearances. Tucker kept up the hot hitting on Sunday and won himself a car in the process. Per MLB.com’s Alex Fast, […]

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Art Howe released from the hospital

Last week former major league player and manager Art Howe was admitted to the hospital and placed in the intensive care unit after testing positive for COVID-19. He is on the road to recovery, however, and as of yesterday he was back at home. Howe said he is feeling better, though some symptoms and weakness […]

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Today in Baseball History: Athletics beat a glorified sandlot team

On May 15, 1912, the Detroit Tigers were in New York playing the Highlanders. During the game a Highlanders fan named Claude Lueker spent several innings heckling Tigers star Ty Cobb. Cobb brushed it off for a while, but at some point Lueker began to cast the Tigers star’s mother in what was then considered […]

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Bartolo Colon wants to play one more season

Pitcher Bartolo Colon turns 47 on Sunday, but he still has the drive to compete in Major League Baseball. He told ESPN’s Marly Rivera he wants to pitch one more season in the majors, ideally with the Mets. Colon has pitched in the majors for parts of 21 seasons with 11 different teams. He spent […]

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Francisco Rodríguez still looking to return to majors

Former reliever Francisco Rodríguez still wants to pitch in Major League Baseball, MLive.com’s Evan Woodbery reports, quoting a translated interview Rodríguez did with Venezuelan journalist Guillermo Arcay last week on Instagram Live. Rodríguez said of the majors, “That’s the goal. In spite of the fact that I’m seen as being advanced in age, that is […]