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UPDATED: Sat., May 30, 2020

Muzzle Mr. Met? Mascots wonder why they’re banned from MLB

Major League Baseball wants to ban mascots should the sport resume this season


UPDATED: Fri., May 29, 2020

MLB teams cut hundreds with minor league season in doubt

Major league teams have released hundreds of young players with the minor league season in doubt due to the coronavirus pandemic


Shortened MLB amateur draft to remain at New Jersey studio

Major League Baseball’s shortened amateur draft will remain at the MLB Network studios in Secaucus, New Jersey, for the first round on June 10.


UPDATED: Thu., May 28, 2020

Michael Cunningham: MLB’s labor offer threatens damage to its best product: star players

The latest proposal by baseball owners for a 2020 season is so transparent in its attempt to divide the players’ union that it must be a gambit. Surely, they offered …


UPDATED: Thu., May 28, 2020

Mariners will pay minor leaguers through 2020 season, but shutdown forces other reductions

The Mariners told minor leaguers that the organization will continue to pay them through the 2020 season. But the team also made tough financial decisions elsewhere, including reducing a large …


UPDATED: Wed., May 27, 2020

MLB players will take time to respond to salary-slashing plan

Baseball players will take at least a few days and possibly until next week to respond to Major League Baseball’s proposed salary-slashing plan for a pandemic-delayed season


Players call MLB economic proposal ‘extremely disappointing’

A rookie at the major league minimum would make a higher percentage of his salary than multimillionaire stars like Mike Trout or Gerrit Cole under a sliding-scale proposal by big …


UPDATED: Sat., May 23, 2020

Larry Stone: As MLB negotiations near critical juncture, mutual motivation will be key to saving weird 2020 season

In case you haven’t checked your pocket schedule lately, the Mariners would be in New York facing the Yankees this weekend, more than 50 games into their 2020 season.


UPDATED: Fri., May 22, 2020

Seattle Mariners to reopen spring training facility in Arizona

After more than 60 days of inactivity, the locked doors of the Mariners’ spring training complex in Peoria, Arizona will re-open to a limited number of players and staff.


Baseball players respond to MLB on virus protocols

The baseball players’ association has given management a wide-ranging response to a 67-page proposed set of protocols for a season to be played during the coronavirus pandemic.


Agency that oversees Coliseum says A’s haven’t paid rent

The head of the agency that oversees the Oakland Coliseum says the A’s have informed him they had “no ability to pay” the annual $1.2 million rent on the facility.


Commentary: Blake Snell’s salary comments overshadow players’ legitimate gripes in dispute over 2020 MLB season

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher and Seattle native Blake Snell likely wishes he could take back comments he made last week regarding a reduced salary should Major League Baseball come back …


UPDATED: Thu., May 14, 2020

Rays’ Blake Snell says ‘I’m not playing unless I get mine’

Tampa Bay Rays All-Star pitcher Blake Snell says he will not take the mound this year if his pay is cut further, proclaiming: “I’m not playing unless I get mine.”


UPDATED: Tue., May 12, 2020

AP source: No MLB economic plan in 1st session with players

Major League Baseball did not include an economic proposal during its opening presentation to the players’ union on terms to start the coronavirus-delayed season


UPDATED: Mon., May 11, 2020

Source: MLB owners OK plan that could lead to July start

A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that Major League Baseball owners have given the go-ahead to making a proposal to the players’ union that could lead …


UPDATED: Mon., May 11, 2020

AP source: MLB owners approve plan to start season in July

A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that Major League Baseball owners have given the go-ahead to making a proposal to the players’ union that could lead …


This Date in Baseball: May 9

This Date in Baseball for May 9, 2020


UPDATED: Fri., May 8, 2020

AP source: MLB to cut amateur draft from 40 rounds to 5

A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that Major League Baseball will cut its amateur draft from 40 rounds to five this year, a move that figures …


This Date in Baseball: May 8

This Date in Baseball for May 8, 2020


UPDATED: Thu., May 7, 2020

MLB reportedly is finalizing proposal to start season in early July after coronavirus shutdown

Major League Baseball is reportedly considering a plan of restarting spring training in early June with the season starting in early July.


This Date in Baseball: May 7

This Date in Baseball for May 7, 2020.


Taiwan baseball league set to allow fans back in ballparks

Fans will be allowed to enter baseball stadiums for games in Taiwan for the first time this season as part of a gradual easing of restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic.


UPDATED: Sat., May 2, 2020

Larry Stone: Ex-Mariners relive night they were on wrong side of history, 34 years after Roger Clemens’ 20-strikeout game

Not long ago, a friend called former Mariner Ken Phelps to tell him that Roger Clemens’ 20-strikeout game in 1986 was being shown on one of the cable networks.


This Date in Baseball: May 1

This Date in Baseball for May 1, 2020


UPDATED: Thu., April 30, 2020

Matt Calkins: Arizona plan? 80 games? It doesn’t matter. The real news is that it looks like baseball will return in 2020.

If you can think of seven more glorious words than this, drinks are on me: It sounds like baseball is coming back.


UPDATED: Wed., April 29, 2020

Baseball Hall of Fame cancels induction ceremony due over coronavirus concerns

Derek Jeter, Larry Walker and the rest of this year’s Baseball Hall of Fame class will have to wait for their big moment at Cooperstown


This Date in Baseball: April 29

This Date in Baseball for April 29, 2020.


UPDATED: Tue., April 28, 2020

AP sources: MLB opening options include 3 regional divisions

People familiar with the discussions tell The Associated Press that Major League Baseball is exploring various options that could allow the season to start if the medical situation allows.


The career of baseball legend Babe Ruth

Today is National Babe Ruth Day, in honor of one of the greatest baseball players ever. Ruth played 22 seasons, setting records for most years leading the league in home …


UPDATED: Sat., April 25, 2020

Dave Nichols: Spokane Indians affected by major changes to minor leagues

MLB wants to drastically streamline the minor league and how franchises operate, as soon as next season. The Spokane Indians figure to be impacted as much as anyone.