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The Ex-Rays: Tampa Bay gets OK from MLB to explore Montreal

The Tampa Bay Rays have been given the go-ahead by Major League Baseball to look into playing a split season in Montreal.

UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019, 4:15 p.m.

Larry Stone: Baseball could use a little tough love right now

I’ve burned with a passion for baseball my entire life, and I don’t see it waning anytime soon. When I speak of a dire need to tweak what I (and …

Commissioner Rob Manfred doesn’t expect protective nets to change in season

Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said he does not expect teams to make changes to the protective netting around ballparks during the season, although he expects conversations to continue …

Phil Rosenthal: 100 years after the Black Sox scandal, MLB owes Buck Weaver, Shoeless Joe Jackson another look

A century removed from the start of the 1919 season that gave us the Black Sox scandal that made Weaver, “Shoeless” Joe Jackson and others outcasts, however, baseball no longer …

Rob Manfred: Slow free agent market is ‘distributional problem’

Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred says it’s not collusion that has slowed the free agent market but just a question of how salaries are distributed among the players. Manfred says owners …

UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 2:17 p.m.

Rob Manfred says Bryce Harper can’t recruit Mike Trout (for now)

Major League Baseball is investigating whether new Philadelphia slugger Bryce Harper committed a tampering violation when he lobbied for Mike Trout to join the Phillies. The two-time AL MVP does …

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 12:54 p.m.

Rob Manfred: No DH or draft changes likely for 2019

Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says management is focused on pace-of-game changes for 2019 and bolder ideas proposed by players such as expanding the designated hitter to the National League are …

UPDATED: Mon., July 30, 2018, 1:14 a.m.

Dave Nichols: Saving baseball from itself

Last week during the All-Star festivities, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said the league is ready to expand again. Dave Nichols contemplates the possibilities.

UPDATED: Tue., July 17, 2018, 9:38 p.m.

As MLB mulls rule changes, union hints at work stoppage

Major League Baseball wants a broad discussion with players about rule changes to combat decreased offense and longer games. That initiative is likely to be met by a testy union …

A manager’s umpire rant goes online, and MLB commissioner Rob Manfred cries foul

Commissioner Rob Manfred says Major League Baseball is trying to remove from the internet the leaked video of former Mets manager Terry Collins ranting at umpires. The profanity-laced video surfaced …

UPDATED: Thu., June 7, 2018, 6:57 p.m.

Washington State professor was heavily involved in recent MLB home run study

A mechanical and materials engineering professor, Lloyd Smith is more renowned for the work he does as director of WSU’s Sports Science Laboratory, a Pullman-based shop that’s become the epicenter …

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 29, 2018, 7:45 p.m.

Cleveland Indians removing Chief Wahoo logo from game uniforms in 2019

Divisive and hotly debated, the Chief Wahoo logo is being removed from the Cleveland Indians’ uniform next year. The polarizing mascot is coming off the team’s jersey sleeves and caps …

Former Braves GM John Coppolella apologizes for rule violations

Banned from baseball for life, former Atlanta Braves general manager John Coppolella apologized Tuesday for rules violations that led to major sanctions against the team and “cost me my dream …

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 12:42 p.m.

Commissioner Rob Manfred: MLB pace changes will happen with or without union

Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says rule changes to speed games will be put in place next year with or without an agreement with the players’ association. Major League Baseball proposed …

Houston’s Yuli Gurriel banned five games in 2018 for racist gesture at Yu Darvish

Yuli Gurriel will have to sit out for making a racist gesture toward Yu Darvish – but not during the World Series.

Mariners Notes: MLB commissioner Rob Manfred says Seattle in mix for All-Star Game

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred touched on several topics in a news conference Wednesday at Safeco Field – including a possible return to Safeco Field for the All-Star Game while also …

MLB Notes: Baseball lifer Brad Mills pinch-hits as A.L. All-Star Manager

Among the most unlikely All-Stars is a former 17th-round draft pick with one career home run. Brad Mills won’t swing a bat on Tuesday night. But he will pinch-hit.

Home runs set record in June, topping even Steroids Era high

Justin Smoak’s opposite-field drive dropped over the left-field wall in Toronto, and an eye-popping record had been set: Batters reached a home run mark for a month, shattering the syringe-fueled …

Commissioner Rob Manfred: MLB considers guidelines for racist taunts

Days after a fan at Fenway Park directed racial slurs at Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said he is determined to “provide our players with an …

MLB commissioner aiming to eradicate Indians’ Chief Wahoo logo

Commissioner Rob Manfred has made his strongest comments on wanting the Cleveland Indians to eradicate their Chief Wahoo logo.

Bob Klapisch: Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred should thank Team USA

You don’t need much forensic evidence to know the World Baseball Classic finally had its breakthrough moment – it’s here to stay.

Baseball owners look at rule changes to speed up game

For those rooting for baseball to speed up the game, Commissioner Rob Manfred says: Have patience.

Rob Manfred: Donald Trump should not impact MLB international plans

Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred does not think Donald Trump’s election as president will slow the sport’s plans to stage more events in Latin America.

MLB Notes: Rob Manfred says more rule changes needed to improve pace of play

Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says more rule changes are needed to improve the pace of play, and one proposal under consideration is a limitation on relief pitching changes …

Rob Manfred: more rule changes needed to improve pace of play

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred says more rule changes are needed to improve the pace of play, and one proposal under consideration is a limitation on relief pitching changes in an …

MLB Notes: Rob Manfred says he’s not worried PEDs behind home run increase

With home runs up to a level not seen since the height of the Steroids Era, baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says he is not worried performance-enhancing drugs are a reason …

Baseball Notes: Science may be behind increased drug positives

Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said the sport’s drug testing program is improving, and more refined science might be what’s behind the larger number of positive performance-enhancing drug tests …

Commissioner: Decision imminent on MLB games in Puerto Rico

The Miami Marlins and Pittsburgh Pirates will find out within the next few days if they will play in Puerto Rico this month.

MLB notes: Manfred: What’s good for ‘Goose,’ not good for today’s game

Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says this generation of players will determine its own unwritten rules on what emotion is acceptable to show on the field.

Manfred closer to final decision on domestic violence cases

Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred says he has made “additional progress” toward decisions on two of the first three cases under Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy and he expects an …