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SAN FRANCISCO -- New San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler said Wednesday that he should have sought the guidance of experts four years ago when dealing with a 17-year-old girl who contacted him about an assault reportedly witnessed by Los Angeles Dodgers minor leaguers.The teen later accused one of the players of a sexual …
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The major league minimum salary will rise to $563,500 next season, a hike of $8,500.Under Major League Baseball's collective bargaining agreement with the players' association, the minimum was $535,000 in 2017, $545,000 in 2018 and $555,000 this year. In the final two seasons of the five-year deal, the increase is calculated …
Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander added to his already-lengthy Hall of Fame résumé on Wednesday when he was announced as this year's American League Cy Young winner, edging teammate Gerrit Cole.Verlander got 17 first-place votes compared to 13 for Cole in balloting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America announced Wednesday night. Tampa Bay …
With free agency underway, the offseason is going to pick up steam. What are the big questions facing all 30 teams?We now turn to the NL West, where the Dodgers have a streak of consecutive titles going while the rest of the division ponders how to catch them.2019 record: 106-562020 World Series odds: 5-1The …
Hall of Fame catcher Mike Piazza has agreed to manage the Italian baseball team, he announced in a tweet Wednesday.Piazza said he will manage the team for the 2020 European Baseball Championship and the 2021 World Baseball Classic.Excited to announce I have reached an agreement to manage the Italian National Baseball team. This will …
Using technology to steal signs is an ancient weapon in baseball, going back at least to the 1951 New York Giants, who used an elaborate buzzer system at the Polo Grounds to relay the catcher's signs during that famous pennant race that ended with Bobby Thomson's home run.Players rarely fess up to such activity …
The St. Louis Cardinals' Mike Shildt was named National League Manager of the Year on Tuesday, despite receiving fewer first-place votes than the Milwaukee Brewers' Craig Counsell.Shildt had 10 first-place votes from the Baseball Writers' Association of America to Counsell's 13, but Shildt placed second on 14 ballots, as compared to just six for …