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RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer

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AP sources: MLB, union discuss playing all games in Arizona

NEW YORK (AP) — Putting all 30 teams in the Phoenix area this season and playing in empty ballparks was among the ideas discussed...

MLB delays opening day to mid-May at earliest due to virus

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball pushed back opening day until mid-May at the earliest on Monday because of the new coronavirus after...

AP source: MLB prefers teams flip sites if virus shuts parks

NEW YORK (AP) — If Major League Baseball can't play in front of fans at a team's home ballpark because of the virus outbreak,...

Pete Rose asks for reinstatement, cites Astros and steroids

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Pete Rose again asked Major League Baseball to end his lifetime ban, saying the penalty is unfair compared with discipline...

Jeter 1 vote shy of unanimous, Walker also elected to Hall

NEW YORK (AP) — Known for two decades as No. 2, Derek Jeter is now linked to the number 1 — as in, who...

When it comes to unanimous Hall picks, Jeter could be No. 2.

NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to unanimous picks for baseball's Hall of Fame, Derek Jeter quite appropriately has the chance to be...

Cole, Yankees finalize record $324M, 9-year contract

NEW YORK (AP) — Gerrit Cole brought along a sign for the news conference to announce his signing with the New York Yankees: a...

MLB, union agree to testing for opioids after Skaggs’ death

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Major League Baseball will start testing for opioids and cocaine, but only players who do not cooperate with their treatment...

Gerrit Cole signs $324M, 9-year deal with Yankees

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Gerrit Cole quickly ended Stephen Strasburg's tenure as baseball's highest-paid pitcher.Cole agreed to a $324 million, nine-year contract with the...

AP source: Strasburg, Nats reach record $245M, 7-year deal

SAN DIEGO (AP) — World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg is staying with the Washington Nationals.The right-hander has agreed to a record $245 million, seven-year...

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