The head of the Major League Baseball Players Association says it will be difficult for big leaguers to participate at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Baseball returns to Olympics after a 12-year absence for the Tokyo Games, which are scheduled for July…RICH DUBROFF (Associated Press)
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Pete Rose is on the ballot for the Philadelphia Phillies' wall of fame, his first association with the team since he was banned from baseball in 1989.
San Diego Padres first baseman Wil Myers landed the biggest raise of all the hefty salary increases in arbitration. The 168 players eligible for arbitration as of mid-December averaged a 113 percent raise, according to a study by The Associated…RONALD BLUM (AP Baseball Writer)
One night in November, Chad Bettis found a lump in the wrong place before going to sleep. There have been no complications, and subsequent tests, including results he got at a doctor's visit on Wednesday, have shown him to be cancer free. ''I feel…MIKE TULUMELLO (Associated Press)
New York Yankees scheduled opening-day starter Masahiro Tanaka threw 74 pitches off a bullpen mound and during a simulated game Thursday in preparation for his first spring training appearance next week. The Japanese right-hander threw 30 pitches…MARK DIDTLER (Associated Press)