A rookie at the major league minimum would keep about 47% of his original salary this year while multimillionaire stars Mike Trout and Gerrit Cole would lose more than 77% under a sliding-scale proposal by big league teams that players found “extremely disappointing.”
The Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates are trimming payroll while they await word on the fate of the Major League Baseball season.
Major League Baseball will look somewhat like high school ball this year under protocols to deal with the new coronavirus, with showers at ballparks discouraged and players possibly arriving in uniform, like they did when they were teenagers.
A little boy and a woman drowned on Saturday in the backyard pool at the home of former MLB player Carl Crawford.
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker apologized for criticizing baseball players for bargaining over their salaries during talks with management on how to get the coronavirus-delayed season under way.
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.
Major League Baseball operations had been previously suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and it was unclear when, and if, gameplay would resume in 2020.
Thousands of Major League Baseball players were tested for antibodies to COVID-19, and just .7 percent tested positive. T
Eldred “Salty” Saltwell, who worked in a variety of roles including general manager and vice president over 30 years with the Chicago Cubs, has died, the team said Tuesday. He was 96.
A woman who was struck in the face by a foul ball during a Chicago Cubs game at Wrigley Field two years ago has filed a lawsuit against the team and Major League Baseball.
It is unclear how the Major League Baseball draft will look or when it will take place.
When the coronavirus pandemic stopped spring training last month, Ian Happ offered Nico Hoerner, Zack Short and Dakota Mekkes a place to stay if they wanted to remain in Arizona.
Jim Frey, who managed the Kansas City Royals to the 1980 AL pennant and the Chicago Cubs to within one win of the 1984 World Series, has died. He was 88.
Four-time All-Star Cubs second baseman Glenn Beckert has died at age 79.
Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant and his wife Jessica Delp are announcing the birth of their baby boy.
Arizona’s advantage is 10 spring training ballparks plus the Arizona Diamondbacks’ Chase Field all within about 50 miles. Florida’s spring training ballparks are spread by as much as 220 miles.
Star athletes wearing every Chicago jersey have joined the same team. Their game plan: convince Chicagoans to stay home.
Ed Farmer rooted for the White Sox growing up on Chicago’s South Side and went on to become an All-Star reliever for them.
The series, which was to take place in London on June 13 and June 14, has been canceled due to coronavirus concerns.
It was a quiet day in Wrigleyville on what should have been the Cubs home opener.