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MLB to hold World Series, Postseason in ‘Bubble’

NEW YORK — The World Series will be played entirely at the Texas Rangers’ new ballpark in Arlington, Texas, as part of a bubble agreement between Major League Baseball and the players’ association, the first time the sport’s championship will be played entirely at one site since 1944. As part of an agreement finalized Tuesday, the division series, league championship…

MLB set to Return after Owners return to March Agreement with Player’s Association

NEW YORK (AP) — The executive board of the Major League Baseball Players Association rejected a proposed 60-game schedule by a 33-5 vote, daring Commissioner Rob Manfred to give a unilateral order for the regular season’s start and provoke what figures to be lengthy and costly litigation over the impact of the coronavirus on the sport. The union’s vote was…

Auburn’s Scheffler signs with Seattle Mariners

  AUBURN, Ala. – Senior catcher Matt Scheffler agreed to a free agent deal with the Seattle Mariners Tuesday. Scheffler is the fourth member of the 2020 team to pursue his goal of playing professional baseball, joining Tanner Burns and Bailey Horn, who were drafted last week, and Ryan Watson, who also signed a free agent contract Sunday. “It’s hard to put…

MLB Draft Rounds 2-5: Troy, Auburn, Alabama represented

TROY, Ala. – Junior Levi Thomas was selected by the San Diego Padres with the 109th pick in the fourth round of the 2020 MLB Draft, Thursday evening. Thomas becomes the sixth Trojan in program history to be selected in the top five rounds of the draft. Thomas finished with a career 2.98 ERA and 185 strikeouts compared to just 53 walks,…

MLB Draft Round 1: Auburn’s Burns goes 36th overall

Auburn’s Tanner Burns was selected 36th overall in the Competitive Balance Round A by the Cleveland Indians. Burns was previously drafted by the New York Yankees in the 37th round of the 2017 MLB Draft. Last year he struck out 101 batters in 79 2/3 innings. Burns struck out 210 batters in his career, a 2.86 ERA with 14 wins…

AP: Baseball union fires arbitrator

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) – A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that the baseball players’ union has fired arbitrator Fredric Horowitz. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the firing was not publicly announced. Dan Halem, Major League Baseball’s chief legal officer, informed general managers at their meeting this week. The players’ association made the…