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Players call MLB economic proposal ‘extremely disappointing’

A rookie at the major league minimum would make a higher percentage of his salary than multimillionaire stars like Mike Trout or Gerrit Cole under a sliding-scale proposal by big …

UPDATED: Sat., May 23, 2020

Larry Stone: As MLB negotiations near critical juncture, mutual motivation will be key to saving weird 2020 season

In case you haven’t checked your pocket schedule lately, the Mariners would be in New York facing the Yankees this weekend, more than 50 games into their 2020 season.

UPDATED: Fri., May 22, 2020

Seattle Mariners to reopen spring training facility in Arizona

After more than 60 days of inactivity, the locked doors of the Mariners’ spring training complex in Peoria, Arizona will re-open to a limited number of players and staff.

Baseball players respond to MLB on virus protocols

The baseball players’ association has given management a wide-ranging response to a 67-page proposed set of protocols for a season to be played during the coronavirus pandemic.

Agency that oversees Coliseum says A’s haven’t paid rent

The head of the agency that oversees the Oakland Coliseum says the A’s have informed him they had “no ability to pay” the annual $1.2 million rent on the facility.

UPDATED: Thu., May 14, 2020

Rays’ Blake Snell says ‘I’m not playing unless I get mine’

Tampa Bay Rays All-Star pitcher Blake Snell says he will not take the mound this year if his pay is cut further, proclaiming: “I’m not playing unless I get mine.”

UPDATED: Tue., May 12, 2020

AP source: No MLB economic plan in 1st session with players

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

Source: World Baseball Classic to be postponed till 2023

The World Baseball Classic will be postponed from 2021 to 2023 because of the new coronavirus, a person familiar with the planning tells The Associated Press.

Paul Sullivan: Michael Jordan’s baseball fantasy – and his failure – is a big part of his legend in Chicago

The sheer audacity of Michael Jordan still resonates 26 years later.

This Date in Baseball: May 9

This Date in Baseball for May 9, 2020

Great Falls Chargers Wrap Up First Week Of Social Distancing Practice

Hear from the Great Falls Chargers players and head coach after their first week of social distancing practice.

Senator Steve Daines Fighting For Baseball In Montana

Just a few weeks ago a story came out that major and minor league baseball was on the cusp of coming to an agreement that would put baseball in Montana …

UPDATED: Fri., May 8, 2020

AP source: MLB to cut amateur draft from 40 rounds to 5

A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that Major League Baseball will cut its amateur draft from 40 rounds to five this year, a move that figures …

This Date in Baseball: May 8

This Date in Baseball for May 8, 2020

UPDATED: Thu., May 7, 2020

Summer baseball: Area teams consider alternate format to American Legion

With states starting to implement plans to reopen, some area baseball leagues and coaches are trying to figure out a way to play this summer.

UPDATED: Thu., May 7, 2020

MLB reportedly is finalizing proposal to start season in early July after coronavirus shutdown

Major League Baseball is reportedly considering a plan of restarting spring training in early June with the season starting in early July.

This Date in Baseball: May 7

This Date in Baseball for May 7, 2020.

Taiwan baseball league set to allow fans back in ballparks

Fans will be allowed to enter baseball stadiums for games in Taiwan for the first time this season as part of a gradual easing of restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic.

UPDATED: Sat., May 2, 2020

Larry Stone: Ex-Mariners relive night they were on wrong side of history, 34 years after Roger Clemens’ 20-strikeout game

Not long ago, a friend called former Mariner Ken Phelps to tell him that Roger Clemens’ 20-strikeout game in 1986 was being shown on one of the cable networks.

This Date in Baseball: May 1

This Date in Baseball for May 1, 2020

UPDATED: Thu., April 30, 2020

Matt Calkins: Arizona plan? 80 games? It doesn’t matter. The real news is that it looks like baseball will return in 2020.

If you can think of seven more glorious words than this, drinks are on me: It sounds like baseball is coming back.

Little League World Series canceled for first time

This year’s Little League World Series and the championship tournaments in six other Little League divisions have been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

UPDATED: Wed., April 29, 2020

Baseball Hall of Fame cancels induction ceremony due over coronavirus concerns

Derek Jeter, Larry Walker and the rest of this year’s Baseball Hall of Fame class will have to wait for their big moment at Cooperstown

This Date in Baseball: April 29

This Date in Baseball for April 29, 2020.

UPDATED: Tue., April 28, 2020

AP sources: MLB opening options include 3 regional divisions

People familiar with the discussions tell The Associated Press that Major League Baseball is exploring various options that could allow the season to start if the medical situation allows.

UPDATED: Sat., April 25, 2020

Dave Nichols: Spokane Indians affected by major changes to minor leagues

MLB wants to drastically streamline the minor league and how franchises operate, as soon as next season. The Spokane Indians figure to be impacted as much as anyone.

This Date in Baseball: April 25

This Date in Baseball for April 25, 2020

This Date in Baseball: April 24

This Date in Baseball for April 24, 2020

This Date in Baseball: April 23

This Date in Baseball for April 23, 2020.

UPDATED: Wed., April 22, 2020

Red Sox stripped of pick, Alex Cora banned in sign stealing scams

The Boston Red Sox got off lightly in Major League Baseball’s sign-stealing scandal after Commissioner Rob Manfred concluded their violations were far less flagrant than those of the Houston Astros.