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The new hat was introduced Tuesday and will be available for testing during spring training on a voluntary basis. Major leaguers and minor leaguers won’t be required to wear it.
Major League Baseball has told its 30 teams they must implement security screening for fans by then, either with hand-held metal detection or walk-through magnetometers.
Federal judges say two lawsuits Alex Rodriguez filed against Major League Baseball can remain on separate tracks for now.
Each manager will be allowed to challenge at least one call per game. If he’s right, he gets another challenge. After the seventh inning, a crew chief can request a review on his own.
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Yankees fans have mixed reactions to an arbitration ruling that banned Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez for 162 games.
An independent arbitrator ruled Saturday to ban A-Rod for a full season, including the playoffs. “The number of games sadly comes as no surprise, as the deck has been stacked against me from day one,” Rodriguez said in a statement.
Will the Yankees’ third baseman play a third of a season in 2014? Will he play at all? That’s what we’re all waiting to find out.
If Tanaka and a major-league team come to terms, that franchise is required to pay his Japanese club, the Rakuten Golden Eagles, a posting fee, now capped at $20 million.
The New York Yankees were hit with a $28 million luxury-tax bill, pushing their total past the $250 million mark since the penalty began in 2003.
Major League Baseball and Nippon Professional Baseball have finalized a new posting system that caps the fee for players at $20 million, a deal that may lead to star pitcher Masahiro Tanaka going on the market.
In a 33-page amended complaint filed Tuesday in federal court in Manhattan, the lawyers said: “Mr. Selig lacked the courage of his convictions to explain under oath the reasons for the suspension.”
Spanning 12 days, from the end of September through Thursday, the arbitration had many ups and downs, mysteries and follies, rights and wrongs.
“If he tells me something, I’m going to believe him. Definitely,” Rivera said. “But again, that’s me. He’s my friend, and if he tells me something I’m going to believe him.”
Joseph Tacopina, one of A-Rod’s lawyers, said that Rodriguez will only testify if MLB Commissioner Bud Selig agrees to testify.