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A’s Kemp: Declined to join in Astros’ sign stealing

MESA, Ariz. — Called up in September 2017 by Houston, Tony Kemp immediately was asked by teammates whether he wanted to be a part of the Astros’ sign-stealing scheme. He says his answer was a firm no and that he didn’t feel further pressure to take part. “That stood,” the second baseman said Friday after […]

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MLB players rip Astros over sign-stealing scandal

Baseball players are mad. No, some of them are more than mad. Some of them are downright furious. Few players have opened up about their feelings on the Astros’ sign-stealing scandal before the start of spring training, but as players start trickling in to camp, a lot more have given their opinions about baseball’s biggest […]

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Minor leaguers getting minimum salary increase

NEW YORK — Major League Baseball is raising the minimum salary for minor league players in 2021, according to a memo sent Friday from the commissioner’s office to all 30 teams and obtained by The Associated Press. Two years after successfully lobbying Congress to exempt minor leaguers from federal minimum wage laws, MLB opted to […]

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Everything you need to know about MLB’s sign-stealing scandal

Major League Baseball’s sign-stealing saga is the biggest scandal in the sport since the steroid era. As the fallout continues from the league’s investigation and subsequent punishment of the Houston Astros — along with its ongoing investigation of the Boston Red Sox — ESPN.com breaks down the latest penalties and revelations, and what they mean […]

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Bregman, Altuve apologize for actions in 2017

Houston Astros players Alex Bregman and Jose Altuve on Thursday apologized in brief statements for their roles in the team’s sign-stealing scheme in 2017. The players were made available at a news conference as the Astros opened spring training in West Palm Beach, Florida. “I am really sorry about the choices that were made by […]

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Why the Dodgers now have baseball’s best lineup

Sports reporter, Kansas City Star, 2002-09 Writer, Baseball, Baseball Prospectus Co-author, Pro Basketball Prospectus Member, Baseball Writers Association of America Member, Professional Basketball Writers Association People tend to lose their heads when an elite player changes teams. In a good way. For fans of the team that acquires the star, it’s a time to dream. […]

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Former Blue Jays reliever Bolsinger sues Astros

As spring training nears, the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scandal continues to be the centerpiece of the baseball world, with players, past and present, speaking out seemingly daily. On Monday, former major league pitcher Mike Bolsinger entered the mix with a potential precedent-setting civil lawsuit. Bolsinger — hardly the largest name associated with the scandal — […]