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Source: Jorge Mas Becomes Bidder To Purchase Marlins

Jun 24, 2017 1:28 PM

The Miami Marlins are for sale and Derek Jeter is part of a potential group to buy the major league club. The most logical future owner of the Marlins, however, could be one who only recently has been mentioned: Jorge Mas, a Cuban-American businessman whose family has been well-known in Miami and South Florida for decades.

A source with direct knowledge of the possible purchase said the small group led by Mas appears to have the most solid footing and deepest pockets.

Tags: Miami Marlins, Legal, Misc Rumor

Former MLB Player Jimmy Piersall Dies At Age 87

Jun 4, 2017 1:16 PM

Former major leaguer Jimmy Piersall, who bared his soul about his struggles with mental illness in his book "Fear Strikes Out," has died. He was 87.

Piersall died Saturday at a care facility in Wheaton, Illinois, after a monthslong illness, according to the Boston Red Sox, for whom Piersall played for seven of his 17 seasons in the majors.

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Legal, Misc Rumor

Tom Glavine, Tagg Romney Working To Make Bid On Marlins

Apr 21, 2017 9:03 AM

Derek Jeter, who has teamed with Jeb Bush, has some Major League competition in his pursuit to purchase the Miami Marlins.

Tom Glavine is working with Tagg Romney in an effort to bid on the Marlins, according to league sources.

Robert Murray/FanRag Sports

Tags: Miami Marlins, Legal, Misc Rumor

Katy Feeney, Longtime Baseball Executive, Dies At Age 68

Apr 3, 2017 1:22 AM

Katy Feeney, a baseball executive for four decades and a daughter of former National League President Chub Feeney, has died. She was 68.

Feeney died Saturday while visiting relatives in Maine. She had not shown any sign of illness, baseball officials said. She had retired from baseball in December after working her final postseason.

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Jury Rules Indians Not Responsible For Fan Blinded By Ball

Mar 27, 2017 6:06 PM

A jury says the Cleveland Indians aren't responsible for injuries to a New York man hit by a foul ball and blinded in one eye at a baseball game in July 2012. reports the decision late last week in a Cleveland-area county court means Keith Rawlins, of Rochester, gets no money from his lawsuit against the team.

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Legal, Misc Rumor

Jung Ho Kang Delayed By Visa Issues Related To DUI Arrest

Mar 11, 2017 7:16 PM

Pittsburgh infielder Jung Ho Kang was placed on the restricted list by the Pirates while he is delayed in South Korea by visa issues related to a recent DUI arrest.

"It just is a reflection of the reality that he's not here today on March 11, and we need to get him into Bradenton to prepare for the 2017 season," Pirates president Frank Coonelly said Saturday.

Tags: Pittsburgh Pirates, Legal, Misc Rumor

Woman Arrested For Trespassing After Allegedly Stalking Tebow

Mar 10, 2017 10:33 PM

A Colorado woman who had been "looking for and asking questions about" Tim Tebow was arrested and charged with trespassing after ignoring a warning to stay away from the Mets' spring training facility in Port St. Lucie, Florida, according to an incident report obtained by ESPN.

Michelle Marie Thompson, 36, was given a trespass warning on Feb. 26 and then arrested two days later after failing to heed instructions from the Port St. Lucie police department to leave the area.

Tags: New York Mets, Legal, Misc Rumor

Marlins Engaged With Four Groups On Sale

Mar 7, 2017 7:33 AM

The Miami Marlins are actively engaged in discussions with four groups and have had additional conversations with two others on a sale, according to a report.

Major League Baseball knows the identity of the suitors, which include both local and out-of-town investors.

Read more here:

Barry Jackson/Miami Herald

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Moreno: Team To Remain In Angel Stadium Until At Least 2029

Feb 18, 2017 6:52 PM

Owner Arte Moreno is committed to long-term improvements to both the Los Angeles Angels' roster and their venerable stadium.

The Angels will remain in Angel Stadium until at least 2029, Moreno said Saturday, after their entire roster reported to Arizona for the first full workout of spring.

Moreno also believes the Angels will soon be in better financial shape to pursue baseball's top players this year and beyond, boosting their chances of building a winner around two-time AL MVP Mike Trout.

Tags: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Legal, Misc Rumor

Two Crash Victims Families Suing Jose Fernandez's Estate

Feb 12, 2017 7:01 PM

The families of the two men who were with Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez when his boat crashed into a Miami Beach jetty -- killing all three -- are suing his estate.

Attorney Christopher Royer, who is representing the two families, told the Sun Sentinel that the claim for 25-year-old Eduardo Rivero was filed Friday and the claim for 27-year-old Emilio Jesus Macias will be filed Monday. Each family is seeking $2 million.

Tags: Miami Marlins, Legal, Misc Rumor

Mike Ilitch, Owner Of Tigers And Wings, Dies At Age 87
Mike Ilitch won praise for keeping professional sports teams in Detroit.

Agent: Jung Ho Kang To Enter Treatment Program
Jung Ho Kang entering rehab was a recommendation of MLB's Treatment Board.

Andy Marte Dies In Car Crash In Dominican Republic
According to Baseball America, Andy Marte was playing winter league baseball for Las Aguilas Cibaenas.

Diamondbacks Sue County To Explore Stadium Options
The Diamondbacks have filed suit against the Maricopa County Stadium District to ask for the removal of a clause in their contract that prevents the team from exploring other stadium options.

Associated Press

Record Six Teams To Pay Luxury Tax This Season
The Dodgers will have to pay a luxury tax of $31.8M this season.

MLB, Players Agree Upon New Five-Year Collective Bargaining Agreement
The new agreement averts a potential lockout of the players that would have frozen baseball's hot stove and pulled the plug on the major league portion of next week's winter meetings.


Jeurys Familia's Wife Wants Charges Dropped
The wife of Mets closer Jeurys Familia wants the assault charge against her husband dropped.

Jeurys Familia Arrested On Alleged Domestic Violence Charge
Mets pitcher Jeurys Familia allegedly caused a scratch to the chest and a bruise to the right cheek of the accuser.

Hector Olivera Found Guilty Of Assault, Sentenced To Jail
Hector Olivera was found guilty on a misdemeanor domestic assault charge in a Virginia courtroom and was ordered to serve 10 days in jail on Thursday.

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Edwin Encarnacion Accused Of Battery By Woman
Edwin Encarnacion is facing a civil suit from a woman who claims that he knowingly infected her with sexually transmitted diseases, according to TMZ.


Darryl Strawberry Trying To Save Dwight Gooden
Darryl Strawberry believes Dwight Gooden has relapsed into drug use and wants to get him to go for help.

Pete Rose Files Lawsuit Against John Dowd
Pete Rose filed a defamation lawsuit today against John Dowd who led the investigation that led to Rose's ban from baseball.

Air Force Issues Apology To Derek Jeter Over Posting
An active-duty member of the Air Force had posted a photo on Facebook of a citation that Derek Jeter received on July 4.

Jung Ho Kang Investigated For Alleged Sexual Assault
Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang is considered a "person of interest" in an allegation of sexual assault.

Police Cite Man Who Threw Bottle At Ryan Howard
A man accused of throwing a beer bottle at Ryan Howard during a game earlier this month has been cited for disorderly conduct, according to police.


Former MLB Pitcher Sammy Ellis Dies At 75
Pitcher Sammy Ellis was an All-Star with the Reds in 1965.

Five MLB Players Enter Into Brand Contracts With Fantex
Andrew Heaney became the first player to enter into an agreement with Fantex last September, taking a $3.34 million up-front payment in exchange for 10 percent of his future earnings.


Hector Olivera Arrested, Accused Of Assault
Hector Olivera has been arrested after a woman accused him of assault at a hotel outside Washington.


MLB's Average Salary Rises 4.4 Percent To $4.38M
The Dodgers again topped MLB spending for the third straight season.

Randy Levine: 'Unfair' Yankees Pay More Than Mets In Revenue Sharing
Randy Levine told Fox Sports that the Yankees paid approximately $90 million in revenue sharing for the 2015 season.