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Orioles Legend Brooks Robinson Dies At 86

Sep 26, 2023 7:14 PM

Hall of Fame third baseman Brooks Robinson has died at the age of 86.

"We are deeply saddened to share the news of the passing of Brooks Robinson," his family and the Baltimore Orioles said in a joint statement. "An integral part of our Orioles Family since 1955, he will continue to leave a lasting impact on our club, our community, and the sport of baseball."

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Officer: Shooting Should Have Halted White Sox Game

Sep 22, 2023 7:13 AM

A Chicago White Sox game last month where two women were wounded by gunfire should have been stopped or delayed, the city's interim police superintendent says.

The Aug. 25 game against the Oakland Athletics was allowed to continue without interruption after the two women were shot near Section 161 of Guaranteed Rate Field because of "miscommunication" on the protocol for notifying Major League Baseball.

"We've taken some steps to make sure that ... we have the right people in place to delay or stop completely a game like that, so it won't happen again," interim police superintendent Fred Waller said.

"We did not know exactly what we had on our hands. We didn't think it was an active shooter. But we didn't know."

Police still don't know whether the bullets came from inside or outside Guaranteed Rate Field and likely will never be certain, Waller said.

Waller was told Chief of Patrol Brian McDermott had called for the game to be stopped and that police, team officials and the private security firm hired by the Sox had started looking at video.

"A mistake was made because the [game] was not stopped," Waller said.

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John Angelos: Orioles Will Be At Camden Yards For Another 30 Years

Sep 19, 2023 8:22 AM

John Angelos indicated plans to remain at Camden Yards for the long-term after the Baltimore Orioles clinched their first playoff berth since 2016.

"The Orioles have a 70-year partnership with the city and the state, and Camden Yards more than 30. And we're going to have 30 more. That's a given," Angelos, the club's CEO, said.

It was just last September that the Orioles hired an investment bank to "assess the prospects for selling the team."

The Orioles' lease at Camden Yards expires at the end of this season.

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Rays Complete Deal For New Stadium In St. Petersburg

Sep 19, 2023 8:18 AM

The Tampa Bay Rays are expected to announce the completion of a deal for a new stadium in St. Petersburg, Florida, on Tuesday, according to a report.

The construction of the 30,000-seat domed stadium, which is set to open in 2028 and is estimated to cost over $1.2 billion, should end speculation about the Rays leaving for another city.

The Rays' current 30-year lease at the domed Tropicana Field ends in 2027.

Rays owner Stuart Sternberg told the Tampa Bay Times earlier this month that the organization expected to "pay for half or more" of the cost for the stadium. The remainder of the cost will be contributed by the city of St. Petersburg and Pinellas County.

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A's Relocation Vote Reportedly Set For November

Sep 15, 2023 8:49 AM

Major League Baseball's owners will vote on the Oakland Athletics' relocation application during owners meetings scheduled for November, according to a report.

The A's relocation proposal has been in the committee stage.

A three-person ownership contingent of Mark Attanasio (Milwaukee Brewers), John Middleton (Philadelphia Phillies) and John Sherman (Kansas City Royals) has been reviewing the application.

The A's will need approval from 75% to finalize their relocation.

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Witness Reported Incident That Led To Julio Urias' Arrest

Sep 8, 2023 8:14 AM

Julio Urias was arrested after someone saw a physical altercation between a man and a woman outside an MLS stadium and contacted police, according to the arrest report.

The report by the Department of Public Safety provided details on Urias' arrest late Sunday on South Hoover Street outside BMO Stadium in Exposition Park, south of downtown Los Angeles.

The report said DPS officers talked to the individuals involved and determined a physical altercation occurred. The investigation resulted in the Los Angeles Dodgers' pitcher's arrest on suspicion of corporal injury on a spouse or cohabitant.

Urias posted $50,000 bail and was released early Monday. He is due in court on Sept. 27.

He was placed on administrative leave indefinitely by Major League Baseball on Wednesday.

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MLB Places Julio Urias On Administrative Leave

Sep 7, 2023 8:28 AM

Major League Baseball has placed Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias on administrative leave, three days after police arrested him on suspicion of felony domestic violence.

The leave was imposed under baseball's joint domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse policy adopted in 2015 and can be the first step toward a suspension. 

Players are paid but cannot play while on leave; Urias is playing this season on a one-year, $14.25 million deal in his final season of salary arbitration eligibility.

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Dodgers' Julio Urias Arrested On Felony Domestic Violence Charges

Sep 4, 2023 4:30 PM

Los Angeles Dodgers starter Julio Urías was arrested on felony domestic violence charges late Sunday, Los Angeles police told ESPN, the second domestic violence arrest in the past four years for the soon-to-be-free-agent pitcher.

Urías, 27, was arrested just after 11 p.m. PT and booked into jail around 1 a.m., according to jail records. He was released on $50,000 bond at 4:47 a.m. and has a court date of Sept. 27.

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D.R. Investigating Second Complaint Against Wander Franco

Aug 31, 2023 12:06 AM

A special prosecutor in the Dominican Republic is investigating a second formal complaint that Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Wander Franco engaged in a relationship with a minor, the latest of three accusations against the 22-year-old, sources told ESPN's Juan Recio.

After the first complaint against Franco was filed July 17, another girl alleged to the specialized prosecutor's office for boys, girls and adolescents that she had a relationship with Franco as a minor, sources said. While the third girl has not spoken to authorities, they are still investigating her alleged relationship with Franco, sources said.

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Former MLB Manager Pat Corrales Dies At Age 82

Aug 28, 2023 7:57 PM

Pat Corrales, who managed the Texas Rangers, Cleveland and the Philadelphia Phillies before a long stint on the Atlanta Braves coaching staff under Hall of Fame skipper Bobby Cox, has died at age of 82.

The Los Angeles Dodgers said Corrales died of natural causes Sunday night at his home in the north Georgia mountains. He had served as a special assistant to the team's general manager since 2012.

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MLB Places Wander Franco On Administrative Leave

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A's Hire Construction Firm For New Las Vegas Ballpark

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Special Division In D.R. Leading Wander Franco investigation

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Rays Place Wander Franco On Restricted List

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A's Have Begun Las Vegas Relocation Process

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Manfred: A's Big Turnout Doesn't Change 'A Decade Worth Of Inaction'

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Bus Driver Transporting Pirates Charged With DUI

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Nevada Governor Signs Bill To Fund Las Vegas Stadium For A's

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A's Stadium Deal Wins Final Legislative Approval

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Report: Trevor Bauer Facing Additional Sexual Assault Allegation

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Nevada Senate Passes $380M Bill To Help Fund New A's Stadium In Vegas

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Former Pitcher, Manager Roger Craig Dies At Age 93

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Anthony Rendon Won't Be Charged For Altercation With Fan

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Nevada Lawmakers Consider A's Stadium Financing At Hearing

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Nevada Legislature Sets $380M Price To Build A's Stadium

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Owners Could Vote On A's Prospective Move To Vegas In June

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Report: A's Move To Vegas Could Be Held Up Over Money

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A's Reach Deal To Develop Las Vegas Site For Potential Stadium

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A's Considering Multiple Potential Stadium Sites In Las Vegas

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A's Near Deadline For $500M Request For Las Vegas Stadium

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