Legal - Baseball Wiretap

MLB Signs Gambling Data Deal With Sportradar
Sportradar will serve as a middleman for sports-betting operators that want to offer in-game bets on MLB games.

Eben Novy-Williams/Bloomberg

Red Sox Owe Nearly $12M In Luxury Tax
The only other MLB team that owes is the Nationals, who must pay $2.3M.

ESPN.com

Lenny Dykstra Pleads Not Guilty To Drug, Terroristic Charges
Lenny Dykstra appeared in court Monday to answer charges of drug possession as well as making terroristic threats.

ESPN.com

MLB Clears Astros Of Any Sign-Stealing
Major League Baseball said it found no violations by the Astros during the postseason.

ESPN.com

Twins' Miguel Sano Arrested In Dominican Republic
Miguel Sano was arrested on Sunday after an incident that left a police officer with a broken leg.

ESPN.com

MLB Places Addison Russell On Administrative Leave
Addison Russell's ex-wife opened up about abuse allegations against the shortstop this week.

ESPN.com

Jennry Mejia Granted Conditional Reinstatement
Mets reliever Jennry Mejia became the first player suspended for life under MLB's drug program in 2016.

ESPN.com

MLB Suspends Roberto Osuna 75 Games
Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna has been suspended for violating MLB's domestic violence policy.

ESPN.com

Former Pitcher Bruce Kison Dies At Age 68
Bruce Kison helped the Pirates in winning World Series titles in 1971 and 1979.

ESPN.com

Diamondbacks Get Deal To Leave Chase Field By 2022
The Diamondbacks can leave Chase Field to find a new home by 2022 without penalty following a vote by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors.

Associated Press

Diamondbacks, Maricopa County Reach Agreement Regarding Stadium Lease
The Diamondbacks and Maricopa County have reached a preliminary agreement that will allow the club to immediately begin searching for construction sites on a new stadium.

Rebekah L. Sanders/Arizona Republic

Manfred: Shorter Season Would Mean Lower Pay
Tony Clark, the Executive Director of the Player's Union, has said he doesn't think his players deserve a pay cut even if baseball decides to implement a shorter season.

ESPN.com

A's Propose To Buy Coliseum Property From Oakland
The Warriors and Raiders will both leave the site within the next few years, leaving the A's as the only tenants.

Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross/San Francisco Chronicle

MLB Suspends Steven Wright 15 Games
Red Sox starting ptcher Steven Wright violated MLB's domestic violence policy.

ESPN.com

Former MLB Pitcher Marcos Carvajal Dies Of Pneumonia
Marcos Carvajal pitched for the Rockies in 2005 and again for the Marlins in 2007.

ESPN.com

Halliday's Autopsy Report Reveals Traces Of Drugs
The report says Roy Halladay had evidence of drugs in his system when he died in a small plane crash on November 7.

ESPN.com

Dustin Fowler Suing White Sox For Injury
A's outfielder Dustin Fowler suffered a right knee injury in Chicago on June 29, while he was then playing for the Yankees.

ESPN.com

Steven Wright Arrested For Domestic Assault
Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright was arrested following a dispute with his wife on Friday night at their home in Tennessee.

ESPN.com

Ohtani's Agent Asks MLB Teams How They Plan To Use Player
A memo was distributed to all 30 MLB teams late Friday along with materials for the upcoming vote on a new posting agreement.

ESPN.com

A's Bruce Maxwell Arrested On Gun Charge
Bruce Maxwell was the only MLB player this year to take a knee during the national anthem.

ESPN.com

MLB RSNs Have Dominated TV Ratings
Regional sports networks that air MLB games have higher rankings than ESPN in every market.

Maury Brown/Forbes

Derek Jeter's Group Buying Marlins For $1.2 Billion
Derek Jeter is investing $25 million of his own money and will run the baseball side of the operation.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Former Phillies All-Star Darren Daulton Dies At Age 55
Darren Daulton was a key member of the 1993 Phillies team that won the National League pennant.

ESPN.com

Three-Time All-Star Lee May Dies At 74 Years
Lee May hit 354 home runs for four different major league teams.

ESPN.com

Dodgers Seeking $12M Per Year For Stadium Naming Rights
As a historical ballpark the naming rights will be X Corp. Field at Dodger Stadium.

Terry Lefton/Sports Business Journal

Legendary Sportscaster Bob Wolff Dies At Age 96
Bob Wolff was the only sportscaster to call play-by-play in all four major North American pro team sports.

ESPN.com

Source: Jorge Mas Becomes Bidder To Purchase Marlins
The Marlins future may be with Jorge Mas, a Cuban-American businessman.

ESPN.com

Former MLB Player Jimmy Piersall Dies At Age 87
Jimmy Piersall played seven of his 17 seasons with the Red Sox.

ESPN.com

Tom Glavine, Tagg Romney Working To Make Bid On Marlins
Derek Jeter, who has teamed with Jeb Bush, has some Major League competition in his pursuit to purchase the Marlins.

Robert Murray/FanRag Sports

Katy Feeney, Longtime Baseball Executive, Dies At Age 68
Katy Feeney was a baseball executive for four decades and had retired in December.

ESPN.com