Chicago Cubs cut infielder Addison Russell, one year after domestic violence suspension

The Chicago Cubs officially parted ways on Monday with infielder Addison Russell, who was once a top prospect but saw his star dim quickly when his ex-wife accused him of domestic abuse.  Russell, 25, received a 40-game suspension in September 2018 after a Major League Baseball investigation of claims made by his ex-wife, Melisa Reidy, detailing physical, mental and emotional abuse during […]

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Reports: MLB investigating reliever Sam Dyson over domestic violence, animal abuse allegations

Major League Baseball is investigating domestic violence and animal abuse allegations against free-agent reliever Sam Dyson, according to reports by The San Francisco Chronicle and The Athletic.  Alexis Blackburn, whom The Chronicle identified as Dyson's girlfriend, posted two Instagram messages that alleged mental and physical abuse on Monday. She did not name Dyson in the posts.  In a statement on Tuesday, Major […]

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Bernie Sanders rips MLB, says plan to cut minor league teams would 'be terrible for baseball'

Is a wealth tax ‘un-American’? Economist Donald Luskin explains why he believes the wealth tax proposals of Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are unconstitutional. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, called Monday for Major League Baseball to abandon restructuring plans for Minor League Baseball that would result in the elimination of 42 teams around the country, arguing that the proposal would […]

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Watch MLB’s 10 longest home runs of the Statcast era

Major League Baseball is on pace to set a new league-wide home run mark this season, destroying the record of 6,105 set in 2017. Of the four seasons with the most home runs in history (2017, 2000, 2016 and 2018), three have come in the past four years. That number will soon be four of five. Part of the surge has […]

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MLB power rankings: Cardinals bash way to top of NL Central

Hard to fathom, but the St. Louis Cardinals are going on four years without a playoff berth.  Thanks to a red-hot start to the second half, they'll at least have the chance to end that drought this season.  The Cardinals have won 12 of 16 games since the break, are tied atop the National League Central and have moved into […]

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MLB trade deadline: Top 20 candidates who could be dealt

The one and only Major League Baseball trade deadline is less than a week away. To buy or sell.  Gone are the days when a team can pick up a player like Justin Verlander off waivers in August. This year, all trades must be completed by Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET, forcing teams to show their hand a month earler.  […]

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