MLB teams looking to avoid unwanted affiliations, bad venues and poor facilities could be driving the agenda, but how would it work?
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On the field and in the stands, how players and others react to MLB's newly juiceless baseballs off the bat tells a story.
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The Phillies announced plans Tuesday to extend safety netting for 2020, becoming the 13th MLB team to commit to or put in extensions since a toddler's 5/29 head injury on a foul liner in Houston. The Astros, Braves, Chisox, Dodgers, Nats & O's have installed extensions & the Brewers, D-backs, Jays, Pirates, Rangers & Royals said they plan to. Some teams say they're considering extensions and the Marlins had extended theirs to 150 feet past each dugout before the 2019 season.
The Arizona Diamondbacks lost some of their best players to trades or free agency over the past 12 months.
Despite a 4.25 ERA, which ranked seventh out of 15 teams in the National League, the D-backs have let go of Mike Butcher.
The Astros, Yankees and Dodgers clearly were up to the task all season, but which teams were pleasant surprises and which ones disappointed?
Taijuan Walker returned from Tommy John surgery on the final day of the regular season, Tim Locastro beat out an infield grounder to drive home the winning run in the ninth inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Diego Padres 1-0 Sunday.
Christian Walker hit his first career grand slam and added a solo shot to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks over the San Diego Padres 6-5 on Saturday night.
Jake Lamb hit a pinch-hit, three-run homer in the eighth inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks rallied past the San Diego Padres 6-3 on Friday night.
They weren't household names on Opening Day, but surely you've heard of them by now. We decide which rising stars made the leap in 2019.
Pinch-hitter Paul Goldschmidt grounded into a game-ending double play with two runners on the base and the NL Central-leading St. Louis Cardinals fell short in a ninth-inning rally, losing to the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-7 Wednesday.
Arm angles, sliding and dealing with failure are just a few of the traits Murray and Wilson have taken from the diamond to the gridiron.
Ildemaro Vargas had a game-tying pinch-hit homer in the ninth inning on Tuesday and then singled with the bases loaded in the 19th at 1:34 a.m. local time on Wednesday to give the Arizona Diamondbacks a 3-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals.
Paul Goldschmidt hit a two-run homer in his return to Chase Field, Yadier Molina also had a two-run shot, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-7 on Monday for their sixth straight win.
Paul Goldschmidt, who spent his first eight seasons with the Diamondbacks, hit a two-run home run on Monday in his return to Chase Field as a member of the Cardinals.
Teams such as the A's, Rays and Nationals are about to earn an invitation to October, but credit these players for getting them there.
Rookie Seth Mejias-Brean hit a two-run homer with no outs in the 10th inning and the San Diego Padres beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-4 Sunday to give interim manager Rod Barajas his first win since taking over for the fired Andy Green.
Rod Barajas lost his debut as San Diego's interim manager, falling 4-2 to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night as former Padres player Abraham Almonte had three hits and scored three runs.
Rookie Merrill Kelly pitched seven dominant innings and Josh Rojas hit a three-run double in the seven-run eighth for the Arizona Diamondbacks, who beat the lackluster San Diego Padres 9-0 Friday night.
Ketel Marte, who left Tuesday's game with back stiffness, will miss the remainder of the season because of a stress reaction in his back, the Diamondbacks announced Friday night.
Mike Leake worked effectively through traffic into the seventh inning, Domingo Leyba had two RBI and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Miami Marlins 5-4 on Wednesday.
Miguel Rojas had a career-high six RBI, including a three-run double, and the Miami Marlins rallied past the Arizona Diamondbacks 12-6 on Tuesday night.
Robbie Ray pitched 5 2/3 innings of no-hit ball, Jake Lamb hit a crucial three-run double and the Arizona Diamondbacks rallied for a 7-5 victory over the Miami Marlins on Monday night.
The Cubs, Brewers and Mets are all making a push to snag postseason spots in the Senior Circuit.