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Cal Ripken, the birth of The Streak and the toughness it took to keep...

You love baseball. Tim Kurkjian loves baseball. So while we await its return, every day we'll provide you with a story or two tied to this date in baseball history.ON THIS DATE IN 1982, Cal Ripken began his consecutive-games...

D-backs lay off, furlough about quarter of staff

The Arizona Diamondbacks have laid off or furloughed about one-quarter of the team's employees because of lost revenue due to the coronavirus pandemic.The organization made the moves on Friday. Remaining staff will take pay cuts that average less than...

Sources: Price to pay LAD minor leaguers $1K

David Price has yet to throw an official pitch for the Los Angeles Dodgers, but he has already made a profound impact throughout the organization.The All-Star left-hander will pay each minor league player who is not on the Dodgers'...

Shortened MLB amateur draft to remain in NJ

NEW YORK -- Major League Baseball's shortened amateur draft will remain at the MLB Network studios in Secaucus, New Jersey, for the first round on June 10.MLB shortened the selections to five rounds and 160 picks in response to...

The day Mike Schmidt realized it was time to go

You love baseball. Tim Kurkjian loves baseball. So while we await its return, every day we'll provide you with a story or two tied to this date in baseball history.ON THIS DATE IN 1989, Mike Schmidt retired.Schmidt had played...

What sweeping cuts mean for minor league baseball and its players

Jesse RogersCloseJesse RogersESPN Staff WriterJesse joined ESPN Chicago in September 2009 and covers MLB for ESPN.com.Follow on TwitterNews came out Thursday that hundreds of minor league baseball players were cut and hundreds more are expected to be released in...

Sources: Hundreds cut in minors; more expected

Hundreds of minor league baseball players were cut Thursday and hundreds more are expected to lose their jobs as the sport grapples with the near certainty that the minor league season will be canceled, sources told ESPN.Team officials said...

Astros teased with ‘Trash Can Banger’ beer

Many fans anticipated raining boos down on the Houston Astros during the 2020 season, but with the coronavirus bringing baseball to a halt, one brewery is taking the sign-stealing shaming to another level.Departed Soles, a brewery based in Jersey...

Boras to clients: Don’t ‘bail out’ MLB owners

NEW YORK -- Agent Scott Boras recommends that his clients refuse Major League Baseball's attempt to cut salaries during negotiations with the players' association, claiming team financial issues caused by the coronavirus pandemic have their origin in management debt...

The baseball Hall of Famer who runs a funeral home

"YOU RETURN A MAN to dust and say, 'Return, O children of man!'" the reverend prays to God, quoting Psalm 90 about the brevity of human life. "For a thousand years in your sight are but as yesterday when...