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Lawsuit seeks more money, freedom for Minor League Baseball players

A lawsuit filed in federal court seeks to overturn the Minor League Baseball contract system, with former players arguing low pay, mandatory overtime and lack of collective bargaining rights violates state and federal wage laws. The lawsuit was filed in federal California Northern District Court by players Aaron Senne (a former Miami Marlins farmhand), Michael […]

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A-Rod drops lawsuits, accepts 2014 suspension

Well, there’s one distraction out of the way as baseball and the New York Yankees approach spring training: Alex Rodriguez will drop his lawsuits against MLB and the players union, accepting his year-long suspension. After an independent arbitrator determined a year-long suspension (including the playoffs) would be enough for usage of performance-enhancing drugs in the […]

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MLB to screen fans entering games next season

Major League Baseball teams will screen all fans attending games next season, more than likely in the form of full-body metals detectors, according to MLB’s head of security. The commissioner’s office is issuing guidelines for increased security at regular-season games next season, and they’re expected to to finalized before the Winter Meetings in two weeks. […]

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Wolff: No move to AT&T Park — yet

An A’s move to AT&T Park was indeed broached by MLB Commissioner Bud Selig during lease negotiations, but Oakland owner Lew Wolff says his team will play at Coliseum — for the time being. The threat from Selig came as the A’s were engaged in some contentious lease negotiations with the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum […]

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Selig to retire in January 2015

One more season: Bud Selig announced he would be stepping down as MLB Commissioner in January 2015, ending a run that begin with the interim tag in 1992. Selig, who bought the Seattle Pilots out of bankruptcy in 1970 and moved them to Milwaukee to begin a career in baseball, oversaw a period of unprecedented […]

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