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Bob Watson retires

Bob Watson, Major League Baseball’s Vice President of Rules and On-Field Operations, has announced his retirement from baseball at the end of the current year after serving more than 45 years in the game as a player, coach and executive. Watson will continue to assist with MLB’s Urban Youth Academy program and be available for […]

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Purpura wins Hemond Award

Minor League Baseball Executive Vice President & COO Tim Purpura has been named the winner of the 10th annual Roland Hemond Award by the Arizona Fall League. The award is presented to recognize a baseball executive who has provided at least 15 years of outstanding service to professional baseball and who has served the Arizona […]

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Vegas mayor: We’re ready to build ballpark for American League team

Mayor Oscar Goodman says his city has launched talks regarding a new 45,000-seat roofed ballpark in downtown Las Vegas, adding that an American League team is involved. Two guesses as to what team he’s alluding to, but be warned: Goodman’s enthusiasm sometimes outpaces reality. During his weekly press conference today, Goodman discussed the early stages […]

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Affiliate Dance: 2020

What teams have upcoming affiliation deals, and which ones are tied long-term to their parent teams? We list them all here as the 2021 affiliate dance reaches its conclusion. With the expiration of the most recent Professional Baseball Agreement (PBA) between Major League Baseball and Minor League Baseball, MLB has assumed control of MiLB and […]

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