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World Series at Arlington, first time at one site since 1944

The World Series will be played entirely at the Texas Rangers' new ballpark in Arlington, Texas, as part of a bubble agreement between Major League Baseball and the players' association, the first time the sport’s championship will be played entirely at one site since 1944.

  3 MLB games postponed, players decide after Kenosha shooting

Astros place former LSU star Alex Bregman on IL with strained hamstring; expected to be out 3 weeks

Reds broadcaster Thom Brennaman suspended for anti-gay slur

Astros beat Rockies in 11 innings on walk-off single by Myles Straw

Cardinals’ game against Cubs postponed after positive COVID-19 test

MLB tightening virus protocols, including masks in dugouts

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7 Cardinals, 6 staff test positive; series at Detroit off

Another postponement rattles MLB; Brewers’ Cain opts out

MLB temporarily suspends Marlins season through the weekend

AP source: Mets to sign Bruce Maxwell, 1st MLB player to kneel

At least 3 MLB games postponed amid Marlins’ virus outbreak

Astros’ ace Verlander disputes report that he’ll miss remainder of the season

Batter Up! Baseball, soundtrack of summer, is back - sort of

Major League Baseball has started its most bizarre season ever. The virus-delayed opening day began when the World Series champion Washington Nationals hosted the New York Yankees.

Fauci to throw 1st pitch at opening MLB game

The Nationals host the New York Yankees to open the season nearly four months after it originally was scheduled to begin.

Dress rehearsal: MLB holds first COVID-era exhibitions

Exhibition games in Washington, New York and Pittsburgh on Saturday gave Major League Baseball its first look at coronavirus-era games — fake crowd noise and all.

MLB’s Blue Jays not allowed to play games in Canada

The Blue Jays have been denied approval by the Canadian government to play in Toronto amid the coronavirus pandemic.

MLB’s testing sweep brings some success but optics are issue

Atlanta won’t drop Braves name, but will review Tomahawk Chop

MLB releases pandemic-shortened schedule amid testing delays

Astros, Rangers set to open 60-game seasons at home

Dodgers pitcher Price won’t play this year because of virus

Ex-MLB pitcher Tyson Brummett, 3 others die in plane crash

MLB cancels All-Star Game for 1st time since 1945

The All-Star Game scheduled for July 14 was canceled Friday because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Baseball’s back: MLB sets 60-game sked, opens July 23 or 24

Major League Baseball issued a 60-game schedule Tuesday night that will start July 23 or 24 in empty ballparks as the sport tries to push ahead amid the coronavirus following months of acrimony.

Phillies say 2 more players, 2 staffers test positive; 12 total

The Phillies said Tuesday all other tests within the organization have come back negative.

MLB plans 60-game slate, shortest since 1878, as union balks

A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that the executive board of the Major League Baseball Players Association rejected a proposed 60-game schedule by a 33-5 vote.

Balk in baseball coronavirus talks, July 19 start off

An email from baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred to union head Tony Clark led to a balk in the drawn-out talks to start the pandemic-delayed season, which now won’t begin by July 19.

AP source: MLB spring training sites close amid virus worry

The players' association was told by Major League Baseball on Friday that teams will not agree to more than 60 games in the pandemic-delayed season, leaving open the possibility of an even shorter schedule of perhaps 50 games or fewer.

Phillies: 5 players test positive for virus at Florida camp

Philadelphia has shut the camp in Clearwater, Florida, to players, coaches and staff while medical authorities assess the situation.

Baseball players say talks futile, tell MLB to order return

Baseball players told Major League Baseball additional talks to start the season during the coronavirus pandemic are pointless and said owners should order a return to work, which likely would spark lengthy litigation and the sport's return to labor wars.

MLB offers players 80% of prorated salaries, 72-game season

Players would get 70% of their prorated salaries during the regular season and the rest for completion of the postseason.

2020 MLB DRAFT: LSU OF Daniel Cabrera selected by Tigers

LSU outfielder Daniel Cabrera has been selected in Competitive Balance Round B (No. 62) overall by the Detroit Tigers in the 2020 MLB Draft.

2020 MLB DRAFT: LSU RHP Cole Henry selected in second round by Nationals

LSU right-handed pitcher Cole Henry has been selected in the second round (No. 55 overall) by the Washington Nationals in the 2020 MLB Draft.

  AP sources: MLB offers 76-game year, up to 16 playoff teams

Players agreed in March to a deal calling for prorated salaries that depend on games played, a deal in exchange for a guarantee of service time if the season was scrapped.

MLB rejects 114-game schedule, threatens plan of about 50

Management has said it will discuss a schedule of about 50 games, which would result in players receiving about 30% of their full salaries.

Springer, Astros beat Angels 4-2 in Ohtani’s pitching return

George Springer hit a two-run homer and finished a triple shy of the cycle to lead the Houston Astros to a 4-2 win over the Los Angeles Angels in Shohei Ohtani's return to the mound

White's 9th inning shot powers Astros over A's 5-4

Tyler White homered with one out in the ninth inning to give the Houston Astros a 5-4 victory over the Oakland Athletics

Astros erupt for 6 runs in 10th, beat Rockies 8-2

Tony Kemp lined a go-ahead single off closer Wade Davis as part of a six-run 10th inning and the Houston Astros beat the Colorado Rockies 8-2 on Tuesday night.

Trout drives in teammate for 1st time in month in Angels 14-5 win over Astros

Mike Trout drove in a teammate for the first time in more than a month, homering to cap a seven-run burst in seventh inning for the Los Angeles Angels in a 14-5 rout of the Houston Astros on Sunday.

Astros drop another one to A's, 6-4

Mark Canha's two-RBI single in Oakland's three-run eighth inning lifted the Athletics to a 6-4 win over the Houston Astros on Thursday.

Former LSU star Alex Bregman invited to 2018 MLB Home Run Derby

Former LSU shortstop Alex Bregman will participate in this year's MLB All-Star Home Run Derby.

Astros fall 8-3 to A's

Chad Pinder hit a three-run homer and Khris Davis added three RBIs as the Oakland Athletics jumped on Lance McCullers Jr. early and cruised to an 8-3 win over the Houston Astros on Wednesday night.

Former LSU pitcher Aaron Nola leads Phillies to 3-1 win over Mets

Aaron Nola allowed one hit in seven shutout innings and lashed a three-run double that sent the Philadelphia Phillies past the New York Mets 3-1 on Monday for a split of their twinight doubleheader.

Former LSU stars Bregman, Nola named 2018 MLB All-Stars

Former LSU all-Americans Aaron Nola and Alex Bregman were named Sunday night to the 2018 Major League Baseball All-Star Game rosters, increasing the Tigers' all-time total of MLB All-Stars to 12.

Alex Bregman earns AL Player of the Week honors

Former LSU baseball star Alex Bregman has been name the American League Player of the Week.

Bregman hits 5th HR in 6 games, but Astros fall 5-2 to Rays

Alex Bregman got the Astros on the board with a two-run homer in the sixth off Vidal Nuno. It was Bregman's 16th home run and his fifth in six games.

Alex Bregman has a monster series against the Blue Jays

Former LSU shortstop Alex Bregman is on quite a tear for the Houston Astros.

Southern baseball legend turns 79 on Monday

Southern baseball legend Lou Brock turned 79 on Monday.

7 LSU players selected in the MLB Draft

LSU had seven players taken on the second and third days of the 2018 MLB Draft.

  Scotlandville pitcher Destin Dotson chosen by Rangers in MLB Draft

Scotlandville Magnet High left-handed pitcher Destin Dotson enjoyed a very happy afternoon with his family and friends, as he was taken in Round 12 of the 2018 MLB Draft by the Texas Rangers.

Ponchatoula native Simon Landry picked by Dodgers in MLB Draft

Ponchatoula native Simon Landry was picked by the Los Angeles Dodgers in Round 22 of the 2018 MLB Draft.

Southeastern pitcher Josh Green selected by Diamondbacks in MLB Draft

Southeastern Louisiana University right-handed pitcher Josh Green was taken in Round 14 of the 2018 MLB Draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Kevin Gausman changing number to honor Roy Halladay

Former LSU pitcher Kevin Gausman will wear a new number next season to honor the late Roy Halladay.

LaMahieu wins another MLB Gold Glove Award

Former LSU standout and current Major League Baseball All-Star DJ LeMahieu has been named the 2017 Gold Glove Award winner at second base.

Former LSU star named MLB Gold Glove Finalist

Former LSU standout and current Major League Baseball All-Star DJ LeMahieu has been named a Gold Glove Award finalist.

Former LSU second baseman having an All-Star season with the Rockies

Former LSU second baseman DJ LeMahieu is having quite the year for the Colorado Rockies.

Alex Bregman extends extra base hit streak to 10 games

Former LSU shortstop Alex Bregman doubled in the ninth inning Wednesday night against the White Sox extending his extra base hit streak to 10 games.

Former Tiger Alex Bregman looks to extend extra base hit streak

Former LSU shortstop Alex Bregman will try to extend his extra base hit streak to 10 games Wednesday night against the Chicago White Sox.

Michael Papierski selected in the 9th Round of the MLB Draft by the Houston Astros

LSU catcher Michael Papierski was selected in the ninth round of the Major League Baseball Draft by the Houston Astros. The junior from Lemont, IL, was the 271st pick of the draft. He is hitting .260 this season with eight home runs, six doubles and 34 RBI. Papierski was selected in the 16th round 2016 MLB Draft by the Toronto Blue Jays. Papierski and the Tigers travel to Omaha to face the Florida State Seminoles Saturday at 7 p.m. on ESPN. Copyright 2017 WAFB. All rights res...

Jared Poche' picked in 9th round of MLB Draft by Oakland A's

LSU pitcher Jared Poche' was selected in the ninth round of the Major League Baseball Draft by the Oakland A's.

Cole Freeman drafted by the Washington Nationals in the 4th round

LSU second baseman Cole Freeman was selected in the fourth round of the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft by the Washington Nationals.

Former LSU Tiger Jacoby Jones helps propel big league Tigers to Opening Day win

Jacoby Jones hit a three run homer to help propel the Detroit Tigers to a 6-3 MLB Opening Day victory against the Chicago White Sox.

Former LSU ace gets opening day nod for the Orioles

Former LSU pitcher Kevin Gausman will get the 2017 opening day start for the Baltimore Orioles.

Bregman named to 2016 MLB Futures Game

The Futures Game will take place on Sunday, July 10, at Petco Park in San Diego and will air at 6 p.m. on the MLB Network.

LSU's Jake Fraley finally picked by Tampa Bay Rays in MLB Draft

He had to wait until the last pick more than five hours after the first day of the MLB Draft began, but it was worth the wait when LSU junior outfielder Jake Fraley heard his name called by the Tampa Bay Rays.

Former LSU ace off to a great start for the Phillies

The former LSU ace currently has a 20-inning scoreless streak, pitching seven scoreless innings against the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday to earn his second victory of the year.

Nola, LeMahieu off to hot starts in MLB

LeMahieu, the second baseman for the Colorado Rockies, has a .600 batting average after three games and Nola, in his first start of the season for the Phillies, pitched a gem against the Cincinnati Reds.

Former LSU baseball star named a Gold Glove Award finalist

Former LSU baseball star and current Colorado Rockies second baseman DJ LeMahieu has been named a 2015 Rawlings Gold Glove Award Finalist.

Aaron Nola set to make Major League Baseball debut Tuesday

Former LSU and Catholic High pitching ace Aaron Nola will make his Major League Baseball debut Tuesday night for the Philadelphia Phillies.

Former LSU baseball star DJ LeMahieu named to All-Star Game

Former LSU and current Colorado Rockies star DJ LeMahieu has been named to this year's Major League Baseball All-Star Game.

Bregman agrees to deal with Houston, Person officially signs with Astros

It will be a big day for former LSU All-American shortstop Alex Bregman after he agreed on Wednesday to a deal with the Houston Astros. The team officially announced the signing of former LSU pitcher Zac Person.

Astros claim former LSU RHP Will Hariris from Arizona

The Houston Astros claimed former LSU right-handed pitcher Will Harris off waivers from the Arizona Diamondbacks. Additionally, Astros selected catcher Carlos Perez to the 40-man roster, activated pitcher Josh Zeid from the 60-day DL and outrighted pitcher Jose Cisnero.

Former LSU ace talks pro ball with Phillies

Former Catholic High and LSU pitcher Aaron Nola allowed a sit-down interview on his final night in Baton Rouge before heading to Florida for his first spring training.

Former LSU first baseman Matt Clark called up to MLB by Milwaukee Brewers

Former LSU first baseman Matt Clark has been called up to the Major Leagues by the Milwaukee Brewers, and he is joining the club Tuesday in Chicago for its game against the Cubs in Wrigley Field.

Former LSU ace Aaron Nola signs contract with Phillies

Nola was selected seventh overall by the Philadelphia Phillies in the first round of the 2014 MLB Draft.

Former LSU pitching star Anthony Ranaudo set to make MLB debut Friday

Former LSU right-hander Anthony Ranaudo is scheduled to make his MLB debut in Boston Friday night as the Red Sox starting pitcher against the New York Yankees.

Former LSU stars assigned to minor league teams

Ten former LSU players have been assigned to minor league teams as they begin their careers in professional baseball.

LSU's Jones picked in the third round, Katz in the fourth

JaCoby Jones was selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the third round of the Major League Baseball Draft. Mason Katz was taken in the fourth round by the St. Louis Cardinals.

Kevin Gausman to make Major League debut for the Orioles

Former LSU right-hander Kevin Gausman will make his MLB debut in Toronto Thursday night.

Kevin Gausman called back up by the Orioles

Gausman is 0-3 with a 7.66 ERA in five starts with the Orioles this season.