500 home run club http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/28488/all en Baseball-MLB investigating doping report involving top players http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/baseball-mlb-investigating-doping-report-involving-top-players <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 29 (Reuters) - Major League Baseball (MLB) said on Tuesday it is investigating a report alleging several of its high-profile players were sold performance-enhancing drugs by a South Florida anti-aging clinic.</p> <p>MLB said it a statement it was "extremely disappointed" to hear any alleged links between players and banned drugs but was investigating the claims, published in the Miami New Times on Tuesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/baseball-mlb-investigating-doping-report-involving-top-players" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 500 home run club Baseball Business Labor Law New York Yankees players Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 20:15:25 +0000 5741204 at http://www.globalpost.com Baseball: Braun, Cabrera say little on latest doping links http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/baseball-braun-cabrera-say-little-latest-doping-links <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Milwaukee Brewers star outfielder Ryan Braun and Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera are cooperating with a Major League Baseball investigation into a Florida clinic and banned substances.</p> <p>But other than that, neither player is saying much about his links to the Biogenesis clinic near Miami that allegedly supplied players, including New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez, with performance-ehnancing drugs.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/baseball-braun-cabrera-say-little-latest-doping-links" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 500 home run club Baseball New York Yankees players AFP Fri, 15 Feb 2013 23:15:37 +0000 5757251 at http://www.globalpost.com Baseball-Manny Ramirez to sign with Taiwanese team - report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130226/baseball-manny-ramirez-sign-taiwanese-team-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 27 (The Sports Xchange) - Former major-league slugger Manny Ramirez has a verbal agreement to sign with the EDA Rhinos of the China Professional League, according to ESPNDeportes.com.</p> <p>An agreement won't be final until March 7, the report said, and Ramirez has until then to sign with an MLB team.</p> <p>"It will be a new experience, experience another culture while I keep doing what I love and all I've done in my life, playing baseball," Ramirez told the website.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130226/baseball-manny-ramirez-sign-taiwanese-team-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 500 home run club Baseball Boston Red Sox players Manny Ramirez Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 27 Feb 2013 02:45:05 +0000 5767982 at http://www.globalpost.com Baseball: Taiwan team in talks with ex-Boston slugger http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/baseball-taiwan-team-talks-ex-boston-slugger <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Former Boston Red Sox slugger Manny Ramirez has been holding talks about playing for a Taiwanese professional baseball team in the spring season, the team's leading coach said Wednesday.</p> <p>"Discussions between our team and Mr Ramirez's agent have been underway for a while, and it seems that everything is pretty smooth," Hsu Sheng-ming of the EDA Rhinos, based in the southern city of Kaohsiung, told AFP.</p> <p>He declined to comment on media reports that the 40-year-old star, twice upset by drugs scandals, is simultaneously seeking contracts from teams in the the US Major Leagues.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/baseball-taiwan-team-talks-ex-boston-slugger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 500 home run club Baseball Boston Red Sox players Manny Ramirez AFP Wed, 27 Feb 2013 12:00:41 +0000 5768348 at http://www.globalpost.com Baseball: Ex-Boston slugger Ramirez heads to Taiwan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130312/baseball-ex-boston-slugger-ramirez-heads-taiwan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Former Boston Red Sox slugger Manny Ramirez has joined Taiwanese outfit EDA Rhinos in a major boost to the island's favourite sport, the team said on Tuesday.</p> <p>Ramirez, who slugged 555 home runs with a .312 batting average in his Major League Baseball (MLB) career, was greeted by scores of cheering fans late Monday at the airport in the southern city of Kaohsiung.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130312/baseball-ex-boston-slugger-ramirez-heads-taiwan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 500 home run club Baseball Boston Red Sox players Manny Ramirez AFP Tue, 12 Mar 2013 05:46:16 +0000 5780361 at http://www.globalpost.com Baseball: A-Rod bought records from probe clinic - report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130412/baseball-rod-bought-records-probe-clinic-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Major League Baseball investigators believe New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez bought medical records from a clinic which allegedly supplied him with performance-enhancing drugs, US media reported on Friday.</p> <p>The New York Times said MLB officials probing the activities of the now-closed Biogenesis anti-aging center in Florida suspect Rodriguez bought documents from a former clinic employee in order to destroy them.</p> <p>A spokesman for Rodriguez flatly denied the accusation of the Yankees superstar's involvement, the New York Times reported.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130412/baseball-rod-bought-records-probe-clinic-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 500 home run club Baseball Business Labor Law New York Yankees players AFP Sat, 13 Apr 2013 02:01:24 +0000 5814598 at http://www.globalpost.com Baseball: Ramirez quits Taiwan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130619/baseball-ramirez-quits-taiwan-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>American baseball legend Manny Ramirez quit Taiwan's EDA Rhinos Wednesday, breaking local fans' hearts just three-months after joining the team despite being the highest paid player in the league's history.</p> <p>The 12-time All-Star had boosted attendance in the island's once-struggling Chinese Professional Baseball League as well as hitting the second-highest number of home-runs in the season so far.</p> <p>But the former Red Sox slugger, who retired from Major League Baseball in 2011 following a drug-suspension, </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130619/baseball-ramirez-quits-taiwan-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 500 home run club Baseball Boston Red Sox players Manny Ramirez AFP Wed, 19 Jun 2013 15:32:12 +0000 5861261 at http://www.globalpost.com New York Yankees - TeamReport http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130702/new-york-yankees-teamreport <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MLB Team Report - New York Yankees - INSIDE PITCH</p> <p/> <p>After all the chatter last week about when Alex Rodriguez would be able to begin a rehab assignment, the answer finally arrived Monday.</p> <p>And the news came in an announcement from the team, just the way general manager Brian Cashman wanted the information to be disseminated.</p> <p>Rodriguez is scheduled to start and play at least three innings for Class A Charleston, S.C., on Tuesday night.</p> </p/><div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130702/new-york-yankees-teamreport" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 500 home run club Alex Rodriguez Baseball Thomson Reuters Tue, 02 Jul 2013 08:07:01 +0000 5873260 at http://www.globalpost.com Baseball: Rangers gamble on minor league deal with Ramirez http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130703/baseball-rangers-gamble-minor-league-deal-ramirez <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Controversial slugger Manny Ramirez, who left Taiwan's EDA Rhinos last month to pursue a possible return to Major League Baseball, could get his chance with the Texas Rangers.</p> <p>The Rangers inked Ramirez to a minor-league contract on Wednesday.</p> <p>The 41-year-old dreadlocked Dominican was expected to arrive in Texas on Thursday and report to the Rangers' minor league affiliate Round Rock.</p> <p>"It's a no-risk flyer in a lot of ways," Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said in comments posted on an mlb.com blog. "Our history, we like giving guys second chances.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130703/baseball-rangers-gamble-minor-league-deal-ramirez" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 500 home run club Baseball Manny Ramirez Manny Ramirez AFP Thu, 04 Jul 2013 02:32:10 +0000 5875217 at http://www.globalpost.com Texas Rangers - PlayerWatch http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130708/texas-rangers-playerwatch <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>RHP Cory Burns was recalled from Triple-A Round Rock before the game, and he picked up his first major league win after pitching a scoreless fifth inning. Burns entered with runners on the corners but escaped without allowing a run. He is in his second stint with the Rangers this season. Previously, he gave up two runs in 3 2/3 scoreless innings.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130708/texas-rangers-playerwatch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 500 home run club Baseball Major League Baseball Thomson Reuters Mon, 08 Jul 2013 17:36:31 +0000 5878533 at http://www.globalpost.com New York Yankees - PlayerWatch http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130716/new-york-yankees-playerwatch <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>3B Alex Rodriguez hit his first home run since beginning his minor-league rehab assignment, going deep in his third at-bat for Double-A Trenton in Reading, Pa. Rodriguez went 2-for-4 with two RBIs in his first game at the Double-A level after playing his first eight rehab games in Class A. "That one (the homer) felt pretty good; it felt pretty awesome. It's been a long time," Rodriguez told reporters after the game.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130716/new-york-yankees-playerwatch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 500 home run club Alex Rodriguez Alex Rodriguez Baseball Thomson Reuters Tue, 16 Jul 2013 18:01:52 +0000 5885474 at http://www.globalpost.com Analysis: Brewers' Braun first to fall in MLB doping sweep http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130723/analysis-brewers-braun-first-fall-mlb-doping-sweep <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Larry Fine</p> <p>(Reuters) - Ryan Braun agreed to end his season and accept a 65-game ban in the first of an expected string of suspensions stemming from MLB's probe into reports that players obtained performance enhancing drugs from a Florida clinic.</p> <p>It was a move bound to be applauded by many fellow players, including Baltimore slugger Chris Davis, who has complained that his record home run pace has been called into question given people's skepticism brought on by doping cheats.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130723/analysis-brewers-braun-first-fall-mlb-doping-sweep" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 500 home run club Baseball Business New York Yankees players Thomson Reuters Tue, 23 Jul 2013 12:57:32 +0000 5890802 at http://www.globalpost.com A-Rod, Yankees agree on timetable for return from injury http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130725/rod-yankees-agree-timetable-return-injury <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Reuters) - Alex Rodriguez and the New York Yankees on Thursday agreed on a timetable for his return from a strained quadriceps, a day after clashing on the beleaguered slugger's use of a second opinion to support a claim he was ready to play.</p> <p>Rodriguez, who has yet to play this season after having hip surgery and is in the cross-hairs of a Major League Baseball probe into performance enhancing drugs, will play either a rehab or simulated game by August 1 and then be re-evaluated, General Manager Brian Cashman said on a conference call.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130725/rod-yankees-agree-timetable-return-injury" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 500 home run club Alex Rodriguez Baseball New York Yankees players Thomson Reuters Fri, 26 Jul 2013 00:35:14 +0000 5894064 at http://www.globalpost.com Lawyer says A-Rod would fight MLB suspension http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130729/lawyer-says-rod-would-fight-mlb-suspension <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - Beleaguered New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez plans to fight through the appeals process any suspension or banishment Major League Baseball might hand down following its investigation into doping, his lawyer said on Monday.</p> <p>"We are focused on an appeal," David Cornwell told ESPN Radio.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130729/lawyer-says-rod-would-fight-mlb-suspension" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 500 home run club Baseball Business Human Interest Labor Law New York Yankees players Thomson Reuters Tue, 30 Jul 2013 02:14:05 +0000 5897256 at http://www.globalpost.com Baseball: A-Rod among nine to be banned http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130731/baseball-rod-among-nine-be-banned <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez and eight others will be banned by Major League Baseball this week in a major doping scandal, the New York Daily News reported Wednesday.</p> <p>The newspaper reported that unnamed sources said major league officials told players union leaders of their plans at a meeting Tuesday at the union's Manhattan offices.</p> <p>Rodriguez was among several players who allegedly obtained performance enhancing drugs from a Florida health clinic, Biogenesis, in a scandal revealed six months ago.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130731/baseball-rod-among-nine-be-banned" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 500 home run club Baseball New York Yankees players AFP Wed, 31 Jul 2013 19:32:17 +0000 5899167 at http://www.globalpost.com