Former Chicago White Sox trainer Brian Ball sues GM Rick Hahn, team over termination in 2020

CHICAGO – A former athletic trainer for the White Sox is charging in a lawsuit that he was fired by the team because of his sexual orientation, age and disability. The actions of White Sox general manager Rick Hahn and the club, according to the lawsuit filed Monday in Cook County, caused Brian Ball “significant … Read more

Multiple positive COVID-19 tests in Cleveland Guardians organization; game vs. Chicago White Sox postponed

The Cleveland Guardians’ game against the Chicago White Sox has been postponed because of multiple positive COVID-19 tests within the Guardians organization, Major League Baseball announced Wednesday. The game was postponed to allow for continued testing and contact tracing. MLB will provide a rescheduling update when it becomes available. It was announced earlier Wednesday that … Read more

Gio Urshela breaks up Justin Verlander’s shot for the fourth no-hitter

MINNEAPOLIS – After two frustrating years, Astros ace Justin Verlander was uncertain about his baseball future. The two-time Cy Young Award winner pitched just one game in 2020 and 2021 combined, missing all of last season following Tommy John surgery. Verlander is back to his old self – just like that guy with all those … Read more

San Diego Padres manager Bob Melvin to have prostate surgery Wednesday, hopes to miss only part of road trip

SAN DIEGO – San Diego Padres manager Bob Melvin says he’ll have prostate surgery Wednesday and hopes he misses only part of a forthcoming road trip. Melvin said he doesn’t think he has cancer, “but they won’t know until they get in there.” He was in street clothes during his pregame session with the media … Read more

New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom moved from 10-day IL to 60-day IL

WASHINGTON – Two-time Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom was moved to the 60-day injured list by the New York Mets on Tuesday in a procedural move that does not necessarily indicate any news about his progress in returning from a stress reaction on his right shoulder blade. DeGrom has not pitched this season and … Read more

Jose Quintana becomes first Pittsburgh Pirates starter to collect win this season, ending a record drought in majors

PITTSBURGH – Jose Quintana pitched six scoreless innings for his first win since 2019 and the first victory by a Pittsburgh starting pitcher this season as the Pirates beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 on Monday night. The Pirates also ended a 16-game losing streak against the Dodgers dating to 2018 and snapped Los Angeles’ … Read more

Umpire leaves Red Sox game after getting hit with foul ball

An umpire working Sunday’s game between the Boston Red Sox and Chicago White Sox has left the game after getting hit with a foul ball.Ron Kulpa was working as the home plate umpire at Fenway Park when a foul tip from White Sox third baseman Jake Burger struck Kulpa flush in the face mask in … Read more