MLB, in memo, rebukes clubs for ‘unacceptable’ workplace facilities for women employees

MLB, in memo, rebukes clubs for 'unacceptable' workplace facilities for women employees

9:48 PM ET Jeff PassanESPN Close ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” In a pointed letter to teams last week, Major League Baseball said numerous clubs’ stadiums “fall embarrassingly below the high standards” necessary for women who are part of the game’s traveling parties … Read more

MLB inflamed Josh Donaldson-Tim Anderson incident

MLB inflamed Josh Donaldson-Tim Anderson incident

Dead heat. No hero, no villain, no rooting interest. Just a clash of well-established knuckleheads. Josh Donaldson, a provocateur who relishes getting under players’ skin regardless of its color, versus Tim Anderson, a self-inflated, attention-starved showboat — see last season’s “Field of Dreams” Yanks-White Sox game — who has already been sanctioned by MLB for … Read more

Matt Carpenter signs major league deal with New York Yankees

Matt Carpenter signs major league deal with New York Yankees

The New York Yankees have signed three-time All-Star Matt Carpenter, adding a veteran infielder to a roster that has been beset by injuries. The Yankees announced Thursday that Carpenter, who spent parts of the past 11 seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals, signed a major league contract and has been added to their active roster. … Read more

Josh Donaldson apologizes to Jackie Robinson’s wife, family for ‘Jackie’ remark to Tim Anderson

Josh Donaldson apologizes to Jackie Robinson's wife, family for 'Jackie' remark to Tim Anderson

Josh Donaldson has apologized to Jackie Robinson’s wife and family for using the barrier-breaking Hall of Famer’s name in reference to Tim Anderson last week, saying Robinson “was a true American hero” and that he holds his name “in the highest regard.” Donaldson issued his apology as part of a statement to MLB.com on Thursday, … Read more

‘I remember it all’: Jason Kipnis, while open to an opportunity, is prepared for end of career

'I remember it all': Jason Kipnis, while open to an opportunity, is prepared for end of career

I’ll admit, most of the postgame interviews I conduct for Fox Sports, even in the postseason, are not terribly meaningful or revealing. Players, just coming off the field, do not always have time to collect their thoughts. And the topic of the conversation rarely strays from specific elements of the game. My interview with Cleveland … Read more

Corey Knebel, Joe Girardi discuss Phillies loss to Braves

Corey Knebel, Joe Girardi discuss Phillies loss to Braves

ATLANTA — Corey Knebel and Joe Girardi talked immediately following Tuesday night’s 6-5 loss to the Braves at Truist Park. Knebel, Kyle Schwarber and Kyle Gibson talked with Girardi again in his office before Wednesday’s game. “We’re on the same page,” Knebel said. “I mean, that’s his rule. That’s it. No three days in a … Read more

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Brooks Raley’s thoughts are with hometown of Uvalde after school shooting

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Brooks Raley's thoughts are with hometown of Uvalde after school shooting

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The mass school shooting Tuesday in Uvalde, Texas, was especially disturbing for Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Brooks Raley. The small community of about 16,000 people west of San Antonio is the left-hander’s hometown. He attended school in the building where the shooting occurred, and his parents and a brother still reside … Read more

Texas shooting ‘hits close to home’ for Rays’ Brooks Raley

Texas shooting 'hits close to home' for Rays' Brooks Raley

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The mass school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, was especially disturbing for Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Brooks Raley. The small community of about 16,000 people west of San Antonio is the left-hander’s hometown, he attended school in the building where the shooting occurred, and his parents and a brother still reside there. … Read more