Major League Baseball
So much for Puig-mania sweeping the country.
Major League Baseball Wednesday announced that Dodger outfielder Yasiel Puig was voted the Budweiser Presents National League Player of the Month and National League Rookie of the Month for June.
Hanley Ramirez capped a six-hit day with a pair of RBI singles, Yasiel Puig homered to complete a dazzling debut in New York and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Yankees 6-0 Wednesday for a split of their day-night doubleheader.
Slumping Josh Hamilton has been dropped to seventh in the Angels’ lineup by manager Mike Scioscia for Wednesday night’s game against Seattle.
Major League Baseball issued suspensions and fines Friday to Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondback players and coaches who were involved in a brawl during Tuesday night’s game.
Padres slugger Carlos Quentin has been suspended eight games and Los Angeles infielder Jerry Hairston Jr. suspended one game by Major League Baseball for their roles in a brawl Thursday night.
Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun said he used the person who ran the Florida clinic under investigation by Major League Baseball only as a consultant on his drug suspension appeal last year.
Matt Kemp is leading the National League in All-Star balloting after the first update given by Major League Baseball.
The Dodgers and Angels opened their “freeway series” Monday night with both teams having a lot riding on the season.
Major League Baseball Expands Playoffs To 10 Teams
Joe Torre has resigned as the executive vice president of Major League Baseball to pursue ownership of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Torre, who managed the Dodgers from 2008 to 2010, has joined a group that is trying to purchase the team.
Billionaire hedge-fund executive Steve Cohen is leading the pack in efforts to acquire the Los Angeles Dodgers.
A U.S. District Court judge ruled that the Los Angeles Dodgers must stop the sale of the team’s television rights, the Los Angeles Times reported.
A bankruptcy judge said Thursday that he would approve a process for the Los Angeles Dodgers to sell the media rights to future games as part of the team’s plan to exit bankruptcy.
South Bay Congresswoman Janice Hahn co-sponsored a bill Thursday that would allow public ownership of professional sports teams.