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Major League Baseball will require Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Josh Hader to take sensitivity training

Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Josh Hader will be required to take sensitivity training and participate in the league's diversity and inclusion initiatives after tweets from his past emerged during Tuesday's All-Star Game.After a bumpy outing in his first All-Star appearance,...

From the All-Star Game to the trade rumor mill

WASHINGTON -- During the All-Star Game festivities this week, players throughout the game spent time mingling in the clubhouse while signing box after box of baseballs. The game's respective starting pitchers, Max Scherzer and Chris Sale, called it an...

MLB — How crazy would it be for the Nationals to consider trading Bryce...

Bryce Harper ruled the All-Star Home Run Derby, but it has been an up-and-down year for Washington's slugging free-agent-to-be. Given the Nationals' struggles, we asked our experts if the Nats should consider doing the unthinkable in trading their star...

MLB — Baseball lightens up, goes deep at the Midsummer Classic

WASHINGTON -- As Major League Baseball transitions to a new era marked by home runs, strikeouts and fewer balls than ever making contract with grass and dirt, the game's decision-makers are plunging ahead with a new mandate: package the...

Monumental mashing — Ranking D.C.’s record 10 All-Star Game homers

WASHINGTON -- Don't be ashamed. It's OK to admit you like home runs. You can still go on YouTube and watch highlights of your favorite skinny dudes and slap-hitting middle infielders from the 1970s and '80s in their too-tight...

Josh Hader of Milwaukee Brewers apologizes for old, inappropriate tweets

Milwaukee Brewers reliever Josh Hader apologized after racist and gay slurs that he says he had tweeted as a teenager were discovered and posted on social media during Tuesday night's All-Star Game in Washington."I was young, immature and stupid,"...

MLB willing to loosen regulations for color of players’ spikes

WASHINGTON -- Major League Baseball is willing to loosen the regulations for the color of players' spikes.Ben Zobrist, Kyle Schwarber and Steve Cishek wore black spikes in May despite a warning from Major League Baseball of violating a regulation...

Washington Nationals’ Stephen Strasburg to make return Friday

The Washington Nationals will get a key piece back coming out of the All-Star break.Right-hander Stephen Strasburg, who's been on the disabled list since June 10 with right shoulder inflammation, will be activated Friday ahead of a start that...

Baltimore Orioles have deal in place for Manny Machado, working through specifics of trade

The Baltimore Orioles have the structure of a deal in place for Manny Machado and are working through specific aspects of a trade, sources told ESPN's Buster Olney.As Machado prepares for Tuesday night's All-Star Game in what could be...

Baltimore Orioles very close to Manny Machado trade, according to reports

The Baltimore Orioles are very close to trading Manny Machado, according to multiple reports, and are expected to complete a deal involving the All-Star shortstop at some point this week.As Machado prepares for Tuesday night's All-Star Game in what...

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