AP Exclusive: MLB plan saves big-spending teams $100M each

Fort Bend Herald (Sports) 6/5 1:01P By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Write
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees, Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers would each save more than $100 million on player salaries as part of management’s proposal to start the coronavirus-delayed season than they would under the union's…

Red Sox lose draft pick, Cora banned in sign-stealing scams

Fort Bend Herald (Sports) 4/22 8:13P By RONALD BLUM and JIMMY GOLEN A
NEW YORK (AP) — The Boston Red Sox escaped severe penalties in Major League Baseball's cheating investigation on Wednesday, with Commissioner Rob Manfred concluding that the 2018 World Series champions' sign-stealing efforts were less egregious...

Federal judge tosses fan lawsuit vs. MLB, Astros, Red Sox

Fort Bend Herald (Sports) 4/3 2:46P By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Write
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by fantasy sports contestants who claimed they were damaged by sign stealing in Major League Baseball.

Former Astros star Jimmy 'The Toy Cannon' Wynn dies at 78

Fort Bend Herald (Sports) 3/26 4:02P By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writ
Jimmy Wynn, the diminutive Houston slugger whose monster shots in the 1960s and '70s earned him the popular nickname “The Toy Cannon," has died. He was 78.

Astros' Verlander sidelined by back injury

Fort Bend Herald (Sports) 3/9 6:59P By The Associated Press
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander is expected to miss opening day after he strained a back muscle during a spring training start against the New York Mets.

Verlander has lat strain, unlikely to be ready for opener

Fort Bend Herald (Sports) 3/9 9:47A By CHUCK KING Associated Press
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Houston ace Justin Verlander has a mild strain of a back muscle and said it would “probably take a miracle” for him to pitch in the Astros' opener at Oakland on March 26.

Verlander has sore triceps, Astros send ace for more tests

Fort Bend Herald (Sports) 3/8 2:44P By The Associated Press
Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander felt soreness in his triceps and made an early exit from an exhibition start Sunday, and the AL Cy Young Award winner was headed for more tests.

Boo Who? Astros already paying price , Red Sox await fate

Fort Bend Herald (Sports) 3/5 1:17P By MAUREEN MULLEN Associated Pre
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — By recent standards, the heckling the Houston Astros heard at JetBlue Park was rather tame. Some boos during pregame introductions, a chant of "cheaters!" in the ninth inning.
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