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MLB notebook: Yankees to donate $150K to charity for A-Rod’s 3,000th hit ball

By Tribune-Review
Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees settled their dispute over a marketing payment with a deal announced that gives $3.5 million to charitable groups, saves the team $5.5 million and gets A-Rod the home run ball from his 3,000th hit. At the time Rodriguez and the Yankees signed their $275 ...

MLB notebook: Cardinals fire scouting director in wake of hacking scandal

By Tribune-Review
The Cardinals said they fired scouting director Chris Correa, the first known fallout from the hacking scandal that has resulted in a federal investigation into whether the team illegally got inside the player personnel database of the Astros. The ...

MLB notebook: Angels GM quits amid latest rift with Scioscia

By Tribune-Review
The tumultuous 3½-year reign of Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto came to an abrupt end Wednesday when he resigned in the wake of renewed friction with manager Mike Scioscia. Dipoto confirmed his resignation to the Los Angeles Times. Bill Stoneman, who ...

MLB notebook: Phillies interim manager Mackanin to finish out season

By The Associated Press
Phillies interim manager Pete Mackanin will stay on for the rest of the season, general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Tuesday. Mackanin took over last Friday after manager Ryne Sandberg resigned. At 27-51, the Phillies had the worst record in the majors ...

In visit to Washington Wild Things, Rose talks, but not about betting

By Jerry DiPaola
Pete Rose likes to talk baseball. In fact, you almost can’t get him to stop. The 17 All-Star Games, the 44-game hitting streak, his ...

MLB notebook: Hamilton ready to rejoin Rangers

Wire Reports
Josh Hamilton said he’s “good to go” and expects to be activated from the disabled list by the Rangers on Tuesday. Hamilton has been on the DL since June 4 with a strained left hamstring. The outfielder was with the Rangers ...

MLB notebook: Sandberg steps down as Phillies manager

By Tribune-Review
An emotional Ryne Sandberg resigned as Phillies manager in his third season as Philadelphia struggles with the worst record in the major leagues. Sandberg quit Friday with a 119-159 career record over parts of three seasons leading Philadelphia. His ...

MLB notebook: Markakis’ record errorless streak snapped

By Tribune-Review
Atlanta right fielder Nick Markakis saw his record streak of 398 consecutive games without an error end in the first inning of Thursday’s 7-0 loss to the Washington Nationals. Denard Span singled to right field leading off and Markakis ...

MLB notebook: Phillies place struggling 2B Utley on 15-day DL

By Tribune-Review
Slumping second baseman Chase Utley was put on the 15-day disabled list by the Phillies with inflammation in his right ankle. The team announced the move after Utley sat out Tuesday night’s 11-6 victory over the Yankees. Phillies trainer Scott Sheridan ...

MLB notebook: Sandoval back in lineup after Instagram flap

By The Associated Press
Pablo Sandoval returned to the Red Sox lineup after being benched Thursday for using his cellphone during a game. Sandoval received a warning letter from Major League Baseball but was not fined for his transgression. The third baseman acknowledged he used ...

MLB notebook: Cardinals chairman says ‘rogue’ behavior will be punished

By Tribune-Review
Cardinals chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. is blaming “rogue” behavior on the team’s involvement in the alleged hacking of the Astros’ player personnel database. DeWitt said Thursday the team was still investigating the matter but said a handful of individuals ...

Attorney: Cardinals execs not responsible for hacking

By The Associated Press
ST. LOUIS — High-level executives of the St. Louis Cardinals were not involved in the hacking of the Houston Astros’ player personnel database, an attorney hired by the team said Wednesday, citing an internal review. The Cardinals said they retained ...

MLB notebook: Cardinals ace Wainwright hopes to return this year

Wire Reports
Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright is nearing two months in his recovery from a torn Achilles tendon that required surgery. He disposed of his crutches a couple of days ago and, not surprisingly, is talking of a return at the end ...

Federal authorities investigating MLB’s Cardinals for hacking

Staff and Wire Reports
ST. LOUIS — Federal law enforcement authorities are investigating whether the St. Louis Cardinals, the fiercest rival of the Pirates during the past three ...

Rossi: Hacking scandal not about cheating

By Rob Rossi
You couldn’t build a better Pittsburgh sports fan than Kevin Colbert. In fact, given our conversations over the years, I couldn’t tell you if the ...

MLB notebook: Padres pick Murphy as interim manager

By Tribune-Review
The Padres picked Triple-A manager Pat Murphy to serve as the big league club’s interim manager for the rest of the season Tuesday, a day after firing Bud Black following a lackluster start. The 56-year-old Murphy has been with ...