In the aftermath of the Astros' cheating scandal, a big question lingers for former Dodgers pitcher Yu Darvish, who was rocked by Houston during the 2017 World Series: "Was I tipping [pitches], or were they stealing [signs]?"
While Red Sox CEO Sam Kennedy said no real progress has been made in the team's search for Alex Cora's replacement, fans at the team's winter carnival chanted "Hire Tek!" -- a nod to former captain Jason Varitek.
Houston Astros owner Jim Crane said Friday that he expects to hire a manager to replace AJ Hinch by Feb. 3. Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow were fired Monday after both were suspended by Major League Baseball for the team's sign-stealing scandal.
David Glass, who bought the Kansas City Royals in 2000, died last week at the age of 84, the team announced. Under Glass' ownership, the team reached the World Series in 2014 and won the title in 2015.
Cardinals QB Kyler Murray says he's still focused on football, but he says he thinks "it would be fun" to play professional baseball at the same time. "Athletically, I think, yeah, I could do it," he said.
Former White Sox pitcher Jack McDowell, who never played for Tony La Russa, said a camera-aided sign-stealing system was set up by the Hall of Fame manager prior to his being fired, and that was used after McDowell made his debut in 1987.
Major League Baseball has no hold on banned players after they die, a source told ESPN, which could be significant when it comes to Hall of Fame consideration for "Shoeless" Joe Jackson and others who were banned for life and have since died.