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Shohei Ohtani’s ex-interpreter facing 30 years in jail after allegedly stealing over $16 million from MLB star

Ippei Mizuhara, the former interpreter for Shohei Ohtani, has been charged with bank fraud for allegedly stealing more than $16 million from the MLB star to pay an illegal bookie. Ohtani claimed from the get-go he had no knowledge of Mizuhara’s alleged gambling addiction or that his money was being stolen, and the Department of Justice has confirmed that. The DOJ says it has determined…

Stephen Strasburg retires from MLB after spending entire career with Nationals

Stephen Strasburg, a World Series champion pitcher for the Washington Nationals whose last few seasons in baseball were marred by injuries, announced his retirement on Sunday. MLB officially listed Strasburg’s retirement on Saturday. “As a young kid, all I dreamt about was winning a World Series. Thanks to the many coaches, teammates and medical staff, my boyhood dream came true in 2019,” Strasburg said. “Despite…

Pitch clock to blame for pitchers’ elbow injuries, MLBPA exec says

Major League Baseball’s two top pitching stars – the Cleveland Guardians’ Shane Bieber and the Atlanta Braves’ Spencer Strider – were among those who suffered elbow injuries within the first few days of the season. Not to mention, the New York Yankees’ Jonathan Loaisiga, the Miami Marlins’ Eury Perez and the Oakland Athletics’ Trevor Gott also suffered elbow injuries. Gerrit Cole was forced to miss…

Former MLB All-Star J.J. Hardy catches heat from neighbors after starting construction on backyard field

If you build it, they might complain.  An Arizona woman is speaking out after she says her neighbor, former MLB-All Star J.J. Hardy, started construction on a baseball field in his backyard. Pam Lang, a resident of Chandler, Arizona, told KPHO a decision to build the miniature ballpark across from her property goes “beyond what is reasonable to expect your neighbors to tolerate.”  CLICK HERE…

Chiefs, Royals’ futures in Kansas City thrown for loop after voters reject stadium tax

The futures of the Chiefs and Royals in Kansas City, Missouri, were thrown off on Tuesday after voters rejected a sales tax measure that would have backed major renovations to Arrowhead Stadium and helped fund a new ballpark for the MLB team. More than 58% of voters in Jackson County rejected the plan, which would have replaced an existing three-eighths of a cent sales tax…

Mets pay tribute to slain NYPD officer Jonathan Diller on Opening Day

The New York Mets honored slain NYPD officer Jonathan Diller with a moment of silence ahead of their home opener against the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday afternoon.  Players from both teams lined up along the baselines as a tribute to Diller was shown on the Jumbotron at Citi Field in Queens.   “We extend our gratitude to the Mets for their tribute & support for our…

5 opening day parties happening across the country in 2024

MLBopening day is here. Many cities hosting the occasion take the opportunity to hold tailgates, parades and parties for fans before and sometimes even after the game. If the team you’re a fan of is traveling for opening day this year, many bars and restaurants in the team’s home city host watch parties of the big game for fans to attend. Also, for teams not…

Former MLB outfielder Eric Byrnes on new book ‘Let Them Play’: A guide for coaching youth sports autonomously

Before Eric Byrnes was drafted to Major League Baseball in 1994, he was just a kid from California who loved to play sports. Byrnes, discernibly a star baseball player, also learned karate and played football, tennis and basketball. Thinking back on the baseball memories he was most fond of as a child, he remembers relationships with friends, Jack in the Box tacos with his mother…

Top MLB prospect gets 80-game suspension after positive PED test

Top MLB prospect Noelvi Marte burst onto the scene for the Cincinnati Reds last year after being a late-season callup. The infielder made his MLB debut on Aug. 19, and he gave Reds fans more of a reason to be optimistic about the team’s short- and long-term futures. Marte, 22, hit .316 with an .822 OPS in his 35 games, and entering this season, he…

Josh Donaldson, 2015 AL MVP, announces retirement from MLB after 13 seasons

Josh Donaldson, the 2015 American League MVP, announced he will be retiring from MLB on Monday. Donaldson, 38, explained why he’s hanging up his cleats after 13 years in the league.  “There was a time at the end of the season that I felt really good about where I was and I was going to try to give it one more go,” he said on…

Nationals prospect released from hospital following nasty fall that led to being stretchered out of game

The Washington Nationals got good news on Sunday as outfield prospect Daylen Lile was released from the hospital following a scary spill against the Boston Red Sox in a spring training game.  Red Sox prospect Tyler Miller launched his first home run of the spring on Saturday in the seventh inning, but there was concern when Lile, trying to make a miracle home run robbery,…

Blue Jays pitcher Erik Swanson’s son, 4, out of ICU after being struck by car: ‘God is so good’

The four-year-old son of Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Erik Swanson is out of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) after being struck by a car near the team’s spring training home and airlifted to a Florida hospital, the MLB player’s wife revealed on social media Wednesday night.  Madison Swanson provided an update on their son, Toby, just days after he was struck by a 2024…

Dodgers’ Shohei Ohtani opens up about marriage to ‘normal Japanese woman’

Shohei Ohtani shocked the world on Thursday in an Instagram post when he revealed that he not only has a significant other, but he was married.  As such, Ohtani’s personal life, which has been mainly out of the spotlight since he came to MLB, was the hottest topic at Los Angeles Dodgers spring training on Thursday.  Speaking with reporters, Ohtani explained his decision to go…

Phillies end long-standing $1 hot dog nights after fans threw them on field last season

One of the best promotions in all of Major League Baseball is coming to an end, and Philadelphia Phillies fans are not happy about it.  Dollar hot dog night at Citizens Bank Park in South Philadelphia has been a staple for 27 years as one of the best promotions in the majors.  But the Phillies announced Thursday they are ending the promotion.  The team is…

MLB All-Star Cody Bellinger doesn’t get $200M asking price, settles with Cubs on 3-year deal: reports

Cody Bellinger is back with the Chicago Cubs, reportedly agreeing to a three-year deal with the club. However, it wasn’t at the price tag he was hoping for.  Bellinger, who had a revitalizing season in Chicago with a .307/.356/.525 slash line last year, reportedly signed for $80 million over the three seasons.  ESPN’s Jeff Passan reports the contract includes two opt-outs after each of the…

MLB executives defend new jerseys after backlash: ‘Everything was performance-driven’

Major League Baseball’s new jerseys are not getting a warm welcome. Nike’s new on-field Vapor Premier uniforms for the 2024 MLB season were recently revealed as pitchers and catchers reported for spring training. While some players have given mixed reviews on the jerseys, highlighting that they do feel better, fans have ripped Nike for their looks. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Pitchers…

Angels’ Anthony Rendon saying baseball was not a top priority was ‘tone-deaf,’ Craig Carton says

Anthony Rendon told members of the media earlier this week that baseball has “never been a top priority” throughout his career. The Los Angeles Angels third baseman even admitted he was contemplating getting out of baseball in 2014, his second season in the majors. “This is a job,” Rendon said. “I do this to make a living. My faith, my family comes first before this…

Police announce arrest in theft, destruction of Jackie Robinson statue; additional arrests likely

Law enforcement in Wichita, Kansas announced the arrest of a suspect connected to the theft of a bronze Jackie Robinson statue.  The statue was stolen from a public park and was later found dismantled and burned. On Tuesday, Wichita police said Ricky Alderete, 45, was taken into custody earlier this month due to his connection to an unrelated case. He has a criminal record that…

Chiefs ‘are in their villain era’ as they’ve overcome obstacles this season, MLB 1st baseman says

Kansas City Royals first baseman Vinnie Pasquantino is lucky enough to be playing in the city as Patrick Mahomes electrifies Arrowhead Stadium on Sundays, Mondays and sometimes Thursdays. Pasquantino appeared on Kansas City 610 Sports’ “Cody & Gold” and took a page out of Taylor Swift’s book to describe this year’s version of the Chiefs. He said in his radio spot that Kansas City was…

Braves’ Travis d’Arnaud reveals the team that makes him ‘most angry’ to play

Bad blood still clearly exists between Travis d’Arnaud and the New York Mets. “Which team makes you the most angry whenever you play against them?” a young fan asked d’Arnaud at a recent event.  D’Arnaud scanned the room and smirked. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Then, he turned to the young fan and answered.  “New York Mets,” he said sternly.  D’Arnaud is…

On this day in history, January 29, 1936, National Baseball Hall of Fame elects first members

The National Baseball Hall of Fame elected its first members in Cooperstown, New York, on this day in history, Jan. 29, 1936. Those chosen were five baseball greats — Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson and Walter Johnson. The first class of inductees were named in preparation for the dedication of the Hall of Fame three years later, in 1939, which was believed…

Yankees supposedly asked ex-outfielder to give up golf due to injuries, former MLB player says

The New York Yankees‘ breakup with Aaron Hicks was sour, but now there may be an explanation for why it happened. The Yanks inked the outfielder to a seven-year, $70 million deal ahead of the 2019 season, but injuries and poor play almost immediately followed.  He was designated for assignment last season and signed with the Baltimore Orioles. For a brief time, Hicks was in…