International players on opening day rosters 2023

After the most exciting World Baseball Classic we’ve witnessed, it’s fitting that when the major league players who represented their respective countries in the tournament rejoined their big league teams, the Opening Day rosters became one of the most internationally diverse player collections in MLB history. A total of 269 international-born players from 19 countries … Read more

MLB Opening Day games 26 minutes shorter than last year’s average: How the pitch clock performed

By Jayson Stark, Patrick Mooney, Nick Groke, C. Trent Rosecrans and Andy McCullough MLB’s 15 opening day games lasted an average of 2 hours and 45 minutes on Thursday, 26 minutes shorter than last year’s average, indicating a successful start to the regular season for the pitch clock introduced to shorten games as part of … Read more

Cubs’ Marcus Stroman commits MLB’s 1st pitch-clock violation

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Cubs right-hander Marcus Stroman committed Major League Baseball’s first pitch-clock offense in the third inning of Thursday’s Opening Day game against the Milwaukee Brewers. With no outs, rookie Brice Turang on second base and Christian Yelich on the plate, plate umpire Ron Kulpa called the foul on Stroman at Wrigley Field. … Read more

MLBPA and MLB agree preliminary deal on first minor league CBA

The first-ever collective bargaining agreement in minor league baseball history is imminent, a milestone in the history of the sport, and especially for the players. At about 9 p.m. Wednesday, the Major League Baseball Players Association leadership notified thousands of minor league players that the association had reached a preliminary five-year agreement with MLB. Minor … Read more