Rob Manfred

Major League Baseball and Cuba and Defectors

Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred knows his sport needs a fresh injection of fans and Cuba offers Major League Baseball just what it needs


Joe Torre And R.A. Dickey On Team USA And The WBC

THE MODERATOR: We have with us Team USA manager Joe Torre and tomorrow’s starting pitcher R.A. Dickey. We’ll start with some questions. Q. R.A., what’s this mean to you to do this? A lot of pitchers, bigger name pitchers,


Teixeira Out Of US Lineup With Sore Forearm

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Yankees slugger Mark Teixeira has been scratched from the U.S. lineup for Tuesday’s exhibition game against the Chicago White Sox with a sore right forearm. The injury is not considered serious. The U.S. was preparing


MLB: Final Rosters For 2013 WBC

FINAL ROSTERS FOR 2013 WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC ANNOUNCED Many of the Game’s Elite Will Participate in Third Global Tournament, Including 45 Major League All-Stars World Baseball Classic, Inc. today announced the final rosters submitted before the February 20th deadline


Justin Verlander Will Not Pitch In The WBC

A couple of weeks ago Justin Verlander was reported to be considering pitching in the WBC. He gave a deadline of February 20 to make up his mind. Today he met his deadline early, telling reporters on the first


World Baseball Classic: USA Coaching Staff

USA Baseball today announced its coaching staff for the 2013 World Baseball Classic under the leadership of manager Joe Torre.


2013 WBC: Ichiro Suzuki Decides Not To Play

Ichiro Suzuki has told Japanese baseball officials he has decided not to take part in next year's World Baseball Classic.