Coach gave insider info to bettor; Orioles have new owner; Theo Epstein returns to Red Sox

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New findings in NCAA sanctions against Alabama and former head baseball coach Brad Bohannon revealed that Bohannon knowingly provided insider information to a gambler who bet against the Crimson Tide last spring, according to ESPN. – Cale Clinton Read More

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The Baltimore Orioles are being sold to a pair of private equity billionaires.

Orioles owner John Angelos has agreed to a sale with a group led by David Rubenstein, co-founder of the Carlyle Group Inc., according to multiple reports. The sale, if approved by at least 75% of major league ownership, would value the team at $1.725 billion. – Cale Clinton Read More

Dec 7, 2022; San Diego, CA, USA; MLB consultant Theo Epstein looks on during the 2022 MLB Winter Meetings at Manchester Grand Hyatt.

Dec 7, 2022; San Diego, CA, USA; MLB consultant Theo Epstein looks on during the 2022 MLB Winter Meetings at Manchester Grand Hyatt.
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Theo Epstein is back with the Boston Red Sox.

The three-time World Series champion executive is joining the team’s ownership group and will work as a senior advisor, Fenway Sports Group announced Friday. – Field Level Media Read More

Aug 31, 2023; Detroit, Michigan, USA; New York Yankees relief pitcher Keynan Middleton (93) pitches in the sixth inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park.

Aug 31, 2023; Detroit, Michigan, USA; New York Yankees relief pitcher Keynan Middleton (93) pitches in the sixth inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park.
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Free agent reliever Keynan Middleton and the St. Louis Cardinals agreed to contract terms pending a physical, multiple media outlets reported on Thursday. – Field Level Media Read More

Sep 28, 2023; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Corbin Burnes (39) delivers a pitch against the St. Louis Cardinals in the first inning at American Family Field.

Sep 28, 2023; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Corbin Burnes (39) delivers a pitch against the St. Louis Cardinals in the first inning at American Family Field.
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The Baltimore Orioles acquired former Cy Young Award winner Corbin Burnes from the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday for infielder Joey Ortiz, left-hander DL Hall and the 34th pick in this year’s MLB Draft. – Field Level Media Read More

Aug 2, 2023; Bronx, New York, USA; Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Jake Diekman (30) pitches against the New York Yankees during the eighth inning at Yankee Stadium.

Aug 2, 2023; Bronx, New York, USA; Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Jake Diekman (30) pitches against the New York Yankees during the eighth inning at Yankee Stadium.
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The New York Mets are nearing a deal with free agent reliever Jake Diekman, per multiple reports on Thursday.

The 37-year-old left-hander has pitched for eight major league teams during his 12-year career.

Diekman split 2023 with the Chicago White Sox and Tampa Bay Rays, posting a 3.34 ERA in 63 appearances.

He is 25-31 with 15 saves and a 3.82 ERA in 662 career games (zero starts), striking out 724 in 570 1/3 innings.

He also has played for the Philadelphia Phillies, Texas Rangers, Arizona Diamondbacks, Kansas City Royals, Oakland Athletics and Boston Red Sox.

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Aug 13, 2023; Miami, Florida, USA; New York Yankees relief pitcher Wandy Peralta (58) looks on as he leaves the game against the Miami Marlins during the eighth inning at loanDepot Park.

Aug 13, 2023; Miami, Florida, USA; New York Yankees relief pitcher Wandy Peralta (58) looks on as he leaves the game against the Miami Marlins during the eighth inning at loanDepot Park.
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The San Diego Padres are in agreement with free agent reliever Wandy Peralta on a four-year, $16.5 million contract, The Athletic reported Wednesday.

The deal with the 32-year-old left-hander includes three opt-outs and is pending the results of a physical, per the report.

Peralta went 4-2 with a 2.83 ERA and four saves in 63 appearances out of the New York Yankees’ bullpen in 2023. He struck out 51 batters, walked 30 and allowed seven home runs in 54 innings. – Field Level Media Read More

Texas Rangers Corey Seager (5) hits a two-run home run off Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher Paul Sewald (38) in the ninth inning during Game 1 of the 2023 World Series at Globe Life Field on Oct 27, 2023.

Texas Rangers Corey Seager (5) hits a two-run home run off Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher Paul Sewald (38) in the ninth inning during Game 1 of the 2023 World Series at Globe Life Field on Oct 27, 2023.
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Texas Rangers shortstop Corey Seager will miss most of spring training after having surgery to repair a sports hernia on Tuesday.

Seager underwent the procedure in Arizona, and Texas anticipates the four-time All-Star to be good to go for Opening Day.

Rangers general manager Chris Young said his level of concern is “very low.”

The Rangers will report to spring training on Feb. 15 and 20 and will open the regular season against the Chicago Cubs on March 28 in Arlington, Texas. – Field Level Media Read More

Aug 14, 2023; New York City, New York, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Adam Ottavino (0) pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the ninth inning at Citi Field.

Aug 14, 2023; New York City, New York, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Adam Ottavino (0) pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the ninth inning at Citi Field.
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The New York Mets will bring back reliever Adam Ottavino, re-signing the right-hander to a one-year deal Tuesday reportedly worth $4.5 million.

Ottavino, 38, went 1-7 with a 3.21 ERA and a career-best 12 saves in 66 outings for the Mets last season, his second with the club. He had a 2.06 ERA and a 6-3 mark in 66 games for the Mets in 2022. – Field Level Media Read More

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