Rob Manfred

Commissioner Rob Manfred is pleased there's a CBA. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
John Tomase
November 30, 2016 - 6:39 pm
Baseball once again has labor peace. The league and its players on Wednesday night agreed to a new five-year collective bargaining agreement that will eventually raise the luxury tax threshold over $200 million for the first time. The threshold will increase from $189 million to $195 million in...
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MLB commissioner Rob Manfred still believes David Ortiz might not have legitimately failed a drug test. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
John Tomase
October 07, 2016 - 12:55 pm
CLEVELAND -- Commissioner Rob Manfred remains surprised at the stir he caused in Boston last week when he questioned David Ortiz's inclusion on the infamous 2003 performance-enhancing drug list. Speaking in Cleveland before the Indians and Red Sox played Game 2 of the American League Division...
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Drew Pomeranz
John Tomase
October 02, 2016 - 11:39 am
The Red Sox declined an opportunity to rescind the trade that sent left-hander Drew Pomeranz to the Padres for top prospect Anderson Espinoza, commissioner Rob Manfred said on Sunday. Speaking at Fenway Park before the David Ortiz retirement ceremonies, Manfred said the Red Sox were given the...
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Commissioner Rob Manfred (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
Rob Bradford
December 18, 2015 - 7:24 am
It's all the rage: opt-outs. David Price got one after three years of his seven-year deal. Zack Greinke just took advantage of his to get a handsome raise. Jason Heyward now has one, as does Johnny Cueto. It's a trend Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred evidently isn't a fan of. "The...
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December 14, 2015 - 8:28 am
Pete Rose remains on the outs with Major League Baseball , as Commissioner Rob Manfred denied the all-time hit leader's request for reinstatement , indicating it's an unacceptable risk. In a letter made public Monday, Manfred said Rose has not been completely honest about betting on games during...
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Commissioner Rob Manfred (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
Rob Bradford
November 10, 2015 - 5:43 am
BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Speaking at the general managers' meetings Tuesday morning, Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred touched on a variety of subjects currently impacting the game. Included in the conversation was the topic of whether or not netting would be implemented in stadiums after...
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DJ Bean
August 03, 2015 - 1:05 pm
Major League Baseball Advanced Media will take over the NHL 's web operations, apps, streaming video and more in 2016, multiple sources told WEEI.com Monday. The partnership, which is expected to be announced on Tuesday, will also involve Major League Baseball Advanced Media (MLBAM) taking over...
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Commissioner Rob Manfred said individual teams can make their own changes towards fan safety. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
Ryan Hannable
July 14, 2015 - 10:48 am
CINCINNATI -- Speaking at the BBWAA luncheon prior to the 2015 All-Star Game, commissioner Rob Manfred spoke on a number of different subjects, including fan safety. The Red Sox have had two major incidents of late, most notably Tonya Carpenter, who was struck in the face by a broken bat in the...
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Commissioner Rob Manfred addressed the media at Fenway Park on Tuesday. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
John Tomase
June 16, 2015 - 12:58 pm
Commissioner Rob Manfred had a message for Red Sox hitters Tuesday: The league isn't out to get them. Making a regularly scheduled stop in Boston as part of a tour of big league cities, Manfred addressed Red Sox players and was asked about the widening strike zone. "This issue came up in the Red...
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David Ortiz
Ryan Hannable
February 28, 2015 - 5:21 am
David Ortiz was very outspoken earlier in the week when he became aware of the new MLB rules regarding hitters in the effort to speed up the overall pace of play. Commissioner Rob Manfred responded to Ortiz's comments and the new rules in general on Friday when speaking at the MIT Sloan Sports...
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