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Ex-White Sox All-Star Farmer dies at 70

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CHICAGO (AP) Ed Farmer rooted for the White Sox growing up on Chicago's South Side and went on to become an All-Star reliever for them.

Where he really made his mark was in their radio booth the past three decades. Whether he was calling no-hitters, chronicling a championship season in 2005 or simply telling entertaining stories, Farmer was an inviting voice who brought listeners along for the ride.

The White Sox said he died Wednesday night in Los Angeles at age 70 following complications from an illness.

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Federal judge tosses fan lawsuit vs. MLB

NEW YORK (AP) A federal judge

by fantasy sports contestants who claimed they were damaged by sign stealing in Major League Baseball.

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Vets on minors deals to get up to $50K

NEW YORK (AP) About 370 players who were at big league spring training with minor league contracts will get advance payments of up to $50,000 each from the Major League Baseball Players Association.

The money approved Friday by the union’s executive board will be in addition to

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Phils' Harper donating $500K for relief

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Edmonds has coronavirus and pneumonia

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Choo gives $1K to 191 minor leaguers

Rangers veteran Shin-Soo Choo is helping out financially strapped minor league players with the season on hold, giving $1,000 each to 191 of them who are in the Texas organization.

Choo said Wednesday that he remembers the financial struggles when he was in the minors. The 37-year-old outfielder-designated hitter hopes the gifts will help ease those worries for the current minor leaguers, most he has never met, allowing them to stay focused on their baseball careers instead of having to figure out ways to make money.

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Compressed season may mean more pitchers

NEW YORK (AP) When and if opening day comes around this year, New York Yankees pitching coach Matt Blake anticipates a brimming bullpen.

Major League Baseball and the players' association have talked about a compressed schedule to get in as many games as possible. That will set off a call to arms.

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Spectrum Sports, AT&T reach deal in LA

Vets get $4,775 daily for first 60 days

NEW YORK (AP) Gerrit Cole, Mike Trout and other veteran major leaguers will receive $4,775 per day in advance pay for the first 60 days of the season during the stoppage caused by the new coronavirus, a total of $286,500.

That's just 2.5% percent of the $193,548 the New York Yankees pitcher and Los Angeles Angels outfielder were scheduled to earn each day during the 186-day season from their $36 million salaries, tied for the major league high this year.

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