■ WINNING/LOSING PITCHER: 51s, Josh Edgin (2-0); Rainiers, James Paxton (2-5)
Four players with Las Vegas ties were selected Friday on the second day of the Major League Baseball Draft.
The sexual assault case against baseball player Jose Canseco has been dropped, Las Vegas police said Friday.
Third baseman Kris Bryant could have flown to New Jersey and sat in the dugout of the MLB Network set with other top draft prospects. He could have invited local media to his Las Vegas home to record his reaction. He did neither.
As Major League Baseball ramps up its investigation into performance-enhancing drugs to more than a dozen major league players, three-time AL MVP Alex Rodriguez quietly rehabs his surgically repaired hip at the Yankees’ minor league facility in Tampa, Fla., with plans to return in the second half of the season with “a lot of unfinished business.”
When I was 12, I knew all the umpires. Shag Crawford. Emmett Ashford. Nestor Chylak. Satch Davidson. Augie Donatelli. Tom Gorman. Bill Haller. Chris Pelekoudas. Ron Luciano. Frank Pulli. Ed Runge. Marty Springstead. Harry Wendelstedt. Big Lee Weyer, who sometimes during a rain delay would join Jack Brickhouse in the broadcast booth and perform card tricks.
Kris Bryant will be one of the top picks in Thursday’s Major League Baseball draft. Bryant, a Bonanza High School graduate and University of San Diego star who put up mind-numbing power numbers as a junior this season, probably will go in the top five with a chance to be selected first by the Houston Astros.
The difficult part, for once, is coming down hard on Bud Selig and Major League Baseball. But before handing the sport’s top executives gold stars for drawing a line when it comes to chasing those cheaters that still exist on the base paths, know that situations like this are always defined by an underbelly of political strategy.
NEW YORK — Major League Baseball is interviewing players linked to a Miami anti-aging clinic that allegedly sold performance-enhancing drugs and has become the focus of the sport’s investigation.
Top pitching prospect Aaron Blair, who went to Spring Valley High School, tested positive for the banned substance Adderall, according to a Baseball America report.