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Chicago White Sox sign Cuban slugger Jose Abreu

...unless the case is settled will decide whether to uphold the penalty issued Aug. 5, overturn it or change the length.Rob Manfred, MLB's chief operating officer, completed his testimony Friday. Rodriguez's legal team will call witnesses when...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2013-10-18/chicago-white-sox-sign-c
Tigers send Prince Fielder to Rangers for Ian Kinsler

...his ruling, the New York Yankees third baseman slammed a table, uttered a profanity at MLB Chief Operating Officer Rob Manfred and left. The person spoke on condition of anonymity."I am disgusted with this abusive process, designed to ensure...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2013-11-20/tigers-send-prince-field
Alex Rodriguez sues MLB, union over suspension

...considers to be improper," wrote Horowitz, who chaired a three-man panel that included MLB Chief Operating Officer Rob Manfred and union General Counsel David Prouty.Horowitz cited the credibility of Bosch's "unrebutted testimony - testimony...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-01-13/alex-rodriguez-sues-mlb-
Cardinals' Craig recovered from injury in time for World Series

...release testimony about whether Commissioner Bud Selig knew Anthony Bosch distributed banned substances to teenagers. Rob Manfred, baseball's chief operating officer, testified last week during the grievance filed by the players' union to overturn...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2013-10-20/cardinals-craig-recovere
Mets' Terry Collins gets two-year extension

...most of his top players.The Mets say Collins' entire coaching staff also will be back next year. LEAGUE OFFICE: Rob Manfred was promoted Monday to Major League Baseball's chief operating officer, which might make him a candidate to succeed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2013-09-30/mets-terry-collins-gets-
Former MVP Ryan Braun suspended for rest of season

...suspension would cost him about $500,000 more."We commend Ryan Braun for taking responsibility for his past actions," Rob Manfred, MLB's executive vice president for economics and league affairs, said in a statement. "We all agree that it is...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2013-07-22/former-mvp-ryan-braun-su
Selig wants stiffer penalties for drug violations

...clinic helped lead him to seek stiffer penalties.He declined to give specifics, saying MLB Executive Vice President Rob Manfred and players' union head Michael Weiner will meet.MLB and the union started urine testing with an anonymous survey...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2013-03-02/selig-wants-stiffer-pena
Wild-card expansion is unlikely next year

...discussing upcoming collective bargaining Tuesday with major league general managers, MLB executive vice president Rob Manfred said adding wild-card teams for 2011 would be "a difficult trick to pull off" because it would have to be a modification...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2010-11-17/wild-card-expansion-unli
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Owners lawyer thinks baseball can have labor deal before strike

...labor lawyer thinks there's a way to work out a new contract without another strike. Sounding unusually optimistic, Rob Manfred said after Thursday's five-hour bargaining session that the sides will meet again Friday and probably will have...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/07/26/bas_349674.shtml
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Players owners sign labor settlement

...contract Tuesday, approving a memorandum that outlines the agreement that avoided a strike. Union head Donald Fehr and Rob Manfred, the owners' top labor lawyer, signed the "memorandum of understanding" separately at their offices. Just before...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/10/02/bas_355993.shtml
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