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Past articles by Jesse:

Source: Extra-inning, extra-runner rule to remain

MLB's joint competition committee has voted to keep the rule that places a runner at second base at the start of extra innings, and a separate set of rules that puts parameters on when position players can pitch, a source told ESPN's Jesse Rogers. → Read More

'We're not done': Confident Philadelphia Phillies win, secure first postseason berth in 11 years

With Monday night's 3-0 victory over the Astros in Houston, the surging Philadelphia Phillies clinched their first National League playoff berth in 11 years, prompting interim manager Rob Thomson to say, "We're not done." → Read More

Memo: MLB balls to be 'muddied' the same way

A Major League Baseball memo, sent to all 30 teams, requires all new baseballs used in games to undergo the exact same "muddying" technique to remove the gloss. → Read More

MLB giving Roberto Clemente Award winners new patch for caps

Beginning with Opening Day of the 2022 season, all eight active Roberto Clemente Award winners will wear a patch emblazoned on the back of their caps and can choose to wear a sticker with the No. 21 on the back of their helmets. → Read More

New York Yankees minor league manager Rachel Balkovec says she's living 'American dream' with new role

Rachel Balkovec was introduced Wednesday as manager of the New York Yankees' low-A affiliate in the Florida State League. → Read More

Braves' tomahawk chop gesture an issue for Atlanta's Native American community, commissioner Rob Manfred says

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said the Native American community in and around Atlanta should have the say on whether the Braves' tomahawk chop gesture is appropriate. → Read More

Arizona Diamondbacks' Caleb Smith ejected after foreign-substance check, says spots on glove were dirt

Arizona reliever Caleb Smith was ejected from Wednesday night's game and had his glove confiscated following a foreign-substance inspection. Smith said the spots on his glove were dirt. → Read More

Chicago White Sox's Lance Lynn ejected after tossing belt at umpires during foreign-substance check

White Sox starting pitcher Lance Lynn was ejected Wednesday after tossing his belt to umpires from the dugout during a foreign-substance inspection. → Read More

Seattle Mariners pitcher Hector Santiago's 10-game suspension upheld, sources say

Mariners pitcher Hector Santiago will serve a 10-game suspension after the penalty was upheld after he appealed, sources told ESPN. → Read More

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred says process of whether Athletics stay in Oakland 'at the end'

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said Tuesday that the fate of the Athletics in Oakland will be determined in the next few months. → Read More

Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo waiting for more 'data' on COVID-19 vaccine

Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo said he is waiting for more "data" on the COVID-19 vaccine and said he understands why his decision is drawing strong reactions from both sides. → Read More

MLB memo warns teams about crackdown on use of foreign substances on baseballs

New MLB policies intended to crack down on the use of foreign substances on baseballs have been sent to all 30 teams. A source said the policies are ultimately meant to help level the playing field for hitters, which should increase balls in play. → Read More

Which MLB teams will have fans in the stands? A ballpark-by-ballpark guide to Opening Day and beyond

Here's the latest on each team's COVID-19 return plans as baseball prepares to reopen for fans. → Read More

Sources: Wrigley to get federal landmark status

Seven years after filing the paperwork, Wrigley Field is to be given federal landmark status in the National Register of Historic Places, according to sources. → Read More

Chicago White Sox's Tony La Russa announcement uses AJ Hinch's signature

The White Sox mistakenly sent an email welcoming Tony La Russa that included AJ Hinch's signature on a photo of La Russa, an error that was due to multiple variations of the graphic being prepared for various candidates, a source told ESPN. → Read More

Sources: Chicago Cubs planning for reduced capacity at Wrigley Field to start 2021 MLB season

With uncertainty surrounding the number of fans who will be allowed in the stands when Major League Baseball opens its 2021 season, the Chicago Cubs laid off about 25% of their business staff on Thursday, sources told ESPN's Jesse Rogers. → Read More

MLB players on how they've had to adapt, from no fans in the stands to no couches in the clubhouse

Watching from the stands instead of the dugout, staying in the hotel on road trips and missing the roar of the crowd -- nothing is routine in 2020. → Read More

Seats for Wrigley rooftops, approved for 25% capacity, going for $350

The city of Chicago has approved Wrigley Field rooftop stands for 25% capacity setups, and tickets at one viewing venue have gone on sale for $350. → Read More

Cubs pitching coach Tommy Hottovy details emotional fight against coronavirus

Cubs pitching coach Tommy Hottovy, 38, was emotional in detailing his fight against the coronavirus. "If my journey through this helps one person ... then I want my story to be heard," he said. → Read More

Sources: MLB umpires might work entire homestands to curtail travel

Major League Baseball is looking at numerous possibilities, including having its umpires work a team's entire homestand, to limit the umpires' travel requirements when play begins next month amid the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More