• These are 2016 file photos showing Philadelphia Phillies' Ryan Howard, left, and Washington Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman. Howard and Zimmerman have been cleared by Major League Baseball of allegations they used human growth hormone. Pharmacist Charlie Sly claimed in an Al-Jazeera America documentary "The Dark Side: Secrets of Sports Doping," which was broadcast Dec. 27, that the two used HGH. Sly, who worked as an intern at an anti-aging clinic, later recanted his claims. In a brief statement Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, MLB said its investigation "did not find any violations of the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program by either Howard or Zimmerman." (AP Photo/File)

    MLB clears Howard, Zimmerman of drug allegations

    NEW YORK (AP) — Philadelphia’s Ryan Howard and Washington’s Ryan Zimmerman have been cleared by Major League Baseball of allegations they used banned performance-enhancing substances.

  • Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred speaks to reporters following morning meetings with the baseball owners in Houston, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. (Mark Mulligan/Houston Chronicle via AP)

    MLB may consider limits on pitching changes, shifts

    HOUSTON (AP) — Limiting pitching changes, restricting defensive shifts, altering the strike zone and installing pitch clocks are among the ideas Major League Baseball may consider as it undertakes a multiyear review of the game that could include the sport’s most radical changes in decades.

  • In this April 27, 2016, file photo, John Stanton speaks during a news conference in Seattle. Major League Baseball owners approved the sale of a controlling stake in the Seattle Mariners from Nintendo of America to a group of minority owners led by Western Wireless Corp. founder John Stanton and retired Microsoft executive Chris Larson. The sale was announced in April and approved Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said the deal with close Friday or Monday. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

    MLB approves sale of Seattle Mariners, Stanton to take over

    HOUSTON (AP) — Major League Baseball owners approved the sale of a controlling stake in the Seattle Mariners from Nintendo of America to a group of minority owners led by Western Wireless Corp. founder John Stanton and retired Microsoft executive Chris Larson.