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Manfred says MLB will change protocols for political donations

FILE PHOTO: Rob Manfred, commissioner of Major League Baseball, takes part in the Yahoo Finance All Markets Summit in New York, U.S., February 8, 2017. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred on Tuesday said the league will change its protocols on political donations moving forward in the wake of its financial support of a controversial candidate in Mississippi. Manfred, speaking at an event in Manhattan, vowed changes after the league made a $10K contribution to Republican Senate candidate Cindy Hyde-Smith, who recently made controversial public comments about attending…

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MLB owners expected to approve Manfred contract: report

FILE PHOTO: Rob Manfred, commissioner of Major League Baseball, takes part in the Yahoo Finance All Markets Summit in New York, U.S., February 8, 2017. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo Major League Baseball owners are expected to unanimously approve a five-year contract extension for commissioner Rob Manfred when they meet next week in Atlanta, USA Today reported Thursday. He needs the approval of 23 of 30 owners. Manfred, 60, was elected as baseball’s 10th commissioner by unanimous vote in 2014 to replace Bud Selig, who held the post for 17 years. He…

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