Bid for return of baseball, softball
The International Baseball Federation has formally approved a merger with softball’s governing body in a joint bid to return to the Olympics. The IBAF announced that the creation of a single international federation received unanimous approval in a mail-in vote of its members. The International Softball Federation approved the move in October. The IOC will vote on the unified bid for the 2020 Games in September. home runs and 19 RBIs in 150 at-bats.
Daniels met with Moye last week at the winter meetings in Nashville, Tenn., and had talked about the parameters of a new contract along with numbers. While Daniels wouldn’t get into any specifics, he said his understanding is the deal with the Angels “is certainly more guaranteed money.”
The move keeps Hamilton in the same division with plenty of opportunities to play against his team. The Rangers open their first home series April 5-7 against the Angels.
The 31-year-old was considered a risk by some teams because of his history of alcohol and substance abuse, which derailed his career before his time with the Rangers over the past five seasons.