Bid for re­turn of base­ball, soft­ball

Austin American-Statesman - - C SPORTS - Com­piled from wire re­ports

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.

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