Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez became the third native of Cuba voted as Major League Baseball’s rookie of the year, taking the National League award over fellow Cuban Yasiel Puig of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The Los Angeles Dodgers filed for bankruptcy protection after Major League Baseball rejected a television deal with News Corp.’s Fox Sports, leaving team owner Frank McCourt unable to make payroll this week.
Basketball Hall of Fame member Magic Johnson and a group of investors that includes Guggenheim Partners Chief Executive Officer Mark Walter won the auction for the bankrupt Los Angeles Dodgers with a bid of more than $2 billion, doubling the previous record amount paid for a major U.S. professional sports franchise.
The Seattle Mariners’ Felix Hernandez won the American League Cy Young Award after recording just 13 victories, the lowest in history for a full-season starter who was picked as his league’s top pitcher.
The Los Angeles Dodgers reached the final stage of an auction for the baseball team one day early after phone calls in which no rival topped the record $2.3 billion offer from a group led by Magic Johnson, people familiar with the sale said.