Major League Baseball is moving its headquarters


Bloomberg reports that Major League Baseball is moving its headquarters from its current Park Avenue location and consolidating it with MLBAM’s headquarters, which are currently in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan.

They’re not moving to, like, Tulsa or anything, however. They’re moving a few blocks to the northwest, to the former Time-Life Building on 6th Avenue, near Rockefeller Center. They’re taking over office space once leased by Time, Inc. and SNY, the network which broadcasts the New York Mets. The move is supposed to take place in 2018-19.

MLB and MLBAM will occupy the fourth through ninth floors, as well as some lobby space for a studio. This is good news for Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, whose offices are located on the 37th floor and thus will not have to relocate.

Phillies’ Bryce Harper to miss start of season after elbow surgery

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PHILADELPHIA – Phillies slugger Bryce Harper will miss the start of the 2023 season after he had reconstructive right elbow surgery.

The operation was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles.

Harper is expected to return to Philadelphia’s lineup as the designated hitter by the All-Star break. He could be back in right field by the end of the season, according to the team.

The 30-year-old Harper suffered a small ulnar collateral ligament tear in his elbow in April. He last played right field at Miami on April 16. He had a platelet-rich plasma injection in May and shifted to designated hitter.

Harper met Nov. 14 with ElAttrache, who determined the tear did not heal on its own, necessitating surgery.

Even with the elbow injury, Harper led the Phillies to their first World Series since 2009, where they lost in six games to Houston. He hit .349 with six homers and 13 RBIs in 17 postseason games.

In late June, Harper suffered a broken thumb when he was hit by a pitch and was sidelined for two months. The two-time NL MVP still hit .286 with 18 homers and 65 RBIs for the season.

Harper left Washington and signed a 13-year, $330 million contract with the Phillies in 2019. A seven-time All-Star, Harper has 285 career home runs.

With Harper out, the Phillies could use Nick Castellanos and Kyle Schwarber at designated hitter. J.T. Realmuto also could serve as the DH when he needs a break from his catching duties.