Stories tagged: Baseball notebook
Mon., June 19, 2017, 5:59 p.m.
MLB Notebook: First-place Astros dented by pitching injuries
With four-fifths of their rotation on the disabled list, the first-place Astros are relying on two rookies, a second-year player, one who has bounced between the bullpen and starting and …
Sun., June 18, 2017, 5:58 p.m.
MLB Notebook: Nolan Arenado hits cycle to lift red-hot Rockies
Nolan Arenado completed the cycle with a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning, and the Colorado Rockies stunned the San Francisco Giants by rallying for a 7-5 …
Sat., June 10, 2017, 4:27 p.m.
MLB Notebook: Houston’s Dallas Keuchel shut down for a week
Houston ace Dallas Keuchel won’t begin throwing again for about a week as he recovers from neck discomfort that has landed him on the disabled list for the second time …
Mon., May 29, 2017, 9:30 p.m.
Nationals’ Bryce Harper charges mound after 98-mph heater to his hip
Drilled in the hip by a heater, Bryce Harper knew where this was headed. In a hurry, too.
Sun., May 28, 2017, 9:39 p.m.
MLB notes: Dodgers sweep Cubs as aces for both teams struggle
Cody Bellinger and Kike Hernandez led an offensive outburst with three-run homers that upstaged the anticipated duel between aces Jon Lester and Clayton Kershaw, helping the Los Angeles Dodgers beat …
Sun., May 21, 2017, 7:27 p.m.
New 1B Matt Adams keen to help in Atlanta
Matt Adams was eager to hit, looking for a batting cage as soon as he unpacked his bag at his new locker in the Atlanta Braves’ clubhouse.
Tue., Sept. 29, 2015
MLB notes: Washington National suspend closer Jonathan Papelbon for dugout fight
The Washington Nationals have suspended closer Jonathan Papelbon for four games without pay for his dugout fight with star slugger Bryce Harper, which will end the pitcher’s season. General manager …
Tue., Sept. 1, 2015
Mariners trade Jackson to Cubs
The Chicago Cubs acquired outfielder Austin Jackson from the Seattle Mariners on Monday, boosting their depth for their run at a possible playoff spot. Chicago sent a player to be …
Tue., Aug. 25, 2015
Questions linger for Mariners rotation
When it comes to the Seattle Mariners rotation, there are just two certainties over the final six weeks: Felix Hernandez and Hisashi Iwakuma will, barring injuries, make their scheduled starts. …
Tue., July 21, 2015
Cards to promote their top prospect
Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak confirmed Monday that outfielder Stephen Piscotty is being promoted to the Cardinals. But Mozeliak said no official roster move will be announced until today, when …
Sat., April 25, 2015
Royals earning bellicose reputation
Manager Ned Yost insists his Kansas City Royals are not at fault for a string of fights. He blames the other teams. “We haven’t started any of this,” Yost said.
Fri., Aug. 29, 2014
Batters 0-46 against Petit
Yusmeiro Petit set a major league record when he retired his 46th batter in a row, and the San Francisco Giants beat the visiting Colorado Rockies 4-1 on Thursday for …
Tue., Aug. 5, 2014
Yanks on the mend
Masahiro Tanaka has taken a very small step toward returning to the New York Yankees rotation, playing a pain-free game of catch. Michael Pineda, another sidelined Yankees starter, appears much …
Tue., July 23, 2013
Matheny: Lynn letting frustration show too much
The St. Louis Cardinals want Lance Lynn to gain better control of more than just his pitch assortment. They’re trying to help him channel his emotions, too. The right-hander has …
Mon., June 10, 2013
Rangers’ Kirkman sidelined by recurrence of lymphoma
The Texas Rangers put left-hander Michael Kirkman on the 15-day disabled list Sunday after a recurrence of lymphoma around his right triceps. The team says a complete recovery is expected. …
Sat., June 1, 2013
Braves may demote B.J.
Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez says he has considered asking center fielder B.J. Upton to work out his struggles in a minor league assignment. Upton, signed to the biggest contract …
Sat., May 4, 2013
Cork found in Mantle bat
A corked bat that belonged to baseball legend Mickey Mantle is going up for auction later this month by Gray Flannel Auctions. The bat, which has a reserve price of …
Fri., April 12, 2013
This was a doubleheader of sorts
It wasn’t exactly Dickensian, but Tuesday’s baseball matchup between Mt. Spokane and University, won by Mt. Spokane’s Wildcats 5-4 was decidedly a tale of two games. The first part was …
Tue., April 2, 2013
A-Rod eyes comeback
Alex Rodriguez answered questions in the Yankee Stadium tunnel for the first time since hip surgery in January, but was positioned so he could make a quick getaway if he …
Mon., Aug. 13, 2012
Middlebrooks will not need surgery
After hearing a bone in his right wrist snap, Red Sox rookie Will Middlebrooks gladly listened to a bit of better news. Boston’s third baseman does not need surgery.
Tue., Aug. 7, 2012
No issue for skipper
Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington says he’s put behind him Roy Oswalt’s decision not to pitch a third inning of relief and sees no need to discuss it with the …
Tue., June 26, 2012
Byrd failed drug test
Outfielder Marlon Byrd was suspended 50 games by Major League Baseball on Monday after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance. Major League Baseball said Byrd tested positive for Tamoxifen, which …
Sat., June 23, 2012
Royals may lose another pitcher to Tommy John surgery
Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost has been around baseball his entire life, and he has a hard time recalling a season in which two pitchers needed Tommy John surgery. …
Mon., June 11, 2012
Runge: The no-no ump
Amid the chaos of the starter leaving with an injury, a two-base throwing error, three walks and five pitching changes, Brian Runge wasn’t paying attention to the history the Seattle …
Tue., June 5, 2012
Beachy a surprise
Perhaps hidden somewhere in a small town in America is a baseball player with major talent who won’t be drafted this week. That overlooked player can find encouragement in the …
Mon., May 28, 2012
Slugfest in Cincinnati
Here’s how easy it looked to hit home runs at Cincinnati’s Great American Ball Park on Sunday: Todd Frazier lost his grip on the bat during a swing. The ball …
Mon., May 14, 2012
Hamels sharp in return from suspension
While the Phillies have been looking for answers as they’ve struggled through the first five weeks of the season, Cole Hamels has been one of their most consistent pieces as …
Sat., May 12, 2012
Sale back in the mix
Chris Sale made his pitch. Did he ever. The Chicago White Sox’s young lefty convinced general manager Ken Williams that the discomfort he felt in his elbow was normal soreness …
Sat., May 5, 2012
Mariano Rivera says he will pitch in 2013
New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera says he will return to the mound by 2013, vowing to overcome a knee injury that figures to end his season. Rivera hinted at …
Tue., April 17, 2012
Mates back Youkilis
Kevin Youkilis’ teammates came to his defense Monday after Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine questioned Youkilis’ commitment to the game and then apologized to his third baseman. During an …