Stories tagged: major league baseball
UPDATED: Mon., June 12, 2017, 10:31 p.m.
Top three picks used to draft high-school stars for first time since 1990
The Minnesota Twins think they’ve got their shortstop of the future in the speedy and slick-fielding Royce Lewis.
Wed., June 7, 2017, 7:26 p.m.
BoSox broadcaster Jerry Remy offers apology for comment
Boston Red Sox announcer Jerry Remy apologized Wednesday for his on-air remarks a night earlier that pitchers such as Yankees star Masahiro Tanaka shouldn’t be allowed to have translators on …
Mon., June 5, 2017, 6:48 p.m.
Whirlwind month lands Tyler Cloyd with Mariners
It all happened fast. Tyler Cloyd was with the Tacoma Rainiers in Fresno, California, on Thursday for the start of a four-game series. He had just finished throwing a bullpen …
Wed., May 31, 2017, 11:11 p.m.
Baseball Capsules: George Springer, Astros clobber Twins
MLB capsules: George Springer reached base in all six plate appearances and hit two of Houston’s season-high six home runs to lead the Astros to their seventh straight victory, 17-6 …
Wed., May 31, 2017, 9:12 p.m.
Mike Trout, Angels play waiting game after surgery
Mike Trout had successful surgery on his injured left thumb Wednesday, and the Los Angeles Angels slugger is likely to be out for at least six weeks.
UPDATED: Wed., May 31, 2017, 9 p.m.
End in sight for White Sox announcer Ken Harrelson
White Sox broadcaster Ken “Hawk” Harrelson, a colorful character known for his folksy sayings and unbridled enthusiasm for his longtime team, will retire after working 20 games next year in …
Wed., May 31, 2017, 8:45 p.m.
Bryce Harper’s suspension dropped to 3 games
Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper has agreed to drop his appeal of a four-game suspension and will have one game shaved from the punishment.
Tue., May 23, 2017, 8:25 p.m.
Pirates’ Jameson Taillon cleared to throw amidst cancer fight
On Tuesday, two weeks after undergoing surgery for testicular cancer, Pirates right-hander Jameson Taillon was cleared to return to the mound. He threw a 25-pitch bullpen session with catcher Chris …
Mon., May 22, 2017, 10:02 p.m.
Injuries force Mariners to play the waiting game
Manager Scott Servais knows it’s a cliche and he regrets using it as often as he has in recent weeks. At times, he’s even apologetic. But this is where he …
Wed., May 3, 2017, 8:54 p.m.
Dodgers make Vin Scully 11th member of ring of honor
Vin Scully returned to Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, cracking jokes and telling stories as if he had never left. Scully was back at the ballpark to become the 11th inductee …
Wed., May 3, 2017, 8:46 p.m.
More aces dealt bad hands
Three aces in three days. Texas Rangers left-hander Cole Hamels and Cleveland Indians right-hander Corey Kluber joined New York Mets ace Noah Syndergaard on the disabled list on Wednesday.
UPDATED: Mon., May 1, 2017, 9:44 p.m.
Mariners GM believes team can turn things around
Even after all the struggles the Seattle Mariners endured during the first month of the season, general manager Jerry Dipoto is preaching patience.
UPDATED: Mon., May 1, 2017, 6:49 p.m.
Yankees’ Aaron Judge worth price of admission
Aaron Judge has transformed batting practice in the Bronx.
UPDATED: Sun., April 16, 2017, 8:56 p.m.
MLB capsules: Bryce Harper hits two HRs, including game-ender, in Washington Nationals’ win over Phillies
Bryce Harper hit a two-run homer in the third inning and a game-ending, three-run drive with two outs in the ninth, leading the Washington Nationals over the Philadelphia Phillies 6-4 …
Mon., April 10, 2017, 9:24 p.m.
Indians play home opener; Red Sox fighting flu
A look at what’s happening all around the majors Tuesday:
Tue., April 4, 2017, 7:43 p.m.
Anchoring outfield and batting 3rd, Byron Buxton has arrived
Byron Buxton took two steps backward when the ball left the bat, believing it was hit deep.
Tue., April 4, 2017, 7:16 p.m.
Ex-Dodger slugger Pedro Guerrero hospitalized after stroke
Former World Series MVP Pedro Guerrero had a massive stroke and is recovering in a hospital in New York, his wife said.
Mon., April 3, 2017, 10:44 p.m.
Leading Off: Cubs and Yankees try again, Shoemaker returns
The World Series champion Cubs go again after their first win as former Cy Young Award winner Jake Arrieta starts in St. Louis against Adam Wainwright. The Cardinals beat Chicago …
Sat., March 25, 2017, 4:28 p.m.
Bob Klapisch: Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred should thank Team USA
You don’t need much forensic evidence to know the World Baseball Classic finally had its breakthrough moment – it’s here to stay.
Mon., March 20, 2017, 8:50 p.m.
Mariners have decisions to make before opening day
The Seattle Mariners open the season two weeks from Monday at Minute Maid Park in Houston, and an interminable spring training lengthened by the World Baseball Classic will come to …
Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 10:55 p.m.
New Mariners first baseman Dan Vogelbach turning heads in camp
Sometimes a cliche says it best. Fact is, Mariners first baseman Dan Vogelbach arrived this spring in, yes, the best shape of his life after an offseason spent resculpturing his …
Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 7:55 p.m.
Mets’ Tim Tebow hits 9 homers in batting practice
Tim Tebow quickly got into the swing of spring training, hitting nine home runs in batting practice Monday during his first workout with the New York Mets.
Sat., Oct. 22, 2016, 11:40 p.m.
Cubs beat Dodgers 5-0 to reach first World Series since 1945
Kyle Hendricks outpitched Clayton Kershaw, Anthony Rizzo and Willson Contreras homered early and the Chicago Cubs won their first pennant since 1945, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0 Saturday night …
Tue., Aug. 2, 2016, 5:56 p.m.
Rockies shortstop Trevor Story out with torn ligament in thumb
Trevor Story may not be able to help the Colorado Rockies make a push for the playoffs in the last two months of the season.
Mon., Aug. 1, 2016, 7:09 p.m.
Big names sent packing before MLB trade deadline
Jonathan Lucroy got a deal he liked, Carlos Beltran joined him in Texas and Jay Bruce and Rich Hill also moved Monday during an 18-swap frenzy at the trade deadline.
Thu., July 14, 2016, 7:04 p.m.
Training clinic owner sues MLB
The owner of a training and sports medicine clinic sued Major League Baseball and several of its employees Thursday, claiming they caused the company’s social media accounts to be illegally …
Mon., May 16, 2016, 5:26 p.m.
Nintendo looks to filmmaking for growth after Mariners sale
Japanese video game maker Nintendo Co. is eyeing the movie business for growth. Company spokesman Makoto Wakae said Monday details are undecided but the work might be a theater or …
Fri., April 22, 2016, 8:12 p.m.
MLB Notes: Coach Barry Bonds returns to AT&T Park in a Marlins uniform
Barry Bonds is all smiles these days in front of the cameras, seemingly content in his new role as Miami’s hitting coach when initially the job left him longing to …
Wed., April 20, 2016, 6:02 p.m.
Curt Schilling fired by ESPN for Facebook comments
ESPN announced that it has fired network analyst and former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling following his comments on Facebook about transgender people.
Sun., April 10, 2016, 5:47 p.m.
Sore Jacob deGrom to miss next turn in Mets rotation
One week into the season, the heralded New York Mets starting rotation is having health issues. Jacob deGrom, the 2014 NL Rookie of the Year, will miss his scheduled start …