Stories tagged: major league baseball
SATURDAY, 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.
MONDAY, 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 …
MONDAY, 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 …
MONDAY, 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.
SATURDAY, 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 …
TUESDAY, 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.
MONDAY, 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.
THURSDAY, 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 …
MONDAY, 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 …
FRIDAY, 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 …
WEDNESDAY, 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.
SUNDAY, 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 …
FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2016, 5:56 P.M.
New MLB rule: Glove laces no longer good enough for a tag
Major League Baseball has made several minor rule changes for this season, including one that covers tag plays when a runner is touched only by the laces of a fielder’s …
THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2016, 6:37 P.M.
Franklin Gutierrez had case of flu
It was notable this week that it was a simple malady, the flu, that sidelined outfielder Franklin Gutierrez. Nothing strange or exotic. Nothing career-threatening. Just the flu.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2016, 10:32 P.M.
It’s going to cost you more to purchase the Mariners
The Mariners’ franchise value jumped by $100 million last year to $1.2 billion despite a disappointing season, according to Forbes magazine in its annual financial report on Major League Baseball.
TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2016, 9:08 P.M.
With presidents Obama, Castro watching, Rays beat Cuban team
When Kevin Kiermaier slid into home plate for the Tampa Bay Rays’ first run of the day on Tuesday, President Barack Obama flung his arms wide in the sign for …
FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2016, 7:12 P.M.
Baseball roundup: Parker’s comeback ends in another broken elbow after just 12 pitches
Twelve pitches into his comeback attempt, Oakland’s Jarrod Parker broke his elbow once again.
SUNDAY, MARCH 6, 2016, 10:22 P.M.
Iwakuma throws 2 perfect innings, Mariners beat Rangers
Hisashi Iwakuma, who missed 10 weeks last season with a strained right lat, pitched two spotless innings in his first spring outing as the Seattle Mariners defeated the Texas Rangers …
FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2016, 6:27 P.M.
MLB Notes: Unable to agree on deal, New York Mets renew Jacob deGrom’s contract
The New York Mets renewed All-Star pitcher Jacob deGrom’s contract for $607,000 Friday after the sides could not agree on a deal for the 2016 season. DeGrom, who helped the …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2016, 9:02 A.M.
Seattle Mariners finalize 1-year deal with Cuban outfielder Heredia
PEORIA, Ariz. – The Seattle Mariners have finalized a one-year contract with Cuban outfielder Guillermo Heredia, a deal that includes a $400,000 signing bonus. Heredia would get the $507,500 minimum …
TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2016, 8:54 A.M.
Rolling Stones to play March 25 show in Havana
The Rolling Stones announced Tuesday that they will play a free concert in Havana on March 25, becoming the biggest act to play Cuba since its 1959 revolution.
FRIDAY, FEB. 19, 2016, 7:19 P.M.
MLB Notes: Longtime utility player Tony Phillips dies
Tony Phillips, an infielder and outfielder who made the final defensive play in the Oakland Athletics’ sweep of the Giants during the earthquake-interrupted 1989 World Series, has died. He was …
THURSDAY, JAN. 28, 2016, 6:43 P.M.
Right-hander Doug Fister, Astros agree to $7M, 1-year deal
Doug Fister was impressed by what he perceived as the Houston Astros’ will to win.
TUESDAY, JAN. 12, 2016, 7:32 P.M.
Hall of Fame baseball player Monte Irvin dies at 96
Hall of Famer Monte Irvin, a power-hitting outfielder who starred for the New York Giants in the 1950s in a career abbreviated by major league baseball’s exclusion of black players, …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 16, 2015, 6:56 P.M.
Todd Frazier goes from Reds to White Sox in 3-team, 7-player deal
The White Sox were looking to add some pop while solidifying third base, and they are counting on Todd Frazier to provide it.
MONDAY, DEC. 14, 2015, 11:05 A.M.
Commissioner rejects Pete Rose’s plea for reinstatement
Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred rejected Pete Rose’s plea for reinstatement on Monday, citing his continued gambling and evidence that he bet on games when he was playing for the Cincinnati …
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 14, 2015, 7:37 P.M.
Dodgers look to Zack Greinke to extend playoff run
One ace helped the Los Angeles Dodgers stave off elimination against the New York Mets.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 20, 2015
Grip on Sports: Mariners tack on another year of disappointment
Wednesday: We are into the second half of September. The calendar will soon tell us fall is actually here. Which means the World Series will be as well. When will …
SUNDAY, SEPT. 13, 2015
Seattle Mariners hit four homers to topple Rockies
SEATTLE – Four homers. That usually works, right? The Mariners hit four homers Saturday night and continued their (too-late?) late-season surge with a 7-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies at …
SUNDAY, SEPT. 13, 2015
Mariners notes: Mark Trumbo has settled in since July 4
SEATTLE – Mark Trumbo’s career-best hitting streak ended at 12 games Friday when he went 0 for 3 with a walk in the Mariners’ 4-2 loss to Colorado. So let’s …