Stories tagged: MLB
SATURDAY, FEB. 25, 2017, 7:22 P.M.
Spring Training: Bryce Harper homers, Yordano Ventura remembered, Michael Bourn hurt
Welcome to spring training, Bryce Harper. The swing looks pretty good. Harper hit a long solo homer and a single, helping the Washington Nationals to an 8-6 victory over the …
UPDATED: SATURDAY, FEB. 25, 2017, 7:40 P.M.
Nelson Cruz homers in Mariners’ spring training opener
Nelson Cruz hit a three-run homer in the first and the Seattle Mariners finished with 17 hits in 13-3 victory over the San Diego Padres in the spring training opener …
FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2017, 11:44 P.M.
Drew Smyly brings youth and experience to Mariners rotation
Trades don’t surprise Drew Smyly anymore. At age 27, the Seattle Mariners left-hander has been dealt twice.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 9:04 P.M.
MLB players’ union agrees to pitchless intentional walks
The players’ association has agreed to Major League Baseball’s proposal to have intentional walks without pitches this year. While the union has resisted many of MLB’s proposed innovations, union head …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 8:59 P.M.
Paul Newberry: Baseball should get serious about speeding up games
There are all sorts of ways to give baseball a much-needed boost of speed. Unfortunately, those in charge of the game are going about it all the wrong way.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 8:57 P.M.
Don Mattingly: Reversing the tolerance for Ks would speed play
Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly thinks reversing the tolerance for strikeouts would speed the pace of play.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 8:54 P.M.
Marlins’ Ichiro held out of workouts following collision
The Marlins have held Ichiro Suzuki out of workouts following an outfield collision during what officials termed a “communications drill.” Ichiro was kneed in the quadriceps on Tuesday by fellow …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 8:52 P.M.
Additions of Cameron Maybin, Ben Revere give Angels speed, defense
Cameron Maybin can’t figure out why teams keep trading him. An energetic fan favorite wherever he goes, Maybin has unpacked his well-traveled bags and will play left field this season …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 8:49 P.M.
Cubs’ Addison Russell tears up thinking about 2016 accomplishments
Addison Russell was laying on his mom’s bed in the house he bought the family in Pensacola, Florida, with his signing bonus. His Shih Tzu-poodle mix puppy, Oakley, started licking …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 8:47 P.M.
Red Sox hope to be carried by Chris Sale, Rick Porcello and David Price
The Red Sox hope adding Chris Sale to a rotation that already included Rick Porcello and David Price will boost the team to its first World Series title since 2013.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 8:45 P.M.
Healthy A.J. Pollock aims to exceed 2015 breakout season
One of the best facts about this year’s Arizona Diamondbacks: A.J. Pollock is back, healthy, and confident he can exceed the breakout season he put together in 2015.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 8:43 P.M.
Josh Hamilton leaves Rangers’ camp to have his left knee examined
Josh Hamilton was back in Texas on Wednesday to have his surgically reconstructed left knee examined. The 2010 AL MVP experienced discomfort during the Rangers’ first full-squad spring training workout …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 8:41 P.M.
Nats’ Tanner Roark relishes roles as starting pitcher
Tanner Roark relishes roles as starting pitcher in Washington Nationals rotation after getting shifted to the bullpen for much of 2015.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 8:38 P.M.
James Shields still going, hits re-set button for White Sox
James Shields is coming off the worst season of his 11-year big-league career. He returns to Chicago to try and help the young White Sox staff while turning to turn …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 8:34 P.M.
Eduardo Nunez set for regular role at third for Giants
Eduardo Nunez finally got his chance to play regularly in 2016 and made the most of it.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 8:33 P.M.
Starling Marte ready to take over in center field for Pirates
Starling Marte is the new guy in center field for the Pittsburgh Pirates this year, but he is no newcomer to the position. About a month before spring training began, …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 8:30 P.M.
Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang attends trial for drunk driving
Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang has appeared in a South Korean court as judges heard arguments in a trial over charges that he fled the scene after slamming a …
MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2017, 10:26 P.M.
Mariners expect bigger, better things from James Paxton
Forget the batter’s box, pitching mound or anywhere else between the chalk lines of a baseball field.
UPDATED: MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2017, 5:44 P.M.
At 61, ‘late-bloomer’ Brian Snitker savors shot as Atlanta Braves manager
Let’s face it, Brian Snitker had pretty much given up on his dream. He always wanted to be a big league manager. But with his career in baseball approaching four …
UPDATED: SATURDAY, FEB. 18, 2017, 5:37 P.M.
Padres sign veteran RHP Jered Weaver
Right-hander Jered Weaver has agreed to a $3 million, one-year deal with the San Diego Padres after 11 seasons with the Los Angeles Angels.
FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017, 11:28 P.M.
Versatile Danny Valencia out to put down roots with the Seattle Mariners
Danny Valencia’s career resume paints him as a baseball nomad. The Mariners will be his seventh club as he enters his eighth big-league season. All in the American League.
FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017, 9:02 P.M.
Yordano Ventura toxicology report won’t be released to public
The toxicology report on Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura won’t be released to the public following his death last month in a car crash in his native Dominican Republic. The Kansas …
THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 2017, 6:31 P.M.
Mariners’ Hisashi Iwakuma ready to shoulder load again if needed
Seattle pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma, one of the longest-tenured Mariners, expects to make all of his starts in 2017, as he did last season in leading the team with 16 wins.
THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 2017, 6:25 P.M.
Kushner family puts brakes on talks to buy Miami Marlins
The Kushner family has put the brakes on its negotiations to buy the Miami Marlins because of a report team owner Jeffrey Loria may be nominated by President Trump to …
THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 2017, 6:22 P.M.
Nap time: Rangers, Mike Napoli finally reunited for 3rd stint
Mike Napoli is back with the Texas Rangers for the third time after completing a long-anticipated deal. Napoli was part of a World Series appearance and had an All-Star season …
THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 2017, 6:19 P.M.
Sergio Romo happy to finally be in Dodger blue
Sergio Romo looked over his shoulder again and again as if he just wanted to make sure that the No. 54 Dodgers jersey was still there. It was, representing a …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2017, 11:45 P.M.
A healthy Yovani Gallardo seeks a fresh start with Mariners
The Seattle Mariners believe that a healthy Yovani Gallardo, one who resembles his 2015 form at Texas, can provide a major boost to their rotation.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2017, 9:35 P.M.
Dodgers officially sign longtime Giants reliever Sergio Romo
Reliever Sergio Romo officially signed a $3 million, one-year deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday after nine seasons with the archrival San Francisco Giants. Romo’s deal includes $250,000 …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2017, 9:31 P.M.
Braves’ infielder Sean Rodriguez has shoulder surgery
Atlanta Braves infielder Sean Rodriguez has had surgery to repair the rotator cuff in his left shoulder. The Braves said Wednesday the procedure was performed on Tuesday by Dr. James …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2017, 9:27 P.M.
Cardinals pitcher Alex Reyes needs Tommy John surgery
St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Alex Reyes needs season-ending Tommy John surgery on his right arm. St. Louis general manager John Mozeliak says that’s the diagnosis after an MRI on Tuesday. …