| Jan 11, 2014
| 1:32 PM
LUIS CRUZ, 29, infielder
Final 2013 stats: .145 batting average, one homer, 11 RBI, 18 runs, .190 on-base and .171 slugging percentages in 187 plate appearances (.127/.175/.169 as a Dodger).
Contract status: Signed a one-year, $850,000 contract in...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 1:25 PM
That was the rational side of Mark Walter’s brain speaking. You know, before the Dodgers' chairman agreed to sign right-hander Zack Greinke to a guaranteed $147-million, six-year contract.
Which worked out well in...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 4:27 PM
It’s a procedural thing, something that happens with every major league club: This is the date players can file for salary arbitration.
Three Dodgers did so Tuesday, all expected, but all noteworthy in their way – catcher A.J. Ellis,...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
I am a fervent March Madness viewer but am dreading this year's NCAA basketball tournament for I fear the spectacle will be stained with controversy. I'm making my prediction based on the fact that the first two months of this year saw major scandals...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 2:38 PM
New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez has drawn plenty of ire in the baseball world as he continues to fight his 211-game suspension from Major League Baseball for allegedly using performance-enhancing drugs.
But MLB Network analyst Peter...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 10:33 AM
Alex Rodriguez has had enough of the grievance hearing that was filed in an effort to overturn his 211-game suspension for alleged violations of Major League Baseball's drug agreement and labor contract.
After arbitrator Fredric Horowitz refused to...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 10:12 AM
The long and contentious legal battle between Alex Rodriguez and Major League Baseball came to a head on Saturday when arbitrator Fredric Horowitz reduced the original 211-game suspension for the New York Yankees star to 162 games, which would ban...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 6:00 PM
BOSTON — Ryan Dempster spent nine seasons riding the Chicago Cubs' roller coaster, experiencing just about everything one could imagine in a baseball life.
During his time in a Cubs uniform, Dempster played for four managers, from Dusty Baker to...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 12:17 PM
Here are some of the best reads, long-form journalism and investigative reports you may have missed from the week past.
USA Today examines FBI data, police records and media reports to understand mass killings in America and the people, weapons,...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 4:30 AM
In doing some number-crunching this weekend, I noticed a pretty astounding fact about the New York Yankees' current financial situation for 2014. I'm not one who is easily surprised, and nothing should ever surprise anyone when it comes to the Yankees and...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 6:13 PM
Ask Meredith Marakovits how tough it is to get through the 162-game grind of a major league baseball season and she'll happily tell you: "It beats having a real job."
Marakovits, a Central Catholic graduate and Northampton native, completed her second...