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  • Grant Green is trying to land utility infield spot with Angels

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. — It's not that Grant Green was rooting for second baseman Howie Kendrick to be traded over the off-season, but he wouldn't have been terribly disappointed if one of the many rumors involving Kendrick came true. "Yeah, it would...
  • Angels reliever Sean Burnett takes 'huge step' toward return

    Angels reliever Sean Burnett takes 'huge step' toward return
    TEMPE, Ariz. — Sean Burnett took what he called a “huge step” in his return from elbow surgery Thursday morning, the Angels reliever throwing 30 fastballs off a bullpen mound at about 85% to 90% intensity. “It felt good — I...
  • Rangers bolster powerful lineup with outfielder Shin-Soo Choo

    The Texas Rangers acquired the missing piece to their powerful offense Saturday by adding former Cincinnati Reds outfielder Shin-Soo Choo, who reportedly agreed to a seven-year, $130-million contract. After trading second baseman Ian Kinsler, their...
  • Jim Johnson on trade: I wasn't emotional until I started getting messages from Orioles teammates

    Jim Johnson on trade: I wasn't emotional until I started getting messages from Orioles teammates
    Jim Johnson spent most of the day Tuesday at the Major League Baseball Players Association's annual executive-board meeting in La Jolla, Calif. Hours removed from the news he had been traded by the Orioles to the Oakland Athletics, word was still...
  • Others spend big on free agents, but A's do well with limited budget

      At the end of perhaps the most frenzied December shopping day in baseball history, the New York Yankees did two things they do very well: steal the headlines and spend a lot of money. The Miami Marlins jumped back into the free-agent waters. The...
  • Money talks for Mariners, as it did for Rangers in 2000

    Money talks for Mariners, as it did for Rangers in 2000
    The team had won 71 games, finishing a distant fourth in the American League West. The fans had gotten impatient. The best player in free agency had decided this would be all about the money, and that fourth-place team got him with a blowout bid. In...
  • Garrett Richards sharp, Scott Downs is not in Angels' 3-1 loss to A's

    OAKLAND -- A successful return to the rotation by Angels right-hander Garrett Richards on Saturday was marred by a rare meltdown by reliever Scott Downs, who gave up a pinch-hit, two-run home run to Derek Norris in the seventh inning of a 3-1 loss to...
  • Chris Davis and others deal with fallout from baseball's steroid era

    NEW YORK — Barry Bonds was here. His is the name that evokes all that went right, and so very wrong, for baseball during the steroid era. His spirit was here Monday, the day before the All-Star game, when baseball's premier slugger declared Bonds'...
  • MLB All-Star lineups include many snubs

    MLB All-Star lineups include many snubs
    The All-Snubbed team It's called the All-Star game — but not all the stars who deserve to play in the exhibition will be at Citi Field on Tuesday. Some missed their flights to New York because of the rule requiring each team to have at least one...
  • Mariners in, Dodgers lukewarm on Masahiro Tanaka?

    Mariners in, Dodgers lukewarm on Masahiro Tanaka?
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.---On the heels of signing Robinson Cano, could the Seattle Mariners follow by signing Masahiro Tanaka? The Dodgers and New York Yankees are widely considered the likely favorites to land Tanaka, there are indications neither...
  • Angels GM Jerry Dipoto 'not looking to make wholesale changes'

    A month ago, Jerry Dipoto could not envision the Angels making a major push to add or shed players before the July 31 nonwaiver trade deadline, the general manager saying, “We are not a buyer, we are not a seller.” Two and a half weeks ago,...