| Apr 26, 2014
| 6:16 PM
Yasiel Puig's journey to Los Angeles — and riches with the Dodgers — is a serpentine tale of drug cartels, nighttime escapes and international human smuggling.
Yet in the booming marketplace for Cuban ballplayers, it is far from unique....
| Mar 29, 2014
| 10:00 AM
While injuries are a part of any fantasy season and any fantasy sport, I don’t quite remember a preseason like the one Major League Baseball is enduring this year.
The list of players starting the season on the disabled list seems to be growing...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 8:45 PM
SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman was hit in the face by a line drive Wednesday night and taken to a hospital with a cut above his left eye.
Reds manager Bryan Price said Chapman was conscious and talking as he was taken off...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 8:13 AM
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Reds closer Aroldis Chapman, who was hit by a line drive while pitching in an exhibition game against the Kansas City Royals in Surprise, Ariz., on Wednesday night, has fractures above his left eye and nose and...
| Mar 23, 2014
| 4:49 PM
Relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman was in good spirits when he returned to the Cincinnati Reds' clubhouse in Goodyear, Ariz., on Sunday, four days after getting hit in the face with a line drive.
Better yet, he exhibited no emotional scars from the injury,...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 3:47 PM
Mike Hiserman ranks the 30 teams. Last week’s ranking in parentheses; statistics are through Friday’s games:
1. OAKLAND: Catchers Derek Norris, John Jaso and Stephen Vogt have combined for a .309 average, 20 homers and 83 RBIs. (1)
| Jul 19, 2014
| 7:51 PM
Other than the noticeable swelling on the top of Yasiel Puig's left hand, there was no indication anything was wrong.
Puig smiled. He playfully rolled his eyes. He joked.
"I'm not worried about what's happening right now," he said.
But the Dodgers...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 5:46 AM
There are lot of things about the Cubs’ plan that I get. What Theo Epstein is doing with prospects is smart. They need new grandstands and better player amenities. I get all that. What I don't get is the Ricketts' insistence on all the outfield...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 9:28 PM
It’s the middle of June and do you know where the Dodgers’ first four-game winning streak is?
Waiting in the second half? Never to be seen? Lost in Stan Kasten’s summer dreams?
It might as well be the Lost City of Atlantis to the...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 4:10 PM
The Dodgers do not know when Hanley Ramirez might play again. Maybe Saturday. Maybe not. Maybe he goes on the disabled list.
He could not play Thursday, one day after he got a cortisone injection to combat inflammation in his throwing shoulder. He could...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 7:22 PM
After Tuesday night's 5-2 loss to the Seattle Mariners, A.J. Burnett walked to the middle of the Phillies clubhouse at Citizens Bank Park as he does after each home start.
However, this time, the mood was quite somber.
It took a few seconds for the...