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  • Cubs RHP Edwin Jackson goes to wrong spring training park

    Edwin Jackson might have had a better day if he never found his way to work. The Cubs right-hander was scratched from his scheduled start Tuesday when he went to the wrong ballpark, then gave up eight runs when he finally found the right mound in...
  • 2 Angelenos demand answers after their alley gets trashed

    2 Angelenos demand answers after their alley gets trashed
    One week ago, Lauri Jutila walked out the back of his Mid-City apartment building and found a sprawling heap of construction waste in the alley: floor tile, trash bags, wood planks and other construction debris stretching more than 100 feet. By Friday,...
  • Baby steps for Mike Olt, Javier Baez

    Baby steps for Mike Olt, Javier Baez
    MESA, Ariz. — There are four weeks left in the exhibition season, which will allow Javier Baez and Mike Olt to continue to show progress in eliminating the flaws that hampered them in 2014. The first two games provided snippets of how each...
  • Thursday's recap: Cubs 2, Athletics 2; Giants 8, Cubs 6

    Thursday's recap: Cubs 2, Athletics 2; Giants 8, Cubs 6
    The summary The Cubs opened the exhibition season with split-squad games in which they couldn't hold leads. In Mesa, Mike Olt staked the Cubs to a 2-0 lead on a home run off Barry Zito, but the Athletics held the Cubs to three hits over the final seven...
  • Haren's effectiveness doesn't hinge on velocity

    Haren's effectiveness doesn't hinge on velocity
    — As recently as 2008 Dan Haren threw 96 mph. He no longer has that in his back pocket, but what he does have continues to do the job. Like just about every other guy who makes his living 60-feet, 6-inches from home plate, Haren has lost...
  • Cubs Game Day: Cubs lose to Giants, tie A's

    Cubs Game Day: Cubs lose to Giants, tie A's
    San Francisco 8, Cubs 6 Cubs 2, Oakland 2  The summary: Kyle Schwarber, the Cubs' first pick in the 2014 draft, hit a grand slam in his first spring at-bat against the world champion Giants, but the Giants rallied for five runs in the bottom of the...
  • LEADING OFF: Lee, Darvish take the mound for spring debuts

    A look at the highlights of what's happening all around spring training in Florida and Arizona today: ___ STARTER SPOTLIGHT Cliff Lee, who made his final start of 2014 on July 31 because of a strained left elbow, starts for Philadelphia against Houston...
  • A's claim former USC reliever Chad Smith off waivers

    A's claim former USC reliever Chad Smith off waivers
    Chad Smith will be one of three former USC pitchers in the Oakland Athletics' spring-training camp after being claimed off waivers from the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday. Smith joins reliever Ryan Cook and Barry Zito, who was signed to a one-year minor...
  • Haren 'ready to get going' with Marlins

    Haren 'ready to get going' with Marlins
    JUPITER Dan Haren did in fact consider retirement, but it had nothing to do with the December trade that sent him from the Dodgers to the Marlins. Speaking Friday morning before the club's first pitchers and catchers workout, Haren assured his...
  • History says $100 million pitchers must produce results fast

    History says $100 million pitchers must produce results fast
    Max Scherzer and Jon Lester might as well have neon-green dollar signs stamped all over their uniforms and caps when spring training opens next week. Their careers were redefined this offseason when they joined baseball's elite echelon of $100 million...
  • Former Giants pitcher Barry Zito sells his spot in the Bird Streets

    Former Giants pitcher Barry Zito sells his spot in the Bird Streets
    Major League Baseball pitcher Barry Zito and his wife, Amber, have parted ways with their second Hollywood Hills West home in as many months, selling a house in the celebrity-coveted Bird Streets area for $2.875 million. The 1960s contemporary, with...