| Mar 5, 2015
| 2:15 PM
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...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 6:35 PM
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...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 11:05 AM
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...
| Feb 14, 2015
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...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 7:18 AM
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...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 11:29 AM
Major League Baseball free agent Barry Zito, who is aiming for a return to the mound in 2015 after sitting out all of last season, has sold his home in Hollywood Hills West for $3.375 million.
The Contemporary-style residence, which counts a hillside...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 4:19 PM
Hundreds of front-office executives, managers, coaches and scouts will descend upon San Diego this week for Major League Baseball's annual winter meetings, all with the singular purpose of molding their teams into World Series contenders.
| Dec 6, 2014
| 5:56 AM
Jon Lester will turn 36 before the final year of a six-year contract that several suitors reportedly are offering.
At that same age, Barry Zito is temporarily finished after failing to fulfill a lucrative seven-year contract in 2013. And at 34, CC...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 10:28 AM
These are not your ordinary garage basketball hoops.
Over-the-top homes are common among big name professional athletes, as massive contracts, competition and ego have produced awe-inducing purchases. So it should come as no surprise that the homes also...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 3:58 PM
Judging from the various degrees of interest, the only stress free agent left-hander Jon Lester will encounter will be saying ‘’no thanks’’ to the teams he’ll turn down.
The interest in Lester, 30, has swelled and become...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 9:22 PM
Team Moneyball will be represented at the World Series, again.
Hollywood's favorite team never won, but its alumni have. David Justice joined the Atlanta Braves to win a ring. Jermaine Dye won his with the Chicago White Sox. Barry Zito won by trading...