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  • Former West Orange infielder grinds away as Astros minor-leaguer

    Former West Orange infielder grinds away as Astros minor-leaguer
    KISSIMMEE — In the interest of telling the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, we are biased when it comes to baseball prospects. We — the media, teams and even fans — can tend to focus on a player's shortcomings...
  • Tuesday's recap: Athletics 14, Cubs 2

    Tuesday's recap: Athletics 14, Cubs 2
    The summary Edwin Jackson relied on directions to HoHoKam Stadium on his phone Tuesday and arrived at Phoenix Municipal Stadium — the A's former spring park. Reliever Blake Parker started in place of Jackson, and the A's ripped the Cubs 14-2....
  • Arismendy Alcantara's adaptability enormous asset in Joe Maddon's system

    MESA, Ariz. — Arismendy Alcantara didn't play the outfield until about one month before he was promoted to the Cubs in July. That may have been a solid career move for Alcantara, especially with Joe Maddon as the Cubs' new manager. Alcantara's...
  • Angels' Joe Smith and Huston Street are artful relievers

    Angels' Joe Smith and Huston Street are artful relievers
    They're slingshot-wielding relievers in a game of flame throwers, two stick-and-move artists among punch-out specialists. Angels closer Huston Street and setup man Joe Smith won't wow you with stuff. Street mixes a 90-mph fastball with a slider and...
  • Springing forward to Florida and Arizona for baseball training camps

    Springing forward to Florida and Arizona for baseball training camps
    Before the San Francisco Giants enjoyed their third parade in five years, before a Chevrolet executive memorably advised World Series most valuable player Madison Bumgarner he had won a truck equipped with "technology and stuff," before the "Mad Bum"...
  • Cubs acquire Dexter Fowler from Astros

    Cubs acquire Dexter Fowler from Astros
    The acquisition of switch-hitting center fielder Dexter Fowler tentatively completes a massive offseason for the Cubs. “If we can improve our team for now and the future, we’ll look to do it,” general manager Jed Hoyer said Monday...
  • El cubano Escobar y Zobrist, de los Rays, pasan a los Atléticos

    El cubano Escobar y Zobrist, de los Rays, pasan a los Atléticos
    Houston (EFE).- El parador en corto cubano Yunel Escobar y el jugador de cuadro Ben Zobrist fueron adquiridos por los Atléticos de Oakland en un intercambio con los Rays de Tama Bay, dentro de la Liga Americana. En el intercambio los Rays recibieron...
  • Athletics acquire Ben Zobrist, Yunel Escobar in trade with Rays

    Athletics acquire Ben Zobrist, Yunel Escobar in trade with Rays
    The busy Oakland Athletics have acquired infielders Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar from the Tampa Bay Rays for catcher John Jaso and two minor leaguers. The teams announced the trade Saturday. Tampa Bay also got infielder Daniel Robertson, outfielder...
  • Baseball: Aurora Central Catholic grad Matt Miller finds right time to shine

    Baseball: Aurora Central Catholic grad Matt Miller finds right time to shine
    Former Aurora Central Catholic standout Matt Miller found himself in the right place at the right time this summer. After a successful season as Heartland Community College’s closer last spring, he had a strong summer playing for the Lombard...
  • Red Sox Crush Rays, Even Series

    Red Sox Crush Rays, Even Series
    Red Sox 11, Rays 3: Garin Cecchini hit his first major-league home run and Rusney Castillo recorded his first RBI as Boston evened the series with visiting Tampa Bay at a game apiece. Xander Bogaerts had two hits and three RBIs, Daniel Nava doubled in...
  • Rusney Castillo Hits 3-Run Homer As Red Sox Power Past Rays

    Rusney Castillo Hits 3-Run Homer As Red Sox Power Past Rays
    Christian Vazquez hit a two-run homer among his four hits, three RBI and two runs scored as the Boston Red Sox routed the Tampa Bay Rays 11-1 in the rubber match of a three-game set.  Rusney Castillo belted a three-run shot for his first career homer for...