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  • Aaron Nola didn't start against Yankees, but still threw three innings of scoreless ball in spring debut

    Aaron Nola didn't start against Yankees, but still threw three innings of scoreless ball in spring debut
    CLEARWATER, Fla. — Aaron Nola, who faced major league hitters for the first time in his career Friday at Bright House Field, didn't get a chance to talk to Cole Hamels before his outing. Hamels would have advised him: Don't try to do too much....
  • Phillies' Ryan Howard refuses to adjust approach at the plate to combat shifts

    Phillies' Ryan Howard refuses to adjust approach at the plate to combat shifts
    CLEARWATER, Fla. — Ryan Howard has heard the suggestions from commentators and fans who say he should drop down bunts or poke the ball into left field a few times to defeat the shift. The long ball made him one of baseball's top players, a...
  • Like Mittens And Cocoa, Signs Of Sox, Yanks, Mets Bring Warmth

    Like Mittens And Cocoa, Signs Of Sox, Yanks, Mets Bring Warmth
    Look beyond those massive snowbanks, past the forecast for the next winter storm, and focus on the trucks. Those glorious tractor-trailers will be packed with baseball equipment in Boston and New York before rolling south this week. Spring training is...
  • Chase Headley added an RBI while Carlos Beltran and Brian McCann each scored twice

    Chase Headley added an RBI while Carlos Beltran and Brian McCann each scored twice
    Stephen Drew drove in four runs against his former team Sunday night and Brett Gardner homered among three hits as the New York Yankees took the rubber match of the three-game series with an 8-7 victory over the Red Sox in Boston. Chase Headley added...
  • Who won the winter meetings? We'll find out in the fall

    SAN DIEGO — The flurry of activity at this year's winter meetings was in stark contrast to last year in Orlando, Fla., when there were no mega-signings or blockbuster deals. This was more like an old school meetings, with stars such as Matt Kemp,...
  • Just because Cubs can afford to overpay doesn't mean they should

    Just because Cubs can afford to overpay doesn't mean they should
    On paper it was a bad day for the Cubs, who watched their archrivals get better Monday while missing out on one of their primary free-agent targets The Cubs lost out on free-agent catcher Russell Martin, who signed a five-year, $82 million deal with the...
  • Pickoff Move: Sox Change Course, Splurge On Sandoval, Ramirez

    Pickoff Move: Sox Change Course, Splurge On Sandoval, Ramirez
    In the end, what they do is much more important than what they say. In the end, the players they put on the field in April and October are much more important than the words they stuff into microphones in November and February. Still, it is head-...
  • Of pitch counts, money and noise pollution in 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO — We have covered a number of topics here every Sunday since I began writing this last March, from the megabucks Dodgers' going Hollywood to the legacy of the Jackie Robinson West Little League team. We looked at how the death of...
  • Alex Rodriguez Suspension Over; Back On Yankees' Roster

    Alex Rodriguez Suspension Over; Back On Yankees' Roster
    Alex Rodriguez is back on the 40-man roster of the New York Yankees. Rodriguez served a one-year suspension on the restricted list and the 39-year-old third baseman is owed $61 million for the next three seasons. His contract includes a bonus of $6...
  • Yankees' Jeter finishes career with win in Boston

    By Matthew Carroll, The Sports Xchange BOSTON — Derek Jeter was at peace with his decision. The New York Yankees shortstop and future Hall of Famer was ready for his illustrious career to come to a close. So the 40-year-old captain put the...
  • On The Fly

    It ended with a chopper over the third baseman's head for a run-scoring infield single. The 3,465th hit of Derek Jeter's career would be his last. Brian McCann pinch-ran for Jeter in the third inning Sunday at Fenway Park, and the Yankees' captain left...