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Craig Kimbrel

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  • No perfect bullpen strategy, but depth, flexibility help

    When the Detroit Tigers signed Joe Nathan before the 2014 season, they expected baseball's active saves leader to simply keep rolling. After a few too many bad outings, they traded for a backup plan in Joakim Soria, widely considered the top reliever on...
  • Baker's seven innings not enough; Dodgers lose to Padres, 3-1

    Baker's seven innings not enough; Dodgers lose to Padres, 3-1
    ROSTER MOVES: Yasiel Puig was healthy enough to hit in a batting cage but not healthy enough to play Sunday, prompting the Dodgers to place him on the disabled list for the first time in his career. Right-hander Joel Peralta was also placed on the DL with...
  • Giants outlast Rockies in 11 innings, 5-4

    DENVER There are 30 major league franchises and Tim Hudson has won a regular-season game in 35 different major league ballparks past and present, which speaks to his longevity as well as the ready availability of public funds over the past two decades....
  • Thursday's multi-sport local and college roundup: Tides hold off Gwinnett, improve to 9-6

    MINOR-LEAGUE BASEBALL: International League: The Norfolk Tides built a four-run lead and held on to beat Gwinnett 4-3 Thursday in a matinee at Harbor Park. Nolan Reimold and Rey Navarro belted two-run homers off Matt Wisler for the Tides (9-6),...
  • Bryant gets 1st hit, reaches 5 times as Cubs beat Padres 7-6

    On his second day with the Cubs, Kris Bryant played like the top prospect Chicago was expecting. Bryant got a standing ovation for his first major league hit and reached base five times Saturday in a 7-6, 11-inning win over the San Diego Padres. A day...
  • Angels owner Arte Moreno could make things difficult for Josh Hamilton

    Angels owner Arte Moreno could make things difficult for Josh Hamilton
    On Good Friday, an arbitrator restored Josh Hamilton to baseball's good graces. On the following Friday, Arte Moreno declared that Hamilton had not been restored to the Angels' good graces. He never will be, at least not as long as Moreno remains the...
  • Padres beat Giants, 6-4

    SAN DIEGO The defending World Series champions are coming home in a defensive posture. The Giants will raise a banner Monday after failing to post a winning record on their season-opening trip, which concluded with a 6-4 loss to the San Diego Padres on...
  • Dodgers defense falls flat in loss to Padres, 7-3

    Dodgers defense falls flat in loss to Padres, 7-3
    KEY MOMENT: The Dodgers were let down by their supposedly improved defense, which committed three errors. The last one was the most damaging. Catcher Yasmani Grandal fielded a ninth-inning bunt by Cory Spangenberg, only to make an errant throw to first...
  • Adrian Gonzalez is riding a home-run wave as Dodgers head to Arizona

    Adrian Gonzalez is riding a home-run wave as Dodgers head to Arizona
    Talk about a blue streak. Adrian Gonzalez, the first player in major league history to hit five home runs in his team's first three games, will play his next series at Chase Field. Gonzalez has homered 20 times in his career at the hitter-friendly...
  • Quick trip around Major League Baseball

    Quick trip around Major League Baseball
    American LeagueCentral Division White Sox: Ouch. One of the best winters for any team leads into one of the worst starts in toughest division. Indians: Starters living up to the hype, making Sports Illustrated's choice as World Series champs almost...
  • Padres new general manager working quickly to turn things around

    Padres new general manager working quickly to turn things around
    A.J. Preller was a fraternity brother and roommate of Jon Daniels when the two attended Cornell, so when Daniels became the Rangers' baseball head in 2003, he soon brought his old friend in to run the team's international and pro scouting. It's always...