| Aug 7, 2014
| 2:40 PM
PITTSBURGH – Baseball America this week is releasing the results of its annual "Best Tools" surveys of major and minor league managers. Not surprisingly, a couple of Marlins (Giancarlo Stanton, Jose Fernandez) made the list. Somewhat unexpectedly,...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 3:28 PM
Kike Hernandez had a poignant discussion over Facebook Sunday night with the mother of close friend Franky Portela, who passed away shortly before the end of the minor league season last month.
Hernandez was excused for a few days from Triple-A New...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 7:54 PM
Last week’s ranking in parentheses, statistics are through Friday’s games:
1. ANGELS: If Chris Iannetta had more plate appearances, his .385 OBP would tie for third in the AL. (1)
2. BALTIMORE: Seven with at least 10 HR: N. Cruz, C. Davis,...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 4:22 PM
The first story line of the exhibition season: Can a college kid upstage the New York Yankees?
No, seriously. The Yankees open the Grapefruit League season Tuesday against Florida State, and the Seminoles' roster includes Heisman Trophy winner Jameis...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 1:51 PM
Spring training is a time for renewed beginnings, preparing for a season of endless possibilities, all in a relaxed atmosphere.
When Jonny Venters took the mound for a game last spring against the Detroit Tigers in Lakeland, a week before opening day,...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 9:44 PM
KEY MOMENT: The Braves had two on with two outs in the first inning when Angels left-hander C.J. Wilson fell behind Braves catcher Evan Gattis with a three-ball count. Gattis got the green light and crushed a three-run homer to left-center field. Chris...
| Jun 15, 2014
Dino Ebel was looking forward to filling in for Manager Mike Scioscia on Saturday night, a rare opportunity for the Angels bench coach to call the shots in a game against the Atlanta Braves in Turner Field.
"It's fun when you get a chance to have the...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 7:07 PM
First-round draft pick Grant Holmes said Monday he will sign with the Dodgers if he passes a physical examination.
A hard-throwing 18-year-old right-hander from South Carolina, Holmes was selected 22nd overall.
With scouting director Logan White by...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 10:47 PM
Dodgers 6, Rockies 1
AT THE PLATE: Dee Gordon was four for four with two runs and a walk, helping the Dodgers reduce their deficit to the first-place San Francisco Giants to six games. Matt Kemp maintained his solid form at the plate, as he was two...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 4:00 PM
Starter Homer Bailey agreed to a six-year, $105-million deal on Wednesday that avoids arbitration and will help the Cincinnati Reds with their cash flow by temporarily deferring some of the salary.
The deal includes a $25 million mutual option for...
| May 5, 2014
| 3:56 PM
Before long, whether through a rising price tag or poor performance, a baseball team will eventually move to its next closer.
The former is how Tommy Hunter replaced Jim Johnson at the back of the Orioles bullpen this year, but not before Johnson...