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  • Marlins notes: Hechavarria not getting just due on defense

    Marlins notes: Hechavarria not getting just due on defense
    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,...
  • Notebook: Hernandez's first Marlins' hit resonates back home in Puerto Rico

    Notebook: Hernandez's first Marlins' hit resonates back home in Puerto Rico
    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...
  • MLB All-Star game to include Trout, Kershaw, maybe Puig, Gonzalez

    MLB All-Star game to include Trout, Kershaw, maybe Puig, Gonzalez
    Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw will be making his third consecutive All-Star game appearance and Angels outfielder Mike Trout his second. And rookie sensation Yasiel Puig of the Dodgers still has a chance of making his first. Puig, who has played...
  • Grapefruit League starts with old college try

    Grapefruit League starts with old college try
    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...
  • Dodgers' Dee Gordon insists he was safe on stolen base attempt

    Dodgers' Dee Gordon insists he was safe on stolen base attempt
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  • In terms of baseball economics, trading Jim Johnson makes sense for Orioles

    In terms of baseball economics, trading Jim Johnson makes sense for Orioles
    It's understandably hard for Orioles fans to look past Jim Johnson's consecutive 50-save seasons, especially given that the club received an uninspiring infielder Monday night in exchange for its closer. But this trade had little to do with the relative...
  • Orioles' Jason Hammel to start Friday; updates on Gonzalez, Norris, O'Day, Pearce

    Orioles' Jason Hammel to start Friday; updates on Gonzalez, Norris, O'Day, Pearce
    BOSTON – Orioles right-hander Jason Hammel will start Friday’s series opener in Tampa Bay, filling in for right-hander Miguel Gonzalez, who will miss his next turn in the rotation with a lingering right groin strain, manager Buck Showalter...
  • Jim Johnson on his save success: 'I think it's more about knowing what kind of pitcher you are'

    Jim Johnson on his save success: 'I think it's more about knowing what kind of pitcher you are'
    In talking about Jim Johnson’s path to becoming one of the top closers in the game, Orioles manager Buck Showalter often compares Johnson to all-time saves leader Mariano Rivera. That’s obviously a difficult comparison, but Showalter has...
  • Tommy Hunter says 'pretty good game plan' has led to his recent success

    Tommy Hunter says 'pretty good game plan' has led to his recent success
    MINNEAPOLIS — There are no secrets as far as Orioles right-hander Tommy Hunter is concerned. He figures he's been a good pitcher in the past — he went 13-4 with a 3.73 ERA for the Texas Rangers in 2010 — and he'll be a good pitcher...
  • Dodgers come up short, again and again, in 4-3 loss to Braves

    Dodgers come up short, again and again, in 4-3 loss to Braves
    One day after almost everything went right for the Dodgers, precious little did. They received a strong outing from Zack Greinke and Hanley Ramirez had three extra-base hits, but otherwise little fell into place Friday in their 4-3 loss in Game 2 of...
  • Orioles help American League to All-Star victory

    Orioles help American League to All-Star victory
    NEW YORK — It was a simple moment, one not captured by cameras, one without any real significance, one not nearly as stirring as the final All-Star appearance of the game's greatest closer. Unless, of course, you follow the Orioles and you know...