| Mar 28, 2014
| 5:50 PM
LAKELAND, Fla. He wasn't smiling.
Miguel Cabrera kept a straight face for almost all of today's 25-minute news conference to announce his eight-year contract extension for $31 million per year.
For record-keeping, the Tigers have submitted the...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 2:50 PM
1B Jose Abreu: Cuban garnered $68 million contract before playing first major league game.
2B Marcus Semien: Replacement for injured Gordon Beckham played 21 games with Sox in 2013.
3B Conor Gillaspie: Believes better stress management...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 2:48 PM
When Ubaldo Jimenez was about to sign the biggest free-agent deal for a pitcher in Orioles franchise history, he considered the rotation he was joining.
Frankly, he didn't know much about it. He had pitched with Miguel Gonzalez years ago in a minor...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 1:24 PM
By all accounts, it was a great season.
Frank Tanana in 1974 became the 10th rookie starter age 20 or younger (before July 1) since 1947 to total more than 170 innings. Of those, his 3.12 ERA for the California Angels was fifth-best. He earned the...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 3:21 PM
SARASOTA, Fla. – Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez’s second spring training start didn’t go nearly as well as his first.
After retiring all six hitters he faced, including three on strikeouts, in his spring debut against the...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 4:55 PM
It will not be fashionable, though that’s hardly the point. At least hopefully.
But pitchers now have a decision to make: to wear a padded baseball cap or not?
That’s an issue each pitcher will now have to determine for himself, after...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 4:18 PM
The Dodgers' new television home, SportsNet LA, is envisioned as "a Dodger-only channel with Dodger-only content 24-7," in the words of team President Stan Kasten.
That means live coverage of every game, except those selected for national Fox or ESPN...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 7:50 PM
In the fall of 1974, Dodger pitcher Tommy John heard his arm snap like a guitar string after delivering a pitch. The torn ligament was the type of injury that commonly ended athletic careers, but John, then a 31-year-old star, pushed team doctors "to...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 5:37 PM
PHOENIX — Like many athletes, JC Boscan has a routine he follows each day.
"When I wake up," the Dodgers catching prospect said, "the first thing I do is check my cell phone."
The habit is all about family. While Boscan is in Arizona battling...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 12:41 PM
PHOENIX — Sandy Koufax defended Yasiel Puig’s style of play, saying he doesn’t mind Puig’s theatrics so long as they don’t result in mistakes.
“If the showmanship doesn’t involve bad decisions, yeah, it’s...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 11:05 PM
NHL trade deadline day was widely expected to be busy. The day before might prove to be even wilder.
Several big-name hockey players were on the move Tuesday, 24 hours before time for dealing runs out, including star goalie Roberto Luongo, who was...