| Jun 21, 2012
| 9:14 PM
The following are updates on area Major League Baseball players.
Brandon McCarthy (Glendale native) starting pitcher, Oakland Athletics: Even though McCarthy's had his best stuff working as of late, the A's have been reluctant to push the big right-...
| Jun 23, 2012
| 9:12 PM
For Orioles starter Wei-Yin Chen, the line between good and great Saturday night was as thin as one strike. Chen was close, very close, to a very good outing and by most standards, Chen turned in a serviceable performance in the Orioles 3-1 loss to the...
| Jul 7, 2012
| 11:42 AM
Steve Ruiz recalls it clearly, shopping in a sporting goods store with his son, Jett, and another 13-year-old who played on Jett's baseball team.
Jett rushed down the aisles, handling the bats and gloves. But his friend hung back.
Ruiz approached the...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 2:55 PM
Once the Orioles claimed second baseman Alexi Casilla off waivers from the Minnesota Twins earlier this month, it appeared that Robert Andino's days in an Orioles uniform were numbered.
Instead of facing the decision of whether to non-tender Andino by...
| Nov 22, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Trayvon Robinson, the 25-year-old outfielder the Orioles received in Tuesday’s trade with the Seattle Mariners for infielder Robert Andino, is an intriguing player, though the reality is he may never become a big league regular. The Orioles view him...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 3:00 AM
While many big league teams will start their seasons today and the Texas Rangers and Houston Astros kicked off 2013 last night (Anyone see Erik Bedard warming up in the Astros bullpen with Dennis Martinez looking on? Or Dave Trembley slapping Rick Ankiel&...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 3:00 AM
It’s one of those baseball statistics that’s hard to believe.
I checked it a couple times to make sure I hadn’t missed anyone. And I really believe I haven’t.
According to baseball-reference.com, there are 44 active major...
| Jun 15, 2011
Jered Weaver threw a career-high 128 pitches in his five-hit shutout of Seattle on Tuesday night, the fourth time in 15 starts this season the Angels right-hander has surpassed the 120-pitch mark and the eighth time he has thrown 115......
| Aug 27, 2011
While August 27, 2011 may go down as one of the worst weather days ever on the East Coast, it will also be remembered by at least some local sports fans as the date that Catasauqua High graduate Anthony Recker collected his first big-league hit. Recker...
| Dec 31, 2011
We continue with the Groller's Corner review of the top events/stories/happenings of 2011. On Friday we gave the first four on our list. No. 11 -- Freedom grad Johnny Lahutsky being honored by the New York Yankees during "Hope Week" No. 10 -- Allen boys...
| Apr 5, 2012
So as much as Charlie Manuel has been talking up Juan Pierre, he still went with right-lefty matchups for his Opening Day lineup. 1. CF Shane Victorino; 2. 3B Polly; 3. SS Rollins; 4. RF Pence; 5. 1B Wigginton, 6.......