| Feb 8, 2014
| 5:27 AM
The Orioles’ search for a starting pitcher to upgrade their rotation took a major hit Friday when right-hander Bronson Arroyo -- one of the club’s top offseason targets -- chose the Arizona Diamondbacks over the Orioles.
The two sides agreed...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 4:15 AM
The Orioles didn’t land veteran right-hander Bronson Arroyo this week; he signed a two-year deal with a third-year option with the Arizona Diamondbacks worth a guaranteed $23.5 million.
A.J. Burnett is still on the open market, but there is a...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 4:26 AM
One of the great things about my profession and social media -- Twitter, in particular -- is the immediacy with which writers can interact with readers.
I’ll be stepping away from Twitter for a little bit before I head down to Florida in a few...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 9:28 PM
Here's how The Times' Bill Shaikin ranks the 30 major league teams this week:
1. OAKLAND: Trout or Cabrera? Try 3B Josh Donaldson, who has outhomered both and leads the majors in runs. (4)
2. TORONTO: 1B Edwin Encarnacion hit 16 home runs in May....
| May 30, 2014
| 11:34 PM
The once-in-a-lifetime performance remained a once-in-a-lifetime performance. Five days removed from the first no-hitter of his career, Josh Beckett didn't throw a second.
Beckett looked considerably more human in the 2-1 defeat to the Pittsburgh...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 5:05 AM
As the Orioles prepared for last year's annual FanFest, it didn't seem to matter that the club had made only under-the-radar alterations to its roster. The organization was coming off its first winning season and first postseason appearance since 1997....
| Mar 6, 2014
Reports out of Clearwater Thursday morning were not good for Cole Hamels. Hamels, who announced at the beginning of spring training that he wouldn't be ready to start the season on time due to shoulder tendinitis, suffered a setback and is even further...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 2:58 PM
Staff writer Tim Hubbard looks at three former Angels starters who have had surprisingly strong first halves this season.
SP | Oakland
A Cy Young Award winner with the Angels in 2005, Colon landed on Billy Beane's doorstep in Oakland...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 10:20 AM
The New York Yankees’ signing of Japanese pitching sensation Masahiro Tanaka to a reported seven-year, $155-million deal on Wednesday doesn’t really change much for the Angels in their pursuit of a starting pitcher.
Though the Angels scouted...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 5:44 PM
The New York Yankees' signing of Japanese right-hander Masahiro Tanaka to a seven-year, $155-million deal won't really affect the Angels' pursuit of a starting pitcher, but it might complicate things.
Though the Angels scouted and liked Tanaka, they did...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 1:44 PM
Derek Jeter delivered a single on the first pitch he saw in his season debut with the New York Yankees, helping the club rally for an 8-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Thursday afternoon in the Bronx.
Jeter, who missed eight months after...