| Jan 25, 2015
| 8:07 AM
1953: Ernie Banks makes his Cubs debut Sept. 17. He starts at shortstop and bats seventh, becoming the first African-American player in team history.
1954: On Aug. 22, Banks homers twice in a 12-6 loss to the Braves at Wrigley Field. This is his...
| Jan 31, 2015
| 2:59 PM
Amid an offseason of player departures from the Orioles, two franchise cornerstones said they were healthy and ready to return to the field in spring training after injuries cut their seasons short in 2014.
Catcher Matt Wieters, who didn’t play...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 6:28 PM
The Marlins late Tuesday officially announced the signing of free agent outfielder Ichiro Suzuki to a one-year contract.
Suzuki will become the first Japanese-born player to compete for the Marlins in the franchise's 22-year history. The Marlins have...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 1:33 PM
The Orioles have reduced their number of arbitration cases to four, agreeing to a one-year, $8.8 million deal with right-hander Bud Norris on Monday.
Norris, 29, was 15-8 with a 3.65 ERA in 28 starts last year for the Orioles. He made $5.3 million in...
| Jan 25, 2015
| 7:40 PM
The Orioles settled with utility infielder Ryan Flaherty on Sunday, agreeing to a $1.075 million deal for the 2015 season, according to multiple sources.
Flaherty becomes the Orioles’ sixth arbitration-eligible player to come to terms, and the...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 7:55 PM
Ernie Banks, one of baseball's most ebullient and optimistic ambassadors, died Friday, his wife, Liz, confirmed.
Known worldwide as "Mr. Cub," Banks became the Cubs first African-American player on Sept. 17, 1953, and went on to become an 11-time All-...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 6:05 PM
Based on the way salaries are structured in Major League Baseball, with players getting large raises after accruing three years of big-league service time, the Orioles knew they’d be doling out millions of dollars for arbitration-eligible players...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 2:48 PM
To better understand this column, readers should know I am a second-generation life-long journalist — my son is the third. All three of us were named Guillermo, and all of us religiously read the sports pages before we turned to the "important" news...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 11:54 AM
The New York Yankees re-signed switch-hitting third baseman Chase Headley on Monday to a four-year contract extending through the 2018 season.
Headley's deal is reportedly worth at least $50 million.
The Yankees acquired Headley, 30, from the San...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 4:19 PM
NEW YORK — Eleven months after Roger Clemens left Boston to embark on the twilight of his career, Pedro Martinez arrived as the new pitching ace of the Red Sox.
Over the next seven seasons, Martinez was among the best pitchers in baseball while...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 3:01 PM
From 1984 through 1989, few were as great as Don Mattingly. The same can be said for his trademark mustache.
Alas, that six-season stretch wasn't enough for Donnie Baseball to earn enough votes to become a Hall of Famer this year, his 15th and final...