| Jul 9, 2014
| 6:28 PM
Orioles center fielder Adam Jones’ decision to participate in Monday’s Home Run Derby at Target Field in Minneapolis came down to one simple criterion.
“I wanted to do it,” Jones said Wednesday.
Jones will join captain Jose...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 4:44 PM
When Ebony Johnson learned that she and her softball team would spend MLB All-Star Week in Minneapolis, she admitted to being a little more excited than her players.
"They're just 11 and 12 years old," she said. "So many of them haven't left the city....
| Jul 11, 2014
| 3:37 PM
Orioles catcher Matt Wieters still has his right arm in a metal splint after season-ending Tommy John surgery last month. And while he returned to the team for the first time Thursday since surgery, Wieters said he expects to be around the team, and...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 8:20 PM
KEY MOMENT: Mike Trout hit a really, really long home run. The Royals estimated the distance at 445 feet. ESPN had it at 489 feet — the longest in the major leagues this season, the longest ever hit by Angels player, and the longest ever hit at...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 9:45 PM
Mike Trout hit a ball nearly 500 feet here Friday. He is one of the most popular players in baseball, and he should be a natural for the All-Star game home run derby.
The captain of the American League team is Jose Bautista of the Toronto Blue Jays....
| Jun 29, 2014
| 5:29 PM
Orioles outfielder-designated hitter Nelson Cruz was invited to participate in this year’s All-Star Game Home Run Derby earlier this week, but the major leagues' co-home run leader said Sunday that he likely won't take part in the event.
| Jun 30, 2014
| 4:49 PM
Mike Trout is a virtual lock to start his second straight All-Star game. The Angels center fielder had garnered more than 4 million votes in Monday’s final balloting update, ranking second among American League outfielders behind Toronto’s...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 9:01 PM
Mike Trout is torn. The Angels center fielder is widely considered the best all-around player in baseball, and he is also a premier slugger, as evidenced by his prodigious 489-foot home run, as projected by ESPN, in Kansas City on Friday night.
| Jun 17, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Core Four report
A look at how the Cubs' "Core Four" prospects are faring in the minor leagues:
Shortstop, Iowa Cubs (AAA)
Monday’s game: at Sacramento: 0-for-4, strikeout, stolen base
Trending: 2-for-27, home run, 4 RBIs, 10...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 4:50 PM
When baseball commissioner Bud Selig said recently that Baltimore was a "very, very viable candidate" to host the 2016 All-Star Game at Camden Yards, those who have sought for the Midsummer Classic's return to the city for years received a boost to...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 4:30 AM
I was puzzled to read that Maryland Office of Sports Marketing Director Terry Hasseltine considers Orioles Park at Camden Yards to be connected to a "world-class transportation system" ("Hosting baseball's All-Star Game in 2016 would boost the Orioles,...