| Mar 30, 2014
| 12:22 PM
SARASOTA, Fla. — The path any heralded pitching prospect takes to the major leagues has obstacles. With the burden of huge expectations on their shoulders, few young talented pitchers break into the major leagues without taking their share of lumps....
| Mar 17, 2014
| 2:42 PM
Two springs ago, Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman was desperately trying to prove he could pitch in the major leagues. Last year at this time, he was attempting to show he was healthy and wasn’t a fluke.
And this March?
Well, Tillman is now...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 7:49 AM
NEW YORK -- Manager Rick Renteria doused a potential debate by emphasizing that Chicago Cubs staff ace Jake Arrieta will continue to pitch this season.
“There’s no plan of shutting Jake down," Renteria said Monday morning, "We monitor...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 8:02 PM
NEW YORK — Jake Arrieta will continue to pitch through September, but finding innings for other Cubs players the rest of the season will be a challenge for manager Rick Renteria.
Arismendy Alcantara returned to the leadoff spot Monday for the...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 6:50 PM
CHICAGO-- Nick Markakis’ catch to rob a home run in Monday’s 8-2 win over the Chicago White Sox received some national attention. While Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Markakis deserves that recognition, the right fielder often shuns it....
| Aug 20, 2014
| 6:26 PM
CHICAGO -- The Orioles will play against two familiar faces in their three-game series against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field this weekend. Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta is scheduled to start Friday’s series opener, and left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 9:26 PM
It's no secret the Chicago Cubs will look to fortify their rotation this offseason through every avenue available, but Jake Arrieta reiterated he still welcomes the challenge of being the ace of their staff if that’s placed upon him.
| Aug 2, 2014
| 6:20 PM
Last week’s ranking in parentheses. Statistics are through Friday’s games:
1. OAKLAND: After Lester deal, had best starting rotation in the American League — for a couple of hours. (1)
2. ANGELS: Reliever Joe Smith’s streak...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 9:25 PM
DENVER — Javier Baez was grateful to have the chance to hit a game-winning home run Tuesday night after striking out three times.
With each opportunity, Baez seeks to narrow gaps in his game as quickly as possible.
"Hopefully, I'll figure it out...
| Jul 27, 2014
| 5:00 PM
Ah, summer -- those three sun-kissed months when we can finally drag ourselves out of our Tostito burrows and spend some quality time trying to convince near-strangers that they should touch their mouths to our mouths.
Unfortunately, all those...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 4:00 PM
The Chicago Cubs acquired left-hander Felix Doubront from the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday for a player to be named later, the team said.
The non-waiver trading deadline is less than 24 hours away, and a deal involving Cubs infielder Emilio Bonifacio...