| Apr 3, 2014
| 8:55 PM
The following are updates on area Major League Baseball players.
Brandon McCarthy (Glendale native) Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher: After the Diamondbacks returned from opening their season against the rival Los Angeles Dodgers in Australia, they turned to...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Team outlooks are listed in predicted order of finish. Lineups and rotations are projections.
1 l Tampa Bay
2013 l 92-71, second place Last year in playoffs l 2013
Tampa's young rotation — average age: 25 — may prove to...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 5:05 AM
How they'll finish from top to bottom in the American League:
1. Rays (93-69): The least-valuable franchise according to Forbes (worth $485 million) with the worst average attendance (18,645 fans) two years in a row continues to be one of the best at...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 6:05 PM
FORT MYERS, Fla. The Grapefruit League season ended with a throat-slashing gesture by umpire crew chief Bob Davidson, who ended Saturday's game in the top of the ninth as rain fell at JetBlue Park.
It came just as the Twins were remembering what it was...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 7:05 PM
The Detroit Tigers issued a statement Sunday that made Max Scherzer look greedy. I have no idea if that was the intent. But that isn't the point.
This is: The statement wasn't aimed at Scherzer; it was aimed at you, at least in part. The team wanted...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 5:05 AM
MESA, Ariz. In just one season at High Point University, Indians reliever Cody Allen felt what mental toughness means.
His coach, Craig Cozart, put the Panthers through brutal conditioning drills. Allen still recalls the first day of fall workouts,...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 6:08 PM
BOSTON — Jake Peavy hasn't forgotten the first words Jonny Gomes said to him on his first day in the Fenway Park home clubhouse after his trade from the Chicago White Sox.
"I asked how Jonny was doing, and his quote to me was, 'Just a day closer...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 3:03 AM
BOSTON — Only moments after the Red Sox had completed one of the greatest one-year turnarounds in baseball history, clinching their first World Series title at Fenway since 1918, David Ortiz broke free of a crowd of teammates and planted a giant...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 7:08 PM
Even with a resurgent John Lackey starting Wednesday night in hopes of leading the Boston Red Sox to their first World Series-clinching victory at Fenway Park in 95 years, their bullpen could be crowded.
"They know the urgency," pitching coach Juan...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 6:02 PM
ST. LOUIS — After pandemonium had broken out late Saturday night, Jake Peavy, angry, frustrated, lashed out at home plate umpire Dana DeMuth. The Red Sox starting pitcher in an unforgettable third game of the 2013 World Series wondered how DeMuth...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 7:03 PM
ST. LOUIS — Clay Buchholz not only has a chance to win a vital World Series game on Sunday night, the lean Red Sox righthander also has the chance to forever change the way so many Red Sox fans view him.
There is no pitching metric to put an exact...