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  • Injury to Neil Ramirez could delay Kris Bryant's promotion to Cubs

    Injury to Neil Ramirez could delay Kris Bryant's promotion to Cubs
    The Cubs might have a more urgent matter than promoting Kris Bryant from Triple-A Iowa. Reliever Neil Ramirez left after throwing only three pitches in the ninth inning of an otherwise cozy 5-0 victory Wednesday night over the Reds. Ramirez is...
  • LEADING OFF: Shields-Bumgarner; Price vs Kluber on tap

    A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today: ___ MA San Francisco's Madison Bumgarner, the MVP of the World Series, and San Diego's James Shields, who lost twice to MadBum in the Fall Classic, are scheduled to start against each...
  • Padres new general manager working quickly to turn things around

    Padres new general manager working quickly to turn things around
    A.J. Preller was a fraternity brother and roommate of Jon Daniels when the two attended Cornell, so when Daniels became the Rangers' baseball head in 2003, he soon brought his old friend in to run the team's international and pro scouting. It's always...
  • New Dodgers provide new experience in opener: A come-from-behind win

    New Dodgers provide new experience in opener: A come-from-behind win
    In the middle of fielding questions about the Dodgers' season-opening victory over the San Diego Padres, Adrian Gonzalez made an inquiry of his own. "Last year, how many times did we come from behind?" he asked. The answer: Not many. Only twice last...
  • LEADING OFF: Hurry up, it's opening day! Aces and A-Rod, too

    A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today: ___ SPEED IT UP Major League Baseball's new pace of play rules are in effect. We'll see whether Red Sox slugger David Ortiz can stick in the batter's box when Boston visits Philadelphia....
  • Tuesday's recap: White Sox 2, Dodgers 1

    Tuesday's recap: White Sox 2, Dodgers 1
    The summary In his final Cactus League start, White Sox left-hander Carlos Rodon gave up one on four hits over 51/3 innings in the Sox's 2-1 victory over the Dodgers. Chris Heisey homered on a changeup as Rodon looked to fine-tune the pitch, using...
  • Cubs' starter Jason Hammel to bat 8th

    Cubs' starter Jason Hammel to bat 8th
    MESA, Ariz. -- Jason Hammel regretted swinging at the first pitch when he faced James Shields while batting eighth in his last start. Hammel lined out to third base, but he'll get another chance to show his hitting skills Friday when he faces the...
  • Cubs' trade sets up Samardzija for future

    Cubs' trade sets up Samardzija for future
    MESA, Ariz. – The Cubs’ parting gift to Jeff Samardzija might have long-term benefits for him. Like Jon Lester, Samardzija got a taste of what playing for another organization was like as he was traded last July 5 to the Athletics and...
  • Dodgers just brought the 'wow' factor with signing of Hector Olivera

    Dodgers just brought the 'wow' factor with signing of Hector Olivera
    And then suddenly, not so quiet. Aside from a predictable injury or so, the Dodgers have been going about their business this spring all workmanlike, all professional, and let it be said, on the dull side. That changed Tuesday with the news they had...
  • Cubs' Joe Maddon keeping an open mind on opening-day roster

    Cubs' Joe Maddon keeping an open mind on opening-day roster
    MESA, Ariz. — The Cubs' coaching staff sported polyester shorts during Sunday's pregame workout as a tribute to former football coaches. They'll need the same elasticity in the next two weeks as they sculpt their opening-night roster and...
  • Sunday's recap: Padres 6, Cubs 1

    Sunday's recap: Padres 6, Cubs 1
    The summary Manager Joe Maddon tinkered with the lineup by batting starting pitcher Jason Hammel eighth. The Cubs were held hitless for five innings, but Arismendy Alcantara led off the sixth with a home run off reliever Jose Valverde. At the...