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  • Cubs upcoming moves should be as obvious as 1-2-3

    Cubs upcoming moves should be as obvious as 1-2-3
    Groupthink compels us to believe the Cubs calling up minor leaguers Kris Bryant and Javier Baez or — gasp — signing ace Jeff Samardzija rather than trading him for more prospects would be as smart as bunting with two strikes. Square up...
  • Blood Has Injected A Spark Into Hartford Baseball Team

    LOWELL, Mass. — They have the sure-fire, first-round draft pick on the pitcher's mound, a precious commodity for any college baseball program. They have a freshman two-sport star — soccer goalie/third baseman — an oddity at any...
  • Top pick Sean Newcomb could provide immediate help to Angels bullpen

    Top pick Sean Newcomb could provide immediate help to Angels bullpen
    The Angels chose left-hander Sean Newcomb with the 15th overall pick of Thursday’s amateur draft, and at least one expert believes the hard-throwing University of Hartford pitcher could help the Angels out of the bullpen this season. “I...
  • For Orioles' Delmon Young, another ride in the major leagues

    For Orioles' Delmon Young, another ride in the major leagues
    SARASOTA, Fla. — At age 20, Delmon Young was the top prospect in the game — a former No. 1 overall pick in a hurry to make his mark in the major leagues. But these days, after eight years in the big leagues, Young is definitely more patient...
  • Left-hander Johan Santana throws off full mound for first time with Orioles

    Left-hander Johan Santana throws off full mound for first time with Orioles
    Left-hander Johan Santana threw a bullpen session off a full mound on Thursday for the first time since signing with the Orioles. That’s another significant step for Santana, the two-time Cy Young Award winner who was signed to a minor league deal...
  • American League baseball preview

    American League baseball preview
    Team outlooks are listed in predicted order of finish. Lineups and rotations are projections. EAST DIVISION 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...
  • Nick Markakis leading off and playing right field; Schoop at second; Flaherty at third, Young at DH

    Nick Markakis leading off and playing right field; Schoop at second; Flaherty at third, Young at DH
    Nick Markakis, the longest-tentured Orioles player, will make his eighth straight Opening Day start in right field this afternoon. After testing his stiff neck during batting practice today, Markakis will be in the starting lineup batting leadoff....
  • Instant analysis of the Orioles' 2-1 win over the Boston Red Sox on Opening Day

    Instant analysis of the Orioles' 2-1 win over the Boston Red Sox on Opening Day
    Baltimore Sun reporters and editors give their thoughts on the Orioles' 2-1 win over the Boston Red Sox on Opening Day at Camden Yards. Eduardo A. Encina, reporter: With all the anticipation and buzz thats comes with Opening Day, the beginning of the...
  • Nelson Cruz hits solo home run in 7th to lift Orioles to 2-1 win over Red Sox on Opening Day

    Nelson Cruz hits solo home run in 7th to lift Orioles to 2-1 win over Red Sox on Opening Day
    The path that brought Nelson Cruz to the orange carpet for Opening Day introductions at Camden Yards on Monday afternoon wasn’t the one he imagined months ago when he became a free agent. But if there was any doubt in his mind whether he landed in...
  • Ryan Flaherty, Jonathan Schoop fill in nicely for Orioles

    Ryan Flaherty, Jonathan Schoop fill in nicely for Orioles
    Manny Machado heard the familiar roars Monday as he jogged out to accept his 2013 Gold Glove in front of the Opening Day crowd at Camden Yards. Sadly, Machado's chance to thrill the Baltimore faithful was fleeting. He's still rehabilitating the knee...
  • Orioles show off the lessons of spring training under Opening Day spotlight

    Orioles show off the lessons of spring training under Opening Day spotlight
    Of course it’s only one game, but if the Orioles can make it a habit of winning low-scoring, one-run games, 2014 really could be a special season. The Orioles had their chances to score in their 2-1 Opening Day win over the defending champion...