| Jun 15, 2014
| 1:16 PM
The Houston Astros signed right-handed reliever Jose Veras to a minor league contract on Sunday.
Veras, the Astros' former closer, started this season with the Chicago Cubs.
Veras, 33, was released by Chicago last Tuesday. He allowed 12 earned runs in...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 11:20 AM
PITTSBURGH -- The spotlight will be on Gregory Polanco as the prized rookie makes his major league debut Tuesday night for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
But the Chicago Cubs hope to see a revival from rookie third baseman Mike Olt, who returns to the starting...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 8:15 PM
NEW YORK -- Robbie Grossman had a two-run single with one out in the top of the seventh inning and the Houston Astros rallied for a 5-2 victory over the New York Yankees on Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium.
The Astros won their second straight game...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 6:00 AM
The Choice (and remember, death is not an option):
Jose Veras closing games for the Cubs or Edwin Jackson starting them?
At least the Cubs are willing to look at other closer options. Veras can just sit there while the likes of Hector Rondon, Pedro...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Re-signing or replacing third baseman Juan Uribe figures to be at or near the top of the Dodgers’ to-do list at baseball’s winter meetings, which start Monday in Florida.
General Manager Ned Colletti said the Dodgers have already made...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 3:10 PM
Detroit completed a four-game sweep of Cleveland on Thursday night, turning a three-game lead in what for months was a tight American League Central race into a seven-game bulge, when the message came across Twitter.
"Congratulations to the Tigers,...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 6:18 AM
Picking through the dumpster that was the Cubs in 2013 -- and 2012, for that matter -- I thought they’d found something on the mound beyond Travis Wood.
And that was reliever Pedro Strop, a hard-throwing right-handed reliever acquired from...
| May 8, 2013
| 10:24 PM
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HOUSTON — The Angels broke out the hard hats, fired up the backhoe and dug their season-opening hole a little deeper Wednesday night....
| Jan 18, 2012
No. 28 Pirates: 3rd in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Padres.
While it may not be enough to soothe the pain of 19 consecutive losing seasons, Pirates fans at least have someone to blame. That would be Pedro Alvarez, or perhaps Greg...