| May 31, 2014
| 3:19 PM
"It's a war. It's on. Next time he hits me he better bring the gloves."
— David Ortiz, Boston Red Sox designated hitter, after Tampa Bay Rays pitcher David Price hit him with a pitch Friday. Ortiz said he thought the two players had resolved their...
| May 21, 2014
| 4:54 PM
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...
| May 25, 2014
| 12:16 PM
Old Dodgers never die … they just come back as triple-A player-coaches?
Manny Ramirez -- the one and only – has been hired by the Cubs and sent to Des Moines, Iowa. Say this for the 41-year-old Ramirez: He’s determined to stay in...
| May 25, 2014
| 5:48 PM
With a minor league system loaded with impressionable prospects like Javier Baez whose development dictates every organizational decision, the Cubs hired a Triple-A player-coach Sunday who symbolizes cheating in baseball.
Hiring Manny Ramirez as a...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 9:09 PM
The number that matters most is not 500.
The number that matters most is 0.
That is the number of major league players that have hit more home runs this season than Albert Pujols.
He got a mighty sweet serenade in the visiting clubhouse in...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 11:23 AM
Leave it to Adam Jones to cut past any bromides about staying in the moment.
"It is going to be dicey to see what goes on in the next year, year and a half," says the Orioles' All-Star center fielder, preparing for another day's work at the club's...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 8:10 PM
In the end, Ryan Braun cut himself a pretty good deal.
So he's tainted now, as a baseball player who used performance-enhancing substances? He's been tainted for two years. Nothing new there.
His thumb is injured. He's getting married in the fall. His...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 5:00 PM
Lois Peralta's Mustang GT is Dodger blue. That's also the color she paints her toenails for each game.
When the Dodgers lose, she wipes the polish off and starts over. Fresh toenails equal a fresh start for her team.
Ritual is everywhere in baseball...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 8:54 PM
(Reuters) - A timeline of key Major League Baseball doping milestones:
Aug 22 - A jar of androstenedione is discovered in the locker of St. Louis slugger Mark McGwire, who admits he uses the steroids precursor. McGwire goes on to hit a then Major...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 9:07 PM
Hanley Ramirez was ready to return to the Dodgers' lineup Tuesday just as Andre Ethier was scratched.
Ethier had tightness in his left calf, the result of being hit by a pitch nine days earlier, and the outfielder was sent to a doctor, Manager Don...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 7:38 PM
ARLINGTON, Texas — Consider the dilemma faced by Seattle Mariners General Manager Jack Zduriencik as Wednesday's nonwaiver trade deadline approaches.
The Mariners have virtually no shot at making the playoffs. So if Zduriencik decides to sell,...