| Apr 27, 2015
| 2:19 PM
When the Detroit Tigers signed Joe Nathan before the 2014 season, they expected baseball's active saves leader to simply keep rolling. After a few too many bad outings, they traded for a backup plan in Joakim Soria, widely considered the top reliever on...
| Apr 23, 2015
| 5:54 PM
The New York Yankees missed the playoffs the last two years while saying goodbye to a pair of greats. Mediocrity — or, worse yet, irrelevance — was a very real possibility heading into 2015.
Of all people, it's Alex Rodriguez who might keep...
| Apr 21, 2015
| 1:17 PM
Tallado en una montaña de granito en Keystone, Dakota del Sur, el monumento nacional Mount Rushmore presenta, imponentes, los rostros de cuatro presidentes estadounidenses: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt y Abraham Lincoln.
| Apr 20, 2015
| 7:55 PM
NEW HAVEN — Last January, as Alex Rodriguez was preparing for his comeback, he sounded out two old Yankees for guidance: Joe Torre and Mariano Rivera.
"He called me in January," Torre said. "He was basically trying to find out how to go about it....
| Apr 16, 2015
| 9:05 AM
Jackie Robinson Day was celebrated even in space this year.
While Rachel Robinson, the player's 92-year-old widow, and Commissioner Rob Manfred honored Major League Baseball's first black player in a ceremony at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday night in...
| Apr 10, 2015
| 5:31 PM
FAIRFIELD — The 1-2 pitch was close, and catcher Carmine Palummo held it there several seconds.
But the umpire wouldn't budge, the crowd, on Iona's side of the field groaned. The two calmest people at Alumni Field seemed to be the pitcher, who put...
| Apr 8, 2015
| 3:42 PM
Having played for a World Series winner—the 2009 N.Y. Yankees—David Robertson brings serious credibility to a White Sox team hoping to reach that pinnacle in 2015. The closer does not mince words when it comes to goals, either.
"We expect to...
| Apr 7, 2015
Alex Rodriguez listened to the cheers and waved his cap. He worked out an eight-pitch walk, lined an opposite-field single into right field and flied out.
After all the huffing and puffing, a grievance, multiple lawsuits and public threats, followed by...
| Apr 6, 2015
| 2:23 PM
NEW YORK — Edwin Encarnacion hit a two-run homer off Masahiro Tanaka, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the New York Yankees 6-1 Monday in Alex Rodriguez's return to the major leagues.
Without retired Derek Jeter in the lineup, an opening day crowd...
| Apr 3, 2015
| 8:53 AM
Cubs: Hector Rondon
The repertoire: There are no secrets to Rondon's style. "It's hard stuff — in your face," a National League coach said. "The fastball is his main weapon." Rondon spent part of the spring working on his secondary...
| Apr 5, 2015
| 4:02 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Derek Jeter is history, Alex Rodriguez is back and a new era starts for the Yankees with Monday's opener against the Toronto Blue Jays, a season that begins with New York in the unfamiliar role of underdog.
"Life had to go on...