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Mariano Rivera

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  • Jake Cave is in a hitter's zone with the Tampa Yankees

    Jake Cave is in a hitter's zone with the Tampa Yankees
    When hitters are in a zone, sometimes the baseball looks as big as a basketball. But for Jake Cave, whose bat has been cooking on high since the All-Star break, there's a more detailed explanation. "I just feel like I'm not missing the pitches I want to...
  • Around MLB

    American League Central Division White Sox: Parity helps White Sox remain contender despite 28th-ranked fielding, 26th-ranked pitching entering weekend. Indians: Lonnie Chisenhall hits three homers, drives in nine runs and goes 5-for-5 vs. Rangers....
  • Yankees prospect, Bruton grad Mark Montgomery back in form pitching | With Video

    Yankees prospect, Bruton grad Mark Montgomery back in form pitching | <span style="color:#ff0000">With Video</span>
    NORFOLK — Mark Montgomery’s rise from obscure Division I baseball recruit to major-league pitching prospect was, for a time, as meteoric as it was unexpected. Montgomery pitched for Bruton High, but with a fastball that peaked at 86 mph as...
  • Mariano Rivera sticks mostly to softball in his memoir, 'The Closer'

    Mariano Rivera sticks mostly to softball in his memoir, 'The Closer'
    No sport engenders more discussion than baseball as to who, historically, is best at what. So it's a feat among feats that Mariano Rivera is regarded as baseball's all-time greatest closer by pretty much everyone who has ever pondered, for five seconds,...
  • Lehigh Valley IronPigs' Smith takes pride in his work ethic, performance

    IronPigs manager Dave Brundage enjoys watching Greg Smith on the mound. Brundage appreciates the pace with which the 30-year-old pitcher works during his starts and the lefty's ability to work himself back into a good rhythm after things go awry. "He'...
  • Mariano Rivera criticizes Robinson Cano's desire in new book

    When it comes time to arrange the 2025 New York Yankees' old-timers' game, make sure you keep Mariano Rivera and Robinson Cano on opposite sides of the locker room. In his book "The Closer," Rivera, the legendary closer who retired after last season,...
  • Spring-training primer: Key questions for Dodgers, Angels and others

    Spring-training primer: Key questions for Dodgers, Angels and others
    Everyone expects the Dodgers to win. They did last year, and they just put up $215 million for Clayton Kershaw, to better their chance to win for many years to come. No one expects the Angels to win. They sat out the playoffs last year — for the...
  • Is it possible for Seth Rosin to pitch well enough to make Dodgers?

    Just for fun, just because it’s the first week of spring games, let’s imagine Seth Rosin continues to throw like he did in the Dodgers’ exhibition opener. Which is to say, absolute lights out. The 6-foot-6, 250-pound right-hander threw...
  • Late additions could boost Orioles in wide-open American League East race

    Late additions could boost Orioles in wide-open American League East race
    — As Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette sat in his office at the Ed Smith Stadium complex on a sunny afternoon earlier this month, overlooking a well-manicured cloverleaf of fields, a bitter winter seemed like an eternity ago in more ways...
  • Nothing like Jim Johnson off the mound, Tommy Hunter hopes to produce like him on it

    Nothing like Jim Johnson off the mound, Tommy Hunter hopes to produce like him on it
    SARASOTA, Fla. — If there is one thing you need to know about reliever Tommy Hunter, it is that he is the interpersonal opposite of the guy the Orioles hope he replaces in the critical closer role. Jim Johnson, who last year became the first...
  • Angels' Albert Pujols is among players closing in on milestones

    The newest addition to Angel Stadium is a dark green sign, behind the last row of the bleachers closest to center field. In white letters and numbers, the sign reads "PUJOLS 494." The number will change with every home run Albert Pujols hits. At Angel...