| May 6, 2014
| 3:39 PM
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...
| May 6, 2014
| 7:21 AM
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,...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 5:45 AM
— 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...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 2:01 PM
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...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 2:53 PM
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...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Like much of Baltimore, the Orioles organization has watched with interest as former closer Jim Johnson has struggled this early season with the Oakland Athletics.
Interest probably isn’t the right word. Try empathy.
| Nov 19, 2013
| 12:05 PM
KENLEY JANSEN, 26, closer
Final 2013 stats: 4-3, 28 saves in 32 opportunities, 1.88 ERA, 0.86 WHIP, 13.0 strikeouts per inning pitched and a .177 opponents batting average.
Contract status: First year he’s arbitration eligible.
The good: After...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 12:20 PM
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...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 5:57 PM
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...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 11:58 AM
Derek Jeter is about to take the New York Yankees on another grand farewell tour.
Going into his 20th season as the Yankees' shortstop, Jeter announced Wednesday that this will be his last.
"For the last 20 years I've been completely focused on two...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 9:08 AM
Panamá, 13 feb (ACAN-EFE).- El exlanzador panameño Mariano Rivera será la figura central en los partidos de pretemporada que jugarán en Panamá los Yanquis de Nueva York y los Marlins de Miami, los días 15 y 16 de marzo próximos, en el estadio nacional...