| Mar 24, 2015
| 8:00 PM
MESA, Ariz. — Devoted Cubs fan George McCaskey, representing the Bears at the NFL owners meetings a few cacti down the road, took advantage of the boondoggle to attend a weekend spring-training game at Sloan Park.
Did McCaskey see a Cubs team...
| Mar 19, 2015
| 2:33 PM
The Marlins this offseason initiated conversations with several of their young players about multi-year extensions. Those discussions are about to yield an agreement.
A source confirmed the club and Gold Glove-winning outfielder Christian Yelich are...
| Mar 7, 2015
| 4:06 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Josh Donaldson homered and Mark Buehrle threw two scoreless innings in his spring debut as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-2 Saturday.
Buehrle worked around two straight singles by the Phillies to...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 1:56 PM
— As recently as 2008 Dan Haren threw 96 mph. He no longer has that in his back pocket, but what he does have continues to do the job.
Like just about every other guy who makes his living 60-feet, 6-inches from home plate, Haren has lost...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 7:50 AM
What to watch for today at spring training:
Shortstop Jose Iglesias is set to play one inning when Detroit hosts Florida Southern. He missed all of last season because of stress fractures in both legs. Iglesias hit a combined .303...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 6:45 PM
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Top prospects Kris Bryant and Carlos Rodon are in the same boat on opposite sides of the valley.
One of the biggest questions facing the Cubs in Mesa this spring is whether Bryant will get a chance to start the season at third...
| Feb 22, 2015
| 4:20 PM
GLENDALE, Ariz. — John Danks said he would pit the top of the White Sox rotation against anybody. He considers the trio of Chris Sale, Jeff Samardzija and Jose Quintana one of the toughest in baseball.
The left-hander also knows the heightened...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 11:05 AM
JUPITER Dan Haren did in fact consider retirement, but it had nothing to do with the December trade that sent him from the Dodgers to the Marlins.
Speaking Friday morning before the club's first pitchers and catchers workout, Haren assured his...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 7:17 PM
Don Cooper watched Carlos Rodon throw a half-dozen pitches Thursday before his mind was made up.
"This is early, but the first thing I knew right away, and the first thing I can tell Chicago White Sox fans: We're going to have another good one coming...
| Jan 18, 2015
| 3:02 PM
America’s favorite pastime is taking way too much time, many people believe.
The average major-league game lasted 3 hours, 8 minutes in 2014. That is the longest of any year in MLB history, according to Baseball Prospectus, which has archived data...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 6:24 PM
SAN DIEGO — The flurry of activity at this year's winter meetings was in stark contrast to last year in Orlando, Fla., when there were no mega-signings or blockbuster deals.
This was more like an old school meetings, with stars such as Matt Kemp,...