| Mar 22, 2014
| 11:50 AM
SYDNEY, Australia — Scott Van Slyke knows this won’t last forever. When Carl Crawford and Matt Kemp return, Van Slyke will be the Dodgers’ fifth outfielder.
But however the remainder of the season unfolds for him, Van Slyke will always...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 4:59 PM
TEMPE, Ariz. — Mike Trout had not wanted to discuss his potential nine-figure payday other than to call the reports of a massive contract extension "pretty funny."
What exactly did he find funny?
"The numbers they throw out," Trout said Monday....
| Feb 25, 2014
| 5:07 PM
As the Cactus League opens for play Wednesday, the most immediate story line is not difficult to determine: Is there really a rivalry between the Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks?
The Dodgers won the National League West. The Diamondbacks complained...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 7:11 PM
With baseball at the ceremonial midpoint of the season, the biggest overachievers and underachievers are division rivals.
The American League West is home to the teams with the major leagues' best records, the Oakland Athletics (59-36) and the Los...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 10:45 PM
PHOENIX -- After a brief chat with his players on Sunday and conducting an optional workout Thursday, manager Rick Renteria hopes he won't need to deliver a pep talk as the Chicago Cubs open the second half Friday night against the Arizona Diamondbacks....
| Jul 17, 2014
| 12:12 PM
As trade talks heat up ahead of baseball's July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, the biggest name available will be a left-handed starting pitcher — and another lefty ace could join him on the market.
With the Tampa Bay Rays tied for last place in...
| Jul 12, 2014
Washington Nationals right-hander Jordan Zimmerman abruptly left his start against the Philadelphia Phillies in the fourth inning Friday night because of a right biceps injury.
Zimmerman (6-5), scheduled to participate in his second straight All-Star...
| 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...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 9:33 PM
HOUSTON — There are probably a bunch of crumpled-up scouting reports on Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs in trash cans across America this weekend.
The 22-year-old left-hander made six exhibition starts this spring, featuring a 94-mph, four-seam...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 11:50 PM
In 2010, when Mike Trout was a relatively anonymous minor league outfielder, Tyler Skaggs was his roommate. Trout watched with delight from center field as Skaggs fired fastball after incredible fastball.
The way Trout remembered it, Skaggs could hit 96...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 5:10 PM
It wasn’t fair. Not even a little. Not even with the usual belated comeback.
The Dodgers completed their three-game series sweep Sunday of a bad Diamondbacks team that appears intent on getting worse, rolling behind Adrian Gonzalez’s daily...