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  • Ubaldo Jimenez struggles with control in Orioles' 4-2 loss to Yankees

    Ubaldo Jimenez struggles with control in Orioles' 4-2 loss to Yankees
    NEW YORK — This wasn’t the first impression right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez wanted to give his new team or his new fan base, but the Orioles’ top offseason acquisition has struggled through his first two starts with the club. Following the...
  • 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...
  • Everyone is pitching in for the Red Sox

    Everyone is pitching in for the Red Sox
    Even with a resurgent John Lackey starting Wednesday night in hopes of leading the Boston Red Sox to their first World Series-clinching victory at Fenway Park in 95 years, their bullpen could be crowded. "They know the urgency," pitching coach Juan...
  • Reader Q&A: Mark Gonzales' White Sox mailbag

    Reader Q&A: Mark Gonzales' White Sox mailbag
    If Kevin Youkilis leaves via free agency, what are the chances the Sox try Dan Johnson at third? He is patient and does have some pop. -- Kent Kimpel, Plymouth, Ind. I think the chances are slim. I think they should bring him back, but I'm not sure how...
  • Chris Davis drives in 3 runs as Orioles win in Scott Feldman's debut

    Chris Davis drives in 3 runs as Orioles win in Scott Feldman's debut
    CHICAGO — When Scott Feldman walked into the Orioles' clubhouse U.S. Cellular Field on Wednesday, he saw several familiar faces from his days with the Texas Rangers, only in different uniforms. And when Feldman made his Orioles debut later that...
  • Orioles end 2013 season on a positive note with 7-6 win over Red Sox

    Orioles end 2013 season on a positive note with 7-6 win over Red Sox
    Hours before Camden Yards went dark for the final time this baseball season, the Orioles clubhouse emptied out quickly Sunday evening as lockers were cleaned out, moving boxes filled and good-bye hugs given. The Orioles’ 2013 season ended with a...
  • 'R' is for realistic, Sox fans

    'R' is for realistic, Sox fans
    The magic of baseball is it brings out the kid in all of us. Given that, I'm channeling fond memories of "Sesame Street" in saying this perspective on the White Sox's 2013 season is brought to you by the letter "R." Rebuild The word that was once...
  • White Sox blank Royals on baseball's opening day

    White Sox blank Royals on baseball's opening day
    Chicagao, Ill. -- Chris Sale struck out seven in 7 2/3 innings and Tyler Flowers homered as Chicago edged visiting Kansas City on opening day. Sale (1-0), who was given a five-year, $32.5 million extension during spring training, scattered seven hits and...
  • Position analysis: Bullpen could look different

    Position analysis: Bullpen could look different
    The White Sox were extremely pleased with the development of their pitching staff in 2012, particularly the rookie relievers who experienced the pressure of a division race. In fact, general manager Ken Williams resisted any temptation to trade any of...
  • For starters, Peavy can't think about relieving

    For starters, Peavy can't think about relieving
    Thanks for the offer, Jake. Now shut up and make a rehab start in the minors. Jake Peavy told White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper he would pitch out of the bullpen. Heck, Peavy told anybody and everybody he would pitch out of the bullpen. Understand,...
  • The more saves for Santos, the more what-ifs for the Sox

    The more saves for Santos, the more what-ifs for the Sox
    Sergio Santos came on to get a four-out save against the Cubs on Tuesday night, and you couldn’t help but play what-if. The save was Santos’ 13th in 15 tries. He faced the 4-5-6-7 hitters and struck out three of them. And you couldn’t...