| Jul 31, 2014
| 3:32 PM
The Sports Xchange
By David Driver, The Sports Xchange
EditorsNote: updates with new information Nationals acquire SS Cabrera from Indians
WASHINGTON -- The Washington Nationals gave up part of their future in an exchange for a veteran infielder to...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 8:12 AM
The Sports Xchange
By Walter Villa, The Sports Xchange
Marlins score four runs in ninth to win
MIAMI -- Reserve second baseman Jeff Baker does not make for a flashy hero.
He's 33, playing for his sixth major league team, and he has been a backup...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 4:36 PM
The 1990 White Sox were challenging the World Series champion A's in the final year of old Comiskey Park, and their Double-A first baseman was waiting to join the fun.
"I'm a laid-back guy," Birmingham's Frank Thomas told the Tribune. "I spend most of...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 6:26 PM
The death of the classic manager-umpire argument, a staple of baseball since its inception, scarcely has been noticed in the first half of the first year of expanded instant replay.
Managers still get ejected, of course, but usually it's from the...
| 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 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 5, 2014
| 1:59 PM
White Sox: May have to surrender wild-card hopes and deal Adam Dunn, Dayan Viciedo and Gordon Beckham.
Indians: Is Iowa's Manny Ramirez hoping to bookend career with Tribe, under old Red Sox manager Terry Francona?...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 9:53 PM
Like many of us, Mike Rizzo's love of baseball was passed down from his father.
Whether playing catch, watching games on TV or heading out to Wrigley Field or old Comiskey Park, Rizzo's passion for the game became part of his DNA.
Many years later, he...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 11:18 AM
Cal Ripken Jr. is one of the biggest icons to ever play baseball.
Will his son follow in his footsteps? It's obviously quite a challenge, but at least Ryan Ripken will have a chance.
The 6-foot-6, 230-pound first baseman out of Indian River State...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 12:49 PM
| Dec 12, 2013
| 2:24 PM
Nate McLouth, who spent two months of the 2012 season and all of last year with the Orioles, signed a two-year deal last week with the Washington Nationals worth a guaranteed $10.75 million with an option for a third year.
McLouth will make $5 million...