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  • Mets' Mazzilli, Former UConn Baseball Star, Suspended For Positive Drug Test

    Mets' Mazzilli, Former UConn Baseball Star, Suspended For Positive Drug Test
    L.J. Mazzilli, a minor-league second baseman in the New York Mets' organization who previously played at UConn, was suspended 50 games on Tuesday for a second positive test for a drug of abuse. The son of former major league Lee Mazzilli batted .301 with...
  • On The Fly: Red Sox Attempt To Shore Up Pitching Staff

    On The Fly: Red Sox Attempt To Shore Up Pitching Staff
    Once the Red Sox lost out on Jon Lester, which was no great surprise, they moved quickly to fill their rotation, adding lefthander Wade Miley (Arizona) and righthander Rick Porcello (Detroit) in trades, then reaching an agreement with free agent...
  • Three Cuban superstars still snubbed by Hall of Fame

    Three Cuban superstars still snubbed by Hall of Fame
    To better understand this column, readers should know I am a second-generation life-long journalist — my son is the third. All three of us were named Guillermo, and all of us religiously read the sports pages before we turned to the "important" news...
  • Who won the winter meetings? We'll find out in the fall

    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,...
  • Baseball deals: Yoenis Cespedes goes to Tigers for Rick Porcello

    Baseball deals: Yoenis Cespedes goes to Tigers for Rick Porcello
    Less than five months after acquiring Yoenis Cespedes as part of a big deadline deal, the Boston Red Sox traded the slugging outfielder to help bolster their rotation. The Detroit Tigers were happy to take him. Boston sent Cespedes to the Tigers on...
  • Twins sign Ervin Santana to four-year deal

    Twins sign Ervin Santana to four-year deal
    SAN DIEGO -- The Minnesota Twins have agreed to terms with right-handed pitcher Ervin Santana on a four-year deal Wednesday. Yahoo Sports reported that the deal is worth $54 million and will include a fifth-year option that vests depending on innings...
  • Top Phillies prospect J.P. Crawford ready for roller-coaster ride

    Top Phillies prospect J.P. Crawford ready for roller-coaster ride
    Before the Philadelphia Phillies' shortstops of past and future were no longer part of the same organization, J.P. Crawford had a couple of opportunities to chat with Jimmy Rollins. Crawford twice visited Citizens Bank Park, first after he was drafted...
  • Golden Era players shut out in Hall of Fame vote

    Golden Era players shut out in Hall of Fame vote
    Tony Oliva and Dick Allen each fell one vote short of election to the Baseball Hall of Fame as no candidates were elected Monday under the Golden Era balloting.   Nine players and one former executive whose careers were between 1947 and ’72...
  • Angels acquire backup catcher Drew Butera from Dodgers

    Angels acquire backup catcher Drew Butera from Dodgers
    The Angels added more catching depth on Tuesday when they acquired veteran Drew Butera from the Dodgers for a player to be named or cash. Butera, 31, was designated for assignment after the Dodgers claimed catcher Ryan Lavarnway off waivers from the...
  • Garrett Richards cleared to throw again; Angels sign two left-handers

    Garrett Richards cleared to throw again; Angels sign two left-handers
    Angels pitcher Garrett Richards has been cleared by doctors to resume throwing on Monday, and the right-hander, who underwent season-ending surgery to repair a torn patellar tendon in his left knee in August, appears on track to be ready for the 2015...
  • Phillies' Allen, Oliva miss cut for Hall of Fame

    SAN DIEGO — Dick Allen and Tony Oliva barely missed the cut as the Hall of Fame's Golden Era Committee did not elect anyone for induction Monday. Candidates needed to be named on 75 percent of the ballots --- 12 of 16 --- and Allen and Oliva...