| Feb 13, 2014
| 4:05 PM
For a team that won 94 games in 2013, continuity usually is a good quality. The Pirates hope to benefit from the return of their main contributors for the 2014 season.
As of this week, when pitchers and catchers report to spring training, only A.J....
| Feb 13, 2014
| 5:38 PM
TEMPE, Ariz. — Albert Pujols reported to spring training along with Angels pitchers and catchers Thursday, and his mood seemed to mirror his health.
The left-heel injury that hobbled him for four months last season before giving out in late July...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 4:35 PM
It has long been the winter retreat for the Phillies and their faithful, a place to get warm and to dream with the sand, surf and palm trees serving as the perfect picturesque backdrop.
And so the Phillies will gather in Clearwater, Fla., again this week...
| Feb 8, 2014
Many baseball fans will spend the next several weeks hop-scotching the state surveying the 15 Grapefruit League teams.
They're all but certain to see at least one of the 2014 World Series clubs. Including last season's Cardinals-Red Sox Fall Classic,...
| Feb 6, 2014
Freddie Freeman's humongous new contract, an eight-year, $135 million deal that is far and away the largest in franchise history, was the first step in what Braves general manager Frank Wren described as a plan to keep together many of the team's top...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 6:04 PM
The Orioles signed all but one of their remaining arbitration-eligible players Friday while making slugger Chris Davis the third-highest paid member of the team by more than tripling his 2013 salary.
The lone arbitration question now centers on...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 10:03 AM
Several angry major league players wanted Alex Rodriguez kicked out of their union after he sued it last week, but staff lawyers told them expulsion was not allowed.
The players spoke Jan. 13 during a Major League Baseball Players Assn. conference...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 4:11 PM
It's the sports equivalent of that hot girl/guy finally calling you.
As of Wednesday, Frank Thomas and Greg Maddux are done waiting for that moment: The Chicago legends were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. The inductions are July 27 in...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 10:04 AM
The Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2014 is being announced on Wednesday, and it is completely loaded with lots of candidates who are eligible for the first time, along with a slew of candidates who have been on the ballot previously, and one candidate,...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 1:03 PM
Andrew McCutchen envisioned telling the world how much he loved his girlfriend from the top of the highest mountain.
He also thought he might do it with a voice as loud as a lion's roar ... times a billion! Now that's loud.
When those two options...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 2:25 PM
Blake Griffin loves that the Clippers have championship expectations this season.
"We embrace it," Griffin said Monday at Clippers media day. "We have higher expectations for ourselves than anybody else.... We don't have any championships. That's the...