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  • Miguel Cabrera set to earn record $292 million with Detroit Tigers

    Miguel Cabrera set to earn record $292 million with Detroit Tigers
    The Detroit Tigers have made triple crown winner Miguel Cabrera a very rich man. The All-Star third baseman is slated to earn a major-league record $292 million over the next 10 years as part of a new contract announced by the Tigers on Friday....
  • Nothing like Jim Johnson off the mound, Tommy Hunter hopes to produce like him on it

    Nothing like Jim Johnson off the mound, Tommy Hunter hopes to produce like him on it
    SARASOTA, Fla. — If there is one thing you need to know about reliever Tommy Hunter, it is that he is the interpersonal opposite of the guy the Orioles hope he replaces in the critical closer role. Jim Johnson, who last year became the first...
  • Angels season preview: Rotation holds key to success

    Angels season preview: Rotation holds key to success
    Mike Trout could have another monster season. Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton could bounce back from career-worst years. Joe Smith and Sean Burnett could add much-needed depth and reliability to the bullpen. And it might not matter. For the Angels...
  • Barry Bonds to return to Pittsburgh to honor Andrew McCutchen

    Barry Bonds to return to Pittsburgh to honor Andrew McCutchen
    Barry Bonds, long reviled by many in Pittsburgh after leaving the Pirates after the 1992 season to sign a free-agent deal with the San Francisco Giants, will get a chance to make amends Monday. Bonds, now a special instructor with the Giants, will...
  • Angels didn't move fences; they just changed angles

    Angels didn't move fences; they just changed angles
    Mike Trout noticed it right away during batting practice. The center-field wall in Angel Stadium, which was 400 feet away from home plate last season, is now 396 feet. The distance to straight-away left field, which was 365 feet last season, is 347 feet,...
  • Angels lose their groove right from the get-go; can they get it back?

    Angels lose their groove right from the get-go; can they get it back?
    The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim began their 49th season down the street from Disneyland on Monday night, and with the usual opening-game pomp came some strange circumstance. First, the usual stuff was there. Both teams lined the baselines and were...
  • Hall of Fame slugger Mike Schmidt discusses skin cancer recovery

    Mike Schmidt, perhaps the greatest third baseman in baseball history and a harsh critic of players using performance-enhancing drugs, sat down with reporters Saturday to discuss his recovery from skin cancer. "I'm a very lucky man," said the former...
  • Orioles beat the Pirates, 4-2, behind strong outing from Bud Norris

    Orioles beat the Pirates, 4-2, behind strong outing from Bud Norris
    BRADENTON, Fla. – Right-hander Bud Norris rebounded impressively from a rough outing last time out and the Orioles scratched out a few runs to beat the PittsburgPirates 4-2 on Thursday night. Norris, who is expected to pitch in the fifth slot in...
  • Orioles agree to terms with Chris Davis, Tommy Hunter, Brian Matusz and Troy Patton

    Orioles agree to terms with Chris Davis, Tommy Hunter, Brian Matusz and Troy Patton
    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...
  • Some MLB players wanted Alex Rodriguez expelled from union

    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...
  • Jackie Robinson Had Impact On America, Baseball And Courant

    Jackie Robinson Had Impact On America, Baseball And Courant
    In 1997, upon the 50th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier, Major Legaue Baseball went all out. Robinson, who lived in Stamford from 1955 until his death Oct. 24, 1972, was the rookie of the year in 1947, the National League's Most...