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  • Cubs' Joe Maddon against adding DH in NL

    Cubs' Joe Maddon against adding DH in NL
    Cubs President Theo Epstein was guarded in his opinion on whether the National League should adopt the designated hitter and play by the same rules as the American League. “I’ll save my comments for the league meetings," Epstein said...
  • Giants' Bumgarner rejects idea of DH moving to National League

    LOS ANGELES Madison Bumgarner saw Max Scherzer's comments advocating that the designated hitter should be instituted in both leagues, and asserting that nobody pays to see a pitcher "swinging a wet newspaper." Any thoughts on that, Madison? "Oh, well,...
  • Marlins cut Saltalamacchia, on hook for remaining $14.2 million on contract

    Marlins cut Saltalamacchia, on hook for remaining $14.2 million on contract
    MIAMI Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia's playing days with his hometown team are over. Before Monday's series opener against the New York Mets, the Marlins activated Saltalamacchia from the paternity list and designated him for assignment. Signed to a...
  • LEADING OFF: Wainwright gets MRI, Russell ready for Wrigley

    A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today: ___ ADAM'S TEST Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright likely will find out how long he'll be sidelined amid speculation he's done for the year because of an injured Achilles and left ankle. He's...
  • NL teams experimenting with pitchers hitting 8th

    Amid a testy start to the season — looking at you, Bryan Price; also you, Royals, White Sox and Athletics — comes a bit of managerial creativity sure to put a smile on the face of any innovative Strat-O-Matic player. More National League...
  • Jake Arrieta not completely sold on DH after Adam Wainwright injury

    Jake Arrieta not completely sold on DH after Adam Wainwright injury
    CINCINNATI -- A .143 batting average might convince the Cubs’ starting pitchers to lobby to have the designated hitter instituted in the National League. But Jake Arrieta wasn’t so sure, even in the wake of a potential season-ending Achilles...
  • DH debate renewed after injury to Cardinals' Wainwright

    To DH or not to DH? The designated-hitter rule always has been a debated topic. It gained traction after St. Louis' Adam Wainwright reportedly was lost for the year Saturday after suffering an Achilles injury while stumbling out of the batter's box....
  • Freddy Galvis stays hot, helps Phillies take series from Braves

    Freddy Galvis stays hot, helps Phillies take series from Braves
    PHILADELPHIA — All Freddy Galvis heard about when reporting to spring training earlier this year was about the big shoes he'd have to fill with Jimmy Rollins being traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers. He's only played 18 games in what would be his...
  • Cubs take care of own business, feel for Cardinals' key loss

    Cubs take care of own business, feel for Cardinals' key loss
    CINCINNATI — Jake Arrieta was baffled Sunday after watching several replays of Adam Wainwright potentially tear his left Achilles tendon while running out of the batter's box. "An arm injury or something like that when he's on the mound is one...
  • Marlins finish sweep of Nationals, extend win streak to five

    The Marlins began the week with a team in free fall, a managerial change under consideration and a season that looked dangerously close to derailing in April. They ended it Sunday with a bunch of hits and hugs, a festival of triples, a five-game...
  • Adrian Gonzalez drives in three runs in Dodgers' 6-3 win over Rockies

    Adrian Gonzalez drives in three runs in Dodgers' 6-3 win over Rockies
    Ten years ago, perhaps even five years ago, Adrian Gonzalez would have gone into a game like the one he played on Saturday night with ideas of pulling the baseball or hitting it to the opposite field. "Now," Gonzalez said, "I just try to hit it."...