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  • Dodgers' Yasiel Puig in line for MVP seasons, says Mark McGwire

    Dodgers' Yasiel Puig in line for MVP seasons, says Mark McGwire
    Yasiel Puig tied for 37th in the National League with 16 home runs last season. He tied for 33rd with 69 runs batted in. On the day the Dodgers were eliminated from the playoffs, he spent most of the game on the bench. The up-and-down season prompted...
  • Will praiseworthy offseason spell October baseball for Marlins?

    Will praiseworthy offseason spell October baseball for Marlins?
    After just about every Marlins offseason transaction, President of Baseball Operations Michael Hill reiterated his organization's 2015 goal: October baseball. The process of determining whether Hill and his lieutenants constructed a postseason-worthy...
  • Cubs 25-man roster locks, likelies and long shots

    Cubs 25-man roster locks, likelies and long shots
    Manager Joe Maddon was happy to learn his spring training roster will consist of 60 players. He deems it a manageable number that will allow him and a retooled coaching staff ample time to distinguish those likely to make the opening-day roster and...
  • With 2017 All-Star Game in Miami, Baltimore's conspiracy theories need re-examining

    With 2017 All-Star Game in Miami, Baltimore's conspiracy theories need re-examining
    Major League Baseball announced Friday that the 2017 All-Star Game will be held in Miami. Last month, it announced that the 2016 All-Star Game will be held in San Diego. This year’s will be in Cincinnati. That’s three straight National...
  • Going on 40, Torii Hunter still has ball to be played

    PROSPER, Texas Torii Hunter sat on a chair in the left side of the batter's box at Prosper High School last week, setting baseballs on a hitting tee for Jayson Nix. It was overcast and in the 50s, but spring training was in the air as Hunter and a couple...
  • NL and AL will bat last in All-Star Game in alternate years

    Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says the National League and American League will bat last in alternating years in the All-Star Game, regardless of where it's played. Manfred disclosed the plan Friday when Miami was awarded the 2017 All-Star Game....
  • It's official _ All-Star Game to be played in Miami in 2017

    The Miami Marlins held a festive news conference Friday in anticipation of hosting the 2017 All-Star Game, with a color guard, video highlights, a speech by Gov. Rick Scott and the introduction of more than half a dozen former All-Stars with ties to the...
  • Mariners hope Rickie Weeks can fill utility role

    Mariners pitchers and catchers report to spring training in just over a week. But the organization isn't done adding talent to the roster. Late Wednesday evening, ESPN reported that Seattle had reached an agreement on a one-year major-league contract...
  • On The Fly: Little League Adults Fail The Kids

    Little League Baseball has stripped the Chicago-based Jackie Robinson West team of its U.S. championship for using players outside its geographic area. The title was awarded to the Mountain Ridge team of Las Vegas. Jackie Robinson West manager Darold...
  • White Sox add Vince Coleman as base-running instructor

    White Sox add Vince Coleman as base-running instructor
    The Chicago White Sox have added Vince Coleman to their staff as a base-running instructor who will begin work with the club in spring training. Coleman led the National League in stolen bases six times in his career, including when he topped 100 steals...
  • Ernie Banks: 1931-2015 —Considered one of baseball's greatest ambassadors

    Ernie Banks, one of baseball's most ebullient and optimistic ambassadors, died Friday, his wife, Liz, confirmed. Known worldwide as "Mr. Cub," Banks became the Cubs first African-American player on Sept. 17, 1953, and went on to become an 11-time All-...