| May 2, 2015
| 5:45 PM
That Josh Hamilton was a terrible signing for the Angels is self-evident. Baseball is flush with cash, but paying $3.4 million for each home run nonetheless is a horrendous rate of return.
The true nature of the damage is reflected not in what...
| Apr 28, 2015
| 1:56 PM
BOSTON (AP) — Jose Bautista had an RBI in Toronto's five-run third inning, another in a three-run fourth and then added a homer to help the Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 11-8 on Tuesday night and snap a four-game losing streak.
| Mar 12, 2015
| 11:10 AM
Even though Eddie Gamboa struggled in his short time in big league camp this spring, Orioles manager Buck Showalter believes he's further along in the his transformation into a knuckleballer than former Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey was at the same...
| Apr 8, 2015
| 7:35 PM
NEW YORK — Chase Headley hit a tiebreaking single that deflected off the wrist of reliever Brett Cecil, and the New York Yankees rallied for three runs in the eighth inning to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 Wednesday night.
| Apr 6, 2015
| 2:23 PM
NEW YORK — Edwin Encarnacion hit a two-run homer off Masahiro Tanaka, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the New York Yankees 6-1 Monday in Alex Rodriguez's return to the major leagues.
Without retired Derek Jeter in the lineup, an opening day crowd...
| Apr 3, 2015
| 11:14 AM
Record in 2014: 83-79 (third place, 13 games back)
Key additions: Third baseman Josh Donaldson, acquired in November from the Oakland Athletics, adds a power bat to the lineup. In two full seasons with the A's, Donaldson hit .277 with 26 home runs and...
| Mar 24, 2015
| 6:44 AM
Rock guitarist Scott McCaughey speaks with considered reverence about baseball, its traditions and strategies, and the experience of watching a game in person, including his first game, an Arizona spring-training contest at age 8 or 9 that left him with...
| Mar 21, 2015
| 2:47 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Cole Hamels gave up homers to Jose Reyes and Jose Bautista, and Chase Utley made his first start at second base this spring in the Philadelphia Phillies' 6-3 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday.
Reyes hit Hamels'...
| Mar 20, 2015
| 3:36 PM
BRADENTON, Fla. — Pedro Alvarez had three hits, including two doubles and a two-run homer, as a Pittsburgh Pirates' split squad beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-5 Friday.
Two of Alvarez's hits, including the home run, came against left-handed...
| Mar 16, 2015
| 8:02 AM
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler has a torn elbow ligament, a blow to a team hoping to compete for the playoffs following Matt Harvey's return from Tommy John surgery. If Wheeler needs replacement surgery, he likely would be out...
| Mar 16, 2015
| 1:02 PM
FORT MYERS, Fla. — Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler has a torn elbow ligament, a blow to a team hoping to compete for the playoffs following Matt Harvey's return from Tommy John surgery.
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Wheeler has a complete...