| Feb 14, 2014
| 9:23 AM
The unfamiliar and unwanted chill in the Florida air will soon subside, and that means one thing -- it's time for spring training baseball in the Sunshine State.
Pitchers and catchers begin reporting for Grapefruit League teams in the second week of...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 10:20 PM
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WASHINGTON — About month and a half ago, Andre Ethier spoke to Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly and the hitting coaches about how he wasn'...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 4:36 PM
Sometimes, Randy Knorr sits in his room, all alone, and laughs. Late at night, he sits on his balcony overlooking Nationals Park. In the mornings, he leaves his apartment and thinks to himself, "Oh, my God. I get to go to that stadium to work." He works...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 7:38 PM
By his standards, Andre Ethier had a fairly quiet first half. Not horrific, just not up to his standards.
He has willingly played every outfield position without complaint, but a .268 batting average, five home runs and 28 runs batted in in the first...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 8:27 PM
Kevin Baxter ranks the 30 teams. Last week’s ranking in parentheses, statistics are through Friday’s games:
1. MILWAUKEE: Brewers haven’t won 17 of first 23 games since 1987. They also lead MLB with 15 sacrifice bunts. (1)
| Feb 10, 2014
| 7:51 AM
What happens when Javier Baez comes up? Does Starlin Castro get traded? -- Hank, Rock Island
There are many considerations. Assuming Castro rebounds and Baez earns a major league promotion, I believe Baez would move to second or third base. If Darwin...
| May 5, 2014
| 11:26 PM
Dodger catcher Drew Butera says teammate Zack Greinke is a student of the game.
“I follow the statistics,” Greinke admitted. “But not to the extreme.”
Yet even a cursory familiarity with the numbers was probably enough to...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 7:57 AM
Reed Johnson will start Thursday in the Chicago Cubs' series finale against Milwaukee at Wrigley Field, with manager Dale Sveum sitting the slumping Marlon Byrd.
Byrd has only one hit in 21 at-bats this season and none in his last 19.
The Cubs' lineup...
| May 1, 2012
| 8:56 PM
By the end of Tuesday night, Orioles manager Buck Showalter had reached the 1,000-win milestone, left-hander Brian Matusz had sidestepped club infamy and designated hitter Nick Johnson had finally exhaled in a 7-1 victory over the New York Yankees.
| Sep 11, 2011
As much fun as it would be to see the Brewers and Tigers create havoc in October, this is shaping up as a postseason that will be low on surprises. The three best teams entering the playoffs are likely to be the Yankees, Phillies and Red Sox, in that...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 9:03 PM
The feel-good start to this Orioles’ season may have officially come to an end Wednesday, with one swing that catapulted the New York Yankees to a three-game sweep and pushed the Orioles back to .500.
A see-saw contest was put out of reach in the...