| Jul 22, 2013
| 8:41 PM
Had things gone the way Joe Hicks planned, he would have spent Monday flying home from Scotland after watching his son, who a decade ago was a child golfing prodigy, play in the British Open.
Instead, Hicks left his job as a longshoreman and made the...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 11:43 AM
The Philadelphia Phillies hired Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg as their manager on Friday after firing Charlie Manuel.
Manuel, 69, had managed the Phillies since 2005, a run that included five consecutive National League East championships and a World...
| May 12, 2013
| 4:12 PM
Left-hander Wei-Yin Chen is hoping that the pain in his right side that caused him to leave Sunday’s 6-0 Orioles win after five shutout innings was a simple cramp and not a right oblique strain as it was initially diagnosed by the team.
| Feb 12, 2013
| 7:22 PM
Never underestimate Mike Ilitch's appetite for a championship.
While the Tigers loved what they got from Anibal Sanchez a year ago, they didn't have $80 million budgeted to keep him off the free-agent market. But that's what Dave Dombrowski persuaded...
| May 28, 2011
| 9:34 PM
For the first month of the season, the Angels' Jered Weaver was the best pitcher in baseball. But for eight innings Saturday, he was no better than the second-best pitcher on the mound at Target Field. That's because the Twins'......
| Jun 3, 2011
| 3:46 AM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Anthony Swarzak could be going back to Minnesota's bullpen after picking up his first victory in nearly two years.
Swarzak pitched six effective innings, Michael Cuddyer drove in two runs and the Twins beat the Kansas City...
| Jun 29, 2011
MILWAUKEE — A hirsute man in Miller Park turned his shirtless back to the TV cameras this weekend. Someone had shaved the word "Mauer" and the number "7" into his back hair.
Maybe it was Joe. He seems to have time on his hands.
That Mauer didn't...
| May 6, 2012
| 11:14 PM
Until Twins designated hitter Ryan Doumit ripped a solo home run off him in the seventh inning Sunday, it seemed the biggest challenge for Mariners starter Hector Noesi was presented by his own catcher John Jaso and home-plate umpire Mike Everitt in a...
| Jul 31, 2011
When the White Sox traded for Freddy Garcia in 2004, Ken Williams had the perfect explanation for the midseason move.
"1917,'' the general manage said, referring to the last time the White Sox had won the World Series.
As the general manager of the...
| Aug 14, 2011
Angels reliever Scott Downs, a former Blue Jay, spoke for a lot of people in Toronto when he trashed the ESPN story speculating that sign stealing at the Rogers Centre has helped Jose Bautista establish himself as one of baseball's best hitters....
| Aug 22, 2011
| 9:09 PM
With the Orioles limping toward the finish line of another lost season, the small victories that can be had in late August revolve more around the future than anything involving 2011.
Case in point: left-hander Zach Britton, the rookie who took the...