| Nov 4, 2013
| 10:53 AM
World Series MVP David Ortiz needed encouragement to keep from shaving his beard this season. Boston Red Sox teammate Shane Victorino struggled just to grow his.
Neither of them had a problem with ridding themselves of the facial hair Monday during a...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 12:08 PM
What if the Hall of Fame held an induction ceremony and no one came? That was painfully close to the truth last July, after the Baseball Writers Assn. of America rejected all the players presented for election.
There were three inductees, selected by...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 3:44 PM
A five-run offensive explosion in the ninth inning Saturday that made a nail-biter out of a blowout didn’t mask the most pertinent question surrounding the 2014 Orioles:
Will the starting pitching do enough to keep them in contention throughout the...
| Nov 20, 2013
The Phillies have signed veteran infielder Reid Brignac to a minor-league deal that also includes a spring training invitation.. Brignac, 27, was Tampa Bay's second-round pick in 2004 and was a member of Baseball America's top 100 prospect list for four...
| Jan 18, 2014
The Phillies have signed yet another veteran middle infielder, and this one could be an indication that Cesar Hernandez is going to get a long look in centerfield this season. Jim Negrych, a 28-year-old who was Pittsburgh's sixth-round pick in 2006,...
| Oct 30, 2013
Ever so quietly, the Phillies have allowed one of the three pieces that general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. brought in from Seattle in the original Cliff Lee deal to "restock" the farm system to leave the organization. Reliever J.C. Ramirez chose to become...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 3:12 PM
BOSTON -- Orioles manager Buck Showalter said in the first days of spring training that he wanted to float the designated hitter spot among different players.
After seeing his DH’s open the season 1-for-26 with a .038 batting average, the lowest...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 5:57 PM
Miguel Gonzalez, who was scheduled to start Wednesday, will now start on Friday at Yankee Stadium in the series opener there. Gonzalez was 2-0 with a 2.63 ERA at Yankee Stadium in the regular season last year and threw seven innings of one-run ball in the...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 9:04 PM
BOSTON — Crazy things happen when the Orioles come to Boston.
This wasn't a 17-inning game. No position players had to pitch. But the comeback the Orioles staged Wednesday night was one they needed to salvage this three-game series at Fenway Park....
| Jul 13, 2013
| 3:22 PM
Staff writer Tim Hubbard looks at three players whose surprising performances in the first half have earned them roster spots in Tuesday's All-Star game in New York.
SP | Arizona
When the Angels traded for Dan Haren in July 2010, many...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis will be offering his analysis throughout the World Series. Ellis, 32, recently completed his second full season as a starter for the Dodgers by batting .333 in a National League division series against the Atlanta Braves and...