| Nov 8, 2014
| 4:10 PM
Jose Abreu's harrowing journey to the White Sox began last year on a small boat on the shores of Cuba.
"I've heard Abreu's story, and I thought mine was crazy," said teammate and fellow Cuban native Adrian Nieto, who came to the U.S. on a raft with...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 6:17 PM
Over the last 50 years, at least five dozen Cuban baseball players have reached the major leagues, with scores more playing in the minors.
More may be on the way, but now they might not have to risk their lives to get here.
On Wednesday, President...
| Nov 29, 2014
| 10:20 AM
It’s hard to imagine anyone 6-4 flying under the radar, but that’s what Wilmette native Ben Klimesh has done until recently. The New Trier graduate, now pitching in the Cincinnati Reds organization, opened some eyes in a six-week stint in...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 2:25 PM
The Orioles' search for a new hitting coach appears to be coming to a close, but manager Buck Showalter is expected to talk to one more candidate before a decision is made.
According to an industry source, the Orioles have scheduled an interview with...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 8:29 AM
The Padres have had discussions about trading for San Diego native Cole Hamels with new outfielder Wil Myers as potential bait, according to a baseball source.
The Padres have been baseball's busiest team since the Winter Meetings ended in San Diego...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 11:51 AM
Orioles catcher Matt Wieters will have his high school baseball jersey retired Monday night in a ceremony at Stratford High School in Goose Creek, S.C.
Wieters is one of two major leaguers who will have his jersey retired during a 7 p.m. ceremony, along...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 6:48 PM
L.J. Mazzilli Suspended
L.J. Mazzilli, a minor league second baseman in the New York Mets' organization, was suspended 50 games on Tuesday for a second positive test for a drug of abuse. The son of former major leaguer Lee Mazzilli batted .301 with 11...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 1:06 PM
L.J. Mazzilli, a minor-league second baseman in the New York Mets' organization who previously played at UConn, was suspended 50 games on Tuesday for a second positive test for a drug of abuse.
The son of former major league Lee Mazzilli batted .301 with...
| Dec 20, 2014
| 11:54 AM
One of the more intriguing aspects of the Orioles hiring former Texas Rangers hitting coordinator Scott Coolbaugh as their new hitting coach is that he already has a relationship with slugger Chris Davis.
It’s pretty much a given that the...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 6:36 PM
Are you one of those who likes to spar over sports trivia? Then take this quiz and see how well you score with trivia about our Lehigh Valley-area athletes and teams.
The answers are at the end. No cheating.
1. Bethlehem's Steve Meilinger played for...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 8:21 PM
SAN DIEGO — Baseball's Winter Meetings invariably consist of a lot of talk and little action.
Not this year, though, as the four-day gathering that concluded Thursday at the Manchester Grand Hyatt included 19 transactions that involved 44 players....