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  • Orioles' one-batter bullpen usage not among league's highest

    Orioles' one-batter bullpen usage not among league's highest
    With spring training just a few weeks away, the onslaught of ideas on how to make this baseball season better has begun. The baseball Twitter community is buzzing about a proposal, which FoxSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal reported was floated by...
  • Cubs' Javier Baez making changes in his swing, weight

     Cubs' Javier Baez making changes in his swing, weight
    Cubs infielder Javier Baez lost 15 pounds and hopes changes in his swing will reduce his strikeout rate. Baez, one of the Cubs' prized players, watched plenty of video with hitting coach John Mallee at the start of his stint in the Puerto Rican League...
  • Thomas thanks many in heartfelt Hall of Fame speech

    Thomas thanks many in heartfelt Hall of Fame speech
    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — If you didn't get thanked by Frank Thomas on Sunday, please raise your hand. In a heartfelt speech at his Hall of Fame induction, Thomas made sure not to slight any of his favorite former teammates, coaches or other employees...
  • Young White Sox can gain valuable experience

     Young White Sox can gain valuable experience
    Robin Ventura says his White Sox are not simply all dressed up with nowhere to go. Managers and coaches are fond of saying their team has "no quit in 'em," and that their professional pride and competitive nature won't allow them simply to go through...
  • Diamondbacks reportedly close to signing Cuban Yasmany Tomas

    Diamondbacks reportedly close to signing Cuban Yasmany Tomas
    A person familiar with the negotiations says Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas is in the process of agreeing to a $68.5 million, six-year contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the deal had...
  • Terry Bevington can feel for Rick Renteria

    Terry Bevington can feel for Rick Renteria
    More than most people who feel unappreciated by their bosses, Terry Bevington can relate to Rick Renteria. Bevington was the White Sox manager left in limbo as former Sox GM Ron Schueler pursued a potential replacement — not once but twice...
  • Exits of Cubs managers bring back memories

    Exits of Cubs managers bring back memories
    Rick Renteria's exit as Cubs' manager Friday wasn't as loud or memorable as that of many of his predecessors. His firing was announced in a wordy news release from the Cubs in which President Theo Epstein said "he deserved better and we wish him nothing...
  • Orioles' Buck Showalter 'very deserving' of AL Manager of the Year honor

    Orioles' Buck Showalter 'very deserving' of AL Manager of the Year honor
    During spring training, Orioles manager Buck Showalter brought his coaches together and offered them a meticulous list of hypothetical situations, asking for solutions for overcoming possible losses of some of the team's most important players....
  • Matt Williams, Buck Showalter are managers of year in MLB

    Matt Williams, Buck Showalter are managers of year in MLB
    Matt Williams, who led the Washington Nationals to the best record in the National League in his first season as a manager, and Buck Showalter, who led the Baltimore Orioles to their first division championship since 1997, were honored Tuesday as managers...
  • Orioles' Buck Showalter selected as BBWAA's American League Manager of the Year

    Orioles' Buck Showalter selected as BBWAA's American League Manager of the Year
    Orioles manager Buck Showalter hadn't called many team meetings over the course of this past season, but before the postseason, he gathered his squad and spoke from the heart. Showalter usually downplays his importance as a manager. “The game is...
  • Diamondbacks baseball chief Tony La Russa buys in Monrovia

    Diamondbacks baseball chief Tony La Russa buys in Monrovia
    Tony La Russa has added buying a home to his busy offseason. The Diamondbacks executive, who made quick work of finding a new manager and general manager earlier this offseason, has purchased a home in Monrovia for $717,500. Originally built in 1951,...