| Jan 17, 2015
| 12:33 AM
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...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 11:24 AM
Even though Kevin Cash has no experience in the role, he will feel right at home as manager of theTampa Bay Rays.
Twenty-five years after playing for nearby Tampa Northside and 15 years after going to the College World Series with Florida State, the...
| Jul 27, 2014
| 9:03 PM
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...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 6:34 PM
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...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 6:43 PM
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...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 8:21 PM
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...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 10:07 PM
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...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 5:27 PM
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....
| Nov 11, 2014
| 6:25 PM
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...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 7:20 PM
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...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 10:10 AM
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,...