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  • Dodgers don't plan to start Carl Crawford in the outfield

    Dodgers don't plan to start Carl Crawford in the outfield
    After 13 months of debate and discussion about how to fit four starting outfielders into three spots, the Dodgers finally have an answer. Yasiel Puig plays right field, Andre Ethier center, Matt Kemp left. Carl Crawford? Left out. The Dodgers flew...
  • Angels release pitcher Joe Blanton, swallow his $8.5-million contract

    PHOENIX — Angels fans won't have Joe Blanton to kick around anymore. The Angels released the struggling and oft-criticized right-hander on Wednesday and ate the remaining $8.5 million on his contract, a move that was probably more difficult for...
  • Dodgers' final payroll cost: $248 million

    Dodgers' final payroll cost: $248 million
    What price glory, or return to glory? For the Dodgers, the price was a quarter-billion dollars. The Dodgers were assessed $11.4 million under baseball's luxury-tax system, a person familiar with the matter but not authorized to discuss it said Tuesday....
  • Angels' Jerry Dipoto is limited in attempt to improve team

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — For a general manager heading into what could be his walk-the-plank year, Jerry Dipoto appears calm and assured. His contract guarantees him nothing beyond next season, and the playoffs have gone on without the Angels...
  • Why it's good business for the Angels to sign Mike Trout. Now.

    Never mind the crocuses in bloom or the red red robin bobbin' along. In our house, the first harbingers of spring are the Angels ticket offers filling our email boxes. That time has come and with it the most important question of the coming season:...
  • Tremendo trabuco han armado los Yankees

    Tremendo trabuco han armado los Yankees
    Los Yankees nunca se han andado de puntillas cuando se trata de reforzar su plantel y esta vez no ha sido la excepción. Tras perder en el dominicano Robinson Canó a quizá su mejor unidad de los últimos cinco años, la novena de Nueva York hurgó en sus...
  • Angels unlikely to make Jason Vargas a qualifying offer; to pursue pitching via trade

    Angels unlikely to make Jason Vargas a qualifying offer; to pursue pitching via trade
    The Angels have only one free agent, pitcher Jason Vargas, and they have until 2 p.m. Monday to decide whether to extend a one-year, $14.1-million qualifying offer to the left-hander who went 9-8 with a 4.02 earned-run average in 24 starts during an...
  • With 5-3 win over Yankees, Orioles show their ability to bounce back

    With 5-3 win over Yankees, Orioles show their ability to bounce back
    NEW YORK – Less than two weeks into the season, the Orioles' ability to bounce back from difficult defeats has already been tested. Friday night's was a hard one to swallow — a game lost on a dropped fly ball that plated three runs and a...
  • Jim Johnson blows sixth save of the year in loss to the Yankees

    Jim Johnson blows sixth save of the year in loss to the Yankees
    NEW YORK – There is a way to crunch the numbers so that Jim Johnson’s 2013 season looks palatable. The Orioles closer is still leading the majors with 29 saves. He has made 43 appearances in the first half – tied for fourth most in all...
  • Mark Reynolds homers again

    Mark Reynolds homers again
    I think it is fair to say that Mark Reynolds is on a bit of a tear. In Saturday’s second inning, Reynolds hit a 91-mph fastball from CC Sabathia for his 21st home run of the season. It also was his ninth in nine games and seventh in September....
  • Josh Hamilton's season-long slump has the Angels concerned

    Josh Hamilton's season-long slump has the Angels concerned
    CLEVELAND — At least with Albert Pujols the Angels can point to the excruciating pain he felt in his left heel, which finally gave out on July 26, and a sore right knee as tangible reasons for his career-low average and on-base and slugging...