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  • Orioles lose Travis Ishikawa to Yankees on waivers

    Orioles lose Travis Ishikawa to Yankees on waivers
    First baseman Travis Ishikawa, who was designated for assignment on June 29, was claimed by the New York Yankees on waivers Sunday afternoon. Ishikawa, 29, had two hits in 17 at-bats in his brief time with the Orioles. He had batted .316 with a .413 on-...
  • Twins' Aaron Hicks seems to have chosen the right course

    Twins' Aaron Hicks seems to have chosen the right course
    Had things gone the way Joe Hicks planned, he would have spent Monday flying home from Scotland after watching his son, who a decade ago was a child golfing prodigy, play in the British Open. Instead, Hicks left his job as a longshoreman and made the...
  • Angels' Jerry Dipoto is limited in attempt to improve team

    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.

    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:...
  • Angels release pitcher Joe Blanton, swallow his $8.5-million contract

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Power rankings: No. 1 Angels

    Power rankings: No. 1 Angels
    Pretty ordinary as a relief pitcher, Jerry DiPoto is a natural as a general manager. Serving as an interim GM for the Diamondbacks in 2010, DiPoto flipped the switch on the rebuilding that led to an unexpected division title last season, adding Daniel...
  • An Arizona spring training tour

    An Arizona spring training tour
    From Tempe to Goodyear, Scottsdale to Mesa, baseball has returned to the Valley of the Sun, the now undisputed capital of spring training. The greater Phoenix area plays host to as many teams as the entire rival Grapefruit League in Florida — all...
  • 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...
  • 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....