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  • Hanley Ramirez is feeling healthy, and he hopes to stay that way

    Hanley Ramirez is feeling healthy, and he hopes to stay that way
    PHOENIX — Hanley Ramirez reported to spring training Wednesday without a new contract. But if Ramirez was bothered by his inability to secure a multiyear extension over the winter, he didn't show it. He reiterated how much likes playing in Los...
  • Mike Piazza reconnects with Italy at the World Cup

    I came across Mike Piazza, former baseball player and now, apparently, die-hard Italian soccer fan, in the Sao Paulo airport Saturday morning. Who knew? Piazza, the former Dodgers and Mets catcher who finished his 16-year major league career with a...
  • Dodgers catch at least one break in 2-1 loss to Giants

    SAN FRANCISCO — In the aftermath of his team's second defeat in as many days, Hanley Ramirez was smiling. His left hand wasn't broken. Ramirez was hit with a 90-mph fastball Wednesday, forcing him to depart early from the Dodgers' 2-1 loss to...
  • Dodgers' bullpen fails again in 2-1 loss to Giants

    Not the Dodgers’ best night. Their mighty offense was quiet again. Their ballyhooed bullpen once more failed to deliver. Their most valuable player, Hanley Ramirez, left the game after being hit on the left hand by a pitch. And, of course, there...
  • Orioles' Jonathan Schoop comfortable with spot in second base competition

    SARASOTA, Fla. — When infielder Jonathan Schoop won the Orioles' Minor League Player of the Year award in September 2011, he traveled to Camden Yards to accept the honor. The shy, skinny Curacao native, then 19 years old, couldn't have looked more...
  • MLB to media in Australia: Just smile and have a Vegemite sandwich

    Your browser does not support iframes. So the Dodgers and Diamondbacks are in Australia to promote baseball as international sport. Guess that’s swell, though making it part of the regular season seems a hellacious idea. But if Major League...
  • With Orioles' Jonathan Schoop and others, Curacao becoming baseball hotbed

    SARASOTA, Fla. — The scene played out on a sun-soaked afternoon at Ed Smith Stadium last week with Orioles manager Buck Showalter watching intently and chuckling. Atlanta Braves budding superstar shortstop Andrelton Simmons was on second base,...
  • At Orioles FanFest, some fans, but not all, are hungry for free-agent signing

    At Orioles FanFest, some fans, but not all, are hungry for free-agent signing
    Orioles fans flocked to the Baltimore Convention Center on Saturday morning, a trail of orange and black surrounding the entire building almost an hour before the doors opened for the club's annual FanFest. Some came with hopes of good news to awaken...
  • Orioles pitching coach Rick Adair taking a leave of absence for personal reasons

    Orioles pitching coach Rick Adair taking a leave of absence for personal reasons
    With the baseball season heading into its final quarter, the Orioles likely will be making their pennant push without pitching coach Rick Adair, who was granted a leave of absence for personal reasons Friday and was replaced, at least temporarily, by...
  • Hanley Ramirez hopes to remain a Dodger

    addCustomPlayer('8cqmm3yooufw16fbocvnmn2rk', '', '', 600, 418, 'perf8cqmm3yooufw16fbocvnmn2rk', 'eplayer15'); Hanley Ramirez said that if the Dodgers approach him at any time about extending his contract, he would be open to talking. "Definitely,...
  • Michael Wacha, Will Middlebrooks and the Texarkana World Series

    BOSTON – The Dominican Republic might well be the most baseball-mad nation on Earth, the reigning champion of the World Baseball Classic. About 10 million people live there. Texarkana, Texas, is a town of 37,000, tucked into the extreme...