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  • Dodgers sign Cuban defector Erisbel Arruebarrena

    PHOENIX¬†— Told the Dodgers signed free-agent shortstop Erisbel Arruebarrena to a five-year, $25-million contract, Yasiel Puig was flooded with memories of his childhood in Cuba. Puig and Arruebarrena met as 9-year-olds in Cienfuegos. They played...
  • 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' 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...
  • Orioles sign RHP Alfredo Aceves to minor league deal

    Orioles sign RHP Alfredo Aceves to minor league deal
    SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Orioles have signed right-handed pitcher Alfredo Aceves to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training, according to an industry source. The 31-year-old Aceves split last season between the Boston Red Sox and Triple-A...
  • Buck Showalter talks about the Orioles' recent additions with previous issues

    Buck Showalter talks about the Orioles' recent additions with previous issues
    SARASOTA, Fla. – This week, the Orioles signed a pair of players who have been involved in different controversies in the past -- outfielder Delmon Young and right-hander Alfredo Aceves -- to minor league deals. But Orioles manager Buck...
  • 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...
  • MLB players appoint Tony Clark leader, discuss tougher PED penalties

    The Major League Baseball Players Assn. selected its new leader Tuesday, then braced for a debate about whether to embrace tougher penalties for players in violation of baseball's drug policy. As expected, the MLBPA executive board picked Tony Clark...
  • Angels' Gary DiSarcina wants to be baseball's best third-base coach

    Angels' Gary DiSarcina wants to be baseball's best third-base coach
    Gary DiSarcina, named the Angels’ third-base coach on Tuesday, recently interviewed for the Seattle Mariners’ manager job, and Angels Manager Mike Scioscia said “there’s no doubt in my mind Gary will manage in the big leagues.&...
  • Marco Estrada, Brandon McCarthy lead locals at pro level

    Marco Estrada, Brandon McCarthy lead locals at pro level
    Whether it was at the major or minor league level, plenty of former area baseball players competed on professional diamonds not only across the United States, but in Canada and Mexico. There were a number of story lines along the way, as the 2013...
  • Want to be Miami Marlins manager? Helps to have a Yankees background

    Brad Ausmus has one thing going for him in this Marlins managerial search that no one seems to be talking about. His Yankees background. Of the six managers Jeffrey Loria has hired since becoming a big-league owner in the fall of 1999, four have...
  • Mike Berardino: Signing Greenberg is outstanding gesture by Marlins

    Mike Berardino: Signing Greenberg is outstanding gesture by Marlins
    Outstanding gesture by the Miami Marlins to sign former Chicago Cubs prospect Adam Greenberg to a one-day deal next Tuesday. And good timing, too, considering the constant soap opera swirling around the Marlins these days. Greenberg, 31, was hit in...