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World Baseball Classic

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  • Report: Deal with Cuban star Tomas may be imminent

    Yasmany Tomas, a highly touted Cuban baseball player, is scheduled to fly to the United States on Friday to meet with his agent, Jay Alou, VICE Sports reported Thursday. According to the report, a deal with a major-league team could be imminent and...
  • Mike Piazza reconnects with Italy at the World Cup

    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

    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

    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...
  • Oakland Athletics take first game of series with Angels, 5-3

    Oakland Athletics take first game of series with Angels, 5-3
    KEY MOMENT: Angels reliever Jason Grilli came into a tie game in the sixth inning and five batters later Oakland had a two-run lead on an infield single, Sam Fuld's triple to right-center and Andy Parrino's scoring fly ball. The Angels didn't quit,...
  • 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

    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,...
  • Dodgers sign Cuban defector Erisbel Arruebarrena

    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...
  • 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...
  • Michael Wacha, Will Middlebrooks and the Texarkana World Series

    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...
  • Brian Matusz will start in Orioles' bullpen, but he's still an option to start

    SARASOTA, Fla. — Even though left-hander Brian Matusz will open the season pitching out of the Orioles' bullpen, where he flourished in the final five weeks of the season, manager Buck Showalter said he still sees Matusz as an option to start....