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  • Cubs manager isn't pushing for Javier Baez

    Cubs manager isn't pushing for Javier Baez
    PHOENIX — Cubs manager Rick Renteria tempered speculation that a major league promotion for shortstop Javier Baez is imminent in the wake of his start at second base Thursday for Triple-A Iowa. "The move is to allow him to get over there,"...
  • Cubs manager comfortable with 8-man bullpen

    PITTSBURGH — In another sign that the Cubs are protecting their young arms, manager Rick Renteria said Thursday there are no current plans to trim the eight-man bullpen they have carried since April 24. "It gives us an opportunity to make sure...
  • Angels trade Andrew Romine to Tigers for pitcher Jose Alvarez

    TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Detroit Tigers needed help at shortstop, and the Angels took advantage of that need to fortify their pitching depth. The Angels acquired left-hander Jose Alvarez from the Tigers on Friday for shortstop Andrew Romine. Angels General...
  • Spring training: Angels 7, Royals 3

    Spring training: Angels 7, Royals 3
    ANGELS 7, ROYALS 3 AT THE PLATE: Mike Trout had two hits, raising his Cactus League batting average to .409. Raul Ibanez went hitless in three at-bats, lowering his average to .194. Kole Calhoun and Chris Iannetta each hit home runs. ON THE MOUND: C....
  • Carlos Pena among 3 released by Angels as his 'hunch' fails to pay off

    TEMPE, Ariz. — Veteran first baseman Carlos Pena followed his heart to Anaheim, signing a minor league deal with the Angels even though his position was firmly occupied by Albert Pujols, who is in the third year of a 10-year, $240-million deal....
  • Control of his fastball gives Angels' Garrett Richards more weapons

    TEMPE, Ariz. — With a fastball he can dial up to 97 mph, a big overhand curve and a sharp-breaking slider, Garrett Richards has the kind of electric stuff to average at least one strikeout an inning. But the less the 25-year-old right-hander tries...
  • Despite word that he has made team, Orioles' Steve Clevenger still cautious

    Despite word that he has made team, Orioles' Steve Clevenger still cautious
    SARASOTA, Fla. -- Even though Steve Clevenger was told by Orioles manager Buck Showalter on Monday that he has won the team’s backup catcher position to open the season, the Mount St. Joseph graduate knows that something could still happen to affect...
  • Yorvis Torrealba cuenta detalles de secuestro

    Yorvis Torrealba cuenta detalles de secuestro
    El jugador de béisbol de secundaria, Yorvis Torrealba, conoce de cerca el valor de la libertad. Hace cinco años, Yorvis, hijo de un jugador de las grandes ligas de béisbol, fue secuestrado en su tierra natal, Venezuela, y mantenido como rehén a cambio...
  • Venezuelans on Angels and Dodgers worry about homeland

    PHOENIX — Like many athletes, JC Boscan has a routine he follows each day. "When I wake up," the Dodgers catching prospect said, "the first thing I do is check my cell phone." The habit is all about family. While Boscan is in Arizona battling...
  • Angels in spring camp

    Angels pitchers and catchers report Thursday to Tempe, Ariz., to begin spring training. The team’s projected lineup and camp participants: STARTERS (projected batting order): Kole Calhoun, RF; Mike Trout, CF; Albert Pujols, 1B; Josh Hamilton,...
  • Angels sign veteran catcher Yorvit Torrealba to minor league deal

    Angels sign veteran catcher Yorvit Torrealba to minor league deal
    The Angels have agreed to terms on a minor league deal with catcher Yorvit Torrealba, a 13-year veteran who spent the 2013 season as a backup with the Colorado Rockies. The deal includes an invitation to spring training. Torrealba, 35, has a career .256...