| Jul 18, 2014
| 7:40 PM
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,"...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 5:41 PM
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...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 12:51 PM
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...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 6:59 PM
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....
| Mar 23, 2014
| 11:39 AM
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....
| Mar 23, 2014
| 6:20 PM
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...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 11:34 AM
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...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 4:55 PM
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...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 5:37 PM
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...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 9:55 PM
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,...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 6:30 PM
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...