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  • To reach major leagues, Cubans face short distance but long process

    To reach major leagues, Cubans face short distance but long process
    addCustomPlayer('8cqmm3yooufw16fbocvnmn2rk', '', '', 600, 418, 'perf8cqmm3yooufw16fbocvnmn2rk', 'eplayer15'); The shortest route between Cuba and the United States is just 90 miles, but it can be a complicated journey for a baseball player. Because...
  • Spring training: AL East preview

    Go ahead, pick an American League East champion. Lots of people are in love with the Blue Jays, who won the offseason. They probably will be the consensus pick when teams leave Florida. But you wouldn't be nuts to pick the Yankees, Rays or Orioles. You'...
  • Saturday's spring training recaps from the Grapefruit and Cactus leagues

    GRAPEFRUIT LEAGUE Mets 5, Nationals 3: Stephen Strasburg surrendered three hits over two innings - including a single and home run to the first two batters he faced - in his first action since Sept. 7. David Wright was hitless in three at-bats for New...
  • Looking at the defenses of the AL East teams

    Looking at the defenses of the AL East teams
    Luckily, they don’t trot out the old “defense wins championship” cliché as much in baseball circles – but there’s no denying there have been teams who improve their ‘D’ and then find increased success. So, as we...
  • Brian Matusz surrenders back-to-back home runs in Orioles' 4-1 loss to Rays

    Brian Matusz surrenders back-to-back home runs in Orioles' 4-1 loss to Rays
    Shortstop Yunel Escobar and second baseman Ryan Roberts hit back-to-back home runs off Orioles left-hander Brian Matusz in the fourth inning on Saturday as the Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Orioles, 4-1, at Charlotte Sports Park. Those were the only hits...
  • Nick Markakis starting return, confident he will get necessary at-bats

    Nick Markakis starting return, confident he will get necessary at-bats
    Having been cleared to resume baseball activities Thursday, Orioles outfielder Nick Markakis said he's confident he will have enough time -- and at-bats -- to be ready for the regular season. Markakis hasn’t played since March 1, when he was...
  • Rays get best of Jason Vargas in 7-1 win over Angels

    Jason Vargas threw seven shutout innings last Thursday in Tampa Bay, allowing two hits, striking out seven and walking three in an Angels victory, but his encore performance against the Rays five days later did not go as well. The left-hander was rocked...
  • O's 5-1 loss to Rays sounds alarm on wild-card hopes

    O's 5-1 loss to Rays sounds alarm on wild-card hopes
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – It was perhaps an unfair test, especially with outstanding right-hander Alex Cobb on the mound for the Tampa Bay Rays, but the bleary-eyed, sleep-deprived Orioles had a chance Saturday afternoon to make a statement in a once-...
  • Shhh. Angels' Mike Trout is L.A. star to watch

    Shhh. Angels' Mike Trout is L.A. star to watch
    Mike Trout takes a vicious swing at a 91-mph fastball and an earsplitting crack echoes through the Tampa Bay Rays' domed stadium. The drive screams off his bat at 112 mph and travels 458 feet, the longest home run this season at Tropicana Field. Six...
  • Orioles and Rays Opening Day lineups

    Orioles and Rays Opening Day lineups
    Orioles lineup for Tuesday: Nick Markakis RF, Manny Machado 3B, Adam Jones CF, Matt Wieters C, Chris Davis 1B, J.J. Hardy SS, Nolan Reimold LF, Steve Pearce DH, Brian Roberts 2B. Jason Hammel, P. Rays lineup: Desmond Jennings CF, Sam Fuld RF, Ben...
  • Chris Davis' tear continues in Orioles' 6-3 win over the Rays

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – When it came to stopping Orioles first baseman Chris Davis in this week’s season-opening series, the Tampa Bay Rays had few victories. One of those came in Davis’ final at-bat of Thursday’s 6-3 Orioles...