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  • Jim Leyritz lands job with Angels-owned station despite troubled past

    Jim Leyritz lands job with Angels-owned station despite troubled past
    Angels-owned radio station KLAA (AM 830) has hired troubled ex-major leaguer Jim Leyritz to co-host a new sports talk show, a peculiar move for a club that lost promising young pitcher Nick Adenhart to a drunk-driving accident in 2009. Leyritz, a two-...
  • Rangers bolster powerful lineup with outfielder Shin-Soo Choo

    Rangers bolster powerful lineup with outfielder Shin-Soo Choo
    The Texas Rangers acquired the missing piece to their powerful offense Saturday by adding former Cincinnati Reds outfielder Shin-Soo Choo, who reportedly agreed to a seven-year, $130-million contract. After trading second baseman Ian Kinsler, their...
  • Angels have sights set on Matt Garza and Raul Ibanez

    Angels have sights set on Matt Garza and Raul Ibanez
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The Angels would be pleased to sign Matt Garza and Raul Ibanez and call it a winter. Garza would join Jered Weaver and C.J. Wilson atop the starting rotation, followed by youngsters Garrett Richards and Tyler Skaggs....
  • Jamie Donaldson holds three-stroke lead in Nedbank Challenge

    Jamie Donaldson holds three-stroke lead in Nedbank Challenge
    Jamie Donaldson kept his three-shot lead through the third round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge at Sun City, South Africa. The Welshman had six birdies and a bogey in a five-under 67 to stay ahead of American Ryan Moore and Denmark's Thomas Bjorn....
  • Others spend big on free agents, but A's do well with limited budget

    Others spend big on free agents, but A's do well with limited budget
      At the end of perhaps the most frenzied December shopping day in baseball history, the New York Yankees did two things they do very well: steal the headlines and spend a lot of money. The Miami Marlins jumped back into the free-agent waters. The...
  • Jhonny Peralta's signing by Cardinals touches a nerve

    Jhonny Peralta's signing by Cardinals touches a nerve
    The first major free-agent signing of the off-season, the St. Louis Cardinals' acquisition of shortstop Jhonny Peralta, has exposed still-open wounds in Major League Baseball on the topic of performance-enhancing drugs. Peralta was among 12 players...
  • Dodgers are close to signing Dan Haren

    Dodgers are close to signing Dan Haren
    The Dodgers are close to signing former All-Star Dan Haren, who could add depth to the battered back end of their rotation. Haren agreed to a one-year, $10-million contract that includes a vesting option for 2015, according to people familiar with the...
  • Angels' Mike Trout second to Miguel Cabrera in AL MVP race, again

    Angels' Mike Trout second to Miguel Cabrera in AL MVP race, again
    Mike Trout might be the best player in baseball. He might even win a most valuable player one of these years. This was not the year, again. For the second consecutive season, Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera beat the Angels outfielder for the...
  • Dodgers lose Nick Punto to A's

    Dodgers lose Nick Punto to A's
    No more Shredder, no more head-first dives into first base, no more carpool buddies? Sad but true, the Dodgers on Wednesday unexpectedly lost their first free agent of the off-season when the Oakland A’s announced they had signed versatile...
  • Cleveland Indians' Terry Francona is AL manager of year

    Cleveland Indians' Terry Francona is AL manager of year
    Terry Francona, who led the Cleveland Indians to their first playoff berth in six years, was honored Tuesday as American League manager of the year. Francona had never received a first-place vote in previous years, even when he led the Boston Red Sox to...
  • Yasiel Puig, rookie sensation? Definitely. Rookie of the year? Nope

    Yasiel Puig, rookie sensation? Definitely. Rookie of the year? Nope
    Yasiel Puig excited a city, electrified Dodger Stadium, spurred record merchandise sales and helped the Dodgers to within two victories of their first World Series in 25 years. He ignited a national debate about how to play baseball the right way. He even...