| Sep 17, 2013
| 4:50 PM
Toronto Blue Jays slugger Edwin Encarnacion needs surgery on his left wrist and will sit out the remainder of the season.
All-Star left-hander Brett Cecil is also being shut down by the Blue Jays for the final 13 games because of a sore elbow....
| Aug 6, 2013
| 5:17 AM
Jose Iglesias and a fresh band of Texas Rangers now have All-Star spikes to fill.
The playoff races took a twist Monday when Detroit shortstop Jhonny Peralta and Texas outfielder Nelson Cruz were suspended 50 games by Major League Baseball in the...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 4:13 PM
ARLINGTON, Texas — Chris Davis has admitted that coming to Baltimore — and leaving a Texas Rangers team which he grew up loving and struggled to live up to expectations with — was an important part in his development into one of the best...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 8:59 PM
Terry Francona was run out of Philadelphia before he became an overnight success in Boston. Bobby Cox, who soon will be on his way to the Hall of Fame as a manager, ran up a 262-323 record in his first stint as Braves manager.
Clint Hurdle, the...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 1:42 PM
Can a backup catcher be an All-Star?
Absolutely, if Evan Gattis is the backup catcher in question. The Braves rookie lost his spot in the lineup when Brian McCann was activated from the disabled list, but he just keeps bashing the ball, most recently as...
| Jun 11, 2013
Last week's ranking in parentheses.
1. Cardinals (1): Only the Rockies can match their lineup. Nobody can match their balance, with Adam Wainwright right back where he was in 2009-10 as a Cy Young candidate.
2. Braves (4): Julio Teheran and Kris...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 4:24 PM
Major League Baseball finds itself with a real dilemma in the Biogenesis scandal. It's not whether to suspend the 20-plus players who are implicated; it's when to drop the hammer and take the artificially enhanced players off the field.
| Apr 13, 2013
| 1:34 PM
Down 2-0 to the Rays in the eighth inning Wednesday, the Rangers got runners to second and third with one out. Right-hander Joel Peralta was on the mound, and the Rangers had switch-hitter Lance Berkman and the left-handed-hitting A.J. Pierzynski on the...
| Feb 26, 2013
SURPRISE, Ariz. — It takes one to know one.
A.J. Pierzynski has found a good match in new boss Nolan Ryan. The Hall of Famer who is president and part-owner of the Rangers loves that his new catcher is an instigator who doesn't mind aggravating...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 8:20 PM
Thursday wasn't anything like a deja vu moment for Tripp Keister.
It was the real thing.
Keister knew he had entered Municipal Stadium before. It was because he had.
That was in 1993 when he was playing for the Capital City Bombers against the...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 9:55 AM
Talking baseball while wondering how Tom Thibodeau is going to survive until Derrick Rose returns:
1. To say that Marvin Miller was as tough as nails is to compliment the strength of nails. Miller has passed away at the age of 95, and somewhere there...