| Dec 27, 2013
| 7:39 PM
As Masahiro Tanaka awaits a nine-figure contract with a major league club, the commissioner’s office is expected to review the winning bid to ensure his Japanese club does not get more than the $20 million promised under a new agreement between...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 3:21 PM
Major League Baseball is so concerned over possible circumvention of the new posting agreement that it has asked Masahiro Tanaka's Japanese club to provide written assurances it has no side deal with the ace pitcher.
The letter, sent by MLB to the...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 1:31 PM
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Alas, there is none to offer. But, come on, does this not look like the...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 9:12 PM
The Angels, as expected, did not extend a one-year, $14.1-million qualifying offer to pitcher Jason Vargas by Monday’s deadline, so they will not receive draft-pick compensation if the free-agent left-hander signs elsewhere.
| Oct 21, 2013
| 2:38 PM
Tim Bogar, who managed the Angels’ double-A Arkansas team to the Texas League championship series this past season, left the organization on Monday to become the bench coach on Texas Rangers Manager Ron Washington’s staff.
Bogar, a former...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 4:03 PM
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS
Season record: 97-65, National League Central champions.
How they got here: Beat Pittsburgh Pirates in five games in division series; beat Dodgers in six games in Championship Series.
Last World Series: Beat Texas Rangers in...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 10:10 PM
Jim Leyland announced Monday he is stepping down as manager of the Detroit Tigers after eight seasons that included three division titles and two trips to the World Series.
Leyland announced his departure two days after the Tigers were eliminated from...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 6:36 PM
ORLANDO, Fla. — When the general managers' meetings started Monday, the Dodgers and Angels still didn't know if or when one of their primary targets, Japanese right-hander Masahiro Tanaka, would be available this off-season.
Some clarity on the...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 3:36 PM
Max Scherzer, the only 20-game winner in the major leagues this season, was announced Wednesday as the winner of the American League Cy Young Award.
Scherzer went 21-3 with a 2.90 earned-run average for the AL Central champion Detroit Tigers. He...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 6:34 PM
ORLANDO, Fla. — Masahiro Tanaka's anticipated move to the United States could be in danger, as the Japanese right-hander appears to be caught in the middle of an escalating game of chicken between baseball officials on opposite sides of the world....
| Nov 19, 2013
| 11:12 AM
The Angels, in need of organizational catching depth, have signed Luis Martinez, 28, to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Martinez spent the 2013 season with Baltimore’s triple-A team at Norfolk, Va., and its double-...