| Mar 7, 2012
| 6:27 PM
PEORIA, Ariz. — The wind howled when Yu Darvish walked from the third-base dugout to the pitcher's mound, blowing almost directly to the center-field wall.
He had picked a hitter's day to make his spring training debut, or so it seemed to almost...
| Mar 11, 2012
| 8:28 PM
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — A.J. Pierzynski prides himself on not striking out.
It happened only 23 times last year, which is why the White Sox see their catcher as someone who can hit second in a batting order. Yet there was Pierzynski on Sunday...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 7:58 AM
Former Orioles pitcher Jeremy Guthrie suffered from chronic non-support when he was in Baltmore and led the major leagues in losses two of the past three seasons, but Jeremy showed again on Wednesday night at Coors Field why he sometimes was his own...
| Feb 12, 2012
| 3:47 PM
No. 6 Tigers: 25th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Diamondbacks.
This not just in: Justin Verlander is a stud.
He makes an in-his-prime Richard Gere look like Don Knotts. If he was a guitarist, Eric Clapton would never go on stage...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 7:12 PM
So many questions await Buster Posey this spring. They hover in the air like a series of foul pops, subject to the whims of wind and spin.
Will his repaired left ankle respond when he hops out of his crouch to throw? How will it feel when he wakes up the...
| Jul 8, 2012
| 4:55 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A day before he takes part in the home run derby as part of the All-Star festivities in Kansas City, Andrew McCutchen put on a show for the home fans.
McCutchen hit two home runs, Neil Walker homered among his five hits and the...
| Dec 9, 2012
| 12:19 PM
The White Sox have added a few players in the last week to play key bench roles. They re-signed Dewayne Wise to be the fourth outfielder, Steve Tolleson to play a infield/outfield utility position, and added a left-hand hitting minor league hitting...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 8:12 PM
Stephen Strasburg might be pushing closer to that management-imposed innings limit — whatever the number might be in the mind of the brass.
Washington’s ace brushed off questions on the topic, and so did manager Davey Johnson. There are...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 5:41 PM
What’s black and orange and green and gold and worn all over?
San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics gear, of course.
With playoff mania hitting Northern California, you can get all of the wacky merchandise you want…if you’re a...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 8:17 PM
CINCINNATI — Hensley Meulens must be a very happy man.
Throughout Game 3 of the National League Division Series, the Giants hitting coach was one timely hit away from the flight of shame home to San Francisco. Buster Posey and his teammates were...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 6:42 PM
CINCINNATI — When Joey Votto comes to the plate at Great American Ball Park, the Rolling Stones' "Paint it Black'' plays over the ballpark's speakers. It's a tough song for a tough town, and the Reds' fans love it.
Only one thing could make it...