| Mar 31, 2014
| 7:57 AM
Barry Bonds, long reviled by many in Pittsburgh after leaving the Pirates after the 1992 season to sign a free-agent deal with the San Francisco Giants, will get a chance to make amends Monday.
Bonds, now a special instructor with the Giants, will...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 11:00 PM
SAN DIEGO — For seven innings, it was a game that glittered with the Dodgers' brightest hopes.
Then, in what felt like seven minutes, it was a game that swallowed them up in their worst fears.
What began as a nice first chapter highlighted by...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Team outlooks are listed in predicted order of finish. Lineups and rotations are projections.
1 l Washington
2013 l 86-76, second place
Last year in playoffs l 2012
They are supposed to blossom after years of suffering, top draft...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 7:16 PM
For more than two decades, the West Coast has played the part of Major League Baseball’s strange uncle. You know, the one who is invited to the family reunion but hardly ever gets to sit at the head table.
In the last 22 seasons, only three...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 8:26 PM
Mike Trout could have rejected the Angels' overtures this winter, signed a series of one-year deals through arbitration, become a free agent at age 26 and inked the largest contract in baseball history in 2017.
Then the star center fielder saw the...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 11:42 AM
Mike Schmidt, perhaps the greatest third baseman in baseball history and a harsh critic of players using performance-enhancing drugs, sat down with reporters Saturday to discuss his recovery from skin cancer.
"I'm a very lucky man," said the former...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 4:34 PM
TEMPE, Ariz. — Ask Raul Ibanez why he's still able to play major league baseball effectively at an age when so many peers are retired or into coaching, and the Angels' new designated hitter responds with a question:
"I have a 22-year...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 4:45 PM
The Los Angeles Times was named one of the top-10 daily Sports sections among large-circulation papers and received five top-10 writing awards in the annual section and writing contest conducted by the Associated Press Sports Editors, which concluded...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 4:43 PM
TEMPE, Ariz. — Tyler Skaggs has the repertoire — a 94-mph fastball, tight curve and changeup — to pitch in the big leagues but has had only a taste of the game at the highest level, going 3-6 with a 5.43 earned run average in 13 starts...
| Mar 7, 2014
In the summer of 1974, Dodger pitcher Tommy John heard his arm snap like a guitar string after delivering a pitch. The torn ligament was the type of injury that commonly ended athletic careers, but John, then a 31-year-old star, pushed team doctors "to...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 5:11 PM
They love you, they hate you, they can’t get enough of you.
Baseball fans? Yeah, sure, but now we’re talking actual baseball players.
ESPN has released the results of a survey of 143 major leaguers and there were Dodgers all over it. The...