Price tabbed as No. 5 starter, may relieve opening day

Baseball 03/26/19, 19:03

David Price is set to be the No. 5 starter in the Boston Red Sox rotation, but the left-hander isn't ruling out a relief appearance during the season's opening weekend.Price pitched four innings Tuesday in Boston's final exhibition game, a 16-7 loss to the Chicago Cubs, then said he's interested ...

Hendricks, Cubs agree to deal adding $55.5M from 2020 to ’23

Baseball 03/26/19, 13:31

Right-hander Kyle Hendricks and the Chicago Cubs agreed to a contract that adds $55.5 million from 2020 to 2023, guaranteeing he will receive $62,905,000 over the next five seasons.Hendricks agreed in January to a one-year deal for $7,405,000. He would have been eligible for arbitration next winter.His new deal adds ...

Cubs’ Hamels gets hole-in-one, home run

Baseball 03/25/19, 23:04

Chicago Cubs pitcher Cole Hamels had had fun few days of firsts. Over the weekend, he recorded his first hole-in-one on a golf course, and on Monday night, he hit a home run in his final spring training tuneup.Hamels has another first coming up when he faces the Texas Rangers ...

Red Sox wait on Pearce injury; Pedroia to play Tuesday

Baseball 03/25/19, 21:29

Steve Pearce's status for opening day with the Boston Red Sox remains uncertain because of a left calf injury.The 2018 World Series MVP left an exhibition game last weekend due to discomfort. Boston manager Alex Cora said Pearce has had plenty of at-bats in minor league games, so he's feeling ...

Cubs option Ian Happ to minors

Sports 03/23/19, 19:12

The Chicago Cubs have optioned versatile youngster Ian Happ to the minor leagues.Manager Joe Maddon announced the decision Saturday.The 24-year-old Happ appeared in 142 games with Chicago last season, hitting .233 with 15 homers and a .761 OPS while playing second base, third base and all three outfield spots. He ...

Cubs’ Baez has new magic tricks ready for this season

Baseball 03/18/19, 09:25

It does not take Javier Baez long to show off his magic tricks, even in a spring training game.The Chicago Cubs star singled in the first inning on Sunday against the Colorado Rockies and stole second, escaping a tag by shortstop Garrett Hampson with a deft swim move."I wasn't planning ...

MLB ’19: Graveman gets used to Cubs while rehabbing injury

Sports 03/06/19, 02:22

Kendall Graveman is surrounded by new faces while he travels a tedious road back to the majors.Graveman signed a one-year contract with the Chicago Cubs in December after his 2018 season with Oakland was cut short by reconstructive elbow surgery. It's a chance to use major league facilities to rehab ...

Managers, coaches adjust to get most out of millennials

Baseball 02/27/19, 02:12

In the aftermath of Chicago's collapse last season, Cubs manager Joe Maddon went looking for a deeper understanding of the players who dominate the major leagues these days.Maddon's search took him to "Managing Millennials for Dummies," and the book reinforced what he already felt about the people he worked with ...

Bobby Knoop retires from Angels after 53 years in baseball

Baseball 02/26/19, 19:18

Longtime Angels player and coach Bobby Knoop has announced his retirement after 53 years in baseball.Los Angeles shared the news in a release Tuesday.The 80-year-old Knoop was one of the Angels' first recognizable figures, earning the club's MVP award four times in its inaugural decade. The second baseman played for ...

Anderson, Davies hoping to return to form with Brewers

Baseball 02/23/19, 18:50

So far, all the talk about the Milwaukee Brewers adding a front-line starting pitcher has turned into absolutely nothing.If Chase Anderson and Zach Davies can return to form, they might not need one.Anderson, Davies and Jimmy Nelson were three of Milwaukee's top pitchers in 2017, but they were spectators for ...

Rizzo says Cubs have to play better after falling short

Baseball 02/22/19, 12:03

For Anthony Rizzo, spring training sure has a different feel this year.The three-time All-Star showed up cracking jokes and slinging one-liners as he set out to help the Chicago Cubs bounce back from a disappointing finish last season."It's the first day; I picked out my outfit last night," he said ...

Rain, rain, go away! 1st MLB spring training game washed out

Sports 02/21/19, 17:14

The spring training season started with a splash. Just not the kind fans hoped for.In the first major league exhibition game of the year, the Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics were rained out Thursday. The Mariners roughed up Jerry Blevins and led 5-0 in the middle of the second inning ...

A’s looking at Robbie Grossman as potential leadoff man

Sports 02/20/19, 15:34

The Oakland Athletics will take a look at Robbie Grossman as a potential leadoff man when they open spring play.The Athletics host the Seattle Mariners on Thursday as the teams get a head start on spring training games. Both teams will also open the regular season ahead of the rest ...

Hiker stuck in quicksand at Utah park feared he would die

U.S. 02/19/19, 17:34

A man who was stranded for hours in frigid weather with his leg sunk up to the knee in quicksand at a creek in Utah's Zion National Park said Tuesday that he feared he would lose his leg and might die because the quicksand's water was so cold. Ryan Osmun, 34, ...

Chatting on the bases is good-natured, a learning experience

Baseball 02/19/19, 16:53

While playing for Texas, Jurickson Profar always learned something from new teammate Khris Davis when the Oakland slugger stopped at Profar's second base spot.Majors home run leader Davis appreciates any chance he gets to talk baseball and life with Albert Pujols while spending a few moments on first alongside the ...

A’s Khris Davis would like to stay with A’s several years

Sports 02/17/19, 12:19

Major league home run leader Khris Davis would like a long-term deal from the Oakland Athletics that allows him to stay with the franchise for at least three more seasons.Davis says desire for a multiyear contract won't consume as he prepares to open the season in Japan next month against ...

Cubs’ Russell sorry for ‘pain’ he caused ex-wife, no details

Sports 02/15/19, 16:08

Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell says he's sorry for the "hurt and the pain" he caused his ex-wife but didn't detail what prompted a 40-game suspension under Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy.Russell met with the media Friday for the first time since being suspended last fall, a penalty that ...

Blevins says he has felt at home returning to the A’s

Baseball 02/14/19, 12:51

Jerry Blevins didn't know many of his new Oakland Athletics teammates yet the left-handed reliever said he has felt right at home returning to the team with which he broke into the big leagues back in 2007.The 35-year-old Blevins rejoined Oakland when he signed a minor league contract earlier this ...

Yu Darvish felt pressure after big contract with Cubs

Baseball 02/13/19, 18:29

Yu Darvish felt pressure after signing a $126 million, six-year contract with the Chicago Cubs."At the time I didn't say anything about that, but I was thinking I should do something for the Cubs. I should win 20 games," he said Wednesday. "This year I want to be myself. I ...

Nick Hundley agrees to minor league deal with A’s

Baseball 02/11/19, 17:01

The Oakland Athletics added depth at catcher on Monday, agreeing to a minor league contract with Nick Hundley.If added to the 40-man roster, the 35-year-old would get a one-year contract paying a $1.25 million salary while in the major leagues.He was catching during Oakland's opening training workout."He's a well-respected veteran ...

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