When Adrian Beltre first signed with the Dodgers as a teenager in 1994, improprieties resulted in a change with the way baseball dealt with players from Latin American countries. He has no hard feelings now, but Beltre's case was a historic one. More»
It seems possible -- maybe even likely -- that David Price is in his final few weeks as a member of the Tampa Bay Rays, though the team's recent hot streak may change that. Either way, Price doesn't want to talk about his future, preferring to focus on his dominating pitching. More»
There is a delicious irony that the same demeanor which clouded Miguel Herrera's playing career has now made Herrera, who leads Mexico into a knockout round matchup with the Netherlands on Sunday, a star of the 2014 World Cup. More»
Tony Gwynn's death at 54 is a crushing blow to the game of baseball and the city of San Diego, which he represented so well for so long. Despite being born in Los Angeles, Gwynn grew to be San Diego's greatest and most beloved sports icon. More»
One year ago, Yasiel Puig came up to the big leagues as a relative unknown. Since then, his tenure has been filled with controversy, arrests, fights, bat flips... and an obscene amount of production. Love him or hate him, the Dodger outfielder is one of the game's true superstars. More»
Just a couple of years ago, the Dodgers' Dee Gordon was beginning to see a once-promising career slip away. But after being humbled in the minors and the big leagues, the former top prospect is thriving at a new position -- and enjoying the game again. More»
Carlos Beltran has played for six different teams over parts of 17 seasons, so perhaps that's why he's never spoken of in the terms that befit his skills. But he has put together a career worthy of Hall of Fame consideration. More»
Baseball is a game of constant failure for hitters, and great players are often driven by the fear of too much of it. So after a disappointing 2013 debut with the Braves, is B.J. Upton too passive and too reluctant to face his struggles head-on? More»
The Cubs have very few recognizable names on their roster right now, and they desperately need one of those players to engineer a turnaround. While Starlin Castro is still only 24, there may be a lot riding on the shortstop's 2014 season. More»
For all the success the Orioles' Brian Matusz has had as a reliever, and as grateful as he is to be in the majors, he still misses his days as a starter -- when he'd spend an hour talking to a catcher about an opposing team's lineup. More»
While competitors scouted the usual suspects like Venezuela and the Dominican Republic, a pair of international scouts headed to Aruba -- and stumbled upon a future World Series champ. Meet the men who discovered Xander Bogaerts. More»
Ricky Romero of the Blue Jays was once one of the American League's rising young pitchers, but a pair of nightmare seasons have left him scrambling for answers. The more people ask him what went wrong, the more difficult it is to forget just how far he's fallen. More»
Jose Reyes spent most of the 2013 season on the disabled list while the Blue Jays faltered to a last-place finish. Now healed up and healthy, the suddenly 30-year-old veteran is eager to prove himself on the field and help his teammates find redemption. More»
In what will certainly be a year of transition for Masahiro Tanaka, the man next to him at each press conference might turn out be the most important person in his life. He's Shingo Horie, a 39-year-old translator, tasked with turning everything strange in Tanaka's life into something normal. More»
There are no insignificant moments or meaningless games this spring for new Red Sox outfielder Grady Sizemore. Each day, each game brings another step toward recovery for the 31-year-old former three-time All-Star. More»
David Ortiz jokes about feeling old, and in some ways he's a remnant of another era. One by one, his old Yankee foes are retiring. It seems Ortiz is the last guy at the party -- but he's having a great time, and he's not ready to leave. More»
Ubaldo Jimenez and Nelson Cruz are happy to be with the Baltimore Orioles, but neither enjoyed the process that took them there. As free agents who were tendered qualifying offers, the anchor of a draft pick limited their market and upended their offseason. More»
Derek Jeter may still be the most famous character on the Yankees, but he's no longer the most talented one. And while he plans on helping to tell other people's stories after retirement, there's still at least one final act left to tell in his baseball saga. More»
In his four seasons with the Yankees, nobody has really been sure what to make of Ivan Nova. But as the young pitcher starts to find more consistency -- along with better stuff -- he's slowly emerging as a reliable force in New York's rotation. More»
In an 89-year life Jerry Coleman was a hero of two wars, Joe DiMaggio's teammate, Mickey Mantle's roommate, a four-time World Series champion, a Major League manager, and a broadcaster for almost 42 years -- the Padres' most beloved icon. More»
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