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Kang having trouble with visa

Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Kang Jung-ho, the first player to jump directly from South Korea into Major League Baseball, will not be with the team on opening day, the club confirmed Friday. Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said Kang’s visa application was ongoing and he would not be in the ...

/ Mar 18, 2017

Dave Roberts' father passes away

The father of Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts died on Friday at age 68. The team says Waymon Roberts passed away, but gave no further details. Born in Houston, the elder Roberts served in the Marine Corps and retired as a master gunnery ...

Tanaka, relievers no-hit Tigers at spring training

/ Mar 18, 2017

Tanaka, relievers no-hit Tigers at spring training

No runs once again off Masahiro Tanaka. No hits off him or the New York Yankees’ bullpen, either. Tanaka and two relievers combined on a spring training no-hitter against the Detroit Tigers in a 3-0 win Friday. New York manager Joe Girardi didn’t keep ...

/ Mar 8, 2017

Darvish feeling no pain in elbow

Texas Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish says he is no longer having strange feelings in his elbow when he starts throwing again in a new inning or game. Darvish returned to the Rangers’ rotation late last May after missing all of the 2015 season following ...

Ichiro makes spring training debut

/ Mar 6, 2017

Ichiro makes spring training debut

Now that he has Ichiro Suzuki back on the field, Miami manager Don Mattingly looks forward to resting him — at least once the regular season starts. The 43-year-old Ichiro made his Grapefruit League debut on Sunday, going 0-for-2 as the Marlins’ designated hitter ...

/ Mar 4, 2017

Red Sox say ace pitcher Price won't need surgery or injection

After David Price consulted two renowned orthopedic doctors, the Boston Red Sox said Friday the left-hander will not need surgery or an injection in his ailing left arm. Price traveled to Indianapolis on Thursday for consultation with Drs. James Andrews and Dr. Neal ElAttrache, ...

Tanaka impresses in spring debut

/ Mar 1, 2017

Tanaka impresses in spring debut

Masahiro Tanaka’s first pitch of spring training was a wild one, sailing all the way to the backstop. Then, the New York Yankees ace quickly settled in. Tanaka struck out two over two hitless innings during his initial exhibition start Tuesday in the Yankees’ ...

Ichiro suffers knee bruise after collision

/ Feb 22, 2017

Ichiro suffers knee bruise after collision

Miami Marlins outfielder Ichiro Suzuki suffered a bruised right knee after a minor outfield collision with a teammate during spring training on Tuesday. Ichiro, who last August became the 30th player in history to reach 3,000 career hits in the majors, collided with non-roster ...

Weaver signs with Padres after 11 years with Angels

/ Feb 19, 2017

Weaver signs with Padres after 11 years with Angels

Right-hander Jered Weaver has agreed to a $3 million, one-year deal with the San Diego Padres after 11 seasons with the Los Angeles Angels. Weaver and the Padres confirmed the long-anticipated deal Saturday, pending a physical. The 34-year-old Weaver had spent his entire career ...

Tanaka 'honored' to be Yankees' Opening Day starter

/ Feb 16, 2017

Tanaka 'honored' to be Yankees' Opening Day starter

New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka said Wednesday he was honored to have been selected to start for the team on Opening Day for the third year in a row. The Yankees announced the previous day that the 28-year-old Tanaka would start for the ...