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Story lines aplenty as MLB regular season draws near

Even before Max Scherzer, Bryce Harper and the rest of the ramped-up Washington Nationals hit the field for their first full-squad workout at spring training, they got the message. There it was, printed across the top of a practice schedule posted in the clubhouse at Space Coast Stadium. Simple and ...

Mar 24, 2015

Baseball scribe Peters dies at 75

Nick Peters, a former Spink Award winner who covered the San Francisco Giants for 47 years and loved to mentor young writers, has died. He was 75. Both the Giants and Peters’ former employer, the Sacramento Bee, announced that he died Monday at his ...

Mar 23, 2015

Darvish vows to return even better

Three-time American League All-Star Yu Darvish said Sunday that he has begun the first phase of rehabilitation from Tommy John surgery on his right elbow and is planning to come back better than ever. “My desire is to come back a better pitcher than ...

Mar 21, 2015

Dodgers' Kershaw takes liner to face

Clayton Kershaw broke a tooth when he was hit in the face by a line drive in the third, then he finished a sharp five-inning outing for the Los Angeles Dodgers in a 3-2 loss to the Oakland Athletics in a game between split ...

Mar 20, 2015

Disney plans film on Mo'ne Davis

Little League pitching sensation Mo’ne Davis will be the subject of a Disney Channel movie. The network says development is underway on the biographical film, titled “Throw Like Mo.” It will tell the story of the 13-year-old who last summer made history as the ...

Mar 19, 2015

Clemens defamation suit settled

A long-running defamation lawsuit against former Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens by his ex-trainer has been settled for an undisclosed amount of money to be paid by his insurer, attorneys said Wednesday after meeting with a federal judge. The ...

Mar 19, 2015

Tanaka sharp in second spring start

Masahiro Tanaka pitched 3⅔ shutout innings and the New York Yankees beat the Atlanta Braves 12-5 Wednesday. Tanaka gave up two hits and struck out three without a walk in his second spring start, both against Atlanta. He threw two perfect innings last week. ...

Mar 18, 2015

Darvish undergoes elbow surgery

Yu Darvish had his season-ending elbow surgery Tuesday, when the torn ligament from the Texas Rangers ace’s right arm was replaced with a tendon from his forearm. The Rangers said Dr. James Andrews reported the elbow ligament-replacement surgery went as expected, with no complications. ...

Mar 18, 2015

Iwakuma sharp in preseason outing

Hisashi Iwakuma threw four scoreless innings and the Seattle Mariners and Chicago White Sox played to a 5-5 tie Tuesday. Iwakuma, the Mariners’ No. 2 starter, allowed five hits while striking out two. “I’m not 100 percent there yet, but I feel like I’m ...

Mar 17, 2015

Mets' Wheeler tears elbow ligament

Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler has a torn elbow ligament, a blow to a team hoping to compete for the playoffs following Matt Harvey’s return from Tommy John surgery. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Wheeler has a complete tear, all but guaranteeing the 24-year-old ...

Rose submits application for reinstatement to MLB

Mar 17, 2015

Rose submits application for reinstatement to MLB

Pete Rose has submitted a new request to be reinstated to baseball. Rose agreed to the lifetime ban in August 1989 following an investigation for Major League Baseball by outside lawyer John Dowd that concluded the career hits leader bet on the Reds to ...

Rangers ace Darvish to have season-ending surgery Tuesday

Mar 14, 2015

Rangers ace Darvish to have season-ending surgery Tuesday

Yu Darvish said he didn’t need any more opinions once the first doctor recommended season-ending surgery on the ailing right elbow of the Texas Rangers ace. The Japanese right-hander waited for two more reports anyway before the announcement that Dr. James Andrews will perform ...

Tanaka makes strong start in spring debut against Braves

Mar 13, 2015

Tanaka makes strong start in spring debut against Braves

New York ace Masahiro Tanaka sparkled in his spring training debut, a Yankees’ 3-2 win over Atlanta on Thursday night in which Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez was ejected after one pitch by his starter. Tanaka was perfect in two quick innings, striking out two. ...