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A-Rod offers handwritten apology

Feb 18, 2015

A-Rod offers handwritten apology

It appears the only place Alex Rodriguez might detail his drug use is on a witness stand. The ever controversial New York Yankees star decided against holding a news conference ahead of his return to the team following a one-year absence. He issued a ...

Feb 17, 2015

Uehara plagued by back pain: report

Boston Red Sox closer Koji Uehara was experiencing lower back pain last August, the Boston Herald reported Monday on its website. Uehara, who turns 40 on April 3, would not go into detail but said his problems at the end of last season, when ...

Giambi announces retirement with gratitude to many

Feb 17, 2015

Giambi announces retirement with gratitude to many

Jason Giambi is retiring after 20 seasons in the majors. The 2000 AL MVP announced his decision Monday in a statement that was first sent to the New York Daily News. He ends his career as one of 20 players in history with at ...

A-Rod apologizes to Yankees

Feb 11, 2015

A-Rod apologizes to Yankees

Alex Rodriguez met with top New York Yankees’ officials on Tuesday and apologized to the team as he prepares to report to spring training following his season-long suspension for violations of baseball’s drug agreement and labor contract. A joint statement from the Yankees and ...

Feb 9, 2015

Cuban team wins Caribbean Series

Yokohama BayStars infielder Yulieski Gurriel iced a 3-2 win by Cuba’s Pinar del Rio over Mexico’s Tomateros de Culiacan in Sunday’s Caribbean Series final with an eighth-inning home run. Yomiuri Giants outfielder Frederich Cepeda was named MVP of the Series, which also includes teams ...

Rodriguez hoping for spring meeting

Feb 7, 2015

Rodriguez hoping for spring meeting

Alex Rodriguez plans to meet with New York Yankees’ officials before spring training. Having served a one-season suspension for violations of baseball’s drug agreement and labor contract, Rodriguez is due to start workouts at the team’s spring training complex on Feb. 26. His relationship ...

Hamilton sidelined after shoulder surgery

Feb 5, 2015

Hamilton sidelined after shoulder surgery

Los Angeles Angels slugger Josh Hamilton could be out for two months after surgery on his right shoulder, putting in doubt his availability for opening day. The Angels said Hamilton had the operation Wednesday to repair his AC joint. Hamilton’s shoulder has been bothering ...

Cuban players draw huge interest

Feb 4, 2015

Cuban players draw huge interest

Major league scouts leaned forward as they steadied their radar guns and trained their video cameras on Cuban players who prepared to bat and pitch during Tuesday’s Caribbean Series in Puerto Rico. It is the first time that top Cuban players are competing in ...

Marlins glad to add Ichiro

Jan 29, 2015

Marlins glad to add Ichiro

by Jason Coskrey

Ichiro Suzuki sipped green tea, elicited a few laughs and turned the tables on a media member with three questions of his own during his introductory news conference with the Miami Marlins. It was clear from the start that Ichiro can still own a ...

Jan 28, 2015

Ichiro inks deal with Marlins

Ichiro Suzuki has passed his physical and finalized a $2 million, one-year deal with the Miami Marlins. The Marlins made the announcement Tuesday night. Ichiro signed the deal in his native Japan. A news conference will be held for him Thursday, with five Marlins ...

Yankees may not pay HR bonus to Rodriguez

Jan 27, 2015

Yankees may not pay HR bonus to Rodriguez

The New York Yankees are considering not making a $6 million payment to Alex Rodriguez if he hits six home runs and ties Willie Mays at 660 for fourth place on the career list. Rodriguez signed a $275 million, 10-year contract with the team ...

Ichiro, Marlins agree to terms

Jan 24, 2015

Ichiro, Marlins agree to terms

Ichiro Suzuki has decided to play for the Miami Marlins. Ichiro and the team have agreed to a $2 million, one-year contract, pending a physical, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday ...