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Story lines aplenty as MLB regular season draws near

Mar 27, 2015

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 ...

Tanaka set to start on opening day for Yanks

Mar 25, 2015

Tanaka set to start on opening day for Yanks

Masahiro Tanaka is lined up to start the Yankees’ opener against Toronto on April 6, which would end CC Sabathia’s streak of six straight opening-day starts for New York. “Absolutely, it will be a great honor to be able to pitch opening day,” Tanaka ...

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 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. ...

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. ...

Mar 12, 2015

Matsui embraces new challenge

Hideki Matsui said he was looking forward to the challenge of helping develop young players with the New York Yankees after being formally introduced on Wednesday in his new role as a special adviser to Yankees general manager Brian Cashman. Matsuis new job will ...

Darvish to solicit third opinion about elbow

Mar 12, 2015

Darvish to solicit third opinion about elbow

Yu Darvish and the Texas Rangers are waiting for a third opinion that they expect will confirm the ace pitcher needs season-ending elbow ligament-replacement surgery. General manager Jon Daniels said Wednesday that Dr. David Altchek, the New York Mets’ medical director and an expert ...

Mar 11, 2015

Matsui named as Yankees advisor

Former New York Yankees outfielder Hideki Matsui has been hired as a special advisor to team general manager Brian Cashman, the American League club announced on Tuesday. The Japanese slugger, a fan favorite at Yankee Stadium, was named 2009 World Series MVP after batting ...

Mar 10, 2015

Darvish near decision on surgery

Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish has gone to New York for medical advice and a decision on whether he will undergo tendon replacement surgery will be revealed Wednesday. Thad Levine, assistant general manager for the Rangers, said Monday that the Major League Baseball club ...