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Jan 8, 2015

Ex-Pirates infielder Sanchez joins Eagles

Former Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Gaby Sanchez will join the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles for the 2015 season. Sanchez was not offered a contract by the Pirates and has agreed to a one-year contract with the Eagles, the team announced Thursday on its website. The ...

Hall of Fame announces 2015 class

Jan 7, 2015

Hall of Fame announces 2015 class

Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz dominated in an era of offense, each in their own way. The 208-cm Big Unit became the tallest of the 215 players elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame and the 180-cm Martinez the shortest pitcher picked for ...

Steroids Era greats denied Hall pass

Jan 7, 2015

Steroids Era greats denied Hall pass

Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire’s chances to enter the Hall of Fame are dwindling. Baseball writers so far overwhelmingly have decided the outsized statistics of the Steroids Era stars are tarnished by their connection to performance-enhancing drugs use. Once again ...

Pedro awaits call from Hall

Jan 3, 2015

Pedro awaits call from Hall

As a Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster, Nomar Garciaparra watched Clayton Kershaw become the dominant pitcher in the National League, winning three of the last four NL Cy Young Awards — the last one unanimously. But when fans ask if he’s ever witnessed anyone as ...

Dec 29, 2014

Swallows sign reliever Ondrusek

The Tokyo Yakult Swallows said Monday they had acquired 203-cm right-handed reliever Logan Ondrusek on a one-year deal. The 29-year-old Ondrusek went 21-11 with two saves over five seasons with the Cincinnati Reds. He has a career 3.89 ERA over 270⅔ innings. Ondrusek was ...