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Manfred says MLB to push forward with process for unilateral rule changes

Major League Baseball intends to push forward with the process that could lead to possible rule changes involving the strike zone, installation of pitch clocks and limits on trips to the pitcher’s mound. While baseball commissioner Rob Manfred expressed hope the ongoing process would lead to an agreement, he said ...

Fowler fitting right in with Cardinals

Feb 20, 2017

Fowler fitting right in with Cardinals

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Dexter Fowler breezes through the center of St. Louis’ clubhouse leaving a trail of handshakes and hellos in his wake before landing at his locker and chatting with a handful of players about the merits of a new album. Fowler is the new guy ...

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 ...

Feb 17, 2017

Nationals' Scherzer bothered by knuckle pain

NL Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer is dealing with pain from a broken knuckle on his pitching hand that arose late last year, and Washington Nationals manager Dusty Baker said the team is making plans in case his ace isn’t ready for Opening ...

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 ...

Iwakuma ready to shoulder load again for Mariners

Feb 16, 2017

Iwakuma ready to shoulder load again for Mariners

Pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma was a major reason the Seattle Mariners stayed in the race for an American League wild-card playoff spot until the second-to-last day of the 2016 season. The big right-hander led the Mariners with 16 wins, and he got the start on ...

Darvish faces up to do-or-die season with Rangers

Feb 15, 2017

Darvish faces up to do-or-die season with Rangers

Texas Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish said Tuesday he finds himself at a crossroads in his career, in a do-or-die situation as the countdown begins to the 2017 major league season. A day before pitchers and catchers were due to report to spring training, the ...

Tanaka named as Yankees' starter for Opening Day

Feb 15, 2017

Tanaka named as Yankees' starter for Opening Day

New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka will start for the team on Opening Day for the third year in a row, manager Joe Girardi announced Tuesday. Should Tanaka take the mound as scheduled when the 2017 Major League Baseball season begins April 2, he ...

Feb 11, 2017

Fernandez estate faces lawsuits

The families of the two men who were with Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez when his boat crashed into a Miami Beach jetty — killing all three — are suing the All-Star’s estate. Attorney Christopher Royer, who is representing the families of 25-year-old Eduardo ...