Baseball Topics

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 ...

Darvish could face season-ending operation

Mar 8, 2015

Darvish could face season-ending operation

Texas Rangers star pitcher Yu Darvish might need season-ending surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right elbow, the Major League Baseball club said Saturday. The 28-year-old Japanese right-hander underwent an MRI exam Friday that disclosed the extent of damage to the ulnar ...

Mar 7, 2015

Mets' Harvey solid in first spring game

Matt Harvey was back on the mound, pumping fastballs by opposing batters for the first time in more than 18 months. His first outing following elbow surgery could not have been much more impressive. Harvey struck out three in two perfect innings, reaching 159 ...

Rangers to be cautious with Darvish, others

Mar 7, 2015

Rangers to be cautious with Darvish, others

The folks in the Rangers front office would be forgiven for feeling a little bit uneasy these days. After an injury-plagued 2014 season, even minor injuries are cause for major concern. Especially when one of them happens to the staff ace. Three-time All-Star Yu ...

Pitch breaks Pence's arm

Mar 6, 2015

Pitch breaks Pence's arm

Hunter Pence broke his left forearm and will be sidelined six to eight weeks after being hit by a pitch in the sixth inning of the San Francisco Giants’ 8-6 win over a Chicago Cubs split-squad on Thursday. One of the clubhouse leaders for ...

A-Rod plays first game of drug ban comeback

Mar 5, 2015

A-Rod plays first game of drug ban comeback

Alex Rodriguez walked from the batter’s box to home plate in the bottom of the first inning, eye black smeared across his face, and said hello to Philadelphia catcher Tommy Joseph, who was just 1 when A-Rod was taken first in the 1993 amateur ...