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Apr 8, 2015

Wada impresses in simulated game

Chicago Cubs lefty Tsuyoshi Wada looked sharp in a simulated game on Tuesday as part of his rehab as he recovers from a left thigh injury. The 34-year-old former Fukuoka Softbank Hawks ace threw 64 pitches to 19 minor leaguers at the Cubs’ spring ...

Braves hook Marlins early

Apr 8, 2015

Braves hook Marlins early

At least it didn’t rain. Instead, the problem Tuesday night for the Miami Marlins was a deluge against Mat Latos. The Atlanta Braves scored seven runs off Latos in the first inning and beat Miami for the second day in a row to start ...

Tanaka gets shelled by Blue Jays on Opening Day

Apr 7, 2015

Tanaka gets shelled by Blue Jays on Opening Day

New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka yielded five runs — four earned — and five hits in four innings as the Opening Day starter on Monday, taking the loss in a 6-1 home defeat to the Toronto Blue Jays. The 26-year-old Tanaka is the ...

Apr 6, 2015

Cubs place Wada on 15-day DL

The Chicago Cubs said Sunday that they have placed left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada on the 15-day disabled list because of an injury to his left thigh. The move has been made retroactive to March 27, meaning Wada can come off the DL as early as ...

Apr 6, 2015

Evergreen Ichiro energized in Miami

No question the 41-year-old Ichiro Suzuki has an air of “been there, done that” heading into his 15th year in Major League Baseball, but he’s never felt the way he has about his new, young teammates in Miami. “We’ve got a group of really ...

Cardinals open with victory

Apr 6, 2015

Cardinals open with victory

Adam Wainwright on opening night at Wrigley Field was a perfect combination for the St. Louis Cardinals. Wainwright threw six innings of five-hit ball, and St. Louis chased Jon Lester in the fifth inning of a 3-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday ...

Tanaka expects speed to be down this year

Apr 5, 2015

Tanaka expects speed to be down this year

New York Yankees opening day starter Masahiro Tanaka says his fastball speed could be down this season as he makes adjustments to the way he throws. “I’m trying to establish a certain pitching style for me this year, so maybe it isn’t the wisest ...

Apr 5, 2015

Fujikawa to begin season on DL

Texas Rangers reliever Kyuji Fujikawa will start the regular season getting under way Monday on the 15-day disabled list due to a strained right groin, the club announced on Saturday. Retroactive to April 1, Fujikawa will not be available to pitch until April 16 ...

Apr 4, 2015

Boston's Uehara put on 15-day DL

Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell said Friday that closer Koji Uehara will go on the 15-day disabled list due to an injured left hamstring. Retroactive to March 27, the right-hander will not be available to pitch until April 11 at the earliest, meaning ...

Apr 4, 2015

Marlins' Cosart fined for gambling

Miami Marlins pitcher Jarred Cosart has been fined by Major League Baseball for placing illegal bets, but the sport said it found no evidence he bet on baseball. The 24-year-old deleted his Twitter account last week after screen shots of comments he purportedly made ...

Apr 4, 2015

Giants give Bochy, Sabean contract extension through 2019

The San Francisco Giants extended the contracts of manager Bruce Bochy and baseball operations leader Brian Sabean through the 2019 season Friday. The Giants also announced that Sabean, the longest-tenured general manager in the majors, has been promoted to executive vice president of baseball ...

Santana gets 80-game ban for using steroid

Apr 4, 2015

Santana gets 80-game ban for using steroid

The Minnesota Twins spent $55 million on Ervin Santana to bring some much-needed talent and experience to their beleaguered starting rotation. Now, thanks to an 80-game suspension for testing positive for a banned substance, the Twins will be without their biggest offseason acquisition for ...