Ichiro trains with Marlins

Feb 25, 2015

Ichiro trains with Marlins

Giancarlo Stanton arrived at spring training in the same old Maserati he drove last year. It didn’t even sport a vanity plate. “I haven’t changed at all,” Stanton said Tuesday. The Miami Marlins hope not. They signed their All-Star right fielder in November to ...

A-Rod back with Yankees

Feb 24, 2015

A-Rod back with Yankees

Alex Rodriguez reported to the New York Yankees three days ahead of schedule. He spoke for 8½ minutes about his season-long drug suspension. But on his first day back with the team since September 2013, he never said why he resumed the use of ...

Tanaka 'good' after bullpen

Feb 23, 2015

Tanaka 'good' after bullpen

New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka said he felt fine after throwing 34 pitches Sunday during his second bullpen session. Tanaka missed 2½ months last season while rehabilitating a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. He returned for two starts in ...

Feb 23, 2015

Darvish, partner expecting child

Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish announced Sunday on his official blog that his partner, four-time world champion wrestler Seiko Yamamoto, was pregnant. Darvish, 28, revealed last November that he was in a relationship with the 34-year-old Yamamoto. The pitcher declined to comment to reporters ...

Feb 21, 2015

Wada brings new cutter into camp

One of the first things Chicago Cubs lefty Tsuyoshi Wada did after arriving at spring camp was try out the cut fastball he’s been working on. “It felt good,” Wada reported of the pitch that he hopes will help him land a spot in ...

Tanaka declares he's in 'good shape'

Feb 21, 2015

Tanaka declares he's in 'good shape'

Masahiro Tanaka said Friday that his right arm is in good condition ahead of his second big league season with the New York Yankees. Tanaka led the team in wins last season with 13, despite suffering a partial tear in the ulnar collateral ligament ...

Feb 20, 2015

Bochy undergoes heart procedure

San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy has undergone a heart procedure to insert two stents and will be hospitalized overnight. The Giants released a statement late Thursday saying that the medical staff had been monitoring the manager’s heart after he experienced some discomfort following ...

Feb 20, 2015

Tazawa preparing for seventh MLB season

A day after arriving at the Boston Red Sox spring training facility for the start of his seventh pro season, Junichi Tazawa happily played catch with fellow Japanese right-hander Koji Uehara on Thursday. “I’m on track right now,” Tazawa said. “What’s important is that ...

Giants enter spring hoping to defend crown

Feb 19, 2015

Giants enter spring hoping to defend crown

The San Francisco Giants roll in even years, winning the World Series in 2010, 2012 and 2014. Enough of that pattern, Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. “We want to have a lot of fun in an odd year,” he said as San Francisco pitchers ...

Yankees eager to watch Tanaka's next bullpen

Feb 19, 2015

Yankees eager to watch Tanaka's next bullpen

Masahiro Tanaka probably will throw his first bullpen session of the year on Thursday at the New York Yankees’ minor league complex. Tanaka missed 2½ months last year while rehabilitating a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, managed to avoid surgery ...

Feb 19, 2015

Doctors clear Cabrera for workouts

The Detroit Tigers say Miguel Cabrera has been cleared for hitting and throwing by doctors and could be ready for opening day as he recovers from surgery on his right foot. The Detroit first baseman had surgery in late October to remove bone spurs ...

Tanaka gets down to work

Feb 18, 2015

Tanaka gets down to work

Masahiro Tanaka was back in the fold as his second season with the New York Yankees officially got under way after reporting to camp in Tampa, Florida, on Tuesday. Tanaka, who arrived the previous day, was in high spirits and showing no signs of ...