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Manfred hits Cards hard over hacking scandal

Jan 31, 2017

Manfred hits Cards hard over hacking scandal

The St. Louis Cardinals were stripped of their top two picks in this year’s amateur draft Monday and ordered to give them to Houston along with $2 million as compensation for hacking the Astros’ email system and scouting database, the final step in an ...

Otani sidelined by fever

Jan 30, 2017

Otani sidelined by fever

Japan’s two-way phenom Shohei Otani rung up a fever of 38.5 that forced him out of Sunday’s workout with the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters, and there is growing concern about what kind of shape the sweet-hitting fireballer will be in when the World Baseball ...

Jan 29, 2017

Otani might not throw in Arizona

In what could be a setback for major league scouts looking to gauge Shohei Otani’s arm, the chances are increasing that he may not pitch in Arizona next month. The slugging pitcher, who arrived in the Phoenix area on Saturday with his teammates for ...

Jan 28, 2017

Carp's Tanaka fills out Japan squad

Hiroshima Carp infielder Kosuke Tanaka was named as the 28th and final player in Japan’s World Baseball Classic squad, the team announced Saturday. Last season, the 27-year-old shortstop played every inning of all 143 regular-season games for Central League champion Hiroshima. He was the ...

Jan 27, 2017

Former Padres pitching star Randy Jones battling throat cancer

Former MLB star Randy Jones, the 1976 National League Cy Young Award winner, revealed Thursday on the San Diego Padres’ website that he is fighting throat cancer. The 67-year-old left-hander said he was diagnosed with the disease in November and began chemotherapy and radiation ...

Jan 27, 2017

Matsui's wife gives birth to second son

Hideki Matsui’s wife gave birth to the couple’s second son earlier this month, the former New York Yankee confirmed Thursday. “He’s doing really well,” Matsui said of his newborn at his New York residence. Matsui’s first son was born in 2013, a year after ...

Mariners to retire Martinez's number

Jan 25, 2017

Mariners to retire Martinez's number

As Edgar Martinez’s candidacy for the baseball Hall of Fame began gaining more traction, the Seattle Mariners ownership started discussions of whether it was time to consider giving Martinez the ultimate honor from the franchise. When he made a significant jump in the Hall ...