Hunter calling it quits after 19 MLB seasons

Oct 27, 2015

Hunter calling it quits after 19 MLB seasons

Torii Hunter’s Minnesota reunion went about as well as could have been expected — for both sides. That’s the way Hunter decided to cap his career, too, as the last of 19 major league seasons. The Twins confirmed Monday night that Hunter will retire. ...

Royals pounce on Jays error to win Game 2

Oct 18, 2015

Royals pounce on Jays error to win Game 2

Ryan Goins saw the lazy fly leave Ben Zobrist’s bat and began to give chase from second base. Jose Bautista saw the same thing from right field and sprinted after the ball. Neither of the Blue Jays wound up catching it. A seemingly sure ...

Cubs clinch series, make Wrigley history

Oct 14, 2015

Cubs clinch series, make Wrigley history

Joe Maddon posed for a selfie on the field with his wife. Jon Lester sprayed champagne with his young son. Rocker Eddie Vedder partied on the mound. For the Chicago Cubs and their ever-hopeful fans, this bash was a long time in the making. ...

Sep 4, 2015

MLB players won't be at Premier 12

Major league players will not take part in the inaugural Premier 12 tournament this fall in Japan and Taiwan. According to a Major League Baseball source Thursday, any player on a 40-man MLB roster will not be allowed to play in the Nov. 8-21 ...

Tanaka picks up 11th victory

Sep 3, 2015

Tanaka picks up 11th victory

Masahiro Tanaka contained the Boston Red Sox for 6⅓ innings on Wednesday to record his 11th win of the season as the New York Yankees blasted five homers in a 13-8 victory. Despite a couple of early mistakes, Tanaka (11-6) limited the damage to ...

MLB stars' participation in Premier 12 doubtful

Aug 19, 2015

MLB stars' participation in Premier 12 doubtful

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This autumn’s inaugural Premier 12 international tournament will likely be without any active major leaguers, a Major League Baseball executive suggested Wednesday. Japanese fans hoping to see Ichiro Suzuki, Masahiro Tanaka or Norichika Aoki return to Japan’s national team this November for the first ...

Manfred says MLB tracks hackers

Jun 20, 2015

Manfred says MLB tracks hackers

Commissioner Rob Manfred said Friday that Major League Baseball has a system in place for monitoring attacks on computer systems used by teams and the league’s office. Speaking before Oakland’s home game against the Los Angeles Angels, Manfred did not delve into the details ...

Jun 9, 2015

MLB to examine Fenway fan safety

Major League Baseball plans to re-evaluate fan safety at stadiums following the serious injury to a woman at Fenway Park last week. Speaking before the amateur draft at MLB Network studios Monday night, commissioner Rob Manfred said the sport must “react strongly” to Friday ...

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 ...