Shohei Ohtani may be the big-ticket item in Los Angeles Angels camp even with the presence of Mike Trout, the best baseball player on the planet. Part of the intrigue surrounding the two-way Japanese phenom has been built around how the Angels plan on using him. Manager Mike Scioscia confirmed Tuesday that the team views […]
The free-agent dominoes continued to tumble when Yu Darvish signed with the Chicago Cubs over the weekend, so attentions have turned to the next big thing: Jake Arrieta. Darvish's signing effectively ends Arrieta's tenure in Chicago, confirming he'll don a different jersey come Opening Day. He's been linked to plenty of teams, but the Washington […]
Former agent Juan Carlos Nunez has reportedly filed a lawsuit in the New York Supreme Court alleging that his ex-employer, ACES, instructed him to recruit or retain clients by doing "whatever it took" – including secretly paying players under the table or providing them with performance-enhancing drugs, according to Jon Heyman of Fan Rag Sports. […]
Yes sir, there he goes into a well-deserved retirement. Jerry Howarth, the Toronto Blue Jays' iconic radio play-by-play voice, announced his retirement Tuesday after 36 seasons due to ongoing health issues relating to his voice. Thank you for 36 memorable seasons #ThankYouJerry pic.twitter.com/mYpjnfCywz — Sportsnet 590 The FAN (@FAN590) February 13, 2018 "I had every […]
Baseball’s 31st spring training camp will operate behind closed doors. The MLB Players Association is barring all media from attending the union-operated free-agent training camp in Bradenton, Fla., a union spokesperson confirmed to The Associated Press on Monday night. MLBPA executive director Tony Clark declined to comment to AP about the media ban. Amid the […]
“Doc” is officially No. 32 forever in Toronto. The Toronto Blue Jays announced Monday they will retire Roy Halladay’s No. 32 before their Opening Day contest March 29 at Rogers Centre. They will also wear a commemorative patch on their jerseys all season to honor the beloved pitcher, who died in a single-plane accident on […]
Esteban Loaiza was a journeyman starting pitcher over 14 big-league seasons, spending time with eight different teams over his MLB tenure. Now, he's reportedly facing felony drug charges. Loaiza was arrested Friday and charged with intent to sell after being in possession of more than 20 kilograms (44 pounds) of heroin or cocaine, according to […]
Goose Gossage isn’t taking being shut out of New York Yankees spring training very kindly. The Hall of Fame reliever, who's never been afraid to let his opinion be known, unleashed a profanity-laced rant on Monday toward general manager Brian Cashman after it was revealed that Gossage was not invited to this year's camp. Gossage […]
For parts of six seasons, Giancarlo Stanton and AJ Ramos shared a clubhouse in Miami, the two longtime Marlins pulling on the same uniform every day from 2012 through 2017 until the latter was traded to the New York Mets in July. This summer, however, the two will be reunited in New York – Stanton, […]
SAN DIEGO (AP) Former All-Star pitcher Esteban Loaiza has been arrested on suspicion of trafficking drugs after packages containing a white powder believed to be cocaine were found at a home he rented in Southern California, officials said Monday.
NEW YORK (AP) The Major League Baseball Players Association is keeping media out of its free-agent training camp at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.
The Minnesota Twins may not have landed one of their top targets in pitcher Yu Darvish – who reportedly agreed to a deal with the Chicago Cubs on Saturday – but they’re not giving up on acquiring a top-tier starter just yet. Minnesota is exploring trades with multiple teams and has targeted Tampa Bay Rays […]