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Mariners to release Bass so he can pitch in Japan
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The Mariners have requested unconditional release waivers on right-handed reliever Anthony Bass in order to allow him to pitch in Japan next season, the club announced Thursday.

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Indians announce spring broadcast schedule
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The season is getting closer. The Indians released their Spring Training broadcast schedule on Thursday, and all of their games will be available on Indians.com. Eight games will be televised and 15 will be on the radio.

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Around the Horn: Lowrie to man second for A's
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A multi-part Around the Horn series, which features a position-by-position look at Oakland’s projected starters and backup options heading into the season, turns its focus to second base after the first installment covering first base.

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Salmon laments Halos' lack of Hall members
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Four of Tim Salmon’s most distinguished former Angels teammates debuted on the Hall of Fame ballot this year, but they all received less than 5-percent approval from the Baseball Writers’ Association of America and thus dropped off the ballot.

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Ken Griffey Jr. sets Hall of Fame record with 99 percent of votes
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Aside from being one the of best players of his era, Ken Griffey Jr. was also one of the most loved. There wasn’t a kid in the ’90s who didn’t wear their hat backwards in honor of Griffey, or try to imitate his swing during a home run derby at the local park. Griffey was, […]

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Ken Griffey's Jr.'s No. 24 flies high above Seattle's Space Needle
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In most cases it’s a flag with the No. 12 that flies above the Space Needle in Seattle in honor of the Seahawks and their fans ahead of a big game. There was a different number up there Wednesday, one that means equally as much to Seattle sports fans: Ken Griffey Jr.’s No. 24. Griffey was […]

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Roger Clemens fires back at Roy Halladay, says PED dig was asinine
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Never one to shy away from a challenge on the field, Roger Clemens is taking Roy Halladay’s criticism head on. Prior to Wednesday’s Hall of Fame’s announcement, Halladay tweeted out that Clemens or Barry Bonds weren’t deserving of enshrinment in Cooperstown because of their links to PED use. Halladay got his wish. While Clemens did […]

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Mike Trout pays visit to New Jersey family after house fire
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A few days before Christmas, the DeSimone family experienced a tragedy. Their New Jersey home was consumed by a house fire. While no one in the family was hurt, the house was completely lost due to smoke and water damage.  The community quickly rallied around the family. By the time Barbara DeSimone had arrived at […]

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Chris Archer found an old law school photo of Rob Manfred
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Everyone has that one school picture they wish they could erase from history. Sometimes, all it takes is a poor choice of clothes or an awful trendy hairstyle to ruin a photo.  Look, we’ve all been there. And all we can do is hope that our embarrassing photos are never released to the public.  Baseball […]

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Nationals don't expect heroics from Daniel Murphy (Yahoo Sports)
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The Washington Nationals don’t expect Daniel Murphy to be their savior. Murphy seized the postseason spotlight for the New York Mets, homering in six straight games on the way to the World Series. ”The playoffs meant little to me as far as his performance,” general manager Mike Rizzo said at a news conference Thursday at […]

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Judge denies Milton Bradley's request for reduced jail sentence
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A Los Angeles Superior Court judge denied a request Wednesday to reduce the 33-month jail sentence handed down to former MLB outfielder Milton Bradley, who was convicted in 2013 on multiple counts of domestic violence and abuse, reports Sports Illustrated’s Michael McKnight. After recounting the numerous acts of violence perpetrated by Bradley against his late […]

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Piazza to wear Mets cap, Griffey to sport Mariners hat on HOF plaques
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Despite starting his illustrious career with the Los Angeles Dodgers, with whom he earned the 1993 Rookie of the Year award and six All-Star nominations, Mike Piazza said Thursday his plaque in Cooperstown will depict him sporting a New York Mets cap. Piazza, the best offensive catcher in history, secured his spot in the Hall […]

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