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Can Franco find groove like Eagles' Agholor?
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The Phillies have a number of knotty decisions that must be unraveled this offseason. None is more vexing than what to do about Maikel Franco.

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Majority of Padres' coaches expected to return
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The majority of the Padres’ coaching staff is expected to return for the 2018 season, with two notable absences.

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No AFL for Peters as Marlins change plans
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Left-hander Dillon Peters was initially going to represent Miami on the Salt River squad in the Arizona Fall League. But those plans changed when the Marlins ultimately decided the innings the 25-year-old threw in the big leagues as a September callup were enough, so he was shut him down for the offseason.

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Duggar racks up four hits in AFL performance
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After missing almost the entire first three months of the season, Giants outfielder Steven Duggar is getting some much-needed at-bats in the Arizona Fall League. After going 2-for-16 in his first five games for the Scottsdale Scorpions, Duggar broke out with four hits Wednesday night in a 9-5 defeat of the Glendale Desert Dogs.

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Ethier sees payoff of staying prepared
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In his 12th season with the club and final season of his contract, 35-year-old Andre Ethier never knows when the next start will be his last. The Dodgers are more likely to pay a $2.5 million buyout than pick up a $17.5 million option for 2018. But he’s never been afraid of the moment, and […]

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Hero to Hero: Gibby congratulates Turner
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Justin Turner’s phone blew up as you’d expect after he slugged the greatest Dodgers postseason walk-off homer since Kirk Gibson, but one text message was from a name he never expected: Kirk Gibson.

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Los Angeles eyes sweep into World Series
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The Dodgers are rolling. The Cubs are reeling. And when the clubs meet again tonight in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series presented by Camping World, it could mean a trip to the Fall Classic for one and a long winter for the other.

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La Russa leaving D-backs at end of month
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After watching the D-backs struggle in 2016, front-office executive Tony La Russa didn’t feel he could walk away from the Arizona organization despite the dismissal of his handpicked general manager Dave Stewart and manager Chip Hale.

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Game 4: Baez, Contreras postgame interview
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Second baseman Javier Baez and catcher Willson Contreras talk about the Cubs’ 3-2 win over the Dodgers in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series on Wednesday night.

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Brewers' Erceg continuing resurgence in AFL
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Milwaukee Brewers No. 10 prospect Lucas Erceg has been taking full advantage of a second chance at baseball. His efforts proved fruitful as he helped the Rafters defeat the Solar Sox, 6-5, on Wednesday afternoon.

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Braves' Jackson delivers in AFL victory
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Alex Jackson’s breakout season is continuing in the Arizona Fall League. After setting a career-high with 19 homers in 96 games this season, Jackson showed some of his power with a two-run homer in the Peoria Javelinas’ 6-4 win over the Surprise Saguaros on Wednesday afternoon.

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Headley hits spot for Yanks' hungry offense
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Unlike most American League clubs with potent offenses, the Yankees do not rely heavily on the designated hitter. As proof, they had DH Chase Headley batting ninth for Game 5 of the AL Championship Series on Wednesday.

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