The Angels finalized their coaching staff for the 2016 season on Wednesday, naming Scott Radinsky as bullpen coach.
Angels left-hander Hector Santiago is one of baseball’s most benevolent and congenial players, a two-time Roberto Clemente Award nominee who attends many charity events, signs for every fan, consents to every interview and dedicates most of his off-the-field time to charitable efforts.
For Ron Roenicke — and, for that matter, Bud Black — the Angels were an ideal landing spot if the Dodgers’ managerial vacancy didn’t work out. But before he agreed to return as third-base coach and rejoin the staff of longtime manager Mike Scioscia, there were certain things Roenicke wanted to hear from Billy Eppler; […]
The team with the most expensive payroll has been suspiciously quiet this offseason. Despite the fact that the Los Angeles Dodgers seem to have more money than any other club, the team has missed out on signing major free agents thus far. On the surface, this isn’t necessarily a big issue. Spending doesn’t guarantee success, […]
Welcome to The Stew’s Hot Stove Digest, our daily rundown of MLB news, rumors and gossip for Hot Stove season. Here you’ll find a recap of all the day’s action and other fun stuff from around the Internet. WANTED: At least three teams are considering free-agent pitcher Yovani Gallardo. [@ChrisCotillo] OK THEN: Don’t expect the St. […]
Being a rookie means occasionally dressing up in funny costumes in order to be ridiculed. New York Mets pitcher Steven Matz experienced that during the season, but he didn’t seem to mind too much. [Elsewhere: Pete Rose was denied reinstatement by commissioner Rob Manfred] Matz donned a different costume Tuesday, dressing up as Santa for […]
Hisashi Iwakuma said he’s back where he belongs – even if it took a botched deal to realize it. Iwakuma was re-introduced by the Seattle Mariners on Friday, nearly four years since his arrival from Japan, and one day after reports broke that his three-year, $45-million deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers was in jeopardy. […]
Veteran right-hander Ryan Vogelsong is returning to Pittsburgh almost 10 years later. Vogelsong and the Pittsburgh Pirates reached agreement on a one-year deal, the club announced Friday, reuniting the pitcher with the city he spent six seasons in from 2001 to 2006. The deal will pay Vogelsong a salary of $2 million in 2016, and […]
A Seattle Mariners fan received one of the greatest gifts he could ask for – a signed Ichiro Suzuki jersey – after he surprised the sister of a Seattle-based artist with a random act of kindness himself. The fan, identified only as Marty, discovered that Keegan Hall’s sister, Joanna, who suffers from cerebral palsy, is […]
Bryce Harper and Kris Bryant continue to cash in on their impressive seasons, this time doing so in the place where their superstar careers began. The Washington Nationals outfielder and Chicago Cubs third baseman were each awarded keys to the city of Las Vegas on Thursday, after a season that saw Harper win the National […]
Jose Reyes’ domestic violence arrest will put MLB’s new DV policy to the test.
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