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Kapler leaving mark with new coaching style
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New Phillies manager Gabe Kapler is already doing things a bit differently a day before position players officially report to Spring Training camp.

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Yankees poised to challenge team HR mark
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The 2017 Yankees led the Majors in home runs with 241, and now they’ve gone out and added Giancarlo Stanton. Does that put them into position to challenge the all-time home run record of 264? It just might.

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Mark Appel, top pick of 2013 draft, quitting baseball
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The No. 1 overall pick of the 2013 draft has walked away from baseball without every throwing a pitch in the major leagues.

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Is Mark Appel the worst 1st overall pick in MLB history?
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On Thursday, Mark Appel announced his plans to take an “indefinite break” from baseball, only a few months after he had been designated for assignment by the Philadelphia Phillies. He’s now one of only three first overall picks to have never reached the majors. Appel’s career will certainly go down as an all-time bust – […]

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Former No. 1 pick Mark Appel taking 'indefinite break' from baseball
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Former first overall pick Mark Appel is stepping away from the diamond. Appel, who was selected with the top pick by the Houston Astros in 2013 but has yet to reach the majors, announced Thursday he's taking an "indefinite break" from baseball, in an interview with Joon Lee of Bleacher Report. His decision comes after […]

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Vlad left Hall-worthy mark in 1 year with Texas
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Vladimir Guerrero, who helped the Rangers make their first trip to the World Series in 2010, will find out Wednesday if he has been elected to the Hall of Fame. For his former manager and teammates in Texas, there is no question Guerrero belongs.

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Yordano left indelible mark in Kansas City
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Former Royals right-hander Yordano Ventura, who died in 2016, meant much more than the numbers and baseball achievements, and a couple of dusty pennants he helped win. Ventura was a symbol of what was possible.

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2018 MLB Hall of Fame ballot from Mark Gonzales and Paul Sullivan
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As voting members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, Chicago Tribune reporters Mark Gonzales and Paul Sullivan reveal their ballots for the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Class of 2018 will be announced at 2 p.m. Wednesday on MLB Network and at MLB.com. To be elected to the Hall, a player

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Mark Prior is back in an MLB uniform…as a coach
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Former Cubs pitcher Mark Prior is making his return to uniform in 2018, but not as a player.

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A's to mark 50 years of Coliseum with free game
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The A’s will offer a completely free game to fans for their matchup against the White Sox on April 17, a date that marks 50 years to the day after the team’s first game at the Coliseum in 1968. Fans can sign up for tickets to this 50th anniversary game beginning at 8 a.m. PT […]

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MLB winter meetings mark a slow offseason
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SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports' Bob Nightengale recaps MLB's winter meetings and explains why it's been an uneventful offseason so far.

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Friedman made mark at Winter Meetings in '14
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Two months after Andrew Friedman took over the Dodgers as their president of baseball operations, he took over the Winter Meetings, threading the needle with deals that kept the Dodgers at a championship level while transitioning the organization to a more sustainable model of in-house development.

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