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Justice Department settles suit over LA …

23-03-2017

The U.S. Department of Justice said Thursday it has settled a lawsuit that accused AT&T's DirectTV unit of orchestrating a backroom deal with competitors to not carry the sole channel that broadcasts Dodgers baseball in Los Angeles. The suit claimed DirecTV swapped information with Cox Communications Inc., Charter Communications Inc. and AT&T - before it acquired DirecTV - during negotiations to carry the SportsNet LA, the network owned by the Dodgers.... Read more

US routs Puerto Rico 8-0 to win WBC behi…

23-03-2017

US routs Puerto Rico 8-0 to win WBC behind dominant Stroman (Yahoo Sports)

Marcus Stroman tossed six hitless innings, Ian Kinsler slugged a two-run homer and the United States routed Puerto Rico 8-0 on Wednesday night to win its first World Baseball Classic in four tries. Puerto Rico lost for the first time in eight games after outscoring the opposition 55-26. The U.S. territory finished runner-up for the second time, having lost to the Dominican Republic in the 2013 final.... Read more

Manfred: WBC tournament had major succes…

22-03-2017

Manfred: WBC tournament had major success, has bright future (Yahoo Sports)

Even before the United States took the field to face Puerto Rico for the World Baseball Classic championship on Wednesday night, Rob Manfred was confident that this sometimes troubled tournament had been a smashing success. ''We've had crowds that not only were record-number crowds, but had passion that it's hard to think where you saw something that good the last time,'' Manfred said shortly before the first pitch at Dodger Stadium. Manfred and... Read more

Dallas Green, who managed Phillies to 1s…

22-03-2017

Dallas Green, who managed Phillies to 1st title, dies at 82 (Yahoo Sports)

Dallas Green, the tough-talking manager who guided the Philadelphia Phillies to their first World Series championship, died Wednesday. The Phillies said Green died at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia. ''He was a big man with a big heart and a bigger-than-life personality,'' Phillies Chairman David Montgomery said in a statement.... Read more

Dallas Green, who managed Phillies to 1s…

22-03-2017

Dallas Green, who managed Phillies to 1st title, dies at 82 (Yahoo Sports)

Dallas Green, the tough-talking manager who guided the Philadelphia Phillies to their first World Series championship, died Wednesday. The Phillies said Green died at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia. ''He was a big man with a big heart and a bigger-than-life personality,'' Phillies Chairman David Montgomery said in a statement.... Read more

Matz, Wheeler struggle as opening day ne…

22-03-2017

Steven Matz and Zack Wheeler took a step back Wednesday in the Mets' 15-9 loss to the Miami Marlins, a shaky sign for New York with opening day less than two weeks away. Last time I was up out of the zone and had some walks,'' Matz said. You try to not let this stuff bother you, but still when you're getting hit around, it's never fun,'' Matz said.... Read more

Cardinals pick Martinez to pitch April 2…

22-03-2017

Cardinals pick Martinez to pitch April 2 opener vs Cubs (Yahoo Sports)

The St. Louis Cardinals have picked Carlos Martinez to start their April 2 opener against the World Series champion Chicago Cubs. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny told Martinez about the choice hours before his new ace allowed three hits in five scoreless innings in a 6-1 victory over Washington on Wednesday. Adam Wainwright had started the past four openers for the Cardinals.... Read more

Nats ace Scherzer says finger injury hea…

22-03-2017

Nats ace Scherzer says finger injury healed (Yahoo Sports)

Saying his finger finally feels normal, Nationals ace Max Scherzer proclaimed himself healed following his first Grapefruit League start of the spring, a 6-1 Washington loss to St. Louis. ''It's behind me now,'' Scherzer said Wednesday. A stress fracture in the knuckle of the ring finger on his pitching hand slowed Scherzer's development this spring and caused him to grip his fastball with the middle three fingers on to instead of the usual... Read more

Barry Bonds joins Giants at camp to coac…

22-03-2017

Barry Bonds joins Giants at camp to coach minor leaguers (Yahoo Sports)

The black San Francisco Giants T-shirt that Barry Bonds wore was so new, the fold lines from being wrapped in plastic were easy to spot. Then Bonds will become an ambassador of sorts for the Giants, representing the team at various community and club events. The 52-year-old Bonds looked relaxed and had plenty to smile about in talking about reuniting with the Giants, the team with which he set baseball's all-time home run... Read more

Tigers star Cabrera, out with stiff back…

22-03-2017

Tigers star Cabrera, out with stiff back, could return soon (Yahoo Sports)

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) -- Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera could soon return to the lineup after being sidelined by back stiffness.... Read more

Twins RHP Trevor May has Tommy John elbo…

22-03-2017

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Minnesota Twins right-hander Trevor May has undergone Tommy John elbow surgery that will keep him off the mound this season.... Read more

Bautista says he is over lower back stif…

22-03-2017

Toronto Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista says the lower back stiffness that prevented him from playing for the Dominican Republic at the World Baseball Classic last weekend is no longer an issue. Bautista was in the original lineup for Wednesday's spring training game against Detroit. ''I'm feeling great,'' Bautista said.... Read more

Mets move exhibition game against Army t…

22-03-2017

Mets move exhibition game against Army to Citi Field (Yahoo Sports)

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) -- The New York Mets are moving their exhibition game against Army to Citi Field.... Read more

Cardinals pick Martinez to pitch on open…

22-03-2017

Cardinals pick Martinez to pitch on opening night vs Cubs (Yahoo Sports)

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- The St. Louis Cardinals have picked Carlos Martinez to start on opening night against the World Series champion Chicago Cubs.... Read more

US edges Japan 2-1, advances to WBC cham…

21-03-2017

US edges Japan 2-1, advances to WBC championship game (Yahoo Sports)

Brandon Crawford scored the tiebreaking run when Nobuhiro Matsuda bobbled Adam Jones' grounder to third in the eighth inning, and the United States reached the championship game of the World Baseball Classic for the first time by beating Japan 2-1 on Tuesday night at rainy Dodger Stadium. Andrew McCutchen drove in an early run for the U.S., which will play Puerto Rico for the title Wednesday night. Puerto Rico beat the Netherlands 4-3... Read more

Bumgarner sharp in latest spring start (…

21-03-2017

Bumgarner sharp in latest spring start (Yahoo Sports)

Madison Bumgarner looked sharp again in his latest spring training outing, though it lasted only two innings. After the San Francisco ace blanked the Padres, he went to the bullpen to throw some more Tuesday, taking breaks to simulate game conditions. Bumgarner struck out three and allowed two hits without a run against San Diego.... Read more

Brewers center fielder Broxton has rare …

21-03-2017

Keon Broxton went from confused to confident at the plate. The 26-year-old Milwaukee Brewers center fielder is thinking that how he ended 2016 will carry over into this season. ''I wouldn't quite say a breakout year, but definitely something that's more of a polished player this year,'' Broxton said Tuesday.... Read more

Service set for father of Dodgers manage…

21-03-2017

OCEANSIDE, Calif. (AP) -- A memorial service for the father of Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts will be Thursday.... Read more

Puerto Rico in scarce supply of hair dye…

21-03-2017

Pharmacies and beauty stores across Puerto Rico are running out of hair dye as a growing number of men go blond in support of the island's baseball players who bleached their hair as a bonding ritual ahead of the World Baseball Classic. What began as a joke among team members playing in California has spread across the island in a trend that spiked Tuesday just hours after Puerto Rico beat the Netherlands to reach... Read more

Beltran's ability in left could free spa…

21-03-2017

What designated hitter Carlos Beltran can do defensively this season will have a direct impact on what manager A.J. Hinch can try offensively. Beltran, who will turn 40 during the season's first month, will primarily serve as the Astros' DH. A center fielder much of his career who later moved to right, only two of Beltran's 2,179 career starts have come in left.... Read more

Red Sox ace Price improving, not ready f…

21-03-2017

Red Sox ace Price improving, not ready for throwing program (Yahoo Sports)

Price was re-evaluated before the Red Sox played the New York Yankees on Tuesday night. ''Strength gains have been had, but we're going to continue to stay in the strength and conditioning phase of this,'' Farrell said. ''He'll continue to get his arm moving in the cage, in the workout room and the training room.... Read more

Injured Yanks shortstop Gregorius expect…

21-03-2017

Injured Yanks shortstop Gregorius expected to miss 1st month (Yahoo Sports)

New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius is expected to miss the first month of the regular season because of a strained right shoulder. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Tuesday that Gregorius is likely to be sidelined six weeks. Opening day for the Yankees is April 2 at Tampa Bay.... Read more

Rangers C Chirinos gets new deal with op…

21-03-2017

Texas Rangers catcher Robinson Chirinos has signed a new contract through 2018 that also includes a club option for 2019. Chirinos, already signed for this season, was the Rangers catcher for opening day in both 2015 and 2016.... Read more

White Sox, SS Tim Anderson agree to $25M…

21-03-2017

White Sox, SS Tim Anderson agree to $25M, 6-year contract (Yahoo Sports)

CHICAGO (AP) -- The rebuilding Chicago White Sox and promising shortstop Tim Anderson have agreed to a $25 million, six-year contract.... Read more

Bonds rejoins Giants as special adviser,…

21-03-2017

Bonds rejoins Giants as special adviser, calls team 'family' (Yahoo Sports)

Barry Bonds is coming back to the San Francisco Giants as a special adviser. The team said Tuesday the home run king will attend a few days of spring training, starting Wednesday in Scottsdale, Arizona. The seven-time NL MVP spent his final 15 seasons with the Giants.... Read more

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