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Dallas Green, who managed Phillies to 1st title, dies at 82

March 23, 2017 • AP BaseballComments (0)

This Oct. 10, 1981, file photo, shows Philadelphia Phillies manager Dallas Green. Green, the tough-talking manager who guided the Philadelphia Phillies to their first World Series championship, died Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia, the Phillies said. He was 82. Green spent 62 years in baseball as a player,...

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Experience helping Cards SS Diaz to cut down on errors

March 23, 2017 • AP BaseballComments (0)

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — With two outs and a runner on first base, St. Louis shortstop Aledmys Diaz ranged left to track down Marcell Ozuna’s grounder up the middle and nonchalantly flipped it backhanded to Kolten Wong at second base to retire the Marlins...

Mariners option 1B Daniel Vogelbach to Triple-A Tacoma

March 23, 2017 • AP BaseballComments (0)

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — The Seattle Mariners have optioned first baseman Daniel Vogelbach to Triple-A Tacoma, meaning Danny Valencia will be the everyday first baseman when the regular season begins. Seattle made the surprising roster move Thursday. Vogelbach,...

Nats ace Scherzer says finger injury healed

March 22, 2017 • AP BaseballComments (0)

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer (31) works with pitching coach Mike Maddux before a spring training baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) JUPITER, Fla. (AP) —...

Cardinals pick Martinez to pitch April 2 opener vs Cubs

March 22, 2017 • AP BaseballComments (0)

St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Carlos Martinez (18) uses a rosin bag as he prepares to pitch in the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Washington Nationals Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)...

With Buxton, Kepler and Rosario, future is here for Twins OF

March 22, 2017 • AP BaseballComments (0)

At left, in a Sept. 18, 2016, file photo, Minnesota Twins’ Byron Buxton watches his fly ball against the New York Mets in the eighth inning of a baseball game in New York. At center, in a March 10, 2017, file photo, Twins’ Max Kepler (26) bats in...

Rays ensure relatively low salaries in free-agent years

March 22, 2017 • AP BaseballComments (0)

Tampa Bay Rays’ Kevin Kiermaier watches his infield single during the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates in a spring training baseball game in Port Charlotte, Fla., Monday, March 20, 2017. (Will Vragovic/The Tampa Bay Times via AP) PORT...

Bonds rejoins Giants as special adviser, calls team ‘family’

March 21, 2017 • AP BaseballComments (0)

In this June 28, 2016, file photo, Miami Marlins hitting coach Barry Bonds looks from the dugout during the first inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit. Bonds has joined the San Francisco Giants front office as a special adviser, the...

Injured Yanks shortstop Gregorius expected to miss 1st month

March 21, 2017 • AP BaseballComments (0)

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — 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...

White Sox, SS Tim Anderson agree to $25M, 6-year contract

March 21, 2017 • AP BaseballComments (0)

CHICAGO (AP) — The rebuilding Chicago White Sox and promising shortstop Tim Anderson agreed Tuesday to a $25 million, six-year contract. Anderson will receive $850,000 in 2017, $1 million in 2018, $1.4 million in 2019, $4 million in 2020, $7.25 million in...