Major League Baseball

Yankees Great Will Play Final Game This Weekend, May Fulfill Unusual Wish

Mariano Rivera may make a debut on his final weekend before retirement: as a centerfielder. The 43-year-old closer, in his 19th and final big league season, has said he'd like to play the outfield. Yankees manager Joe Girardi says he's thinking about allowing Rivera to do it this weekend, when the Yankees finish their season with a three-game series at the Houston Astros. Read More »

Yankees Ace Shut Down For Season

CC Sabathia will not pitch again for the New York Yankees this season because of a strained left hamstring. The Yankees said Monday that Sabathia was hurt Friday in his last start, when they beat the San Francisco Giants.Read More »

9/11 Observances Planned For Major League Baseball Games

By Jim McCoy Wed 11th September Sports9-11 rememberancesMajor League Baseball
Texas Rangers third base coach Gary Pettis says it's important for Major League Baseball - and all Americans - to take a moment to remember Sept. 11. Pettis has vivid memories of the day 12 years ago when two hijacked jets were flown into the World Trade Center towers.Read More »

Pirates Enjoy First Winning Season Since George H.W. Bush Administration

By Jim McCoy Tue 10th September SportsMajor League BaseballPittsburgh Pirates
The last time the Pittsburgh Pirates had a winning season, Barry Bonds was in the middle of their lineup. That was 1992, when Doug Drabek was the ace of a rotation that included a rookie knuckleballer named Tim Wakefield. But now there is a new group of winning Pirates.Read More »

Kershaw Receives Special Citizenship Award

Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw is being recognized for his work off the field.Read More »

Sportcasting Icon To Return For 2014 Baseball Season

Vin Scully, one of baseball's most beloved broadcasters, will return to the Los Angeles Dodgers for a record 65th season in 2014. The 85-year-old Scully said in a statement released Friday that he loves what the new ownership group has brought to the Dodgers and the energy that fans are creating while packing Dodger Stadium.Read More »

Delay Granted For Baseball Steroid Lawsuit

By Jim McCoy Wed 21st August SportsBiogenesisMajor League BaseballPEDs
A South Florida judge has granted a delay in witness depositions in Major League Baseball's lawsuit against a now-closed clinic accused of providing banned substances to players. Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Ronald Dresnick agreed Wednesday to allow a 10-day stay for depositions of two witnesses.Read More »

Red Sox Pitcher Suspended For Beaning A-Rod

Ryan Dempster of the Boston Red Sox has been suspended for five games and fined by Major League Baseball for intentionally hitting Yankees star Alex Rodriguez with a pitch. The penalty was announced Tuesday by MLB senior vice president Joe Garagiola Jr.Read More »

Baseball's Cabrera Flirting With More History

Miguel Cabrera is doing things Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland says he hasn't seen in his 50 years of professional baseball. There's a reason for that.Read More »

Baseball Preview: A Battle of Aces Highlights Tuesday's Schedule

DODGERS VS. METS A top-notch pitching match-up is on tap tonight when the Dodgers try to extend their six-game winning streak. They're at home against the Mets. New York goes with 9-3 Matt Harvey whose 2.09 ERA is second best in the majors. Los Angeles starts Hyun-Jin Ryu who is 11-3 and whose .786 winning percentage is the highest for a rookie in Dodgers history. A'S VS.Read More »


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