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Miguel Tejada is back in the Caribbean Series after a four-year absense, proud to once again represent his native Dominican Republic as the veteran shortstop tunes up for a shot at a roster spot with the Royals this spring.Upvote Share Tweet
Ryan Braun has acknowledged a business relationship with Anthony Bosch, claiming that he only consulted with the founder of the Miami-based anti-aging clinic in order to strengthen his appeal of a 2011 positive test result for performance-enhancing drug…Upvote Share Tweet
Baseball's passion lights up silver screenWhile there's no crying in baseball, there's enough passion in baseball to inspire more movies of significance with a baseball theme than any other sport.Upvote Share Tweet
Cervelli's name reportedly surfaces on clinic listYankees catcher Francisco Cervelli has been linked as a possible client of the Biogenesis anti-aging clinic in Miami that is alleged to have provided performance-enhancing drugs to teammate Alex Rodriguez.Upvote Share TweetCHICAGO (AP) -- Northwestern will play five college football games at Wrigley Field under a partnership with the Chicago Cubs that was announced on Tuesday.Upvote Share TweetFor a while there, Bryan Price thought Brandon Webb might just be able to pull off a comeback and return to the big leagues, but after pain in his shoulder returned, Webb announced Monday that he had decided to retire from baseball.Upvote Share Tweet
Rays sign Farnsworth, Johnson to 1-year dealsESPN.com Feb 5, 2013Reliever Kyle Farnsworth and second baseman-outfielder Kelly Johnson have finalized one-year contracts with the Tampa Bay Rays.Upvote Share Tweet
Venezuela looking to shore up Classic rotationOffensively, the Venezuelan World Baseball Classic team is stacked, with Elvis Andrus, Asdrubal Cabrera, Miguel Cabrera, Carlos Gonzalez, Miguel Montero and Pablo Sandoval all listed on the provisional roster. But starting pitching is developing into a …Upvote Share Tweet
CC expects to hit ground running this springYankees ace CC Sabathia said that his pitching elbow feels ready to handle the workload of another season, and the left-hander expects to be close to his normal schedule as the team begins camp.Upvote Share Tweet
Rangers going into spring expecting Cruz in RFThe Texas Rangers will go to spring training with the expectation that Nelson Cruz will be their right fielder.Upvote Share TweetThe Indians signed free agent outfielder Jeremy Hermida and catcher Omir Santos to minor league contracts.Upvote Share TweetWhile some within the NL Central are surely feeling some relief in the prospect of not having to face Chris Carpenter this year, the immediate reaction to the right-hander's latest setback was much more reserved.Upvote Share Tweet
Munson Award winner Ike aims for strong, healthy '13Finally fully healthy, recovered from the various injuries and ailments that plagued him in 2011 and '12, Thurman Munson Award winner Ike Davis hopes to extrapolate his strong second half last summer over a full season in 2013.Upvote Share TweetThe Miami Marlins have signed free-agent right-handed pitcher Jon Rauch to a one-year, $1 million contract.Upvote Share Tweet
MLB asks Florida paper for records in PED caseMIAMI (AP) -- Major League Baseball officials have asked the Miami New Times for records the alternative newspaper obtained for a story on alleged use of banned substances by several players.Upvote Share TweetAlberto Callaspo passed his physical exam, and the Angels finalized their two-year, $8.975 million pact with the veteran third baseman on Tuesday.Upvote Share Tweet
Luhnow confident in process despite criticsAstros general manager Jeff Luhnow has heard the critics who have chastised the club for dealing away most of its established Major League players in the last year, while slashing payroll and stockpiling talent for what suddenly has become a very good M…Upvote Share Tweet
Dottie Naum Parker: Another inspiration for ‘A League of Their Own’On Monday afternoon, The Stew memorialized Lavonne "Pepper" Paire-Davis who, before she died at age 88 on Saturday, inspired the character played by Geena Davis in "A League of Their Own." Well, as it turns out, she wasn't the only o…Upvote Share TweetPHOENIX (AP) -- Outfielder Gerardo Parra and the Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to a $2.35 million, one-year contract, settling the team's last salary arbitration case of the year.Upvote Share TweetTAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain says he's received a text message from new teammate Kevin Youkilis and hopes whatever tension existed between the two is past.Upvote Share Tweet
Levangie tabbed as Sox's new bullpen coachThe Red Sox's new bullpen coach is somebody who has already spent loads of time in the Fenway 'pen.Upvote Share Tweet
Nats ink Accardo, Snyder to Minor League dealsThe Nationals have agreed to terms with pitcher Jeremy Accardo and catcher Chris Snyder on Minor League contracts with invites to Major League Spring Training.Upvote Share Tweet
Orioles claim Canzler off waivers from YankeesThe Orioles claimed infielder Russ Canzler off waivers from the Yankees on Tuesday afternoon and designated catcher Luis Martinez for assignment to clear a spot on the 40-man roster.Upvote Share TweetTexas Rangers infielder Jurickson Profar, baseball's No. 1-ranked prospect, according to ESPN.com's Keith Law, has informed the club that he will not participate in the World Baseball Classic.Upvote Share Tweet
As equipment goes south, Lucchino confidentRed Sox president/CEO Larry Lucchino is positive the 2013 club is on the upswing. "The team's going to be better," Lucchino said Tuesday outside of Fenway Park. "There's no doubt in my mind that this team is going to be better."Upvote Share TweetWe're all familiar with bobbleheads, but the Oakland Athletics are changing the giveaway game with something that looks more like a bobble-belly. It's a special "Bernie Lean" collectible of Coco Crisp, which sounds weird, but makes total sense…Upvote Share Tweet
Honeycutt excited by pitchers at Dodgers minicampThe Dodgers kept last week's Young Guns pitching minicamp under wraps. So, nobody outside the organization saw Clayton Kershaw throw a bullpen session with no pain in his right hip, or Javy Guerra throw pain-free coming off collarbone surgery, or Ronald…Upvote Share Tweet
Juan Pierre Wants You To Know That "Beast Mode" Is Also "Christ Mode"deadspin.com Feb 5, 2013Miami Marlins outfielder Juan Pierre has a website. The website is called BeastModeForChrist.com. This is what the "about" page on BeastModeForChrist.com says: More »Upvote Share Tweet
Astros' spring truck begins trek to FloridaThe Astros worked diligently to pack up an 18-wheeler Tuesday morning, cramming it with just about anything you could imagine to sustain nearly 60 baseball players and a couple of dozen staff members for seven weeks together at the team’s Spring Tra…Upvote Share Tweet
Game Of Shadows: Alex Rodriguez hasn't been the only headache for …Alex Rodriguez hasn't been the only headache for the Yankees this offseason. In fact, writes Jay Jaffe, New York has several concerns as spring training nears and no good answers.Upvote Share TweetIf there's anything to this report in the New York Post, it's probably way beyond the time for Major League Baseball to take the New York Mets away from the Wilpon ownership group, because Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz are out of ideas. In order to get out …Upvote Share Tweet
Led by Bundy, O's prospects ready for chanceThe Orioles' organizational dynamic bodes well for the future, given that it's been made clear to the current crop of prospects that if they perform, there will be an opportunity awaiting at the next level.Upvote Share Tweet
Sanchez's bat propels him up Minors ladderThe Yankees have a fully stocked big league roster, but they can hear a wave of high-end position players gurgling through the prospect pipeline. The next generation of sluggers, headlined by blue-chip catcher Gary Sanchez, is fast approaching maturity.Upvote Share Tweet
For Lance Roenicke, goals include playing for dadLance Roenicke might have more name recognition than most 25th-round Draft picks, but his goal is no different: get to the Major LeaguesUpvote Share TweetESPN.com Feb 5, 2013MLB investigators are reportedly talking to the publication that linked PEDs to Alex Rodriguez and other players.Upvote Share Tweet
Where’s A-Rod? Cashman mum on Rodriguez workout locale to keep ‘paparazzi’ off trailIn trying to do Alex Rodriguez a favor, New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman might have intensified the media onslaught that often confronts his embattled third baseman. Cashman said Monday he would keep the public out of the loop regarding A-Rod's workout…Upvote Share Tweet
Twenty players will make more individually in 2013 than the entire Astros team combinedFour Philadelphia Phillies will make more money in 2013 than the entire Houston Astros team. So will three New York Yankees, three Los Angeles Dodgers, three Detroit Tigers and three San Francisco Giants. All total, 20 deep-pocketed players are set to e…Upvote Share TweetThe Rays have had a wealth of Minor Legue talent for the past few years, and the team added to that depth with a blockbuster trade for top prospect Wil Myers, among others.Upvote Share Tweet
More alleged A-Rod records emerge in reportThe documents obtained from a defunct South Florida clinic connect Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez to at least 19 drugs and supplements, including several banned substances, according to a report published by Sports Illustrated.Upvote Share Tweet
Top 10 rotations: Deep, talented Nationals rank on topA year ago, Davey Johnson said he'd stack his top three starters against that behemoth of a front end in Philly. Johnson, as usual, proved wise, as the Nationals fielded the top rotation in the NL in a number of categories. That rotation figures to impr…Upvote Share Tweet
MLB.TV opens 11th season on more devicesSignups are under way MLB.TV packages, marking the 11th year for the most prolific live video subscription service. This launch of "Baseball Everywhere" will let you watch every live out-of-market regular-season game, plus more than 150 live S…Upvote Share Tweet
Brad Peacock’s cross country drive to Spring Training detoured by trade to AstrosAt some point we’ve all been halfway to our destination before realizing we forgot something - like baseball tickets, perhaps - and had to turn around to retrieve them. But how many people can say they’ve started a cross-country trek to work, onlyUpvote Share Tweet
Alex Rodriguez's silence to Yankees teammates and in public is a sign he could be guilty of latest PED accusationsnydailynews.com Feb 5, 2013The latest word on Alex Rodriguez, wherever he is, is that he’s scared. Not scared because of all these revelations about his involvement with an associate named Tony Bosch, an alleged dispenser of HGH and testosterone creams in South Florida, who has aUpvote Share Tweetgrantland.com Feb 5, 2013The A's and Astros pulled off a five-player trade yesterday, one that strengthens Oakland's status as a contender and upgrades Houston's already vastl...Upvote Share Tweet
Report: Braun's Name On Miami-Based PED ListFeb 5Report: Ryan Braun listed in records of Miami-area anti-aging clinic linked to performance-enhancing drugs.
Buster Blog: A's Add Depth With LowrieFeb 5Buster Olney blogs about the Athletics' trade for infielder Jed Lowrie.
A-Rod's Future With YanksFeb 5Tim Kurkjian discusses Alex Rodriguez's future with the Yankees.
Braun Admits Consulting PED Clinic FounderFeb 5ESPN investigative reporter T.J. Quinn weighs in on Ryan Braun's statement that he consulted with Anthony Bosch, the founder of the Miami-based anti-aging clinic, in order to strengthen his appeal of a 2011 positive test result for PEDs.
Peter King: More on two Super Bowl XLVII controversies; mailFeb 5It's the first day of the rest of our lives. Thirty-one weeks and two days until opening night at M&T Bank Stadium and the world champion Ravens host the opener of the 2013 season. Time to breathe a little bit. And by the way, if you haven't seen vi…
Coast to Coast - Who can beat the Miami Heat in East?Feb 5Our experts discuss what teams in the Eastern Conference could challenge the Heat in the playoffs?
Running Diary: The New Fast & Furious 6 Extended TrailerFeb 5February 5 is now a holiday. In less than an hour this morning, we learned Gus Johnson is calling the 2018 World Cup, Keith Law's annual list of the t...