American League (Baseball)
Feb 24, 2010 14:53 EST
Cleveland Indians bring back first baseman Russell Branyan on 1-year contract. Russell Branyan and the Indians have completed a one-year contract that brings the well-traveled and strikeout-prone bopper back to Cleveland, where he started his big league career.
Feb 23, 2010 20:43 EST
Wayward wiener: Kansas man sues Kansas City Royals claiming injury from flying hot dog. Baseball fans who sit six rows behind the third-base dugout at the Kansas City Royals' stadium know they might have to duck a few foul balls.
Feb 23, 2010 16:44 EST
Changeup: A day after LA swan song, amused Manny jokes that he'll play 5 more years. Manny Ramirez is having some fun with those quirky comments he made about his future.
Feb 23, 2010 16:32 EST
Aaron Boone ends 12-year big league career to become analyst with ESPN. Even before he was a major league player, Aaron Boone wanted to be a big league broadcaster.
Feb 23, 2010 13:15 EST
A year after making switch to third base, Rangers' Michael Young still wants to improve. With last year's position change behind him, Texas Rangers third baseman Michael Young is getting back to the normal routine of preparing for the season.
Feb 23, 2010 11:25 EST
Teixeira believes Yankees will not be complacent and are favorites this season. Mark Teixeira believes the defending World Series champion New York Yankees will not be complacent and are the favorites this season.
Feb 22, 2010 19:54 EST
Outfielder Johnny Damon and Detroit Tigers finalize $8 million, 1-year contract. To Johnny Damon, the Detroit Tigers were the right team.
Feb 22, 2010 19:13 EST
Red Sox DH David Ortiz says people gave up on him after terrible start last season. David Ortiz was in no mood to chat after the worst game of his worst season with Boston.
Feb 22, 2010 18:27 EST
Johnny Damon, let go by the World Series-winning New York Yankees, has found a home in Detroit.
Feb 22, 2010 18:17 EST
Cy Young Award winner Jake Peavy makes unselfish pitch for Chicago White Sox. When the White Sox acquired Jake Peavy from San Diego last season, they were well aware of his talent on the mound. Now, they're finding out about his unselfishness in the clubhouse.
Feb 22, 2010 16:32 EST
Orioles 2B Brian Roberts has back injury, but expects to ready long before opening day. Baltimore Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts has a back problem, but expects to be OK for opening day.
Feb 22, 2010 15:51 EST
Twins disappointed that reliever Jose Mijares has missed the start of spring training. Minnesota Twins reliever Jose Mijares will be late to spring training.
Feb 22, 2010 15:49 EST
OF Milton Bradley arrives at Mariners camp for physical, says he wants to have fun playing. The dugout tantrum. The confrontations with umpires. The run-ins with fans and media members. That was not the Milton Bradley on display Monday at the Seattle Mariners' spring training complex.
Feb 22, 2010 15:45 EST
Less attention focused on Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus this spring. Elvis Andrus can expect a lot less attention this spring.
Feb 22, 2010 15:19 EST
Andy Pettitte gave serious thought to retiring after Yankees' World Series title. Andy Pettitte gave some serious thought to going out as a champion last year.
Feb 22, 2010 15:10 EST
La Russa: Cardinals could have won Central even without Holliday pickup. Tony La Russa believes the St. Louis Cardinals could have won the National League Central without Matt Holliday last year. He concedes the finish likely would have been a lot tighter.
Feb 22, 2010 14:50 EST
Phillies closer Brad Lidge throws off mound for first time since offseason surgeries. Brad Lidge's first bullpen session of the spring drew plenty of observers. Philadelphia manager Charlie Manuel wasn't one of them.
Feb 22, 2010 14:48 EST
New team brings same challenge for Nats C Rodriguez: getting most out of young mound staff. Ivan Rodriguez worked the Washington Nationals clubhouse like a savvy D.C. politician glad-handing at a fundraiser. He paused at every locker, shaking hands with new teammates, paying particular attention to the pitchers who will soon be throwing to him.
Feb 22, 2010 14:16 EST
After back injury last season, AL MVP Joe Mauer happy to be on field with Twins this spring. Joe Mauer is happy to be on the field with the Minnesota Twins at the start of spring training.
Feb 22, 2010 11:08 EST
Texas Rangers say Greene no longer joining team due to 'private matter'. The Texas Rangers say utility infielder Khalil Greene will not be joining the team because of an undisclosed private matter.