NL Central Division
Feb 24, 2010 16:29 EST
First reality TV and now it's Twitter for Ozzie Guillen, the outspoken White Sox manager. Ozzie Guillen's already going to star in a reality series starting in July. Now the colorful manager of the Chicago White Sox has a Twitter account and his general manager Ken Williams is not happy about it.
Feb 24, 2010 15:57 EST
Astros slugger enters final year of contract, future beyond uncertain. He's the face of the franchise, a five-time All-Star and one of the last holdovers from the Houston Astros' only World Series appearance that seems more distant that just four seasons ago.
Feb 23, 2010 17:43 EST
New Cubs owner Tom Ricketts addresses team and has little to say about spring training funding. Tom Ricketts once sat in the bleachers at Wrigley Field, cheering for the Chicago Cubs. On Tuesday, with the players gathered around him in the spring training weight room, he addressed the team that his family now owns.
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 15:05 EST
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Infielder Aaron Boone, who came back from open-heart surgery to play briefly with the Houston Astros last year, has retired from baseball after 12 seasons in the Major Leagues, he said on Tuesday.
Feb 22, 2010 18:48 EST
Reds LHP Aroldis Chapman says food, language are toughest adjustments after Cuban defection. Cincinnati Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman says his toughest adjustment since defecting from Cuba has been getting used to the food and the language.
Feb 22, 2010 16:53 EST
Soriano hasn't given his surgically repaired knee a full test as he report to spring training. Alfonso Soriano came to spring training Monday with his typical big smile and offered up a question mark about his surgically repaired left knee.
Feb 22, 2010 16:31 EST
Hank Aaron says more players should follow Mark McGwire's lead in admitting use of PEDs. Former career home run king Hank Aaron says Mark McGwire should have a clear conscience after his recent admission he used performance-enhancing drugs as a player.
Feb 22, 2010 16:24 EST
Outfielder Jonny Gomes signs 1-year deal with Reds. Free agent outfielder Jonny Gomes signed a one-year deal with Cincinnati on Monday, providing the right-handed power hitter the Reds wanted in the outfield.
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 15:36 EST
Former Phillies starter Brett Myers making easy adjustment to new team. Brett Myers lobbed pitches to his 4-year-old son on a practice field on the second day of Houston Astros spring training, happy and relaxed in his new setting.
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 14:48 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 14:34 EST
Pirates, coming off 17th straight losing season, among first to assemble for full workout. The Pittsburgh Pirates, eager to snap a string of 17 consecutive losing seasons, were among the first teams to assemble their entire squad for a spring training workout.
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.
Feb 22, 2010 03:30 EST
South Korean pitcher Park Chan-Ho said Monday he had signed a one-year contract worth 1.2 million dollars to play for the World Series champions the New York Yankees.
Feb 21, 2010 20:00 EST
Athletics' Duchscherer doesn't throw because of back pain, likely needs treatment. Oakland Athletics pitcher Justin Duchscherer is off to a slow start at spring training.
Feb 21, 2010 19:53 EST
Arrival of healthy Albert Pujols, Matt Holliday put jump in Cards skipper Tony La Russa's step. For the first time in several springs, Albert Pujols has peace of mind. Reconstructive elbow surgery no longer hangs over his head.
Feb 21, 2010 17:02 EST
A leaner Ryan Howard hasn't lost any of his power as he arrives at Phillies camp. Ryan Howard stepped into the batter's box for his first round of swings this spring and immediately sent a ball soaring over the left-field fence.