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Report: MLB to eliminate paper All-Star ballots in 2015

Report: MLB to eliminate paper All-Star ballots in 2015Bad news for people who aren't reading this: Major League Baseball will eliminate its paper All-Star ballots in 2015, forcing any fans still voting at ballparks to sign on to the Internet to elect their favorite stars.
  • Baseball
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
MLB

Will Ferrell has a Strat-O-Matic card, it's tough but fair

Will Ferrell has a Strat-O-Matic card, it's tough but fairFerrell manned 10 different positions (we're calling DH a position for these purposes) in five different spring training games.
  • MLB
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Baseball

Yankees' Twitters account gives A-Rod no love for homer

Yankees' Twitters account gives A-Rod no love for homerThe New York Yankees insist there's nothing behind the curious omission of Alex Rodriguez's first home run since 2013 on their Twitter page.
  • Baseball
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
MLB

Alex Rodriguez hits first home run in 537 days

Alex Rodriguez hits first home run in 537 daysAlex Rodriguez, playing in his first game against the Boston Red Sox since 2013, blasted a home run in Spring Training Wednesday off Brandon Workman.
  • MLB
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Sports

Archer happy with 2-inning, 1-run stint

Archer happy with 2-inning, 1-run stintChris Archer went 2 innings in his first Spring Training start, and allowed 3 hits and a run, in the Rays' 5-4 loss to the Phillies.
  • Sports
  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
News

Florida man faces sentencing in smuggling of Dodgers' Puig

Florida man faces sentencing in smuggling of Dodgers' PuigA South Florida businessman is set to be sentenced for illegally helping finance the smuggling of Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig out of Cuba.
  • News
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Rays

Orioles beat Rays, 3-2, in Port Charlotte

Orioles beat Rays, 3-2, in Port CharlotteWei-Yin Chen pitched two scoreless innings and a Baltimore split-squad scored three late runs to beat Tampa Bay 3-2 Thursday, spoiling the Rays' spring debut under manager Kevin Cash.
  • Rays
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Rays

Alex Cobb named Rays' Opening Day starting pitcher

Alex Cobb named Rays' Opening Day starting pitcherRighthander Alex Cobb was named the Rays' opening day starter, April 6th, at Tropicana Field, against the Baltimore Orioles.
  • Rays
  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
MLB

Schilling to 'pursue legal options' after tweets

Schilling to 'pursue legal options' after tweetsSchilling congratulated his daughter Gabby for being accepted into college and many responded with vulgarities, including some that mentioned rape.
  • MLB
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
MLB

A-Rod to skip Yankees' spring training opener

A-Rod to skip Yankees' spring training openerAlex Rodriguez will not play in the New York Yankees' exhibition opener against Philadelphia in Clearwater on Tuesday.
  • MLB
  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Rays

Young aces try to return from Tommy John surgery

Young aces try to return from Tommy John surgeryThe stitches on the elbow are long gone by the time a pitcher gets back on the mound following Tommy John surgery, and yet the stitches on the ball still don't feel right.
  • Rays
  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Sports

Tampa Spartans Shock MLB's Phillies 6-2

Tampa Spartans Shock MLB's Phillies 6-2A Major League team has lost to a college program in a Spring Training exhibition.
  • Sports
  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Sports

Rays' Belisario fractures shoulder, out indefinitely

Rays' Belisario fractures shoulder, out indefinitelyTampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Ronald Belisario has fractured his non-throwing shoulder in a swimming pool accident and is not expected to be ready for the start of the season.
  • Sports
  • 1 month ago
MLB

No word on possible MLB discipline for Josh Hamilton

No word on possible MLB discipline for Josh HamiltonThe Angels have confirmed Hamilton's meeting with MLB, but have declined to give any more information.
  • MLB
  • 1 month ago
MLB

A-Rod participates in Yankees first full-squad workout

A-Rod participates in Yankees first full-squad workoutAbout 500 fans showed up at Steinbrenner Field for the team's first full-squad workout on Thursday.
  • MLB
  • 1 month ago
Rays

Revamped Rays expect to contend for playoff berth again

Revamped Rays expect to contend for playoff berth againThe Tampa Bay Rays have a new look and the same old plan for success.
  • Rays
  • 1 month ago
MLB

A-Rod reports to Yankees three days ahead of schedule

A-Rod reports to Yankees three days ahead of scheduleAlex Rodriguez has reported to the New York Yankees following a season-long suspension, arriving three days ahead of schedule.
  • MLB
  • 1 month ago
Rays

Silverman, Cash ready to surprise with Rays

Silverman, Cash ready to surprise with RaysThey don't want it to be known as a "rebuilding" season, but to first year Rays Vice President of Baseball Operations Matt Silverman the off-season was a "rebuilding."
  • Rays
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Rays

Rays' Archer reports on kids and baseball for 10 News

Rays' Archer reports on kids and baseball for 10 NewsArcher turned a story for 10 News about kids overusing their arm as pitchers, playing too long throughout the year, and throwing too many pitches.
  • Rays
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
MLB

Girardi on A-Rod's arrival: 'It will be a big splash'

Girardi on A-Rod's arrival: 'It will be a big splash'The Yankees have no idea how Alex Rodriguez will perform this year, or whether he can even play, but Yankees manager Joe Girardi insists his arrival won't be a deterrent to the rest of the club.
  • MLB
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Baseball

MLB announces pace of play initiatives

MLB announces pace of play initiativesMajor League Baseball and the players' association on Friday announced significant changes to increase the pace of play, including the requirement that a batter keep one foot in the batters' box at all times.
  • Baseball
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Rays

3 burning questions in A.L. East

3 burning questions in A.L. EastChris Fischer and Bob Nightengale preview Spring Training in the American League East division.
  • Rays
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
MLB

Biogenesis owner Anthony Bosch sentenced to 4 years

Biogenesis owner Anthony Bosch sentenced to 4 yearsThe former owner of the South Florida clinic that supplied performance-enhancing substances to MLB players and other athletes has been sentenced to four years in federal prison.
  • MLB
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
MLB

A-Rod apologizes to fans with handwritten note

A-Rod apologizes to fans with handwritten noteRodriguez writes that he knows fans may not believe "anything that I say," but that he wants to focus on playing baseball.
  • MLB
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
MLB

Jason Giambi retires after 20 MLB seasons

Jason Giambi retires after 20 MLB seasonsGiambi, 44, described his career as "an incredible journey" in a statement to the New York Daily News announcing his retirement.
  • MLB
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
MLB

Gov. Scott announces new spring training homes

Gov. Scott announces new spring training homesGov. Scott announced a new spring training home for the Nats and Astros, but the deal is far from a home run right now.
  • MLB
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
MLB

Braves bringing back Fred McGriff

Braves bringing back Fred McGriffThe Braves are bringing back former first baseman Fred McGriff and ex-hitting coach Greg Walker.
  • MLB
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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