• Longtime SF Giants beat writer Nick Peters dies at 75

    Updated: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Nick Peters, a former Spink Award winner who covered the San Francisco Giants for 47 years and loved to mentor young writers, has died. He was 75. Both the Giants and Peters' former employer, the Sacramento Bee, announced that he died Monday at his Northern...

  • Wrigley rooftop owner: 'We're dead," if Cubs erect huge sign

    Updated: Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    CHICAGO (AP) — A lawyer for rooftop clubs overlooking Wrigley Field told a federal court Monday that if the Chicago Cubs are permitted to erect a giant video board blocking views of games from across the street it would kill their lucrative business. Attorneys for the Cubs and two of...

  • Rangers release lefty Beimel among several roster moves

    Updated: Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — The Texas Rangers have released reliever Joe Beimel after the left-hander struggled this spring. Also Monday, Texas optioned three players to minor league squads, and assigned four others to its minor league camp. Beimel, who allowed 11 earned runs in three...

  • Indians not expecting Swisher to be ready for opener

    Updated: Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Indians manager Terry Francona said he doesn't expect slugger Nick Swisher to be ready for the team's April 6 season opener at Houston. Swisher underwent surgery on both knees in August and has been slower to recover than expected. Swisher only began running the...

  • Colon, not Harvey, to start Mets' opener at Washington

    Updated: Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Bartolo Colon, not Matt Harvey, has been picked to start the New York Mets' opener at Washington on April 6. Harvey is returning from elbow ligament-replacement surgery that has sidelined him since August 2013. Colon was 15-13 with a 4.09 ERA last year and at 41...

  • Marlins' Christian Yelich finalizes $49.57M, 7-year contract

    Updated: Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — The Marlins took another step toward keeping their young talent in Miami, finalizing a $49.57 million contract with outfielder Christian Yelich. Yelich gets $570,000 this year, the same salary as in the one-year deal he agreed to on March 1. He will receive $1...

  • Scherzer to start Nationals' opener, not Strasburg

    Updated: Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    VIERA, Fla. (AP) — Max Scherzer will start the Washington Nationals' opener on April 6 against the New York Mets, not Stephen Strasburg. "It's going to be real exciting," Scherzer said Monday. "It's a great honor to be able to start opening day, especially for this club, and...

  • Dodgers No. 3 starter Hyun-Jin Ryu to see doctor

    Updated: Sun, Mar 22, 2015

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu returned to Los Angeles on Sunday for further medical evaluation of discomfort in his left shoulder. The No. 3 starter left camp to see team physician Dr. Neal ElAttrache after playing catch in routine drills. "Hyun-Jin...

  • Tigers' Cabrera and Martinez see first at-bats of spring

    Updated: Sun, Mar 22, 2015

    LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Detroit sluggers Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez welcomed their first Grapefruit League at-bats of the season. Cabrera, who had offseason surgery to remove a bone spur from his right ankle and repair a stress fracture in his right foot, went 1 for 3 with a...

  • Rangers ace Yu Darvish 'feeling great' after surgery

    Updated: Sun, Mar 22, 2015

    SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish says he's "feeling great" after season-ending surgery on his right elbow and looks forward to coming back stronger than before. Darvish is back in Arizona with the team and spoke Sunday for the first time since the elbow...

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