1. Kendrick, Aybar Still at the Heart of Halos' Success

    Howie Kendrick and Erick Aybar go together like peanut butter and jelly: smooth, tasty and loaded with nutritional value...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 7 minutes ago 2 reads 0 comments

  2. Former Japanese Baseball Player Gets Blown Away by 186 MPH Fastball

    If you feel sorry for hitters who have to face Cincinnati Reds flamethrower Aroldis Chapman, wait until you see former Japanese baseball player Takashi Yamasaki try to hit a 186 mph fastball...

    Kyle Newport Written by Kyle Newport about 15 minutes ago 1,483 reads 5 comments

  3. Castillo Could Play in Minor League Game This Weekend

    The Red Sox signed Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo agreed to a record seven-year, $72 million contract less than one week ago and it looks like they aren't wasting any time getting him into game action...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 18 minutes ago 5 reads 0 comments

  4. Snapshots: Castillo Takes the Field

    Rusney Castillo took the field Thursday morning at Fenway South in Fort Myers, Fla. Here's a peek at the newest member of the Red Sox organization.....

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 20 minutes ago 1 reads 0 comments

  5. Castillo Wastes No Time Getting Started

    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- On the first day after receiving his work visa from the U.S. government, Rusney Castillo went to work.....

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 21 minutes ago 7 reads 0 comments

  6. Red Sox vs. Rays Preview

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 26 minutes ago 1 reads 0 comments

  7. BA Analysis: What to Expect from Prospect Herrera

    The Mets , spiraling toward their sixth consecutive losing season, lost one of their best hitters Thursday night when second baseman Daniel Murphy went on the disabled list because of a right calf injury...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 28 minutes ago 25 reads 0 comments

  8. St. Paul Saints Co-Owner Bill Murray Checks Tickets at Baseball Game

    Not every owner in professional sports takes the time to interact with fans, but Bill Murray does things his own way. The actor is the co-owner of the St. Paul Saints (American Association of Independent Professional Baseball)...

    Kyle Newport Written by Kyle Newport about 32 minutes ago 2,585 reads 3 comments

  9. Justin Masterson to Only Pitch from Stretch Saturday

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 34 minutes ago 12 reads 0 comments

  10. Yankees' Kevin Long Breaks Down Derek Jeter's Swing (VIDEO)

    DETROIT — Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long spent five minutes breaking down Derek Jeter's swing recently...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 35 minutes ago 7 reads 0 comments

  11. Masterson Considers Abandoning Windup

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. • When Justin Masterson went to the bullpen at Pittsburgh 's PNC Park on Wednesday to ready for his next start, he and the Cardinals coaches believed a solution ...

    Jack Dale Written by Jack Dale about 1 hour ago 15 reads 0 comments

  12. Granderson, Wright Weighing Down Offense

    NEW YORK -- In normal times, perhaps David Wright's return could be part of the solution for the New York Mets ' struggling offense...

    Jack Dale Written by Jack Dale about 2 hours ago 22 reads 0 comments

  13. Boston Red Sox's 5 Best Prospects Who Won't Be Called Up This September

    MLB roster expansions are nearly upon us, and the Boston Red Sox certainly have no shortage of intriguing players they can call up once the calendar turns to September 1. This is already a team loaded with young talent, to be sure...

    Ben Carsley Written by Ben Carsley about 3 hours ago 174 reads 0 comments

  14. Predicting What the Cincinnati Reds Lineup Will Look Like Next Year

    While injuries and bullpen woes have been staples of the Cincinnati Reds ' 2014 campaign, offense has been similarly woeful. We can't say for certain whether it's related to injuries to crucial players or not...

    Tyler Grote Written by Tyler Grote about 3 hours ago 186 reads 0 comments

  15. 3 MLB Playoff Contenders Headed for September Collapses

    We have officially hit crunch time in the 2014 MLB season, as the month of August comes to a close and teams have roughly 30 games left to secure a spot in the postseason...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 3 hours ago 177 reads 1 comments

  16. Handicapping AL's Hotly Contested Wild-Card Race with 1 Month Left

    This is exactly how Bud Selig and Major League Baseball drew it up three years ago. With the second wild-card spot, the number of viable postseason competitors increases and more teams remain in the hunt for longer...

    Peter F. Richman Written by Peter F. Richman about 3 hours ago 2,286 reads 4 comments

  17. O's Bullpen Completes Scoreless Series with Three Shutout Innings Thursday

    The Orioles ' sweep by the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field last weekend raised all kinds of red flags. But four days back home against the Tampa Bay Rays allowed the Orioles to ...

    Jack Dale Written by Jack Dale about 3 hours ago 26 reads 0 comments

  18. Unwanted by Pirates, Jason Grilli Stoked to Be Part of Angels Team

    Reliever Jason Grilli may not have been happy with the way he was perceived by the team — the Pittsburgh Pirates — that traded him to the Angels in late June for Ernesto Frieri...

    Jack Dale Written by Jack Dale about 3 hours ago 33 reads 0 comments

  19. Cuban Gonzalez Thriving as Reliever in Phillies System

    When the Phillies signed Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez for $12 million last summer, they included performance bonuses for games started and games reliever...

    Jack Dale Written by Jack Dale about 3 hours ago 20 reads 0 comments

  20. As Bochy Works to Put Pieces Together, Giants Will Live or Die with Pitching

    SAN FRANCISCO — One night after Madison Bumgarner lit up AT&T Park by taking a perfect game into the eighth inning, Tim Hudson was electric. Stretch-run energy buzzed through the Giants ' clubhouse in that old, familiar way...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 3 hours ago 1,116 reads 6 comments

  21. M's Montero Attempts to Attack Scout with a Bat

    Seattle's Jesus Montero was involved in an altercation during short-season Everett's game at Boise on Thursday...

    Jack Dale Written by Jack Dale about 3 hours ago 267 reads 0 comments

  22. Soler Powered: A Big Debut for the Cubs Rookie

    Remember when Yasiel Puig and Jorge Soler were a piece of our collective memory? In June 2012, Puig, then 21, and Soler, then 20, Cuban defectors and power-hitting corner outfielders ...

    Jack Dale Written by Jack Dale about 4 hours ago 213 reads 0 comments

  23. A's Fall to Angels in 10 Innings, Protest Game

    This stretch run looks as if it will be a doozy. That's probably no surprise, given that the teams with baseball's best records are battling in the AL West, and on Thursday at Angel ...

    Jack Dale Written by Jack Dale about 4 hours ago 198 reads 0 comments

  24. Why Hasn't 2nd Wild Card Made MLB Waiver-Trade Window More Active?

    Trading in Major League Baseball doesn't end until Aug. 31, but it sure feels like just about all the wheeling and dealing wrapped up back on July 31, doesn't it? In part, that's ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 4 hours ago 1,198 reads 2 comments

  25. Hanley Ramirez's Path to Large Free-Agency Payday Is Switch to Third Base

    If Hanley Ramirez knew what was good for him, he wouldn't be playing shortstop for the Los Angeles Dodgers . That's not to say Ramirez shouldn't be wearing Dodger blue. He should, however, consider wearing it at a different position...

    Jacob Shafer Written by Jacob Shafer about 7 hours ago 1,273 reads 6 comments