2/12/2016 | Stowe was comforting presence for Reds
More than a few people are smiling and nodding these days when they think about Bernie Stowe, the beloved clubhouse manager of the Reds who died this week, and I'm among his eternal admirers.
2/12/2016 | MLB.TV is back, better than ever
Major League Baseball Advanced Media announced the launch on Friday of yearly subscriptions for MLB.TV, returning for a 14th season with everything you expect from the most widely distributed and No. 1 sports streaming service.
2/12/2016 | Cain confident injuries are behind him
A year ago, Matt Cain was beaming with optimism as he enjoyed the last moments of the offseason, wrapping up the top amateur performance at the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament. After a rough 2014 season that ended with elbow surgery, he was feeling good and raring to go to Arizona to get his career back on track, a wayward ace fully focused on the task ahead.
2/12/2016 | Nolan's 7 best bets to throw a no-no in 2016
Nolan knows no-nos. No doubt about it. Hall of Fame right-hander Nolan Ryan threw a record seven no-hitters during his career -- three more than Sandy Koufax and four more than Bob Feller. He also threw 12 one-hitters, tied with Feller for the most in Major League history.
2/12/2016 | Healthy Pence hungry for Spring Training
Right fielder Hunter Pence described the Giants' collective attitude as containing "an undertone of extreme eagerness. There's a lot of excitement to get the ball rolling."
2/12/2016 | Orioles, Gallardo close to finalizing deal
The Orioles continue in negotiations with free-agent starter Yovani Gallardo with the potential that a deal could be reached over the weekend.
2/12/2016 | Mejia provides sad, cautionary tale
Jenrry Mejia's baseball career, which had dazzled scouts and thrilled teammates and smothered opposing hitters, is on hold, perhaps forever. We may never know how great he could have been. That is the sad part.
2/12/2016 | Tigers' prospects hope to leave camp with job
The Tigers head to Spring Training looking to return to the American League Central race, but they believe some of their top prospects could be a part of that run -- if not out of Spring Training, then perhaps around midseason.
2/12/2016 | Montas may miss 4 months after rib surgery
Rookie righty Frankie Montas, the centerpiece for the Dodgers in a December three-team trade, will miss two to four months after undergoing rib resection surgery on Friday, it was announced.
2/12/2016 | Panik optimistic about health for 2016 season
Giants second baseman Joe Panik insisted Friday that not only will he enter Spring Training fully recovered from lower back inflammation, but he'll also remain healthy through the season.
2/12/2016 | Top Sox prospects to compete for jobs in camp
In the third installment of MLB.com's seven-part Spring Training preview, we take a look at some of those White Sox prospects who could help the team in the future.
2/12/2016 | A's land slugging outfielder Davis from Brewers
The A's cruised into their final weekend of the offseason in splashy style, pulling off a trade with the Brewers for slugging outfielder Khris Davis on Friday afternoon.
2/12/2016 | Chapman, Yankees avoid arbitration
The Yankees and left-handed closer Aroldis Chapman agreed to a one-year contract worth $11,325,000 Friday, avoiding arbitration.
2/12/2016 | Making Coors hockey-ready a big challenge
The nice days in Denver mean overnights for Mike Craig, the National Hockey League's senior manager of facilities operations.
2/12/2016 | Catcher Quiroz inks Minors deal with Indians
With a wealth of pitchers set to be in camp this spring, the Indians added another layer of catching depth to help handle the workload. On Friday, Cleveland signed veteran catcher Guillermo Quiroz to a Minor League contract, which includes an invitation to attend Spring Training with the big league club.
2/12/2016 | Indians sign reliever Hunter to 1-year deal
The Indians already stood to have a tight bullpen race this spring. Cleveland just made the competition for relief jobs a little more interesting with the signing of right-hander Tommy Hunter to a one-year, $2 million contract.
2/12/2016 | Astros GM: 'Our goal is win a championship'
The Astros held a season preview luncheon for the media Friday at Minute Maid Park that would have made the local optimist club envious.
2/12/2016 | $400M contract? Harper: 'Don't sell me short'
As numerous record-breaking deals were handed out to free agents this offseason, speculation quickly shifted to Bryce Harper's possible free agency after the 2018 season. More specifically, how much money could Harper, the reigning National League Most Valuable Player, potentially earn if he reaches free agency at the prime age of 26?
2/12/2016 | New head protection for pitchers on the way
Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association have collaborated on a new design for protective headgear that will be unveiled this spring.
2/12/2016 | Mets' Mejia handed permanent suspension
Major League Baseball on Friday issued Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia a lifetime suspension after he tested positive a third time for a performance-enhancing substance.
2/12/2016 | Inbox: What must Nats change to compete in East?
The bullpen must improve. It was below average during the second half of the season last year. Yes, the Nats revamped the relief corps by adding Shawn Kelley, Trevor Gott and Yusmeiro Petit, but we will not know how much they help until the season starts.
2/12/2016 | Mauer: 2013 concussion has affected vision
Twins first baseman Joe Mauer told the St. Paul Pioneer Press that his vision has been affected by the concussion that ended his 2013 season, especially during day games, as the sun makes it tough for him to pick up the ball. Mauer's offensive production has declined the past two seasons.
2/12/2016 | Tom Singer's sons pay loving tribute to dad
Malvina Singer is amazingly stoic, grieving the sudden loss of her husband of nearly 43 years, Tom, our 15-year colleague at MLB.com, at 67. It has been a whirlwind of shock for the family, fortunately a far-reaching, faithful, highly supportive and positive group.
2/12/2016 | Rays manager Cash a year older, wiser
Kevin Cash is no longer the virtually unknown 37-year-old who'd never managed a baseball game at any level, yet was thrown into the deep end of the pool to skipper the 2015 Rays.
2/12/2016 | Must-see MLB: 10 pivotal players to watch this spring
The first official report dates are about a week away, but the first reports are already emanating out of Spring Training camps. On Friday, for example, Masahiro Tanaka told reporters that he "can't really say" whether he'll be ready for Opening Day until his progression from offseason elbow surgery involves throwing off a mound.
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