11/7/2013 | Leyland pleased with hirings of Ausmus, McClendon
Jim Leyland stayed out of the Tigers' managerial search, but he is happy with the way things turned out for his former club and Brad Ausmus and his longtime friend Lloyd McClendon, who was hired to manage the Mariners.
11/7/2013 | Unheralded relievers earn GIBBY Setup nods
Closers are the stars of any bullpen. However, with an increased need for multiple dependable arms out of the 'pen, setup men are gaining in importance. The 2013 GIBBY Awards recognizes the 11 best eighth-inning pitchers with Setup Man of the Year nominations.
11/7/2013 | Power up: Heavy hitters on the free-agent market
As the Hot Stove season heats up, certain to become a boiling cauldron, raw offensive power is available and, as always, the best of it will be costly.
11/7/2013 | Winter League roundup: Hague heads Toros' attack
Matt Hague, a first baseman in the Pirates organization, continued his solid start to the Dominican Winter League season with a 2-for-5 night as Toros defeated Aguilas, 8-2 on Wednesday.
11/7/2013 | Mattingly, Dodgers in talks for multiyear deal
The Dodgers and Don Mattingly have talked about extending the manager's contract beyond 2014, according to a baseball source, but no deal is imminent. The talks were first reported by ESPN Los Angeles.
11/7/2013 | AFL senior administrator McGrath to be honored
Joan McGrath, the Arizona Fall League's senior administrator, will be named the Rawlings Woman Executive of the Year at next month's Winter Meetings in Orlando, Fla.
11/7/2013 | Torre pleased with progress of replay testing
Joe Torre, MLB's executive vice president of baseball operations, said the tryout of replay expansion during Arizona Fall League games "looked like it went off smoothly." Three of seven challenged calls were overturned Wednesday night on the second night of testing.
11/5/2013 | Hot Stove roundup: AL West teams gear up
There was little movement on Tuesday, the first full day in which free agents were eligible to sign with a new team. Most notably, the Mariners hired Lloyd McClendon as their manager, and Geovany Soto re-signed with the Rangers.
11/5/2013 | Rockies partner C. Monfort arrested for DUI
The following statement is from Colorado Rockies Owner, Chairman & CEO Dick Monfort regarding the arrest of his brother, Rockies Partner Charlie Monfort on suspicion of DUI.
11/5/2013 | McClendon gets another shot in skipper's chair
Lloyd McClendon finally got a second shot at managing when he was hired by the Mariners on Tuesday, and it's a nice fit. He feels he has learned from his past opportunity, ready to take a step forward, and Seattle is very much in need of a strong managerial presence that can shake it out of the doldrums of the last decade.
11/5/2013 | Wallach could move from third to dugout in '14
Now that Seattle and Detroit have passed on Tim Wallach for their managerial openings, he's a candidate to become the Dodgers' bench coach, according to a baseball source.
11/5/2013 | They aren't finalists, but they're the next-best thing
The Baseball Writers' Association of America announced their finalists for the four top awards in each league and, while they are all worthy candidates, some other top performers should be acknowledged for their strong seasons.
11/5/2013 | Fantastic follow-up warrants Trout MVP consideration
In two full seasons, most of which came before the age of 22, Mike Trout established himself as possibly the best player in all of baseball. And once again, he'll garner heavy consideration for the American League's Most Valuable Player Award.
11/5/2013 | Fernandez finalist for NL Cy Young, Rookie of Year
Three times in franchise history, the Marlins have boasted the National League Rookie of the Year. Could Jose Fernandez become the fourth? Fernandez on Tuesday night was named as a finalist for the top rookie honor presented by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. He's also a finalist for the NL Cy Young Award.
11/5/2013 | Cy Yu? Darvish up for AL's top pitcher
Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish is one of three finalists for the 2013 American League Cy Young Award, along with Max Scherzer of the Tigers and Hisashi Iwakuma of the Mariners.
11/5/2013 | Petco Park to host first-round Davis Cup match
On Tuesday, the USTA and U.S. Davis Cup announced that Petco Park will serve as a host site for a first-round Davis Cup match between the United States and Great Britain, a three-day event that will be held on the outfield grass from Jan. 31-Feb. 2.
11/5/2013 | With breakout '13, Iwakuma a finalist for AL Cy Young
A breakout season for Hisashi Iwakuma did not go unnoticed nationally as the Mariners right-hander was named Tuesday as one of three finalists for the 2013 American League Cy Young Award by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.
11/5/2013 | NCAA Division I set to change baseballs
College baseball won't be getting its "ping" back any time soon, but the Division I Baseball Committee made a decision Tuesday it hopes will lead to more offense.
11/5/2013 | Mariners name McClendon next skipper
Lloyd McClendon, who spent the past seven years as the Tigers' hitting coach, was named the next manager of the Mariners on Tuesday night. The club made the hire official not long after a Major League source confirmed a report initially tweeted by the Puget Sound Business Journal.
11/5/2013 | Molina, Waino, Miller finalists for BBWAA Awards
During a one-hour MLB Network special on Tuesday, the Cardinals' Yadier Molina, Adam Wainwright and Shelby Miller were revealed as finalists for the Baseball Writers' Association of America end-of-the-season awards.
11/5/2013 | Francona finalist for BBWAA's top AL skipper honor
Terry Francona led the Indians' incredible turnaround in 2013, capturing the American League's top Wild Card spot to reach the postseason for the first time in six years. It made sense then that Francona was named as one of three candidates for the Baseball Writers' Association of America's AL Manager of the Year Award.
11/5/2013 | Cabrera, Scherzer, Iglesias up for BBWAA awards
As expected, the Tigers have finalists in all three player categories for the major end-of-season awards, as revealed Tuesday on MLB Network. Miguel Cabrera is going for his second straight BBWAA American League Most Valuable Player Award, Max Scherzer is contending for the AL Cy Young Award, and shortstop Jose Iglesias is in the running for the AL Rookie of the Year Award.
11/5/2013 | BBWAA announces finalists for four major awards
The top contenders for baseball's four major individual honors in each league, as voted on by the Baseball Writers' Association of America, were revealed Tuesday on MLB Network.
11/5/2013 | Soto signs one-year deal to be Rangers' No. 1 catcher
The Rangers have signed a free agent who they say will be their No. 1 catcher in 2014. Geovany Soto, after serving as a backup to A.J. Pierzynski this past season, has moved up the Rangers' depth chart.
11/5/2013 | O's hire Manto as Minor League hitting coordinator
Jeff Manto, who spent the past two seasons as the White Sox hitting coach, has been named the Orioles' Minor League hitting coordinator.
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