Lefty-heavy rotation not a concern

Lefty-heavy rotation not a concern

Feb 11, 2016 | No Comments

Take a Major League rotation and fill it with four or five right-handed starters. It becomes about as newsworthy as a ground ball to short in the third inning of a 7-0 game. Rearrange that same rotation with four left-handers, and it not only becomes a story but also potentially a concern.

Rapada grateful to go out with Classic experience

Feb 11, 2016 | No Comments

It may have been the last pitch of former Major League reliever Clay Rapada’s career: a double off the bat of Australian former big leaguer Trent Oeltjen and into the gap that plated two.

International showcase draws VIP crowd

Feb 11, 2016 | No Comments

Oakland general manager David Forst was among the crowd of 300 scouts and executives on the first day of MLB’s International Showcase at Estadio Quisqueya Juan Marichal on Wednesday.

Which division winner is most likely to repeat?

Which division winner is most likely to repeat?

Feb 11, 2016 | No Comments

In 2015 there were only two Major League teams that repeated as division winners. Don’t count on a 6-for-6 performance by the current division champs in 2016, either.

Braves add reliever Torres on Minors deal

Braves add reliever Torres on Minors deal

Feb 11, 2016 | No Comments

Right-hander Carlos Torres and the Braves have agreed to a Minor League deal with an invite to Spring Training, according to multiple reports.

Axford, Madson lead A’s effort to bolster bullpen

Feb 10, 2016 | No Comments

True to their typical offseason ways, the A’s remained active all winter in an effort to revamp a roster that totaled only 68 wins in a last-place season in 2015.

Funeral arrangements announced for Stowe

Feb 10, 2016 | No Comments

Funeral arrangements have been set for longtime Reds clubhouse manager Bernie Stowe, who passed away on Tuesday at the age of 80.

Report: O’s making progress with Gallardo

Feb 10, 2016 | No Comments

The Orioles may be gearing up for a run at one of the best starting pitchers left on the market. According to a report Wednesday by FoxSports.com, Baltimore is “making progress” in its pursuit of right-hander Yovani Gallardo, who pitched to a 13-11 record with a 3.42 ERA with the Rangers last season.