| Jun 28, 2014
| 9:59 PM
Last week’s ranking in parentheses, statistics are through Friday’s games:
1. OAKLAND: Franchise with reputation for polishing young talent is only team that hasn’t used a rookie this season. (1)
2. MILWAUKEE: Marco Estrada has given...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 10:40 AM
San Diego Padres reliever Alex Torres became the first pitcher to wear a protective padded cap during Saturday night's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Major League Baseball approved the caps in January after testing several prototypes.
| Jan 28, 2014
| 5:23 PM
Would you wear a heavier and perhaps clunkier cap if it might help protect you from a line drive to the head?
Every pitcher will face that question when spring training opens next month. For the first time, Major League Baseball has approved a padded...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 10:03 AM
Those scary hits to the head that pitchers sometimes take on line drives might not be quite as scary this year.
A new protective cap designed to reduce the effects of such blows has been approved by Major League Baseball and was introduced on Tuesday....
| Jan 28, 2014
| 4:55 PM
It will not be fashionable, though that’s hardly the point. At least hopefully.
But pitchers now have a decision to make: to wear a padded baseball cap or not?
That’s an issue each pitcher will now have to determine for himself, after...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 7:47 PM
PHOENIX — Clayton Kershaw wants to visit Australia, but as a tourist, not a pitcher.
"I'd love to go there on vacation," Kershaw said. "I don't really want to go pitch there. But that's what we're signed up to do, so we're going to have to be...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 2:15 PM
Are the Dodgers doing the right thing in starting Clayton Kershaw in Monday night's game? There are pros and cons:
Pro: Get a chance to close out Braves tonight and you can start Zack Greinke and Kershaw in Games 1 and 2 of the NLCS, which begins...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 8:29 PM
Whether it was at the major or minor league level, plenty of former area baseball players competed on professional diamonds not only across the United States, but in Canada and Mexico.
There were a number of story lines along the way, as the 2013...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 7:48 PM
SURPRISE, Ariz. — Adrian Gonzalez drew another walk Tuesday against the Kansas City Royals, his fourth in 26 plate appearances this spring. This is by design.
"I'm not going to go up there looking for a walk, but I do think I can get back to...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 8:30 PM
The Real-Time Academy of Short Form Arts & Sciences announced its Shorty Award finalists Wednesday morning for its sixth-annual social media-themed awards, with big names such as Lena Dunham, Albert Brooks and Sir Ian McKellen making the cut.
| Oct 10, 2013
Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins will be part of the expanded baseball coverage Fox and Fox Sports 1 will have during the ALCS and World Series. TBS has the NLCS. Rollins, who can remember the days that he was busy on the field at this time of year,...
| Oct 11, 2013
MLB ALCS 2013 TV schedule: Tigers vs. Red Sox: The two teams who’ve emerged victorious from the American League Division Series, the Detroit Tigers and the Boston Red Sox, now face each other for the right to play for the World Series. Game 1 of the...