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Johan Santana

Starting left-handed pitcher for the New York Mets.
Starting left-handed pitcher for the New York Mets. « Show less

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  • Dr. Frank Jobe, best-known for Tommy John surgery, dies at 88

    Dr. Frank Jobe, best-known for Tommy John surgery, dies at 88
    In the fall of 1974, Dodger pitcher Tommy John heard his arm snap like a guitar string after delivering a pitch. The torn ligament was the type of injury that commonly ended athletic careers, but John, then a 31-year-old star, pushed team doctors "to...
  • Dodgers to season-ticket holders: No more paper tickets

    Dodgers to season-ticket holders: No more paper tickets
    If you watch Clayton Kershaw pitch a no-hitter at Dodger Stadium this year, you can pretty much forget about saving your game ticket. The Dodgers are just about doing away with paper tickets this season. No longer will season-seat holders get a...
  • Spring-training primer: Key questions for Dodgers, Angels and others

    Spring-training primer: Key questions for Dodgers, Angels and others
    Everyone expects the Dodgers to win. They did last year, and they just put up $215 million for Clayton Kershaw, to better their chance to win for many years to come. No one expects the Angels to win. They sat out the playoffs last year — for the...
  • Phillies nominee for Roberto Clemente Award announced

     
    The Phillies' nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award was announced Tuesday. Shortstop Jimmy Rollins is the five-time defending National League's nominee. The annual award recognizes a Major League Baseball player who best represents the game of baseball...
  • Strangest baseball injuries of 2012

     
    Strangest baseball injuries 2012 It's all fun and games until someone gets hurt, and then it's even funnier. Presenting our occasionally annual roundup of the year's weirdest, stupidest or most unfortunate injuries that befell MLB players (and one...
  • Travis Wood crashes Anthony Rizzo's beatification

    Travis Wood crashes Anthony Rizzo's beatification
    This one is too easy: Anthony Rizzo finally got called up from the minors and will make his Cubs debut after going 0-for-his-last-9 in Iowa. So, yeah, he’s a perfect Cub. See? Told you it was too easy. But seriously, folks, Rizzo will start...
  • Power rankings: No. 25 Mets

    Power rankings: No. 25 Mets
    Bernie Madoff, meet Ruben Tejada. Ruben Tejada, meet Bernie Madoff. Mets fans, meet your future until your swindled owner, Fred Wilpon, is replaced by someone who has the financial might Wilpon had when he and Nelson Doubleday bought the team from...
  • Power rankings: No. 24 Twins

    Power rankings: No. 24 Twins
    Fans in St. Louis have it easy. They're merely conflicted about who to blame for Albert Pujols' departure. The feelings of many Twins fans are much more awkward. Everyone loves Joe Mauer, don't they? But business is business, and the hometown icon has...
  • Can ‘Jhonny Vegas’ make Venezuelan prez Hugo Chavez a golf fan?

     
    It would be interesting to hear Hugo Chavez’s thoughts on golf this morning. The strongman Venezuelan president isn’t a fan of the sport, stepping up his disdaining rhetoric in recent months by calling golf a “bourgeois” sport and sug...
  • Question of the Day: Which is the toughest division in baseball? [Updated]

     
    Writers from around Tribune Co. discuss the Major League Baseball season. Check back throughout the day for more responses, vote in the poll and feel free to weigh in with a comment of your own. Phil Rogers, Chicago Tribune There......
  • Justin Verlander is unanimous choice for AL Cy Young Award

     
    Justin Verlander received all 28 first-place votes for the American League Cy Young Award in results announced Tuesday....
  • 'Lefties' Santana, Maher unlikely bookends to surprising Mets weekend

     
    It was a most unlikely weekend for Mets lefties. On Friday, Johan Santana pitched the first no-hitter in the 51 years of the franchise. Then Sunday liberal talk-show host Bill Maher turned up at Citi Field and confirmed he......