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  1. Yankees' infield better; is it good enough?

    Andrew Marchand

    To begin the 2014 season, the Yankees' Opening Day infield was Mark Teixeira at first, Brian Roberts at second, Derek Jeter at short and Kelly Johnson at third. By the end of the year, Teixeira was limping toward the finish line, Roberts' career w...

    Blog | December 16, 2014
  2. Does Butler have a future in KC?

    Doug Mittler

    The Kansas City Royals will soon have a decision to make regarding designated hitter Billy Butler, who has a $12.5 million option for next season. Butler posted a .271/.323/.379 slash line, marking the second straight year that all three numbers ...

    Blog | October 27, 2014
  3. Five AL wild-card questions for Oakland A's, Kansas City Royals

    Tim Kurkjian

    A look at the five most important questions heading into the AL wild-card game between the Athletics and the Royals.

    Story | Conversation | September 28, 2014
  4. Derek Jeter plays final home game for New York Yankees

    Wallace Matthews

    Derek Jeter closed the Bronx chapter of his career with a walk-off win for the Yankees.

    Story | Conversation | September 25, 2014
  5. MLB, union working with Boombang to advance protective headgear f...

    William Weinbaum

    On Friday, MLB and MLB Players Association officials told OTL they have been engaged for months with Boombang, a California-based engineering, research and consulting company, in an effort to advance the development of protective headgear for pitchers.

    Story | Conversation | August 08, 2014
  6. Lester stands alone as Red Sox All-Star

    Brendan C. Hall

    BOSTON -- Part of the collateral damage from the Red Sox's first-half struggles came clear on Sunday, when Jon Lester was the team's lone representative named to the American League All-Star squad (although a second member, Koji Uehara, is in line to...

    Blog | July 06, 2014
  7. Farm notes: Betts continues to impress

    Mike Andrews, SoxProspects.com

    While he certainly cooled off in mid-May after an out-of-this-world April, Double-A Portland second baseman Mookie Betts remains one of the top stories in the Red Sox organization, posting a line of .362/.448/.562 with 6 home runs and 22 stolen bases...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  8. Beckham works on struggles sans limelight

    Sahadev Sharma

    CHICAGO -- Gordon Beckham is no stranger to offensive struggles. The Chicago White Sox second baseman impressed in his first season with the team, posting a solid .270/.347/.460 line in 2009. However, over the next four seasons, Beckham failed to pro...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  9. MLB - Five most shift-proof hitters

    Jayson Stark

    These five hitters are quite adept at hitting 'em where they ain't. Meet baseball's most shift-proof hitters.

    Story | Conversation | May 27, 2014
  10. Morning Briefing: Gee's streak

    Danny Knobler

    NEW YORK FIRST PITCH: The New York Mets have another scoreless innings streak on the line Saturday night, in the second of a three-game series with the Philadelphia Phillies. This streak, they wouldn't mind seeing go on. Dillon Gee (3-1,...

    Blog | May 10, 2014
  11. Napoli excelling at 1B with more experience

    Gordon Edes

    The fastest man in baseball had just laid down a perfect bunt that hugged the dirt along the foul line, the runner a red blur headed toward first base. In a split second, Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli had to decide whether to field the ball or le...

    Blog | May 09, 2014
  12. Farm notes: Betts soars up the charts

    Mike Andrews, SoxProspects.com

    As of May 1, Double-A Portland second baseman Mookie Betts leads all of minor league baseball with a .430 batting average. His full slash line is .430/.481/.688 with 10 doubles, 4 homes runs, and 10 stolen bases, which follows up a breakout 2013 seas...

    Blog | May 01, 2014
  13. Umpire Brad Myers leaves game after being struck by ball

    Umpire Brad Myers was struck by a line drive and left Cincinnati's spring game against Cleveland.

    Story | Conversation | March 17, 2014
  14. Zack Greinke of Los Angeles Dodgers not excited about potential s...

    Mark Saxon

    Opening their season in Australia more than a week ahead of 28 other teams is causing the Los Angeles Dodgers some headaches, particularly when they try to line up their pitching.

    Story | Conversation | February 22, 2014
  15. Odds are with Yankees on Tanaka

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- For what it's worth, the online gambling site www.bovada.lv has installed the Yankees as 3/2 favorites to land Masahiro Tanaka, with the Dodgers the second choice at 11/4. Here is the entire line for the Tanaka Sweepstakes: New York...

    Blog | January 16, 2014
  16. More gold for Robinson Cano?

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- Robinson Cano is in line to win his third Gold Glove in the past three seasons, having been named today as one of three finalists for the American League second baseman's award, along with Boston's Dustin Pedroia and Tampa Bay's Ben Zobri...

    Blog | October 25, 2013