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  1. MLB - Royals turn to Ventura in Game 2

    Jerry Crasnick

    Royals rookie Yordano Ventura looked up to Pedro Martinez as a kid, but now he must tap into some Pedro World Series magic, writes Jerry Crasnick.

    Story | Conversation | October 21, 2014
  2. Miguel Cabrera of Detroit Tigers was joking about bonus

    Jerry Crasnick

    Miguel Cabrera was merely joking with teammates in the Detroit Tigers clubhouse when it was reported that he plans to forgo his postseason bonus because "I just want the ring," a Major League Baseball Players Association official told ESPN.com Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | October 02, 2014
  3. Could home-plate rule cause problems?

    Jerry Crasnick

    When MLB adopted Rule 7.13, the league didn't anticipate the host of problems the new rule created, and there might be more this postseason.

    Story | Conversation | September 28, 2014
  4. Boston Red Sox trade Andrew Miller to Baltimore Orioles for Eduar...

    Jerry Crasnick

    The Boston Red Sox continued a flurry of trade deadline activity Thursday when they sent left-handed reliever Andrew Miller to the Baltimore Orioles for minor league pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez.

    Story | Conversation | July 31, 2014
  5. Joel Pineiro, former MLB pitcher, suspended 50 games after testin...

    Jerry Crasnick

    Former big league pitcher Joel Pineiro has received a 50-game suspension after testing positive for a banned stimulant in violation of the minor league drug prevention and treatment program, the commissioner's office announced Monday.

    Story | Conversation | June 30, 2014
  6. MLB's best pure hitters

    Jerry Crasnick

    Who are baseball's best pure hitters? Any conversation should begin and end with Detroit's Miguel Cabrera.

    Story | Conversation | June 23, 2014
  7. MLB - Toronto Blue Jays lead AL East in return to glory years

    Jerry Crasnick

    It's been a couple of decades since the Blue Jays captured their city's fancy, but the times they are a-changin' in Toronto, writes Jerry Crasnick.

    Story | Conversation | June 16, 2014
  8. Kendrys Morales agrees to join Minnesota Twins

    Veteran Kendrys Morales has reached agreement on a one-year deal with the Minnesota Twins, a baseball source told ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick.

    Story | Conversation | June 07, 2014
  9. O will determine how high Royals rebound

    Jerry Crasnick

    Nothing resonates with the modern-day baseball fan like a good prospect vigil. George Springer was all the rage before the Houston Astros took the plunge and summoned him from Triple-A Oklahoma City in mid-April. Pittsburgh's Gregory Polanco is still...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  10. Joe Torre questions whether pine tar should be legalized for pitc...

    Jerry Crasnick

    Amid a growing debate over whether pitchers should be openly allowed to use pine tar to get a better grip on baseballs, executive vice president Joe Torre said he has concerns about the substance being legalized for pitchers because of potential issues.

    Story | Conversation | April 26, 2014
  11. Jose Iglesias of Detroit Tigers out until at least All-Star break...

    Jerry Crasnick

    Detroit Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias has significant injuries to both shins that are expected to keep him out at least until the All-Star break and could force him to miss most or all of the 2014 season, a baseball source confirmed to ESPN.com Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | March 15, 2014
  12. Agent Scott Boras says Kendrys Morales, Stephen Drew willing to w...

    Jerry Crasnick

    Agent Scott Boras said that shortstop Stephen Drew and Kendry Morales do not plan to lower their sights to sign quick deals and are willing to wait until June to find homes if necessary.

    Story | Conversation | March 14, 2014
  13. Santana focused on learning 3B

    Jerry Crasnick

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Carlos Santana's spirit is certainly willing. In his attempt to become a serviceable big league third baseman, he has done everything but change his first name to Cletis and read "Pie Traynor: A Baseball Biography" from cover to co...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  14. Robinson Cano joins Seattle Mariners in spring training

    Jerry Crasnick

    Robinson Cano stepped on a baseball field as a Seattle Mariner for the first time Tuesday with high expectations, the demands that a $240 million contract can bring and a piece of personal grooming that never was part of his grab bag in New York.

    Story | Conversation | February 18, 2014
  15. Joe Oliver to be named Spinners skipper

    Jerry Crasnick

    Former big leaguer Joe Oliver is returning from a 13-year absence from professional baseball to manage the Lowell Spinners, the Boston Red Sox's affiliate in the short-season New York-Penn League. The Spinners are expected to make an announcement...

    Blog | January 31, 2014
  16. Grady Sizemore signs one-year deal with Boston Red Sox

    Jerry Crasnick

    Grady Sizemore, a three-time All-Star whose career began to unravel in 2009 due to a seemingly endless string of injuries, has signed a one-year deal with the Boston Red Sox.

    Story | Conversation | January 22, 2014