New additions, better coaching contributing to the Red Sox having the top strikeout rate in baseball, writes Mike Petriello.
The San Francisco Giants declined to tender a one-year contract to bearded closer Brian Wilson on Friday, making him a free agent as he recovers from a second ligament replacement surgery on his right elbow.
Tristan H. Cockcroft has updates on tumultuous closer situations for the Astros, Dodgers and Cardinals.
Ryan Howard was voted major-league player of the year by members of the players' association, and Albert Pujols was voted Marvin Miller Man of the Year.
John Sickels looks at Dodgers, A's, Brewers and Tigers prospects.