St. Louis Cardinals pitching coach Dave Duncan is taking a leave of absence from the team for family reasons, general manager John Mozeliak confirmed Thursday night. Mozeliak said no timetable has been determined for Duncan's return.
Some are here for a cup of coffee. Some are back for another cup. Others are trying to restart their careers. This week's Starting 9 recognizes players who overcame long odds to land a job in the majors.
The Seattle Mariners have stepped up the pace in negotiations that could bring Ken Griffey Jr. back to the city where he spent the first 11 years of his major league career, two baseball sources told ESPN.com.