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January 15, 2019 5:47 PM Former MLB pitcher John Wetteland arrested on child sexual abuse charge

Former major league closer John Wetteland was arrested Monday on a charge of sexual abuse of a child under the age of 14, police records show. The 52-year-old was released from custody after posting a $25,000 surety bond according to the Denton County (Texas) Sheriff's Office. In 12 seasons, Wetteland was 48-45 with a 2.93 ERA and 330 saves. He was a member 1860

January 8, 2019 2:11 AM Sick baby boy named after Shohei Ohtani receives visit from Angels star

Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani paid a visit over the weekend to an ailing baby boy in Japan who bears his name. Shohei Kawasaki, born in June 2017, has dilated cardiomyopathy, which causes shortness of breath and problems with the heart muscle. Ultimately, he will need a heart transplant to alleviate the issue. A group trying to raise money for the surgery 87

January 3, 2019 6:35 PM Steady reliever David Robertson signs two-year deal with Phillies

Free-agent reliever David Robertson has signed a two-year contract with the Philadelphia Phillies that includes a third-year club option, the team announced Thursday. Robertson will make $10 million in 2019 and $11 million in 2020, a source told ESPN. A $12 million option for 2021 includes a $2 million buyout. The 33-year-old is expected to slot into the back end of the Phillies' 87

January 2, 2019 10:31 PM Joe Maddon fills out coaching staff for Cubs

CHICAGO -- The Cubs hired former major league infielder Mark Loretta as their bench coach Wednesday, replacing Brandon Hyde, who was hired as the manager of the Baltimore Orioles last month. Loretta, 47, had spent the past nine years in the front office of the San Diego Padres. He'll be manager Joe Maddon's bench coach -- the Cubs' third in as many years 82

December 28, 2018 7:27 PM Matt Shoemaker agrees to 1-year deal with Blue Jays

TORONTO -- Free-agent pitcher Matt Shoemaker has agreed to a one-year, $3.5 million contract with the Toronto Blue Jays, the team announced Friday. Shoemaker went 2-2 with a 4.94 ERA in seven starts with the Los Angeles Angels last season. The right-hander has been hampered by right forearm injuries over the last two years. Shoemaker, 32, made his major 74

December 17, 2018 11:41 PM Yankees pay Sabathia's $500K bonus despite ejection in finale

CC Sabathia gave up half a million dollars to show he had his teammate’s back. Instead, the New York Yankees paid their veteran left-hander for his loyalty. The 38-year-old pitcher was two innings from receiving a $500,000 for pitching 155 innings last season when he was ejected for throwing at the Tampa Bay Rays’ Jesus Sucre in the sixth inning of Sabathia’s 89

December 7, 2018 11:22 AM Ticket to L.A. Brett Young

A singer and songwriter whose music balances the sophistication of contemporary pop with the emotional palette of modern country, Brett Young was born and raised in Orange County, California, and was a teenager when he first developed a love for music by learning to play guitar. In the late '90s, Young was a student at Costa Mesa's Calvary Chapel High School 104

December 5, 2018 5:59 PM Mel Stottlemyre Jr. hired as Marlins pitching coach

MIAMI -- Former Seattle Mariners pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre Jr. has been hired as pitching coach for the Miami Marlins. Also joining manager Don Mattingly's staff is former Kansas City Royals manager Trey Hillman, who will be first base and infield coach. Like Mattingly and Marlins CEO Derek Jeter, Stottlemyre and Hillman have ties to the New York Yankees 69

December 2, 2018 3:13 AM Reports: Mariners, Mets finish off seven-player blockbuster trade

A blockbuster trade that gained momentum throughout the week has been completed, as the Seattle Mariners have agreed to deal All-Star closer Edwin Diaz and veteran second baseman Robinson Cano to the New York Mets, according to multiple reports. In return, the Mariners reportedly will receive veteran right fielder Jay Bruce and several prospects -- right-handed 75

November 26, 2018 7:46 PM Josh Donaldson signs one-year, $23 million deal with Atlanta Braves

Donaldson, the 2015 American League MVP, joined Cleveland just before the Aug. 31 waiver deadline. Because of an assortment of injuries, he was limited to just 16 games with the Indians and had only one hit in the postseason. The 32-year-old Donaldson batted a combined .246 with eight home runs and 23 RBIs in 52 games for Cleveland and Toronto last season 48