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March 29, 2016 7:42 PM Cubs release Victorino, will put Baez on disabled list

MESA, Ariz. (AP) The Chicago Cubs have released veteran outfielder Shane Victorino and will put utilityman Javier Baez on the 15-day disabled list. The Cubs said Tuesday that they will allot their final roster spots to pitcher Neil Ramirez, infielder Tommy La Stella and outfielder Matt Szczur. Victorino, infielder Munenori Kawasaki and left-handed reliever 28

March 26, 2016 10:51 PM Suarez Homers, Cozart Drives in 2 in Reds 7-4 Win Over Tribe

Eugenio Suarez hit his second home run and Zack Cozart doubled in two as a Cincinnati Reds split squad beat the Cleveland Indians, 7-4 on Saturday. Yan Gomes, Mike Napoli and Carlos Santana hit solo home runs off Tim Melville, who is penciled into the Reds' starting rotation with several injuries creating an opportunity. Napoli hit his fourth with two outs in the sixth 30

March 26, 2016 4:57 PM Reds, RHP Ross Ohlendorf agree to major league contract

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) The Cincinnati Reds and veteran right-handed pitcher Ross Ohlendorf have agreed to a one-year major league contract. Ohlendorf was released by Kansas City on Wednesday after making eight appearances. He pitched nine innings, allowing six runs on nine hits and three walks. Ohlendorf had 10 strikeouts. The 33-year-old has played nine full seasons 27

March 24, 2016 12:07 AM ESPN Welcomes Curt Schilling Back Even After His Disturbing Hillary Clinton Comments

The former MLB pitcher said Clinton "should be buried under a jail somewhere." ESPN has an explicit policy against employees editorializing on politics, but those rules don't seem to apply to former Major League Baseball player Curt Schilling. Earlier this month, while a guest on 610 Sports radio in Kansas City, Schilling went on an extended rant about 27

March 23, 2016 8:23 PM Joe Garagiola, ballplayer who reinvented himself as witty broadcaster, dies at 90

Joe Garagiola, who transformed a mediocre playing career in baseball into almost six decades as a popular and joyously self-deprecating broadcaster, becoming the sport’s ambassador to the American public and a host of the “Today” show, died March 23 in Arizona. He was 90. His family announced the death but did not cite a cause. He had been in ill health 60

March 23, 2016 12:19 AM With presidents Obama, Castro watching, Rays beat Cuban team

HAVANA — When Kevin Kiermaier slid into home for the Tampa Bay Rays’ first run of the day, President Barack Obama flung his arms wide in the sign for “safe.” Then he turned to his left and shook the hand of his seatmate and Cuban counterpart, Raul Castro. The scene was a remarkable milestone for sports diplomacy as the two presidents try to set aside 55

March 19, 2016 11:11 AM What in the world is going on with Bronson Arroyo's shoulder?

Great news on Bronson Arroyo, per source. Doctor misread MRI. Rotator cuff OK. Issue is bursa sac inflammation. Will be down 7 to 10 days. But hold on again. The Nationals issued this statement Friday night, according to The Washington Post: "We compared the MRI from Arizona with our MRI and we're going to sit with Bronson [on Saturday] and map out a protocol 37

March 18, 2016 10:34 PM How Adam LaRoche’s decision to quit quickly became bigger than baseball

Before this week, Adam LaRoche was known to baseball fans as so many things: first baseman and designated hitter, more than occasional slugger of home runs, a well-traveled veteran with stops in six major league cities over 12 seasons, including four as a Washington National. But LaRoche’s retirement this week from the Chicago White Sox assured he will be remembered 51

March 18, 2016 10:30 PM Chris Sale accuses Ken Williams of lying about LaRoche's son

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) The uproar over Adam LaRoche's abrupt retirement from the Chicago White Sox turned ugly Friday, with ace Chris Sale accusing an executive vice president of lying to the team about the reasons LaRoche's son needed to spend less time around the clubhouse. LaRoche announced this week he was leaving after Kenny Williams asked him to cut the amount 56

March 18, 2016 9:26 PM White Sox ace Sale accuses VP of lying about LaRoche's son

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) The uproar over Adam LaRoche's abrupt retirement from the Chicago White Sox turned ugly Friday, with ace Chris Sale accusing an executive vice president of lying to the team about the reasons LaRoche's son needed to spend less time around the clubhouse. LaRoche announced this week that he was leaving after VP Kenny Williams asked 38