Rafael Dolis Saves Title

The Hanshin Tigers closer, Rafael Dolis, secured the 2017 Nippon Pro Baseball Central League Saves Title by getting the last three outs on Thursday. Read article...

5th player in HISTORY: Romine plays all 9 positions

"All eyes were on Andrew Romine on Saturday night, from the first out in the bottom of the first inning — a flyout to him in left field — to the final out of the ninth inning — a groundout to him at first base. Those two plays book-ended what proved to be a terrific...

Kevin Cron Named Southern League MVP

Slugger leads circuit in home runs and RBI, is Jackson's third MVP Jackson, Tenn. - The Southern League named Kevin Cron the league's Most Valuable Player for 2017 on Wednesday, giving another honor to Jackson's first baseman for a stellar season. Cron leads the...

Who ya gonna call? Tommy Hunter!

Who did Cash turn to? Tommy Hunter. Hunter got arguably the best hitter in baseball this year (Jose Altuve) to ground out to end the seventh and then set the Astros down in order in the eighth to hand the ball over to Alex Colome, the Rays slightly-beleaguered closer....

Jaime Garcia makes Braves History

Braves pitcher Jaime Garcia has made history with his grand slam Friday night and a win over the Dodgers in Los Angeles. He became the second Atlanta Braves pitcher to hit a grand slam in the history of the franchise. The last pitcher to accomplish this was Tony...

150th Career Save for Jim Johnson

What a milestone for Braves' Jim Johnson! Allowing a lone single in a scoreless ninth inning Tuesday against the Mets, striking out two for his 16th save as Braves' closer. He's posted a 1.42 ERA with a 33:5 K:BB over that span, lowering his ERA from 4.46 to 3.02."...

With slam, Alex Dickerson makes Padres history

"Alex Dickerson's historic homer -- a grand slam in the eighth inning of the Padres' 8-7 loss to the Cubs on Tuesday night -- soared majestically into the dense fog on Chicago's North Side, silencing a boisterous Wrigley Field crowd. A few seconds later, the ball...

Gavin Floyd simply grateful that he can throw a baseball again

Gavin Floyd has been through a lot of uncertainty in the last few years. Tommy John surgery in May of 2013; June 13, 2014, He was working on a two-hit shutout in Washington. And then, with no warning, the "pop" he felt was the olecranon bone in his elbow breaking, for...

David Murphy knows where these Red Sox are coming from

David Murphy says he return to Fort Myers was "surreal" due to the major events that took place, notably his proposal to his wife in 2004, drafted under Theo Epstein and with the Red Sox from 2003-2007. Being reunited with minor league...

Phillip Ervin invited to Reds Major League Camp

The Reds have invited 12 non-roster players — pitchers Tim Adleman, Drew Hayes, Cody Reed, Layne Somsen, Nick Travieso, Zack Weiss, Joe Hudson, Chad Wallach, Alex Blandino, Carlton Daal, Phillip Ervin and Jesse Winker — to 2015 Major League spring training camp in...

Jon Edwards fought cancer and celebrates miracle baby

It's been quite a year for Major League pitcher Jon Edwards and his wife Katelyn. With last December's diagnosis of cancer shaking their lives and deciding not to take the recommendations to use in vitro fertilization for a child later, (Jon said to the medical...

Jorge Mateo #1 on Yankees Prospect List

Mateo, regarded as one of the top prospects in the Yankees organization, was also debuted at number three on Baseball America‘s Top Ten Yankees list in 2014. After hitting .278/.345/.392 between Low-A Charleston and High-A Tampa and leading all levels of minor league...

Andy Green hired as Padres New Manager

The San Diego Padres had interviewed "seven or eight" candidates and in what qualified as a surprising move, the Padres circled back to one of the first candidates they sat down with, tabbing the 38-year-old Andy Green as their manager. "Obviously, I am beyond...

Jeremy Affeldt to Retire

San Francisco Giants left-hander, Jeremy Affeldt, will be retiring at season end. He has enjoyed a 14-year career in Major League baseball, with solid regular season stats, and was a post-season hero for the Giants in the playoffs. Jeremy was credited as the "winning...

David Murphy’s three-run homer leads Angels past Mariners

“Part of it is changing the neighborhood a little bit to see if maybe we can set the table a little better for guys in middle,” Scioscia said before the game. “Maybe it will give us a little spark. Right now, we need to find some continuity. This could be something...

Collin McHugh earns 16th win in 11-5 victory over Athletics

OAKLAND, Calif. - Collin McHugh earned his 16th win of the season and the Houston Astros hit four home runs to beat the Oakland Athletics 11-5 Wednesday night, avoiding a series sweep. Read article here." By: Michael Wagaman, The Associated Press Posted: 09/10/2015...

CJ Cron’s 5 RBIs lead desperate LA Angels past Texas, 5-2

"Cron tripled, doubled, singled and drove in all five runs, carrying Los Angeles to a 5-2 victory over the Texas Rangers on Friday night. Cron came through with a bases-loaded, two-out single in the third against Martin Perez (2-4). Los Angeles' streaky designated...

Garcia works 7 scoreless innings

"Jaime Garcia is at his best when he pitches low in the strike zone. The Pittsburgh Pirates found that out Saturday when Garcia (8-4) held them without a run for seven innings and struck out a season-high nine to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 4-1 victory." "I was...

Gavin Floyd stoked about return , “This is awesome”

Gavin Floyd reached the mound in the seventh inning Wednesday night at Rogers Centre. Then Floyd set about retiring the Blue Jays in order in the Tribe's 5-1 loss. "It's funny. You feel separated from the game in a sense (when you're injured)," he said. "Then you get...

Cron’s go-ahead HR helps Angels beat Chicago 2-1

C.J. Cron hit a tiebreaking home run in the seventh inning that helped the Angels win a 2-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox. "Cron drove an 0-1 pitch into the right field seats for his ninth homer with one out against rookie Carlos Rodon (5-5), who allowed just...

Murphy heating up

The Angels have gotten the David Murphy they had hoped for! Murphy's tying homer was lost amid the extra inning drama though. “I think I got a surge of adrenaline for a week to 10 days,” Murphy said. “Sometimes it can be a good thing, but I don’t think I was using it...

Loewen called up, hopes third time’s a charm

Lefty reliever, onetime outfielder back for another stab at big leagues. The third time feels right for Phillies left-hander Adam Loewen. He is back in the big leagues for the first time since 2011, when he resurrected his career as an outfielder with the Blue Jays....

David Murphy “One of the classiest guys..” is an Angel

"He's one of the classiest guys we've ever had -- and we've had a lot of them," manager Terry Francona said after a 2-1 loss to Kansas City. "But, it will be a good situation for Murph." "I don't think we anticipated being in this spot," Antonetti said, "where we...

Jaime Garcia “Best Mexican Pitcher in the Game”

The best Mexican pitcher in the game today resides in St. Louis with the Cardinals. The Cardinals have the best record in the entire league at the moment. Jaime Garcia underwent shoulder surgery last season, but he's bounced back respectively. This year Garcia has 2.0...

CJ Cron’s big weekend

A day after his career-high six RBI's in a 3-for-4 effort, CJ had a career high with four hits! "As a hitter, that's kind of what you're aiming for--to be on time and swing at good pitches. That kind of determines your fate. I guess I got some good pitches to hit the...

Austin Romine Named to International League All-Star

Austin Romine has been named to the 2015 International League All-Star team to represent SWB in Omaha on July 15th. One of 13 elected players who have received the most votes by media, fans and GM's and field managers will also be joined by 17 additional players from...

Jon Edwards’ cancer diagnosis helped him focus and find joy

Jon and his wife Katelyn were given the news of testicular cancer ten days before Christmas and surgery was performed three days later. They had been wanting to start a family soon, and doctors were concerned for them. Spring training found him showing zero blood...

Hamilton Heading Home to Texas

With the news that Josh Hamilton is returning to Texas, Joseph Ursery is happy to see "Hambone" coming home. Read article here." WFAA Sports April 25, 2015 Joseph Ursery Photo Kevin Jairaj -USA TODAY...

What are you playing for? Pitching for a Greater Purpose

A chance meeting with a young 16 year-old girl on a street corner brought about a mental and spiritual connection and a changed outlook forever for Jeremy Affeldt. "At some point, every athlete is confronted with wondering who they are and what their purpose is. No...

Jeremy Affeldt discusses future: kids will figure in

The San Francisco lefty wants to remain a Giant, without a doubt. Together, the team has won three titles in the past five seasons. However, Jeremy says, "As soon as my kids, any of them, say, 'I just miss you, I don't want you to play anymore,'that's when you have a...