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2/5/2016 | Pickles Pub hosts Babe's Birthday Bash

Babe's Birthday Bash, a charity event that benefits the Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation, was hosted Friday night for the first time by Pickles Pub in downtown Baltimore.


2/5/2016 | Puig, Lazarito take in Caribbean Series game

Two of the most popular and intriguing figures in Cuban baseball decided to take in a Caribbean Series game Friday night. Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig and teenage prospect Lazarito Armenteros watched parts of the game between Cuba's Ciego de Avila and Dominican Republic's Leones del Escogido together from the stands at Estadio Quisqueya Juan Marichal.


2/5/2016 | Aaron documentary premieres on 82nd birthday

Hank Aaron was serenaded as he walked into the National Center for Civil and Human Rights early Friday evening. A cozy crowd had gathered within this downtown Atlanta museum for the premiere of a documentary that celebrates the undaunted determination that carried Aaron into uncharted lands of accomplishment.


2/5/2016 | A's Jensen proud to share heritage

There are few detailed records from the Negro Leagues era, many of the names lost in time except for those revived through stories, like the ones Marcus Jensen heard as a youngster from his grandfather.


2/5/2016 | King of Crash course: Top 10 Ruth statistics

While legendary slugger Hank Aaron celebrated his 82nd birthday on Friday, it was 121 years ago Saturday that fellow Hall of Famer Babe Ruth was born in Baltimore. With that in mind, what better way to celebrate Ruth's birthday than by examining 10 of the most amazing statistics surrounding his illustrious career?


2/5/2016 | Giants' annual FanFest set for Feb. 13

Virtually every square inch of AT&T Park will be thrown open to the public next Saturday, Feb. 13, when the Giants conduct their annual FanFest.


2/5/2016 | Crane ready for another Astros playoff run

It was this time a year ago that Astros owner Jim Crane raised a few eyebrows by making the bold proclamation his team would make the postseason in 2015. Crane didn't beat his chest about his prediction when speaking to the media Friday at Minute Maid Park, but said he's pleased with the direction of the club and looks forward to big things in 2016.


2/5/2016 | Goldy always looking to improve routine

Given the results from each of his first four full seasons in the big leagues, it is clear that not much, if anything, is lacking in Paul Goldschmidt's offseason workout program. But that doesn't mean the D-backs' first baseman is not always looking for ways to make even the slightest of improvements.


2/5/2016 | Cardinals in Asia: Oh just first step

On the heels of South Korean reliever Seung Hwan Oh signing with the Cardinals, MLB.com began an examination of the organization's decade-long journey back into the Asian market. In this final installment, MLB.com will trace the road to signing Oh and examine what that signing could mean for the organization's future in this market.


2/5/2016 | Around the Horn: Bullpen gets winter renewal

The overriding goal of the A's offseason was to restore order to a bullpen that arguably cost the club more than a dozen victories in a last-place 2015 campaign.


2/5/2016 | O's agree with closer Britton, avoid arbitration

The Orioles and left-hander Zach Britton have agreed to a one-year, $6.75 million contract to avoid arbitration.


2/5/2016 | Around the Horn: 'Dream' outfield

This is about as simple as it gets. No new faces. No position battles. Just Andrew McCutchen flanked by Starling Marte and Gregory Polanco -- arguably the best outfield trio in the Majors


2/5/2016 | Roberts: Reflecting on Jackie's influence

The Dodgers are the groundbreaking franchise of Jackie Robinson. When I put on this uniform as a player, I understood the special responsibility to honor those that played before me, as well as the amazing bond between the Dodgers and their fans. I feel that I have now come full circle in my career, and there is plenty of unfinished business left in L.A.


2/5/2016 | Blue Jays hoping to swing deals with sluggers

The Blue Jays have a lot of heavy lifting to do this spring and most of the action will be taking place away from the field, in contract negotiations with Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion.


2/5/2016 | Mexico tops P.R.; Cuba advances to semis

Mexico's Venados de Mazatlan clinched the top seed in the semifinals with the 8-4 victory against Puerto Rico's Cangrejeros de Santurce in the first game of the Caribbean Series on Friday afternoon.


2/5/2016 | Equipment trucks head south for Spring Training

The unofficial road to Spring Training began on Friday for three clubs.


2/5/2016 | Kendrick happy to be back with Dodgers

Howie Kendrick isn't happy with the way free agency treated him, but he insists he's happy to be back with the Dodgers anyway.


2/5/2016 | Love of baseball resonates with Broncos' Harris

Denver Broncos left tackle Ryan Harris will use his 6-foot-5, 300-plus-pound frame on Sunday to keep Carolina Panthers pass rushers from drilling quarterback Peyton Manning in the back during Sunday's Super Bowl 50.


2/5/2016 | Arrieta's arbitration gap among largest in history

Jake Arrieta and the Chicago Cubs are approaching their Feb. 9 date in front of a salary arbitration panel with a record $5.5 million spread, whether or not the sides strike an agreement prior to entering the hearing room.


2/5/2016 | Reds' Duran suspended 80 games

Reds outfielder Juan Duran received an 80-game suspension from Major League Baseball on Friday for testing positive for performance-enhancing substances that are in violation of Major League Baseball's joint drug prevention and treatment program.


2/5/2016 | Top Cuban prospect Gurriel Jr. dreams of MLB

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. can still recall the clothes he was wearing on the best day of his life: a white short-sleeved, button-down shirt with a red stripe down the middle over the buttons, stylish black pants with rips across the knees, and white high-top tennis shoes.


2/5/2016 | TV voice Sims talks Black History Month

February is Black History Month, a time to celebrate the achievements of African Americans in U.S. history. Veteran journalist Dave Sims, who is preparing for his 10th season as the Mariners' television play-by-play announcer, took time this week to talk about the importance of Black History Month, as well as remembering the notable accomplishments of black Americans in Major League Baseball.


2/5/2016 | White Sox Minor Leaguer Shearrow suspended

Lucas Shearrow, a right-hander in the White Sox organization, received a 50-game suspension without pay following a second positive test for a drug of abuse. The suspension was announced by the Commissioner's Office on Friday following violations of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.


2/5/2016 | McCracken reflects during Black History Month

Quinton McCracken, the former Major League player, was promoted last year to Astros director of player personnel. He recently offered his thoughts on the importance of Black History Month.


2/5/2016 | Cubs' Charity Run to go through Wrigley Field

Need some motivation for your running program? The Cubs have updated the course for the 11th Annual Race to Wrigley Charity Run, to be held April 23. This year, the run, presented by ATI Physical Therapy, will allow participants to race through Wrigley Field.




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