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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols has undergone surgery on his right foot, possibly sidelining him past opening day. The team says Pujols had the procedure Friday in North Carolina to release his plantar fascia, the ligament connecting the heel to...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — That visible circle in the back pockets of big leaguers — typically a sure sign of smokeless tobacco — might be far less common next season. Players new to the majors won't be able to dip next year without risk of penalty, a provision under baseball's...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals traded left-hander Jaime Garcia to the Atlanta Braves on Thursday for a trio of prospects, including second baseman Luke Dykstra, the son of former All-Star Lenny Dykstra. The Cardinals also got right-handers John Gant and Chris Ellis in...
NEW YORK (AP) — The league that wins baseball's All-Star Game no longer will get home-field advantage in the World Series, which instead will go to the pennant winner with the better regular-season record. The change was included in Major League Baseball's tentative new...
NEW YORK (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press the league that wins baseball's All-Star Game no longer will get home-field advantage in the World Series. Instead, that will be determined by which pennant winner had the better regular season...
IRVING, Texas (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations says Major League Baseball and its players' union agreed to ban smokeless tobacco for all new big leaguers. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday night because the ban is among the details of the sport's...
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Negotiators for baseball players and owners have a verbal agreement on a five-year labor contract, a person familiar with the talks told The Associated Press on Wednesday night. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the sides were still putting...
IRVING, Texas (AP) — After meeting through most of the previous night, negotiators for baseball owners and players tried to reach an agreement Wednesday before their labor contract expires. The sides are meeting at a hotel outside Dallas where the players' association held its...
NEW YORK (AP) — Hall of Famers Nolan Ryan and Barry Larkin along with recently retired David Ortiz are among the investors in Dugout Ventures, a new private equity group that says it will support baseball-focused companies. Torii Hunter and Vernon Wells also were among the...