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BALTIMORE (AP) — Jonny Venters has made a successful return to the majors after enduring three Tommy John surgeries and a six-year absence. Pitching for the Tampa Bay Rays in his first big league appearance since the 2012 NL wild-card game, Venters entered in the sixth inning...
BALTIMORE (AP) — Jonny Venters is back in the big leagues, ready to pitch for the Tampa Bay Rays after enduring three Tommy John surgeries and a six-year absence. Venters was sitting out a rain delay in the minors during a Wednesday morning game when he got word the Rays were...
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Players have been altering bats for decades in a bid to improve their grip — adding pine-tar or some specialized grip tape, maybe shaving the handle slightly to make it thinner. Gradually, some players have started gravitating to a more revolutionary option...
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Players have been altering bats for decades in a bid to improve their grip — adding pine-tar or some specialized grip tape, maybe shaving the handle slightly to make it thinner. Gradually, some players have started gravitating to a more revolutionary option...
CINCINNATI (AP) — Top outfield prospect Ronald Acuna is set to join the Atlanta Braves. The Braves planned to promote the 20-year-old from Triple-A Gwinnett on Wednesday to join them in Cincinnati. Acuna rose from Class A to Triple-A in 2017, hitting a combined .325 with 21 home...
TORONTO (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred is encouraged by pace-of-play changes that have limited mound visits and reduced the time between innings at major league games this season. Speaking in Toronto on Tuesday before the Blue Jays hosted the Boston Red Sox, Manfred...
TORONTO (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred is encouraged by pace-of-play changes that have limited mound visits and reduced the time between innings at major league games this season. Speaking in Toronto on Tuesday before the Blue Jays hosted the Boston Red Sox, Manfred...
TORONTO (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said Tuesday he's encouraged by pace-of-play changes that have limited mound visits and reduced the time between innings at major league games this season. Speaking in Toronto before the Blue Jays hosted the Boston Red Sox,...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Salvador Perez carried his own suitcase up the stairs when he arrived home from a stint at Triple-A Omaha, never once thinking about how perilous the trek was the last time he tried it. The Royals' All-Star catcher was toting his bags up the stairs after...