Sam Houston knocks off TCU – MLB.com

MLB.comEppler (2-1) pitched six shutout innings in a 9-4 win in the second game of the Houston College Classic at Minute Maid Park. The right-hander limited the Horned Frogs to…

Oakland A’s ‘Nerd’ Eric Sogard Falls Short in ‘Face of MLB’ Final – KQED (blog)

KQED (blog)Mets third baseman David Wright, who we concede has got a pretty good face, prevailed over A’s second baseman Eric Sogard, the glasses-wearing avatar of Nerd Power at the…

How instant replay will change baseball – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — The dirt-kicking, cap-flipping, vein-popping argument that has been part of baseball’s fabric for a century and a half is about to give way to a…

Report: San Francisco Giants, NHL talk about outdoor Sharks game – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.comWhen this brainstorming happens, one location seems to always inevitably enter the conversation: San Francisco’s AT&T Park. The tenants of that beautiful ballpark on the San Francisco Bay, MLB’s Giants,…

Jeter 0-2 In Spring Debut – ESPN

ESPN… Jeter in New York.Tags: Troy Tulowitzki, Derek Jeter, Yankees, Rockies, MLB News, MLB Rumors, Jim Bowden. TAMPA, Fla. — The first game of Derek Jeter’s final spring training was…

Potential loss of Super Bowl got Arizona’s attention – NBCSports.com

NBCSports.com“We were talking about losing the Super Bowl. Can you imagine the economic impact?” Senator John McCain told Poltico. “We saw that movie before with S.B. 1070. It took us…

MLB Pitcher Barry Zito Tosses Los Angeles Home On The Market For $4.375 … – Forbes

ForbesWithout a mound to stand on, Zito has turned his focus back to his bulging real estate portfolio, which includes this for-sale home, a massive property in the Sunset Plaza…

MLB Trade Rumors: Jeff Samardzija to Atlanta Braves? – DigitalJournal.com

MLB Trade Rumors: Jeff Samardzija to Atlanta Braves?DigitalJournal.comThe 29-year-old has a good fastball, solid curve, and had a strikeout rate of 9.0 over 33 starts and those numbers are the…

Jameis Winston, FSU draw large crowd during loss to Yankees – Orlando Sentinel

Orlando SentinelFlorida State faced the New York Yankees in an exhibition game on Tuesday at George M. Steinbrenner Field. During the Yankees’ first live action of the preseason, it was…

AJ Pierzynski doesn’t like the new home plate collision rule – Call to the Pen

Call to the PenSep 29, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers designated hitter A.J. Pierzynski (12) reacts to hitting a double in the fifth inning of the game against the…

Around baseball: MLB, union approve new collision rule – Columbus Dispatch

Columbus DispatchThe E-Edition includes all of the news, comics, classifieds and advertisements of the newspaper. And it’s available to subscribers before 6 a.m. every day. Subscribe. All current subscribers have…

Bloomquist collects on Super Bowl bet – Bellingham Herald

Bloomquist collects on Super Bowl betBellingham HeraldPEORIA, Ariz. — Utilityman Willie Bloomquist is the owner of a new Russell Wilson jersey after winning a Super Bowl bet with Cleveland reliever…

MLB notebook: Collision rule added – Tulsa World

Tulsa WorldMLB collision rule leaves exceptions: Major League Baseball and its players have banned most home-plate collisions but left open an exception if the catcher has the ball and is…

Atlanta Braves 2014 fantasy baseball team preview – SportingNews.com

SportingNews.comThis is the latest preview in a series examining the 2014 fantasy baseball outlook of each major league team. Today, a look at the Atlanta Braves. For every MLB team…

In extending Brett Gardner, Yankees get a rare bargain – SI.com

SI.comBrett Gardner slashed .273/.344/.416 in a bounce-back season for the Yankees in 2013. (Michael Dwyer/AP). When the Yankees signed Jacoby Ellsbury to a seven-year, $153 million free-agent deal back in…

Dodgers sign Erisbel Arruebarrena – ESPN

ESPNGLENDALE, Ariz. — The Los Angeles Dodgers announced the signing of Cuban shortstop Erisbel Arruebarrena to a five-year contract Saturday. The deal will pay Arruebarrena $25 million, according to a…

Court agrees to fast-track San Jose’s baseball antitrust appeal – San Jose Mercury News

Court agrees to fast-track San Jose’s baseball antitrust appealSan Jose Mercury NewsSAN JOSE — A federal appeals court Thursday granted San Jose’s request for speedy consideration of its claim that…

Reds, Homer Bailey agree to 6-year, $105 million extension – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.comThe Reds and right-hander Homer Bailey have agreed to a six-year contract extension worth a guaranteed $105 million, CBSSports.com‘s Jon Heyman has confirmed. MLB.com‘s Mark Sheldon originally reported that the…

A View from Studio 3: Overlooked A’s have attitude – MLB.com

A View from Studio 3: Overlooked A’s have attitudeMLB.comPHOENIX — I’m stepping away from Studio 3 for a while. This week’s view is from the sun-splashed baseball fields in Phoenix,…

Deep down Cleveland Indians never wanted inconsistent Ubaldo Jimenez back – The Plain Dealer

Deep down Cleveland Indians never wanted inconsistent Ubaldo Jimenez backThe Plain Dealer… would not be back. The front office enjoyed watching Jimenez pitch them into the postseason for the first…

Strong Makeup For New Look Yankees – ESPN

ESPNStrong Makeup For New Look Yankees. Tim Kurkjian discusses the Yankees’ significant offseason moves and believes they will be much improved this season.Tags: MLB, Yankees, Masahiro Tanaka, Tim Kurkjian

MLB season win totals posted in Las Vegas, Dodgers on top – SportingNews.com

MLB season win totals posted in Las Vegas, Dodgers on topSportingNews.comLAS VEGAS — There is nothing better than the smell of fresh cut grass, and when pitchers and catchers report…

Craig Kimbrel agrees to $42 million contract with Braves – USA TODAY

USA TODAYKISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — The Atlanta Braves added to their extensive wave of long-term deals with their young stars on Sunday by agreeing to a $42 million, four-year contract…

Each MLB Team’s Biggest Historical Free Agent Signing – The Epoch Times

Each MLB Team’s Biggest Historical Free Agent SigningThe Epoch TimesThe man they called “Cobra” was a two-time All-Star with the Reds, and when he was traded to Oakland after the…

Pressing Questions: The Los Angeles Dodgers – Yahoo Sports (blog)

Yahoo Sports (blog)We continue our series of MLB fantasy previews, wherein we consider 4-5 key questions surrounding each team. Baseball is coming, gamers. Pitchers and catchers report soon. Fantasy owners…

Tribe expects Salazar to flourish in ’14 rotation – MLB.com

MLB.comWhen Cleveland clinched a spot in the American League Wild Card Game last fall, Salazar was announced as the starting pitcher while the champagne was still flowing. The fact that…

Jim Fregosi dies at 71 – San Jose Mercury News

San Jose Mercury NewsFormer Giants’ special assistant and legendary Serra High School athlete Jim Fregosi died early Friday. The news was confirmed by Fregosi’s eldest son, Jim Jr., in a…

Mariners rumors: Seattle seeking another starter through trade or free agency – SB Nation

SB NationBoth of them will cost Seattle a draft pick, but their first rounder is protected and they already surrendered their second-round pick to sign Robinson Cano. A third-round pick…

Jim Fregosi, ex-Met and big league skipper, dead at 71 – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsJim Fregosi, a former All-Star infielder and major league manager who as a player came to the Mets in the infamous trade that sent away Nolan Ryan,…

Report: Jim Fregosi, former All-Star, longtime manager, dies at 71 – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.comJim Fregosi, 71, died early Friday morning in Miami surrounded by family and friends, according to a report from MLB.com‘s Tracy Ringolsby. Fregosi was hospitalized in Miami after suffering a…

Jim Fregosi taken off life support – ESPN

ESPNFormer major league manager Jim Fregosi has been removed from life support at a Miami hospital, a family spokesman told MLB.com. Sources earlier told ESPN.com‘s Jayson Stark and ESPNNewYork.com‘s Adam…

Report: Shoulder inflammation puts Dodgers’ Puig on limited throwing program – FOXSports.com

FOXSports.comInflammation in Yasiel Puig’s right shoulder has put the Dodgers outfielder on a limited throwing program, according to a report from MLB.com. Puig reportedly took BP and played catch on…

A’s try to stay a step ahead in much-improved AL West – MLB.com

A’s try to stay a step ahead in much-improved AL WestMLB.comBut Oakland has upgraded, too, and the club’s new talent — headlined by Jim Johnson, Scott Kazmir and Craig Gentry…

NHL’s stay at Yankee Stadium rousing success – MLB.com

MLB.comFans stand during the national anthem before Wednesday’s Rangers-Islanders game at Yankee Stadium. (AP). NEW YORK — Yankee Stadium was a white jewel under the lights on a wintry Wednesday…

Lance Berkman announces he’s retiring; is he a Hall of Famer? – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.comAfter years of dealing with knee problems, Lance Berkman has decided to end his playing career according to Richard Justice of MLB.com. The 37-year-old was limited to only 105 games…