Baseball

Great expectations: Indians eye Series title…

One swing from winning the World Series in 2016, the Cleveland Indians want to finish the job this season

Clark: Comments "unprofessional" on Betances…

Baseball union chief Tony Clark called the public comments surrounding the salary arbitration hearing involving Yankees reliever Dellin Betances "unprofessional."

Rays set mindset for 2017 early in spring training

Evan Longoria and Kevin Kiermaier say the Tampa Bay Rays are on the same page to begin spring training and that they are determined to rebound from 2016.

Don Mattingly on sales talks: There are things…

Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly says the talks about the sale of the franchise won't be a distraction because it is just one of the things the players and coaches have no control over, so they just prepare to play baseball.

Orioles' Machado practices at shortstop for world…

Before he leaves for the World Baseball Classic, Manny Machado is making the most of his short time at Baltimore Orioles camp

'Here I come to save the day!' Eaton likes Mighty…

Adam Eaton is the shortest player on the Washington Nationals' 40-man roster

Kinsler still a Tiger after shrugging off trade…

Ian Kinsler is still a Detroit Tiger after shrugging off some offseason trade talk

David Samson says talks 'ongoing' regarding sale…

Miami Marlins president David Samson addresses the media regarding the potential sale of the franchise, saying that talks are "ongoing."

D-backs share their off-season adventures

Brooke Pettet gets the lowdown on how the D-backs spent their off-season, from Africa to Hawaii and many points in between.

Venezuela, Ilitch, Tigers' future all on…

Miguel Cabrera has a lot on his mind at the start of spring training

Mike Trout stays humble and hungry in new season…

Mike Trout arrived in Arizona this week with slightly longer hair and a renewed goal to steal 40 bases this season

Yankees beat reliever Betances in final…

The New York Yankees beat Dellin Betances in the year's final salary arbitration case, and the relief pitcher will be paid $3 million rather than his $5 million request

How Braves plan to juggle veteran catchers Tyler…

How Braves plan to juggle veteran catchers Tyler Flowers, Kurt Suzuki

Harper won't elaborate on 'exactly why' 2016 was…

Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper says he knows "exactly why" his production dipped last season from his MVP-winning performance a year earlier _ but he is not elaborating

Marlins' Hechavarria admits lying in Cuban…

Miami Marlins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria has told a federal jury he lied to investigators about knowing a key figure in an alleged Cuban ballplayer smuggling network linked to a Florida sports agent and a trainer

Samson says multiple groups interested in Marlins

Miami Marlins president David Samson says multiple groups are interested in purchasing the team and confirmed owner Jeffrey Loria is being considered for nomination as U.S. ambassador to France

Cubs star Kris Bryant unfazed by constant fanfare, attention

Jason Heyward is amazed at how Kris Bryant handles the attention that comes with being the NL Rookie of the Year two years ago and the commanding MVP choice and World Series champion just a year later

Nationals 2B Murphy on Tebow's batting: 'The…

No less an authority on hitting than last season's runner-up for NL MVP, Daniel Murphy, thinks Tim Tebow has some ability with a bat _ he just needs more work

Orioles lose 1st arbitration in 22 years; Brach…

Reliever Brad Brach became the first player to beat the Baltimore Orioles in salary arbitration in 22 years, ending the team's nine-hearing winning streak, and he will earn $3.05 million instead of the team's offer of $2,525,000

Kansas City Royals have 4 candidates for second base job

Christian Colon is among four players vying for the second baseman's job with the Royals

Miguel Montero prepares for another season as…

Miguel Montero produced one of the biggest hits of the Chicago Cubs' championship run in the game that decided it all, and now he's preparing again for life as a backup catcher

Pace of play, potential strike zone changes on…

Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred won't predict if strike zone or pace-of-play changes will be implemented this season; the players' union would need to agree to any changes.

Villar to play second for Brewers, eyes big season at plate

Playing only 14 games at second base in his brief major league career, Jonathan Villar will man the position for the Brewers as the season begins