Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015

A-Rod might not get $6 million from Yankees

The New York Yankees are thinking about not making a $6 million payment to Alex Rodriguez if he hits six home runs and ties Willie Mays at 660.

Monday, Jan. 26, 2015

New baseball commissioner has a lot on his plate

NEW YORK - Rob Manfred knows he'll get pounded as baseball commissioner - his name is printed in blue script between the seams of every big league ball.
By Ronald Blum

Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015

Sports world, beyond mourns Banks' death

CHICAGO - Ernie Banks' teammates loved him, and his list of admirers included President Obama to Pearl Jam to athletes from all over the sports world.
By Jay Cohen

Braves Country Caravan greets Augusta fans with smiles

The Atlanta Braves Country Caravan stopped at Academy Sports and Outdoors in Evans on Saturday, featuring Hall of Famer Don Sutton, hitting coach Kevin Seitzer and outfield prospect Mallex Smith.
By David Lee

Friday, Jan. 23, 2015

Cubs legend Banks dies at 83

CHICAGO - The Chicago Cubs say Hall of Fame slugger Ernie Banks has died. He was 83.

Suzuki agrees to deal with Marlins

Ichiro Suzuki and the Miami Marlins have agreed to a $2 million, one-year contract, pending a physical, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press.

Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015

Braves caravan to send 3 to Evans

The Braves Country Caravan is scheduled to send Mike Minor, Mallex Smith and hitting coach Kevin Seitzer to Academy Sports and Outdoors in Evans on Saturday.

Monday, Jan. 19, 2015

Scherzer agrees to $210 million deal with Nationals

WASHINGTON - Max Scherzer will become the highest-paid right-handed pitcher in the major leagues after agreeing to a $210 million, seven-year contract.

Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015

New bleachers won't be ready for Cubs' opener

The Chicago Cubs say new Wrig­ley Field bleachers won't be ready for the April 5 season opener.

Friday, Jan. 16, 2015

Strasburg, Nationals agree to contract

Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals have agreed to a $7.4 million, one-year contract and avoided salary arbitration.

GreenJackets announce coaching staff

The Augusta GreenJackets announced their coaching staff for the 2015 season, highlighted by a new manager and pitching coach.

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015

Hart believes rebuilding Braves can still contend

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves are clearly rebuilding. The guy responsible for their overhaul insisted Thursday they can still be a contender.
By Paul Newberry

Ex-Brave feels 'more at home' in Houston

Evan Gattis is returning to his home state to play for the Houston Astros after a trade from Atlanta, and the slugger is thrilled about the move.

Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015

Selig honored at last meeting as baseball's chief

Major League Baseball owners gathered Wednesday for their annual January meeting with one big item on the agenda - honoring Bud Selig in his final gathering with them as commissioner.

Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015

Braves sign veteran pitcher

The Atlanta Braves signed veteran left-hander Wandy Rodriguez to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training, where he'll compete for the fifth spot in the starting rotation.

Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015

New Hall class shares laughter, admiration

NEW YORK - From the moment John Smoltz stood on a chair to place a cap atop 6-foot-10 Randy Johnson's head, it was clear this gathering of baseball's newest Hall of Famers was going to be ...
By Howie Rumberg

Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015

Michaux: Opinionated Smoltz takes spot in Hall

Six months after Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine were inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame, John Smoltz was selected to join longtime rotation mates.
By Scott Michaux

Smoltz, three others elected to baseball hall of fame

John Smoltz, Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and Craig Biggio were elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Tuesday.
By Charles Odum

Monday, Jan. 5, 2015

Smoltz thrived as starter and reliever

ATLANTA - John Smoltz's amazing versatility could send him to baseball's Hall of Fame on his first try when voting results are announced.
By Paul Newberry

Marlins will stop trying to persaude Haren

MIAMI - With spring training barely six weeks away, it's uncertain whether or where Dan Haren will pitch this year. It won't be with the Miami Marlins.
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