10/24/2013 | Janssen, Lind, DeRosa expected to return
Toronto controls the fate of right-hander Casey Janssen, designated hitter Adam Lind and utility man Mark DeRosa. The club has yet to make any formal announcement on the status of the trio ,but it seems to be a mere formality that all will return in 2014.
10/24/2013 | Trout named Baseball America's Player of Year
Mike Trout has been named Baseball America's Player of the Year for the second straight season, further proof that the Angels' superstar outfielder accomplished what many deemed impossible in 2013: He actually met expectations after the hype that surrounded his historic rookie season.
10/24/2013 | Cards turn tables, rally late to knot World Series
On a night when Red Sox cleanup hitter David Ortiz marred an otherwise dominant effort from Cardinals rookie righty Michael Wacha with a sixth-inning blast in Game 2, the Cards answered -- albeit with some help from the Red Sox defense -- with three runs an inning later to win, 4-2, on Thursday and even the World Series.
10/24/2013 | Selig lauds umpiring crew, expounds on replay in '14
Commissioner Bud Selig credited the umpiring crew for getting together to reverse a call in the World Series opener on Wednesday night at Fenway Park, and he repeated his support for expanded instant replay in 2014.
10/24/2013 | Rivera honored to receive Commissioner's Award
Mariano Rivera has received countless tributes since he announced this would be his last season. The Commissioner's Historic Achievement Award, which he received from Bud Selig before Game 2 of the World Series at Fenway Park on Thursday night, has added significance, baseball's all-time saves leader said.
10/24/2013 | Selig: Davis to be Rangers' controlling owner
As expected, Ray Davis will take over for Nolan Ryan as the controlling owner of the Rangers, Commissioner Bud Selig confirmed Thursday.
10/24/2013 | Road to the World Series: Oct. 25, 2013
Game 2 of the World Series proved to the baseball world what everyone figured in the first place: the Cardinals are really good and they're not going to let one bad game get them down.
10/24/2013 | In first Series start, Kelly out to give club upper hand
The season started with Cards righty Joe Kelly sitting in the bullpen, hoping an inning would drop his way. Now he's as dependable as anyone in big games. Kelly will make the biggest start of his season, against the Red Sox on Saturday in Game 3 of the World Series, which is tied 1-1 after two games at Fenway Park.
10/24/2013 | Pedro reminisces fondly about time in Boston
After tossing seven scoreless frames in the Red Sox's 4-1 win over the Cardinals in Game 3 of the 2004 World Series at Busch Stadium, Pedro Martinez told the world that he wanted to remain in Boston.
10/24/2013 | Peavy excited for first Series start, NL style of play
Jake Peavy was mic'd up for Game 1 of the World Series from Fenway Park, and the 32-year-old veteran couldn't hide his emotions as he took the field for introductions on that chilly Wednesday night. "I'm taking it all in, my friend," he said to Ryan Dempster right beside him. "Look at this."
10/24/2013 | Kelly to start Game 3; Wainwright option for Game 4
As expected, the Cardinals will start Joe Kelly against the Red Sox in Game 3 of the World Series, which will be played at Busch Stadium on Saturday (6:30 p.m. CT air time on FOX, 7:07 first pitch).
10/24/2013 | Playing through injury, no complaints from Pedroia
Despite suffering a tear of the UCL in his left thumb on Opening Day, Dustin Pedroia has played a career-high 160 games this season and has gained admiration from his team by playing through the injury all year.
10/24/2013 | Nationals outright Marrero to Triple-A Syracuse
The Nationals outrighted former first-round Draft pick Chris Marrero to Triple-A Syracuse on Thursday, removing him from the 40-man roster and likely ending his time in the organization.
10/24/2013 | Farrell surprised, relieved call was overturned
The teamwork that the umpires used in correcting second-base umpire Dana DeMuth's missed call in Game 1 of the World Series is something Red Sox manager John Farrell appreciated.
10/24/2013 | Sox tab Peavy for Game 3, Buchholz in Game 4
When the Fall Classic shifts to St. Louis for Game 3 on Saturday night, Jake Peavy will take the ball for the Red Sox. Clay Buchholz, who has been dealing with right shoulder fatigue, gets Game 4.
10/24/2013 | Beltran in Cards' Game 2 lineup after injury
Carlos Beltran never emerged from the Cardinals' clubhouse for pregame batting practice on Thursday, but the swings he took in the indoor cage were sufficient enough a test for the right fielder to deem himself good to go in Game 2.
10/24/2013 | MLB contingent visits wounded veterans
Major League Baseball continued to drive home awareness of military veterans and their families Thursday afternoon with an event that drew Commissioner Bud Selig, Red Sox chairman Tom Werner, Hall of Famer Jim Rice, Red Sox legends and other dignitaries to the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.
10/24/2013 | Mariners hope to help Kivlehan polish skills in AFL
The Mariners took Patrick Kivlehan in the fourth round of the 2012 Draft, and 200 games and 76 extra-base hits later, assigned him to the Arizona Fall League to finish his first full pro season. Joining the former football player on the Peoria Javelinas is infielder Chris Taylor, Seattle's No. 5 prospect, and a handful of promising arms.
10/24/2013 | Foulke promotes healthy living at youth clinic
Keith Foulke spoke to Boys & Girls Clubs of America kids at the Roslindale Community Center on Thursday afternoon at Major League Baseball's "Wanna Play?" youth clinic, teaching them the importance of living healthy.
10/24/2013 | Tigers interview McClendon for managerial opening
Lloyd McClendon, who spent the past eight years on Detroit's coaching staff after managing the Pirates from 2001-05, interviewed for the Tigers' managerial vacancy Thursday.
10/24/2013 | Montero working to regain timing in Venezuela
After getting into just 56 games this past season due to injuries and a suspension, the Mariners' Jesus Montero is now playing for Lara in the Venezuelan Winter League to help regain his timing. Montero is one of seven Mariners players who have seen some action for Lara
10/24/2013 | Lester says rosin on glove; Cards have no issue
Following speculation that Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester had a foreign substance in his glove during Game 1 of the World Series, Major League Baseball said in a statement that there is no conclusive video evidence of Lester violating MLB rules. The Cardinals consider the matter a "dead issue," with Lester saying it was only rosin, the same stuff that is available behind every pitcher's mound in baseball.
10/24/2013 | Winter League roundup: Four-run inning lifts Caracas
Daniel Mayora continued his torrid start with a five-RBI night for Caracas. Mayora went 4-for-5, including a two-run homer as part of a four-run sixth inning that gave Caracas the lead in a 9-6 victory over Margarita on Thursday.
10/24/2013 | Habitat, MLB join forces for Game 2 initiative
Game 2 of the World Series is focusing on two long-time MLB charitable partners in Habitat for Humanity as well as Boys & Girls Clubs of America. On Thursday, Habitat, MLB and the Red Sox made it possible for the Bule family to get keys to a new home in the rebuilding Dorchester community.
10/24/2013 | A View From Studio 3: Lackey back in Series
John Lackey won Game 7 of the 2002 World Series as a rookie, and he'll be back on the mound Thursday for Boston in his first Fall Classic start since leading the Angels to their first title.
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