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This When Detroit reliever Willie Hernandez won the MVP in 1984, he pitched in 80 games...The current trend in bullpen management in which the best relievers are used primarily in the ninth inning to close out victories didn't start until later. Now
Seasoned athletes know that rest is just as important as training. This is particularly true for young athletes, who can be more prone to injuries from overworking certain joints. Injury is a hot topic in youth baseball and softball, where pitching
The Angels might well have swapped all their chips for an elite starter, a prudent Plan A given the suspect rotation behind Garrett Richards and Jered Weaver. But they lacked the budget to secure that kind of starter beyond this season and, more
The A's designated struggling high-priced reliever Jim Johnson for assignment Thursday after Johnson's latest meltdown, when he gave up four eighth-inning runs without getting an out Wednesday night and nearly cost Oakland a victory. The 31-year-old
Mountain View had just lost 15-0 to Tri-Valley in five innings in a NorCal Tournament elimination game, but the season isn't over for Nippes and company. Mountain View is one of three NorCal teams to advance to the Pacific Southwest Regional, which
There's a new team at the top of the Midwest Collegiate League standings. Coupled with a Hounds' loss earlier Wednesday, the Southland Vikings moved into first place in the MCL with a 7-1 win over the Northwest Indiana Oilmen. We've been playing good
Would he have more success as a slick-fielding shortstop who struggled at the plate?...I was always pretty good defensively, but I wasn't great at hitting, White said. I was talking to coaches, and they said it might be best for me to be a pitcher.
During the recent Home Run Derby, the Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig, stunningly, didn't hit an actual home run to which a friend of mine suggested, "He should've asked a Rockies reliever to pitch to him ... and to actually try to get him out." In
It was Sunday afternoon, so Joe Nathan didn't really want to talk about Saturday night. But the Detroit Tigers had just won, snapping a three-game losing streak out of the All-Star break, and there were more than a few reporters waiting around Nathan'
Just like Huston Street, coincidentally, Kevin Quackenbush was a closer before he ever was a professional pitcher. As Street had for the University of Texas, Quackenbush wrapped up games for the University of South Florida. So it was a bit unusual