Manager Joe Maddon opts to leave Rays

Manager Joe Maddon has decided to leave the Tampa Bay Rays, 10 days after his boss left to run the Dodgers.

The Rays announced Friday that Maddon had exercised an option to walk away from the final year of his contract. In a statement, Rays owner...

Buster Posey and the art of catching

SAN FRANCISCO -- Jake Peavy was in the midst of a long explanation of why he has been better with the Giants than he was with the Red Sox. He stopped, squinted and started scanning the room of reporters, a new thought suddenly on the tip of one of...

Sporting News picks Kershaw as player of the year

LOS ANGELES--For the second time this week, Clayton Kershaw was honored as the major league player of the year. The Sporting News announced Kershaw as its winner Thursday, two days after Baseball America did the same.

Kershaw edged Mike Trout for...

Giants' Lincecum (back) has MRI, plays catch

SAN FRANCISCO -- Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Tim Lincecum showed enough in his short outing in Game 2 against the Royals to warrant consideration for a bigger role the rest of the World Series. Now the question is whether Lincecum is healthy ...