Joe Maddon's return to Angels unlikely

Angels Manager Mike Scioscia said he spoke to Joe Maddon on Wednesday yet had no indication that Maddon was on the verge of opting out of his contract as manager of the Tampa Bay Rays.

When told of the news Friday morning, Scioscia said, "Wow, ...

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...