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 ...

Phillies sign Grady Sizemore to one-year contract

Looking toward a thin free-agent outfield market and a lack of major-league-ready prospects, the Phillies extended one of their own on Thursday by signing Grady Sizemore to a one-year contract.

Sizemore, 32, joined the team in June after he was ...