Cubs GM Hoyer holds ground on Martin talk

It's obvious the Cubs would like to upgrade their catching, but general manager Jed Hoyer won't confirm or elaborate reports of the team's interest in Russell Martin and other impact free agents.

"One of the challenges we have now is it seems ...

Cardinals CF Bourjos recently had hip surgery

ST. LOUIS -- Cardinals center fielder Peter Bourjos had surgery on his hip to alleviate pain that a team official described as "chronic" and caused discomfort for Bourjos throughout the second half of the season.

Bourjos had surgery Oct. 21 to ...

Braves' J. Upton wins Silver Slugger award

Justin Upton had a few extended slumps in 2014, but when the Braves left fielder was hot, there were few players in baseball who could match him. And he was hot a lot.

He had 29 home runs and a career-high 102 RBIs, and Upton was rewarded ...

Pirates' McCutchen, Walker win Silver Sluggers

Andrew McCutchen and Neil Walker won Silver Slugger awards Thursday night, earning the honor given to the best offensive players in the league at their positions.

McCutchen won his third consecutive Silver Slugger by hitting .314 with a major ...

Joe Maddon admits he has much to learn with Cubs

Joe Maddon already has arrived in his offseason home in Long Beach, Calif., but the new Chicago Cubs' manager expressed his need to play catch-up while making the radio talk show rounds Thursday.

"I've been an American Leaguer," Maddon, who ...