That didn’t take long.
As soon as the news hit Monday that the Texas Rangers had fired Chris Woodward, the calls for his replacement came fast and loud on social media.
And one particular name kept coming up, underlined by memorable gifs and images from some of the greatest memories in Rangers history.
Ron Washington was trending on Twitter...Read more
BALTIMORE — The baseball brainiacs are coming to Baltimore.
From Wednesday to Sunday, the Hyatt Regency Inner Harbor will host the 50th convention of the Society for American Baseball Research, an organization founded in 1971 and focused on the research and history of baseball. More than 500 people are expected to attend the five-day event, ...Read more
The lawsuits that have revealed the Angelos family’s struggles over the control and future of the Orioles laid out preparations for a sale of the team, including the hiring of a law firm and investment bank, but team chairman and CEO John Angelos wants to retain his family’s control of the club, according to people familiar with his thinking...Read more
SAN FRANCISCO — Two months ago, the Giants would have considered their rally over, kaput and done with if faced with the same situation that presented itself Monday night. There were two runners on base, one out and Joey Bart was stepping to the plate.
On Monday, after a demotion to Triple-A, an overhaul of his swing and a “vote of ...Read more
ANAHEIM, Calif. — The speedy annoyance of the baseball mosquito that is Sam Haggerty lighted the fuse. The true nature of a losing team going nowhere slowly revealed itself in the mistake-filled chaos that followed.
And as the cheers of “Let’s go Mariners! Let’s go Mariners!” overtook the smattering of deserved boos for the home team ...Read more
CLEVELAND — As a manager, you can push the right buttons and the pull the right strings and still get punched in the mouth.
It happened to the Tigers and AJ Hinch as the Guardians broke a 1-1 tie in the bottom of the seventh inning to take Game 1 of the doubleheader 4-1 at Progressive Field Monday.
Hinch had left-hander Andrew Chafin warm ...Read more
MILWAUKEE — Walker Buehler will not return for the Dodgers this season.
The team announced Monday that the pitcher, who has been out since May with an elbow injury, will undergo season-ending surgery next week.
The procedure will be performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache.
Buehler has been out since May, when he suffered what the team called a ...Read more
In Colorado, doing a “14er” is a great triumph — using local lingo, that means a person climbed 14,000-plus feet on one of the state’s 58 tallest mountain peaks. But last week, Miles Mikolas achieved his own Colorado “14er,” which indubitably was a valley.
In his start against the Rockies, which lasted 2⅔ innings, Mikolas allowed ...Read more
It bears repeating that the current state of the Texas Rangers is on owner Ray Davis, whose affection for team president Jon Daniels is so unbelievable it’s said to be the basis for the next Nicholas Sparks’ novel.
A Sparks’ romance novel is more plausible than the Jon Daniels story with the Texas Rangers.
Since JD was promoted to the ...Read more
Kansas City Royals left-handed reliever Amir Garrett expressed regret multiple times for throwing his drink at a fan who heckled him from the stands in Chicago earlier this month, but Major League Baseball’s central office decided to impose disciplinary action anyway.
MLB announced on Monday afternoon that Garrett had received a three-game ...Read more
MIAMI — Sandy Alcantara took the mound Monday with the Miami Marlins tumbling through their worst stretch of the season, to face the always-daunting San Diego Padres and their own All-Star ace. There is seldom much margin for error for Alcantara and it was even more so the case this time.
The Padres did give him a challenge — Alcantara ...Read more
CLEVELAND — For different reasons, they both badly needed to see balls fly into the seats.
Veteran Jonathan Schoop, mired in a season-long hitting slump, and rookie Kerry Carpenter, who was leading the minor leagues with 30 homers when he got called up and hadn't sniffed one in the big leagues, hit homers on back-to-back pitches in the top of...Read more
CINCINNATI — A few hours before the start of every series, the Phillies hold scouting meetings. The pitchers go over how to attack opposing hitters; the hitters review opposing pitchers. It’s a good time to bring up new topics or raise concerns.
As the hitters met Monday, Rob Thomson presented a few stats.
Even though the Phillies got shut...Read more
NEW YORK — When the Rays were last at Yankee Stadium for a mid-June series, they pitched very well, didn’t hit much and lost all three games.
Monday night, they pitched very well, didn’t hit much and won the opener of a three-game series, 4-0.
Isaac Paredes knocked in David Peralta after a fourth-inning leadoff triple to give the Rays a ...Read more
MINNEAPOLIS — A week without driving in a run was all Jose Miranda could take.
The rookie infielder, 0-for-6 in his most recent at-bats with runners in scoring position, ended his week of frustration by lining a two-strike curveball from Royals starter Kris Bubic into right field during Monday's fifth inning. It dropped in front of Royals ...Read more
TORONTO — The fate of the Orioles’ season might well come down to how they perform against the Toronto Blue Jays. If the next two months are anything like the past week, they’ll do well in that regard.
Coming off a disappointing series loss to the Tampa Bay Rays in which they nearly went without a baserunner in the series finale, the ...Read more
CHICAGO — Growing up, Dylan Cease always looked forward to watching a Justin Verlander start.
“Just the fact that, especially back in the day, he would start out at 92 (mph) and finish at 101,” Cease said Monday. “I remember watching him a lot as a kid and seeing that. The fact that I’m here now and he’s still doing it, it’s ...Read more
MILWAUKEE — Walker Buehler pitched his last game of the season on June 10. Clayton Kershaw is on the injured list for the second time this season. Dustin May is still more hope than reality.
And Julio Urias just keeps going.
The rock in the Dodgers’ rotation – maybe even before they realized it – Urias pitched five scoreless innings as...Read more
His Cardinals hadn’t won a World Series since he was in preschool. And there was Jim Mielke, wedged into the front row of the Busch Stadium bleachers, his right leg dangling over the right-field wall. He watched Bruce Sutter fire the final strike from upon the glorious green stage. And right then, Mielke broke the fourth wall by jumping over ...Read more
BOSTON — The Red Sox have finally done it.
After an entire season spent chasing their counterparts in the American League East without winning a multi-game series, the Sox put it all together for their best weekend of the year.
Michael Wacha returned from the injured list and held the league’s best offense scoreless through seven innings ...Read more
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- Sam Haggerty starts the chaos on the basepaths as Mariners score 4 in 9th to beat Angels
- KC Royals pitcher Garrett receives a 3-game suspension from MLB for throwing drink at fan
- Miranda, Kepler snap out of slumps as Twins top Royals 4-2