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Felix Hernandez back on the mound, vying for spot with O's

After a year away, Felix Hernández admittedly has some kinks to work out in his pursuit of a big league roster spot. “I feel like real quick to the plate, like I was rushing the ball...

Top picks Torkelson, Mize at the center of Detroit's rebuild

DETROIT (AP) — Spencer Torkelson's spring training began with an early setback when he cut his finger. A rookie mistake by a player who hasn't even made his major league debut yet. ...

Miguel Cabrera hopes to reach 500 HRs, 3,000 hits this year

DETROIT (AP) — These last few seasons have been difficult for Miguel Cabrera. Now, the Detroit slugger has a chance to remind baseball fans just how much he's accomplished in his car...

Seattle CEO's words stoke fire, frustration for players, PA

As far as Anthony Rizzo is concerned, Kevin Mather simply said the quiet part out loud. Mather, the CEO and president of the Seattle Mariners, resigned Monday after video surfaced of...

Pressure can be a concern with baseball's top prospects

AJ Hinch's success as Detroit's manager may ultimately hinge on the performance of a few highly regarded prospects. Of course, Hinch wouldn't want them thinking that way. ...

Hinch grateful to be back as Tigers begin spring training

DETROIT (AP) — This year, the start of spring training was meaningful in a different way for AJ Hinch. After winning a World Series and two pennants as Houston's manager, Hinch spent...

Tigers' GM says team considering 6-man rotation

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers are considering using a six-man rotation for at least some of this season as they return to a normal schedule with a pitching staff that will likely include some of t...

Jonathan Schoop, Tigers agree to 1-year contract

DETROIT (AP) — Second baseman Jonathan Schoop is staying with the Detroit Tigers, agreeing to a one-year contract. The 29-year-old hit .278 with eight home runs in the abbreviated 20...

Could more Hall of Fame shutouts be on the horizon?

It could be a while before the Baseball Writers' Association of America votes anyone new into the Hall of Fame. BBWAA members delivered an empty class in this year's election, which ...

Character concerns go beyond PEDs in this Hall of Fame vote

Like many baseball writers, C. Trent Rosecrans viewed the Hall of Fame vote as a labor of love. The ballot would arrive around the end of November, and it would keep him occupied for much of December....

Bauer, LeMahieu, Springer top list of available free agents

The free agent market received a small boost this week, although it remains to be seen whether teams will be eager to take advantage. A record 59 players became free agents when thei...

Fresh off suspension, Hinch takes over as Tigers manager

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers hired AJ Hinch to be their new manager Friday, giving him a chance to return to a major league dugout after he was fired by Houston in the wake of the Astros’ sign-st...

Playoff experience: 3 make MLB debuts in 2020 postseason

It's normal for a baseball player to dream of making his big league debut or pitching in the postseason. Doing both at the same time? That's a lot to digest — but Ryan Weathers handl...

A look at all 16 potential World Series matchups

Now, baseball really has a 1981 feel to it. There were already some similarities between the pandemic-shortened season of 2020 and the strike-interrupted version 39 years earlier, bu...

Pitchers already experiencing both extremes this postseason

Trevor Bauer took the mound for Cincinnati's playoff opener and produced a line never before seen in the postseason — 12 strikeouts, no walks and no runs allowed in 7 2/3 two-hit innings. The Reds and...