Maddon opts out of contract with Rays
Joe Maddon won't be returning to the Tampa Bay Rays. The Rays announced Friday that Maddon has exercised an opt-out in his contract, which was due to expire after next season.
Konerko, Rollins first co-winners of MLB Clemente Award for off-field contributions
Retiring White Sox star Paul Konerko and Philadelphia shortstop Jimmy Rollins are the first co-winners of Major League Baseball's Roberto Clement Award. The annual honour is given for contributions on and off the field that best represent the sport and is named for the Pittsburgh Pirates Hall of Famer, who died on Dec. 31, 1972, in a plane crash while on a humanitarian mission to assist earthquake victims in Nicaragua.
Phillips: On Giants' "dynasty", Melky expectations, new execs
TSN Baseball Analyst Steve Phillips answers several questions surrounding the game each week. This week's topics include whether the Giants' World Series success this decade makes them a dynasty, what to expect out of Melky Cabrera negotiations in Toronto and how a slate of new MLB executive hires will work out.
Cardinals' 20-game winner Wainwright undergoes arthroscopic surgery on elbow
Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright has undergone what the team describes as minor elbow surgery that should not set him back for next season. The Cardinals say Friday's operation was an arthroscopic procedure to trim a small piece of cartilage from the right elbow. The 33-year-old Wainwright is expected to begin physical therapy in two weeks and resume his off-season throwing program in eight weeks.
Royals manager Yost moves Cain from CF to RF for Game 3 defence
Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain has been moved from centre field to right for Game 3 of the World Series to boost defence in one of AT&T Park's trickiest positions. Kansas City manager Ned Yost made the move Friday night with the best-of-seven matchup 1-all.
World Series: Pence setting the tone for Giants
As the Giants set their sights on another championship, Hunter Pence is once again being asked to play a big role. Paul Hollingsworth explains how his contribution has gone beyond just his play on the field.
Ferguson: Blue Jays could use at least one Cabrera in 2015
If you look at the list of the Blue Jays potential free agents for this off season, including the likes of Colby Rasmus and Casey Janssen, the one they can least afford to lose is left fielder Melky Cabrera. Even with missing 23 games to injury, the 29-year-old left fielder bounced back in a huge way from his injury plagued debut season with the Jays where he looked like an old man before his time.
Lincecum's back re-examined; expected to be ready for Game 3
San Francisco Giants right-hander Tim Lincecum is set to undergo treatment and further evaluation on his tight back once the team returns to AT&T Park. The two-time NL Cy Young Award winner was walked off the field by trainer Dave Groeschner during the eighth inning of San Francisco's 7-2 loss in Game 2 when his lower back tightened up on him.
Report: Jays, Cabrera talking multi-year extension
The Toronto Blue Jays are reportedly very interested in retaining Melky Cabrera's services. According to CBS' Jon Heyman, the Jays have begun contract talks with the 30-year-old outfielder and the team is believed to be willing to offer at least three years' term to get it done.
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Hubub: Who will win the World Series?
One team isn't a stranger to the World Series and will look to win their third championship in five years while the other has shocked the baseball world by posting a perfect record in the postseason. Giants and Royals. Who will win the World Series?