MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS & NOTES

Dave Dombrowski, the general manager of the Boston Red Sox, spoke to reporters on Saturday afternoon and revealed that he had spoken extensively to Brian Cashman, his counterpart with the Yankees, the day before. It was a cordial chat, no doubt, but surely no substantive strategic plans were divulged. For, just as their teams are … Read moreMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS & NOTES

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS- RIZZO, CUBS WIN-DBACKS COMEBACK DOWN 5-0 TO BEAT PIRATES

With the game tied at 2, Rizzo launched the first pitch from Matt Albers 410 feet into the right-field bleachers for his 11th home run. He now has driven in a run in each of his last eight games and has 23 RBIs in his last 22 games. This was his fourth career extra-inning home run. The … Read moreMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS- RIZZO, CUBS WIN-DBACKS COMEBACK DOWN 5-0 TO BEAT PIRATES

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ROUND UP-TRADE RUMORS-BUMGARNER-PENCE-RAMIREZ

Manny Machado will be the most discussed trade target of the summer in the media, because of his superstar pedigree and because of his impending free agency. But the Kansas City Royals’ Kelvin Herrera could turn out to be the most-talked about among teams, with the highest volume of suitors. By Buster Olney, ESPN It’s a cliche to say … Read moreMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ROUND UP-TRADE RUMORS-BUMGARNER-PENCE-RAMIREZ

PITCHERS AND CATCHERS REPORT

National League West San Diego Padres manager Andy Green discusses slowing down the pace and moving away from the accelerated pitching schedule of previous seasons. Zack Greinke takes wait-and-see attitude to Chase Field humidor. The 34-year-old pitcher is entering his 15th major league season, is in the third year of the six-year, $206.5 million contract … Read morePITCHERS AND CATCHERS REPORT