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Josh Reddick Hopes Shaving his Beard Will Cure his Hitting Woes and he Isn’t Bothered by Being Dropped in the Lineup

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Josh Reddick finally decided to cut his hair and trim his beard over the weekend. The Athletics outfielder is looking for an outlet to escape his recent struggles at the plate. Reddick was batting .164 heading into Tuesday night's action and acknowledges that he's been hurting his team offensively. He's hoping ...

Brian Cashman Hopes to Have Derek Jeter Back After the All-Star Break, But Expects Curtis Granderson Back in May

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

This past week the New York Yankees got an injury update they weren't hoping to hear. Derek Jeter has a small fracture in the ankle he broke in October and will now be sidelined until at least after the All-Star break. Brian Cashman gave the walking wounded report as the Bronx ...

Ron Washington Stands by Lance Berkman’s Comments Regarding Wrigley Field

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Ron Washington was upset to see what happened at the Boston Marathon and can remember playing on Patriots' Day last year in Boston. The Texas Rangers visit Wrigley Field this week for the first time since 2002. Lance Berkman isn't a big fan of the Cubs' ballpark. His manager will stand ...

Former Boston Red Sox Outfield Josh Reddick Says that Even in Oakland, Monday was All About Boston

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Josh Reddick got his Gold Glove in front of his family Friday in Oakland's home opener, but the former Boston outfielder wasn't able to extend the good feelings for the duration of the Athletics' opening homestand. On Monday, a pair of bombs killed three and injured plenty more at the ...

Bob Melvin and the Oakland Athletics Pick Up Right Where They Left Off Last Year With Hot April Start

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

The Oakland A's owned the American League's best record heading into Monday night's action, but Oakland has had some tough injury news of late. Slugger Yoenis Cespedes has been put on the DL and Coco Crisp has missed some time, as well. Bob Melvin is pleased with what he's seen so ...

Curtis Granderson and Derek Jeter are Rehabbing Together, But Still Don’t Have an Exact Return Date

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Kevin Youkilis. Jayson Nix. Robinson Cano. Lyle Overbay. This was the New York Yankees' starting infield on Friday night when they turned a triple play against the Baltimore Orioles. The Bronx Bombers are looking to hold the fort down until injured veterans like Curtis Granderson, Derek Jeter and Mark Teixeira ...

Bud Selig Celebrates Jackie Robinson Day, Vows an Aggressive Investigation of Biogenesis

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Major League Baseball celebrated Jackie Robinson Day on Monday and teams that didn't play will continue to honor Robinson when they take the field today. In this interview with Bud Selig, the MLB Commissioner takes us back to his earliest memories of Jackie Robinson. He also says the ongoing investigation ...

Stephen Strasburg Wants Davey Johnson to ‘Loosen The Leash’ so He Can Pitch Deeper Into Games

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Although Stephen Strasburg may have been kidding about his manager letting him pitch past the seventh inning, I'm sure there was some truth to that statement. The 24-year-old right-hander was shut down before the playoffs last season and is getting tired of being held back because of an innings limit. Strasburg ...

Clayton Kershaw Says He Doesn’t Set Any Goals Except to Win Every Start

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

The Los Angeles Dodgers have undergone a few changes over the last year and a half, making additions like Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford, Adrian Gonzalez and Zack Greinke. The biggest addition has been the one at the top of the organization. New ownership has brought some energy and excitement back ...

Craig Kimbrel Says the NL East Will Come Down to the Braves, Nationals and Phillies

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Last year the Atlanta Braves finished with 94 wins. Most years that would have been plenty to win the NL East. Not last year. The Washington Nationals announced their arrival with a 98-win season and they're not going away. Neither are the Braves, though. Atlanta made a blockbuster trade for Justin ...