Mike Plant has made a significant impact since joining the Braves after the 2003 season, and he calls his efforts toward the forthcoming stadium in Cobb County the "crown jewel" of his career.
In honor of Jackie Robinson's enrollment 75 years ago, UCLA renamed its athletic facilities "the Jackie Robinson Athletics and Recreation Complex" at a ceremony Friday.
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago White Sox had one of the majors' most powerful right-handed bats last season in Jose Abreu. Now they are hoping Adam LaRoche can help balance their lineup.
General manager Brian Cashman remained tight-lipped Thursday while discussing the team's progress in the marketplace, indicating that there have been plenty of phone calls and text messages exchanged but little to show for it as of yet.
Anthony Rizzo made a point of reaching out to Rick Renteria shortly after he was dismissed as the Cubs manager, but also has talked with new skipper Joe Maddon and can't wait to start working with him. Rizzo, who was in Chicago on Friday to promote his first "Laugh Off for Cancer" event Jan. 15, said the addition of Maddon was "exciting news."
Padres GM A.J. Preller was in Miami on Friday to meet with Gustavo Vazquez, the agent for free-agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval. He was then expected to fly to the Dominican Republic on Saturday to meet with the agent for Cuban slugger Yasmany Tomas, a baseball source told MLB.com.
A buzz is building around Marlins Park since the record-setting signing of Giancarlo Stanton on Wednesday. As the story remains hot on the news cycle, the organization is looking to ride the momentum.
The Tampa Bay Rays have whittled their managerial candidates list from 10 to three, and Indians bullpen coach Kevin Cash remains in play.