The Chicago White Sox have hired six-time National League steals champion Vince Coleman as a baserunning instructor. General manager Rick Hahn announced the hiring Saturday at the team's annual fan convention. Coleman, the last player with 100 steals in a season when he finished with 109 in 1987, will work with major leaguers and minor leaguers throughout the season. The White Sox hope he can help Adam Eaton and others.
Reds Caravan made a stop Saturday at the National Museum of the United States Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force base.
Ichiro Suzuki has been given an opportunity to join the 3,000-hit club. The key to reports that he has agreed to a one-year deal worth $2 million with Miami is that the Marlins have indicated a willingness to work on a second year, which Suzuki will most likely need to collect a 3,000th hit.
Vince Coleman will join the team as a baserunning coach, advisor and consultant, working this season at the big league and the Minor League level, per general manager Rick Hahn. Coleman, who had 752 career stolen bases in 929 attempts, begins his new job in Spring Training.
New hitting coach Kevin Seitzer spent three days this week working on B.J. Upton's swing and believes the veteran will rebound in 2015
The A's are prepared to begin the 2015 season without All-Star closer Sean Doolittle, who has a slight rotator cuff tear in his left shoulder.
Even as the Chicago Cubs lost one game after another, Ernie Banks never lost hope. The Cubs announced Banks' death, but did not provide a cause. Banks hit 512 home runs during his 19-year career and was fond of saying, ''It's a great day for baseball. ''His joyous outlook will never be forgotten by fans of the Cubs and all those who love baseball,'' Commissioner Bud Selig said in a statement.
Sometimes you just turn on a voice recorder and let a person talk. You might have done it with a grandparent at a family reunion. Phil Rogers did it a couple of times with Ernie Banks at events in 2010.
Ernie Banks never seemed to have a bad day, and isn't that why we loved him? His was a journey filled with laughter and joy, and with a smile that lit up rooms and warmed hearts for 83 years.
Infielder Eric Sogard has reached a $1,075,000, one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics to avoid salary arbitration, and left-hander Fernando Abad also agreed to a one-year deal Friday. Sogard, who earned $510,000 last year, asked for $1,425,000, while the A's offered $900,000. He had a 1.57 ERA over a career-high 69 appearances in his first full season in the majors last year with Oakland, when he made $525,900.
The Cubs and newly acquired outfielder Dexter Fowler avoided arbitration and reached agreement on a one-year deal worth $9.5 million.
Cubs icon Ernie Banks, who would've celebrated his 84th birthday in one week on Jan. 31, passed away Friday. His death sparked an outpouring of reaction.
Billy Williams felt the absence of Ernie Banks during Cubs Convention last weekend, and Williams' biggest fears came true Friday, when he heard his former teammate and longtime friend had passed away.
Cubs icon and Hall of Famer Ernie Banks died Friday at age 83. Here are some facts and figures from Mr. Cub's 19-year career and beyond.
One by one, Jerry Reinsdorf, Ken Williams, Geoff Blum, Bobby Jenks and Joe Crede recounted their favorite moment from the 2005 White Sox World Series championship during an entertaining seminar celebrating the 10-year-anniversary of this title at SoxFest on Friday night.
Jeff Samardzija spent his 30th birthday on Friday at SoxFest, mingling with the fanbase of which he is a card-carrying member.
Left-hander Carlos Rodon, the White Sox top prospect, is driven to prove he belongs on Chicago's Opening Day roster for 2015, less than a year after the club selected him No. 3 overall in the Draft.
Carlos Gonzalez was delighted about the condition of his rehabbed body, and genuinely thankful to meet fans on Friday. With four straight losing Rockies seasons and the injuries behind him, Gonzalez tackled the vexing subjects facing him and the team.
Yahoo Sports reported on Friday that the Phillies and Brewers have been in serious discussions about sending Jonathan Papelbon to Milwaukee, although it will not be easy. Papelbon has a limited no-trade clause and reportedly can block a trade to Milwaukee.