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Trout, Angels agree to long-term extension

...The Millville, N.J., product was a unanimous choice for AL Rookie of the Year in 2012, and he finished second in AL MVP voting to Miguel Cabrera the past two years.He gets a $5 million signing bonus, of which $2 million is due within...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-03-29/trout-angels-agree-long-
Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski has seen game grow, change over long career

...but it's been Dombrowski's trades that have put Detroit in contention for a World Series title.Cabrera, the AL MVP in 2012 and 2013, was acquired from Florida after the 2007 season for several prospects who didn't become stars. In...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-04-01/tigers-gm-dave-dombrowsk
MLB cracks down on PED violations immediately

...anti-aging clinic. Among them were All-Stars Jhonny Peralta and Nelson Cruz, former NL MVP Ryan Braun and three-time AL MVP Alex Rodriguez, who is suspended for the entire 2014 season."Our hope here is that the adjustments that we've made...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-03-28/mlb-cracks-down-ped-violations-im
Frank Thomas still in awe of Hall of Fame selection

...spikes. I can't believe they keep those things. It's just amazing."Thomas followed his idols, to be sure.He won AL MVP awards in 1993 and 1994 while playing for the Chicago White Sox and finished his 19-year career with a .301 batting...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-03-03/frank-thomas-still-awe-h
Ex-GreenJacket Jon Lester in first spring training start for Red Sox

...bring him along slowly this spring training. He struck out four and walked one against the Rays.TIGERS: Two-time AL MVP Miguel Cabrera hit his first two home runs of spring training and AL Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer struck out five in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-03-10/ex-greenjacket-jon-leste
Venezuelan players show concern as political unrest grips their home country

...posing with two Venezuelan flags and messages in Spanish."Supporting VENEZUELA from here," wrote the two-time AL MVP, born in the central city of Maracay, at the Detroit Tigers' camp in Lakeland, Fla.Marlins pitcher Henderson Alvarez...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-02-22/venezuelan-players-show-
Players wanted to kick Alex Rodriguez out of union

...contract.Horowitz's decision cost Rodriguez $22.13 million of his $25 million salary this year; the three-time AL MVP is owed $61 million by the Yankees from 2015-17.MLB and the union have agreed to follow their previous methodology...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-01-21/players-wanted-kick-alex
For former White Sox slugger Frank Thomas, Hall of Fame election a 'gigantic moment'

...playing pro sports, but to go into the Baseball Hall of Fame, it's a gigantic moment for me," he said.A two-time AL MVP and five-time All-Star, he was concerned he might get passed over because he spent a big part of his career as a designated...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-01-08/former-white-sox-slugger
Sides rest their cases in Alex Rodriguez's grievance hearing

...to Rodriguez by MLB on Aug. 5 for alleged violations of baseball's drug policy and labor agreement.A three-time AL MVP, Rodriguez left in the middle of the 11th session Wednesday, furious Horowitz refused to order baseball Commissioner...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2013-11-21/sides-rest-their-cases-a
Tigers send Prince Fielder to Rangers for Ian Kinsler

...by it as we continue to vigorously challenge Alex's suspension within the context of this hearing."The three-time AL MVP said four years ago he used PEDs while with the Texas Rangers from 2001-03, but has denied using them since. At the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2013-11-20/tigers-send-prince-field