Steinbrenner on Alex Rodriguez: 'He's been a great asset'

...for last with Seattle."Things have to get better. But defensively we went from probably one of the worst in the American League to one of the better ones I think," Steinbrenner said."Stephen Drew is what he is. Didi is everything we'd thought...

Josh Hamilton likely to return to big leagues on Monday

...contract in 2013, underwent shoulder surgery before reporting the relapse. He's on the disabled list.The 2010 American League MVP described the decision on his return as collaborative, the product of "honest" feedback from the club and him...

Baltimore looks to Preakness, Orioles to ease civil tension

...unifying experience," said Greg Bader, vice president of marketing and communications for the Orioles.The defending American League East champions begin a nine-game homestand at Camden Yards today. It also starts Preakness Week, the buildup at...

Josh Hamilton might be facing last chance in baseball

...live BP and game situations.Things won't be exactly the same as they were in Texas, where Hamilton was the 2010 American League MVP and an All-Star in each of his five seasons.Hamilton earlier this year filed for divorce, and court records...

Electronics change atmosphere in baseball clubhouses

...has often been a trait of winning clubs.Guardado fondly recalled the scrappy, spunky 2002 Twins that reached the American League Championship Series after the franchise was considered for elimination the preceding winter. Torii Hunter, who returned...

Pitchers piling up shutouts early in season

...manage different now."STATSLed by David Price, Anibal Sanchez and Shane Greene, the Tigers set a modern-day American League record by starting the season with 24 straight scoreless innings. They did it while sweeping Minnesota, in its first...

Madison Bumgarner struggles in spring debut

...zero tolerance for anything like this. We've terminated him." OBITUARY: Bill Schweitzer, a lawyer for the American League and Major League Baseball for more than two decades, died Tuesday. He was 70.Schweitzer's death was announced...

Baltimore catcher Matt Wieters shut down for now

...26, acquired via trade from the Arizona Diamondbacks last off-season, used a strong second half to bat .300 in 2014, with 26 doubles, 10 triples and 76 runs. He was also a finalist for the American League Gold Glove Award in center.

Miller solid in outing; Detroit's Martinez happy to be playing

...loss to the Braves, his first action of the spring following left knee surgery in February.Afterward, the 2014 American League MVP runner-up said he was happy with his debut."It feels great to get the first one outof the way," Martinez...

Astros' Keuchel has strong outing in tie

...Keuchel last season, recognizing him as baseball's best groundball pitcher and playing a part in his selection as the American League's Gold Glove pitcher."They have all different advanced stats now, like ground covered from the mound," Keuchel...