Yankees' Tanaka impressive in outing vs. Phillies

...ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. The Twins said the surgery will likely take place in March.BREWERS: Relief pitcher Francisco Rodriguez has reported to spring training after acquiring a work visa and leaving an unsettled situation...

Giants coach Flannery, band help raise money for beating victim

...check, I wrote a check that produced a new record."As part of the large donation presented Saturday night, Giants relief pitcher Jeremy Affeldt contributed $25,000 to match Flannery's initial total and former Giants great turned instructor...

Dolphins' union rep John Denney says bullying scandal is 'overblown'

...Manning played football and baseball, the main difference being that Manning played shortstop, while Winston is a relief pitcher and part-time outfielder."It was kind of hard to juggle, I guess, but it was fun," Manning said. "I loved...

Braves bet on Kimbrel's future with extension

...It's a good annual salary for the best closer in baseball. The concern lies in the security given to a closer. Relief pitchers are volatile creatures. They can implode, suffer career-threatening injuries, decline past the point of value...

Baltimore reliever Troy Patton gets 25-game suspension

Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher Troy Patton has been suspended for the first 25 games of next season after a positive test for a banned amphetamine.Under the...

MLB average salary up 5.4 percent to record $3.39 million

...5.6 million, third basemen at $5.2 million, shortstops at $4.5 million, catchers at $4.4 million and relief pitchers at $2.2 million,Figures are based on Aug. 31 rosters and disabled lists, with 940 players averaging $3,386...

Major League Baseball teams to screen fans in 2014

...York have agreed to a $7.25 million, one-year contract.The agreement is subject to a physical. ROCKIES: Relief pitcher LaTroy Hawkins and Colorado have finalized their $2.5 million, one-year deal.

Ohio State rolls behind backup QB Kenny Guiton

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Sounding like a grizzled manager referring to his shut-down relief pitcher, Urban Meyer called Kenny Guiton "the old right-hander."Come to think of it, maybe Guiton is No. 3 Ohio State's closer...

George Brett embraces Pine Tar Game as one of his defining moments

...career with the Royals and is now serving as their interim hitting coach."I hit a home run off one of the toughest relief pitchers in baseball, a Hall of Fame guy, and if I did not use an illegal bat ? which I didn't, it was proven I didn't...

MLB Notes

...Oakland selected first baseman Daric Barton from Triple-A Sacramento. The A's also designated right-handed relief pitcher Pat Neshek for assignment on Monday. Right-handed pitcher Evan Scribner was recalled from Sacramento to take Neshek's...