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Topic - Mark Reynolds
The Indians are expected to designate struggling slugger Mark Reynolds for assignment.
Two pitches after his foul popup fell between Nick Swisher and second baseman Jason Kipnis, Rendon homered into the Nationals' bullpen off Vinnie Pestano (1-2) to stun the Indians and the crowd of 33,307.
The Cleveland Indians entered the offseason searching for a right-handed power hitter to bolster their lineup. After striking out at last week's winter meetings, they may have finally connected.
A quiet winter meetings figures to lead to a busy rest of December, given how few moves actually got finished at sprawling Opryland hotel.
As baseball's new Mr. Moneybags, Ned Colletti gets mentioned when almost any free agent is discussed this offseason.
David Wright agreed to the richest contract in Mets history, Tommy Hanson was traded to the Angels and Brian Wilson became a free agent on a busy day in baseball when dozens of players were dumped by their teams.
David Wright agreed to the richest contract in Mets history Friday and Tommy Hanson was traded to the Angels on a busy day in baseball when dozens of players were dumped by their teams.
Back on June 1, the AP unveiled a list of 10 players who were off to slow starts but were likely to bounce back quickly _ some thinly veiled advice for fantasy players, if you will.
The champagne was on ice, plastic shields were in place above the cubicles in the Baltimore clubhouse and couches were removed to accommodate a celebration 15 years in the making.
Jurickson Profar made quite a debut at age 19, homering in his first major league at-bat and doubling his next time up as the Texas Rangers beat Cleveland 8-3 Sunday.
The sound it made off of Jesus Flores' bat was so clean. It was flush, and loud, and pure. One crack of the bat like that, it seemed, and the Washington Nationals' night of offensive misery at Camden Yards against Jason Hammel was over.
As the Washington Nationals begin a three-game series in Toronto, facing the Blue Jays for the first time since 2007, they'll begin their second full week of games with the heart of their order — Ryan Zimmerman, Adam LaRoche and Morse — together in the lineup.
A year ago at this time, Dan Uggla looked lost. The Atlanta second baseman was hitting well below .200 and had been nothing like the slugger the Braves had traded for during the offseason. Then in July, Uggla began swinging the bat better. In fact, he went on a 33-game hitting streak that lasted well into August, highlighting one of the season's most stark turnarounds. By the end of the year, Uggla had a career-high 36 home runs.
Brian Ward, a minor league catcher, sat on a chair in front of his locker in the Orioles' big-league spring training clubhouse. When asked to describe Baltimore shortstop J.J. Hardy, Ward spoke in a hushed tone.
Previewing the 2012 Baltimore Orioles
Sitting in front of his locker with a beer in his hand, first baseman Mark Reynolds said, "It would have definitely been cool to celebrate with our fans. They've been supporting us all year. To be able to celebrate out there with them and take in the moment, it would have been pretty neat."
"I think he hit me on purpose. I don't think he hit me on the head on purpose," Reynolds said.