By Elaine Donnelly
Extending sexual misconduct to combat units
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
The Chicago Cubs have agreed to a four-year, $52 million contract with right-hander Edwin Jackson, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Thursday.
Scott Baker wants to establish that he can still be an effective pitcher after having elbow surgery, and he'll get his chance with the Chicago Cubs.
Amalaise has fallen over the economy. At a time when we should have fully recovered from the Great Recession, we're still 4 million jobs short of where we were just a few years ago. Doubts about economic policy, particularly forthcoming changes in taxes, has turned this "recovery" into a job loser.
The Minnesota Twins claimed outfielder Clete Thomas off waivers from the Detroit Tigers on Saturday.
Jim Thome spent less than two seasons in Minnesota, a relative blip on the radar of a career that has spanned 20 seasons.
One day before a huge home series against division-leading Cleveland, and with a pitching staff already under stress from a brutal stretch of 19 games in 18 days, right-hander Scott Baker told the Minnesota Twins he wouldn't be able to make his scheduled start in the series opener.
Francisco Liriano gave the Texas Rangers more Target Field trouble.
So many bouts, so little time. And dueling news sites, too. Arianna Huffington recently caught criticism - and a class-action lawsuit - for not paying bloggers who contributed to her much-visited website.
Capsules of American League teams, listed in order of finish last year:
Jesse Litsch, hoping to lock up a spot in Toronto's starting rotation, allowed three hits and struck out seven in 5 1-3 innings Sunday as the Blue Jays beat the Twins 3-0.
News analysts say that a hidden-camera video by a conservative activist targeting NPR was edited in misleading ways to showcase inflammatory remarks from a public radio executive.
Mariano Rivera got the last out, sealing yet another October triumph. Jorge Posada trotted out to mound, and the Yankees came out of the dugout in a businesslike manner to shake each other hands.
With a payroll swelling to nearly $100 million and a spectacular new open-air ballpark, this was supposed to be the season the Minnesota Twins took hold of the AL Central from the start and challenged the New York Yankees for the American League pennant.
"I have every intention of being a competitive pitcher next year right away," he said.
"I'm going to promise 20 wins and 200 innings," he said. "I think you have to be a realist and you have to realize there are going to be speed bumps along the way, but in saying that, I think you're able to combat those speed bumps and really kind of get to the bottom of the problem or the situation in the first place and kind of allow yourself to work through those things."