March 2, 2013
Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford could miss the April 1 opener against San Francisco after leaving spring training in Glendale, Ariz., to have his elbow examined in Los Angeles. Recovering from elbow ligament-replacement surgery on Aug. 23, Crawford felt nerve irritation in his left arm. The Dodgers said Friday he was examined a day earlier and was prescribed anti-inflammatory medication and told to rest. Crawford was back in camp Friday and will not take batting practice or throw for about seven days, according to Dodgers manager Don Mattingly.
June 21, 2003 |
Jose Canseco was arrested at his home in Davie, Fla., yesterday after testing positive for steroids - a violation of his probation stemming from a nightclub brawl. The former American League MVP, who had been under house arrest for violating probation earlier, was being held at Broward County Jail without bond pending a court appearance. He will probably face a hearing on Monday or Tuesday, officials said. A total of six players from the Pittsburgh Pirates and Tampa Bay Devil Rays were disciplined for their involvement in a bench-clearing brawl during a game on Sunday.
October 31, 2008 |
How's this for clutch pitching? The Phils were clinging to a one-run lead in the sixth inning. The Tampa Bay Rays put the potential tying run on base when first baseman Ryan Howard - would his defense be an issue before the Series was over? - made an error on a grounder by Carlos Pena. The temperature was rising at Tropicana Field, but Cole Hamels stayed cool. As he prepared to face cleanup man Evan Longoria, Pena broke for second. Hamels saw Pena go and threw to first.
September 29, 2011 |
IT WAS a one-two punch. First, the Boston Red Sox lost, then Evan Longoria, seemingly knowing what was on the line, lifted the Tampa Bay Rays into the playoffs. The Rays clinched the AL wild card with a stunning rally last night, overcoming a late seven-run deficit, then beating the visiting New York Yankees, 8-7, on Longoria's home run in the 12th inning. The Rays' win came 4 minutes after Boston blew a one-run lead in the ninth at Baltimore and lost, 4-3. The Red Sox, who held a nine-game lead over the Rays in early September, and Tampa Bay began the final day of the regular season tied for the wild card.
August 16, 2008 |
Matt Garza had to settle for his second career shutout after making a bid for the first no-hitter in Tampa Bay history. Garza didn't allow a hit against the Rangers until a debatable call with two outs in the sixth inning last night, then finished with a two-hitter as the Rays beat host Texas, 7-0. Meanwhile, a Tampa Bay lineup missing injured stars Evan Longoria and Carl Crawford hit four home runs in 4 2/3 innings off Kevin Millwood (6-7)....
June 29, 2004 |
Carl Crawford shrugged off what is becoming a typical performance for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays' leadoff man. The 22-year-old emerging star went 4-for-5, scored three runs, stole two bases and had an RBI in a 10-2 victory over the visiting Toronto Blue Jays last night. Crawford is 29-for-64 in his last 14 games, boosting his team-leading batting average to .319, with a major league-leading 35 steals. "I'm just feeling comfortable at the plate and knowing which area I want to hit the ball in, instead of going up there swinging," Crawford said.
September 17, 2009 |
Tampa Bay outfielder Carl Crawford angrily shouted at teammate Pat Burrell in the clubhouse before last night's game in Baltimore, the latest breakdown in a lost season for the Rays. It was not clear what caused the dispute shortly before the Rays took the field for pregame stretching. The Orioles won the game, 4-2, on catcher Matt Wieters' two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth. Crawford, who had two hits for Tampa Bay but was twice caught stealing by Wieters, repeatedly yelled across the clubhouse at the Rays' designated hitter.
March 17, 2014
Detroit Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias could miss most or all of the 2014 season because of shin injuries, ESPN reported Saturday. "I am not in a position to discuss his situation," Detroit general manager David Dombrowski told ESPN. The Tigers acquired Iglesias from the Boston Red Sox in a three-team trade in July, and he hit .259 in 46 games. The defensive whiz was to be joined this season by former Rangers' second baseman Ian Kinsler and rookie third baseman Nick Castellanos. The Tigers do not have another everyday shortstop and could turn to free agent Stephen Drew, who hit .253 with 13 homers and 67 RBIs in 124 games with Boston last season.
September 24, 2011 |
Former Detroit Tigers pitcher Denny McLain has had some tough times since retiring, the latest showing just how low a Cy Young winner can sink. He was arrested - on a fugitive fraud warrant issued in Louisiana - at the Canadian border at Port Huron, Mich., Thursday when he became disoriented and inadvertently drove onto the Blue Water Bridge into London, Ontario. He turned around before entering Canada, but not before agents were forced to act. "He asked if he could turn around when he realized where he was," U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman Jeffery Wilson said Friday.
May 25, 2014 |
ALTHOUGH PLAYERS are still occasionally suspended for PEDs, the steroid era is long over. Home runs have been down, speed has been up. Players such as Ben Revere are welcomed in today's game. Elite speedsters such as Cincinnati rookie Billy Hamilton and Dodgers second baseman Dee Gordon are celebrated. Gordon worked his magic right off the bat last night, leading off the game against the Phillies with a single, then stealing both second and third and scoring on a Yasiel Puig single.