William Contreras stating case for more playing time

PHOENIX — Having too much of anything has usually been viewed as a good problem within the baseball world. But that doesn’t mean Braves manager Brian Snitker won’t feel some stress as he attempts to manage Ronald Acuña Jr.’s workload while attempting to give William Contreras as many plate appearances as possible, preferably while Acuña … Read more

Angels’ star Mike Trout laughs off questions about ‘legendary’ fantasy football league

NEW YORK – Mike Trout, the best player in baseball, the greatest of his generation, faced a bank of television cameras and a clutch of iPhone recorders. At long last, after 12 seasons, nine All-Star appearances and three MVP trophies, a blemish had emerged on his Hall of Fame résumé: He may not, according to … Read more

Angels’ star Mike Trout laughs off questions about ‘legendary’ fantasy football league

NEW YORK – Mike Trout, the best player in baseball, the greatest of his generation, faced a bank of television cameras and a clutch of iPhone recorders. At long last, after 12 seasons, nine All-Star appearances and three MVP trophies, a blemish had emerged on his Hall of Fame résumé: He may not, according to … Read more

Josh Donaldson hurt New York Yankees didn’t publicly support him after comment about Tim Anderson

NEW YORK — Josh Donaldson said he was hurt when New York Yankees teammates didn’t back him after he made a remark to White Sox star Tim Anderson about Jackie Robinson that Chicago manager Tony La Russa called racist. Donaldson was suspended for one game by Major League Baseball for making multiple references to Robinson … Read more

Why Reds’ Tommy Pham says Mike Trout shares some responsibility for Joc Pederson slap incident

BOSTON — Ace Tommy Pham walked toward the dugout at the conclusion of batting practice Tuesday, the Reds outfielder signed autographs for some fans on the left-field line at Fenway Park. When he finished, he continued on towards the dugout. There, a fan yelled out “Joc deserved it!” Pham stopped and signed an autograph for … Read more

Rosenthal: Phillies’ Joe Girardi is under scrutiny, but firing the manager doesn’t fix their problems

With Phillies manager Joe Girardi facing questions from reporters about his job security, owner John Middleton and president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski must consider the following. • Would moving on from Girardi elicit howls of injustice from players, fans and media? (Probably not.) • Who would replace Girardi? (There is no obvious answer.) • … Read more

Rosenthal: Phillies’ Joe Girardi is under scrutiny, but firing the manager doesn’t fix their problems

With Phillies manager Joe Girardi facing questions from reporters about his job security, owner John Middleton and president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski must consider the following. • Would moving on from Girardi elicit howls of injustice from players, fans and media? (Probably not.) • Who would replace Girardi? (There is no obvious answer.) • … Read more