UNLV’s baseball program will host five camps this summer directed by the Rebels coaching staff.
Zack Wheeler lived up to the hype in his major league debut, pitching six scoreless innings to lead the New York Mets to a 6-1 victory over the first-place Atlanta Braves and a doubleheader sweep on Tuesday night.
It’s a good thing Eric Baldwin couldn’t hit the curveball. Otherwise, no one would have known how good a poker player he is.
Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper will not have surgery on his swollen left knee, the team’s trainer said Tuesday.
A friend tells a story: It was close to eight years ago when he coached a fall baseball team that competed in a wood bat league in Las Vegas. The team added an eighth-grader as a pickup player for one tournament, a kid who arrived with a reputation in town for being incredibly talented.
Junior right-handed pitcher Michael Wagner, a Centennial High School graduate who attends the University of San Diego, was selected in the 15th round on the final day of the Major League Baseball Draft. He taken by the Chicago Cubs with the second pick of the round, the 438th overall selection.
■ WINNING/LOSING PITCHER: 51s, Josh Edgin (2-0); Rainiers, James Paxton (2-5)
Four players with Las Vegas ties were selected Friday on the second day of the Major League Baseball Draft.
The sexual assault case against baseball player Jose Canseco has been dropped, Las Vegas police said Friday.
Third baseman Kris Bryant could have flown to New Jersey and sat in the dugout of the MLB Network set with other top draft prospects. He could have invited local media to his Las Vegas home to record his reaction. He did neither.
As Major League Baseball ramps up its investigation into performance-enhancing drugs to more than a dozen major league players, three-time AL MVP Alex Rodriguez quietly rehabs his surgically repaired hip at the Yankees’ minor league facility in Tampa, Fla., with plans to return in the second half of the season with “a lot of unfinished business.”
When I was 12, I knew all the umpires. Shag Crawford. Emmett Ashford. Nestor Chylak. Satch Davidson. Augie Donatelli. Tom Gorman. Bill Haller. Chris Pelekoudas. Ron Luciano. Frank Pulli. Ed Runge. Marty Springstead. Harry Wendelstedt. Big Lee Weyer, who sometimes during a rain delay would join Jack Brickhouse in the broadcast booth and perform card tricks.
Kris Bryant will be one of the top picks in Thursday’s Major League Baseball draft. Bryant, a Bonanza High School graduate and University of San Diego star who put up mind-numbing power numbers as a junior this season, probably will go in the top five with a chance to be selected first by the Houston Astros.
The difficult part, for once, is coming down hard on Bud Selig and Major League Baseball. But before handing the sport’s top executives gold stars for drawing a line when it comes to chasing those cheaters that still exist on the base paths, know that situations like this are always defined by an underbelly of political strategy.
NEW YORK — Major League Baseball is interviewing players linked to a Miami anti-aging clinic that allegedly sold performance-enhancing drugs and has become the focus of the sport’s investigation.