Jason Hammel - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Jason Hammel LEADING OFF: Cubs, Red Sox show off trophies at Fenway Park A look at what's happening all around the majors today: CROWNS IN TOWN The curse-breaking World Series trophies that the Red Sox won in 2004 and the Cubs earned last year will both be on display at Fenway Park when Boston hosts Chicago in the nationally televised night matchup. Fans can pose for pictures with both pi... Sun, 30 Apr 2017 06:22:00 GMT 2017-04-30T06:22:00Z Thames, Braun power Brewers past struggling Cubs 6-3 CHICAGO (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers have found a left-handed complement for Ryan Bryan in the batting order, and everything is right in their world at the moment. Early season sensation Eric Thames homered in his club record-tying fifth straight game and the streaking Brewers turned back the Chicago Cubs 6-3 on Monday night. The victory was their sixth in the last seven games. Tue, 18 Apr 2017 04:26:00 GMT 2017-04-18T04:26:00Z Red Sox, Nats tour Naval Academy before final spring game The Boston Red Sox and Washington Nationals took a memorable tour of the U.S. Naval Academy before engaging in one last inconsequential baseball game prior to opening day. Playing within the guarded walls of the academy on Navy's home diamond, the Nationals and Boston played to a 4-4 tie Saturday in a tiny stadium jammed with 1,030 fans — most of them Midshipmen in uniform. ... Sat, 01 Apr 2017 23:29:00 GMT 2017-04-01T23:29:00Z Mets' Matz has tender elbow, status for opening day in doubt New York Mets pitcher Steven Matz has been scratched from his next start because of tenderness in his left elbow, putting his status for opening day in doubt. Matz had been scheduled to throw Monday in a minor league game. "There's a little irritation, and he's got to work that out," Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Sunday. "We ... Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:31:00 GMT 2017-03-27T00:31:00Z Yankees shortstop Gregorius hurts shoulder, return uncertain New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius has a bruised right shoulder, ending his time at the World Baseball Classic and leaving his status for opening day in doubt. Yankees manager Joe Girardi didn't put on a timetable on a return, only saying, "He's going to be sidelined for a bit." The Yankees start the regular season April 2 at Tampa Bay. ... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 06:49:00 GMT 2017-03-21T06:49:00Z Royals expect Salvador Perez to be ready for opener Kansas City expects All-Star catcher Salvador Perez to be ready for its opener at Minnesota on April 3 after tests showed inflammation but no structural damage in his injured left knee. The Royals are concerned about his hyperextended left elbow, and manager Ned Yost said Perez probably will be ready to play in a week. Perez was injured... Thu, 16 Mar 2017 05:02:00 GMT 2017-03-16T05:02:00Z Tigers closer Rodriguez makes lone appearance before WBC The next time Francisco Rodriguez pitches in a game, he figures to be a little more fired up. The Detroit closer had control trouble Saturday in his only action before joining Venezuela for the World Baseball Classic, walking two in a brief stint. Rodriguez had been scheduled to take the mound Wednesday, but the outing was pushed back d... Sun, 05 Mar 2017 02:04:00 GMT 2017-03-05T02:04:00Z AP source: Royals, LHP Wood agree to $12M, 2-year deal KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Just a week ago, Royals general manager Dayton Moore sat deep within Kauffman Stadium and admitted that he was probably finished building his starting rotation ahead of spring training. He decided Monday that there was one more move to make. The Royals and left-hander Travis Wood agreed to a $12 million, two-year contract, a person... Tue, 14 Feb 2017 01:23:00 GMT 2017-02-14T01:23:00Z Royals depart for spring training after tragic offseason KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Dayton Moore was almost finished assembling a team he thought was capable of getting back to the playoffs, one that addressed many of the holes that plagued them a year ago. Then, he received a phone call on the way to the airport. At first he thought it was a mistake, the news that young Kansas City pitcher Yord... Fri, 10 Feb 2017 17:57:00 GMT 2017-02-10T17:57:00Z Chicago Cubs loaded, ready for World Series title defense CHICAGO (AP) — Kris Bryant is back. Same for Anthony Rizzo and Jon Lester, too. Even 1908 is back in the picture. That was the last time the Chicago Cubs won the World Series before Bryant and company ended the drought last November, beating the Cleveland Indians in a Game 7 classic . Now 1908 is the last time the franchise repeated as champions — and the goal beginning next... Thu, 09 Feb 2017 16:59:00 GMT 2017-02-09T16:59:00Z AP source: Royals, Jason Hammel agree to $16M, 2-year deal KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals knew at some point they would have to move on from grieving over the sudden and tragic death of Yordano Ventura and address the difficult task of replacing him. That apparently came when the Royals agreed with right-hander Jason Hammel on a $16 million, two-year contract, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press... Mon, 06 Feb 2017 20:51:00 GMT 2017-02-06T20:51:00Z