Ryan Howard - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Ryan Howard Ryan Howard goes back to the minors hoping to extend career LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Ryan Howard was once one of baseball's most feared sluggers, an MVP and World Series champion, the toast of Philadelphia. So what's he doing here, in the sprawling suburbs of Atlanta, a minor leaguer at age 37, playing alongside a bunch of 20-somethings, enduring bus rides and sparse crowds? "There's more in th... Thu, 04 May 2017 19:56:00 GMT 2017-05-04T19:56:00Z LEADING OFF: Mets banged up already, Cubs unis a big sell A look at what's happening around the majors today: METS NEED TO MEND The ailing Mets continue a series against NL East rival Washington while dealing with a wave of injuries. Jacob deGrom was scratched from his scheduled start Friday night, and first baseman Lucas Duda and infielder Wilmer Flores were placed on the ... Sat, 22 Apr 2017 06:10:00 GMT 2017-04-22T06:10:00Z Slugger Ryan Howard gets minor league deal with Braves NEW YORK (AP) — After learning Ryan Howard had agreed to a contract with Atlanta, Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman texted the slugger an emoji of clapping hands. "When he walks up to the plate, he can still change the game with one swing of the bat," Freeman said Thursday when Howard's minor league deal was announced. If added to th... Thu, 06 Apr 2017 22:30:00 GMT 2017-04-06T22:30:00Z Judge: 2 athletes can pursue suit against Al Jazeera WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge says two Major League Baseball players can go ahead with their lawsuit on claims that an Al Jazeera documentary defamed them by linking them to performance-enhancing drugs. Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson ruled Friday that the lawsuit by Ryan Zimmerman of the Washington Nationals and former Philadelphia Phillies player Ryan H... Fri, 31 Mar 2017 20:23:00 GMT 2017-03-31T20:23:00Z Royals outfielder Jorge Soler likely out to start season Royals outfielder Jorge Soler likely will begin his first season in Kansas City on the disabled list after straining his oblique in a minor league game. Soler, acquired from the Chicago Cubs in December for closer Wade Davis, hurt himself on a swing Sunday. Soler went for an MRI on Monday, which revealed a Grade 1 strain. He'll rest for five to seven days before slowly resum... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 04:13:00 GMT 2017-03-28T04:13:00Z Phillies have modest goals for 2017, optimistic about future PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The next step in the rebuilding process for the Philadelphia Phillies brings modest goals. After improving from 63 wins in 2015 to 71 in 2016, manager Pete Mackanin wants his players to aim for 81 this season. The team has had four straight losing seasons. "I don't want to set the goal too high because I want to be f... Thu, 09 Feb 2017 17:48:00 GMT 2017-02-09T17:48:00Z