Nelson Cruz

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9 Notable MLB Free Agents To Keep Tabs On

With the offseason officially upon us, we say goodbye to the 2014 teams that we loved and hated and to the players on those rosters. I say this because the free agency period begins on Tuesday and there are many, many big-time players and MVP caliber athletes who can make an impact wherever they sign and cause chaos to the team they leave.

10/31/2014

Avisail Garcia  hits a two-run home run in the 1st inning against the Baltimore Orioles. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Orioles Sweep White Sox

Nelson Cruz took the major league lead with his 33rd home run and the surging Baltimore Orioles completed a three-game sweep of the Chicago White Sox with a 4-3 win Wednesday night.

08/20/2014

Reds third baseman Todd Frazier in the Home Run Derby. (Elsa/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Sick Of Home Run Derby? Stop Watching

There’s better things to do than watch the tedious Home Run Derby.

CBS Chicago–07/15/2014

OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 13: Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees warms up before their game against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum on June 13, 2014 in Oakland, California.

5 Things You Need To Know About The 2014 MLB All-Star Game

The 2014 MLB All-Star Game will be played at Target Field in Minneapolis on July 15. Here are 5 things you need to know about the game.

07/14/2014

BOSTON, MA - JULY 6: Nelson Cruz #23 of the Baltimore Orioles prepares to face Jake Peavy #44 of the Boston Red Sox in the first inning at Fenway Park on July 6, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.

American League Mid-Season Team MVPs

Sometimes a team’s best players don’t make the All-Star team. Here are the American League’s mid-season team MVPs.

07/10/2014

MLB commissioner Bud Selig. (Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Hopefully, Crimes In The All-Star Game Are Selig’s Punishment

What’s Bud Selig’s legacy? An idiotic home-field advantage rule and PEDs.

CBS Chicago–07/08/2014

White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Abreu Not Interested In Home Run Derby

White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu doesn’t want the event to mess with his mechanics.

CBS Chicago–06/25/2014

Nelson Cruz. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Rangers Star Cruz Says He Made ‘Error In Judgment’

Texas Rangers slugger Nelson Cruz says he is accepting his 50-game suspension from Major League Baseball and admits that he made an “error in judgment.”

670 The Score–08/05/2013

Jose Quintana throws in the first inning against the Texas Rangers. (Credit: Rick Yeatts, Getty)

Texas Tops White Sox 10-6

Texas scored six times in the sixth to break it open. Mitch Moreland, who had three hits, delivered a go-ahead double and Adrian Beltre capped the burst with a two-run homer. The bases were loaded when Beltre got to the plate before two wild pitches by Nate Jones allowed two runs

04/30/2013

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Rangers Look To Leonys Martin To Fill Opening In Outfield

Now at 25 years old, Leonys Martin has to deal with an unenviable burden: replacing Josh Hamilton in the Rangers’ lineup.

03/12/2013

Alex Rodriguez. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

A-Rod, Other Big Names Linked To Miami Drug Clinic

New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez is among a number of baseball stars linked to a Miami drug clinic in an explosive report from the Miami New Times.

CBS Chicago–01/29/2013