Aug 20, 2014, 2:58 PM EDT
Joe Posnanski says the Royals’ plan is finally falling into place and has their fans believing they can get back to the glory days of the 1970s.
Jul 26, 2014, 11:05 PM EDT
Alex Guerrero returns to Triple-A for the first time since Miguel Olivo bit part of his ear off.
Jul 21, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT
Imagine a story like that happening today (and not involving Miguel Olivo).
Jul 11, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT
Dodgers prospect Alex Guerrero returned to game action yesterday, nearly two months after Triple-A teammate Miguel Olivo bit his ear off during a dugout incident. And in his first game back, Guerrero homered.
Jun 27, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT
Miguel Olivo will be playing baseball professionally again before the guy whose ear he bit off, which doesn’t seem quite right.
Alex Guerrero is finally ready for baseball activities five weeks after Miguel Olivo bit his ear off
Jun 25, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT
Five weeks after Triple-A teammate Miguel Olivo bit part of his ear off in a dugout incident Dodgers prospect Alex Guerrero is almost ready to resume playing.
May 30, 2014, 5:30 PM EDT
A cautiously optimistic report.
May 26, 2014, 5:30 PM EDT
Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis returned from a knee injury 10 days ago, but now he’s headed back to the disabled list after injuring his ankle while celebrating Josh Beckett’s no-hitter last night.
May 22, 2014, 2:23 PM EDT
It turns out biting a co-worker’s ear off while at work is frowned upon, even in baseball. Who knew?
In spring training Miguel Olivo actually said he wanted to be a boxer “like Mike Tyson, but without biting an ear”
May 22, 2014, 8:23 AM EDT
There are no accidents, people.
May 21, 2014, 1:02 PM EDT
Danny Knobler of ESPN Los Angeles reports that Dodgers prospect Alex Guerrero could miss five weeks following yesterday’s dugout altercation in which Triple-A teammate Miguel Olivo bit off part of his ear.
May 20, 2014, 7:02 PM EDT
Miguel Olivo reportedly bit the ear of Dodgers infield prospect Alex Guerrero in a brawl Tuesday at Triple-A Albuquerque and Guerrero needed emergency plastic surgery.
Jan 21, 2014, 8:10 PM EDT
J.P. Hoonstra of the Los Angeles News Group reports that the Dodgers have signed veteran catcher Miguel Olivo to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. Olivo batted just .203 with a .642 OPS and 23 strikeouts in 80 plate appearances last season for the Marlins. He walked out on the team…
Jun 15, 2013, 6:45 PM EDT
Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier has faced a lot of hardship this season. He hasn’t hit well, currently sitting on a .236 average with five home runs and a .681 OPS. Manager Don Mattingly was very critical of him in the media. Some upstart Cuban rookie, Yasiel Puig, is making him look small-time. And he is…
Jun 15, 2013, 3:33 PM EDT
Frustrated by a lack of playing time and multiple efforts to be released from his contract, Miguel Olivo walked out on the Marlins during last night’s game against the Cardinals. As a result, he was placed on the restricted list today without pay. Olivo opened the season as a backup to Rob Brantly, but he…
Apr 22, 2013, 9:13 AM EDT
They may be losing often and losing badly, but at least the Marlins are still having fun. Joe Capozzi’s latest explains how how, if you’re slower than Miguel Olivo, you suffer the double indignity of (a) having to play bellhop at the team hotel; and (b) having the world know you’re slower than Miguel Olivo.…
Apr 12, 2013, 1:50 AM EDT
Carlos Quentin charged the mound after being drilled by Zack Greinke, leading to a benches-clearing incident in the sixth inning of Thursday’s Dodgers-Padres game. Greinke, a right-hander, suffered a broken left collarbone in the fight that ensued and is likely DL bound. Don Mattingly, steamed after what turned out to be a 3-2 win, said…
Mar 28, 2013, 6:01 PM EDT
UPDATE: CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that the Marlins have reached an agreement with Olivo, pending a physical. 10:15 AM: Cincinnati offered Miguel Olivo a $100,000 retention bonus to stick around at Triple-A after losing the backup catcher job to Devin Mesoraco, but he asked to be released and may have better opportunities. Joe Frisaro…
Mar 27, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT
Ryan Hanigan will be Cincinnati’s primary catcher again this season and the Reds have settled on Devin Mesoraco as his backup, which means veteran Miguel Olivo won’t make the team. Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports that the Reds would like Olivo to accept an assignment to Triple-A so they can keep him around for depth,…
Feb 1, 2013, 1:50 PM EDT
Cincinnati was seemingly set at catcher with Ryan Hanigan and Devin Mesoraco, but Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports that the Reds are close to signing Miguel Olivo. Olivo has long been overrated by people who focus on his strong arm and 20-homer power rather than his historically awful on-base percentages and passed ball totals, so…
Dec 23, 2012, 9:36 PM EDT
We’ll be updating this one throughout the offseason. Players are listed based on their ranking in the Top 111 Free Agents. At the bottom is a listing of free agents who signed before the ranking came out, and we’ll be adding signings of players who didn’t make the top 111 as they come in. (Update:…
Nov 8, 2012, 1:25 AM EDT
I would have preferred to have posted this last week, but here’s the remainder of the updated top 111 free agents column. In case you missed it, the top 50 was posted last Friday. Players in the top 111 are ranked based not on how I view them, but more on how I believe teams…
Oct 29, 2012, 12:03 PM EDT
Each winter we keep tabs on which players — and sometimes which managers or even bloggers — report to spring training in The Best Shape of Their Lives. Let’s see how the winter 2011-12 roster did compared to their 2011 seasons when, presumably, they were in terrible shape. Note: there may have been a few…
Oct 24, 2012, 6:05 PM EDT
The Mariners announced Wednesday that they’ve declined catcher Miguel Olivo‘s $3 million option for 2013 and that they’ve released shortstop Munenori Kawasaki. Olivo should have been cast out of Seattle’s plans as 2012 went along, but he was still playing about half of the time down the stretch. He ended up hitting .222/.239/.381 with 12…
Sep 26, 2012, 2:07 AM EDT
The Angels tied a major league record Tuesday as five pitchers combined to fan 20 batters in a 5-4 defeat of the Mariners. Zack Greinke struck out 13 and allowed one run in his five innings of work, but with his pitch count up to 110, the Angels decided to pull him early. That didn’t…
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- Orioles beat Blue Jays to clinch AL East title 21
- Tanner Roark dominates as Nationals clinch NL East 18
- Masahiro Tanaka to pitch on Sunday 9
- Astros shut down George Springer for the season 0
- The Blue Jays will make a qualifying offer to Melky Cabrera 24
- And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights 34
- MLB suspends Jonathan Papelbon seven games for incident during Sunday’s game 42
- Chris Davis suspended 25 games for amphetamine use (92)
- A few thoughts about the discrimination lawsuit against the Mets (91)
- Giancarlo Stanton diagnosed with multiple facial fractures and dental damage (91)
- Bud Selig can’t remember the last domestic violence incident in Major League Baseball (88)
- A couple of initial thoughts on the Chris Davis suspension (83)