9/30/2013 | Phils name Fournier strength and conditioning coach
The Phillies on Monday named Paul Fournier their strength and conditioning coach, replacing Dong Lien, who spent six seasons on the team's big league staff.
9/30/2013 | Umpires selected through Division Series
The umpiring crews for Monday's American League Wild Card tiebreaker, both Wild Card Games and all four Division Series were revealed Monday by Major League Baseball.
9/30/2013 | Heyward, pitching staff key to postseason success
Unlike last year when they were eliminated in the Wild Card Game, the Braves will have a chance to play more than one game during this year's postseason -- starting with Thursday's Game 1 against the Dodgers on TBS. Here are three keys for the Braves as they attempt to play deep into October and earn their first World Series berth since 1999.
9/30/2013 | Ten reasons why the Indians are back in playoffs
The Indians underwent the kind of organizational overhaul last offseason that made it seem like better days were probably ahead. No one could have predicted that those days would be here, right now, given where the franchise stood just one year ago. Here are 10 reasons for Cleveland's incredible comeback.
9/30/2013 | Gardenhire gets two-year deal to stay with Twins
Ron Gardenhire will remain manager of the Twins on a two-year contract extension, the team announced Monday.
9/30/2013 | Cubs dismiss Sveum after two seasons at helm
The Chicago Cubs dismissed manager Dale Sveum on Monday morning after two seasons with him at the helm, and the search for the Cubs' 53rd manager will begin on Tuesday.
9/30/2013 | A View From Studio 3: Deciding on awards
This season, for a second straight year, American League voters will likely again decide between the reigning MVP, Miguel Cabrera, and last year's runner-up, Mike Trout.
9/30/2013 | Yanks' departures may necessitate creativity
The Yankees are expected to make Joe Girardi a solid offer to return as manager, and it would not be surprising to see Girardi return for a seventh season at the helm. That's an easy call compared to the topic of next year's payroll, following a 2013 season in which it exceeded $220 million, much of it paid to players on the disabled list.
9/30/2013 | Phils won't renew contract of pitching coach Dubee
Philadelphia announced Monday that the team will not renew the contract of pitching coach Rich Dubee, who had spent nine seasons on the job.
9/30/2013 | Collins gets two-year extension from Mets
Amid promises of a brighter future, the Mets on Monday announced a two-year contract extension for manager Terry Collins with a team option for 2016.
9/30/2013 | Three keys for Pirates in NL Wild Card Game
The Pirates have waited a long time for this. Their fans have waited two decades to cheer for a winner. But before the Bucs can roll up their sleeves for a more conventional postseason series, they have to get by the Reds in the one-or-done National League Wild Card Game on Tuesday at PNC Park, with the first pitch scheduled for 8:07 p.m. ET.
9/30/2013 | Three keys for Reds in NL Wild Card Game
After 162 games and 90 wins, the Reds' postseason fortunes now hinge on a single game. They'll advance if they win Tuesday night's National League Wild Card Game against the rival Pirates at PNC Park, set for an 8:07 p.m. ET first pitch and airing on TBS. Lose, and they'll go home for a winter lacking fulfillment.
9/30/2013 | Three keys for A's vs. Tigers in ALDS
This season, the A's expected to be here, back in the playoffs as the American League West champions. And they were expected to win, too. These are your 2013 A's, a franchise prepared to avoid another quick postseason exit.
9/30/2013 | Celebs brought fun to 'Express Written Consent'
"Express Written Consent" brought actors, comedians and musicians out to the ballpark this season to chat about baseball and anything else that happened to pop up in conversation.
9/30/2013 | Three keys for Tigers vs. A's in AL Division Series
MLB.com's Jason Beck take a look at three keys for the Tigers to get their momentum back and start another run toward the World Series as they begin this year's postseason against the Athletics.
9/30/2013 | Imperfect Indians follow Francona's direction
The Indians came together as a team and enter October on a ridiculous run. They are capable, confident and collected, and they've eked the most out of their ability all year, bringing Cleveland its first October experience since 2007.
9/30/2013 | MLB Notebook: Wild end to Alvarez's no-hitter
Marlins right-hander Henderson Alvarez threw a no-hitter against the Tigers on Sunday, with Miami scoring the game's only run in the bottom of the ninth on a wild pitch.
9/30/2013 | Quick-witted Hurdle brings calming presence to Bucs
The Pirates' improvement under Clint Hurdle was immediate, and has continued ever since. The Bucs went from 57 wins in 2010 to 72 the following year, then to 79 and now to 94 and a Wild Card berth.
9/29/2013 | Exit Sandman: Mo calls it a career
Yankees closer Mariano Rivera, Major League Baseball's all-time saves leader, was at peace Sunday as he wrapped up his storied career and a season in which he was celebrated at every turn.
9/29/2013 | Perez ends media silence, thrilled for Indians
When Chris Perez went silent, he vowed to maintain his media silence for the entirety of the season. On Sunday, while the Indians celebrated the clinching of the top American League Wild Card spot, the deposed closer approached a group of reporters. "I'll talk now," Perez said.
9/29/2013 | Reds, Pirates ready to settle score in Wild Card Game
The Pirates just completed a three-game sweep of the Reds in Cincinnati, but none of that matters with the two National League Central rivals meeting up Tuesday night in the winner-take-all NL Wild Card Game at PNC Park.
9/29/2013 | Dodgers hurting but confident entering NLDS
With their a pair of outfielders hurting, the Dodgers that open the NLDS in Atlanta on Thursday are looking like the team that went 2-5 against the Braves in 2013. But manager Don Mattingly didn't give up when his club was in last place in June, and he's not about to surrender now.
9/29/2013 | Towers, coaching staff to begin '14 prep Monday
The 2013 season came to an end for the D-backs Sunday afternoon, but the real work begins in earnest Monday, as general manager Kevin Towers and his staff will meet along with manager Kirk Gibson to address what the club needs to do to improve for 2014.
9/29/2013 | Desmond, Clippard want skipper familiar with Nats
Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond's first choice to manage the club next year is bench coach Randy Knorr. Reliever Tyler Clippard declined to say who he wanted as manager, but he acknowledged that he would like to work for someone who is familiar with the club.
9/29/2013 | Zito earns huge ovation in final appearance
Making the final appearance of his Giants tenure and very possibly the last of his 14-year career Sunday, Barry Zito struck out Mark Kotsay to end San Diego's half of the eighth, enabling the left-hander to experience one more stirring moment as he basked in the crowd's adulation.
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