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Angels Manager Mike Scioscia hopes to see the Jered Weaver of old on Sunday

When right-hander Jered Weaver returns from the disabled list for the first time in 40 games on Sunday, Manager Mike Scioscia said he expects to see, “hopefully, Jered a little more reminiscent of the way he pitched toward the end of last year.”<p>Last season, Weaver went 18-9 with a 3.58 earned-run …

Dodgers fast-tracking a 'speed camp' to develop designated runners

Edwin Drexler was a center fielder when the<p>Dodgersdrafted him in June. He signed his contract, reported to their Arizona training facility and met his fellow draftees. On the first day of his professional career, he headed onto the field, where the players started their workout with a group …

Giants blanked at Wrigley to end losing road trip

CHICAGO — Jake Peavy is pretty good at turning a negative into a positive.<p>The Giants got swept in four games by the Cubs, capped by Sunday’s 2-0 loss. The three-city trip ended 3-7. The deficit in the wild-card race grew to 3½ games.<p>Yet here’s what Peavy said:<p>“I think this is a better ballclub than …

Hanley Ramirez Injury: Updates on Red Sox Star's Foot and Return

Hanley Ramirez has returned to the lineup for the Boston Red Sox, batting fifth and playing left field after missing seven games with a foot injury, via Scott Lauber of the <i>Boston Herald</i>.<p>Ramirez underwent X-rays on Aug. 8 for his left foot, which came back negative. Lauber said a foul ball struck …

Tulowitzki and Price powering Blue Jays in pursuit of AL East

The Blue Jays remained red-hot Saturday, beating the Yankees 6-0 in the Bronx and further closing the gap between the two in the AL East. After the …

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Angels' Mike Trout more than meets expectations as he marks 24th birthday

It speaks clearly to just how good<p>Mike Troutis that I am askingAlbert Pujolsto talk about him. And Pujols is doing so happily, even eagerly.<p>Trout's first at-bat Friday night for the<p>Angelsagainst theBaltimore Oriolesspeaks even more clearly.<p>He was facing hard-throwing<p>Kevin Gausman, a 1-0 count and a …

Trout renews tradition with 3rd birthday homer

ANAHEIM -- The sun was setting, the fans were filing in and Andrew Heaney was getting ready to fire the first pitch of Friday night's game when an …

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