Alfredo Villasmil

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NL West Notes: Olivera, Morrow, Federowicz, McCarthy, Sandoval

Current <b>Diamondbacks</b> GM Dave Stewart is a good friend of Kevin Towers, the man he replaced in that role. As Bob Nightengale of USA Today writes, …

San Francisco

Quick Hits: Personal Catchers, Mariners, Parra

Several MLB teams continue to value the relationship between certain pitchers and otherwise reserve backstops, as Jay Cohen of the Associated Press …

Framing

Dioner Navarro Says Tigers, D'Backs Have Shown Interest

Blue Jays backstop <b>Dioner Navarro</b> says that his understanding from his agent is that the Tigers and Diamondbacks are among the teams that have …

Baseball

Cliff Lee Will Attempt To Pitch With Torn Flexor Tendon

<b>6:02pm:</b> ESPN’s Jayson Stark spoke extensively with Lee, Amaro and head athletic trainer Scott Sheridan about the injury. Lee said he will play …

Major League Baseball

Out Of Options Players: AL West

The following 40-man roster players have less than five years service time and are out of minor league options. That means they must clear waivers …

Injury Notes: Darvish, Minor, Collins, Edgin, Turner, Wieters

There is a silver lining to the <b>Yu Darvish</b> injury for the <b>Rangers</b>, as Dave Cameron of Fangraphs writes. In short, if Darvish undergoes a UCL …

Baseball

Amaro: Lee Injury Doesn't Change Stance On Hamels

<b>Cliff Lee</b>’s season — and possibly his career — is in jeopardy due to a torn flexor tendon in his left elbow, effectively eliminating him as a trade …

NL West Notes: Tomas, D-Backs, Peavy, Sandoval

While early word on <b>Yasmany Tomas</b>‘ work at third base was positive, Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports now hears from scouts that Tomas isn’t cutting it at …

Baseball

Offseason In Review: Tampa Bay Rays

After watching Andrew Friedman and Joe Maddon depart, and then overhauling their roster this offseason, the Rays will rely on a strong young rotation …

Second Doctor Recommends TJ Surgery For Darvish

Rangers ace <b>Yu Darvish</b> received a second opinion from Dr. David Altchek recommending that he undergo Tommy John surgery for his sprained ulnar …

D'Backs Rule 5 Pick Oscar Hernandez Has Broken Hamate Bone

Diamondbacks Rule 5 pick <b>Oscar Hernandez</b> has suffered a broken hamate bone in his left hand, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic tweets. Hernandez …

Rehabilitation

Hanley Ramirez, Pablo Sandoval Deals Tip of Iceberg for Latest Red Sox Reload

The Boston Red Sox had a busy day on Monday, working out deals with both Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval, arguably the top two hitters in free agency. The rest of the offseason could be just as busy, especially given that this club is hoping to go from worst to World Series winners all over again.<p>…

Baseball

Jeff Bagwell doesn't expect Hall call

Jeff Bagwell says he's happy that former Houston Astros teammate Craig Biggio will enter the Baseball Hall of Fame this summer, but the former …

Hall of Fame

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The Only Way To Save Samsung's Dying Mobile Business

• <b>Samsung's smartphone shipments were down 8.2% on a year-over-year basis last quarter, according to IDC.</b> It was the only top-5 smartphone shipment that saw a contraction in smartphone shipments.• <b><br>The decline in phone shipments hit Samsung's bottom line.</b> Its profits were down 60% last quarter. That was …

A Secret Message Hidden In A CIA Sculpture 25 Years Ago Might Finally Be Solved

The sculpture is 12 feet high, and stands on the grounds of the CIA complex in Langley, Virginia. American artist Jim Sanborn built it 25 years ago.<p>Kryptos contains four hidden messages, carved out of metal. Those four messages are the clues to a riddle. Sanborn has hinted that solving the riddle …

iCloud Development Held Up By 'Deep Organizational Issues' at Apple

Development on new features for iCloud is being held up by "deep organizational issues," according to a new report from <i>The Information</i>, which suggests organizational problems are complicating iCloud products and holding up releases. Much of <i>The Information</i>'s report requires a subscription to access, …

Pablo Sandoval's Departure May be Blessing in Disguise for the Giants

Pablo Sandoval may very well be one of the best postseason hitters in the recent history of the game. He is also one of the primary reasons that the …

Red Sox, Cubs, Dodgers interested in Cole Hamels

Philadelphia Phillies' left-hander Cole Hamels is drawing quite a bit of interest in the trade market from a list of clubs that includes the Boston …

Where Do the Giants Go from Here After Pablo Sandoval's Surprising Departure?

Suddenly, the San Francisco Giants have a panda-sized hole to fill.<p>As expected, the Giants made a spirited run at re-signing free-agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval. But the rumor mill had him leaning in the direction of the Boston Red Sox, and Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reported Monday morning …

Pitcher Ray Sadecki dies at 73

MESA, Ariz. -- Ray Sadecki, who pitched in the major leagues for 18 seasons and won 20 games for the 1964 World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals, …

AL Central Notes: Lindstrom, Hochevar, Santana

• The <b>White Sox</b> are shopping right-handed reliever <b>Matt Lindstrom</b> along with <b>Alex Rios</b>, <b>Jake Peavy</b>, and <b>Alexei Ramirez</b>, Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com …

Baseball Hall of Fame: 2013 Class Stark Reminder of Effects of MLB's Steroid Era

As we celebrate the accomplishments of New York Yankees owner Jacob Ruppert, umpire Hank O'Day and barehanded catcher James Laurie "Deacon" White in Cooperstown over the weekend, it's hard not to let one's gaze wander toward some of the players denied entry into the Baseball Hall of Fame in …

Miggy belts home run No. 32

NL East Notes: Utley, Lee, Peavy, Santana

• <b>Cliff Lee</b>'s best asset is his durability, as he's "never hurt" and "always goes out there," an executive tells Jayson Stark of ESPN (Twitter link). …

Machado dives for incredible play at third

Nexus 7 finds Apple napping

Google has beat Apple at its own Retina-display-thumping game. Meet the Nexus 7, the eye-popping 323-pixels-per-inch wonder.<p>It is, in a way, the (rumored) iPad Mini Retina wrapped in Android 4.3.<p>Here's the deal: If you can find most of the apps you need on Google's Play Store and would like a small …

Nexus 7

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Admits He Made A Huge Mistake

Microsoft boss Steve Ballmer is finally admitting what everyone has been thinking: Microsoft made a huge mistake with the Surface RT tablet.<p>Last week, the company disclosed that it lost over $900 million on the low-selling tablet computer, and during an internal Microsoft event this week, Ballmer …

Davey Johnson: Miguel Cabrera mirrors Hank Aaron

Davey Johnson played with Hank Aaron in Atlanta in 1973-74, when Aaron was making his charge past Babe Ruth for the all-time home-run record.<p>Now, in 2013, Johnson manages the Washington Nationals and has to confront Miguel Cabrera.<p>He said Cabrera reminds him of Aaron in two ways.<p>"Early in his …