The New York Yankees could be now interested in signing free-agent slugger Kendrys Morales after seeing first baseman
Mark Teixeira struggle again with injuries this season, a source close to situation reported on Thursday.
Junior shortstop Danny Worth and freshman first baseman
Ryan Heroy collected three hits each to lead a 16-hit attack in Pepperdine's 8-3 nonconference victory over USC on Tuesday.
A starting first baseman
the last nine years, the free agent reached a preliminary agreement on an $800,000, one-year contract with Boston, which needed an experienced player to give Kevin Youkilis an occasional day off.
If the ball is drifting down the first-base line and the first baseman
has the better angle, he should call off the catcher and the pitcher.
Set one player at each infield position, extra players at the edge of the outfield grass, the first baseman
holding the runner on, and the middle infielders at double-play depth.
He chose to highlight Oakland's strong emphasis on offensive patience, partly because it's important and partly because it presented to him cerebral underdog subjects such as castoff catcher turned starting first baseman
Scott Hatteberg and submarine pitcher Chad Bradford.
A deal has been finalized sending Boston Red Sox first baseman
Adrian Gonzalez, pitcher Josh Beckett and injured outfield Carl Crawford to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Rich Mahoney, a third and first baseman
with some of the surest hands in the game and a master of the "dump" hit.
But the knock against Loney -- and the reason Dodgers officials aren't convinced he is ready to become the club's everyday first baseman
next season -- is that he doesn't yet have sufficient power for a corner infielder.
Players participating in the 2005 CENTURY 21 Home Run Derby are: Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bobby Abreu of Venezuela; Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Jason Bay of Canada; Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman
Hee-Seop Choi of Korea; Atlanta Braves outfielder Andruw Jones of Curacao; Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Carlos Lee of Panama; Boston Red Sox first baseman
/designated hitter David Ortiz of the Dominican Republic; Detroit Tigers catcher Ivan Rodriguez of Puerto Rico; and Texas Rangers first baseman
Mark Teixeira of the United States.
We're just thinking about trying to win,'' said Dodgers first baseman
Nomar Garciaparra, who gutted his way through seven innings, three hits and four at-bats after tweaking his strained right oblique ducking away from an inside pitch three batters into the game -- he is expected to sit out today's series finale.
The same holds true (to some extent) with the third baseman and the first baseman
, since they normally do not compete for a pop fly unless it is near the mound.