There absolutely is history between Carlos Quentin and Zack Greinke, four years' worth of simmering rage on Quentin's part and who-knows-what going on inside of Greinke's head. And when it spilled over Thursday night in an ugly Dodgers-Padres game, it changed the NL West early. ...more
Chase Headley, the injured, All-Star Padres' third baseman, takes first swings since fracturing the tip of his left thumb in mid-March and feels great doing it. Next step likely will be an injury rehabilitation assignment later this week. ... ...more
You cannot overstate what an icon Nolan Ryan is in the state of Texas. The corollary to that is simple: You cannot overstate how important it is that Ryan and the Rangers worked through their little spat and came through the other side in one piece. ...
The Angels did their best to downplay Jered Weaver's elbow injury as they left Texas on Sunday night, but listening to manager Mike Scioscia and watching Weaver slowly tug on his street clothes, you knew it wasn't good.
The Angels lost two of three in Texas this weekend, and that might not be the worst of it. Ace Jered Weaver suffered what the club is calling a 'strained' left elbow and exited the game in the sixth inning. ...more
In the first of what figures to be a series of designated hitter dates, manager Mike Scioscia slotted his $240 million man there on Saturday. It was at once a wise move, to manage Albert Pujols' legs this early in the season -- and a disconcerting one, given that those legs must carry the 33-year-old slugger through nine more years on his monster Angels deal. ...more