The 27th season of the Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL) opened on Saturday, March 19 at the Taiwan International Baseball Stadium in Qingpu, Taoyuan to much fanfare. Defending champions Taoyuan Lamigo Monkeys, as the home team, played their opponent at the finals last year, the Chinatrust Brothers. The game stretched into the 11th inning, with the Brothers beating the Monkeys by 13 runs to 11.
Ichiro Suzuki sits at his locker, an interpreter by his side, and the nature of conversation with the future Hall of Famer gives him extra time to craft a response to the question: How much longer does he expect to play?
New York Mets pitcher Jenry Mejia, the first player issued a lifetime doping ban by Major League Baseball, told the New York Times he was the victim of a conspiracy.
The Baltimore Orioles hope that Yovani Gallardo will concentrate on solidifying their starting staff and that he will forget about the angst caused during the restructuring of his contract.
Robinson Cano didn't spend much time dwelling on the searing comments a former assistant coach made about him. He was home in the Dominican Republic, recovering from surgery to repair a sports hernia that he played through for the final two months of last season.
Jose Reyes was an inspiration to Rafael Ynoa as he grew up in the same Dominican Republic city as the four-time All-Star.
Masahiro Tanaka is making progress after arthroscopic surgery to remove a bone spur from his pitching elbow last October.
Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia became the first player to receive a lifetime ban under Major League Baseball's drug agreement after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance for the third time.
The first of four regional qualifiers for next year's World Baseball Classic begins Thursday with host team Australia aiming to advance to the final 16 and improve on its poor record in past tournaments.
Star Cuban infielder Yulieski Gourriel and his younger brother slipped away from their hotel in the Dominican Republic early Monday in an apparent effort to launch careers in Major League Baseball.