Buster Posey and the art of catching

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO - Jake Peavy was in the midst of a long explanation of why he has been better with the Giants than he was with the Red Sox. He stopped, squinted and started scanning the room of reporters, a new thought suddenly on the tip of one of the most talkative tongues in baseball.

Royals might need a rare pinch hit in Series

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Playing under American League rules with few reliable options on the bench this season, no manager had as little use for pinch hitters as Kansas City's Ned Yost.

Injured Matt Cain is Series spectator for Giants

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Well after the rest of his teammates put on their uniforms, Matt Cain wandered into the San Francisco clubhouse and changed clothes for a recent World Series practice.

Giants' Hudson ready for his leading role after all these years

| |Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO - Team Moneyball will be represented at the World Series, again.

Giants' Lincecum (back) has MRI, plays catch

| |Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO - Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Tim Lincecum showed enough in his short outing in Game 2 against the Royals to warrant consideration for a bigger role the rest of the World Series. Now the question is whether Lincecum is healthy enough to fulfill it.

Strickland 'embarrassed' by Game 2 actions

| |Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Hunter Strickland apologized Thursday for the way he handled himself in Game 2 of the World Series after allowing yet another postseason home run.

Giants pitcher Tim Hudson's long journey finally leads to World Series start Friday night

| |Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO - It's getting a little tiresome for the three Hudson children. Nearly every day in hotel rooms on the road this week, Giants' starting pitcher Tim Hudson will ask them, "You realize we're in the World Series, right?"

Phillies sign Grady Sizemore to one-year contract

| |Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Looking toward a thin free-agent outfield market and a lack of major-league-ready prospects, the Phillies extended one of their own on Thursday by signing Grady Sizemore to a one-year contract.

Brewers hire Darnell Coles as hitting coach

|Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Darnell Coles is the new hitting coach for the Milwaukee Brewers, a team that missed the playoffs in large part because of problems at the plate.

Diamondbacks add Bryan Minniti as assistant GM

|Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

The Arizona Diamondbacks added Bryan Minniti as assistant general manager and Mike Russell as professional scouting coordinator Thursday.