• All-Star catcher Brian McCann completed his $85 million, five-year contract with the York Yankees in what the team called a "significant improvement to a key position."

    In this Sept. 2, 2011 file photo, Atlanta Braves' Brian McCann bats against the Los Angeles Dodgers during a baseball game in Atlanta. All-Star catcher McCann has completed his $85 million, five-year contract with the New York Yankees and is to be introduced at a news conference on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at Yankee Stadium.
    LAST UPDATE : Dec 03, 2013, 2:16 PM EST
  • BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 11: Third basemen Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees looks on during batting practice before playing the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on September 11, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland.

    Attorneys for Alex Rodriguez will appear in a New York courtroom for an initial court conference in his lawsuit against Major League Baseball.

    LAST UPDATE : Nov 07, 2013, 10:33 AM EST
  • In this Oct. 1, 2013, file photo, New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez arrives at the offices of Major League Baseball for grievance hearing in New York. Rodriguez allegeldy paid $305,000 for evidence that could be used in the case involving the Biogenesis of America drug clinic, the Daily News reported Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. The allegation was denied by a spokesman for the Yankees' third baseman. Rodriguez was suspended Aug. 5 but was allowed to keep playing pending a decision on the grievance.

    In addition to a grievance filed by the players' union, Rodriguez filed a lawsuit against Selig and MLB that accused them of engaging in a "witch hunt."

    LAST UPDATE : Oct 31, 2013, 5:06 PM EDT
  • Grounds crew members dismantle the batting cage after the Boston Red Sox's workout at Fenway Park in Boston, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. The Red Sox host the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 6 of baseball's World Series on Wednesday.

    Ted Williams never did it. Not Carl Yastrzemski. Not Carlton Fisk. Not even Pedro Martinez and Curt Schilling, who ended The Curse nearly a decade ago but did it on the road.

    LAST UPDATE : Oct 30, 2013, 2:40 PM EDT
  • This multiple exposure photo shows Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Jon Lester throwing during the eighth inning of Game 5 of baseball's World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, in St. Louis.

    The Boston Red Sox beat the St. Louis Cardinals to take a 3-2 Series lead and come within just one game of winning the World Series. 

    LAST UPDATE : Oct 29, 2013, 11:25 AM EDT
  • Boston Red Sox's Koji Uehara, catcher David Ross and Mike Napoli (12) celebrate after Game 4 of baseball's World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, in St. Louis. The Red Sox won 4-2 to ties the series at 2-2.

    Jonny Gomes hit a tiebreaking, three-run homer off reliever Seth Maness in the sixth inning, and the Red Sox beat the Cardinals 4-2 to even the World Series and ensure it will end back at Boston's Fenway Park.

    LAST UPDATE : Oct 28, 2013, 10:34 AM EDT
  • In this multiple exposure image, St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Michael Wacha throws during the fifth inning of Game 2 of baseball's World Series against the Boston Red Sox Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, in Boston.

    Michael Wacha and Carlos Beltran, both trying to make the most of their first World Series, helped lift the St. Louis Cardinals to even the series with the Boston Red Sox.

    LAST UPDATE : Oct 25, 2013, 10:27 AM EDT
  • St. Louis Cardinals' Pete Kozma can't handle a throw as Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia slides into second during the first inning of Game 1 of baseball's World Series Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, in Boston.

    After Dustin Pedroia was called out on a phantom force play in the first inning of the World Series opener, second base umpire Dana DeMuth was reversed by the other five members of his crew.

    LAST UPDATE : Oct 24, 2013, 10:33 AM EDT
  • Los Angeles Dodgers fans cheer after Game 5 of the National League baseball championship series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, in Los Angeles. The Dodgers won 6-4 and trail in the series 3-2.

    The Dodgers earned a trip back to St. Louis for Game 6, with ace Clayton Kershaw scheduled to start for them against rookie Michael Wacha.

    LAST UPDATE : Oct 17, 2013, 8:24 AM EDT