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Recent articles by Mike:

After striking out as a ballplayer, Brandon Wood finds peace amid family in Montana

Power-hitting Angels prospect Brandon Wood was supposed to become the next Cal Ripken, but he couldn't handle the pressure. He found contentment far from Anaheim. → Read More

Former Dodgers Kenta Maeda and Rich Hill are now brimming with optimism as Twins

Kenta Maeda is happy the Twins view him as a starter. Rich Hill is excited to join the rotation in June. Both ex-Dodgers love the team's potential. → Read More

Mookie Betts trade, MLB investigation have challenged Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox and their fans have endured a tough offseason marred by a sign-stealing investigation and the team's decision to trade Mookie Betts. → Read More

Red Sox express confidence MLB investigation 'won't find anything'

Major League Baseball is expected to reveal its findings in its sign-stealing investigation of the Boston Red Sox by the end of next week. → Read More

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred defends his punishment of the Houston Astros

'I don’t think there’s a player ... who relishes the idea of being a 2017 Houston Astro answering questions about what happened and why it happened.' → Read More

Alex Verdugo embracing the pressure of being the player acquired for Mookie Betts

Alex Verdugo grew up cheering for David Ortiz and the Boston Red Sox. He knows the high expectations he's facing as the man acquired for Mookie Betts. → Read More

Astros-Nationals shared training site now known as home of cheaters and champs

The spring training facility that the Astros and Nationals share in Florida has a new moniker this spring: home of the cheaters and the champs. → Read More

Astros' feeble news conference followed by sincere apologies

After an awkward news conference by owner Jim Crane and two players, other Astros commented in the clubhouse. All expressed remorse for cheating. → Read More

Altobellis remembered during service attended by thousands at Angel Stadium

A memorial service was held at Angel Stadium to honor Orange Coast College baseball coach John Altobelli, 56, his wife, Keri, 46, and their daughter, Alyssa, who all died in the helicopter crash in Calabasas on Jan. 26. → Read More

Angels general manager says little about nixed trade agreement with Dodgers

Angels general manager Billy Eppler wouldn't go into specifics as to why a reported trade agreement with the Dodgers dissolved over the weekend. → Read More

A.J. Hinch says he didn't do enough to stop Astros' sign-stealing scheme

In an interview with MLB Network, former Astros manager A.J. Hinch said he should have done more to prevent his team from illegally stealing signs → Read More

Dodgers acquire slugger Mookie Betts and starter David Price from the Red Sox

The Dodgers acquired Mookie Betts and David Price from the Red Sox for Alex Verdugo and Kenta Maeda in a three-team deal. Joc Pederson was also traded to the Angels. → Read More

Memorial service for John, Keri and Alyssa Altobelli will be Monday at Angel Stadium

A memorial service for the Altobelli family members who died in the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant and five others will be held Monday at Angel Stadium. → Read More

Orange Coast College coach John Altobelli helped teach his players hard lessons

John Altobelli, who died in the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant, cut LaBarian Willis from his baseball team, but never gave up on him. → Read More

John Altobelli and family are paid tribute at Orange Coast College baseball opener

Two days after the death of Orange Coast College coach John Altobelli, the Pirates took the field for the first time in 28 years without Altobelli. → Read More

Orange Coast College baseball team to play two days after coach John Altobelli died

Coach John Altobelli, his wife and their daughter, 13, died in the helicopter crash that took Kobe Bryant's life. Altobelli's team opens play Tuesday. → Read More

Orange Coast College baseball coach John Altobelli died in Kobe helicopter crash

Orange Coast College baseball coach John Altobelli, his wife, Keri, and daughter Alyssa perished in the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant. → Read More

Allegation Mike Trout has exemption to use HGH shot down

American League MVP Mike Trout got dragged into the rumor mill as the MLB sign-stealing scandal reached new levels of accusations on social media. → Read More

'Chicharito' Hernandez signs with Galaxy

Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez is Mexico’s all-time leading scorer, and he will replace departed Galaxy star Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the lineup and on the marquee. → Read More

Josh Donaldson agrees to four-year deal with Minnesota Twins

Veteran third baseman Josh Donaldson, the last premier free agent on the market and a focus of the Dodgers' offseason efforts, is joining the Minnesota Twins. → Read More