Alfonso Soriano - one of the most decorated players in the Nationals' brief history in Washington - has retired from the game of baseball after 16 MLB seasons.
2013 record: 85-77, 3rd place in AL East
Manager: Joe Girardi, 7th season
Estimated 2014 payroll: $196 million
CHICAGO (AP) Jeff Samardzija can see the big picture coming into focus for the Chicago Cubs.
In this age of deflated power numbers and de-emphasized baserunning, it's no small feat when a major leaguer pulls off a 20-20 combo in a single season: 20 home runs, 20 stolen bases.
From Comcast SportsNetCHICAGO (AP) -- Starlin Castro was barely out of his teens when he made his big league debut.