Potential gems among upcoming free-agent pitchers

If your favorite team has fallen from contention because of lackluster pitching, you've probably peeked at the upcoming free agent class. And after examining the list -- sans Stephen Strasburg -- disappointment assuredly set in. There isn't an ace for you -- or your team's owner -- to fall in love with. In some ways, that will make the upcoming offseason even more intriguing.

MLB, MLBPA donate to support La. flood victims

As Louisiana residents struggle with the effects of the worst U.S. disaster since Hurricane Sandy four years ago, Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association on Tuesday announced they are joining together to contribute $250,000 to assist victims of the devastating floods that have damaged more than 100,000 homes and displaced thousands.

AL Wild Card contenders tighten race

With August nearing a close, the American League Wild Card race is heating up. The Red Sox and Orioles have held down the two spots for much of the month, but five other clubs -- the Tigers, Astros, Royals, Mariners and Yankees -- are knocking at the door, all within 3 1/2 games of a playoff berth.