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Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:43:11 PDTSpeedy outfielder Peter Bourjos and infielder Scooter Gennett were among the players on the go Tuesday as big league teams tweaked their rosters less than a week before opening day.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:51:07 PDTThe New York Yankees will likely bat power-hitting catcher Gary Sanchez second in their lineup at the start of the season. Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Tuesday that he was leaning toward having Brett Gardner bat leadoff, followed by Sanchez, Greg Bird, Matt Holliday and Jacoby Ellsbury.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:39:40 PDTThe Oakland Athletics are accustomed to playing from the bottom. Two last-place finishes in the AL West and too many injuries to count have left the low-budget club playing to catch up with the rest of the division. At 69-93, Oakland had one more win last season than in 2015 during another year of injuries and big-name departures.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:37:33 PDTWith the Yankees, the view is further ahead. Catcher Gary Sanchez, first baseman Greg Bird and outfielder Aaron Judge figure to be on the field when the Yankees open Sunday at Tampa Bay. ''I think the one thing that I've realized in camp is the depth of our young players is bigger than I realized,'' Yankees manager Joe Girardi said.
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:05:22 PDTJonathan Villar seems as if he's always on the move for the Milwaukee Brewers. Finally, Villar appears to have finally settled on a new home this spring at second base. ''When it comes to talent, we're catching up to some other teams in our division,'' Braun said.
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:32:41 PDTSomewhere along the line, at some point on the way to a historic World Series title, Kris Bryant and the Chicago Cubs figured out how much they enjoyed winning together at the big league level. ''Getting a lot of questions about how do you not be complacent,'' Bryant said, ''and that's why, because it was so much fun that you want to go through it again, and that's the only answer I'll ever be able to give, because both individually and as a team, that success is something that you strive for and you want every year you play this game. No major league team has won consecutive World Series since the New York Yankees won three in a row from 1998-2000, but the Cubs begin the year in an enviable position after winning it all in November for the first time since 1908.
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:19:53 PDTChristian Haupt believes he was Lou Gehrig in a past life. Ever want to know what it was like to watch legendary New York Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig play in person? Up until now, you needed to find someone who saw Gehrig in person, and hope they could accurately describe those things.
Sun, 26 Mar 2017 17:33:24 PDTNew York Mets pitcher Steven Matz has been scratched from his next start because of tenderness in his left elbow, putting his status for opening day in doubt.
Sun, 26 Mar 2017 16:19:43 PDTHis exhilarating World Baseball Classic experience over, Edwin Diaz got back to work Sunday in preparation to start the 2017 season as the Seattle Mariners' closer. After his two innings of clutch relief in the 11-inning semifinal win over the Netherlands, a fired-up Diaz leaped off the mound in celebration. It's the way he wants to continue to pitch this season, feeding off emotion and displaying it, as is customary among ballplayers from Latin America.
Sun, 26 Mar 2017 15:22:21 PDTRight-hander Stephen Strasburg will get the Opening Day start for the Washington Nationals, manager Dusty Baker announced Sunday. Washington opens the season on April 3 at Nationals Park against the Miami Marlins. It will be the 28-year-old Strasburg's fourth Opening Day start but his first since 2014.
Sun, 26 Mar 2017 14:49:00 PDTNew York Yankees manager Joe Girardi has the top of his starting rotation lined up with Masahiro Tanaka, CC Sabathia and Michael Pineda. The Yankees started spring training looking to fill two spots in the rotation, and it's still not clear what they'll end up doing. Bryan Mitchell, Luis Severino, Chad Green, Adam Warren and late entry Jordan Montgomery are in the mix.
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 18:54:16 PDTAdam Jones provided perhaps the best highlight of the World Baseball Classic, when he took a home run away from Manny Machado with a spectacular catch in center field.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:52:55 PDTSometimes fantasy baseball owners overrate spring training performances, both jumping on the good and overreacting to the bad. Here are some spring performances that should have you concerned with the MLB season nearly here. There were plenty of concerns with Carter's value even before the Yankees announced that Greg Bird would be the starting first baseman.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:47:33 PDTChris Sale traded socks - or Sox - from white to red. Edwin Encarnacion took his big bat to Cleveland. Aroldis Chapman returned to the Bronx.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:25:27 PDTNow that the Cubs have broken baseball's oldest curse, who's next?
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:24:22 PDTIt's almost time again. From opening day to a couple of potentially big games in September, here are a handful of dates to mark on the calendar:
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:22:17 PDTCHICAGO (AP) -- Corey Seager helped the Los Angeles Dodgers make it all the way to the NL Championship Series last year. Michael Fulmer developed into a reliable part of Detroit's rotation, winning 11 games for the Tigers with a 3.06 ERA.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:59:15 PDTAs a big league pitcher, Dallas Green was pretty mediocre. ''When you think of big, with that deep voice, that booming voice, he could hold a team meeting, boy, he could scare you right out of your seat,'' Cleveland manager Terry Francona recalled. Green, the tough-talking, no-nonsense skipper who in 1980 guided the Philadelphia Phillies to their first World Series championship, died Wednesday.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:25:42 PDTSaying his finger feels normal, Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer proclaimed himself healed following his first exhibition start this year, a 6-1 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday. ''It's behind me now,'' Scherzer said. A stress fracture in the knuckle of the ring finger on his pitching hand slowed Scherzer and caused him to grip his fastball with the middle three fingers instead of the usual index and middle fingers.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:12:23 PDTNew York Yankees’ slugger Greg Bird hits a 3-run home run during Wednesday’s game. BIRD IS THE WORD: He’s the owner of a famous cat’s grandson, and he’s also the starting first baseman for the New York Yankees. Manager Joe Girardi officially named Greg Bird his starter on Wednesday after Bird’s huge spring made it the only possible decision.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 22:54:40 PDTNew York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius is expected to miss the first month of the regular season after straining his right shoulder while away at the World Baseball Classic.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:07:23 PDTNew York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius is expected to miss the first month of the regular season because of a strained right shoulder. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Tuesday that Gregorius is likely to be sidelined six weeks. Opening day for the Yankees is April 2 at Tampa Bay.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:02:04 PDTPrice was re-evaluated before the Red Sox played the New York Yankees on Tuesday night. ''Strength gains have been had, but we're going to continue to stay in the strength and conditioning phase of this,'' Farrell said. ''He'll continue to get his arm moving in the cage, in the workout room and the training room.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:02:01 PDTGreg Bird’s is the latest baseball player to own a famous pet. Today, that story revolves around New York Yankees first baseman Greg Bird’s cat. Greg Bird’s cat is actually related to Mr. Bigglesworth from Austin Powers?
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 23:50:32 PDTNew York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius has a bruised right shoulder, ending his time at the World Baseball Classic and leaving his status for opening day in doubt.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:00:05 PDTNew York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius has a bruised right shoulder, ending his time at the World Baseball Classic and leaving his status for opening day in doubt. Yankees manager Joe Girardi didn't put on a timetable on a return, only saying, ''He's going to be sidelined for a bit.'' The Yankees start the regular season April 2 at Tampa Bay. It is not certain how or when Gregorius got hurt while helping the Netherlands reach the semifinals of the WBC.
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 22:08:08 PDTMiami Marlins third baseman Martin Prado is expected to miss the start of the regular season after straining his right hamstring at the World Baseball Classic.
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 00:54:59 PDTTAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Take me out to the ballgame, A-Rod.
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 15:10:04 PDTThe semifinal round of the World Baseball Classic is about to go Dutch, thanks to a lot of creative shifting by Team Netherlands. Stocked with star infielders in Xander Bogaerts, Andrelton Simmons, Didi Gregorius, Jonathan Schoop and Jurickson Profar, manager Hensley Meulens has found a way to get all of them in the lineup. Meulens, a former big leaguer and now hitting coach for the San Francisco Giants, uses three of them at second base, shortstop and third base.
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 13:42:37 PDTThe New York Yankees would gladly take a week like this from their rotation during the regular season. CC Sabathia started out with three hitless innings before Baltimore caught up with him in the fourth Saturday in the Orioles' 5-4 victory. A day earlier, Masahiro Tanaka pitched into the fifth on what turned into a combined no-hitter by the Yankees against Detroit.