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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:31:45 PDTDUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) -- Some good news for Devon Travis: His knee feels fine.
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.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:55:50 PDTIt’s time to win the World Series. When the Astros were in the midst of their rebuild in 2014, Sports Illustrated deemed them the future 2017 World Champions. A lot has happened since then: Carlos Correa arrived and is looking to take the next step toward superstardom.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:46:18 PDTToronto Blue Jays right-hander Marcus Stroman was an outstanding performer at the World Baseball Classic. When Team USA won its first-ever World Baseball Classic on Wednesday night, that victory belonged to Marcus Stroman more than anyone else. The 25-year-old right-hander was absolutely outstanding against Puerto Rico in the finals.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 06:13:10 PDTThe United States routed Puerto Rico 8-0 to win its first World Baseball Classic in four tries on Wednesday night behind six hitless innings from Marcus Stroman. The Americans planted their eagle statue mascot on the mound in celebration, a blue cap jauntily hanging from one of its large wings. For a sport known as America's pastime, the U.S. had struggled since the WBC began in 2006.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 02:27:13 PDT(Reuters) - The United States broke through to win their first World Baseball Classic title with an emphatic 8-0 victory over Puerto Rico in Los Angeles on Wednesday behind the stellar pitching of Marcus Stroman and a 13-hit attack. Puerto Rico came in with a spotless 7-0 record in the 16-team tournament but the Americans (6-2) were not to be denied and the losers finished runners-up for the second straight WBC. Stroman was sensational, throwing six no-hit innings after yielding six hits in a row in a four-run first inning to Puerto Rico in a 6-5 second-round loss.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:48:07 PDT* Stroman no-hits Puerto Rico for six innings * Kinsler ignites U.S. attack with home run * Stroman named tournament MVP (Adds quotes, MVP of tournament) March 22 (Reuters) - The United States broke through to win their first World Baseball Classic title with an emphatic 8-0 victory over Puerto Rico in Los Angeles on Wednesday behind the stellar pitching of Marcus Stroman and a 13-hit attack. Puerto Rico came in with a spotless 7-0 record in the 16-team tournament but the Americans (6-2) were not to be denied and the losers finished runners-up for the second straight WBC.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:55:42 PDTToronto Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista says the lower back stiffness that prevented him from playing for the Dominican Republic at the World Baseball Classic last weekend is no longer an issue. Bautista was in the original lineup for Wednesday's spring training game against Detroit. ''I'm feeling great,'' Bautista said.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:45:59 PDTOK, maybe that’s not exactly it, but that sure is the gist of the season for the 2017 New York Mets, who lost in the wild-card game last season after their 2015 World Series run. The Mets went through so many pitching injuries last season that it’s a wonder they made the postseason. If they’d advanced any further, it would’ve been Noah Syndergaard and Bartolo Colon leading their rotation.
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 21:27:07 PDTFor the first time in World Baseball Classic history, Team USA will play in the championship game. The United States won a hard-fought battle against Team Japan in the semifinal round with a 2-1 victory. With the win, Team USA will advance to the championship game for the first time in the tournament’s brief history.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:50:23 PDTThe Texas Rangers enter 2017 with one goal and it’s the same goal they’ve had for years, the same goal that’s been lingering since that disappointing 2010 World Series loss to the Giants. The Rangers want to win it all. There are all the makings of a World Series team here, but there’s also a big hump that they haven’t been able to get over.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 08:51:55 PDTIt's been a short spring training for Zach Britton. Early in camp, the Baltimore Orioles' left-handed reliever, who converted all 47 of his save opportunities in 2016, felt discomfort in his left oblique and was held out. Britton has said if this were the regular season he would have pitched, and that he is close to being ready to go.
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 15:58:50 PDTAn offseason that looked like it might drain some of the power of the mighty Toronto Blue Jays lineup ended being … not as bad as it could have been. Will Jose Bautista, at 36, prove wrong all the teams that didn’t want to pry him away in free agency? Will Kendrys Morales do enough to replace Edwin Encarnacion, who went to the Cleveland Indians in free agency?
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:27:36 PDTDUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) -- Max Kepler singled in three at-bats Monday, two days after a scary-looking hand injury as the Minnesota Twins beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-2.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:17:02 PDTToronto Blue Jays star Josh Donaldson made his spring training debut Monday, going 0 for 2 with a walk in his first game since injuring his right calf more than a month ago. ''It was nice to get on the field and run a little bit,'' Donaldson said. Donaldson faced Tyler Duffey twice, striking out in the first inning and then walking on a 3-2 pitch.
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 14:37:20 PDTKevin Pillar was back in the minors for a bunt-fest. The Toronto Blue Jays center fielder spent Sunday switching from a Triple-A exhibition game to a Double-A contest on adjacent fields, attempting to reach on bunt singles in all seven at-bats. Facing Yankees minor leaguers at New York's complex in Tampa, Florida, Pillar struck out in his first two at-bats on foul bunts with two strikes.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 22:41:37 PDTNew York manager Joe Girardi didn't keep the lineup card as a souvenir, but still appreciated the effort. ''I'm happy for our guys,'' Girardi said. The Japanese ace has thrown 13 1/3 scoreless innings in exhibition play.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 18:02:36 PDTDespite being told yearly that spring training statistics are overrated, fantasy baseball owners still buy into them and will over or underrate players as a result. With the 2017 Fantasy Baseball season fast approaching, here are some player performances that actually mean something. BRYCE HARPER, Washington Nationals: There is a reason Harper continues to be a high first round pick despite disappointing owners last year.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 17:04:09 PDTJosh Donaldson’s decision to not run out a home run during a minor league spring training game was not actually his decision. Josh Donaldson wasn’t about to let anyone get the wrong idea about his confusing actions during a minor league spring training game on Friday. What looked to some like a disrespectful decision on Donaldson’s part, was actually the Toronto Blue Jays star following instructions in regards to protecting a calf injury.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 19:13:21 PDTNL Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer probably will miss the Washington Nationals' opener against Miami on April 3 because of a stress fracture in his right ring finger. The stress fracture had caused Scherzer to change the grip on his fastball, placing three fingers on top of the ball instead of two, but he went back to his old grip Thursday during his first game action this year, a three-inning stint in a minor league exhibition against New York Mets' Triple-A players. ''That's the really good news today,'' said Scherzer, who struck out five.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 14:39:01 PDTAaron Sanchez says there are ''no hard feelings'' after the Toronto Blue Jays renewed his contract for the minimum salary of $535,000 in the major leagues and $304,444 in the unlikely event he is sent to the minors. Toronto offered a modest increase above the minimum based on team's formula, which was rejected by Sanchez and his agent, Scott Boras. ''It's something that we didn't agree on,'' Sanchez said Thursday, when he gave up three runs and four hits in 2 1/3 innings against the New York Yankees.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 11:10:31 PDTToronto Blue Jays reliever T.J. House is slowly increasing his physical activity, almost a week after he was hit on the head by a line drive during a spring training game. House was cleared to run on a treadmill for five minutes Thursday, a day after he rode a stationary bike for seven minutes. House was taken off the field in an ambulance March 10 after getting struck in the ninth inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 09:07:19 PDTNEW YORK (AP) -- Hall of Famer Roberto Alomar has been hired by Major League Baseball as a special consultant and tasked with focusing on youth development in Puerto Rico.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 07:23:00 PDTAaron Sanchez of the Toronto Blue Jays is a very good pitcher. The Jays recently renewed Sanchez’s contract at just the major league minimum, $535,000. The New York Mets, who have had notorious money problems, are paying Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard over $600,000 each.
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 17:07:47 PDTBoston Red Sox left-hander David Price is likely to start the season on the disabled list because of a sore elbow.
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 21:08:22 PDTThe Colorado Rockies now need a second plan for first base.