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Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:15:19 PDTThe Boston Red Sox are coming off a year in which they won their division and looked like a World Series contender, only to get swept out of the postseason. Pablo Sandoval is back and slimmer than we’ve seen him. The youth movement has fully arrived too — as Andrew Benintendi is expected to be their everyday left fielder and Mookie Betts is expected to play like an MVP for the next 10 years or so.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:31:13 PDTThe Detroit Tigers enter the 2017 season at a crossroads. Martinez, Justin Verlander, Miguel Cabrera and the rest of the Tigers will have another chance to make a run at the postseason this year. Detroit fell just short of a wild card in 2016, and although there's been some talk of cutting costs , the Tigers haven't started any major rebuilding process.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:39:13 PDTBaseball hasn’t seen someone accomplish the feat since Deion Sanders. If you need proof of that, just look at the media circus that has followed New York Mets outfielder Tim Tebow. Chip Caray thinks Jacoby Jones (African American NFL player) & JaCoby Jones (white Detroit Tiger) are the same person.
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 21:15:13 PDTRoyals outfielder Jorge Soler likely will begin his first season in Kansas City on the disabled list after straining his oblique in a minor league game.
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:16:14 PDTWith the arrival of baseball season we’re previewing each MLB team, from worst to best. We’ll look at their key offseason moves, projected lineup, best and worst possible outcomes, most pressing fantasy question courtesy of our friends at Roto Arcade plus a few other fun things. Our daily series continues with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:06:27 PDTDetroit Tigers center fielder Anthony Gose was sent down to the minors on Sunday, having lost the competition to be the Tigers starting center fielder after batting .237 in 16 games. It’s the latest chapter in what’s been a rough few years for Gose.
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 13:28:50 PDTLAKELAND, Fla. (AP) -- The Detroit Tigers have released right-handed reliever Mark Lowe, one of several cuts before Sunday's spring training game against Toronto.
Sun, 26 Mar 2017 12:49:24 PDTWith the arrival of baseball season we’re previewing each MLB team, from worst to best. We’ll look at their key offseason moves, projected lineup, best and worst possible outcomes, most pressing fantasy question courtesy of our friends at Roto Arcade plus a few other fun things. Our daily series continues with the Cleveland Indians.
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.
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 13:12:35 PDTWith the arrival of baseball season we’re previewing each MLB team, from worst to best. We’ll look at their key offseason moves, projected lineup, best and worst possible outcomes, most pressing fantasy question courtesy of our friends at Roto Arcade plus a few other fun things. Our daily series continues with the San Francisco Giants.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:05:31 PDTThe Los Angeles Angels achieved a rare feat on Friday when eight different pitchers combined to throw a no-hitter against the division rival Seattle Mariners. The no-hitter was actually the second in spring training this year. Back on March 17, Masahiro Tanaka and two Yankees relievers combined to no-hit the Detroit Tigers.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:07:27 PDTDanny Duffy stepped off the big stage and back into spring training.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:34:52 PDTDetroit Tigers right fielder J.D. Martinez is expected to miss the beginning of the season with a right foot injury. Martinez sprained his foot last weekend, and manager Brad Ausmus told reporters Friday he is expected to be out three to four weeks. The injury is an early blow to a Detroit team that was hoping for improved health this season after keeping its roster largely intact.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:22:51 PDTPittsburgh Pirates third baseman Jung Ho Kang has been denied a work visa, leaving the South Korean unable to enter the United States and his status for the 2017 season in doubt. According to a Korean media news report Friday, the U.S. Embassy rejected Kang's visa application. Kang was convicted in South Korea earlier this month after leaving the scene of a DUI accident on Dec. 2 in Seoul.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:22:02 PDTBIGGEST NEWS OF THE DAY: The San Francisco Giants will be down a key member in the bullpen this season. Veteran left-hander Will Smith was diagnosed with a sprained UCL and has opted to undergo Tommy John surgery next week in Los Angeles. Smith, 26, has become one of the top left-handed relievers in all of baseball.
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 16:50:49 PDTThe Chicago White Sox scratched Carlos Rodon from his spring start Friday due to left biceps tightness, and general manager Rick Hahn said the left-hander likely would begin the season on the disabled list. Rodon also had an MRI that showed no structural damage. ''We are going to err on the side of caution here, even if it winds up costing him his first couple starts, because we're slowing down the schedule now by scratching him,'' Hahn said.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:03:09 PDTThe last five years for the Washington Nationals have been long on hype and short on delivery. On paper at least, the Nats look like they have a good chance to shed the title of underachievers and become champions.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:26:29 PDTWashington second baseman Daniel Murphy thinks he will be ready for the start of the season, even with his lack of playing time in the World Baseball Classic. Nationals manager Dusty Baker is taking a wait-and-see approach. Murphy went hitless in six at-bats for gold medal-winning Team USA.
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 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.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:56:51 PDTDUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) -- Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera could soon return to the lineup after being sidelined by back stiffness.
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 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.
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?
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 13:23:58 PDTWith the arrival of baseball season we’re previewing each MLB team, from worst to best. We’ll look at their key offseason moves, projected lineup, best and worst possible outcomes, most pressing fantasy question courtesy of our friends at Roto Arcade plus a few other fun things. Our daily series continues with the St. Louis Cardinals.