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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 15:45:43 PDTWith baseball season upon, Big League Stew is in full preview mode. We’re doing previews of each team and we’re examining some of the biggest questions heading into 2017. Today: A roundtable discussion about which teams could surprise you in 2017.
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 12:39:38 PDTThe Minnesota Twins have no choice but to find some. ''We will try to use it as a springboard,'' said manager Paul Molitor, who described 2016 as the most difficult season he's endured in any capacity, playing or coaching, over his life in the sport. The blueprint for a turnaround is entrenched in a potentially potent lineup highlighted by the under-25 core of Byron Buxton, Max Kepler and Miguel Sano.
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.
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 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.
Sun, 26 Mar 2017 12:14:10 PDTJose Berrios will be a fixture in the Minnesota Twins starting rotation at some point in 2017. It’ll just happen a little later than expected due in large part to Berrios’ decision to represent Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic. On Saturday, the Twins announced Berrios would be optioned to Triple-A.
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 16:23:35 PDTRight-hander Yu Darvish will be the Opening Day starter for the Texas Rangers, manager Jeff Banister announced on Saturday. Darvish, 30, will face the Cleveland Indians on April 3 in Arlington, Texas, becoming the ninth different Opening Day starter for the Rangers in the past nine years. Darvish was named the Opening Day starter in 2014 but was sidelined by neck stiffness and started the season on the disabled list.
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 20:07:27 PDTDanny Duffy stepped off the big stage and back into spring training.
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.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:33:13 PDTZack Greinke has one more spring start before he embarks on what he hopes is a bounce-back season for him and the Arizona Diamondbacks.
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 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 12:43:08 PDTWhen Byron Buxton, Max Kepler and Eddie Rosario started in the Minnesota Twins organization, they were spindly teenagers with plenty of potential. Now the Twins hope their young outfielders have grown enough to shoulder the load of a rebuilding team. ''There's no pressure,'' Kepler said.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:56:46 PDTFORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Minnesota Twins right-hander Trevor May has undergone Tommy John elbow surgery that will keep him off the mound this season.
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 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?
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 17:06:08 PDTCarlos Rodon finally got on the field Sunday, and the Chicago White Sox left-hander already seems in solid form. Rodon tossed four scoreless innings in his first Cactus League start, striking out five while the White Sox beat the Los Angeles Angels 11-2. Chicago held Rodon out of its first 21 spring training games, bringing him along slowly to keep him fresh for the long season.
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 15:36:32 PDTRed Sox pitcher Drew Pomeranz exited Sunday's start after two innings because of tightness in his left triceps, the latest setback for Boston's staff in spring training. The Red Sox said Pomeranz, in competition for a spot in the rotation, was pulled against Minnesota as a precaution. The AL East champions had been counting on Cy Young Award winner Rick Porcello, David Price and newcomer Chris Sale to be their big three in the rotation, with Pomeranz, knuckleballer Steven Wright and left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez vying for the remaining two spots.
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.