Subscribe: Major League Baseball News
http://mlb.mlb.com/partnerxml/gen/news/rss/mlb.xml
Added By: Feedage Forager Feedage Grade C rated
Language: English
Tags:
baseball classic  baseball  camp  classic  day  game  hander  opening day  opening  season  spring  team  world baseball  world 
Rate this Feed
Rate this feedRate this feedRate this feedRate this feedRate this feed
Rate this feed 1 starRate this feed 2 starRate this feed 3 starRate this feed 4 starRate this feed 5 star

Comments (0)

Feed Details and Statistics Feed Statistics
Preview: Major League Baseball News

MLB News Index



MLB News Index



Last Build Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 03:47:23 EDT

 



Angels use 8 pitchers to no-hit Mariners

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:09:41 EDT

Eight Angels pitchers combined to no-hit a Mariners split squad on Friday night, leading the Halos to a 4-0 win in the lone night game of the spring at Tempe Diablo Stadium.



Tribe, Ramirez agree to 5-year extension

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:32:17 EDT

On Friday night, MLB.com confirmed that the Indians reached an agreement with Jose Ramirez on a five-year, $26 million contract extension that includes team options for 2022 and '23, pending a physical. The deal has a maximum value of $50 million.



J.D. Martinez out 3-4 weeks with right foot sprain

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:04:37 EDT

Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez will open the season on the disabled list after being diagnosed with a sprain of the lisfranc ligament in his right foot, dealing an early blow to Detroit's lineup.



Hicks belly-flops, still avoids pickoff throw

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:18:41 EDT

Hicks belly-flops, still avoids pickoff throw



Photos: Back to spring camp for Team USA

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:49:06 EDT

Photos: Back to spring camp for Team USA



Top prospects vying for Opening Day roster spots

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:03:55 EDT

With less than two weeks remaining until Opening Day, teams have gone through multiple rounds of cuts, but there are still a number of roster spots up in the air and a number of top prospects are vying for those slots. So who will make the team? Who still needs to leave a strong lasting impression? And who needs a perfect sequence of events to fall just right?



Source: Norris to Rays 'very likely'

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:22:39 EDT

According to a report from the Tampa Bay Times, the Rays are finalizing a deal to sign free-agent catcher Derek Norris. A Major League source told MLB.com that a deal is not done but "very likely." The club has not confirmed the deal.



Fantasy rankings reset: What's changed?

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:00:00 EDT

Wise fantasy owners will be aware that the following players have made significant moves in the rankings since the MLB.com Fantasy Player Preview launched on Feb. 6.



Huey Lewis, Jimmy Kimmel at the Cubs game

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:51:32 EDT

Huey Lewis and Jimmy Kimmel went to the Cubs game



Nats discuss love of game at Play Ball event

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:15:25 EDT

Nationals manager Dusty Baker, along with pitchers Gio Gonzalez and Sammy Solis, took some time off from their Spring Training schedule on Friday morning to attend the MLB Play Ball event at the Dan Calloway Recreation Complex.



12 prospects to watch in 2017

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 23:59:09 EDT

These dozen youngsters won't be on Opening Day rosters, but their timetables could align nicely with their teams' needs.



Moncada known to eat 85 Twinkies in a week

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:53:49 EDT

Moncada known to eat 85 Twinkies in a week



Fantasy preview gives you control of your dreams

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:45:18 EDT

From baseball's brightest stars to the next great fantasy steal lurking on the depth chart, everything you need to know is one click away.



MLB.TV is counting down to Opening Day

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:45:36 EDT

Watch live out-of-market games -- including select Spring Training games without blackouts -- on more than 400 devices. Plus, enjoy full portability with a free subscription to At Bat Premium ($19.99 value).



Be a GM with Yahoo Sports Fantasy Baseball

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 16:42:14 EDT

If you're like millions around the country, you're excited for not only Opening Day, but Yahoo Sports Fantasy Baseball, the Official Commissioner Game of MLB.com.



10 burning questions 10 days before season

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:30:00 EDT

As players from Team USA and Puerto Rico return to their MLB teams after an excellent three-week adventure, the good news is that Opening Day is right around the corner. So with that in mind, here are 10 questions that still need to be answered in the next 10 days.



Panda poised for rebound season

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:32:46 EDT

Maybe Pablo Sandoval will write a happy ending to this story after all, and isn't this kind of unbridled optimism one of the things we love about Spring Training?



Choo's motor not slowing down with age

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:53:47 EDT

Shin-Soo Choo is equal parts eager to please and impossible to satisfy. He expects so much from himself that, when things inevitably go awry somewhere in the midst of a 162-game schedule, he wears those struggles on his sleeve, feeling he's let both himself and his team down. That's how it's been for the entirety of Choo's Major League career, and that was especially how it was in a lost 2016 that saw him make four trips to the disabled list.



T-shirt reminds Cubs of Heyward speech

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:17:50 EDT

On some of Joe Maddon's new T-shirts this year there's a simple image of an umbrella with a couple of raindrops over "8-7." Cubs fans know that's the score from Game 7 of the World Series. The umbrella is a reminder of the 17-minute rain delay when Jason Heyward gave the players a pep talk that helped propel the Cubs to victory.



Future watch: MLBPipeline.com's Top 100 Prospects

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 03:17:28 EDT

Check out MLB Pipeline's newly updated list of the Top 100 Prospects in the game.



Tommy John surgery recommended for SF reliever Smith

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:12:54 EDT

Giants reliever Will Smith flew to California this week to get a second opinion about his left elbow. When he returned, he brought the news that both doctors agreed -- his recommended course of action is Tommy John surgery.



Pomeranz's mechanics 'finally click' vs. Jays

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:11:18 EDT

Drew Pomeranz felt the difference when he warmed up prior to the third inning on Friday. Finally, he felt like himself again from a mechanical standpoint.



MRI confirms no structural damage for Rodon

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:06:46 EDT

The White Sox hope the only thing slowing down their No. 2 starter, Carlos Rodon, is an abundance of caution. Left biceps tightness urged the club to scratch Rodon from his start on Friday, scheduled to be the lefty's second of the Cactus League season, and general manager Rick Hahn noted that starting the season with Rodon on the disabled list was increasingly likely.



Back in Cactus action, Carrasco feels 'normal'

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:13:47 EDT

Every pitch Carlos Carrasco has thrown since his elbow flareup earlier this spring has provided a little more peace of mind. On Friday, the Indians starter logged three innings against the Cubs in a 4-2 victory and again felt a mental lift. "I can throw like normal," Carrasco said. "Now, I can throw every pitch."



Valbuena disappointed to start Angels career on shelf

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:48:12 EDT

Luis Valbuena, the Angels' top free-agent acquisition, is disappointed he will not be able to begin the season with his new teammates.



Mariners giving Dyson's legs a rest

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:32:12 EDT

Jarrod Dyson relies on his wheels as one of Major League Baseball's premier speedsters, so the Mariners are giving him time to rest up before beginning the final push for the regular season next week.



Shark solid, Gray injured as Giants edge Rox

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:29:46 EDT

Brandon Belt's three-run homer keyed a five-run Giants third inning -- a frame in which Rockies starting pitcher Jon Gray left the game with soreness in his left big toe -- during San Francisco's 6-5 Cactus League victory on Friday at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick.



Arenado basking in glow of WBC '17 victory

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:03:34 EDT

Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado was reveling in the closeness of Team USA's World Baseball Classic-champion squad. But Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford, also back with his club, sent a reminder that they're National League West rivals.



Battle heats up for Miami's 5th starter spot

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:39:43 EDT

The first four rotation slots are now settled, but the competition continues for the final spot. Two of the top contenders -- Jose Urena and Adam Conley -- each took the mound Friday night in the Marlins' 3-0 win over the Nationals at Roger Dean Stadium. Neither disappointed.



Classic shined spotlight on Crawford's ability

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:19:32 EDT

Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford gained attention and acclaim during the World Baseball Classic in the best way possible. He played his usual game.



Williams among top prospect performers Friday

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:12:22 EDT

With Opening Day a little more than a week away, right-hander Trevor Williams is making a strong case for why he should win the final spot in the Pirates rotation.



Flaherty returns from injury, Smith close

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:59:18 EDT

Ryan Flaherty returned to the Orioles' starting lineup Friday night as the versatile infielder/outfielder has been battling shoulder soreness that has sidelined him since March 13. Seth Smith, who has been out with a hamstring injury for about two weeks, is expected to return Saturday.



Segedin vying for role on Dodgers' bench

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:09:12 EDT

In the scramble for the Dodgers' last few bench jobs, don't forget Rob Segedin.



Scheppers' status questionable after early exit

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:58:25 EDT

Rule 5 draft pick Mike Hauschild is winning a spot in the Rangers bullpen, while Tanner Scheppers' situation has suddenly become a mystery after leaving Friday's game with pain in his lower core. He is scheduled for an MRI tomorrow to determine the cause and severity of the injury.



Battling for rotation spot, Romano roughed up vs. Brewers

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:50:14 EDT

Sal Romano has offered the Reds a compelling case to be included in the Opening Day rotation, and even if he doesn't solidify a starting spot, he figures to be in the club's plans for 2017.



Perez returns behind the plate

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:05:27 EDT

A familiar face was behind the plate for the Royals on Friday -- All-Star catcher Salvador Perez



Meyer among 4 sent to Minors camp

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:15:36 EDT

The Angels continued to pare down their roster on Friday, sending four players to Minor League camp, including right-hander Alex Meyer.



Wright frustrated by 5-run outing vs. Twins

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:12:24 EDT

Mike Wright was hoping to be better than he showed on Friday night. The right-hander, who allowed five earned runs over two innings against the Twins, is still in the mix for the Orioles' final rotation spot, but opportunities are dwindling this spring.



Marlins' rotation hopefuls impress vs. Nats

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:21:12 EDT

Ichiro Suzuki had an RBI single and two hits on Friday night and right-hander Jose Urena threw four shutout innings in the Marlins' 3-0 win over the Nationals at Roger Dean Stadium.



Ervin sharp for Twins; Mancini HR forces tie

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:15:46 EDT

Trey Mancini hit a three-run homer and Chris Johnson hit a solo shot to help the Orioles mount a late comeback and force a 5-5 tie with the Twins on Friday night at Hammond Stadium.



Forsythe, 3 others notch 2 RBIs vs. D-backs

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:07:28 EDT

Four Dodgers hitters, including second baseman Logan Forsythe, had two RBIs, while Los Angeles handled nine Arizona pitchers in an 13-6 win, despite three hits from D-backs left fielder Reymond Fuentes.



Robertson, Jones return as Classic winners

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:04:05 EDT

The crowd in the back corner of the White Sox clubhouse was gathered around a shimmering bit of bling the likes of which had never been seen in a Team USA player's hands before. It was Nate Jones' World Baseball Classic gold medal, and though he was happy to show it to his White Sox teammates, he wasn't letting go of it anytime soon.



Martinez pitching to impress during next start

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:29:21 EDT

Nick Martinez will be trying to earn the fifth spot in the Rangers rotation when he pitches against the Mariners on Saturday. That is… if there is still a fifth spot to be won in a rotation that already consists of Yu Darvish, Cole Hamels, Martin Perez and -- most likely -- A.J. Griffin.



Duffy would do Classic again in a heartbeat

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:22:03 EDT

When it was over, when the United States had beaten Puerto Rico 8-0 on Wednesday night to capture the World Baseball Classic title, left-hander Danny Duffy had one more mission to complete.



Lucroy returns prepared, full of patriotism after WBC '17

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:45:04 EDT

The next World Baseball Classic is due in 2021. Jonathan Lucroy said getting guys to play for Team USA should not be a problem. "If any player turns it down, they should look in the mirror and check themselves," Lucroy said. "I get the starting pitchers because of the timetable. There is no excuse for anybody else. Everyone else should want to go. It's an experience like no other. You put USA across your jersey, you can't replicate that anywhere else. You are playing for an entire country. There is nothing like it."



Remember when Big Unit hit a bird with a pitch?

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:44:32 EDT

Remember when Big Unit hit a bird with a pitch?



Strong arms force Friars to make tough call

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:17:31 EDT

Entering camp, the Padres figured their bullpen might be a strength in 2017. Now -- with strong spring performances from several fringe candidates -- the Friars face some difficult decisions over the next 10 days. "They're making it really tough," Padres manager Andy Green said of his relief corps.



Cozart's leadoff homer starts offense in walk-off win

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:51:28 EDT

A pitching matchup between starters hoping to crack their respective teams' Opening Day rotations developed into an offensive outburst, as the Reds outlasted the Brewers, 12-11, on Friday at Goodyear Park, capped by a two-run, walk-off double by Arismendy Alcantara.



New data shows Morales could thrive in Toronto

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:07:39 EDT

Did the Blue Jays quietly make a smart move by bringing Kendrys Morales north of the border? Statcast data suggests that by simply getting out of Kansas City, you could see more power from Morales in 2017.



Rox don't expect Gray's sore toe to be serious

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:28:08 EDT

Right-hander Jon Gray, the Rockies' expected Opening Day starter, left Friday's game against the Giants with soreness in his left big toe after giving up seven straight hits in the third inning.



Gravemen in control, Healy hits fifth HR in A's win

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:36:08 EDT

The hot-hitting A's busted out for five runs in the first inning en route to an 8-2 victory over the White Sox at Hohokam Stadium on Friday afternoon.



Puerto Rico crew rejoins Twins from Classic

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:30:16 EDT

Kennys Vargas returned to the lineup as designated hitter and Eddie Rosario started in left field against the Orioles, while left-hander Hector Santiago will start against Baltimore on Saturday night. The Twins are still deciding on a plan for right-hander Jose Berrios.



Carrasco, Lackey hold offenses in check

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:32:14 EDT

Starters Carlos Carrasco and John Lackey combined to give up just one run over nine innings as the Indians topped the Cubs, 4-2, on Friday afternoon at Sloan Park.



Stanton, Yelich return, riding Classic wave

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:41:02 EDT

Riding the adrenaline of winning the World Baseball Classic title, Christian Yelich and Giancarlo Stanton returned to Marlins camp on Friday ready for the next step -- the regular season.



Seager, Iwakuma lead Mariners past Royals

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:02:59 EDT

Kyle Seager continued warming up with his first Cactus League home run and Hisashi Iwakuma pitched 5 2/3 strong innings on Friday afternoon as a Mariners split squad topped the Royals, 4-1, at Peoria Stadium.



Back from Classic, Miller has lot of work to do

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:16:00 EDT

Andrew Miller returned to Arizona with a strong sense of pride over Team USA's championship run in the World Baseball Classic. The Indians' lefty relief ace also rejoined Cleveland's camp unsatisfied with how he has thrown the ball over the past two weeks.



Smith keeps progressing, could be ready in June

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:03:19 EDT

The Red Sox have seen enough encouraging signs from side-winder Carson Smith in his return from Tommy John surgery to think he could be ready to be back in their bullpen by June.



Chargois optioned, likely to close at Triple-A

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:03:38 EDT

Hard-throwing right-hander J.T. Chargois, competing for a spot in the Twins' bullpen, was optioned to Triple-A Rochester on Friday after struggling in recent outings.



Classic win has Cutch, Harrison aglow

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:39:52 EDT

After winning the World Baseball Classic with Team USA, Andrew McCutchen and Josh Harrison reported to Pirates camp Friday morning with gold medals draped around their necks.



Hosmer has done it all at every level

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:43:28 EDT

Eric Hosmer's championship quest now is complete. With the World Baseball Classic title in hand, Hosmer believes he has won it all at every level.



Tribe deems Kluber 'ready' for Opening Day start

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:58:37 EDT

Following a conservative start to camp -- due to the heavy load he shouldered in the postseason last year -- Corey Kluber is on target to take the ball for the Indians in the April 3 opener against the Rangers in Arlington.



Another strong outing has Happ confident about '17

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:13:55 EDT

Take away one bad pitch from Blue Jays starter J.A. Happ's third start of the spring, and Friday's 3-2 victory over the Red Sox would have been practically pristine.



Friedrich officially ruled out for Opening Day

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:05:53 EDT

Padres left-hander Christian Friedrich has been diagnosed with a mild left lat strain, ruling him out for the Opening Day roster. The 29-year-old southpaw, who led the team in starts last season, hasn't pitched since March 17 and won't resume throwing for another week or two, according to manager Andy Green.



Burgos returns to camp with silver medal

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:08:07 EDT

Right-hander Hiram Burgos returned to Brewers camp on Friday with gold hair and a silver medal.



Tribe returns Rule 5 pick Milner to Phillies

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:22:26 EDT

Hoby Milner understood the landscape when he stepped into the Indians' clubhouse at the start of this spring. There was only one bullpen spot available and Cleveland already had a pair of skilled veteran lefites on the team in Andrew Miller and Boone Logan.



Marlins name Volquez as Opening Day starter

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:04:58 EDT

With Edinson Volquez, you don't look for flash. You count on consistency. A history of steady performances is the primary reason the Marlins are giving the ball to Volquez to launch the 2017 season.



Gregerson, lucky eagle return to Astros

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:47:53 EDT

The ceramic eagle that became the de facto mascot of the United States team that won the World Baseball Classic -- and had one if its wings clipped in the dogpile celebration Wednesday night -- was displayed proudly in the Astros' clubhouse at Ballpark of the Palm Beaches on Friday morning.



Kinsler 'ready to go' after Classic's intensity

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:15:28 EDT

Ian Kinsler returned to Tigers camp from the World Baseball Classic with a championship on his resume, an appreciation for international baseball, a desire to stay out of politics and an eye toward Opening Day.



Bonds follows heart back to San Francisco

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:48:29 EDT

If you're a baseball fan, I'm about to make you jealous. I can't tell you how many times I threatened to pinch myself through the years after walking into the Giants' clubhouse in either Scottsdale, Ariz., for Spring Training or during the regular season in San Francisco and seeing Major League royalty across the way. The two Willies, both Mays and McCovey. Gaylord Perry. Juan Marichal. Orlando Cepeda. Now Barry Bonds is back.



Reports: Kang denied work visa, season in doubt

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:17:21 EDT

Jung Ho Kang's request for a work visa has reportedly been denied, leaving him in South Korea awaiting entrance to the United States and casting further doubt on his availability for the Pirates this year.



Classic fuels Schoop's enthusiasm in return

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:53:05 EDT

Orioles second baseman Jonathan Schoop said Friday he's "200 percent" ready for the regular season after returning from a stint in the World Baseball Classic. Schoop was part of the Netherlands team that advanced to the semifinals.



CC goes 5 1/3 before Yanks walk off vs. Phils

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:58:30 EDT

The Yankees rallied late to grab their 20th victory of the spring, pushing two runs across in the ninth inning to walk off in a 3-2 Grapefruit League win over the Phillies at George M. Steinbrenner Field on Friday.



Quintana to make first Opening Day start

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:28:21 EDT

Left-hander Jose Quintana said he was surprised to get the news that he will start Opening Day for the White Sox on April 3 against the Tigers, but based on his performance with the club and on baseball's biggest stages over the last year, few others were surprised at the selection.



UNC baseball team has new dog teammate

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:24:23 EDT

UNC baseball team has new dog teammate



Huey Lewis overcame some early wardrobe struggles in his day as the Giants' first-base coach

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:10:33 EDT

Huey Lewis coaches Giants in Spring Training game



Bautista, Travis lift Blue Jays in return to action

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:41:27 EDT

Jose Bautista hit an RBI double in his first Grapefruit League game since returning from the World Baseball Classic, and J.A. Happ struck out five in 5 1/3 innings to lead the Blue Jays to a 3-2 victory over the Red Sox on Friday afternoon at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium.



Clippard: Classic one of 'coolest things' in career

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:16:46 EDT

The realization hit Tyler Clippard long before he was part of the World Baseball Classic celebration at Dodger Stadium, confetti raining from the sky and the stars and stripes across his chest.



See Jake rake: Arrieta crushes 465-foot HR

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:08:37 EDT

Jake Arrieta led the Cubs pitchers with two home runs last season, and got his swing tuned up on Thursday with his first of 2017.



Cessa optioned amid Yankees' roster moves

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:41:40 EDT

The Yankees trimmed a rotation contender and a top prospect from camp on Friday, optioning right-hander Luis Cessa to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and reassigning outfielder Clint Frazier to Minor League camp amid several roster moves.



Theo No. 1 leader in world? List says so

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:14:22 EDT

Theo the No. 1 leader in world? Magazine says so



Astros tab Keuchel for 3rd straight OD start

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:18:40 EDT

Astros manager A.J. Hinch announced Friday that lefty Dallas Keuchel will make his third consecutive Opening Day start on April 3 against Seattle.



Podcast: Spring's top prospect performers

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:07:20 EDT

The top MLB prospects today are not only able to accomplish great feats on the diamond, but they are great people off the field as well. The following is a transcript of a segment from this week's episode of the Pipeline podcast, in which MLBPipeline's Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo and MLB.com's Tim McMaster discuss how some of the top prospects in baseball have fared in big league camp.