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Halladay honors dad while facing Blue Jays

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 18:55:51 EDT

Braden Halladay decided to suit up for the Canadian Junior National Team during their annual trip to Spring Training. When talking to Braden, it becomes clear early on this is not some kind of gimmick or ploy. Braden legitimately feels close to the country where his father, Roy Halladay, spent 12 years playing in a star role for the Blue Jays.

Adam Jones' WBC catch, one year later

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 00:00:00 EDT

The home run robbery by Team USA's Adam Jones against the Dominican Republic's Manny Machado in the 2017 World Baseball Classic was a great moment in U.S. patriotism. A year later, here's the story of Jones' instant Classic catch, as told by those who lived it.

Braves phenom Acuna homers again

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 18:40:47 EDT

Braves top prospect Ronald Acuna Jr. continued his torrid pace by blasting a two-run homer -- which caromed off the back wall of the left-field bullpen -- in the first inning of Saturday's game against the Phillies at Spectrum Field in Clearwater, Fla.

Wade 'a different player' after Pujols offers tips

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 16:11:46 EDT

Tyler Wade said that he feels "like a different player" than the reserve who spent most of his big league time anchored to the bench last season, while manager Aaron Boone raves that he has proven to be "a better player than I thought" over the course of camp.

Two aces better than one: Best SP duos

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 21:08:20 EDT

Having a strong one-two punch in a starting rotation can be a formidable weapon for any club, but which 1-2 combinations are the best in baseball? We ranked each team's best two starters based on where they ranked in Steamer-projected wins above replacement for the 2018 season.

Looking back at baseball's biggest upsets

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 21:36:49 EDT

Every hardcore fan surely has their favorite, but below are some candidates (from earliest to most recent) for baseball's "biggest" upsets.

Scioscia: Ohtani 'very close' to turnaround

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 18:56:20 EDT

Despite his disastrous start on the mound Friday, the Angels continue to believe that Shohei Ohtani is close to turning a corner in what has been an underwhelming spring.

Request for Brewers triple play granted

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 22:19:05 EDT

It was the fielders' version of a hitter calling his shot.

How to ground out on a pitch behind your head

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 21:40:03 EDT

How to ground out on a pitch behind your head

Projected 2018 lineups, rotations for every team

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 21:00:10 EDT

Spring Training is underway and the 2018 regular season is just around the corner. Here's our best guess at how all 30 lineups, rotations and closer spots will shake out. A lot can change between now and Opening Day, so these predictions are fluid. We'll update them as Spring Training progresses.

'18 Player Preview: Dominate your fantasy draft

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 00:03:10 EDT

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

Arrieta breaks in, breaks bats in sim game

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 16:59:51 EDT

The action was simulated, but the importance for Jake Arrieta to do well on Saturday was real. Wearing his new, bright red Phillies uniform, Arrieta threw two innings and approximately 30 pitches in a simulated game as he prepares for the regular season. The right-hander signed a three-year, $75 million deal on Monday.

Beltre rocks special suspenders for St. Pat's Day

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 14:42:07 EDT

Beltre rocks special suspenders for St. Pat's Day

A's, Cahill agree to one-year contract

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 20:58:11 EDT

The A's have an agreement in place on a one-year contract with free-agent right-hander Trevor Cahill, a source told on Saturday.

Kids get to Play Ball on Spring Training fields

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 15:04:35 EDT

In the nearly three years since Commissioner Rob Manfred introduced the Play Ball initiative, designed to attract kids to the game of baseball, nearly every major city in the United States has been touched by the program.

Injury updates: Cotton, Eaton, Prado

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:49:31 EDT

As we continue with the third week of Spring Training games, here's a roundup of the latest injury news around the Cactus and Grapefruit Leagues.

Miggy takes Tanaka deep for 1st spring homer

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 18:36:00 EDT

The only ball Miguel Cabrera didn't hit very hard in Saturday's 9-3 win over the Yankees went for an opposite-field home run.

Tough outing leaves Colon's role uncertain

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 18:50:36 EDT

A rough outing against the Royals on a windy Saturday afternoon has not rattled Bartolo Colon's confidence. Twenty-year veterans do not get rattled by one bad game.

Bryant reflects on hometown in Vegas return

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 23:05:28 EDT

Kris Bryant returned home to Las Vegas on Saturday for the Cubs' weekend split-squad games, and a chance to play in front of family.

Kids run the show at Play Ball event with Bucs

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 15:11:52 EDT

For the second straight year, Major League Baseball held a special "Play Ball" event in Florida during Spring Training. The Pirates played host on Saturday morning, opening up a field at their training complex so local youth could participate in the free event designed to promote the fun side of baseball and softball.

Eaton homers in 2018 debut: 'It's a big step'

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 18:38:48 EDT

After Nationals manager Dave Martinez wrote Adam Eaton's name in the lineup for the first time this spring, Martinez gave Eaton a hug. "Welcome back," Martinez told Eaton ahead of what would be his first big league game in about 11 months.

Yankees tab Severino to start Opening Day

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 15:27:19 EDT

One year after joining elite company in the American League Cy Young Award race, Luis Severino has been tabbed to start the Yankees' season opener on March 29 against the Blue Jays, manager Aaron Boone announced on Saturday.

Blue Jays showcase star-studded family ties

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 16:45:00 EDT

The Blue Jays rolled out a star-studded infield on Saturday afternoon that featured some of the biggest names in the game: Guerrero, Clemens, Biggio and Bichette. No, the men who made those names famous throughout the 1980s and '90s did not make an improbable comeback. Instead, it was their sons -- the next generation of ballplayers, the ones who hope to keep their family names in the spotlight -- who were on the field for Toronto.

Brotherly glove: Rangers field 2 Rougned Odors

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 19:02:47 EDT

The Rangers had two Odors playing together for two innings on Saturday. Both were named Rougned Odor.

Cotton to have Tommy John surgery

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 20:39:34 EDT

After he was diagnosed with a sprained ulnar collateral ligament earlier this week, A's right-hander Jharel Cotton has decided to have Tommy John surgery.

Yanks-Sox rivalry about to be as good as ever

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 11:04:42 EDT

Aaron Boone was a part of the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry when it was as good as it ever was, and ever will be again.

In a crossover baseball movie moment, Henry Rowengartner posed with kids from 'The Sandlot'

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 18:20:42 EDT

Henry Rowengartner snaps photo with 'Sandlot' kids

King Felix's Opening Day streak in jeopardy

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 16:03:18 EDT

Mariners manager Scott Servais hasn't announced yet whether Felix Hernandez will extend his club record to 11 Opening Day starts, but that decision is looming with just a dozen days until Seattle begins its season against the Indians on March 29 at Safeco Field.

Joe Kelly confirmed we will see more of Jim Buchanan throughout the season

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 19:49:08 EDT

Joe Kelly confirmed more Jim Buchanan this season

Blue Jays prospects lead top performers

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 22:19:33 EDT

Blue Jays prospects Bo Bichette and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. led the way in top Spring Training performances on Saturday.

The Phillies nearly began the top of the fifth inning without a left fielder

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 16:18:08 EDT

Phillies almost forget to send out a left fielder

Rangers may slot Gallo No. 2 in lineup

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 18:13:52 EDT

The list of Major League power hitters who batted second in the lineup last year includes Giancarlo Stanton, Kris Bryant, Josh Donaldson and Mike Trout. Joey Gallo could do that for the Rangers this year.

A pickoff throw to Albert Pujols bounced, but good samaritan Dee Gordon picked it up for him

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 19:17:53 EDT

Dee Gordon helps Albert Pujols on errant pickoff

Stroman confident he will be ready to face Yanks

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 17:30:00 EDT

Marcus Stroman believes he will be ready to start the Blue Jays' fourth game of the regular season on April 1 against the Yankees. Stroman made his return to the mound with two scoreless innings in Toronto's 11-3 victory over the Canadian Junior National Team on Saturday afternoon. He walked one, struck out two and threw 17 of his 28 pitches for strikes.

A couple decked out in green got engaged at the Phillies game on St. Patrick's Day

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 17:35:45 EDT

Couple gets engaged at Phillies St. Paddy's game

Blue Jays fans gave Braden Halladay a standing ovation after a stellar inning on the mound

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 17:55:53 EDT

Crowd gave Braden Halladay a standing ovation

Shields to start for White Sox on Opening Day

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 15:29:54 EDT

The White Sox named right-hander James Shields as their Opening Day starter against the Royals on Thursday, March 29.

Altuve's extension cause for celebration

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 19:57:29 EDT

Jose Altuve is that player that comes along once every generation or so, that player who helps define an entire sport with his greatness and desire, professionalism and humility, decency and everyman quality. That's why the Houston Astros did what they did on Friday in announcing a five-year, $151-million extension for the reigning American League Most Valuable Player.

30 clubs, 30 trades: Deals that set the tone for '18

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 20:30:24 EDT

Teams make trades for many reasons -- to fill a void, replace an injured player, add a piece for a playoff run or acquire more payroll flexibility -- but the most fascinating trades are the ones that alter the team's makeup.

Full breakdown of players out of options

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 23:30:25 EDT

Crucial roster decisions remain in the weeks leading up to Opening Day. A number of players are on the bubble, including those without options.

Tigers tab Zimmermann as Opening Day starter

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 17:40:47 EDT

Jordan Zimmermann will start the Tigers' season opener March 29 against the Pirates.