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Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:37:09 EDTKris Bryant had hit one time at Fenway Park when he was a collegian and playing in the Cape Cod League, but he didn't clear the Green Monster during that visit. Bryant did just that Friday. He launched his third home run of the season in the first inning, sending an 0-1 pitch from the Red Sox's Drew Pomeranz over the Monster.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:03:52 EDTNoah Syndergaard said he "felt great" after throwing Friday afternoon at Nationals Park, keeping him on track to pitch Sunday against the Nationals.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:06:44 EDTWith the Chicago Cubs in town for a three-game series at Fenway Park this weekend, team president of baseball operations Theo Epstein was taking full advantage of the opportunity to return to his hometown, this time as the man who was key to ending two of the longest-enduring World Series championship droughts in history.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:13:29 EDTMariners ace Felix Hernandez was diagnosed with bursitis in his right shoulder and is expected to miss three to four weeks, the club announced on Friday. Hernandez, a six-time All-Star, is 2-2 with a 4.73 ERA in five starts this season after allowing four runs on six hits in his most recent start, an abbreviated outing against Detroit.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 01:43:54 EDTMike Trout is the best player in baseball. He's also the most untradeable. That's not to say the other 29 teams wouldn't love to call the Angels' superstar their own, but given his age, talent and contract status, it's impossible to imagine a scenario in which any club could make an offer that Los Angeles general manager Billy Eppler couldn't refuse.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:42:53 EDT5 years later, recall Bryce's debut ... & haircut
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:11:56 EDTEvery lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:09:41 EDTYoenis Cespedes' return to the Mets lasted barely more than a game. Cespedes pulled up lame at second base after doubling to open the fourth inning Thursday, eventually limping off the field alongside trainer Ray Ramirez.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:53:14 EDTSix weeks before the Twins exercise the No. 1 overall selection in the 2017 Draft, three players have separated themselves from the rest of the pack.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:42:48 EDTSteven Souza Jr. brought his glove early to Friday night's Rays-Blue Jays game at Rogers Centre.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:53:26 EDTFor much of their existence, the Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox were defined by their inability to win titles. That's changed now.
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Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:46:44 EDTNelson Cruz was scheduled to hit clean-up on Friday in the series opener in Cleveland, but Mariners manager Scott Servais scratched him from the lineup a few hours before the game.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:33:42 EDTOrioles closer Zach Britton is slated to return at some point next week, on Sunday at the earliest, as the left-hander was scheduled to make his first rehab outing on Friday night.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:16:27 EDTJose Abreu was out of the White Sox starting lineup for Friday's series opener against the Tigers due to an injury he described as a right groin strain suffered during in Wednesday's victory over the Royals.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:00:18 EDTCheck out MLB Pipeline's newly updated list of the Top 100 Prospects in the game.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:41:38 EDTIan Desmond was the Rockies' big offseason addition. It's four weeks into the season, and they are still waiting to see him step up to the plate in a regular-season game.
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Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:22:07 EDTAaron Sanchez passed what was likely his final test in returning from the disabled list on Friday, throwing a side session with no pain or setbacks. Prior to the game, manager John Gibbons said that doing so would line Sanchez up to start Sunday's series finale against Tampa Bay.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:04:13 EDTEverything went wrong for Dallas Keuchel in 2016. But just as fast as his mojo left him, it's back in a big way this season.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:17:55 EDTOrioles starter Chris Tillman rejoined the O's on Friday in New York, but the right-hander isn't sure yet whether he'll make another rehab start or pitch Tuesday's game in Boston.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:16:49 EDTBaseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. recently said he is not sure if he wants to own a Major League Baseball team or manage one. The opportunity has to be right.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:38:06 EDTJarrod Saltalamacchia's brief tenure with the Blue Jays has come to an end after the veteran catcher was designated for assignment on Friday afternoon.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:05:14 EDTErvin Santana leads the Majors in ERA, but how much of that is good performance and how much of that is good luck? Using Statcast, we can show that Santana has induced so much poor contact that he's legitimately earned his great stat line.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:45:19 EDTMarlins special assistants to the president Jeff Conine and Tony Perez on Friday were named MLB All-Star Ambassadors for the 2017 All-Star Game presented by MasterCard, set for July 11 at Marlins Park.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:50:17 EDTMasahiro Tanaka got the best of an exquisite pitchers' duel against Chris Sale in a Thursday night thriller at Fenway Park, leading the Yankees to a 3-0 victory over the Red Sox. Neither team had an extra-base hit.
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Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:30:44 EDTThe following is a transcript of a segment from this week's Fantasy411 podcast, hosted by MLB.com lead fantasy writer Fred Zinkie and national editor Matthew Leach.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:51:34 EDTTaylor Motter has turned into a bit of a rock star in the early going this year for the Mariners as the new super utility man who keeps providing timely hits, but the versatile rookie with the flowing hair added his glove to the equation Thursday.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:51:02 EDTTim Beckham is playing everyday as the Rays' shortstop, and he hasn't been just holding the post while Matt Duffy rehabs his surgically repaired heel. Beckham has thrived.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:50:43 EDTThe Nationals came through Denver knowing they wouldn't have Max Scherzer or Stephen Strasburg to quiet the first-place Rockies, but Gio Gonzalez became the latest to halt the Colorado bats while leading Washington to an unprecedented ninth win to cap a 10-game road trip as the Nats ran away to a 16-5 win Thursday.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:52:43 EDTWith his first career grand slam on Thursday afternoon, Matt Carpenter completed an 11-inning, 8-4 come-from-behind win in which the Cardinals scored all of their runs off the Blue Jays' bullpen. The victory, which evened this Interleague set at a game apiece, came in the first game of a split doubleheader at Busch Stadium.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 20:03:06 EDTBlue, sky: Umpire catches mask on popup
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:32:27 EDTA's Graveman gets runaround on double play
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:53:00 EDTCommissioner Rob Manfred joined Rachel and Sharon Robinson at a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday morning in lower Manhattan to mark the start of construction on the Jackie Robinson Museum.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:35:38 EDTFrancisco Lindor could not hide his smile when told how far his home run soared on Thursday night. The Indians shortstop keeps insisting that he is not a power hitter, but he sent a pitch from Astros reliever Chris Devenski over the seats in center field and into the Progressive Field bullpens.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EDTAs the Cubs and Red Sox face off in Boston this weekend, make sure you're smarter than all your friends with Statcast's 10 facts to know about the series.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 21:14:01 EDTD-backs right-hander Shelby Miller has been diagnosed with a strained flexor tendon and a partial tear of his ulnar collateral ligament.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 22:02:07 EDTThey were born near each other, made their debuts within a week of each other, finished first and second in the 2015 American League Rookie of the Year Award race, play the same position, took the field next to each other for Team Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic and had this fun little moment on the basepaths Wednesday.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:13:49 EDTAt some point, the whole thing became almost more than Bud Selig could get his mind around. "I didn't think anything could overwhelm me," he said. "But this is overwhelming."
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:20:14 EDTLeft-hander Madison Bumgarner will officially start his recovery from his dirt-bike accident when he launches his rehabilitation program Friday.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 01:00:28 EDTTyler Mahle's chances of throwing his second straight perfect game came undone just two batters into his start on Thursday. The Reds' No. 10 prospect still was plenty good, tossing six dominant frames to extend his scoreless innings streak to 19 2/3 for Double-A Pensacola.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 02:14:19 EDTAngels slugger Albert Pujols notched his 1,835th career RBI in Thursday night's 2-1 win over the A's at Angel Stadium, moving into a tie with Rafael Palmeiro for 16th place on the all-time MLB list.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:57:31 EDTOff to their best 20-game start since 2010, the Yankees believe their lineup is now even more formidable with the return of shortstop Didi Gregorius, who was activated from the 10-day disabled list prior to Friday's series opener against the Orioles.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 22:07:21 EDTCall him Mr. April. When you're in company with The Sultan of Swat and The Splendid Splinter, you need your own nickname.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:26:47 EDTFor the second time in his professional career on Thursday night, Athletics right-hander Sonny Gray started for the Triple-A Nashville Sounds. The Smyrna native and former Vanderbilt standout earned the 9-2 win against the New Orleans Baby Cakes, pitching six innings, allowing two hits and no runs, while striking out seven on Throwback Thursday at First Tennessee Park.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 19:31:59 EDTBefore Thursday's doubleheader against the Blue Jays, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny toyed with the idea of moving Matt Carpenter out of the three-hole as a means to potentially jump-start the first baseman's bat. Matheny eventually opted against the switch, yet he ended up with the desired result anyway.
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