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Son of Sox draftee, Bryant homers at Fenway

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:37:09 EDT

Kris 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.



Thor feels 'great,' on schedule to start Sunday

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:03:52 EDT

Noah Syndergaard said he "felt great" after throwing Friday afternoon at Nationals Park, keeping him on track to pitch Sunday against the Nationals.



Epstein back in Boston for baseball, charity

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:06:44 EDT

With 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.



Shoulder bursitis to keep Felix out 3-4 weeks

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:13:29 EDT

Mariners 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.



Can Mike Trout ever get traded?

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 01:43:54 EDT

Mike 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.



5 years later, recall Bryce's debut ... & haircut

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:42:53 EDT

5 years later, recall Bryce's debut ... & haircut



Today's starting lineups: April 28

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:11:56 EDT

Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.



Cespedes placed on DL with pulled hamstring

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:09:41 EDT

Yoenis 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.



Top 100 Draft prospects: Trio separates from pack

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:53:14 EDT

Six 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.



Souza wows in OF with 5-star catch

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:42:48 EDT

Steven Souza Jr. brought his glove early to Friday night's Rays-Blue Jays game at Rogers Centre.



Cubs at Sox: Best matchup in sports?

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:53:26 EDT

For much of their existence, the Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox were defined by their inability to win titles. That's changed now.



Big weekend to sort out AL East puzzle

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:03:01 EDT

You've got questions about the American League East. Hey, we've got questions about the AL East.



Play Beat the Streak for a shot at $5.6 million

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:53:38 EDT

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Cruz expects to return to Mariners on Saturday

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:46:44 EDT

Nelson 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.



Britton could return as early as Sunday

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:33:42 EDT

Orioles 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.



Abreu not in lineup; hopes to return Saturday

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:16:27 EDT

Jose 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.



See them now: MLBPipeline.com's Top 100 Prospects

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:00:18 EDT

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



Rox close to returns on Desmond deal

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:41:38 EDT

Ian 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.



Start your own season by purchasing R.B.I. Baseball

Sun, 16 Apr 2017 01:56:34 EDT

Start your own season by purchasing R.B.I. Baseball



Blue Jays' Sanchez nearing return

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:22:07 EDT

Aaron 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.



Joe Blogs: The return of Dallas

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:04:13 EDT

Everything 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.



Orioles mulling next step for Tillman

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:17:55 EDT

Orioles 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.



Cal awaits right opportunity to return to MLB

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:16:49 EDT

Baseball 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.



Blue Jays DFA Salty after rough start at plate

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:38:06 EDT

Jarrod Saltalamacchia's brief tenure with the Blue Jays has come to an end after the veteran catcher was designated for assignment on Friday afternoon.



Soft contact, hot start: Low ERA for Santana

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:05:14 EDT

Ervin 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.



Conine, Perez named All-Star ambassadors

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:45:19 EDT

Marlins 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.



Tanaka records 'Maddux' to outduel Sale

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:50:17 EDT

Masahiro 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.



Ozzie Smith's best play ever? Check it out

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:46:09 EDT

Ozzie Smith's best play ever? Check it out



Fantasy 411: What to expect from Bellinger?

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:30:44 EDT

The 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.



M's Motter ends game with grab on tarp

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:51:34 EDT

Taylor 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.



Beckham thriving as Duffy nears return

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:51:02 EDT

Tim 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.



Nats remain hot, win behind 11-run frame

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:50:43 EDT

The 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.



Carp's walk-off slam caps Cards' wild rebound

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:52:43 EDT

With 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.



Blue, sky: Umpire catches mask on popup

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 20:03:06 EDT

Blue, sky: Umpire catches mask on popup



A's Graveman gets runaround on double play

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:32:27 EDT

A's Graveman gets runaround on double play



Robinson Museum breaks ground in NYC

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:53:00 EDT

Commissioner 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.



Statcast of the Day: Lindor bests Devenski

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:35:38 EDT

Francisco 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.



Ten facts to know about Red Sox, Cubs

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EDT

As 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.



Miller has strained tendon, partial UCL tear

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 21:14:01 EDT

D-backs right-hander Shelby Miller has been diagnosed with a strained flexor tendon and a partial tear of his ulnar collateral ligament.



Patience is approach for Lindor, Correa

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 22:02:07 EDT

They 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.



Selig makes 'overwhelming' pre-induction visit

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:13:49 EDT

At 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."



Bumgarner set to ease into shoulder rehab

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:20:14 EDT

Left-hander Madison Bumgarner will officially start his recovery from his dirt-bike accident when he launches his rehabilitation program Friday.



Mahle follows perfect game with six scoreless for Pensacola

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 01:00:28 EDT

Tyler 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.



Pujols ties Palmeiro at 16th on all-time RBI list

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 02:14:19 EDT

Angels 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.



Yankees activate Gregorius off DL

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:57:31 EDT

Off 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.



Torrid start puts Harper in elite company

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 22:07:21 EDT

Call him Mr. April. When you're in company with The Sultan of Swat and The Splendid Splinter, you need your own nickname.



Gray looks sharp in Triple-A rehab start

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:26:47 EDT

For 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.



Nailed it! Carpenter's slam could be catalyst

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 19:31:59 EDT

Before 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.



Hot wire: 10 players to pick up in fantasy

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:19:58 EDT

Could your fantasy team use more power? What about steals? Runs, RBIs or wins? Regardless of your holes, the fantasy waiver wire has a plug or long-term fix to pick up today.