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#ASGWorthy: Ohio Cup loaded at shortstop

Mon, 22 May 2017 11:35:27 EDT

Between Francisco Lindor and Zack Cozart, Ohio seems to be shortstop country these days. This season, both have been #ASGWorthy, to say the least.

Fulmer, Tigers take aim at Astros on MLB.TV

Mon, 22 May 2017 09:16:32 EDT

Reigning American League Rookie of the Year Michael Fulmer is in the midst of a fantastic second season in the Majors, posting quality starts in all eight of his outings.

Dee, fence: The adventures of Giancarlo

Sun, 21 May 2017 18:46:40 EDT

Dee, fence: The adventures of Giancarlo

Mazara: My dream came true, but it wasn't easy

Mon, 22 May 2017 12:00:00 EDT

My name is Nomar Mazara. I'm from the Dominican Republic, and I'm an outfielder with the Texas Rangers.

David Ross' amazing journey to DWTS finale

Mon, 22 May 2017 08:19:43 EDT

David Ross' amazing journey to DWTS finale

Theo Epstein gives inspiring speech at Yale

Mon, 22 May 2017 11:55:39 EDT

Theo Epstein gives inspiring speech at Yale

Torres next in line of Baby Bombers?

Mon, 22 May 2017 12:42:12 EDT

Gleyber Torres is slated to make his Triple-A debut on Tuesday, leading to an obvious question: Could his Major League debut be too far behind?

VOTE: Pick this summer's All-Stars

Mon, 22 May 2017 09:15:09 EDT

Which big leaguers are #ASGWorthy? Cast your All-Star ballots up to 5 times in any 24-hour period (max 35 votes).

Boston U gives Big Papi an honorary degree

Mon, 22 May 2017 10:46:59 EDT

Boston U gives Big Papi an honorary degree

Judge's defense doesn't rest: 'Awesome play'

Mon, 22 May 2017 09:14:23 EDT

Aaron Judge's bat has made plenty of noise this season, but it was the rookie outfielder's defense that had people talking on Sunday afternoon after his game-saving catch robbed the Rays' Evan Longoria in the Yankees' 3-2 victory at Tropicana Field.

Walk Trout with bases loaded? Not crazy

Mon, 22 May 2017 09:16:15 EDT

The Mets toyed with the idea of intentionally walking Mike Trout with the bases loaded. It's worth considering.

Pence family may open gaming coffee shop

Mon, 22 May 2017 09:56:57 EDT

Pence family may open gaming coffee shop

5 discounted fantasy studs to acquire now

Mon, 22 May 2017 11:22:12 EDT

The trade market is rife with opportunity for those with the courage to buy low on players who have started the season in disappointing fashion. While some slow starters are at the outset of an unremarkable campaign, many others are set to turn their years around in the coming weeks. With the goal of making long-term lineup improvements, wise owners should immediately make buy-low offers on the following five guys.

Lamb takes NL Player of Week honor

Mon, 22 May 2017 15:03:57 EDT

Jake Lamb was named National League Player of the Week for his efforts, a monster seven-day stretch in which the left-handed hitter drove in 10 runs in five games.

Cubs' Caratini, D-backs' Reed repeat on Prospect Team of the Week

Mon, 22 May 2017 13:38:29 EDT's Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances in the Minor Leagues from the previous seven days. Any player on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible.

J.D. Martinez named AL Player of Week

Mon, 22 May 2017 15:06:47 EDT

Due to a foot injury that forced him to miss the first month and a half, this week was essentially J.D. Martinez's first playing this season. Consider him 1-for-1 in American League Player of the Week honors.

See them now:'s Top 100 Prospects

Mon, 22 May 2017 09:17:22 EDT

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

Cron optioned to Triple-A; Fontana recalled

Mon, 22 May 2017 14:41:58 EDT

On Monday, the Angels optioned C.J. Cron, who'd been a fixture in the team's first base/designated-hitter mix for the better part of four seasons, to Triple-A Salt Lake.

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

MLB.TV: Watch every night on every device

Mon, 22 May 2017 09:17:36 EDT

It all began 15 years ago this season, and you are going to want to be part of this MLB.TV celebration of baseball and technology, as the world's longest-running and most successful live-streaming sports product returns as a way of life for millions.

Joe Blogs: Fun with Statcast (Exit Velo)

Sun, 21 May 2017 04:37:49 EDT

Where does "good exit velocity" begin? Tom Tango likes to believe it begins at 88 mph, though he admits that might be the "Back to the Future" fan in him. I like to start at 92 mph because that is just about the minimum exit velocity required to hit a home run.

Tebow goes oppo for third homer of season

Mon, 22 May 2017 09:15:37 EDT

Tim Tebow hit his third home run of the 2017 Minor League season, a line-drive solo shot to left-center field Sunday.

Yan's long HR stops Astros in their tracks

Mon, 22 May 2017 09:14:39 EDT

In Yan Gomes' first at-bat on Sunday, he just missed hitting a home run to left field at Minute Maid Park. The Indians' catcher made sure the ball got out in his following plate appearance against Houston starter Joe Musgrove.

Week Ahead: Postseason preview brewing?

Mon, 22 May 2017 09:15:22 EDT

The last full week in May is upon us, and the Brewers and D-backs, largely expected to rebuild in the National League Central and West, respectively, are contending in their divisions with almost a third of the season in the books. And they're looking good doing it, too.

Bryant's blasts, big bats lead Cubs past Crew

Mon, 22 May 2017 09:14:56 EDT

Kris Bryant hit two of the Cubs' four home runs in a 13-6 rout of the Brewers on Sunday at Wrigley Field, making it clear the defending World Series champions do not intend to let upstart Milwaukee run away with the National League Central.

MiLB partners with MLB for Play Ball initiative

Mon, 22 May 2017 10:00:00 EDT

Major League Baseball announced Monday that Minor League Baseball and its clubs are joining in on the Play Ball initiative, meaning further exponential growth is likely, following Thursday's revelation that baseball and softball combined to rank as the most-participated team sport in the U.S. in 2016, with 25 million participants.

Rockies' success the result of good planning

Mon, 22 May 2017 10:00:00 EDT

Jeff Bridich isn't feeling vindicated. Forty-five games do not a champion make. But the Rockies GM does feel good about the way things are developing for a team that was handed early-season challenges and has responded impressively.

Salvy on Target with 3 HRs in doubleheader

Mon, 22 May 2017 09:16:02 EDT

It has gotten to the point that Salvador Perez may actually want to play all his games at Target Field.

Bullpen of the Week: Astros

Mon, 22 May 2017 11:41:43 EDT

So far this season, the Houston Astros are the best team in baseball. Despite a loss to the Indians on Sunday, Houston retains the best record in the Major Leagues at 29-15. The Astros are comfortably ahead in the American League West. And one good reason for that success is their relief pitching.

A Houston youth team shared its thoughts on statistics and revealed a flashy championship belt

Sun, 21 May 2017 18:24:31 EDT

A Houston little league player showed off a sick belt

MLB News Quiz: Dingers, dance-offs and more

Mon, 22 May 2017 09:21:19 EDT

MLB News Quiz: Dingers, dance-offs and more

Justice: Indians proving to be road warriors

Sun, 21 May 2017 18:05:27 EDT

The Cleveland Indians did not look at this weekend series against the high-flying Astros as anything more than the next three games on their schedule, and isn't that how really good teams always see the world?

Rally bird stops by Reds' broadcast booth

Sun, 21 May 2017 15:46:29 EDT

Rally bird stops by Reds' broadcast booth

Stras, Murphy lift Nats over Braves

Sun, 21 May 2017 19:15:34 EDT

Stephen Strasburg delivered his best start of the season and Daniel Murphy homered off an effective Jaime Garcia as the Nationals snapped their longest losing streak of the season (4 games) with Sunday afternoon's 3-2 win over the Braves at SunTrust Park.

Statcast a valuable piece in Astros' toolbox

Sun, 21 May 2017 21:09:26 EDT

Major League Baseball's Statcast™ tracking system is changing how teams make their decisions, and the Astros are proof.

Schwarber slips, stumbles -- and makes catch

Sun, 21 May 2017 16:48:29 EDT

Schwarber slips, stumbles -- and makes catch

Napoli, Rangers back battling Yu, tame Tigers

Mon, 22 May 2017 01:42:09 EDT

Mike Napoli and Pete Kozma hit solo homers as part of a 12-hit Rangers barrage off Matthew Boyd, supporting Yu Darvish through five innings as Texas took a 5-2 win over the Tigers on Sunday in the rubber match of a three-game series at Comerica Park.

Prospect Torres headed to Triple-A

Sun, 21 May 2017 18:57:39 EDT

Yankees uber prospect Gleyber Torres is now just one level away from the big leagues. The Yanks promoted the 20-year-old shortstop to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Sunday, a source told The club has not confirmed.

For Kiermaier, what goes up ... you know rest

Sun, 21 May 2017 15:13:51 EDT

For Kiermaier, what goes up ... you know rest

Mike Napoli hit a monster home run that clanged its way into the center-field camera well

Mon, 22 May 2017 00:57:50 EDT

Mike Napoli hit a home run into the camera well

Cubs get Ross' back before 'Dancing' finale

Sun, 21 May 2017 09:00:00 EDT

Cubs get Ross' back before 'Dancing' finale

Iannetta shows no fear in first at-bat since HBP

Sun, 21 May 2017 19:21:24 EDT

It was natural for people to wonder how exactly D-backs catcher Chris Iannetta would react the first time he stepped back in the batter's box after being hit in the face by a 93 mph fastball on May 12.

E-Rod's stellar outing, bats lift Red Sox over A's

Sun, 21 May 2017 20:28:10 EDT

Lefty Eduardo Rodriguez helped the Red Sox avoid a four-game series sweep at the hands of the A's, matching his career-high with eight innings pitched as the offense went to work in a 12-3 victory at the Coliseum on Sunday afternoon.

Rockies ride four homers to win over Reds

Sun, 21 May 2017 18:40:02 EDT

The Rockies' bullpen returned to form Sunday at Great American Ball Park, holding off the Reds and helping secure a 6-4 win for Colorado, which took two of three games away from home for its fourth-straight road series win.

Estrada, Travis power Jays past O's in finale

Sun, 21 May 2017 18:38:39 EDT

Marco Estrada demonstrated pure dominance in Sunday's series finale against the Orioles. The Blue Jays' righty struck out a career-high 12 batters in Toronto's 3-1 victory.

Twins' HRs set tone for twin-bill split vs. KC

Sun, 21 May 2017 23:05:00 EDT

Robbie Grossman and Max Kepler belted two-run homers to help power the Twins to a 8-4 win over the Royals on Sunday in the nightcap of a doubleheader at Target Field.

Kingery continues power tear with two homers for Reading

Sun, 21 May 2017 22:06:09 EDT

Scott Kingery has found his power stroke. The Phillies' No. 11 prospect hit a pair of solo homers, in the seventh and ninth innings, as part of a 4-for-5 day, but it was not enough for Double-A Reading as the Fightin Phils fell, 8-7, to New Hampshire.

White Sox offense backs stellar Holland

Sun, 21 May 2017 21:00:49 EDT

Tim Anderson provided the offensive punch and Derek Holland threw eight innings of one-run ball Sunday as the White Sox rolled to an 8-1 victory over the Mariners in their second straight runaway win at Safeco Field.

Gardner's bat, Judge's glove lead win vs. Rays

Sun, 21 May 2017 18:34:48 EDT

Brett Gardner hit a two-run homer and Aaron Judge preserved the lead with a sensational diving catch as the Yankees withstood Chris Archer's season-high 12 strikeouts, snapping their three-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Rays on Sunday at Tropicana Field.

Tribe sweeps Astros behind early outburst

Sun, 21 May 2017 20:48:14 EDT

The Indians continued their dominance of the Astros, polishing off a three-game sweep of Houston on Sunday afternoon behind a career-high-tying five RBIs from Yan Gomes -- including a three-run homer -- in an 8-6 win at Minute Maid Park.

Freeland feeling it at plate, on mound

Sun, 21 May 2017 19:06:46 EDT

Rookie left-hander Kyle Freeland has been impressive with his arm all year. Sunday, he showed he can swing the bat, too.

Richard goes nine to lift Padres over D-backs

Sun, 21 May 2017 20:03:00 EDT

Clayton Richard allowed just one run, while tossing a complete game as the Padres avoided a sweep by beating the D-backs, 5-1, on Sunday afternoon at Petco Park.

Maddon: 'We just haven't played our game yet'

Sun, 21 May 2017 14:11:53 EDT

Joe Maddon isn't fretting his team's slow start. It's just the opposite, actually.

Fast start, 4 HRs spur Angels to rout of Mets

Sun, 21 May 2017 17:45:11 EDT

The Mets spent most of this weekend pitching carefully to Mike Trout, limiting him to singles and walks. Trout finally broke through Sunday on a banner day for the Angels' offense, collecting a homer and a double while reaching base four times in Los Angeles' 12-5 win over the Mets.

Astros place McCann on 7-day concussion DL

Sun, 21 May 2017 14:05:25 EDT

The Houston Astros placed catcher Brian McCann on the seven-day concussion disabled list (retroactive to May 20) and will select the contract of backstop Juan Centeno from Triple-A Fresno, according to's Brian McTaggart.

Pirates score lone run on HBP in win vs. Phils

Sun, 21 May 2017 19:00:07 EDT

Aaron Nola's worst pitch of the day came at the worst possible moment. After the Phillies decided to intentionally walk Josh Bell to load the bases with one out in the sixth, Nola hit David Freese in the back to bring home the only run in the Pirates' 1-0 win Sunday at PNC Park.