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Last Build Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 07:05:26 EDT


Hall & Votes: Who'll be on their list tonight at 6?

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:46 EDT

Wednesday is the big day. The National Baseball Hall of Fame announces its Class of 2017, selected in a vote last month by the eligible members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America.

Sources: Bautista, Blue Jays have 1-year deal

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:39:47 EDT

The Blue Jays and Jose Bautista have agreed to a one-year contract that includes a mutual option but is pending the completion of a physical, sources told on Tuesday afternoon. The deal's options could keep Bautista in Toronto through 2019. The club has not confirmed the agreement.

10 teams poised to get boost from comebacks

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:00:55 EDT

Josh Hamilton is trying for another comeback. Good for him. Good for us, too. Baseball is more interesting when he's on a Major League diamond. Here's the thing. It's impossible to know what kind of player he can be, since he's 35 and recovering from yet another surgical procedure -- this time to his left knee.

Rangers agree to Minors deal with Hamilton

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:40:07 EDT

The Rangers have a new candidate to play first base in 2017. Josh Hamilton said he will be trying a new position in Spring Training after officially agreeing to a Minor League contract on Tuesday.

White Sox prospect unleashes 110 mph throw

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:02:23 EDT

White Sox prospect unleashes 110 mph throw

Get best WBC 2017 seats in Miami, SD, LA

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:36:04 EDT

You'll receive better seats and lower prices than fans who buy game by game. Tickets for the first, second and Championship Rounds are on sale now.

2017 Prospect Watch: Top 10 left-handed pitchers

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:19:28 EDT

Leading up to the release of the 2017 Top 100 Prospects list, looks at baseball's top 10 prospects at each position. Here are baseball's best 10 southpaw pitching prospects.

WBC 2017 Preview: Breaking down Cuba

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:48:36 EDT

Team Cuba will be without Major League stars such as Jose Abreu, Yoenis Cėspedes and Aroldis Chapman, among others, for the 2017 World Baseball Classic, but that doesn't mean the country's squad is going down easily.

Trade market dwindling for Mets' Bruce

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:52:00 EDT

The Mets' market for Jay Bruce, which as of New Year's Day included as many as a half-dozen suitors, has evaporated down to one or two.

Rumor Roundup: Astros interested in Gray

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:50:04 EDT

The Hot Stove season continues, and we keep you up to date with the latest free-agent news, trade buzz, rumors and more.

GM for a Day: Braves' new world

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:25:20 EDT

Now that the Braves have a talented young core to build around, what else should they do this offseason?

MLB Network, GRAMMYs team up for contest

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 02:19:59 EDT

MLB Network is teaming up with The Recording Academy to give fans of baseball and music the chance to attend the GRAMMY Awards, music's version of the World Series.

Shop for Cubs World Series champs gear!

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 23:07:47 EDT

The Cubs are World Series champions! Get T-shirts, caps, jerseys, sweatshirts and more official merchandise from the

First call to Hall? Pudge awaits ballot results

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:05:37 EDT

Those who played with Ivan Rodriguez or against him have little doubt that he belongs in the Hall of Fame.

Hot Stove Tracker: Free agents and trades

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:35:10 EDT

Stay on top of all the offseason moves with the Hot Stove Tracker, which updates with the latest free-agent signings and trades.

Rays reportedly close to signing Tolleson

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:40:27 EDT

The Rays are on the verge of signing free-agent reliever Shawn Tolleson, according to a report by the Tampa Bay Times. The club has not confirmed the report. Updated Top 100 Prospects list

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:35:17 EDT

Check out's updated Top 100 list for the 2016 season, including breakdowns by team and position.

White Sox to give away a Hawk alarm clock

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:05:47 EDT

White Sox giving away a Hawk Harrelson alarm clock

How writers voted in Hall of Fame balloting

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:42:39 EDT

Fourteen reporters were among those eligible to cast ballots in the 2017 Hall of Fame vote conducted by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Here's a look at how they voted.

Padres lock up Myers through at least 2022

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:15:52 EDT

The San Diego Padres on Tuesday announced they have signed infielder Wil Myers to a contract through the 2022 season with a club option for the 2023 season. The club did not immediately announce the financial parameters of the deal.

Duffy on KC: 'I wouldn't have it any other way'

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:33:59 EDT

Back in 2010, Royals left-hander Danny Duffy was toiling in the Minor Leagues when he suddenly decided he'd had enough of baseball and simply quit. He packed his bags and headed for his hometown of Lompoc, Calif. Almost seven years later, Duffy has emerged as the team ace and one of the top left-handed starters in baseball.

Many forces at play in GM's Quintana plans

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:31:41 EDT

Whtie Sox general manager Rick Hahn has done extremely well in trades of All-Star starter Chris Sale and outfielder Adam Eaton, assembling seven prospects. But in the case of a potential deal involving Jose Quintana, Hahn might have to decide when to bend just a bit.

Castro looks to improve, serve as mentor in '17

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:31:35 EDT

Starlin Castro said that he experienced some mixed emotions while watching on television as Kris Bryant's throw across the Progressive Field diamond on the evening of Nov. 2, witnessing the ball land in Anthony Rizzo's glove to clinch the Cubs' first World Series title since 1908.

Hoffman's HOF fate about to be revealed

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:11:59 EDT

Like the ninth inning of so many games in which he pitched, Trevor Hoffman's 2017 Hall of Fame push is coming down to the wire.

2017 Prospect Watch: Top 10 right-handed pitchers

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 01:06:17 EDT

Leading up to the release of the 2017 Top 100 Prospects list, looks at baseball's top 10 prospects at each position, starting with the best right-handed pitching prospects.

Alex Rodriguez appears ready to get 'Back in the Game' with his own CNBC show (!)

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:12:42 EDT

Alex Rodriguez set to host 'Back in the Game' show

Diekman to miss time after stomach surgery

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:40:26 EDT

The Rangers will be without left-handed reliever Jake Diekman for at least the first half of the 2017 season while he recovers from upcoming stomach surgery.

Nola feels '100 percent' after injury-shortened 2016

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:33:11 EDT

If Aaron Nola pitches as well as he said he feels, there might not be any competition this spring for the fifth spot in the Phillies' rotation.

Bagwell: 'I won't relax' until HOF results are in

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:04:03 EDT

Jeff Bagwell, who starred at first base for the Astros from 1991-2005, is the kind of player often enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame, and the slugger will find out Wednesday afternoon if he'll join long-time teammate Craig Biggio in getting enshrined in Cooperstown later this summer.

Source: D-backs nearing deal with Blanco

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:10:54 EDT

The D-backs are close to signing outfielder Gregor Blanco to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training, a source confirmed.

Boyer reunites with Braves on Minors deal

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:28:21 EDT

Nearly four years after coming out of retirement to resurrect his career, pitcher Blaine Boyer is looking forward to the opportunity to reunite with the Braves and pitch just a few miles from his childhood home. He signed a Minor League deal with the team Tuesday.

Kintzler hoping to expand repertoire in '17

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:08:24 EDT

In 2016, only three pitchers threw their fastball more often than Twins reliever Brandon Kintzler, whose repertoire is heavily dependent on his two-seam fastball. Yet despite throwing his sinker 88 percent of the time, it was one of the most effective pitches in baseball, helping lead to his 61.9 percent groundball rate, which was the eighth-highest mark in the Majors.

Duffy's breakout suggests he could be a bargain

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:07:55 EDT

The Royals are betting $65 million on Danny Duffy's breakout season being for real. Are they right to do so? The changes Duffy made are very similar to another AL pitching star, so the Royals can hope that they've made a wise investment.

Braves eye new Spring Training complex in North Port

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:13:10 EDT

If the Braves get their wish next week, they'll begin making firm plans to relocate their Spring Training site to Florida's Sarasota County in 2019.

Former Cubs delight in White House festivities

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:31:25 EDT

Dexter Fowler, Aroldis Chapman, Chris Coghlan and Trevor Cahill are no longer on the Cubs' roster, but they contributed to the team's successful 2016 season and World Series championship, and they attended Monday's ceremony at the White House with President Barack Obama.

Chapman enters 2017 with momentum from healthy year

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:04:37 EDT

A's prospect Matt Chapman was the talk of Spring Training last year, and for good reason. The slugging third baseman showed off his power, leading the club with six home runs and 14 RBIs in Cactus League play.

Braun expected at Brewers On Deck

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:06:07 EDT

Ryan Braun, who's been the subject of trade rumors, is scheduled to attend the Brewers' annual fan fest later this month, along with other starting position players and Hall of Famers Robin Yount and Rollie Fingers.

Duke progressing well after TJ surgery

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:24:34 EDT

Zach Duke's scheduled appearance at the Cardinals' Winter Warm-Up was scrapped due to uncooperative weather, but good news about the lefty emerged over the weekend.

Inbox: Are Nats willing to spend more?

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:41:37 EDT

Pitchers and catchers report to Nationals' Spring Training four weeks from Tuesday, and while Washington still has a few items left on its to-do list, it did cross a big one off last week by settling with its four arbitration-eligible players to avoid a hearing for the second consecutive season. It gives the Nationals some clarity on their Opening Day payroll, and this week's Inbox begins with a look at where that payroll stands.

Texas signs Gee to compete for rotation spot

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:20:59 EDT

The Rangers, while waiting on free-agent right-hander Tyson Ross to undergo his physical, added another veteran candidate to their rotation by signing righty Dillon Gee on Tuesday to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training.

Rockies ink versatile Amarista to 1-year deal

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:30:37 EDT

In a continuing effort to improve the versatility of their roster, the Rockies signed utility man Alexi Amarista to a one-year contract on Tuesday.

Suarez shows signs of hitting to all fields

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:44:09 EDT

As a player learning to be an everyday player in the big leagues for the first time, Reds third baseman Eugenio Suarez demonstrated a full spectrum at the plate. Suarez flexed some power with 21 home runs. He was also streaky, going into and out of extended funks.