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Thu, 23 Mar 2017 02:53:21 EDTThe United States got a brilliant pitching performance from starter Marcus Stroman and enough offense from its All-Star-packed lineup of Major League luminaries to beat Puerto Rico, 8-0, in the championship game of the 2017 Classic on Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 03:16:21 EDTMarcus Stroman dazzled for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic championship game Wednesday night, stifling a Puerto Rican lineup that had slugged its way through the tournament.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 03:36:37 EDTYou heard the emotion in the words as they said it. You saw their faces and knew they meant it. To the players in the 2017 World Baseball Classic, the tournament was an enormous hit, a stunning success story that is only getting better every four years.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:28:27 EDTNobody in the game rode taller in the saddle than Dallas Green. Not 6-foot-7 Frank Howard nor 6-foot-11 Jon Rauch. Dallas Green was baseball's John Wayne, so upright and rigid and with such a commanding voice.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:32:08 EDTRzepczynski had some trouble with his name in school
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:47:36 EDTFan in a Nolan Ryan jersey sits next to the K King
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 03:08:40 EDTFollowing a thrilling World Baseball Classic that culminated in the United States winning its first title thanks to Wednesday's 8-0 win over Puerto Rico, World Baseball Classic, Inc. (WBCI) announced the All-World Baseball Classic Team.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 01:27:37 EDTFive Cy Young Award winners will take center stage today, punctuating an enticing slate of Spring Training games on MLB.TV.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:52:21 EDTThe top executives of Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association conducted a joint news conference on Wednesday at Dodger Stadium, an hour before the start of the United States' 8-0 triumph over Puerto Rico in the championship game of the World Baseball Classic, and they were asked for their opinions on this year's installment of the tournament.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 02:16:10 EDTVia tweets, chat sessions, articles, videos and podcasts, MLB.com lead fantasy writer Fred Zinkie has already dished out plenty of advice in 2017. But have you ever wondered which players he is especially eager to own this season? The 10 players listed here are Zinkie's favorites for 2017.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:06:13 EDTDallas Green had a memorable presence at the ballpark long before tragedy changed the course of his life.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 03:22:35 EDTBefore the United States' 8-0 win over Puerto Rico in Wednesday night's championship game at Dodger Stadium, Adam Jones and his teammates got some bulletin-board material, courtesy of rumors that Puerto Rico already had a celebration planned.
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Thu, 23 Mar 2017 02:30:24 EDTWith a memorable World Baseball Classic now in the books, here is a look at some notable facts and figures from Wednesday's final and Team USA's triumphant run.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:23:26 EDTMax Scherzer's good health may not guarantee the Nationals their fourth postseason appearance in six seasons, but it's a step in the right direction.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:57 EDTDominant Marcus Stroman danced against Puerto Rico
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 03:23:29 EDTFor the second consecutive World Baseball Classic, Team Puerto Rico fell one victory shy of winning its first Classic title, as an undefeated run through the first seven games of the tournament ended in an 8-0 loss to the United States on Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:58:43 EDTMike Trout hit his first home run of the spring, but it wasn't enough to prevent the split-squad Angels from falling to the Rangers, 7-4, on Wednesday at Tempe Diablo Stadium.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 02:14:03 EDTTeam USA celebrates Classic win with eagle statue
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 03:00:24 EDTBy coming out of retirement and guiding Team USA to its first World Baseball Classic championship, Jim Leyland may have given his resume the line it needed to secure a ticket to the Hall of Fame.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:36:04 EDTDallas Green, manager of the 1980 World Series champion Philadelphia Phillies and a baseball renaissance man who held nearly every possible title during his five-plus decades in the game, died Wednesday. He was 82.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 03:58:33 EDTIan Kinsler jumped-started the United States' offense with a two-run home run in the third inning in Wednesday's World Baseball Classic final against Puerto Rico.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:40:00 EDTBlue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson made his first Grapefruit League appearance in the field after his spring debut at designated hitter. He played four innings, and went 0-for-1 with a walk. Donaldson had been sidelined by a strained right calf.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:48:23 EDTDexter Fowler's dad shares great throwback photo
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:00:41 EDTThe young ballplayers from Denham Springs High School were appreciative to play in the fifth annual PG High School Showdown. Last August, devastating floodwaters inundated an estimated 90 percent of all structures -- homes, businesses, schools, churches, government buildings -- in their hometown, a municipality of just more than 10,000 residents.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:32:01 EDTCubs manager Joe Maddon isn't surprised Javier Baez is having the success he's had playing for Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic. "He's playing full throttle -- which he did at the end of last year," Maddon said.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 03:49:17 EDTPuerto Rico starter Seth Lugo struggled to keep the U.S. bats in check, however, going four-plus innings, giving up four runs on five hits, while walking four and striking out seven.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:34:29 EDTRays starter Chris Archer would have liked to join his teammates from Team USA as they moved on to play Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic championship game on Wednesday night. Archer, however, had to focus on his other team as he prepares to take the mound on Opening Day of the regular season for the Tampa Bay Rays.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:23:34 EDTGranderson hit a HR literally out of the park
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:57:55 EDTThis spring is a little different for Cubs pitchers like Jon Lester, who don't have catcher David Ross around to counsel them. That means the pitchers have to build a stronger relationship with Willson Contreras.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:00:19 EDTThe fact Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco came out of Monday's Minor League appearance feeling healthy is an important start. But he will have to ramp it up in his next two appearances if he is to start the team's second game of the regular season.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:50:20 EDTBarry Bonds has much to share with baseball: His place in a great family lineage. His pride in the city and team he represented for 15 years. His own stature as a hitter and the vast knowledge behind it.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:11:00 EDTManny Machado is back from the World Baseball Classic, and he had a delightful time playing for the Dominican Republic.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:50:03 EDTIt was a Triple-A game -- the kind of game Shelby Miller surprisingly wound up pitching in eight times last season. The results, then, matter even less than your average exhibition. Still, they give us a window into his status for 2017.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:01:47 EDTDespite easily his ugliest line this spring and an early exit, Indians starter Danny Salazar declared himself ready for the regular season with less than two weeks before Opening Day.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:20:26 EDTGeorge Springer and Yulieski Gurriel blasted first-inning homers, and Dallas Keuchel allowed two runs and five hits in five innings to lead the Astros to an 8-4 win over the Twins on Wednesday afternoon at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 23:45:04 EDTIn his first outing since being named the Opening Day starter for the Reds, Scott Feldman was able to get his work in before Wednesday's game against the visiting Cubs was called in the bottom of the fifth inning due to inclement weather.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:52:06 EDTGreg Bird has answered all of the Yankees' questions after missing all of last season with a right shoulder injury, and the organization plans to give him a long look as the everyday first baseman this season.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:09:24 EDTAdam Duvall hit a two-run home run to lead to the Reds to a 5-2 win over the Cubs on Wednesday in a game that was called in the fifth inning because of rain. Kyle Schwarber had two hits for Chicago, including a two-run home run.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:24:38 EDTYankees ace Masahiro Tanaka continued his scoreless spring Wednesday, keeping the Phillies off the board through 5 1/3 innings in a 7-3 Grapefruit League victory at Spectrum Field. The outing ran Tanaka's total to 18 2/3 scoreless frames in five spring starts.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:54:09 EDTMinor League team offering 'Puppy Ticket Delivery'
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:48:48 EDTAfter weeks of uncertainty marked by the possibility of a stint on the disabled list, an experiment with a three-finger fastball grip and slow signs of progress, Max Scherzer finally took the mound for his Grapefruit League debut in the National's 6-1 loss to the Cardinals on Wednesday afternoon.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:14:57 EDTJose Quintana made a promise at the end of the 2013 season. This promise wasn't to become an American League Cy Young candidate or an All-Star or a pitcher who threw 200 innings per season. No guarantees of those types were needed with the talent and work ethic possessed by the southpaw. It seemingly came naturally.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:46:52 EDTRaisel Iglesias has been diagnosed with a bone bruise in his right elbow and will resume throwing in four days, Reds manager Bryan Price said Wednesday.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:11:50 EDTMariners reliever Nick Vincent gave up his fifth home run in 5 2/3 innings this spring with a solo shot by Jefry Marte of the Angels in Seattle's 9-8 loss Wednesday at Peoria Stadium, but manager Scott Servais says the parade of long balls isn't a concern.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:13:00 EDTBlue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista didn't play in the Dominican Republic's final game of the World Baseball Classic on Saturday because of a stiff lower back, and was scratched from the lineup for Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Tigers at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium. Both decisions were strictly precautionary, he said.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:42:59 EDTRockies left-hander Chris Rusin threw a 25-pitch bullpen session Wednesday morning. It was his first such session since suffering a right oblique strain March 3.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:44:47 EDTFirst baseman Luis Valbuena departed the Angels' 7-4 loss to the Rangers on Wednesday with right hamstring tightness, manager Mike Scioscia said.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:56:25 EDTRays starter Chris Archer had a rough return from the World Baseball Classic and Team USA, allowing four runs (three earned) in 5 2/3 innings in a 7-4 loss to the Orioles at Ed Smith Stadium on Wednesday.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:21:17 EDTThere is only so much to glean from pitchers' outings in the early going of spring. The evaluation process hurries along, though, when their workloads are increased, and there was plenty to draw from A's rotation candidate Andrew Triggs' latest outing Wednesday.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:30:34 EDTRecent Rays acquisition Jumbo Diaz arrived at Tampa Bay's spring camp Wednesday. The Rays claimed the 33-year-old right-hander off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds on March 10, but he was committed to play for the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:29:19 EDTEduardo Nunez is experiencing a recurrence of the right shoulder soreness that has limited the third baseman's activity for much of Spring Training.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:10:22 EDTA White Sox scout made an interesting observation after the team moved their top five prospects per MLBPipeline.com to the Minor Leagues Tuesday afternoon
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 01:56:35 EDTSix members of Team USA, which will play for gold tonight, have a shot at being immortalized in bronze.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:09:28 EDTConsidering that Jered Weaver's job depends on the stability of his right arm, he probably doesn't want to be comparing it to "a wet spaghetti noodle" with 12 days until the regular season begins.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:57:49 EDTThe Brewers' new closer has not worked a clean inning in two weeks, but manager Craig Counsell believes that Neftali Feliz will pitch better once he begins pitching more.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:11:04 EDTAstros outfielder George Springer was recruited by both the United States and Puerto Rico -- where his mother was born -- to play in the World Baseball Classic. Even though those two countries are meeting in the tournament's championship game Wednesday night, Springer has no regrets about staying with the Astros.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:51:42 EDTAny lingering suspense about who would get to throw the first pitch against the defending World Series champion Chicago Cubs faded on Wednesday, when manager Mike Matheny pulled Carlos Martinez into his office before the team took the field and delivered a message in Spanish.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:19:22 EDTCurtis Granderson hit a pair of homers and drove in five runs, but Tyler Moore also knocked two long balls, including the go-ahead shot in the eighth inning, in the Marlins' 15-9 win over the Mets on Wednesday at First Data Field.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:35:32 EDTThe White Sox made four roster moves prior to Wednesday's 5-3 loss to the A's at Camelback Ranch.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:51:14 EDTRoyals infielder Cheslor Cuthbert had a special day Wednesday, perhaps his best day of the spring. Cuthbert hit his first home run of the Cactus League season, doubled in two runs and made the defensive gem of the month in the Royals' 6-2 win over the Padres.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:27:04 EDTErick Aybar has a job to win. The veteran shortstop is locked in a race for a starting job with Luis Sardinas. And given the constricts of the Padres' roster, the loser of that battle could be on the outside looking in when the 25-man squad is unveiled next week.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:14:32 EDTAfter weeks of shagging fly balls to familiarize himself with the outfield, Matt Adams took the experiment into live action on Wednesday.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:36:51 EDTAndrew Triggs is fighting for a spot in the Oakland rotation and he enhanced those chances by allowing two runs over five innings during a 5-3 victory over the White Sox at Camelback Ranch.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:08:35 EDTShane Greene's slow start this spring had nothing to do with the blood circulation issued that led to surgery two years ago. This spring, Greene said, had to do with mechanics and trying to stay back in his delivery. "All Spring Training I've been trying to get my arm to catch up," he said. "I finally stopped thinking about it, and it caught up, and everything felt great."
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:08:40 EDTDenard Span and Jae-gyun Hwang each hit a two-run home run, Hwang's a go-ahead shot during a three-run seventh inning, and the Giants beat the Brewers, 6-4, on Wednesday at Maryvale Baseball Park.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:43:00 EDTRyan Schimpf's name hasn't been on the lineup card often this spring. That doesn't mean he hasn't been getting adequate work on the Padres' practice fields at the Peoria Sports Complex.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:31:32 EDTThe Orioles have made a series of cuts this week, and despite the team trimming two more senior catchers from its roster on Tuesday, rookie Chance Sisco remains with the team.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:38:47 EDTThe Rangers' competition in left field is coming to a close in Spring Training. It may end without a winner or loser being declared. Ryan Rua, Delino DeShields and Jurickson Profar have all put themselves in position to be on the Opening Day roster.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:33:05 EDTGrowing up on a dairy farm in New Hampshire, Neal Huntington knew at an early age that farming was not his calling. But he wanted to embark on a career for which he had the same passion that his father felt for the farm.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:13:32 EDTIt wouldn't be unusual for Twins manager Paul Molitor to pull for the United States Wednesday night in its game with Puerto Rico for the World Baseball Classic championship. There are obvious reasons, certainly, but some underlying ulterior motives exist as well.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:53:26 EDTShortstop Andrelton Simmons returned to Angels camp Wednesday after playing for the Netherlands in the World Baseball Classic and said he enjoyed the experience despite the Dutch team's heartbreaking exit from the tournament.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:58:25 EDTWhen Nolan Ryan talks, you listen. That's why Astros manager A.J. Hinch had the Hall of Fame pitcher and Astros executive advisor address a group of starting pitchers Wednesday morning, where the message was about preparation.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:15:21 EDTPhoto: Tim Tebow donned his new Fireflies jersey
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:37:09 EDTJ.D. Martinez is cautiously optimistic that he avoided major damage to his right foot. "At the end of the day, I sprained a ligament," Martinez said of his mid-right foot sprain. "We're just trying to rule out other things."
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:52:11 EDTIf Royals outfielder Jorge Soler doesn't find his timing at the plate soon, it won't be for lack of effort. When Soler hasn't been playing in Cactus League games lately, he has been getting at-bats in games in the Royals' Minor League camp.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:00:07 EDTWhere is David Price in his rehab? Red Sox beat reporter Ian Browne answers this and more in the latest Inbox.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 18:05:32 EDTVeteran right-hander Ryan Vogelsong, who was competing for the fifth spot in the Twins' rotation, asked for and was granted his release on Tuesday, manager Paul Molitor said. Additionally, the Twins sent relievers Jake Reed and Raul Fernandez to Minor League camp, leaving 45 players -- including 22 pitchers -- in Major League camp.