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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:44:35 EDT3 amazing plays complete Halos' no-hitter
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:32:17 EDTOn Friday night, MLB.com confirmed that the Indians reached an agreement with Jose Ramirez on a five-year, $26 million contract extension that includes team options for 2022 and '23, pending a physical. The deal has a maximum value of $50 million.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:04:37 EDTTigers outfielder J.D. Martinez will open the season on the disabled list after being diagnosed with a sprain of the lisfranc ligament in his right foot, dealing an early blow to Detroit's lineup.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:18:41 EDTHicks belly-flops, still avoids pickoff throw
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:49:06 EDTPhotos: Back to spring camp for Team USA
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:03:55 EDTWith less than two weeks remaining until Opening Day, teams have gone through multiple rounds of cuts, but there are still a number of roster spots up in the air and a number of top prospects are vying for those slots. So who will make the team? Who still needs to leave a strong lasting impression? And who needs a perfect sequence of events to fall just right?
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:22:39 EDTAccording to a report from the Tampa Bay Times, the Rays are finalizing a deal to sign free-agent catcher Derek Norris. A Major League source told MLB.com that a deal is not done but "very likely." The club has not confirmed the deal.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:00:00 EDTWise fantasy owners will be aware that the following players have made significant moves in the rankings since the MLB.com Fantasy Player Preview launched on Feb. 6.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:51:32 EDTHuey Lewis and Jimmy Kimmel went to the Cubs game
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:15:25 EDTNationals manager Dusty Baker, along with pitchers Gio Gonzalez and Sammy Solis, took some time off from their Spring Training schedule on Friday morning to attend the MLB Play Ball event at the Dan Calloway Recreation Complex.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 23:59:09 EDTThese dozen youngsters won't be on Opening Day rosters, but their timetables could align nicely with their teams' needs.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:53:49 EDTMoncada known to eat 85 Twinkies in a week
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:45:18 EDTFrom baseball's brightest stars to the next great fantasy steal lurking on the depth chart, everything you need to know is one click away.
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Fri, 17 Mar 2017 16:42:14 EDTIf you're like millions around the country, you're excited for not only Opening Day, but Yahoo Sports Fantasy Baseball, the Official Commissioner Game of MLB.com.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:30:00 EDTAs players from Team USA and Puerto Rico return to their MLB teams after an excellent three-week adventure, the good news is that Opening Day is right around the corner. So with that in mind, here are 10 questions that still need to be answered in the next 10 days.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:32:46 EDTMaybe Pablo Sandoval will write a happy ending to this story after all, and isn't this kind of unbridled optimism one of the things we love about Spring Training?
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:09:41 EDTEight Angels pitchers combined to no-hit a Mariners split squad on Friday night, leading the Halos to a 4-0 win in the lone night game of the spring at Tempe Diablo Stadium.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:53:47 EDTShin-Soo Choo is equal parts eager to please and impossible to satisfy. He expects so much from himself that, when things inevitably go awry somewhere in the midst of a 162-game schedule, he wears those struggles on his sleeve, feeling he's let both himself and his team down. That's how it's been for the entirety of Choo's Major League career, and that was especially how it was in a lost 2016 that saw him make four trips to the disabled list.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 03:17:28 EDTCheck out MLB Pipeline's newly updated list of the Top 100 Prospects in the game.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:17:50 EDTOn some of Joe Maddon's new T-shirts this year there's a simple image of an umbrella with a couple of raindrops over "8-7." Cubs fans know that's the score from Game 7 of the World Series. The umbrella is a reminder of the 17-minute rain delay when Jason Heyward gave the players a pep talk that helped propel the Cubs to victory.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:12:54 EDTGiants reliever Will Smith flew to California this week to get a second opinion about his left elbow. When he returned, he brought the news that both doctors agreed -- his recommended course of action is Tommy John surgery.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:11:18 EDTDrew Pomeranz felt the difference when he warmed up prior to the third inning on Friday. Finally, he felt like himself again from a mechanical standpoint.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:06:46 EDTThe White Sox hope the only thing slowing down their No. 2 starter, Carlos Rodon, is an abundance of caution. Left biceps tightness urged the club to scratch Rodon from his start on Friday, scheduled to be the lefty's second of the Cactus League season, and general manager Rick Hahn noted that starting the season with Rodon on the disabled list was increasingly likely.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:13:47 EDTEvery pitch Carlos Carrasco has thrown since his elbow flareup earlier this spring has provided a little more peace of mind. On Friday, the Indians starter logged three innings against the Cubs in a 4-2 victory and again felt a mental lift. "I can throw like normal," Carrasco said. "Now, I can throw every pitch."
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:48:12 EDTLuis Valbuena, the Angels' top free-agent acquisition, is disappointed he will not be able to begin the season with his new teammates.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:32:12 EDTJarrod Dyson relies on his wheels as one of Major League Baseball's premier speedsters, so the Mariners are giving him time to rest up before beginning the final push for the regular season next week.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:29:46 EDTBrandon Belt's three-run homer keyed a five-run Giants third inning -- a frame in which Rockies starting pitcher Jon Gray left the game with soreness in his left big toe -- during San Francisco's 6-5 Cactus League victory on Friday at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:03:34 EDTRockies third baseman Nolan Arenado was reveling in the closeness of Team USA's World Baseball Classic-champion squad. But Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford, also back with his club, sent a reminder that they're National League West rivals.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:39:43 EDTThe first four rotation slots are now settled, but the competition continues for the final spot. Two of the top contenders -- Jose Urena and Adam Conley -- each took the mound Friday night in the Marlins' 3-0 win over the Nationals at Roger Dean Stadium. Neither disappointed.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:19:32 EDTGiants shortstop Brandon Crawford gained attention and acclaim during the World Baseball Classic in the best way possible. He played his usual game.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:12:22 EDTWith Opening Day a little more than a week away, right-hander Trevor Williams is making a strong case for why he should win the final spot in the Pirates rotation.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:59:18 EDTRyan Flaherty returned to the Orioles' starting lineup Friday night as the versatile infielder/outfielder has been battling shoulder soreness that has sidelined him since March 13. Seth Smith, who has been out with a hamstring injury for about two weeks, is expected to return Saturday.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:09:12 EDTIn the scramble for the Dodgers' last few bench jobs, don't forget Rob Segedin.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:58:25 EDTRule 5 draft pick Mike Hauschild is winning a spot in the Rangers bullpen, while Tanner Scheppers' situation has suddenly become a mystery after leaving Friday's game with pain in his lower core. He is scheduled for an MRI tomorrow to determine the cause and severity of the injury.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:50:14 EDTSal Romano has offered the Reds a compelling case to be included in the Opening Day rotation, and even if he doesn't solidify a starting spot, he figures to be in the club's plans for 2017.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:05:27 EDTA familiar face was behind the plate for the Royals on Friday -- All-Star catcher Salvador Perez
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:15:36 EDTThe Angels continued to pare down their roster on Friday, sending four players to Minor League camp, including right-hander Alex Meyer.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:12:24 EDTMike Wright was hoping to be better than he showed on Friday night. The right-hander, who allowed five earned runs over two innings against the Twins, is still in the mix for the Orioles' final rotation spot, but opportunities are dwindling this spring.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:21:12 EDTIchiro Suzuki had an RBI single and two hits on Friday night and right-hander Jose Urena threw four shutout innings in the Marlins' 3-0 win over the Nationals at Roger Dean Stadium.
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:05:02 EDTTrey Mancini hit a three-run homer and Chris Johnson hit a solo shot to help the Orioles mount a late comeback and force a 5-5 tie with the Twins on Friday night at Hammond Stadium.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:07:28 EDTFour Dodgers hitters, including second baseman Logan Forsythe, had two RBIs, while Los Angeles handled nine Arizona pitchers in an 13-6 win, despite three hits from D-backs left fielder Reymond Fuentes.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:04:05 EDTThe crowd in the back corner of the White Sox clubhouse was gathered around a shimmering bit of bling the likes of which had never been seen in a Team USA player's hands before. It was Nate Jones' World Baseball Classic gold medal, and though he was happy to show it to his White Sox teammates, he wasn't letting go of it anytime soon.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:29:21 EDTNick Martinez will be trying to earn the fifth spot in the Rangers rotation when he pitches against the Mariners on Saturday. That is… if there is still a fifth spot to be won in a rotation that already consists of Yu Darvish, Cole Hamels, Martin Perez and -- most likely -- A.J. Griffin.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:22:03 EDTWhen it was over, when the United States had beaten Puerto Rico 8-0 on Wednesday night to capture the World Baseball Classic title, left-hander Danny Duffy had one more mission to complete.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:45:04 EDTThe next World Baseball Classic is due in 2021. Jonathan Lucroy said getting guys to play for Team USA should not be a problem. "If any player turns it down, they should look in the mirror and check themselves," Lucroy said. "I get the starting pitchers because of the timetable. There is no excuse for anybody else. Everyone else should want to go. It's an experience like no other. You put USA across your jersey, you can't replicate that anywhere else. You are playing for an entire country. There is nothing like it."
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:44:32 EDTRemember when Big Unit hit a bird with a pitch?
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:17:31 EDTEntering camp, the Padres figured their bullpen might be a strength in 2017. Now -- with strong spring performances from several fringe candidates -- the Friars face some difficult decisions over the next 10 days. "They're making it really tough," Padres manager Andy Green said of his relief corps.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:51:28 EDTA pitching matchup between starters hoping to crack their respective teams' Opening Day rotations developed into an offensive outburst, as the Reds outlasted the Brewers, 12-11, on Friday at Goodyear Park, capped by a two-run, walk-off double by Arismendy Alcantara.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:07:39 EDTDid the Blue Jays quietly make a smart move by bringing Kendrys Morales north of the border? Statcast data suggests that by simply getting out of Kansas City, you could see more power from Morales in 2017.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:28:08 EDTRight-hander Jon Gray, the Rockies' expected Opening Day starter, left Friday's game against the Giants with soreness in his left big toe after giving up seven straight hits in the third inning.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:36:08 EDTThe hot-hitting A's busted out for five runs in the first inning en route to an 8-2 victory over the White Sox at Hohokam Stadium on Friday afternoon.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:30:16 EDTKennys Vargas returned to the lineup as designated hitter and Eddie Rosario started in left field against the Orioles, while left-hander Hector Santiago will start against Baltimore on Saturday night. The Twins are still deciding on a plan for right-hander Jose Berrios.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:32:14 EDTStarters Carlos Carrasco and John Lackey combined to give up just one run over nine innings as the Indians topped the Cubs, 4-2, on Friday afternoon at Sloan Park.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:41:02 EDTRiding the adrenaline of winning the World Baseball Classic title, Christian Yelich and Giancarlo Stanton returned to Marlins camp on Friday ready for the next step -- the regular season.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:02:59 EDTKyle Seager continued warming up with his first Cactus League home run and Hisashi Iwakuma pitched 5 2/3 strong innings on Friday afternoon as a Mariners split squad topped the Royals, 4-1, at Peoria Stadium.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:16:00 EDTAndrew Miller returned to Arizona with a strong sense of pride over Team USA's championship run in the World Baseball Classic. The Indians' lefty relief ace also rejoined Cleveland's camp unsatisfied with how he has thrown the ball over the past two weeks.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:03:19 EDTThe Red Sox have seen enough encouraging signs from side-winder Carson Smith in his return from Tommy John surgery to think he could be ready to be back in their bullpen by June.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:03:38 EDTHard-throwing right-hander J.T. Chargois, competing for a spot in the Twins' bullpen, was optioned to Triple-A Rochester on Friday after struggling in recent outings.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:39:52 EDTAfter winning the World Baseball Classic with Team USA, Andrew McCutchen and Josh Harrison reported to Pirates camp Friday morning with gold medals draped around their necks.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:43:28 EDTEric Hosmer's championship quest now is complete. With the World Baseball Classic title in hand, Hosmer believes he has won it all at every level.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:58:37 EDTFollowing a conservative start to camp -- due to the heavy load he shouldered in the postseason last year -- Corey Kluber is on target to take the ball for the Indians in the April 3 opener against the Rangers in Arlington.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:13:55 EDTTake away one bad pitch from Blue Jays starter J.A. Happ's third start of the spring, and Friday's 3-2 victory over the Red Sox would have been practically pristine.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:05:53 EDTPadres left-hander Christian Friedrich has been diagnosed with a mild left lat strain, ruling him out for the Opening Day roster. The 29-year-old southpaw, who led the team in starts last season, hasn't pitched since March 17 and won't resume throwing for another week or two, according to manager Andy Green.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:08:07 EDTRight-hander Hiram Burgos returned to Brewers camp on Friday with gold hair and a silver medal.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:22:26 EDTHoby Milner understood the landscape when he stepped into the Indians' clubhouse at the start of this spring. There was only one bullpen spot available and Cleveland already had a pair of skilled veteran lefites on the team in Andrew Miller and Boone Logan.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:04:58 EDTWith Edinson Volquez, you don't look for flash. You count on consistency. A history of steady performances is the primary reason the Marlins are giving the ball to Volquez to launch the 2017 season.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:47:53 EDTThe ceramic eagle that became the de facto mascot of the United States team that won the World Baseball Classic -- and had one if its wings clipped in the dogpile celebration Wednesday night -- was displayed proudly in the Astros' clubhouse at Ballpark of the Palm Beaches on Friday morning.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:15:28 EDTIan Kinsler returned to Tigers camp from the World Baseball Classic with a championship on his resume, an appreciation for international baseball, a desire to stay out of politics and an eye toward Opening Day.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:48:29 EDTIf you're a baseball fan, I'm about to make you jealous. I can't tell you how many times I threatened to pinch myself through the years after walking into the Giants' clubhouse in either Scottsdale, Ariz., for Spring Training or during the regular season in San Francisco and seeing Major League royalty across the way. The two Willies, both Mays and McCovey. Gaylord Perry. Juan Marichal. Orlando Cepeda. Now Barry Bonds is back.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:17:21 EDTJung Ho Kang's request for a work visa has reportedly been denied, leaving him in South Korea awaiting entrance to the United States and casting further doubt on his availability for the Pirates this year.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:53:05 EDTOrioles second baseman Jonathan Schoop said Friday he's "200 percent" ready for the regular season after returning from a stint in the World Baseball Classic. Schoop was part of the Netherlands team that advanced to the semifinals.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:58:30 EDTThe Yankees rallied late to grab their 20th victory of the spring, pushing two runs across in the ninth inning to walk off in a 3-2 Grapefruit League win over the Phillies at George M. Steinbrenner Field on Friday.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:28:21 EDTLeft-hander Jose Quintana said he was surprised to get the news that he will start Opening Day for the White Sox on April 3 against the Tigers, but based on his performance with the club and on baseball's biggest stages over the last year, few others were surprised at the selection.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:24:23 EDTUNC baseball team has new dog teammate
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:10:33 EDTHuey Lewis coaches Giants in Spring Training game
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:41:27 EDTJose Bautista hit an RBI double in his first Grapefruit League game since returning from the World Baseball Classic, and J.A. Happ struck out five in 5 1/3 innings to lead the Blue Jays to a 3-2 victory over the Red Sox on Friday afternoon at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:16:46 EDTThe realization hit Tyler Clippard long before he was part of the World Baseball Classic celebration at Dodger Stadium, confetti raining from the sky and the stars and stripes across his chest.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:08:37 EDTJake Arrieta led the Cubs pitchers with two home runs last season, and got his swing tuned up on Thursday with his first of 2017.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:41:40 EDTThe Yankees trimmed a rotation contender and a top prospect from camp on Friday, optioning right-hander Luis Cessa to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and reassigning outfielder Clint Frazier to Minor League camp amid several roster moves.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:14:22 EDTTheo the No. 1 leader in world? Magazine says so
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:18:40 EDTAstros manager A.J. Hinch announced Friday that lefty Dallas Keuchel will make his third consecutive Opening Day start on April 3 against Seattle.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:07:20 EDTThe top MLB prospects today are not only able to accomplish great feats on the diamond, but they are great people off the field as well. The following is a transcript of a segment from this week's episode of the Pipeline podcast, in which MLBPipeline's Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo and MLB.com's Tim McMaster discuss how some of the top prospects in baseball have fared in big league camp.