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  • • Yanks' Torres homers again, makes AL history
    Yankees rookie Gleyber Torres homered to right in the seventh, providing the winning run over the Angels and giving Torres a place in American League history. He's the youngest AL player ever to homer in four consecutive games....
  • • Hanley Ramirez designated for assignment by Red Sox
    In order to open up a roster spot for the return of All-Star second baseman Dustin Pedroia on Friday, the Boston Red Sox surprised many with plans to designate for assignment former All-Star hitter Hanley Ramirez.According to The Boston Globe, the Red Sox decision leaves the organization on the hook for the remainder of the $15 million from the ori...
  • • What was going on when birthday boy Bartolo Colon made his MLB debut?
    Thursday, May 24 marks the 45th birthday of Texas Rangers right-hander, Bartolo Colon. A child born on April 4, 1997, the day of Colon’s MLB debut, can legally drink in the United States.When Colon debuted, MLB was a 28-team league (the Arizona Diamondbacks and Tampa Bay Rays began play the next year). The Washington Nationals were still the Montre...
  • • This Yankees prospect could be close to callup
    The 2018 MLB Draft is less than two weeks away, which means the focus will soon shift to the next generation of talent, but there are already some top prospects knocking on the door the in the American League East....
  • • Vlad Jr. on cusp of shaking up AL East
    The 2018 MLB Draft is less than two weeks away, which means the focus will soon shift to the next generation of talent, but there are already some top prospects knocking on the door the in the American League East....
  • • These 5 are the AL West prospects to watch
    Keeping up with the farm system is part of being a loyal fan, and here are five intriguing prospects to watch in the American League West....
  • • Which Tigers prospect could be close to callup?
    Here's a look at five prospects -- one from each team in the American League Central -- who could make an impact in 2018....
  • • Manny Machado doesn't worry about trade talks
    The Baltimore Orioles are a very bad baseball team. At 15-32, they are the third-worst team in the American League. Only the Kansas City Royals (14) and Chicago White Sox (13) have fewer wins. But Manny Machado is very good. And as MLB’s non-waiver trade deadline approaches, Machado is front and center when it comes to trade rumors. In fact, the Ch...
  • • Reaction to Rays' strategy: 'Complicated,' 'weird'
    Perhaps no story in MLB last weekend generated more buzz than one relating to a team nine games out of first place, one that has limited starting rotation depth and faces an uphill climb in a loaded American League East....
  • • Gray pitches Yanks to 8th straight series win
    Sonny Gray threw a four-hitter over eight shapr innings and Tyler Austin launched a pair of two-run homers to lift the Yankees to their eighth straight series win. Austin leads all American League rookies with eight homers as Miguel Andujar and Austine Romine also went deep for the Yanks. Royals starter Eric Skoglund went just five innings in his w...
  • • Gray pitches Yanks to 8th straight series win
    Sonny Gray threw a four-hitter over eight sharp innings and Tyler Austin launched a pair of two-run homers to lift the Yankees to their eighth straight series win. Austin leads all American League rookies with eight homers as Miguel Andujar and Austine Romine also went deep for the Yanks. Royals starter Eric Skoglund went just five innings in his w...
  • • Austin belts AL rookie-leading 7th, 8th HRs
    Tyler Austin hit his American League rookie-leading seventh and eighth home runs in Sunday's series finale against the Royals at Kauffman Stadium....
  • • Yanks tab Tanaka for opener against Rangers
    Right-hander Masahiro Tanaka (4-2, 4.73 ERA) will take the ball at 8:05 p.m. ET on Monday as the Yankees open a three-game series against the Rangers at Globe Life Park. Tanaka worked five innings in his last start against the Nationals, allowing four hits and three runs. That game was tied at 3 in the sixth when play was suspended. The Rangers wil...
  • • Predicting MLB All-Star teams at season's quarter point
    As we approach the quarter mark of the season, a chapter of MLB’s 2018 campaign comes to a close. Thus far, we’ve been fortunate to see historic milestones reached, multiple no-hitters and some fantastic starts to the season for dozens of players.At the quarter mark, it gives us the opportunity to look at what players have done thus far and assembl...
  • • Look: Tigers Triple-A team to honor former great Jim Leyland with bobblehead
    According to Emily Waldon of The Athletic, the Toledo Mud Hens are set to honor longtime Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland with a bobblehead night on May 25. According to MILB.com, Toledo will give out a Leyland bobblehead to the first 2,000 fans who enter Fifth Third Field for its game against the Norfolk Tide.Leyland, who served as Detroit’s man...

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Top news - American League

  • • Unanimous decision: Judge named AL ROY
    Aaron Judge was unanimously named the American League Rookie of the Year Award winner on Monday, becoming the first Yankee since Derek Jeter in 1996 to garner the honor, and the ninth overall....
  • • Boone: 'Chance of lifetime' to manage Yanks
    The keys to the manager's office are officially in Aaron Boone's hands as the Yankees introduced the 2003 American League Championship Series hero as the 33rd manager in franchise history on Wednesday....
  • • Boone: 'Chance of a lifetime' to manage Yanks
    The keys to the manager's office are officially in Aaron Boone's hands as the Yankees introduced the 2003 American League Championship Series hero as the 33rd manager in franchise history on Wednesday....
  • • Judge has surgery, should be fine for camp
    American League Rookie of the Year Award winner Aaron Judge underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder on Monday, the Yankees announced Tuesday. Judge is expected to complete his recovery before the start of Spring Training....
  • • Jose Altuve Wins American League MVP Award
    Astros second baseman Jose Altuve was the clear favorite among Baseball Writers’ Association of America voters for the American League Most Valuable Player award, as he took 27 of 30 first-place votes en route to his first MVP nod. Altuve, a diminutive but dominating figure, led the American League in hits for the fourth-straight season…...
  • • Yankees Choose Aaron Boone to Be Their Next Manager
    Boone, who hit the home run that won the 2003 American League Championship Series for the Yankees, has never managed at any level....
  • • Verlander tempers Yankees hype with tweet
    Astros ace Justin Verlander took to Twitter on Tuesday to object to a MLB Network host's comment that the Yankees are "the team to beat in the American League."...
  • • Orioles Interested In Lance Lynn
    The Orioles are interested in free agent right-hander Lance Lynn, Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports (Twitter link). Morosi adds that the Orioles slightly prefer fellow righty Alex Cobb, however, thanks to his vast experience in the American League East. Morosi first linked Cobb to the Orioles on Friday. Either Lynn or Cobb is the…...
  • • Indians, Rajai Davis Nearing Deal
    The Indians are set to sign outfielder Rajai Davis to a minor league contract with a non-roster invitation to spring training, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports. The deal is pending a physical (Twitter links). There’s already familiarity between Cleveland and the 37-year-old Davis, who was a member of the Indians during their American League-...
  • • Cashman: Yankees are 'Little Engine That Could'
    New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman compared his team to 'The Little Engine That Could' after being asked how he viewed the Yankees in relation to their American League East rival, the Boston Red Sox....
  • • Cashman: Yanks are 'Little Engine That Could'
    New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman compared his team to "The Little Engine That Could" after being asked how he viewed the Yankees in relation to their American League East rival, the Boston Red Sox....
  • • Aaron Judge, Cody Bellinger Win Rookie Of The Year Awards
    In news that won’t come as a surprise to many, Aaron Judge of the Yankees and Cody Bellinger of the Dodgers were named the rookies of the year in the American League and National League, respectively. Each received unanimous support from the voting members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Andrew Benintendi of the RedR...
  • • Players rule: Judge is AL's top rookie
    Aaron Judge has scored the first honor in what promises to be a busy hardware season for the Yankees slugger, having been announced on Wednesday night as the Players Choice Outstanding Rookie in the American League....
  • • Lovullo, Molitor honored as top managers
    The Twins' Paul Molitor was named the American League Manager of the Year and the D-backs' Torey Lovullo was announced as the National League Manager of the Year by the Baseball Writers' Association of America on Tuesday....
  • • AL East Notes: Yankees, Red Sox, Machado
    The latest from the American League East… While the Yankees have been trying to trade for a starting pitcher recently, Joel Sherman of the New York Post argues that the infield should be a greater priority for the club. The Yankees have a full complement of starters on hand, after all, while they’ve lost second…...

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