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  • • Watch: Stephen Strasburg again hits three people with one pitch
    Stephen Strasburg for the second time in about a week accomplished the seemingly impossible by plunking three people with one pitch during Tuesday’s standout start in a 4-2 victory over the Miami Marlins.In completely baffling fashion, the Washington Nationals pitcher had a pitch ricochet off a hit batsman, glance off the catcher and then have the ...
  • • 10 MLB players we may not see again after this season
    1. Jose Reyes, IF, New York MetsSome of the names on this list are guys who at least potentially could secure spring training invitations next February, but Reyes does not fall into that category. At the risk of sounding overly dramatic, the 35-year-old has been the worst player in Major League Baseball this season. In just over 200 at-bats for the...
  • • Molitor mulling over Twins' future use of 'opener'
    The concept of using an "opener" pitcher for some games has slowly weaved its way through Major League Baseball this season. The Twins began their experiment with the role in the beginning of September, and though manager Paul Molitor said the sample size isn't large enough to make any major conclusions, he spoke Monday about the possible future of...
  • • Five Teams Set For Potential Triple-A Affiliate Changes
    The majority of clubs throughout Major League Baseball have already announced that they’ve renewed their player development contracts with their Triple-A affiliates, but there are still five clubs that don’t have a clear plan in place just yet. Notably, the Astros and the Fresno Grizzles announced yesterday that they will not be renewin...
  • • Five teams set for potential Triple-A affiliate changes
    The majority of clubs throughout Major League Baseball have already announced that they’ve renewed their player development contracts with their Triple-A affiliates, but there are still five clubs that don’t have a clear plan in place just yet. Notably, the Astros and the Fresno Grizzles announced Sunday that they will not be renewing their partner...
  • • Yankees, MLB hold stickball tournament in Bronx
    As part of the Play Ball initiative, New York Emperors Stickball League, along with Major League Baseball and the Yankees, put on a stickball event under the No. 4 elevated train line on Saturday. The event invited kids from ages 10-14 to come out and enjoy the game from which baseball originated....
  • • Mattingly calls for changes to September rosters
    Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly said Sunday that Major League Baseball should consider limiting roster sizes in the final month of the season, because "the game you play for five months is not the game you play in September."...
  • • First in, but do they win? Earliest division clinchers
    Dating back to the advent of the Wild Card in Major League Baseball in 1995, here's a look at which teams were first to clinch a division title each year, as well as how they fared in the postseason....
  • • Mesa Brothers Declared Free Agents By MLB
    Cuban outfielder Victor Victor Mesa and his younger brother, Victor Mesa Jr., have been declared free agents by Major League Baseball and are now eligible to sign with a big league team, reports Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com (via Twitter). The brothers left Cuba in pursuit of Major League contracts back in May. Neither player meets…...
  • • Mesa brothers declared free agents by MLB
    Cuban outfielder Victor Victor Mesa and his younger brother, Victor Mesa Jr., have been declared free agents by Major League Baseball and are now eligible to sign with a big league team, reports Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com (via Twitter). The brothers left Cuba in pursuit of Major League contracts back in May. Neither player meets MLB’s minimum age (25...
  • • Watch: This baseball player had the bat flip to end all bat flips
    Starlin Rodriguez of the InterCounty Baseball League’s Barrie Baycats might not be getting paid to play the game he loves. But he sure got his money worth following a homer that clinched a series for the team recently.In a video provided by Ken Hashizume of Sunshine 89 in Canada, Rodriguez is seen following through with a bat flip to end all bat fl...
  • • Ceremonies commemorate 9/11 anniversary
    A moment of silence to honor 9/11 victims and first responders was held before every Major League Baseball game on Tuesday. Players, coaches and umpires are wearing caps with a "We Shall Not Forget" ribbon patch....
  • • Early MLB roster set for All-Star Tour in Japan
    The first wave of players who will represent Major League Baseball in the 2018 All-Star Tour with Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) in November were announced Monday by MLB and the MLB Players' Association....
  • • Acuna to represent MLB in All-Star Tour of Japan
    The first wave of players who will represent Major League Baseball in the 2018 All-Star Tour with Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) in November were announced Monday by MLB and the MLB Players' Association....
  • • Taylor to represent MLB in All-Star Tour of Japan
    The first wave of players who will represent Major League Baseball in the 2018 All-Star Tour with Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) in November were announced Monday by MLB and the MLB Players' Association....

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  • • Hamels Doesn’t Want a 6-Man Rotation
    Cole Hamels is about to begin his 13th season in Major League Baseball. But as baseball changes, Hamels doesn’t want one thing in particular to change. And that is: the amount of pitchers that make up a rotation. He doesn’t believe in six-man rotations.“It’s not part of baseball. I know that’s the new analytical side of trying to reinvent the wheel...
  • • Painting captures the Astros' World Series celebration
    Major League Baseball-sanctioned artist Opie Otterstad depicts the Astros storming the field at Dodger Stadium to celebrate winning Game 7....
  • • JRF scholars learn, network at MLB luncheon
    Major League Baseball hosted a luncheon for approximately 25 scholarship students connected to the Jackie Robinson Foundation on Monday....
  • • Robinson Foundation honors scholarship winners
    What a night for the 25 scholarship students connected to the Jackie Robinson Foundation. A few hours after getting advice from employees of Major League Baseball, there was at gala thrown in the students' honor at Marriott Marquis on Monday night....
  • • Start your engines: D-backs revive bullpen car
    The Diamondbacks will bring back the helmet-clad golf cart for the first time since the vehicle left Major League Baseball more than two decades ago....
  • • Top 10 outfielders for 2018
    While shortstop currently houses the most impressive collection of talent in Major League Baseball, the outfield position is powerfully impressive in its own right.From the precocious power of Aaron Judge to the MVP trio of Mike Trout, Bryce Harper and Giancarlo Stanton, to the all-around brilliance of Charlie Blackmon, George Springer, Mookie Bett...
  • • David Price is ready for his best season
    David Price is ready for the best Major League Baseball season of his career. Well, with the Boston Red Sox anyway.In his two regular seasons with the Red Sox, Price has 51 appearances (46 starts) to his name, with an ERA/FIP of 3.84/3.61 to go along with them. But that’s not good enough for the 32-year-old lefty. And he’s ready to prove everybody ...
  • • Diamondbacks will use bullpen car to speed up game, will other teams follow suit?
    Major League Baseball has been exploring ways to speed up the game, and one particular team will be employing a creative strategy to help do so.The Arizona Diamondbacks plan to use a golf cart to essentially caddy relief pitchers from the bullpen to the mound, which is a pretty great idea. Not only that, the golf cart will sport a giant baseball ca...
  • • Rays to experiment with four-man rotation
    The Tampa Bay Rays are planning to experiment with an unconventional four-man starting pitching rotation during the upcoming season.While a five-man rotation is the norm across Major League Baseball, Tampa Bay will be going a different route. Rays manager Kevin Cash said his plan is to use four starters. When the need arises for a fifth, the team w...
  • • MLB, YouTube TV expand partnership
    YouTube and Major League Baseball today announced the expansion of their groundbreaking, multi-faceted partnership to drive fan excitement for the sport and to showcase more ways for baseball fans to watch the national pastime with the cable-free, live TV service, YouTube TV....
  • • Report: Royals re-sign Mike Moustakas
    In what has to be considered a surprising move around the baseball world, the Kansas City Royals have reportedly re-signed All-Star third baseman Mike Moustakas to a one-year deal with a mutual option for a second season.This report comes to us via Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports, who has details regarding the contract numbers. A total of $6.5 million...
  • • Former Red Sox closer Uehara signs in Japan
    Former Major League Baseball pitcher Koji Uehara returned to his former Japanese team on Friday, agreeing to a one-year contract with the Yomiuri Giants worth $1.87 million....
  • • Koji Uehara Signs With NPB’s Yomiuri Giants
    After a terrific nine-year run in Major League Baseball, veteran reliever Koji Uehara has returned to the Yomiuri Giants of Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball, the team announced (link via the Japan Times). Carlos Yamakazi of the Tokyo Sports Press had previously tweeted that Uehara would sign there and that the deal would be announced toda...
  • • MLB, Facebook partner for weekly broadcasts
    Major League Baseball and Facebook on Wednesday unveiled a newly expanded partnership for the 2018 MLB season, highlighted by a historic agreement to produce and broadcast one game every week to a global audience on Facebook....
  • • Koji Uehara signs with NPB's Yomiuri Giants
    After a terrific nine-year run in Major League Baseball, veteran reliever Koji Uehara has returned to the Yomiuri Giants of Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball, the team announced (link via the Japan Times). Carlos Yamakazi of the Tokyo Sports Press had previously tweeted that Uehara would sign there and that the deal would be announced today.Now ...

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