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  • • 'There was no Plan B': How Pete Alonso overcame bullies to become a big league superstar
    The lumbering Mets first baseman has been doubted -- if not outright tormented -- ever since he was a kid. He's never let it stop him....
  • • Happy birthday, Mike Trout: 29 stories from those who know him best as baseball's best turns 29
    There are outrageous golf shots, a picture-perfect wedding and, of course, his unmatched prowess on the diamond. Is there anything Mike Trout can't do?...
  • • Does the Dodgers' defense stack up among the best in recent memory?
    Adding Mookie Betts to a team that already played great defense puts L.A. on par with some of the best teams of the past 25 years. But are they the best?...
  • • A's coach sorry for making apparent Nazi salute
    A's bench coach Ryan Christenson said he "unintentionally" made a gesture resembling a Nazi salute when trying to adapt the team's elbow bump celebration....
  • • Yanks' Boone grumbles over Phils fans' air horn
    Fans might not be allowed inside Citizens Bank Park, but that didn't stop them from loudly supporting the Phillies against the Yankees the past two nights, with Yankees manager Aaron Boone questioning their use of an air horn on Thursday....
  • • Yelich after snapping season-long slump: 'I've been awful'
  • • Latest On Dylan Carlson
    The Cardinals were a playoff team a season ago, but they’re off to a slow start in a coronavirus-delayed year and their offense has been lacking during their 2-3 opening. Top prospect Dylan Carlson may be able to help the Cards overcome their woes at the plate, but they’re not eager to promote the 21-year-old…...
  • • Oakland A's release statement after bench coach Ryan Christenson appears to make racist gesture in dugout
    The A's bench coach apologized and said the gesture was unintentional...
  • • Phillies fans outside ballpark troll Yankees' Boone with airhorn
  • • Braves' Nick Markakis hits walk-off homer in return to lineup, enjoys socially distanced celebration
    Markakis returned to the lineup Thursday after initially opting out of the season...

Top stories MLB baseball

  • • Yankees Option Miguel Andujar
    The Yankees have optioned infielder/outfielder Miguel Andujar to their alternate training site, per a club announcement. Fellow infielder Thairo Estrada and righty Nick Nelson were sent down with him. It’s a bit of a surprise to see Andujar dropped, but he had struggled in limited opportunities thus far. The 25-year-old has reached base just ...
  • • Astros’ Kent Emanuel Receives 80-Game PED Suspension
    Astros left-hander Kent Emanuel has been suspended 80 games after testing positive for the banned substance Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (DHCMT), Major League Baseball announced today. Emanuel has yet to make his Major League debut but is on Houston’s 40-man roster. He’ll be placed on the restricted list for the remainder of the seaso...
  • • Cubs Sign Kelvin Herrera, Matt Dermody
    The Cubs announced that they’ve signed right-hander Kelvin Herrera and left-hander Matt Dermody to minor league contracts and assigned them to their alternate training site. The team’s 60-man player pool is now full. Herrera, 30, was recently cut loose by the White Sox after being designated for assignment. Dermody, also 30, had been pi...
  • • Carter Stewart ditched the MLB draft to pitch in Japan. Then came the coronavirus
    The 20-year-old's gamble shook baseball last year. Now, he's faced with an unexpected twist -- he gets to pitch, but doesn't know when he'll get to see his family again....
  • • Hahn On White Sox’ Trade Deadline Strategy
    It may seem strange to say it, but we’re actually just entering the thick of trade deadline season, such as it is in 2020. White Sox GM discussed his approach to an unusual summer trade period yesterday (via 670 The Score). First and foremost, Hahn highlighted the potentially misleading nature of the short sample every…...
  • • Yankees Select Nick Tropeano
    The Yankees announced Thursday that they’ve selected the contract of right-hander Nick Tropeano from their alternate training site. He’ll go onto the 40-man roster and into the big league bullpen. Right-hander Tommy Kahnle, who had Tommy John surgery earlier this week, was moved to the 45-day IL to clear a 40-man spot for Tropeano. It&#...
  • • A's coach sorry for making apparent Nazi salute
  • • Yanks' Boone grumbles over Phils fans' air horn
  • • Oakland A's release statement after bench coach Ryan Christenson appears to make racist gesture in dugout
  • • Braves' Markakis opts back in, hits walk-off HR
    Nick Markakis, in his first game back since deciding to opt back into the season, hit a walk-off home run to beat the Blue Jays on Thursday....

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  • • Yelich after snapping season-long slump: 'I've been awful'
  • • Phillies fans outside ballpark troll Yankees' Boone with airhorn
  • • A's coach apologizes for inadvertent Nazi salute after win vs. Rangers
  • • Blue Jays' lineup gaffe keeps Waguespack from entering game vs. Braves
  • • MLB alters 12 teams' schedules to make up games after COVID-19 outbreaks
  • • MLB plays of the day: Buy Chatwood's brilliant start
  • • Former manager Ozzie Guillen: 'I hate Nick Swisher with my heart'
  • • Yankees option Andujar to alternate training site
  • • Astros' McCullers: D-Backs opening roof midgame 'is ass'
  • • Report: MLB, MLBPA adopt sweeping changes to COVID-19 protocols

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Detroit Tigers

  • • Mize lights up mound during first spring BP
    Even if nobody expects to see top Draft pick Casey Mize pitching in Detroit anytime soon, and even if pitchers are normally ahead of hitters at this point in camp, many people simply wanted to see how big league hitters reacted to Mize's stuff on Tuesday, especially the splitter that devastated collegiate opponents....
  • • The Tigers' Spring Training battle to watch
    The next five weeks will see lots of shuffling on Major League rosters. Here are the most intriguing positional battles on each of the 30 MLB clubs....
  • • Bright side: Reasons for optimism for each team
    On this opening week of Spring Training, all 30 Major League teams have one thing in common: optimism. Here's an optimism cheat sheet for each of them....
  • • Beckham dons new Detroit attire
    When the Tigers owned the American League Central in the first half of this decade, Gordon Beckham tried to spoil their dreams. With 10 career home runs against Detroit, he was a nemesis....
  • • Castellanos staying cool during trade rumors
    Sunday marked Nicholas Castellanos' first comments on his trade situation since the end of last season. He was clearly on the trade market then, just as he is now amidst the Tigers' ongoing rebuild....
  • • Candelario antsy for game action at camp
    The trail of red clay led from the batting cages across the street down the sidewalk to the clubhouse doors. It continued inside down the hallway, little clumps every few feet until it stopped near Jeimer Candelario's locker. It was the most telling sign that the Tigers third baseman reported to camp on Saturday. Though the team's first full-squad ...
  • • Tech improving Tigers' camp experience
    This is the new reality of Spring Training. While coaches still spend hours with players every day, trying for that swing or delivery that feels just right, they now have data to complement it -- or for some players, reinforce it. It's the new race among clubs, to get not just the best talent, but also the technology to help get the most out of tha...
  • • Jimenez recharged coming off All-Star year
    As fastball after fastball popped into the catcher's mitt during a bullpen session Friday morning, it was hard to tell Joe Jimenez had taken a break. Now, it's up to the Tigers to help keep his arm strong through the season....
  • • Sources: Tigers win arb case with Fulmer
    The Tigers' first salary-arbitration hearing in 18 years ended with the same result as their last one. An arbitration panel sided with the club in its hearing with right-handed starter Michael Fulmer, sources told MLB.com....
  • • Prospects who should vie for a roster spot
    The 30 prospects below all are getting very long looks this spring with an eye toward breaking camp with the parent club. Even if they start the year in the Minors, they all should get the chance to contribute at some point in the very near future....

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  • • Latest On Dylan Carlson
  • • Blue Jays Place Trent Thornton On IL
    The Blue Jays have placed right-hander Trent Thornton on the injured list with elbow inflammation, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet reports. Thornton “felt kind of weird” when throwing a bullpen, but he’s not in line for an MRI at this point, per Nicholson-Smith. Set to turn 27 years old next month, Thornton joined the Blue Jays&#...
  • • George Springer Exits With Wrist Injury
    Astros outfielder George Springer departed the team’s loss to the Diamondbacks on Thursday with a right wrist strain, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic was among those to report. Fortunately, X-rays came back negative, so he shouldn’t sit out for a significant amount of time, per Bob Nightengale of USA Today. Although Springer seems OK, even&...
  • • Rays Place Yonny Chirinos On Injured List
    The Rays have placed starter Yonny Chirinos on the injured list, retroactive to Aug. 3, with right triceps inflammation, Juan Toribio of MLB.com tweets. The team recalled fellow righty Trevor Richards from its alternate training site to take Chirinos’ place. Fortunately, expectations are that Chirinos will not be on the IL for long, per Marc&...
  • • Jake Odorizzi To Make Season Debut Saturday
    The Twins have begun the season an American League Central-best 10-3 without the services of one of their top starters, 2019 All-Star Jake Odorizzi. A back strain has kept Odorizzi out of action thus far, but he’s on the cusp of making his season debut. He’ll start against the Royals on Saturday, LaVelle E. Neal…...
  • • Astros’ Kent Emanuel Receives 80-Game PED Suspension
  • • Cubs Sign Kelvin Herrera, Matt Dermody
  • • Reds Designate Brooks Raley For Assignment
    The Reds announced Thursday that they’ve designated left-hander Brooks Raley for assignment and recalled righty Jose De Leon from their alternate training site. Raley, 32, was selected to the Reds’ big league roster last month when the club designated Scott Schebler for assignment. He pitched in four games with Cincinnati but yielded fo...
  • • Diamondbacks Designate Ildemaro Vargas For Assignment
    The D-backs announced Thursday that they’ve designated infielder Ildemaro Vargas for assignment. The club also optioned righty Yoan Lopez to its alternate training site at Salt River Fields. The pair of moves drops Arizona’s roster from 30 to the newly requisite 28. Vargas, 29, has a strong Triple-A track record at the plate and plenty&...
  • • Yankees Select Nick Tropeano

Cardinals

  • • Reyes faces live hitters for first time since May
    While a crowd gathered around Field 2 to watch Adam Wainwright face Yadier Molina, Matt Carpenter and Paul Goldschmidt in his first session of live batting practice on Tuesday, Alex Reyes, mostly inconspicuously, headed to a mound a few yards away for his most meaningful throws in almost nine months....
  • • The Cards' Spring Training battle to watch
  • • Cards ready to see what Goldschmidt brings
    It may be a new team and a new year, but that's really all that's changed for Paul Goldschmidt....
  • • Shildt excited for first Spring Training at the helm
    Though this was his first day of his first Spring Training as manger of the Cardinals, Mike Shildt said he views it more as a continuous process from the 2018 season rather than a new beginning....
  • • Bright side: Reasons for optimism for each team
  • • Leone ready to make second first impression
    One year after coming into his first Cardinals camp as a dark horse candidate only to leave it as the team's closer, Dominic Leone returned to Jupiter ready for a second first impression....
  • • Around the horn: Closer duties may be split
    This is the final piece of a six-part Around the Horn series in which MLB.com is taking a position-by-position look at the Cardinals' projected starters and backup options heading into the 2019 season. After examining the position players and starting rotation, let's close with the bullpen....
  • • With infield shakeup, Gyorko faces uncertain fit
    With the corner infield spots set and Paul DeJong and Kolten Wong returning to cover the club up the middle, Jedd Gyorko once again profiles as the team's primary utility infielder. His work at all four infield spots this spring will reflect that....
  • • Prospect Cabrera could make splash for Cards
    Acquired by the Cardinals to help supplement their left-handed pitching depth, Genesis Cabrera, with a dazzling first impression, has quickly put himself on the radar as someone who could help the Major League club as soon as this season....
  • • WATCH: Wainwright, Miller put in spring reps
    MLB.com's beat reporters have you covered with the action from every team's training camp. Keep track of the latest highlights of Spring Training right here....

Mets

  • • Versatility can only help Hech's roster chances
    About a week before Adeiny Hechavarria signed with the Mets, he met with general manager Brodie Van Wagenen, assistant GM Allard Baird and manager Mickey Callaway near his Miami home. Over dinner, the four talked about an opportunity in Mets camp, where the team had accumulated scant shortstop depth behind Amed Rosario....
  • • Here are the Mets' 2019 Top 30 Prospects
    While there are 24 homegrown players on the new Mets Top 30 list, it's only fair to wonder how different the list could look a year from now as the front office continues to address its short-term needs....
  • • The Mets' Spring Training battle to watch
  • • No more doubts: Wheeler confident in ability
    Over his last 11 starts of the 2018 season, Zack Wheeler went 9-1 with a 1.68 ERA, challenging Jacob deGrom as the game's best pitcher over that stretch. He not only proved that he could be an effective big leaguer, but shattered the doubts....
  • • Herrera happy to be back with the Mets
    After two and a half years in the Reds organization, Dilson Herrera became a free agent this winter and signed back with the Mets, where he offers the club depth at four different positions. A natural second baseman, Herrera began playing first, third and left field last year in an effort to increase his value....
  • • Bright side: Reasons for optimism for each team
  • • Dowdy hopes velo uptick yields strong 2019
    Now in Port St. Lucie, Kyle Dowdy has a built-in advantage to make the Mets' crowded bullpen: If he doesn't, the team must offer him back to his old organization, the Indians, for $50,000. The Mets also have reason to keep Dowdy around: They consider him a notable part of their rotation depth, alongside Walker Lockett, Hector Santiago and a few oth...
  • • 'I feel like I'm 25': Cano joins Mets at camp
    The list of position players productive at age 36 is small. At 37, even smaller. Beyond that, infinitesimal. So it was worth noting that shortly after Robinson Cano showed up to the Mets' complex in Port St. Lucie for the first time, he stated: "I feel like I'm 25."...
  • • Tebow makes it clear: 'I'm all in on baseball'
    Those who once dismissed Tim Tebow's transition from NFL quarterback to professional baseball player are officially on notice. Tebow is an outfielder first these days, the evidence plain to see in his slimmed-down body and shortened swing....
  • • WATCH: Tebow arrives, Alonso talks roster shot

Dodgers

  • • Dodgers legend Don Newcombe dies at 92
    Don Newcombe, one of the greatest pitchers in Dodgers history and one of the franchise's final links to Brooklyn and the days of Jackie Robinson and Roy Campanella, died Tuesday after a lengthy illness. He was 92....
  • • Verdugo on track for significant playing time
  • • The Dodgers' Spring Training battle to watch
  • • Kershaw impressive throwing first live BP
    Clayton Kershaw on Monday was the first Dodger to throw live batting practice this spring, with opposing batters Russell Martin and Josh Thole issuing rave reviews while Kershaw was typically underwhelmed....
  • • Bright side: Reasons for optimism for each team
  • • Buehler resumes throwing, may have 'pen soon
    Dodgers pitcher Walker Buehler resumed playing catch on Sunday, and manager Dave Roberts said his first bullpen session could be on Wednesday....
  • • Back to pitching, Allie eager to show off arm
    Every player chases a dream, the chase tougher for some. Stetson Allie, 27, is in his third incarnation, a pitcher-turned-outfielder-turned pitcher in Dodgers camp as a non-roster invitee with a 101 mph fastball....
  • • 'Special time' for Dodgers' catching depth
    When it comes to prospects, the Dodgers are deeper behind the plate than they've been in decades....
  • • Prospects who should vie for a roster spot
  • • Dodgers not rushing Urias' road to recovery
    The first round of bullpen sessions concluded for the Dodgers on Thursday, and the early leader for maximum buzz was Julio Urias. The left-hander was dazzling in his session, but at this point he has an uphill battle to make the Opening Day roster....

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  • • Dominican showcase helping prospects along
    The gap that separates the pros from the amateurs this week at the Mets' academy is about 10 yards wide. It's lined with 15-foot palm trees and manicured hedges with an orange sidewalk running through the middle of it....
  • • The defining stories, players of the decade
    Every baseball decade has its own flavor, a way to establish it as a clearly delineated period of time, an era with its own distinct personality. We had the rough-and-tumble 1970s, with its off-field drama, its Bronx-Is-Burning real-life parallels of chaos, its seemingly endless amount of body hair. The '80s were the speed decade; Astroturf, Whitey...
  • • Crew brass 'making a statement' with overhauls
    Brewers principal owner Mark Attanasio missed last week's ribbon-cutting at American Family Fields of Phoenix because of an illness, so Tuesday afforded his first look at what $65 million and 500,000 man hours can build in 9 1/2 months....
  • • How Manny's mega-deal impacts Bryce, others
    Bryce Harper's future remains the primary topic around the game, but there are some other high-profile free agents still looking for deals. With Manny Machado off the board, the uncertainty surrounding the remaining stars should begin to sort itself out before too long....
  • • Bauer addresses controversial tell-all story
    All publicity is good publicity, according to Trevor Bauer....
  • • Giants in no hurry to look for Bochy's successor
    Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi knows he will eventually have to start compiling a list of potential candidates to succeed Bruce Bochy as manager, but the upcoming search isn't currently at the forefront of his mind....
  • • Tomas getting work in at first base
    As the D-backs went through fielding drills Tuesday, Yasmany Tomas spent his time at first base rather than in the outfield....
  • • Seager slimmer, eager for fresh start in '19
    While general manager Jerry Dipoto went about his Mariners makeover this offseason, Kyle Seager underwent a personal transformation of his own back home in North Carolina....
  • • Estrada optimistic for bounce-back year
    Health isn't the only reason to believe in a bounce-back season for Marco Estrada. Playing within the confines of the pitcher-friendly Coliseum is a big plus for him as well....
  • • Smith embracing challenge of critical season
    The flocks follow Peter Alonso everywhere he goes, snapping pictures, pining for sound bites, wondering whether he will make the team. Far more anonymous in the early days of camp has been Dominic Smith, spending the past two mornings swinging on a quieter back field....

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  • • Sources: Jason Varitek interviewed for Seattle Mariners' managerial job
  • • Ryno, Sarge and Doctor K: A look back at Mets-Cubs in '84
  • • Tigers' Norris says he kept pitching with cancerous growth
  • • LEADING OFF: Mets-Cubs at Wrigley in NLCS; KC-Jays in ALCS
  • • Cueto struggles, Royals fall short in 11-8 loss to Blue Jays
  • • Red Sox' success vs. Blue Jays in September shouldn't be overlooked
  • • Mystery of Cueto deepens
  • • Johnny Cueto not looking like Red Sox' would-be ace
  • • The Latest: Tulo ejected, Jays hit 3 HRs and build big lead
  • • Red Sox will consider Johnny Cueto, but mystery remains after ALCS performance

Red Sox

  • • Bogaerts, Betts weigh in on Machado's deal
    As the Red Sox were finishing out their Spring Training workout on Tuesday, the news started to circulate that Manny Machado had reached agreement on a 10-year, $300 million contract with the Padres....
  • • Pedro, Sale wowed by E-Rod's BP outing
    Eduardo Rodriguez threw a pitch in the bullpen on Tuesday morning that was so on point, it prompted ace Chris Sale to laugh...
  • • The Sox's Spring Training battle to watch
  • • Instead of turning page, Red Sox rolling along
    As the Red Sox had a ceremonial start of sorts to their World Series title defense with Monday's first full-squad workout, there were no doors closing or pages turned. The way manager Alex Cora looks at it, why would you want to separate yourself from something that was so special?...
  • • Werner: Kimbrel 'extremely unlikely' to rejoin Sox
    The Red Sox still haven't named a closer. Craig Kimbrel still hasn't found a home on the free-agent market. However, Red Sox chairman Tom Werner suggests not to read too much into those two independent factors....
  • • Here are the Red Sox's 2019 Top 30 Prospects
    Though the Red Sox have been in win-now mode at the big league level, they have begun to replenish their Minor League talent via the Draft and the international mark....
  • • Bright side: Reasons for optimism for each team
  • • Celtics coach Stevens visits Cora, Red Sox
    As Red Sox manager Alex Cora got ready to do his daily press briefing after Sunday's workout, he saw from a distance that the media was preoccupied with another prominent Boston coach....
  • • Wright to be full-time reliever for Red Sox in '19
    You no longer need to call knuckleballer Steven Wright a swingman. Red Sox manager Alex Cora envisions a defined role for the veteran righty in 2019, and it will consist of him flummoxing hitters in the mid-to-late innings....
  • • Pending free agent Bogaerts open to extension
    Xander Bogaerts has been under the employ of the franchise since Aug. 23, 2009, when he signed as an international free agent out of Aruba at the age of 16. He went from a boy to a man with the Red Sox, and from a prospect to a star who will soon collect his second World Series ring. It's hard for him to picture putting on another uniform....

Braves

  • • Markakis enjoys reaping rewards of dedication
    Braves manager Brian Snitker joked that he could almost detect a smile as he shared a phone conversation with Nick Markakis after the stoic outfielder re-signed with the club in January. Snitker and others actually saw that smile on Tuesday morning, when Markakis reported to Spring Training to begin his fifth season with the Braves and attempt to p...
  • • Newcomb's value depends highly on '19 growth
    Sean Newcomb entered last June as an All-Star candidate and exited the regular season wondering if he had done enough to earn a spot on Atlanta's postseason roster. The inconsistent nature of his first full Major League season enhances the difficulty of projecting how valuable he might be to the Braves from both an immediate and long-term perspecti...
  • • The Braves' Spring Training battle to watch
  • • Inciarte's key to success in 2019? Consistency
    It could be argued that Ender Inciarte stands as the X-factor in regard to the Braves' bid to defend last year's National League East crown and experience a successful postseason....
  • • After grief and injury, Gohara sets the bar high
    Having seen what Luiz Gohara had done upon his introduction to the big leagues the previous September, Freddie Freeman told Alex Anthopoulos the big left-hander might immediately became an All-Star. Instead, it became a year of awakening for the young hurler, who remains fueled by last year's disappointments....
  • • Bright side: Reasons for optimism for each team
  • • Minter wants to be Braves' high-leverage option
    As Braves manager Brian Snitker evaluates who might serve as his closer, A.J. Minter has made it clear he wants to be the guy who is consistently called upon to handle high-leverage threats that develop in late innings....
  • • McCann excited to rejoin hometown Braves
    Brian McCann still laughs about what transpired as he learned the Braves were calling him up to the Majors during the 2005 season. He remembers being summoned to Brian Snitker's room, where he found the then Double-A manager eating pizza while wearing nothing more than his underwear....
  • • Folty Flash Sale: 26 percent off tickets
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  • • Braves open camp with eyes on the prize
    As the Braves open camp, they'll provide a glimpse of how much they have progressed since claiming an unexpected division crown last year. Freddie Freeman, Ronald Acuna Jr. and Ozzie Albies will once again be in a lineup that has been enriched by the addition of Josh Donaldson, the former American League MVP Award winner who thus far arguably ranks...

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  • • College baseball: Pitching proposal seeks to clarify windup, set position in baseball
    The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved new rules in baseball dealing with pitching windups and concussion protocol....
  • • Top college baseball postseason highlights of 2020 MLB stars
    Watch the best NCAA postseason and College World Series highlights from some of today's top MLB stars, including Pete Alonso, Alex Bregman and Gerrit Cole....
  • • Colleges with the most players on 2020 MLB Opening Day rosters
    This is a complete list of every NCAA program that has at least one player on 2020 MLB Opening Day rosters....
  • • Watch TCU's improbable 7-run comeback in 2015 NCAA baseball regionals
    Going into the bottom of the eighth inning down seven runs, TCU baseball looked all but done. But after a wild sequence of walks, errors and balks, the Horned Frogs managed to complete an improbable comeback to walk off winners in the 10th inning. Watch all the highlights from their amazing rally here....
  • • We picked Florida State baseball's all-time starting nine
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  • • We picked Miami (Fla.) baseball's all-time starting nine
    We picked Miami baseball's all-time starting nine....
  • • We picked Oklahoma State baseball's all-time starting nine
    We picked Oklahoma State's all-time starting nine....
  • • We picked LSU baseball's all-time starting nine
    Here are our picks for LSU baseball's all-time starting nine and coach, including College Baseball Hall-of-Famers Ben McDonald, Eddy Furniss, Todd Walker and Skip Bertman....
  • • We picked USC baseball's all-time starting nine
    Fred Lynn and Mark McGwire are two of the USC baseball greats who find themselves on our list of the all-time starting nine for the Trojans....
  • • The story of the first-ever college baseball game, in 1859
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  • • 'There was no Plan B': How Pete Alonso overcame bullies to become a big league superstar
  • • Happy birthday, Mike Trout: 29 stories from those who know him best as baseball's best turns 29
  • • Does the Dodgers' defense stack up among the best in recent memory?
  • • A's coach sorry for making apparent Nazi salute
  • • Yanks' Boone grumbles over Phils fans' air horn
  • • Braves' Markakis opts back in, hits walk-off HR
  • • Roster issue changes Blue Jays' pitching plans
    The Toronto Blue Jays were forced to change their pitching plans for Thursday night's game against the Atlanta Braves after manager Charlie Montoyo tried to bring in right-hander Jacob Waguespack to start the sixth inning....
  • • Astros minor leaguer banned for positive PED test
    Astros left-hander Kent Emanuel has been banned 80 games without pay by Major League Baseball for violating the league's drug prevention and treatment plan....
  • • Phillies, Marlins set for 7-game flurry in 5 days
    The Philadelphia Phillies and Miami Marlins will play seven times in five days as part of Major League Baseball's reconfigured schedule released Thursday to account for 21 coronavirus-caused postponements in the first two weeks of the season....

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    The left likes to call EVERYONE racist, 99.9% who actually are not, but they want to VOTE for an acknowledged racis… https://t.co/4FCZgjjDXY @Curt Schilling
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    Naah I was talking bout how I’d be walking around trying not to put a crease in my cleats if I was Hoskins. Cuz his… https://t.co/eWEj0ov7Dl @andrew mccutchen
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    We got a new episode of the @R2C2 pod out with my guy @KembaWalker and @RyanRuocco. Listen in to that time Kemba al… https://t.co/5INB7vWZlk @CC Sabathia
  • Can’t even get a story as simple as this one correct. https://t.co/l1nmVwIsSV @Curt Schilling
    Can’t even get a story as simple as this one correct. https://t.co/l1nmVwIsSV @Curt Schilling
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    One of my real favorite player love the way he play and a very very pro on and off the field was the only guy a pic… https://t.co/VltFVhtw4B @Ozzie Guillen
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    Just posted a photo https://t.co/BQoIdKXmBd @10

Top baseball news from the last seven days

  • • Source: MLB calls off Cards-Brewers due to virus
    Multiple members of the St. Louis Cardinals have tested positive for the coronavirus, and MLB has postponed Friday's game against the Milwaukee Brewers, sources told ESPN....
  • • Sources: Manfred warns union that season at risk
    Major League Baseball and its players recognize the coming days are a critical juncture following a 21st positive test for the Marlins and two positive tests for the Cardinals on Friday....
  • • Cards-Tigers postponed due to virus outbreak
    The Cardinals' four-game series with the Tigers has been postponed after St. Louis players and staff experienced a coronavirus outbreak....
  • • Cardinals COVID-19 outbreak: St. Louis has 13 positive tests; series vs. Tigers postponed
    More than half of the positive cases are from players...
  • • Mets say they can't reach Cespedes in Atlanta
    The Mets have not been able to contact Yoenis Cespedes, who did not report to Truist Park for Sunday's game against the Braves, according to general manager Brodie Van Wagenen....
  • • Jeter blames outbreak on 'false sense of security'
    Miami Marlins CEO Derek Jeter said players on the team grew too comfortable and became lax about social distancing and wearing masks....
  • • Report: Cardinals went to casino prior to team outbreak
  • • Reds' Votto on IL with reported virus symptoms
    The Reds have placed Joey Votto on the injured list but didn't give a reason for the move....
  • • On this date: Nolan Ryan vs. Robin Ventura, 27 years ago
    On August 4, 1993, 46-year-old Nolan Ryan plunked 26-year-old Robin Ventura, and then got the better of him in the ensuing melee....

The New York Times

  • • M.L.B. Tightens Virus Protocols Again in Wake of Outbreaks
    Players and staff members must wear masks in more places and cannot visit “bars, lounges or malls,” among other locations, when they are home....
  • • Fair Balls and Foul Language
    With no live crowd noise as a buffer at M.L.B. games, on-field sounds are easy to hear on broadcasts — and it’s not all rated PG....
  • • As the Virus Spreads Through M.L.B., So Does Frustration
    Series have been postponed, teams have been quarantined and road trips have been rerouted in a season that has been defined above all by its precariousness....
  • • Aaron Judge Is Nearly Unstoppable. He Thinks He Can Be Better.
    Judge has hit home runs in five consecutive games, and he’s done it without one of his favorite tools: the video replay room....
  • • Why One Team Named the Indians Won’t Be Changing Its Name
    A minor league team in Spokane, Wash., has steadfastly stood by its nickname with the support of the local Native American community....
  • • ‘Everyone Can Do Better’: Baseball Searches for Blame Amid Outbreaks
    Major League Baseball’s commissioner put the onus on players to behave more responsibly, but some players and health experts see weaknesses in the league’s safety protocols....
  • • Mets’ Yoenis Cespedes Opts Out of 2020 Season
    Cespedes had failed to show up to the ballpark in Atlanta for the Mets’ game against the Braves on Sunday, and the team did not know his whereabouts. After the game, it announced his decision to opt out....
  • • Yoenis Cespedes Is Missing From the Mets, the Team Says
    The team said Cespedes failed to show up to the ballpark in Atlanta, where the team was playing the Braves....
  • • Another Game Postponed With 4 More Coronavirus Cases for Cardinals
    Three staffers and one player for the St. Louis Cardinals tested positive for the virus, prompting the postponement of a game Saturday against the Brewers in Milwaukee....
  • • John McNamara, Red Sox Skipper in ’86 Series Loss, Dies at 88
    He led six big league teams with some success, but he’s best remembered for questionable managerial moves in a crushing (for Boston) sixth game against the Mets....

cbssports.com

  • • Oakland A's release statement after bench coach Ryan Christenson appears to make racist gesture in dugout
  • • Braves' Nick Markakis hits walk-off homer in return to lineup, enjoys socially distanced celebration
  • • WATCH: Brewers' Christian Yelich hits bizarre game-tying inside-the-park home run
    White Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez fell into the outfield netting while trying to field the ball...
  • • LOOK: Yankees' Aaron Boone argues with umpires about air horn being blown outside Phillies' ballpark
    A group of Phillies fans were blowing an air horn outside of Citizens Bank Park...
  • • MLB schedule: Changes after COVID-19 postponements include 14 doubleheaders and a seven-game series
    The rescheduling was a result of the Marlins and Cardinals COVID-19 outbreaks...
  • • Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani homers in first at-bat since pitching injury
    Ohtani may not see the mound again in 2020, but the bat's still working...
  • • Samson: MLB players weren't ready for the season and now we are seeing a multitude of injuries
    David Samson sits down on his podcast to discuss the number of injuries this season...
  • • Cleveland manager Terry Francona will be sidelined at least a week due to medical issue
    Francona, who hasn't managed since Saturday, will not accompany the team to Chicago this upcoming weekend...
  • • Nationals' Max Scherzer 'not concerned' after leaving start early with hamstring tweak
    Scherzer's velocity was down in his Wednesday start against the Mets...
  • • Cubs vs. Royals odds, line: 2020 MLB picks, predictions for Aug. 6 from proven computer model
    SportsLine's advanced computer model simulated Thursday's Cubs vs. Royals game 10,000 times....

yardbarker.com

  • • MLB creates strict protocols after latest COVID-19 outbreak
    Under the new guidelines, any player or staff member who repeatedly violates COVID-19 protocols will be subject to a suspension from the regular season and postseason....
  • • Report: MLB had zero positive coronavirus results in latest round of testing
    Amid outbreaks within the Marlins and Cardinals, MLB has reported no new coronavirus cases from Tuesday....
  • • Max Scherzer leaves start after one inning with apparent injury
    The Washington Nationals may have an injury issue on their hands after Max Scherzer left Wednesday’s start with an apparent injury. Scherzer threw one inning against the New York Mets before leaving the game....
  • • Report: No new positive COVID-19 tests among MLB players
    The first two weeks of the 2020 MLB season has included multiple teams suffering outbreaks of COVID-19. Although, we now have some good leaguewide news on his front, as the latest round of COVID-19 tests around MLB has zero positive results....
  • • Cardinals change COVID-19 policy after outbreak of the virus
    It remains to be seen if the Cardinals’ weekend series against the Chicago Cubs starting Friday will go on as planned....
  • • Joe Maddon says Shohei Ohtani unlikely to pitch again in 2020
    On Monday, Ohtani was diagnosed with a Grade 1-2 strain of the flexor pronator mass, which stabilizes the elbow....
  • • Nationals' Juan Soto doesn't believe he actually had coronavirus
    If Soto's positive test really was false, it only adds to this frustration with his quarantine....
  • • Angels to give phenom Jo Adell unexpectedly large role
    Baseball fans looking for a heavy dose of Jo Adell this season appear to be getting their wish....
  • • Angels don't expect Shohei Ohtani to pitch again in 2020
    Angels manager Joe Maddon confirmed Tuesday that Shohei Ohtani is likely done as a pitcher for 2020....
  • • Mets place Robinson Cano on injured list, activate Billy Hamilton
    His injury is particularly unfortunate for the Mets considering that the 37-year-old had gotten off to a blistering start. In his first 39 plate appearances, Cano was hitting at a torrid .412/.462/.559 clip with a homer and two doubles....

Yankees

  • • Judge learning 'a couple of secrets' via Stanton
    Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton combined to mash 57 home runs in their first year as teammates, and the Yankees' power-hitting duo is continuing to enjoy a relationship that extends past each of their at-bats....
  • • Lifting off: Healthy Judge puts foes on notice
    Aaron Judge's megawatt smile was on display at George M. Steinbrenner Field on Tuesday afternoon, accompanied by glimpses of his light-tower power. Any discomfort in his right wrist has long been extinguished, which has the Yankees dreaming of another big-time season from their slugging right fielder....
  • • Yankees content to move on without Machado
    On Dec. 19, the Yankees entertained Manny Machado for 90 minutes at Yankee Stadium, then continued to discuss a potential future together over dinner on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. It was to be the closest that Machado would come to playing for the Yankees, who had been widely believed to be his preferred destination....
  • • The Yankees' Spring Training battle to watch
  • • Stanton stands to benefit from AL comfortability
    Asked for the biggest takeaway of his first season in Yankees pinstripes, Giancarlo Stanton offered a not-so-veiled swipe at his former employer, noting how his new expectation is to keep the Yankee Stadium lights burning throughout the month of October....
  • • Here are the Yankees' 2019 Top 30 Prospects
    While the Yankees' farm system isn't as overflowing with big league-ready talent as it has been recently, they do have an impressive stockpile of high-ceiling/high-risk youngsters....
  • • Bright side: Reasons for optimism for each team
  • • Boone on Judge: 'He's good to go'
    Watching Aaron Judge pummel batting-practice fastballs at the Yankees' Minor League complex this week, two words came to Aaron Boone's mind: "Plus power."...
  • • Sports world congratulates CC on retirement
    Veteran left-hander CC Sabathia formally announced his retirement on Saturday, prompting former teammates and big stars from around the sports world to pipe up with statements of congratulations. Here's a compilation of the well wishes....
  • • Farquhar takes inspiring first step at camp
    His inspirational recovery from a brain hemorrhage complete, Danny Farquhar intends to continue beating the odds this year, aiming to return to a big league mound as a member of the Yankees' bullpen....

Giants

  • • Humble Bochy to get well-deserved victory lap
    Bruce Bochy announced on Monday that his 25th season as a manager -- his 13th in an absurdly successful run with the Giants -- would be his last. In making the announcement, Bochy is going to give all of us the opportunity to say thanks during a 2019 season that will be something of a victory lap whether he likes it or not....
  • • Giants see Bochy as lock for Hall of Fame
    Bruce Bochy isn't sure what his next step will be after he retires from managing the Giants at the end of the season, but it's safe to assume that a trip to Cooperstown is in his near future....
  • • The Giants' Spring Training battle to watch
  • • Maybin brings revamped swing to Giants
    Heading into his 13th year in the Majors, Cameron Maybin brings a fresh approach at the plate and a revamped swing as he looks to carve out playing time in the Giants' outfield....
  • • Bright side: Reasons for optimism for each team
  • • Sandoval eager to do it all for Giants
    Shortly after reporting to Giants camp this week, Pablo Sandoval met with manager Bruce Bochy and reiterated his desire to help the club in whatever way he can....
  • • Prospects who should vie for a roster spot
  • • Parra's addition provides veteran OF presence
    The Giants have expressed a desire to add multiple veteran outfielders throughout the offseason, and they made their first notable acquisition earlier this week after signing Gerardo Parra to a Minor League contract....
  • • Cueto nearing milestone in Tommy John rehab
    The road back from Tommy John surgery is often long and tedious, but Giants right-hander Johnny Cueto has a notable milestone approaching....
  • • Projected 2019 lineups, rotations for every team
    Spring Training is here, so now is a good time to project what each club's Opening Day lineup and rotation would look like if the season began today. Of course, rosters are still fluid at this point, but with help from all 30 MLB.com beat writers, here's a roundup of how they might turn out....

Major League Baseball

Major League Baseball (MLB, sometimes ML) is the only first-class professional baseball tournament in North America. Founded in 1903, it has two main groups, the National League and the American League. Both main groups are divided into three groups, the East Division, the Central Division and the West Division. There are 29 US and one Canadian teams in the Major League. The rules of the tournament are laid down in the Major League Baseball Constitution.


The course of the championship

The tournament consists of two parts, the first part is the regular season, followed by the three-section playoffs (post-season or playoff), which ends with the final called World Series in early November.


Regular season

Teams begin preparing for the championship in February in training camps in Florida and Arizona in particular. The regular season starts at the end of March or beginning of April and lasts until the end of September or beginning of October. During this period, each team plays 162 games, approx. half within the group, over one-third within the league, and the remain ones with other league teams in interleague matches.


Post-Season (Playoff)

At the end of the regular season, 8 teams will advance to the post-season, the playoffs: the group winners (3-3 teams) and the team with the most points in each league, this is the wildcard position. The eight teams will play against each other in three stages. They will remain in the league for the first two rounds and the American and National League champions will only play against each other in the World Series.


World Series

The World Series final match is played in late October or early November, with the American League and the National League winner. Teams play a maximum of seven games but do not play any further matches after four wins.


All-Star Match

In the middle of the season, in early July, there is a three-day break in the championship and that is the time for the All-Star match. Defensive players are selected for the All-Star team based on votes from supporters. Some pitchers are selected by the team manager, some by Major League players.


The teams

In Major League - as in other American professional sports - the same teams participate from year to year. The worst performing teams are not being downgraded at the end of the year like in football. In baseball, there is a minor league (Minor League Baseball), but the teams here belong to Major League clubs and rather have a role in junior education.


Major League Baseball

American League

East
Baltimore Orioles
Boston Red Sox
New York Yankees
Tampa Bay Rays
Toronto Blue Jays

Central
Chicago White Sox
Cleveland Indians
Detroit Tigers
Kansas City Royals
Minnesota Twins

West
Houston Astros
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Oakland Athletics
Seattle Mariners
Texas Rangers

National League

East
Atlanta Braves
Miami Marlins
New York Mets
Philadelphia Phillies
Washington Nationals

Central
Chicago Cubs
Cincinnati Reds
Milwaukee Brewers
Pittsburgh Pirates
St. Louis Cardinals

West
Arizona Diamondbacks
Colorado Rockies
Los Angeles Dodgers
San Diego Padres
San Francisco Giants

Team Names

Contrary to European tradition, in American professional sports, clubs choose a standard structured name. The name consists of two parts, the first is the geographical location (usually the name of the city) and the second is the club name. In the 20th century, team names were invented by team owners. However, on several occasions fans have ignored the new name invented by management and continue to use the old name. Such a name change attempt was the renaming of „Boston Braves” to „Boston Bees” or „Philadelphia Blue Jays” to „Philadelphia Phillies”. No new names were left.


Team Jerseys

Major League Baseball rules require all players of a team to play in the same uniform. Each team has two types of jerseys, one for home games and one for away games. The national jersey is usually white and the foreign jersey is gray and both uniforms are decorated with team colors and emblems. On the home team's white jersey you usually find the name of the team for example Mets from the New York Mets, while the gray jersey of the away team includes the city or state where the guest team came from, e.g. Texas form Texas Rangers. Of course, there are exceptions, such as the Philadelphia Phillies in the gray jersey for away matches, uses Phillies instead of the Philadelphia. The jerseys of different colors were introduced because at that time for the away team it was difficult to arrange washing, so they chose a color on what dirt was less visible. From the 1990s, clubs wanted to sell more jerseys, so they introduced more kinds of jerseys. So nowadays teams also have special 'Sunday jerseys' or training jerseys as well.