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  • Mets bear uncanny resemblance to 2015-16 Cubs
    • Mets bear uncanny resemblance to 2015-16 Cubs
    Mets-Cubs. Remember when that was a thing? Remember, before Andrew Friedman finished turning the Dodgers into Major League Baseball’s preeminent superpower, when the National League’s Big Apple and Windy City representatives served as the two guinea pigs in a classic baseball debate? This is no longer a thing, which explains the lack of fanfare as....
  • • MLBTR Poll: Boston’s Hot Start
    After ending the shortened 2020 season with a 24-36 record and a last-place finish in the American League East, the Red Sox were not a popular playoff pick entering the current campaign. Sure, the team reunited with World Series-winning manager Alex Cora, but its offseason was otherwise a fairly low-key one. The big-market Red Sox’s…...
  • Extremely worrisome Yankees mess warrants changes: Sherman
    • Extremely worrisome Yankees mess warrants changes: Sherman
    When it comes to offensive philosophy, the Yankees have been card counters at the black jack table. Their system stacks one exit-velocity monster after another. They believe devotion to that power-hitting methodology will translate to roughly a .600 winning percentage. Who cares what the 40 percent in losses look like due to shortages of lefty......
  • Phillies have eight personnel in COVID-19 protocol
    • Phillies have eight personnel in COVID-19 protocol
    According to MLB insider Jon Heyman, no Phillies player had yet tested positive for COVID-19 as of Monday afternoon....
  • Phillies move 3 to IL due to COVID-19 protocols
    • Phillies move 3 to IL due to COVID-19 protocols
    The Philadelphia Phillies placed three players on the injured list due to COVID-19 protocols on Monday, and a source told ESPN's Jesse Rogers that one tested positive while the others fell under the contact-tracing policy....
  • Le Creuset releases trendy Major League Baseball collaboration
    • Le Creuset releases trendy Major League Baseball collaboration
    It's a home run....
  • • Mariners To Activate Kyle Lewis On Tuesday
    The Mariners will activate center fielder Kyle Lewis from the 10-day injured list prior to their game against the Dodgers on Tuesday, manager Scott Servais told Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times and other reporters. Lewis hasn’t made his 2021 debut yet as a result of a deep bone bruise he suffered in his right…...
  • Marlins OF Starling Marte out at least a week with fractured rib
    • Marlins OF Starling Marte out at least a week with fractured rib
    The Miami Marlins confirmed on Monday that outfielder Starling Marte will be out for at least a week with a fractured rib....
  • • Samson: Why people are giving up on the Yankees and what they need to do to get on track
    David Samson discusses the Yankees struggles...
  • • Former MLB star Gary Sheffield says he no longer watches baseball: 'They've changed the game so much'
    The former power hitter told the Tiki and Tierney Show on CBS Sports Radio he doesn't watch MLB 'at all'...

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  • Padres' Snell, Dodgers' Bauer blame each other for damage to mound
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  • • Eric Hosmer, pitching staff lead Padres to comeback victory to avoid sweep vs. Dodgers
    The Padres and the Dodgers will meet again next weekend for a four-game set...
  • The 'Most career strikeouts for every MLB franchise' quiz
    • The 'Most career strikeouts for every MLB franchise' quiz
    How many of the players with the most career strikeouts for every MLB franchise can you name in five minutes?...
  • • Braves' Ronald Acuña Jr. leaves game after experiencing pain in lower abdominal muscles
    Acuña scored on a headfirst slide before departing during the fourth inning of Sunday's game...
  • Dodgers-Padres series packed with energy, emotion, excitement
    • Dodgers-Padres series packed with energy, emotion, excitement
    The first matchup of the NL West favorites lived up to the hype, with Padres manager Jayce Tingler calling it baseball the way it was meant to be....
  • Is the New York Yankees' rough weekend an omen of things to come?
    • Is the New York Yankees' rough weekend an omen of things to come?
    The Yankees are in the rare position of owning the worst record in the American League. How often does a team turn it around after a 5-10 start?...
  • Aaron Hicks’ Yankees nightmare is worsening
    • Aaron Hicks’ Yankees nightmare is worsening
    Aaron Hicks’ slump at the plate continued Sunday, and his glove wasn’t much help either. The Yankees center fielder had a rough third inning in the 4-2 loss at Yankee Stadium, botching a pair of balls that contributed to the Rays’ two-run rally. He heard the boos then and again during his 0-for-4 day at......
  • Gerrit Cole takes blame after Yankees disappointment
    • Gerrit Cole takes blame after Yankees disappointment
    Gerrit Cole didn’t get much help from his offense or defense Sunday, but he didn’t spare himself from the blame for the Yankees’ 4-2 loss to the Rays. After giving up three runs, two earned, over 6 ¹/₃ innings at Yankee Stadium, Cole was left ruing not being quite sharp enough to completely silence the......
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  • Phillies place 3 players on IL, lose 2 more coaches to COVID-19 protocols
    • Phillies place 3 players on IL, lose 2 more coaches to COVID-19 protocols
  • MLB weekly betting preview: Padres, Musgrove on upset alert
    • MLB weekly betting preview: Padres, Musgrove on upset alert
  • Report: Bregman, Alvarez among players slated to rejoin Astros Tuesday
    • Report: Bregman, Alvarez among players slated to rejoin Astros Tuesday
  • Report: Castellanos' 2-game suspension upheld on appeal
    • Report: Castellanos' 2-game suspension upheld on appeal
  • Report: Cubs made $160M-170M offer to Baez in 2020
    • Report: Cubs made $160M-170M offer to Baez in 2020
  • Cashman: Struggling Yankees a team 'an opponent would want to play'
    • Cashman: Struggling Yankees a team 'an opponent would want to play'
  • Giolito rocked by Red Sox in shortest career outing
    • Giolito rocked by Red Sox in shortest career outing
  • • Padres' Snell, Dodgers' Bauer blame each other for damage to mound
  • Braves tag Cubs' Hendricks for 4 HRs in 1st inning
    • Braves tag Cubs' Hendricks for 4 HRs in 1st inning
  • Braves' Acuna leaves game vs. Cubs with abdominal pain
    • Braves' Acuna leaves game vs. Cubs with abdominal pain

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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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  • • MLBTR Poll: Boston’s Hot Start
  • • Mariners To Activate Kyle Lewis On Tuesday
  • • Giants Select Trevor Gott
    The Giants have selected the contract of right-hander Trevor Gott, Kerry Crowley of the Bay Area News Group was among those to report. The club also recalled left-hander Sam Selman and optioned outfielder Steven Duggar and catcher Chadwick Tromp. With hurlers Jake McGee and Logan Webb on the COVID list, the Giants won’t have to…...
  • • Phillies Place 3 On Injured List
    The Phillies announced that they have placed a pair of left-handers – Jose Alvarado and Matt Moore – as well as infielder Ronald Torreyes on the COVID-19 injured list. The club recalled lefties Damon Jones and Cristopher Sanchez to fill in for Alvarado and Moore, while infielder Nick Maton is up for Torreyes. It’s unknown…...
  • • NL Notes: Castellanos, Pirates, Reynolds, Nationals
    Major League Baseball denied Nick Castellanos’ appeal of his two-game suspension, so the Cincinnati outfielder will serve his suspension when the Reds play the Diamondbacks on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Castellanos was suspended for his part in a bench-clearing incident between the Reds and Cardinals earlier this month, when Castellanos scored a...
  • • COVID Notes: 4/19/21
    The latest on coronavirus-related situations around baseball… The Astros plan to reinstate Alex Bregman, Yordan Alvarez, Martin Maldonado, and Robel Garcia from the COVID-19 list prior to tomorrow’s game against the Rockies, Mark Berman of FOX 26 reports (Twitter link).  It isn’t yet guaranteed that any of the four will be activat...
  • • Padres’ Dinelson Lamet Ready For Season Debut
    Padres right-hander Dinelson Lamet is expected to start against the Brewers on either Tuesday or Wednesday, according to The Athletic’s Dennis Lin (via Twitter).  It will mark Lamet’s first outing since September 25, as he was sidelined by biceps tightness throughout San Diego’s postseason run. Lamet received a PRP injection in Oc...
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  • • Latest On Tigers’ Rotation
    The Tigers are going to move Tarik Skubal into a scheduled piggyback role for his next couple of outings, per Chris McCosky of the Detroit News. The Tigers could do the same with Casey Mize at some point during this season. Manager A.J. Hinch views the piggyback option as a way to avoid shutting down…...
  • • NL Central Notes: Hayes, Akiyama, Contreras, Hicks
    Rookie third baseman Ke’Bryan Hayes will soon compete in alternate site games, and he could soon thereafter return to the big league club, per Kevin Gorman of Triblive.com. Hayes jammed his wrist in the second game of the season. The Pirates have surprisingly held their heads above water in his absence; A win in extras…...

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
    Spring Training has arrived, as Braves pitchers and catchers returned to Florida in this annual rite of spring. Green grass, blue skies and baseball are on the horizon, so celebrate with an amazing deal! This weekend only, the Braves are giving you the Folty Flash Sale! In honor of ace pitcher Mike Foltynewicz, save 26 percent on all single-game se...
  • • 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 rankings: Arkansas retains No. 1 spot in D1Baseball Top 25 rankings
    The top four teams remained the same in the D1Baseball Top 25 rankings, led by No. 1 Arkansas....
  • • Vanderbilt's Jack Leiter is proving to be one of a kind
    Just a few starts into his second-year freshman campaign, Vanderbilt righthander Jack Leiter is already the premier starting pitcher in college baseball....
  • • 2021 College World Series schedule
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  • • Watch: These are the plays of the week in college baseball
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  • • 2021 NCAA championships spring selections schedule
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  • • No. 23 Georgia takes SEC road series from No. 1 Vanderbilt baseball in dominant fashion
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  • Braves say Acuna day-to-day with mild ab strain
    • Braves say Acuna day-to-day with mild ab strain
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  • Cashman: Yanks won't overreact to 5-10 start
    • Cashman: Yanks won't overreact to 5-10 start
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    • Braves star Acuna leaves game in fourth inning
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  • Last-place Yanks 'frustrated' after swept by Rays
    • Last-place Yanks 'frustrated' after swept by Rays
    The last-place New York Yankees lost their fifth straight game as Yoshi Tsutsugo hit a tiebreaking double off Gerrit Cole in the seventh inning that lifted the Tampa Bay Rays to a 4-2 win Sunday and a three-game sweep....
  • Bieber's historic strikeout run continues in win
    • Bieber's historic strikeout run continues in win
    Shane Bieber became the first pitcher in big league history to begin the season with four straight starts with at least 10 strikeouts since the mound was moved to its current distance back in 1893, as the Indians defeated the Reds on Sunday....

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    • • Yankees' Kyle Higashioka homers twice vs. Blue Jays, continues to serve as Gerrit Cole's personal catcher
      Higashioka made some arbitrary history on Monday night against Toronto...
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      • Can the Yankees reach 95 wins without a reliable rotation after Gerrit Cole?
      Gerrit Cole looks every bit like one of the top three starting pitchers in the game. The rest of the Yankees rotation, however, remains a question mark....
    • Umpire West gets $500K in suit against Lo Duca
      • Umpire West gets $500K in suit against Lo Duca
      Major league umpire Joe West was awarded $500,000 in damages plus interest dating to July 8 in a defamation suit against former All-Star catcher Paul Lo Duca....
    • Rougned Odor’s ‘edge’ is making Yankees take notice
      • Rougned Odor’s ‘edge’ is making Yankees take notice
      DUNEDIN, Fla. — Rougned Odor’s stint with the Yankees has gotten off to a promising start. After providing the go-ahead hit in Sunday’s win over the Rays, Odor sparked the Yankees’ offense in Monday’s 3-1 win over the Blue Jays with a one-out single in the fifth. “All his at-bats were pretty competitive,’’ Boone said.......
    • Tyler Glasnow channels Pedro Martinez, Curt Schilling as torrid start continues
      • Tyler Glasnow channels Pedro Martinez, Curt Schilling as torrid start continues
    • Kyle Higashioka’s monster two-homer night lifts Yankees over Blue Jays
      • Kyle Higashioka’s monster two-homer night lifts Yankees over Blue Jays
      DUNEDIN, Fla. — Kyle Higashioka was behind the plate on Monday primarily because of how well he works with Gerrit Cole. And while the battery was excellent again against the Blue Jays, Higashioka made just as much of an impact with his bat, slugging a pair of homers that propelled the Yankees to a 3-1......
    • Umpire Joe West wins $500,000 defamation lawsuit against ex-Met Paul Lo Duca
      • Umpire Joe West wins $500,000 defamation lawsuit against ex-Met Paul Lo Duca
      Umpire Joe West was awarded $500,000 plus interest on Monday after winning a defamation lawsuit against former major league player Paul Lo Duca. Judge John Kelley of Manhattan Supreme Court rendered the decision. Lo Duca had said on “The Favorites” podcast on the Action Network in April 2019 that West had once agreed to give......
    • • Rays' Tyler Glasnow continues dominant start to season behind new pitch
      Glasnow's slider-cutter generated six swinging strikes on Monday against the Rangers...
    • Kyle Higashioka Powers Yankees to Win Over Toronto
      • Kyle Higashioka Powers Yankees to Win Over Toronto
      The Yankees’ backup catcher homered twice. The Mets were rained out and the Minnesota Twins postponed their game....
    • • NL Injury Notes: D-backs, Carrasco, Lamet
      Diamondbacks right-hander Zac Gallen will make his first start of the season on Tuesday, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com tweets. The Diamondbacks had to open the year without Gallen, their No. 1 starter, as a result of a hairline fracture he suffered in his right forearm roughly three weeks ago. Gallen thrived with the Marlins and…...

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    • Dodgers and Padres Rivalry Is Just Warming Up
      • Dodgers and Padres Rivalry Is Just Warming Up
      A weekend series between N.L. West titans didn’t disappoint. But San Diego, after years of playing second (or third or fourth) fiddle, has a lot to prove....
    • Stroman Dominates for Eight Innings in Win Over Rockies
      • Stroman Dominates for Eight Innings in Win Over Rockies
      Marcus Stroman pitched well and helped himself with a spectacular defensive play. The Mets have won five of six....
    • As Fans Wait on the Yankees to Show Up, One Won’t Be Back
      • As Fans Wait on the Yankees to Show Up, One Won’t Be Back
      Jay Bruce, a recent arrival, announced his retirement, and the Yankees fell to 5-10, with problems that seem deeper than their struggles with Tampa Bay....
    • Sean Kazmar Jr. Makes First MLB Appearance Since 2008
      • Sean Kazmar Jr. Makes First MLB Appearance Since 2008
      Sean Kazmar Jr., who pinch-hit for Atlanta on Saturday, had been in the minors since a brief call-up in 2008....
    • Jacob deGrom Fans Nine in a Row as Mets Beat Rockies
      • Jacob deGrom Fans Nine in a Row as Mets Beat Rockies
      The Mets’ ace fell one short of Tom Seaver’s major league record. The Yankees dropped to an A.L.-worst record of 5-9....
    • Rays Continue Their Domination of Struggling Yankees
      • Rays Continue Their Domination of Struggling Yankees
      Tampa Bay’s latest victory dropped the Yankees to 5-8. Meanwhile the Mets had yet another game postponed....
    • Twins Rally in 9th to End Boston’s Nine-Game Winning Streak
      • Twins Rally in 9th to End Boston’s Nine-Game Winning Streak
      With teams throughout baseball wearing No. 42 for Jackie Robinson Day, there were plenty of dramatic finishes....
    • Carlos Rodon Loses Perfect Game in 9th, Gets No-Hitter
      • Carlos Rodon Loses Perfect Game in 9th, Gets No-Hitter
      The White Sox pitcher hit a batter with two outs to go. The Mets beat the Phillies, the Yankees lost to Toronto and five Astros players were put on the Covid-19 injured list....
    • A Major Change in the Minors: Baseball Moving the Mound Back
      • A Major Change in the Minors: Baseball Moving the Mound Back
      As M.L.B. looks to invigorate the game, it will try moving pitchers back by a foot in the independent Atlantic League. The sport has done this dance before....
    • Madoff Nearly Ruined the Mets. The Team Has Moved On.
      • Madoff Nearly Ruined the Mets. The Team Has Moved On.
      The death of the infamous investment banker who was serving a 150-year prison sentence recalls a chapter where a major-market team was forced to scramble to survive....

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    • • Samson: Why people are giving up on the Yankees and what they need to do to get on track
    • • Former MLB star Gary Sheffield says he no longer watches baseball: 'They've changed the game so much'
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    • • 2021 MLB odds, picks, best bets for April 19 from proven model: This four-way parlay pays over 17-1
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    • • Yankees GM Brian Cashman explains why he trusts Aaron Boone and players to 'get it corrected'
      Boone's job is safe despite a 5-10 start...
    • • Reds' Nick Castellanos has suspension upheld for benches-clearing incident vs. Cardinals
      Castellanos appealed the suspension to no avail...
    • • Braves' Ronald Acuña Jr. day-to-day with mild abdominal strain
    • • Four things Yankees can do to turn season around after dismal start
      Lineup changes and a young starter could be steps in the right direction for the AL-worst Bronx Bombers...
    • • MLB DFS: Best DraftKings, FanDuel daily Fantasy baseball picks, strategy for April 19, 2021
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    • • Phillies have eight personnel in COVID-19 protocol
    • • Marlins OF Starling Marte out at least a week with fractured rib
    • Dodgers gift retired legendary announcer Vin Scully 2020 World Series ring
      • Dodgers gift retired legendary announcer Vin Scully 2020 World Series ring
      The Dodgers won six World Series championships during Scully's 67 years with the club but hadn't claimed the crown since 1988 before last fall....
    • Braves' Ronald Acuna Jr. day-to-day with mild abdominal strain
      • Braves' Ronald Acuna Jr. day-to-day with mild abdominal strain
      It was great news for the red-hot Acuna Jr. and the Braves....
    • Report: Cubs made Javier Baez $160M-$170M offer in 2020
      • Report: Cubs made Javier Baez $160M-$170M offer in 2020
      The Chicago Cubs and star shortstop Javier Baez have been in discussions on a contract extension and details of an offer have now surfaced....
    • White Sox DH Yermin Mercedes makes pitching debut in blowout loss to Red Sox
      • White Sox DH Yermin Mercedes makes pitching debut in blowout loss to Red Sox
      As if that weren’t enough, the White Sox had second baseman Danny Mendick pitch after Mercedes....
    • Reds RF Nick Castellanos' appeal of two-game suspension denied
      • Reds RF Nick Castellanos' appeal of two-game suspension denied
      It’s likely that Castellanos will serve his suspension during Cincinnati’s next two games against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday and Wednesday....
    • Padres SP Dinelson Lamet ready for season debut
      • Padres SP Dinelson Lamet ready for season debut
      Lamet received a PRP injection in October, and the Padres have been particularly cautious about not rushing him back into action until he is completely ready....
    • Chicago Cubs star Javier Baez reportedly turned down massive contract offer
      • Chicago Cubs star Javier Baez reportedly turned down massive contract offer
      Baez’s MLB career got off to a roaring start. A few years after making his MLB debut, he became a fixture in Chicago’s lineup and played a pivotal role in the club’s World Series title....
    • Yankees 'frustrated' amid worst 15-game start since 1997
      • Yankees 'frustrated' amid worst 15-game start since 1997
      The New York Yankees own the worst record in the American League at 5-10 following a 4-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday....

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    • • 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....

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    • • 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.