Mar 18, 2015, 6:52 PM EDT
He’s batting .429 with a 1.217 OPS through 30 plate appearances this spring.
Mar 17, 2015, 11:18 PM EDT
MLB.com’s Ken Gurnick reports that closer Kenley Jansen is off his crutches for good and played catch from a distance of 60 feet on Tuesday afternoon.
Mar 17, 2015, 10:05 PM EDT
If the Cubs hold off on promoting Bryant until April 17, they can delay his potential free agency an extra year — from 2020 to 2021. A whole year of control for an easy 10-game delay. It’s a no-brainer.
Mar 17, 2015, 9:21 PM EDT
Red Sox closer Koji Uehara has not looked sharp this spring in the Grapefruit League, yielding seven hits and two earned runs in three innings. And now he’s going to have a little less time to iron things out.
Mar 17, 2015, 8:14 PM EDT
Yankees manager Joe Girardi described the strain as “mild, mild, mild,” so this isn’t something that should affect Ellsbury’s readiness for the beginning of the regular season.
Mar 17, 2015, 7:27 PM EDT
Mike Trout was doing Mike Trout things Tuesday in Arizona.
Mar 17, 2015, 6:33 PM EDT
Darvish will miss the entire 2015 season and probably the first month of the 2016 season.
Mar 15, 2015, 5:05 PM EDT
Assuming no setbacks, McGee is on track to join the Rays’ bullpen in late April or early May.
Mar 15, 2015, 3:51 PM EDT
The folks over at Wrigley Blog just shared these images (taken Sunday morning) of the steel framework that will house the new bleachers and jumbotron at Wrigley Field …
Mar 15, 2015, 2:34 PM EDT
Orioles catcher Matt Wieters is due $8.3 million in 2015 — his final year of salary arbitration — and he can then become a free agent. And it sounds like he will indeed land on the open market next winter.
Mar 15, 2015, 1:20 PM EDT
David Balfour was a longtime executive with the Sydney Blue Sox of the Australian Baseball League, and when Grant returned from the funeral Sunday there was a touching tribute waiting for him …
Mar 15, 2015, 12:48 PM EDT
From John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer comes word that Reds outfielder Jason Bourgeois suffered a fracture in his left shoulder while sliding into a base and will be sidelined for the next 4-6 weeks.
Mar 15, 2015, 11:43 AM EDT
Rays left-hander Drew Smyly is making progress in his recovery from shoulder tendinitis, but he has not yet resumed throwing off a mound and looks to be running out of time.
Mar 15, 2015, 10:39 AM EDT
Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports wrote an interesting article last week about how Bryce Harper doesn’t exactly fit the villain role he’s been cast to play. And here’s further proof …
Mar 15, 2015, 9:47 AM EDT
The 28-year-old southpaw posted a shiny 1.32 ERA, 0.92 WHIP, and 28/6 K/BB ratio in 27 1/3 innings last season for the Mets, who now have a huge hole at left-handed relief.
Mar 15, 2015, 8:54 AM EDT
It’s probably nothing to worry about here in mid-March. Few players have appeared in more games over the last five years than ‘Cutch.
Mar 11, 2015, 11:20 PM EDT
Duda suffered an oblique strain two weeks ago, but he has been hitting in Mets camp since Monday.
Mar 11, 2015, 10:07 PM EDT
Mesoraco should be ready for more Cactus League action in about a week and he is fully expected to be ready for Opening Day. The 26-year-old hit .273/.359/.534 with 25 homers and 80 RBI in 114 games last season.
Mar 11, 2015, 9:14 PM EDT
Going all out in a Cactus League game — scary but impressive.
Mar 11, 2015, 8:31 PM EDT
The latest from Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com …
Mar 11, 2015, 7:24 PM EDT
Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki was eased into activities this spring after undergoing season-ending surgery last August to repair a torn labrum in his left hip. But he made his 2015 Cactus League debut on Monday and then truly made his presence felt in his second Cactus League game on Wednesday …
Mar 11, 2015, 6:29 PM EDT
A-Rod is now batting .455/.538/.818 through five spring games.
Mar 10, 2015, 11:01 PM EDT
Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale acknowledged Tuesday to MLB.com’s Steve Gilbert that Tomas is struggling at third base, where the D’Backs want to play him despite a physical profile that fits much better in left field.
Mar 10, 2015, 9:53 PM EDT
Jake Locker officially announced his retirement from pro football Tuesday at the age of 26, stating that he no longer has “the burning desire necessary to play the game for a living” after four injury-plagued seasons as a quarterback for the Tennessee Titans.
Mar 10, 2015, 8:49 PM EDT
The latest report from Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports …
- Tony Cingrani hits Bryce Harper in the back with a pitch, then complains he was too slow getting to first base 6
- Video: Josh Hamilton hits his first home run of the season 15
- Rockies starter Chad Bettis loses his no-hitter in the eighth inning 1
- Stephen Strasburg exits start in the second inning with an apparent injury 4
- More than half of polled baseball fans prefer having the pitcher hit 57
- The Marlins aren’t happy with the Dan Jennings hire 42
- Andrew McCutchen is doing just fine now, thank you 20
- The schedule: if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it 69