Apr 10, 2014, 6:20 PM EDT
Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons jammed his wrist last night and will sit out tonight’s game.
Apr 10, 2014, 5:41 PM EDT
This is the city. My name’s Selig. I carry a badge.
Apr 10, 2014, 4:31 PM EDT
Or: great moments in hubris
Apr 10, 2014, 3:31 PM EDT
Maybe he’s helped, maybe not. But the Giants do seem to be mainstreaming the guy who was once baseball’s biggest villain.
Apr 10, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT
White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a torn labrum in his left shoulder.
Apr 10, 2014, 2:48 PM EDT
Baseball’s best prospect, Twins center fielder Byron Buxton, injured his left wrist diving for a ball on March 16. At the time the Twins hoped he’d miss just a few days, but he hasn’t played since then and now they don’t expect him to see any game action until at least May.
Apr 10, 2014, 2:32 PM EDT
Also: a Hamiltonian blunder and some chatter about the Rivera and Hoffman Awards.
Apr 10, 2014, 1:30 PM EDT
Force Fields? How do they work?
Apr 10, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT
Adam Jones may have been a bit extreme in his comments about fans who rush the field, but he shouldn’t be punished for it.
Apr 10, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT
It could happen. But Portland’s baseball enthusiasts are missing the key ingredient at the moment.
Apr 10, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT
Oakland general manager Billy Beane raised a lot of eyebrows this offseason when he acquired Jim Johnson from the Orioles and paid him $10 million to serve as the A’s closer. And now, less than two weeks into the season, Johnson has already pitched himself out of the closer role.
Apr 10, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT
In an attempt to lessen his chronic shoulder problems Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman is altering his throwing motion to avoid over-the-top throws. Zimmerman has done this occasionally in the past, on certain plays, but now he’s giving the three-quarters arm slot a full-time try.
Apr 10, 2014, 11:03 AM EDT
Competition and perverse incentives have lead to younger and younger kids being scouted.
Apr 10, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT
Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt came into last night’s game with ridiculous career numbers against Giants right-hander Tim Lincecum … and then Goldschmidt smacked a three-run homer off the two-time Cy Young winner in an Arizona victory.
Apr 10, 2014, 10:35 AM EDT
Mostly I’m just hoping that he’s going for the full heel-turn
Apr 10, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT
Last week Mets manager Terry Collins announced that he’d be benching Ike Davis and giving Lucas Duda an opportunity to be the team’s primary first baseman.
Apr 10, 2014, 9:46 AM EDT
Yet another young starter staring down the barrel of Tommy John surgery.
Apr 10, 2014, 9:15 AM EDT
Friends don’t let friends cite wins, losses, holds and saves when talking about how pitchers did the night before.
Apr 10, 2014, 8:55 AM EDT
For most guys who are getting Tommy John surgery, the damage was done long before they hit the big leagues or even the minors.
Apr 10, 2014, 8:25 AM EDT
When you’re Big Papi, you’ve earned the right to take a little extra time.
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