Apr 9, 2014, 11:03 AM EDT
Question: does this mean setup men will never be considered the best relievers?
Apr 9, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT
Not so long ago Indians right-hander Vinnie Pestano was one of the best relievers in baseball, throwing 132 innings with a 2.45 ERA and 160 strikeouts between 2011 and 2012, but he struggled with elbow problems last season and is now headed back to the minors at age 28.
Apr 9, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT
It took a while, but last night we got our first manager ejection of the season when Cubs skipper Rick Renteria was tossed by umpire Jeff Nelson for arguing about a 1-2 pitch that was called a ball.
Apr 9, 2014, 9:45 AM EDT
One of the dumber plays in baseball leads to an injury. Shocker.
Apr 9, 2014, 9:21 AM EDT
Adam Jones did not mince words at all. And he’s the first player I’ve ever heard wish a shattered femur on someone.
Apr 9, 2014, 8:48 AM EDT
Maybe the ball is juiced! Or maybe weird things can happen in a week and change.
Apr 9, 2014, 8:14 AM EDT
You have the right to your own opinions. You do not have the right to your own facts. One would thing that, by now, this isn’t controversial.
Apr 9, 2014, 6:18 AM EDT
A ton of guys had multi-homer games yesterday. Ryan Braun led the pack with his three. I’m sure that won’t bother anyone.
Apr 8, 2014, 11:25 PM EDT
The Giants have tabled extension talks with third baseman Pablo Sandoval, who is scheduled to become a free agent five days after the conclusion of the 2014 World Series.
Apr 8, 2014, 10:03 PM EDT
Reds first baseman Joey Votto said in February that he wants Cincinnati baseball fans to get to know him better and that his workmanlike approach might have kept that from happening in his first several years with the club. If this is the real Joey Votto — dry-witted but goofy — we’d love to see more and more …
Apr 8, 2014, 9:14 PM EDT
According to beat writer John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer, Latos had to be scratched from a scheduled rehab start Tuesday night at Triple-A Louisville due to inflammation in his right elbow.
Apr 8, 2014, 8:21 PM EDT
Ryan Braun drew heavy boos from the Citizens Bank Park crowd as the lineups were introduced before the Phillies’ home opener on Tuesday. He then quieted those folks again, again, and again …
Apr 8, 2014, 7:37 PM EDT
From Katie Dowd of the San Francisco Chronicle comes this adorable photo of Batkid — a five-year-old named Miles Scott who beat leukemia — being guided to the mound by Matt Cain to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Giants’ home opener Tuesday against the Diamondbacks.
Apr 8, 2014, 6:59 PM EDT
Concerning news here on Rays left-hander Matt Moore, who left his start Monday against the Royals due to left elbow discomfort and was officially placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday …
Apr 8, 2014, 6:13 PM EDT
Another hour, another Tommy John surgery. Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports that Angels left-hander Brian Moran — acquired from the Blue Jays in December’s Rule 5 Draft — needs the reconstructive elbow surgery.
Apr 8, 2014, 5:25 PM EDT
Henry Aaron is NOT The Home Run King. That sounds like I’m going to follow with some rant about Barry Bonds breaking his record and how terrible that was … but I’m not. My thought here has nothing to do with that. Henry Aaron is not the Home Run King because that silly title would do nothing but diminish his greatness.
Apr 8, 2014, 5:07 PM EDT
Another day, another Braves pitcher headed for Tommy John elbow surgery. This time it’s reliever Cory Gearrin, who has decided to go under the knife after getting three different opinions that confirmed his torn ulnar collateral ligament.
Hank Aaron: racists still exist. It’s just that “back then they had hoods. Now they have neckties and starched shirts.”
Apr 8, 2014, 4:50 PM EDT
Hank Aaron speaks the truth about some things that some folks may wish he wouldn’t.
Apr 8, 2014, 4:23 PM EDT
Colby Lewis last started a big-league game on July 18, 2012, missing the past one-and-a-half seasons following elbow and hip surgeries, but he’s ready to return now.
Apr 8, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT
When is a mascot not a mascot? When some corporate spokesman deems it so.
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