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.
Apr 8, 2014, 2:50 PM EDT
Reds manager Bryan Price has already said that Jonathan Broxton would take over as Aroldis Chapman’s closer fill-in once healthy, so now that he’s off the disabled list it’ll be interesting to see if the big right-hander immediately jumps into ninth-inning duties.
Apr 8, 2014, 2:34 PM EDT
The Phillies’ ace could be back by the time they’re on their west coast swing at the end of the month.
Apr 8, 2014, 1:30 PM EDT
Plus, are Trumbo and Goldschmidt the new Bash Brothers?
Apr 8, 2014, 1:02 PM EDT
Everyone go home. Twitter is closing down for the day. We ain’t gonna top this one.
Apr 8, 2014, 12:46 PM EDT
David Robertson was the easy choice to replace Mariano Rivera as the Yankees’ closer, but now that Robertson is out with a groin injury manager Joe Girardi isn’t sure who’ll be taking over ninth-inning duties.
Apr 8, 2014, 11:33 AM EDT
Good news for the Royals’ second baseman.
Apr 8, 2014, 11:06 AM EDT
1974 meets 2014. Not sure how I feel about this.
Apr 8, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT
Signed to a one-year, $14.1 million contract on March 12, right-hander Ervin Santana will make his Braves debut Wednesday against the Mets in Atlanta.
Apr 8, 2014, 10:31 AM EDT
Lunch: it’s what’s for dinner.
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