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.
Apr 10, 2014, 7:06 AM EDT
I saw Captain America last night. It was way better than the first few innings of the Tigers-Dodgers game.
Apr 9, 2014, 11:24 PM EDT
Bryce Harper entered Wednesday’s game against the Marlins in a 4-for-25 (.160) season-opening slump, but he snapped out of it in loud fashion with this towering fourth-inning blast …
Apr 9, 2014, 10:17 PM EDT
From Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports comes word that A’s shortstop prospect Addison Russell has been diagnosed with a Grade 3 hamstring strain — it’s a tear, really — and will be out at least a month.
Apr 9, 2014, 9:22 PM EDT
This isn’t the prettiest play you’ll ever see from Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons, but it sure was impressive …
Apr 9, 2014, 8:30 PM EDT
Mariners left-handed starter James Paxton owns a ridiculous 1.75 ERA and 0.83 WHIP through his first 36 innings at the major league level. But it’s going to be a while before he gets to add to that stat line. He was placed on the disabled list Wednesday with a lat strain.
Apr 9, 2014, 7:58 PM EDT
Blue Jays closer Casey Janssen is almost fully recovered from his late-spring left abdominal strain. John Lott of Canada’s National Post reports that the right-hander threw a bullpen session on Wednesday afternoon, which manager John Gibbons called “impressive.”
Apr 9, 2014, 7:03 PM EDT
Josh Beckett has been activated from the disabled list and will make his first start since May 2013 on Wednesday night against the Tigers.
Apr 9, 2014, 6:17 PM EDT
As first reported by Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times, outfielder Josh Hamilton has been diagnosed with a complete tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb along with a torn capsule. He needs surgery and will be sidelined for the next 6-8 weeks.
Apr 9, 2014, 5:42 PM EDT
Our photo of the day: Braves Nation shows a stunning lack of respect for its neighboring country.
Apr 9, 2014, 5:14 PM EDT
Oswaldo Arcia injured his wrist Friday and tried to convince the Twins he could play through the pain before finally admitting this afternoon that he couldn’t, so Minnesota placed the 23-year-old outfielder on the disabled list.
Apr 9, 2014, 4:55 PM EDT
Dexter Fowler started hot before illness sidelined him.
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