• Blake Snell focused on Padres, not dwelling on World Series nightmare

    USA Today "Blake Snell wants to let it go, and certainly, the Tampa Bay Rays and Kevin Cash would gladly reciprocate, but no one will let them. It has been 127 days since The Decision, but even with Snell on a new team, on a different coast, and in a different league, the subject refuses to..." March 04

  • Red Sox To Sign Danny Santana

    Mass Live "The Boston Red Sox have signed Danny Santana to a minor league contract with an invitation to major league spring training, The Boston Globe’s Julian McWilliams reported. The 30-year-old outfielder/infielder has a .260/.299/.418/.717 slash line in 509 major league games in..." March 04

  • Ross Atkins apologizes, says he wasn't aware of Mickey Callaway's behavior with Indians

    The Score "Toronto Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins apologized for his role in hiring and promoting Mickey Callaway during their simultaneous tenures with the Cleveland Indians. "I regret that," Atkins said Thursday, according to Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet...." March 04

  • Diamondbacks Sign Anthony Swarzak

    Arizona Sports "The Arizona Diamondbacks added right-handed pitcher Anthony Swarzak as a non-roster invitee to spring training on Thursday. The reliever worked out for teams in January after he didn’t pitch in 2020. In 2019, Swarzak posted a 4.31 ERA, allowing 19 earned runs on 38..." March 04

  • Yankees give update on Aaron Boone leave of absence timetable

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Yankees sound encouraged that manager Aaron Boone could make a quick return to the team after receiving a pacemaker. According to Yankees GM Brian Cashman, Boone’s leave of absence is expected to be short-term, and he could even return to spring training by the end..." March 04

  • Twins president Derek Falvey on Jake Odorizzi: 'We wish him well'

    MSN.com "With Jackie Bradley Jr. now headed to the Brewers, right-hander Jake Odorizzi is the clear top free agent left on the board. Oftentimes, when a player’s market drags to this extent, there’s continued speculation about a return to his prior team. There’s..." March 04

  • MLB to hold annual Lou Gehrig Day on June 2

    AMNY "Major League Baseball announced Thursday that it will hold an annual Lou Gehrig Day on June 2, recognizing and celebrating the legendary New York Yankees slugger and his battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Using that benchmark event, MLB will raise money to battle ALS..." March 04

  • MLB's 2022 free-agent shortstop class could be loaded

    CBS Sports "Now that we're in the midst of spring training, one of the big discussion topics we'll see is possible contract extensions for players with just one year left before hitting free agency. We know the through-the-media dance. It's a tried and true formula. The player says he's..." March 04

  • Jackie Bradley Jr. is Brewers' latest surprise - and another sign the club cares about winning

    USA Today "In the modern realm of Major League Baseball, franchise effort and championship aspirations are all relative. And within this environment where pleasing your fans often takes a backseat to process fetishization, just six teams have qualified for the playoffs each of the last three..." March 04

  • Mariners' Jarred Kelenic: I'm letting service-time controversy 'drive me'

    The Score "Top Seattle Mariners prospect Jarred Kelenic is using former team president and CEO Kevin Mather's controversial remarks about his service time as fuel in his quest to earn an MLB roster spot in spring training. "I'm a competitor," Kelenic said Wednesday,..." March 04

  • Jackie Bradley Jr. signs 2-year, $24 million deal with Brewers

    Mass Live "Jackie Bradley Jr. has finally found a new home. Bradley is signing a two-year, $24 million contract with the Brewers that includes a player option after 2021, according to a report from Julian McWilliams of the Boston Globe. The now-former Red Sox outfielder will join..." March 04

  • Surgery Recommended For Astros' Framber Valdez

    CBS Sports "Valdez will receive a second opinion on the injury before a decision on surgery is made, but the Astros are bracing for the possibility of the 27-year-old being sidelined for the entirety of the upcoming campaign. " March 04

  • No universal DH, expanded playoffs this MLB season

    The Score "There won't be expanded playoffs or a universal designated hitter in Major League Baseball this season, sources told Evan Drellich of The Athletic. Both the league and the players' association consider the issues to be dead, and no further discussions are planned,..." March 04

  • D-backs agree to minor league deal with RHP Heath Fillmyer

    Arizona Sports "MARCH 3, 2021 AT 5:52 PM (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) The Arizona Diamondbacks have reportedly agreed to a minor league contract with 26-year-old pitcher, Heath Fillmyer. The deal, which was reported by ESPN’s Jeff Passan, gives the D-backs some..." March 04

  • The SF Giants ghosted this minor league club. Now its 23-year-old CEO is starting a new league.

    SF Gate "It’s been months since Major League Baseball’s hostile takeover of Minor League Baseball, and the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes — one of 40 clubs that were tossed aside — still have no idea who pulled the plug on their Single-A affiliation with the San Francisco..." March 04

  • 11 prospects who need solid springs

    MLB.com "Let's get this out of the way. This isn't about Spring Training stats. It can be far too easy to get wrapped up in Cactus and Grapefruit League numbers and declare that X player is primed for a breakout or Y pitcher deserves a larger role based on what is really just a couple..." March 03

  • Yankees' Aaron Boone recovering after pacemaker surgery, manager could rejoin team in 2-3 days

    CBS Sports "Yankees manager Aaron Boone underwent surgery to put a pacemaker in place on Wednesday at St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa, Florida. The procedure went as expected, and Boone was recovering Wednesday night, according to the Yankees. Boone took an immediate leave of absence from the team,..." March 03

  • Trevor Bauer was ready to join Mets after merch fiasco: ‘It’s f–king over’

    New York Post "If not for his agent, Trevor Bauer may have been a Met. Rachel Luba didn’t convince the NL Cy Young award winner to sign with the Dodgers, but she told him to rethink his decision amid his frustration about merchandise popping up on his website prematurely suggesting he..." March 03

  • MLB 2021: Sleepers and players set to break out this season

    USA Today "Fantasy baseball managers are always on the lookout for the next wave of breakouts and sleepers, so we're doing some digging through the rosters of all 30 MLB teams to find the best candidates at each position for the 2021 season. Sometimes they may not have had much fanfare..." March 03

  • Diamondbacks’ Tim Locastro tests positive for COVID-19

    Arizona Sports "Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder and ball magnet Tim Locastro tested positive for coronavirus, skipper Torey Lovullo said ahead of the team’s Wednesday matchup against the Cleveland Indians. “He’s doing good. I got the information last night and I spoke to him this..." March 03

  • Albert Pujols, entering his 21st MLB season, reflects on what could be his final year

    USA Today "It was 20 years ago when Albert Pujols strolled into the St. Louis Cardinals’ spring-training complex for the first time, sharing a locker in a cramped clubhouse, and in awe while surrounded by major-league stars. He was just a 21-year-old kid, and with only one season in the..." March 03

  • Nationals lefty Jon Lester to have thyroid gland removed

    MLB.com "Starting left-hander Jon Lester is flying to New York on Wednesday to undergo a procedure to remove his thyroid gland on Friday, manager Dave Martinez said prior to the Nationals' game against the Marlins. The Nationals signed Lester, 37, to a one-year contract in..." March 03

  • Albert Pujols: Yadier Molina is surefire HOFer and the 'greatest catcher of his time'

    The Score "Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols believes Yadier Molina belongs in the Hall of Fame, no matter what critics say. "That's a joke. You kidding me? He's the greatest catcher of his time. It's not even close," the Angels first baseman..." March 03

  • Was Albert Pujols lying about his age when he signed with the Los Angeles Angels?

    Insider "Albert Pujols is not the age he says he is, according to one former MLB team executive. David Samson, who served as the Miami Marlins' president from 2002 to 2017, said no one in baseball believed Pujols was telling the truth about his age when he signed a 10-year, $240 million..." March 03

  • A contrite Odubel Herrera asks teammates and fans to trust him again

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "  Odubel Herrera cleared a couple of hurdles in his bid to rejoin the Phillies roster on Tuesday. For the first time in 21 months, since he was first sidelined and later suspended for violating Major League Baseball’s policy against domestic abuse, he played in a..." March 03

  • Albert Pujols could keep playing to reach 700 career homers: 'If I’m close to it, why not?'

    USA Today "It’s perhaps Major League Baseball’s most exclusive and esteemed club. Just three men have ever accomplished the feat in baseball history, and only two in the last 85 seasons. It’s the 700-home run club. The only members are Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron and Barry..." March 03

  • Cubs roster move: Infielder Eric Sogard signed to a minor-league deal

    Bleed Cubbie Blue "The Cubs have looked at Eric Sogard previously, but he’s always signed with other teams. Until now. Sogard hit just .209/.281/.278 (24-for-115) in the abbreviated 60-game season in 2020 for the Brewers, but he is just one year removed from a 2019 season where he hit..." March 03

  • Marlins agree to minor-league deal with Gio Gonzalez

    The Score "The Miami Marlins agreed to a minor-league contract with left-hander Gio Gonzalez, sources told Craig Mish of Sports Grid. Gonzalez's agreement includes a spring invite to big-league camp. The 35-year-old spent last season with the Chicago White..." March 03

  • MLB service-time manipulation: Why longstanding baseball practice is a major issue in 2021

    CBS Sports "In recent years, you've probably heard the term "service-time manipulation" bandied about in baseball circles. Perhaps you are uncertain about what exactly service-time manipulation is. As with all matters of import, we are here for those with nowhere left to turn. That is,..." March 03

  • 'I'm coming for it': Freddie Freeman has eyes on WS

    MLB.com "While recapping his eventful and fulfilling offseason, Freddie Freeman relayed an exchange he shared with part-time hitting consultant Chipper Jones as the Braves worked out at their Spring Training facility in North Port, Fla., on Tuesday morning. “[Chipper]..." March 03

  • World Series-Winning Orioles Manager Joe Altobelli Dies at 88

    NBC Washington "Baseball lifer and 1983 World Series champion Joe Altobelli died Wednesday of natural causes, his adopted hometown team the Rochester Red Wings announced. He was 88 years old. Altobelli’s crowning achievement came as Orioles manager. After replacing Hall of Fame skipper Earl..." March 03

  • Danny Santana Expected To Sign Soon

    MLB Trade Rumors "Veteran infielder/outfielder Danny Santana has been working out for teams over the past week and is expected to sign a deal in the coming days, reports MLB Network’s Jon Heyman (via Twitter). Santana had originally planned to host an open showcase for interested clubs on..." March 03

  • Royals To Sign Jarrod Dyson

    Royals Review "The Royals have signed free agent outfielder Jarrod Dyson to a one-year deal, according to multiple reports. Jon Heyman reports he will earn $1.5 million. The 36-year old Dyson spent the first seven years of his career with the Royals, hitting .260/.325/.353 from 2010 to 2016. He..." March 03

  • Free-agent reliever Jose Alvarez nearing deal with Giants

    Yardbarker "Free-agent reliever Jose Alvarez is nearing a deal with the Giants, Jon Heyman of MLB Network tweets. It’s unclear whether it will be a major league contract. The left-handed Alvarez, who will turn 32 in May, debuted with the Tigers in 2013 and has since..." March 03

  • Freddie Freeman's family welcomed two new babies this winter – six weeks apart

    USA Today "Freddie Freeman, as gifted at viewing the big picture as he is with a baseball bat in his hands, will not play the role of bedraggled parent, even with two newborns at home. He hardly winces when he notes the challenges ahead in the next few years, with a 5-year-old already in tow and..." March 03

  • MLB will open year with alternate site camps, Triple-A season pushed back a month

    USA Today "Major League Baseball informed its teams that they will open the season with alternate site camps once again and push the Class AAA season back a month, according to an MLB official with direct knowledge of the situation. The official spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the..." March 02

  • 11 teams scout Yoenis Cespedes showcase

    The Score "Free-agent slugger Yoenis Cespedes showcased himself to scouts from 11 big-league teams in Florida on Tuesday, according to Ken Davidoff of the New York Post. The clubs that sent representatives included the Atlanta Braves, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Cincinnati Reds,..." March 02

  • Philadelphia Phillies Fan Gets Arrested For Throwing Beer At A Cop

    Total Pro Sports "It doesn’t matter the sport, Philly fans will act up everywhere. The MLB season hasn’t even started yet and one Phillies fan has kicked off the season with an arrest. " March 02

  • Several Players Awaiting Clarity On Minor League Option Status

    MLB Trade Rumors "In the minutes after we posted our annual list of out-of-options players earlier today, several readers pointed out players they believed to have been omitted. In following up with various team and agency sources around the league, it became clear that there’s some uncertainty..." March 02

  • Is timing right for Mets to extend star trio?

    MLB.com "Essentially, the Mets had two reasons for remaining measured in their pursuit of free agents this winter. Long-term, the front office wanted to remain flexible, so that it would have the freedom to remain aggressive in future offseasons. Short-term, the Mets wanted to keep money in reserve to..." March 02

  • Terry Francona: 'Nobody's Ever Deliberately Covered Up' for Mickey Callaway

    Bleacher Report "Cleveland manager Terry Francona has addressed a new report that the team was aware of complaints about Mickey Callaway's alleged behavior during his time with the organization. "Right now is just not the right time to respond to some of the questions I'm sure..." March 02

  • Nick Francona Calls Out Terry Francona, Cleveland Organization for Handling of Mickey Callaway's Behavior

    SI "Nick Francona, the son of Cleveland manager Terry Francona and a former Dodgers and Mets executive, called out his father and the Cleveland organization for their response to a series of reports from The Athletic, which detail multiple accounts of sexual harassment from former..." March 02

  • This year's Cubs built to play old-school style

    MLB.com ""Ideally," Cubs president of baseball operations Jed Hoyer told The Athletic in December, "we need fewer strikeouts, some better decision-making, better contact rates." Fewer strikeouts. Sounds good. In theory. If you're looking for more balls in..." March 02

  • Cubs Designate Duane Underwood, Jr. for Assignment to Make Room for Ryan Tepera

    Bleacher Nation "The Chicago Cubs today made their Ryan Tepera signing official, adding him to the 40-man roster and designating reliever Duane Underwood, Jr. for assignment. Tepera, 33, was frequently quite nasty for the Cubs last year (MVP!), and after a spin around free agency, he ultimately..." March 02

  • Additional Details On Allegations Against Mickey Callaway Emerge

    MLB Trade Rumors "As Major League Baseball’s investigation into harassment allegations against Angels pitching coach Mickey Callaway continues, new and even more troubling details about his behavior have surfaced in an additional report from Brittany Ghiroli, Katie Strang and Ken Rosenthal..." March 02

  • Rockies don't have budget for Trevor Story extension

    Bleacher Report "The Colorado Rockies reportedly aren't expected to sign All-Star shortstop Trevor Story to a contract extension "anytime soon." Jon Heyman of the MLB Network reported Tuesday the Rockies don't currently have the budget flexibility to make an..." March 02

  • Mike Leake won't sign until coronavirus is more under control

    The Score "Free-agent right-hander Mike Leake will not play this season until the coronavirus is under control and things are closer to normal, according to MLB Network's Jon Heyman. The 33-year-old has already turned down multiple offers after opting out of the 2020 campaign due to..." March 02

  • Tim Anderson Is Right: The AL Should Fear the White Sox

    Bleacher Report "Among other things, spring training is bulletin board material season in Major League Baseball. It seems that nobody understands this better than Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson. Though he initially hesitated to take the bait from Danny Parkins of 670 The Score on..." March 02

  • Isiah Kiner-Falefa not faking confidence as new starting shortstop

    NBC DFW "Isiah Kiner-Falefa has always been a shortstop, but first had to fake his confidence as a catcher and a third baseman for the Texas Rangers. After winning a Gold Glove as a third baseman last season, Kiner-Falefa feels like he can finally be himself, and the leader for a rebuilding..." March 02

  • Ranking MLB teams by pressure to win 2021 World Series

    CBS Sports "The 2021 Major League Baseball regular season is fast approaching. Spring training action being on Sunday. While spring games are fun in their own way, I think we're all eager for meaningful baseball. Francisco Lindor in New York, Trevor Bauer in Los Angeles, George..." March 01