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  • Here are MLB's top Mother's Day moments

    MLB.com "There were no pink-bat walk-offs or special on-field moments to celebrate Mother's Day last year, but Major Leaguers will once again have Mom close to their hearts as they take the field today. Here's a look back at some of the top recent Mother's Day..." May 09

  • 13 potential landing spots for Chicago Cub's Kris Bryant

    MLB.com "Reports of Kris Bryant’s demise have proven premature. The 2016 National League MVP is playing like, well, an MVP again here in 2021. He’s healthy, he’s adjusted to the high fastball and he boasts a fantastic .306/.391/.658 slash and entered Friday with a career-best..." May 08

  • Way-Too-Early MLB All-Star Game 2021 Roster Picks

    Bleacher Report "It's never too early to start predicting what the 2021 MLB All-Star Game rosters will look like. A little over a month into the season, we put together our way-too-early view on how the Midsummer Classic might take shape if the game were played today. Using the 32-player..." May 08

  • Miguel Andújar recalled; Gio Urshela to get MRI

    MLB.com "Prior to Friday’s game against the Nationals, the Yankees recalled third baseman/outfielder Miguel Andújar from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and optioned right-hander Albert Abreu to Triple-A. The move to recall Andújar comes after third baseman Gio..." May 07

  • Baseball Players Are Hustling and It's Extremely Exciting

    The Big Lead "One of the more perplexing things about baseball is that the athletes have gotten so much more athletic and yet the running game has been devalued. This makes sense, of course, if you weigh the cost-benefit structure but the risk-adverse approach too often robs fans of heart-in-throat moments..." May 07

  • Zero new MLB players test positive for COVID-19 over past week

    Yardbarker "Last Friday, MLB announced that nine teams had reached the 85% COVID-19 vaccination threshold among Tier 1 personnel that would allow the league to eventually loosen certain coronavirus-related health and safety protocols. Additionally, 81% of the league's Tier 1 "essential..." May 07

  • 5 teams who might take chance on Albert Pujols

    CBS Sports "On Thursday, the Los Angeles Angels designated future Hall of Famer Albert Pujols for assignment. He is in the final season of his 10-year, $240 million contract, and club decided they can better use his roster spot on another player. The Angels are currently in last place in the AL West..." May 07

  • Yankees Fans Chant ‘F–k Your B-Day’ To Jose Altuve Who Later Hits Massive 3-Run Homer To Quiet The Crowd

    Total Pro Sports "What a day for Jose Altuve! The New York Yankees fan base had been giving the Houston Astros star absolute hell for 2 games so far in a 3-game series. On Thursday, it was his birthday and Yankees fans sung him a special song to show how much he means to them. " May 06

  • Yankees ace Gerrit Cole becomes first pitcher in 120 years to pull off remarkable feat

    Clutch Points "The New York Yankees shelled out a ridiculous amount of money to bring Gerrit Cole to the Bronx. So far, it’s paid off in their favor and Cole has now set another record that hadn’t been broken in over a century. That is unworldly. Cole has been that good for the..." May 06

  • MLB's replay system is breaking. How can it be fixed?

    The Score "With the score tied in the top of the ninth inning on April 11 in Atlanta, Didi Gregorius lofted a fly ball into medium-deep left field. At third base, Philadelphia Phillies baserunner Alec Bohm tagged and broke for home. The throw beat Bohm, but it appeared he might have gotten his left foot..." May 06

  • MLB suspensions haven't made sense during 2021 season, and they could be a slippery slope

    CBS Sports "Tuesday, Major League Baseball issued a seven-game suspension to Reds reliever Amir Garrett for "inciting" a benches-clearing incident with the Cubs over this past weekend. Cubs shortstop Javier Baez was fined, but not..." May 06

  • Rougned Odor, Martin Maldonado Exit Astros vs. Yankees After Collision at Plate

    Bleacher Report "Both the New York Yankees and Houston Astros are down a player after a collision at home plate in the bottom of the sixth inning Tuesday. Rougned Odor came around to score on a throwing error by Alex Bregman following an infield single by DJ LeMahieu. At the plate, he ran into Astros..." May 05

  • MLB stars who could be dealt (surprises included)

    MLB.com "Unlike in last year’s abbreviated season, teams around the Majors will have four months to establish themselves as contenders or pretenders prior to this year's July 30 Trade Deadline.   But with the first of those months behind them, it’s only natural to begin..." May 05

  • Astros' Dusty Baker on 'F--k Altuve' Chant: Yankees Fans 'Can Say Whatever They Want'

    Bleacher Report "Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker said the New York crowd's constant heckling may have played a role in Jose Altuve's hitless performance in Tuesday's 7-3 loss to the Yankees. "The fans were extremely hard on Altuve tonight," Baker told reporters...." May 05

  • Yankees, Mets to offer vaccines at the stadium – and free tickets for getting a shot

    USA Today "New York state is lifting occupancy limits for vaccinated fans attending Mets and Yankees games as part of the major reopening push, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday. The new rules allow vaccinated fans, as well as their children under age 16, to sit in special seating sections at..." May 05

  • MLB injuries are up again in 2021, and the sport is nowhere near solving the problem

    The Athletic "Another day, another round of physical concerns. The Mets scratched Jacob deGrom from his scheduled start Tuesday night and an MRI revealed inflammation in his right lat. The Brewers returned Christian Yelich to the injured list with lingering back trouble one day after..." May 05

  • MLB Pitchers Are Getting Injured at an Alarming Rate This Season

    The Big Lead "On Monday, the Los Angeles Dodgers announced Dustin May will undergo Tommy John surgery on his right elbow and be sidelined until the second half of the 2022 season. That was terrible news for the franchise as it was positioning May to be a future front-of-the-rotation guy. But the..." May 04

  • Inside Minor League Baseball's experimental rules: Oversize bases, robot umps and moving the mound

    ESPN "Minor League Baseball finally returns to ballparks across the country, with Tuesday marking the first games since 2019 after all of last season was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Opening Day will feature 55 contests across four levels, though not every team that took the..." May 04

  • Dusty Baker braces for Astros' return to Yankee Stadium: 'It's gonna be wild'

    Audacy "For the first time since the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scandal of 2017 was unearthed, the team is headed to the Bronx to face the Yankees, whom they defeated that same year in the ALCS. While capacity limits only allow for approximately 10,000 fans to attend games in New..." May 04

  • All the Reasons Why It Has Never Been Harder to Be an MLB Hitter

    Bleacher Report "What happens in the first month of a given Major League Baseball season isn't necessarily indicative of what will happen in the next five months, yet the 2021 campaign has already birthed an alarming trend. Hitting, which was already notoriously difficult to begin with, is now..." May 04

  • Rob Manfred’s $2.2 Billion MLB Expansion Fee on the High Side, at Least for Now

    Sportico "Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred stated during a recent SporticoLive discussion on club valuations that the price tag for a MLB expansion franchise would be at least $2.2 billion. “If in fact these assets are worth an average $2.2 billion..." May 04

  • Yankees’ handling of Astros will be truest of tests

    New York Post "Imagine if, instead of relocating to a remote Russian cabin to train for his vengeance fight with Ivan Drago, Rocky Balboa spent a month in a Connecticut spa, limiting his desserts, receiving regular mani/pedis and enjoying some really spirited yoga. That’s pretty much your New..." May 03

  • 2021 Minors promos to look forward to

    MLB.com "Minor League Baseball front office members don't determine who plays for the team they work for. That's a job for the Major League parent club. But what they do determine is the entertainment experience, a something-for-everyone smorgasbord augmented by a full-to-bursting promotional..." May 03

  • Yankees Place Darren O’Day On Injured List

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Yankees are placing righty reliever Darren O’Day on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to April 30, with a right rotator cuff strain, the team announced. Fellow righty Michael King has been recalled from the alternate training site in a corresponding..." May 01

  • Ranking the Top 10 MLB Stars at Each Position 1 Month into the 2021 Season

    Bleacher Report "Who are MLB's 10 best players at each position one month into the 2021 season? That's the simple question we set out to answer, and it required casting aside preconceived notions and long-term projections. That means established stars such as Francisco Lindor,..." May 01

  • Four MLB teams hit vaccination rate threshold for relaxed COVID-19 protocols

    The Athletic "Four MLB clubs have 85 percent or more of their Tier 1 personnel (players and staff with direct contact to players) fully vaccinated, allowing for the relaxation of certain health and safety protocols for those individuals, the league and Players' Association announced on..." April 30

  • Building an Elite MLB Starting Lineup, Rotation Using Trevor Bauer's $40M Salary

    Bleacher Report "It's hard to put $40 million into perspective. That's how much the Los Angeles Dodgers owe reigning National League Cy Young winner Trevor Bauer in the first season of a three-year, $102 million contract, making him the highest-paid player in baseball in 2021. If..." April 30

  • Nine MLB teams hit 85% vaccine threshold

    TSN "MLB and the MLBPA announced Friday that five more clubs have reached the threshold of 85 per cent of their Tier 1 individuals receiving their second COVID-19 vaccine doses, bringing the total to nine teams across the league. This means those five teams will be allowed a..." April 30

  • Which 2021 MLB Slow-Starters Deserve the Panic Alarm?

    Bleacher Report "With the first month of the 2021 Major League Baseball season just about in the books, there are all sorts of good things to say about early standouts like Mike Trout, Ronald Acuna Jr. and Jacob deGrom. Much more perplexing, however, are guys who were expected to play starring roles..." April 30

  • Is Yermín Mercedes the newest late-blooming star?

    MLB.com "While some players find success at a young age, others take years to reach their potential, grinding away until something finally clicks. Take White Sox designated hitter Yermín Mercedes, for example. After playing eight Minor League seasons with three organizations..." April 30

  • Biggest Busts of MLB's First Month of the Season

    Bleacher Report "The 2021 MLB season is still in its infancy. But that doesn't mean teams are not expecting more from their additions and impact players.  So let's take a closer look at some of the more notable busts. In this case, a "bust" can entail signees from this..." April 29

  • ‘Beat up’ Yankees slugger Aaron Judge again battling injury setback

    NJ "  Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge was dealing with soreness for the second time this month when he was pulled in the ninth inning of Tuesday’s 5-1 win over the Orioles at Camden Yards. Manager Aaron Boone said he wasn’t..." April 28

  • Rob Manfred On CBA, Vaccinations, All-Star Game

    MLB Trade Rumors "With Major League Baseball’s collective bargaining agreement set to expire Dec. 1, the league and the MLBPA held their first set of talks on a new deal last week. The two sides still have several months to work out an agreement, but considering how contentious their relationship..." April 28

  • Pudge Rodriguez explains how MLB would be 'more fun'

    CBS Sports "David Samson sat down on his podcast, Nothing Personal with David Samson, this week to discuss a variety of topics with Hall of Fame catcher Ivan 'Pudge' Rodriguez. Rodriguez, who helped lead the Marlins to their 2003 World Series title, shared his thoughts on the..." April 28

  • Yankees Reducing Gary Sanchez’s Playing Time

    New York Post " Last year, Gary Sanchez lost his starting job in the playoffs. This season, he couldn’t make it out of April. The catcher wasn’t in Tuesday’s lineup against the Orioles and Aaron Boone said Sanchez and Kyle Higashioka will be a “day-by-day..." April 28

  • Yankees top prospect Deivi García sent back down after spot start on Monday

    CBS Sports "On Sunday, the New York Yankees demoted right-hander Nick Nelson to the alternate site following a loss against Cleveland. The Yankees waited until Monday to announce the corresponding move, promoting right-hander Deivi García to the majors to start in the..." April 27

  • Rob Manfred Says MLB Will Consider Expansion Fees Around $2.2B for New Teams

    Bleacher Report "If Major League Baseball looks to expand from its current group of 30 teams, commissioner Rob Manfred has an expansion fee in mind for a new franchise. Speaking at SporticoLive's online discussion on Tuesday (via the Associated Press), Manfred estimated that..." April 27

  • New York Yankees acquire pitcher Wandy Peralta from San Francisco Giants

    Sportsnaut "The New York Yankees acquired left-hander Wandy Peralta and a player to be named later from the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday in exchange for outfielder Mike Tauchman. Peralta, 29, owns a 2-1 record with two saves and a 5.40 ERA in 10 relief appearances this season. He has..." April 27

  • 70% of MLB personnel at least partially vaccinated against COVID-19

    Yardbarker "Before the start of the regular season, MLB informed clubs that it could relax certain COVID-19 health and safety protocols for teams that have at least 85% of their Tier 1 traveling party members vaccinated against the coronavirus.  On Tuesday, commissioner Rob Manfred..." April 27

  • Yankees denied crucial replay in loss to Orioles after time expires

    North Jersey "As a club struggling again to sustain a rally, the Yankees cannot afford to hand back any runs. Yet, that's what they did in Monday night's eighth inning, one of the few times the lineup showed much life at Camden Yards.  Gio Urshela’s two-out single..." April 27

  • Home run derby to replace extra innings in Pioneer League

    ESPN "While Major League Baseball has been experimenting with extra-inning rule changes in recent years, the Pioneer League -- an independent league designated as an MLB Partner League -- is taking things a step further. On Tuesday, the league announced that it will implement a..." April 27

  • The Unsung Building Block for Every MLB Team’s Future

    Bleacher Report "It is usually pretty easy to spot franchise players on MLB rosters. The San Diego Padres made shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. their centerpiece by signing him to a 14-year extension. The New York Mets did the same by extending their own shortstop, Francisco Lindor. There are..." April 26

  • Yankees may have to address concerning Jameson Taillon trend

    New York Post "Short-termgoals for the 2021 Yankees: Get back to .500. Reach a level of self-comfort where a single loss need not require a high-stress autopsy. Maybe the order should be flipped? Regardless, the Yankees haven’t attained either goal, so their 7-3 loss..." April 26

  • Gerrit Cole makes franchise history as strikeout-to-walk dominance continues

    CBS Sports "New York Yankees ace Gerrit Cole did more than help his team gut out a victory against Cleveland on Saturday night, he also made franchise history in the process. Cole held the Fighting Franconas to one run over seven innings, giving up three hits and no walks while..." April 25

  • New York Yankees pitcher Deivi Garcia to start Monday

    Sportsnaut "Right-hander Deivi Garcia will start Monday night for the New York Yankees against the Baltimore Orioles, multiple outlets reported Sunday. Garcia will be recalled from the taxi squad and make his first start of the 2021 season. The 21-year-old top prospect said he hopes to..." April 25

  • New York Yankees, Los Angeles Angels 'Very Briefly' Talked Aaron Judge Offseason Deal

    Bleacher Report "The New York Yankees and Los Angeles Angels reportedly "very briefly talked" about the possibility of an Aaron Judge trade, but "nothing advanced" in those conversations, according to ESPN's Buster Olney.  According to..." April 25

  • Here's the best player over 30 on every MLB team

    MLB.com "The strangest thing about watching baseball your whole life is how quickly you become older than all the players. Trust me, kids: You might be the same age as some top MLB players right now, but that’s going to be over with before you know it. It leads to some very..." April 25

  • Ranking Top Landing Spots for Nationals Ace Max Scherzer Amid Trade Rumors

    Bleacher Report "Maybe this will be the year that the Washington Nationals trade Max Scherzer. Of course, Scherzer was previously seen as a possible trade target during the Nats' slow start to the 2019 season. Instead, the three-time Cy Young Award winner stuck around and..." April 24

  • Ranking the Top 25 MLB Players of the Upcoming 2021-22 Free-Agent Class

    Bleacher Report "A few big names have already left the 2020-21 MLB free-agent class. Francisco Lindor signed a 10-year, $341 million extension with the New York Mets at the start of the season, removing arguably the highest-profile player—if not the No. 1 talent—from the upcoming..." April 24

  • Yankees’ Luke Voit to head to alternate site ‘early next week’

    New York Post "Luke Voit will head to the alternate site “early next week,” according to Yankees manager Aaron Boone, as he rehabs from surgery to repair a partially torn meniscus in his left knee. The first baseman is expected to start taking batting practice at that point. He will..." April 23