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  • 10 pitchers poised for bounceback seasons

    MLB.com "Last year’s sprint wasn’t kind to anyone who got off-kilter with the start-and-stop offseason, or busted slowly out of the gates when play began. It wasn't kind to evaluators, either, who are trying to piece together a myriad of narratives, injury returns and small sample sizes..." February 26

  • MLB, MLBPA announce weekly COVID results

    MLB.com "Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association jointly announced today the second set of COVID-19 testing results conducted under MLB’s COVID-19 Health Monitoring & Testing Plan. All Major League active roster players, non-roster invitees, and Tiers 1 and..." February 26

  • Marla Miller retiring as MLB's head of special events after 21-year run

    MLB.com "Major League Baseball announced today that its longtime Senior Vice President of Special Events, Marla Miller, has begun the transition to the group’s new leadership. For the last 21 years, Miller has orchestrated the planning and logistics of many of MLB’s most well-known and..." February 26

  • 7 Key Storylines for the New York Yankees' 2021 Season

    Bleacher Report ""George!" This is what New York Yankees fans were tweeting at beat writers after The Athletic’s Lindsey Adler broke the news that the team had sent reliever Adam Ottavino to the Boston Red Sox on Jan. 25, in exchange for salary relief. The Yankees were not going to go..." February 26

  • Who is the MLB logo?

    MLB.com "It's one of the mysteries of the ages, right up there with "Are we alone in the universe?" and "Who exactly bought all those Nickelback records?" -- just who is the inspiration behind the MLB logo? In the NBA, it's basically a known secret that..." February 25

  • Ken Griffey Jr. wants to help diversify Major League Baseball, get the sport 'back where it belongs'

    USA Today "Ken Griffey Jr. sits in front of his office computer at his Florida home, his fingers racing across the keyboard, searching to ensure his memory is as pristine as his baseball swing. There it is, he found it: April 13, 1989. His major-league debut in the Seattle Mariners’..." February 25

  • MLB spring training: Four young players, including Gavin Lux and Jo Adell, with something to prove in 2021

    CBS Sports "One of the most pressing questions about Major League Baseball's upcoming season is how young players will develop after last year's unusual and potentially disruptive campaign. The lack of a minor-league season because of COVID-19 concerns left prospects in an awkward position: most..." February 25

  • Domingo German apologizes after return from domestic violence suspension

    The Score "New York Yankees pitcher Domingo German issued a public apology following his return from a domestic violence suspension during a press conference on Wednesday. "I have made mistakes of which I'm not proud of, and for that I want to apologize,"..." February 24

  • Every MLB Team's Offseason Report Card Ahead of Spring Training

    Bleacher Report "Baseball is nigh upon us. Pitchers and catchers reported to spring training last week, and teams began their first workouts this week. The 2021 season is in full swing. Some notable free agents—such as Jake Odorizzi and Jackie Bradley Jr.—remain unsigned...." February 24

  • Aaron Judge turns heads with new teeth at spring training

    New York Post "Much of the focus on Aaron Judge’s opening spring training press conference was on changes he made in his offseason workouts in order to stay healthy this season. But there was another change that was apparent in the Yankees slugger. Judge was flashing a..." February 24

  • Yankees' Aaron Judge Discusses Potential Contract Extension Entering 2021 Season

    Bleacher Report "Aaron Judge, who is under team control through 2022, didn't give any consideration to a long-term contract extension with the New York Yankees during the offseason.  Speaking to reporters about his contract status, Judge said the sides didn't have any..." February 24

  • Yankees facing most heat to win World Series

    New York Post "The new normal featured dual-site workouts, rah-rah speeches from Aaron Boone and apologies from Domingo German on Tuesday. It divided the Yankees into such minute groups, capitalizing on all of their real estate, that each unit barely could field a basketball team, let alone a baseball..." February 24

  • These 10 sluggers could rebound in big way

    MLB.com "The 2020 season came and went in the blink of an eye, and some of the game's brightest stars were left with less-than-stellar numbers, because the pandemic-shortened campaign didn’t provide much of an opportunity for players to bounce back from early slumps. But 2021 is a..." February 23

  • Gerrit Cole: Using analytics to make product worse is 'just stupid'

    North Jersey "New York Yankees ace Gerrit Cole had some pointed words about MLB’s practice of manipulating service time, following incendiary comments recently made by former Seattle Mariners club president Kevin Mather. “You’re not putting the best players on the field for people..." February 23

  • Yankees Designate Greg Allen For Assignment

    MSN.com "The Yankees have designated outfielder Greg Allen for assignment, per a club announcement. His spot on the 40-man roster will go to lefty Justin Wilson, whose previously reported deal is now official. The 27-year-old Allen won’t get into a game as a member of the..." February 23

  • No. 2 NYY prospect Clarke Schmidt shut down 3-4 wks

    MLB.com "Clarke Schmidt, the Yankees’ No. 2 prospect according to MLB Pipeline, will be shut down from throwing for at least three weeks after being diagnosed with a common extensor strain near his right elbow. Yankees manager Aaron Boone said that Schmidt experienced discomfort after..." February 22

  • Yoenis Cespedes holding showcase for MLB clubs on March 2

    The Score "Yoenis Cespedes isn't ready to call it quits. The free-agent outfielder will hold a showcase for MLB teams on March 2 with the intent of playing in 2021, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. The 35-year-old opted out of the 2020 season after a brief..." February 22

  • Reggie Jackson steps down as Yankees’ advisor

    Sportsnaut "Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson is stepping down as a special advisor for the New York Yankees, he told the New York Post on Sunday. “I would say I’ve stepped back a little bit, taken my retirement, really,” Jackson said. “I just think it’s..." February 22

  • Yankees' Domingo German to address teammates about domestic violence suspension

    The Score "New York Yankees right-hander Domingo German is planning to meet with his teammates about his 81-game domestic violence suspension before talking to the media. "It is important to me that I have the opportunity to speak directly with my teammates, both individually..." February 21

  • MLB power rankings: 2021 outlook for every team entering spring training

    Sportsnaut "MLB power rankings: The 2020 MLB season is almost here. It’s been a slow offseason, with free agency slowed down significantly, leaving marquee talents available for the taking. With spring training right around the corner, it’s time to dive into our MLB power rankings for..." February 21

  • Each MLB team's most intriguing player this spring

    MLB.com "With the necessary caveat that the numbers mean absolutely nothing, Spring Training is nevertheless a fascinating time for player evaluation. My friend Will Leitch recently wrote about one guy from every team who brings excitement to camp. But here we’re going to look at 30..." February 21

  • Important MLB spring training dates to know

    CBS Sports "Major League Baseball spring training camps are officially underway across Florida and Arizona. MLB was unable to convince the MLBPA to agree to a delayed 154-game season and an expanded postseason, so spring training and the regular season will begin as scheduled. Assuming the pandemic..." February 21

  • Ranking MLB's 10 Best Shortstops

    Bleacher Report "As teams across Major League Baseball gear up for the 2021 season, our efforts to rank the top players at every position are ongoing. With first basemen, third basemen and second basemen all checked off, we're going to conclude our tour around the infield..." February 21

  • 2021 Arbitration Hearing Results & Post-Deadline Agreements

    MLB Trade Rumors "January 15 was the deadline for teams and arbitration-eligible players to officially submit salary figures for the 2021, and by the time the day was done, only 13 players didn’t reach agreement on a contract.  The majority of teams now adhere to the “file or trial”..." February 21

  • What we’ve learned or had confirmed in the first week of MLB camp

    Masn "We’re entering the fourth day of workouts for Orioles pitchers and catchers, along with a handful of position players who reported early. What stands out for me as I sit in front of my laptop and attend the daily Zooms? No matter how much I crank up the heat in my..." February 20

  • Corey Kluber aims to quell doubts surrounding Yankees' rotation

    The Score "New York Yankees right-hander Corey Kluber is entering the 2021 season aiming to put to rest any doubts about the club's starting rotation beyond ace Gerrit Cole. "I understand why it's looked as 'Gerrit and the rest,'" Kluber said,..." February 20

  • Fernando Tatis Jr. and Baseball's Top 25 Clutch Hitters

    Bleacher Report "The task is simple: Name the 25 best clutch hitters in baseball. However, there has never been a go-to way to quantify "clutch," so in order to put together this list, a number of different statistics were taken into consideration. After some digging and debating,..." February 20

  • MLB offseason grades: Yankees lack urgency; Mets, Dodgers, Padres get high marks; Cubs, Red Sox underwhelm

    CBS Sports "We are a little over a month away from Opening Day 2021. This offseason, we've seen nearly all of our top 60 free agents sign deals and there were even a few major trades that went down. So while we continue to wait for meaningful baseball games to return, let's..." February 20

  • Yankees, Brett Gardner Agree to Deal; What it Means For New York

    SI "Brett Gardner is back in pinstripes. The veteran outfielder and longest-tenured player on the Yankees roster agreed to a one-year deal with New York on Friday night, per Ken Davidoff of the New York Post. The deal, pending a physical, is reportedly worth $4 million..." February 19

  • 10 most interesting non-roster invites

    The Score "Baseball is back. Pitchers and catchers reported to spring training on Thursday, with position players set to arrive in the next few days. There will be some familiar faces showing up in different uniforms this year, with a number of them having to earn employment on..." February 19

  • Dr. Anthony Fauci cautiously optimistic about return of fans for 2021 MLB season

    ESPN "Dr. Anthony Fauci is cautiously optimistic about the prospect of fans returning to the stands for the 2021 MLB season, telling ESPN's Buster Olney there's a "pretty good chance" of it happening if the rate of COVID-19 infections continues to drop. "We could..." February 19

  • MLB sees 13 positive COVID-19 tests during initial spring training intake

    Sportsnet "Major League Baseball and the MLB Players' Association announced Friday the results of the first round of COVID-19 testing results at spring training, which found 13 positive cases among 4,336 tests (0.3 per cent). The tests were conducted by an independent lab in Utah as part of..." February 19

  • Gerrit Cole: Players concerned about lack of competitiveness

    Forbes.com "Gerrit Cole is the epitome of excellence every time he steps on the mound for the New York Yankees. After only 15 regular and postseason starts during the abbreviated 2020 season, Cole is still enjoying an extended honeymoon after signing a nine-year, $324 million contract in December 2019...." February 19

  • Why these five MLB stars will bounce back in 2021

    CBS Sports "Pitchers and catchers have reported to spring training and the long journey that is the 2021 MLB season has begun. The ongoing pandemic means it will be challenging, but MLB and the MLBPA believe they're up to the task of playing a full season, so let's hope they can do that without..." February 19

  • Yankees aren’t giving up on Miguel Andujar

    New York Post "It’s unclear where Miguel Andujar fits on the Yankees roster, as Gio Urshela is expected to be recovered from offseason elbow surgery in time for Opening Day. Still, Aaron Boone said the Yankees haven’t given up on the 26-year-old Andujar, who spent much of last season at..." February 19

  • Yankees’ Zack Britton on Domingo German return: ‘Sometimes you don’t get to control who your teammates are’

    NJ "Domingo German was back on the field with the Yankees’ other pitchers and catchers Thursday in Tampa participating in first-day-of-spring training activities even though some of his teammates may disagree. Why? Because the 28-year-old Dominican pitcher convinced..." February 18

  • 'When I saw myself like that, I cracked up': How MLB Minis became a big hit with players

    ESPN ""Me next! Me next!" Hayden Parker could hardly believe it. On his screen was an Instagram direct message from one of his favorite Major League Baseball players, Chicago White Sox ace Lucas Giolito. Giolito had seen Parker's work -- a series of..." February 18

  • Yankees’ spring training starts with Gary Sanchez twist

    New York Post "Kyle Higashioka certainly looked like Gerrit Cole’s personal catcher in the latter part of 2020, but Yankees manager Aaron Boone insisted Wednesday that Gary Sanchez would work with the team’s ace this spring, with the idea of continuing that pairing during the regular..." February 18

  • Yankees' name Clint Frazier starting left fielder

    CBS Sports "New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone shared an update on the club's outfield situation for the 2021 MLB season on Wednesday as pitchers and catchers started reporting to spring training. Boone told reporters, including MLB.com's Bryan Hoch, that Clint Frazierwill be the..." February 17

  • The 10 Best Current MLB Players Who Were Traded Before the Big Leagues

    Bleacher Report "There is always risk involved when it comes to trading prospects. Some of the most lopsided trades in MLB history have seen teams ship out future Hall of Famers before they made their big league debuts in exchange for established veteran talent, only to watch those young..." February 17

  • Three Teams Who Could Sign Jake Odorizzi

    Baseball Essential "  Jake Odorizzi is coming off a brutal 2020 run with the Minnesota Twins. He was limited to four starts due to numerous injuries and posted a 6.59 ERA across those outings. At the same time, he’s a year removed from posting a 3.51 ERA and 178 strikeouts across 30..." February 17

  • Why more than half of MLB teams could be positioned to spend big next offseason

    CBS Sports "Due to circumstances we don't really need to discuss, an awful lot of Major League Baseball teams have been pinching pennies this offseason. It was to be expected, of course, but the circumstances should get a lot closer to "normal" by the end of the 2021 season (fingers..." February 17

  • Yankees Sign Derek Dietrich, Nick Goody

    NJ "The Yankees are wasting no time with one of their brightest pupils. On Wednesday morning, the team said in a press release that 2020 first-round pick Austin Wells, a catcher, would be among their 32 total non-roster invitees to spring training. The..." February 17

  • Predicting next offseason's top 10 MLB free agents: Shortstops lead list; Noah Syndergaard is best starter

    CBS Sports "Spring training is nearly upon us, meaning the majority of baseball content produced across the world wide web concerns either last offseason or the upcoming season. Sometimes, it's good to have a foot on each side of the preview/review fence. With that in mind, today we're looking..." February 16

  • Spring reporting dates for all 30 teams

    CBS Sports "This week, Major League Baseball teams will kick off spring training. The 2021 season is set to be a full, 162-game slate with Opening Day on the calendar for April 1. The league and the players have worked out COVID-19 health and safety protocols for the season, and spring training will..." February 16

  • Trading A Cy Young-Caliber Starting Pitcher

    MLB Trade Rumors "Less than three months after their first-round playoff defeat to the Marlins, the Cubs traded second place NL Cy Young finisher Yu Darvish to the Padres.  This occurred after the Cubs won their division with a .567 winning percentage, which would have extrapolated to..." February 16

  • Robinson Chirinos joins Yankees on minor-league deal

    New York Post "Gerrit Cole might have a familiar target at his disposal this season. Robinson Chirinos, who finished last season with the Mets, agreed to terms Monday with the Yankees on a minor league contract, The Post’s Joel Sherman confirmed. " February 16

  • 8 Talented MLB Free Agents in Danger of Missing 2021 Spring Training

    Bleacher Report "Here we go again. As the labor tensions heat up between Major League Baseball and its players, a number of talents remain unsigned just days before pitchers and catchers are set to report to their respective camps. This has not been uncommon in recent seasons. In 2019,..." February 16

  • Yanks reunite with southpaw Justin Wilson

    MLB.com "Justin Wilson is reportedly making a move across town. The left-handed reliever has come to an agreement with the Yankees, according to MLB Network insider Jon Heyman. The club has not confirmed the move, which is pending physicals and was first reported by FanSided's Robert Murray. " February 15

  • These 7 teams could be better than you think

    MLB.com "The Dodgers are loaded. The Padres are electric. The Mets have a whole new energy. The Blue Jays are blossoming. The Yankees are the Yankees. There's plenty of hype for the 2021 baseball season, and there are plenty of hyped teams. But what about the surprises? Here are..." February 15