Of all the spots on the field, the Rays’ bullpen appears to be the biggest question mark heading into Spring Training. However, a question mark and a problem are different. Tampe Bay has plenty of bullpen options; the question is which pitchers the club will select.
Gifted with an electric repertoire that has given hitters fits throughout four years in the Minor Leagues, Rays top prospect Brent Honeywell is poised to rise to the game’s highest level. The 22-year-old joined MLB Network on Thursday to discuss his progress, as he attempts to push his way up to the Majors in 2018.
Masahiro Tanaka went home with a decision to make. The right-hander had until three days after the World Series to opt out of the final three seasons of his Yankees contract, potentially leaving $67 million on the table in favor of testing free agency.
The middle of the Yankees’ lineup already contains two sluggers who resemble middle linebackers in Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton. Now, New York will have an actual Super Bowl champion quarterback in its organization.
This spring, the Yankees plan to test the comfort levels of both Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton in left field, a task that is set to fall under the responsibilities of new outfield coach Reggie Willits.
One of the most exciting parts of Orioles Spring Training this year should be getting to watch Manny Machado making the full-time move to shortstop. The All-Star infielder, who was able to get reps there last spring when he played short for the Dominican Republic team in the World Baseball Classic, will man the position […]
If you’re a Blue Jays fan searching for reasons to be excited about the upcoming season, look no further than the return of Aaron Sanchez.
While it’s cliche, Spring Training really is all about starting anew. Fueling that feeling in many cases is the promise of young players ready to begin their Major League careers.
Rays principal owner Stu Sternberg stepped to the microphone during a Wednesday morning media conference and he declared with a smile, “The Super Bowl’s over. It’s baseball time.” Sternberg’s comments came inside the clubhouse, where plans for celebrating the team’s 20th anniversary were unveiled, including a video highlighting exciting moments from seasons past.
The Yankees’ first batting-practice swings of 2017 were accompanied by a cacophony of jackhammers, drills and saws, as workers rushed to complete a $40 million renovation of George M. Steinbrenner Field in time for the Grapefruit League opener.
Coming off a breakout season that saw him finish third in the American League Cy Young Award race, Luis Severino has set his sights upon turning in the same numbers “or even better” for the Yankees in 2018.
The Yankees announced on Tuesday that gates will open three hours early for Grapefruit League games at George M. Steinbrenner Field, providing the opportunity to watch Giancarlo Stanton, Aaron Judge and the rest of the Bombers take their batting-practice hacks.