The baseball season is nearing and training camps are underway, but Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo‘s mind is also on his former high school: Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. Rizzo spoke to reporters Monday about the mass shooting that took place at the school Wednesday. And while he didn't specifically call […]
NEW YORK (AP) Major League Baseball imposes limits on mound visits, decides against pitch clocks for 2018.
Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona rejoined the team at spring training in Arizona Sunday following the recent death of his father, reports The Associated Press. John "Tito" Francona died unexpectedly on Tuesday. He was 84. Terry Francona, who was spending time with his family in Pennsylvania, had been away from the Indians since Thursday and […]
The concept of showing up to spring training in the best shape of his life is not something that applies to Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto. While most players enter camp after spending their offseason gaining the right kind of weight to add power, or losing pounds to up their speed and agility, Votto […]
Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Elias Diaz came to spring training only days after his mother was rescued from kidnappers in his native Venezuela. Speaking with reporters, the 27-year-old Diaz said his mother, Ana Isabel Soto, is doing much better and that he felt incredible joy when he received news of her rescue. “When I did find […]
With pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training earlier this week, full squad workouts for all 30 MLB clubs are just one day away. While there are a number of players and story lines to keep an eye on, such as Giancarlo Stanton‘s first spring camp with the New York Yankees and the ongoing free-agent […]
With the reported news that Eric Hosmer will be joining the San Diego Padres for the foreseeable future, the Kansas City Royals now have an idea of how they plan to move forward. The Royals will stay pat, go into a rebuild, and will not pursue any marquee free agents with Hosmer departing, reports Bob […]
The San Diego Padres reportedly made a gigantic commitment to first baseman Eric Hosmer on Saturday, and that could mean an end to outfielder Hunter Renfroe's tenure with the organization. After the Padres signed Hosmer to a reported eight-year deal, trade interest in Renfroe has picked up, according to MLB Network's Jon Morosi, who names […]
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) On his first day back at spring training after his dad’s funeral, Terry Francona seemed to exhale when the questions eventually turned to baseball.
Earlier this winter, after missing the entire 2017 campaign and appearing in just 75 games over the two seasons prior due to unrelenting injury problems, New York Mets star David Wright admitted that he can't be relied on this year. Now, with spring training underway, the seven-time All-Star is unsure if he can play at […]
Corey Dickerson was an All-Star in 2017. He’s no longer part of the Tampa Bay Rays‘ future. The slugger was designated for assignment by the Rays on Saturday after the organization acquired first baseman C.J. Cron from the Los Angeles Angels. Tampa Bay doesn’t have an imminent trade in place for Dickerson, sources told MLB […]
After seven years and one World Series title, Eric Hosmer is apparently moving on from the Kansas City Royals. The San Diego Padres have agreed to an eight-year deal with the first baseman, a source told MLB Network’s Jon Morosi. He can reportedly opt out after five years. Hosmer’s deal, which is pending a physical, […]