Shohei Otani, the pitcher-slugger phenom who has dominated Japan with the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters, will undergo keyhole surgery on his right ankle Thursday, his club announced, according to the Japan Times. “I want to be in perfect condition for the new season,” Otani said in a statement. “I have decided to have surgery at this […]
If the Arizona Diamondbacks can get through Yu Darvish and the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 3, Patrick Corbin will be tasked with tying up the National League Division Series. Speaking to reporters on Sunday's off day, Diamondbacks skipper Torey Lovullo revealed Corbin would get the start in Tuesday's potential Game 4, according to MLB.com's […]
Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell unofficially announced his Game 4 starter on Sunday, saying that right-hander Rick Porcello would “ideally” get the nod if the club survives another day. “While all our (pitchers) are available (on Sunday), I’d like to stay away from (Chris) Sale and Porcello,” Farrell told Ian Browne of MLB.com. "I'm […]
Baseball's regular season came to an end Sunday night, and Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium, the 2017 postseason will begin with the AL Wild Card Game. The NL Wild Card Game will be played Wednesday, then the ALDS and NLDS will begin Thursday and Friday, respectively. Here is the full postseason schedule
We’re down to 10. Ten teams have a chance to reach the 2017 World Series. Slowly, over the next month, that number will dwindle down until it’s just two teams. And then one. But right now, 10 teams are still alive and that gives us 25 possible World Series matchups. Which would be the best? […]
The postseason-bound Indians, Red Sox and Yankees have the three best bullpens in the American League, when measured by ERA and batting average against. The Astros’ bullpen has had a few bumps in the road this season, but it showed how lethal it can be in Friday’s 3-2 win over the Red Sox at Fenway […]
The decision on who will play center field for the Royals next season is still perhaps months away. The club first must sort through its financial options for 2018 and determine which free agents it will be able to re-sign, including present center fielder Lorenzo Cain.
Erasmo Ramirez wasn’t as sharp in his final start of the season on Wednesday in a 6-5 walk-off loss to the A’s, but the newly re-acquired right-hander clearly has pushed himself into the Mariners’ rotation picture going into next year.
Among the bright spots amid a disappointing 2017 season for the Royals are the emergence of second baseman Whit Merrifield, right fielder Jorge Bonifacio and right-handed starter Jakob Junis. And you can add left-hander Mike Minor’s emergence as a potential closer to that list.
The Twins haven’t punched their ticket to the postseason just yet, but they’re in good shape after a four-game sweep over the Tigers that has their magic number down to three with six games remaining.
Lucas Giolito stood as the local postgame television interview guest Sunday afternoon at Guaranteed Rate Field after an 8-1 White Sox victory over the Royals guaranteed the rebuilding South Siders (63-92) would not lose 100 games this season.
The Nationals have treated this series with the Dodgers as a chance to gain intel, gathering enough information about their opponent and storing it in case it can be put to use in the future. Conversely, Washington has tried to reveal as little of itself to Los Angeles as possible.