Keep up with the latest news from MLB spring training 2020, including reactions to the sign-stealing scandal.
Posted: February 17, 2020, 7:35 pm
St. Louis manager Mike Shildt described technology's rapid encroachment on baseball in recent years as ethically murky, expressing his satisfaction in Commissioner Rob Manfred's intention to cut down the use of in-game video. As expected, the commissioner addressed in-game use of technology,
Posted: February 17, 2020, 7:28 pm
Turner: "I don't know if the commissioner has ever won anything in his life"
Posted: February 17, 2020, 7:10 pm
San Diego right-hander Chris Paddack has something new to show hitters this season - a blue-eyed lion. Two days before spring training opened, Paddack had a tattoo of a lion - his spirit animal - inked from wrist to elbow on the outside of his left forearm. Paddack is a candidate after going 9-7 with
Posted: February 17, 2020, 6:50 pm
Mike Trout thinks the Houston Astros should pay more dearly for their cheating ways. The Los Angeles Angels' three-time AL MVP ripped the Astros and questioned the discipline handed out by Major League Baseball on Monday after he reported to spring training. ''It's sad for baseball,
Posted: February 17, 2020, 5:32 pm
Jean Segura's role in the Andrew McCutchen injury weighed on Segura last season, who is eager to move past that incident and his old diet. By Jim Salisbury
Posted: February 17, 2020, 5:11 pm
It's a master class in distorting the issue that will, in all likelihood, make no one happy.
Posted: February 17, 2020, 5:10 pm
How talented is Mookie Betts? The new Dodgers outfielder has a legitimate chance to make baseball history this season, according to the sportsbooks.
Posted: February 17, 2020, 4:58 pm
Anthony Rendon is a Houston native, who grew up rooting for the Astros. He said you can forgive them, "but doesn't mean you have to forget."
Posted: February 17, 2020, 4:51 pm
Juan Soto is already a star, but he remains humble.
Posted: February 17, 2020, 4:39 pm
Braves manager Brian Snitker and his coaching staff were given one-year contract extensions through the 2021 season on Monday. Atlanta general manager Alex Anthopoulos was extended for three years through the 2024 season and given the additional title of president of baseball operations. The Braves
Posted: February 17, 2020, 4:35 pm
Reyes Moronta is expected to be out until August, but he'll take a big step Monday when he plays catch for first time.
Posted: February 17, 2020, 4:29 pm
Chris Davis briefly considered walking away form baseball over the winter. Now, he's back.
Posted: February 17, 2020, 4:27 pm
Return of the Cabbage Smash Kids: Nationals celebrate 'National Cabbage Day' by bringing back tradition
The Washington Nationals celebrated "National Cabbage Day" by bringing back a cabbage smashing tradition from last season.
Posted: February 17, 2020, 4:10 pm
Red Sox principal owner John Henry insists getting under the luxury tax wasn't the primary driver for trading Mookie Betts to the Dodgers.
Posted: February 17, 2020, 4:06 pm
The Astros' apologies are not lacking because they got bad P.R. advice. It's because they're not sorry.
Posted: February 17, 2020, 3:50 pm
Ryan Zimmerman weighed in on the Astros cheating scandal and concluded his statement with a funny bite.
Posted: February 17, 2020, 3:39 pm
Feb. 4-21 - Salary arbitration hearings, Phoenix.
Posted: February 17, 2020, 2:41 pm
Mookie Betts bode farewell to Red Sox Nation on social media Monday, and it may be a tough watch for Boston fans.
Posted: February 17, 2020, 2:37 pm
Rob Manfred basically admitted that MLB can't be trusted to police cheating within the sport. So how will it stop the next looming scandal?
Posted: February 17, 2020, 2:13 pm
Under their leadership the Braves the have won the last two NL East titles, and have gone 187-137 in the past two seasons.
Posted: February 17, 2020, 1:29 pm
"It's like the Olympics. When a player cheats, you can't have a gold medal, right? But they still have a World Series title. It [feels] weird."
Posted: February 17, 2020, 11:53 am
Javier Báez wants his Chicago Cubs to be better prepared this season. The two-time All-Star said Sunday at spring training that he and the Cubs were lacking last year when it came to their pregame routines and work ethic. Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein said last week he could think
Posted: February 17, 2020, 8:27 am
A world away, Liam Hendriks had to do something to help everyone affected by the ravaging fires back home in Australia. The Oakland Athletics reliever campaigned on social media to do his part for the cause, no matter he grew up on the country's West Coast in Perth where the massive bush fires haven
Posted: February 17, 2020, 6:57 am
Chuck Garfien sits with one of the newest White Sox players, Dallas Keuchel as they discuss his decision to sign with the club.
Posted: February 17, 2020, 5:52 am
Tony Fernandez, a stylish shortstop who made five All-Star teams during his 17 seasons in the major leagues and helped the Toronto Blue Jays win the 1993 World Series, died Sunday after complications from a kidney disease. Fernandez was taken off a life support system in the afternoon with his family
Posted: February 17, 2020, 4:04 am
The surest bet for the A's to avoid the dreaded AL Wild Card Game would be for MLB to follow their lead.
Posted: February 17, 2020, 2:48 am
With baseball ablaze over the Houston Astros' cheating scandal, commissioner Rob Manfred met with nearly half of the major leagues managers Sunday and told them to knock off any notion of get-even beanballs. ''I hope that I made it extremely clear to them that retaliation in-game by throwing
Posted: February 17, 2020, 1:11 am
Yu Darvish got hit hard by the Houston Astros during the 2017 World Series -- both his ERA and reputation took quite a beating. On Sunday, after a bullpen session for the Chicago Cubs, he sought to settle the score a bit. ''But (Houston) still has a World Series title.
Posted: February 17, 2020, 12:59 am
Joc Pederson was back in a familiar clubhouse. Pederson put his Dodgers uniform back on at Camelback Ranch over the weekend for the start of spring training. For five days, Pederson appeared to be headed to the Los Angeles Angels along with pitcher Ross Stripling as part of several multi-player trades
Posted: February 17, 2020, 12:54 am
Heston Kjerstad did Heston Kjerstad things Sunday afternoon. The preseason All-American notched his second multi-home run game of the young season in Arkansas’ 12-3 win that completed a sweep of Eastern Illinois. It is the seventh straight year the Razorbacks have swept their opening series and the
Posted: February 17, 2020, 12:21 am
Manfred didn't love Trevor Bauer calling him "a clown," but the MLB commissioner and the Extremely Online pitcher agree on Fiers.
Posted: February 17, 2020, 12:16 am
Could Mookie Betts return to the Boston Red Sox as a free agent in 2021? Xander Bogaerts offered his thoughts on that possibility in a recent interview.
Posted: February 17, 2020, 12:07 am
With baseball ablaze over the Houston Astros' cheating scandal, commissioner Rob Manfred met with several managers Sunday and told them to knock off any notion of get-even beanballs. ''I hope that I made it extremely clear to them that retaliation in-game by throwing at a batter intentionally
Posted: February 16, 2020, 11:49 pm
Fantasy baseball analyst Dalton Del Don examines the first base landscape and highlights some underrated studs like Matt Olson.
Posted: February 16, 2020, 11:29 pm
The son's stay in town has outlasted the father's. The irony isn't lost on Jacob Stallings. Stallings was still a catching prospect - and not necessarily a young one - in the Pirates' organization four years ago when his dad Kevin left a successful run as the men's basketball coach
Posted: February 16, 2020, 11:26 pm
Cameron Maybin is starting his third stint with the Detroit Tigers. Maybin began his big league career with Detroit in 2007 and was enough of a prospect that he was traded for Miguel Cabrera. Maybin was a first-round draft pick for Detroit in 2005, and when he arrived in the majors, the Tigers were
Posted: February 16, 2020, 11:09 pm
MLB commissioner Rob Manfred spoke to the media at a press conference on Sunday, addressing the Astros' cheating scandal and more. It did not go well.
Posted: February 16, 2020, 10:57 pm
Cincinnati Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer says he has gotten positive response to his criticism of a plan being considered by Major League Baseball to expand the playoffs, one that includes an extended break for top seeds and some teams choosing who they will play. Bauer directed his ire toward Commissioner
Posted: February 16, 2020, 10:50 pm
Get 'em, Yu!
Posted: February 16, 2020, 10:23 pm
With spring training now underway, the Boston Red Sox are still waiting on a decision from the MLB regarding a sign-stealing investigation into the club. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred provided an updated timeline for that on Sunday.
Posted: February 16, 2020, 10:13 pm
Minor League Baseball players will get a marginal pay raise, going into effect for the 2021 season.
Posted: February 16, 2020, 10:10 pm
Be it on a Triple-A field in Syracuse or a tennis court in South Asia, Tim Tebow is still working, hoping for a shot at the majors. Now 32, the former celebrated quarterback is back for his fifth year as a minor league outfielder for the New York Mets. A two-time national champion at Florida who won
Posted: February 16, 2020, 10:06 pm
Boston Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale provided an encouraging update on the status of his pitching elbow on Sunday. "I think I (threw) off the mound probably six or seven times this offseason," said Sale, who missed the final six weeks of the 2019 season due to the injury. The Red Sox likely
Posted: February 16, 2020, 9:40 pm
Jeff Samardzija calls himself old school, and that seems fairly fitting given the San Francisco Giants’ veteran right-hander is now 35 and entering his 13th major league season. In fact, the two spent some time together during the offseason in the Bay Area after Kapler was hired in November. After
Posted: February 16, 2020, 9:11 pm
Full-squad workouts, arbitration hearings 2,000 miles away and the beginning of spring training games \- this is going to be a busy week for the Phillies. By Jim Salisbury
Posted: February 16, 2020, 9:08 pm
The Cubs are hoping there's still some game left in the two-time All-Star.
Posted: February 16, 2020, 9:07 pm