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WATCH: The "new" New York Yankees take the field in Tampa

SNY's Sweeny Murti reports from New York Yankees spring training, as newcomers Matt Holliday and Chris Carter work out for the first time with their new teammates.
Via SNY
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mike Wilner sees batting title in Devon Travis’ future

Blue Jays voice Mike Wilner speculates how the Blue Jays opening day lineup will look top to bottom, starting with leadoff hitter Devon Travis, who he thinks will one day win a batting title.
Via SportsNetCanada
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Wade Miley gets in some bullpen work

Left-hander Wade Miley throws a bullpen session during Orioles spring training in Sarasota, Fla.
Via MASN
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ubaldo Jimenez throws at Orioles spring training

Right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez throws during bullpen session at the Ed Smith Stadium complex in Sarasota, Fla., during Orioles spring training.
Via MASN
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks: Patrick Corbin Ready to Regain Rotation Spot

Patrick Corbin of the Arizona Diamondbacks said lack of fastball command was a factor in his demotion from a starter There are certain experiences which raise the competition level. Bounced out of the rotation was one of those seismic events for Patrick Corbin of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Easily traversing through spring training hitters a year […] Arizona Diamondbacks: Patrick...
Via Venom Strikes
14 hours ago

Top 10 second basemen in baseball for 2017

There is an impressive amount of top-end talent at second base in today’s game. In both the National and American Leagues, there was an MVP finalist who plays the position, and the winner of Most Valuable Player honors in the World Series makes the position his home as well. Likewise, the batting champion in both leagues last season made his home at second base, along with one...
Via Yardbarker
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Feliz in Brewers camp, ready to challenge for closer's role

PHOENIX (AP) After sorting out work visa issues in his native Dominican Republic, the Brewers' Neftali Feliz arrived at Monday morning, ready to get to work with his new team. Feliz enters camp as Milwaukee's leading candidate to be the closer after the team parted ways with Jeremy Jeffress and Will Smith at the deadline last season, and with Tyler Thornburg during the winter...
Via AP on Fox
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Why the Angels Made the Right Call Letting Weaver Walk.

I loved Jered Weaver as much as the next guy; he was a true competitor, a guy who fought hard every time on the mound, and a guy who was as much the heart and soul of the Angels as anybody else. Saying goodbye is never easy, but at this point in his career, the Halos made the right call letting Weaver walk. Here’s why: His Performance – Really, this is the beginning and the...
Via Halo Headquarters
13 hours ago

WATCH: Stroman: Best rotation in baseball, hands down

Marcus Stroman says he'd argue day in and day out that the Blue Jays have the best rotation in baseball, also says he worked unbelievably hard this offseason on his body and all his pitches.
Via SportsNetCanada
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brewers' Feliz arrives at camp 'ready to get to work and ready to win'

PHOENIX -- After sorting out work visa issues in his native Dominican Republic, the Brewers' Neftali Feliz arrived at Monday morning, ready to get to work with his new team. Feliz enters camp as Milwaukee's leading candidate to be the closer after the team parted ways with Jeremy Jeffress and Will Smith at the deadline last season, and with Tyler Thornburg during the winter. "It...
Via AP on Fox
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mets PSL Notes: Rowen Unhittable, Familia Back In Camp, Salas Dealing

Mets pitcher Ben Rowen was “basically unhittable” off the mound today in Port St. Lucie, according to Abbey Mastracco on Twitter. Though he has tallied only 11.2 Major League innings, the submariner has gone 25-10 with a 1.85 ERA and 1.022 WHIP in the Minor Leagues since 2010. This could end up being another low-risk high-reward signing by Sandy Alderson that ends up having a...
Via Mets Merized Online
12 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: Breaking down the center field situation

After losing Dexter Fowler via free agency, the Chicago Cubs will likely employ a platoon approach to answering the center field question in 2017. About this time last year, Dexter Fowler surprised his Chicago Cubs teammates in Mesa after hammering out a one-year deal with Theo Epstein and the front office. He brought that same […] Chicago Cubs: Breaking down the center field situation...
Via Cubbies Crib
12 hours ago

Scott Schebler settled in, ready to win

GOODYEAR, Arizona (AP) Scott Schebler needed a year to settle in. Now he's ready to win. A year ago Schebler was new to the Reds and was competing with Adam Duvall, another newcomer, for playing time in left field. "I think the biggest thing is I know people now," Schebler said. "Not knowing anybody here was uncomfortable for me. This year is different. "I really think this...
Via AP on Fox
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Signing Anthony DeSclafani long-term would show the Reds have learned from Homer Bailey's extension

Being proactive with their best starter might pay dividends down the road for the Reds. It has become increasingly hard to remember, I know, but there was a once a time when ‘Homer Bailey’ wasn’t the equivalent of a four-letter word in the world of the Cincinnati Reds. Before his litany of arm issues - and before he signed his contract extension - a then 27 year old Bailey...
Via Red Reporter
12 hours ago

Recovering Wright, Pomeranz throw off mound

For two Red Sox starting pitchers coming off injuries and hoping to win spots in the rotation, Monday was a good day. Side by side, Steven Wright and Drew Pomeranz threw off the mound for the first time this spring. And they both did so with no pain.
Via RedSox.com
12 hours ago

Rockies' Story wants to show power surge was not fiction

For all Trevor Story accomplished in a record rookie season, his biggest takeaway is this: Slide feet first. A painful lesson and one that ended the Colorado Rockies shortstop's outstanding season in late July after he tore a ligament in his left thumb trying avoid a tag while reaching for second base . Before his injury, Story was making headlines for his improbable power surge...
Via AP on Fox
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rick Ankiel drank vodka before pitching in 2000 NLDS

Former St. Louis Cardinals’ pitcher Rick Ankiel has one of the more bizarre stories in MLB history. The future of one of the game’s most promising pitchers came crashing down in an instant.But prior to his infamous start in Game 1 of the 2000 NLDS against the Atlanta Braves, Ankiel actually saw his meltdown coming. He had a remedy for it, too.“Before that game…I’m scared...
Via Sportsnaut
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Yankees' plan for Alex Rodriguez

The guest instructor appearing at Yankees spring training for the first time Tuesday will have his own afternoon press conference.  Yes, Alex Rodriguez is coming back, and it's going to be equal parts interesting and odd but wholly intriguing. Manager Joe Girardi, however, said he wants A-Rod to just do what any other guest instructor would do: Teach. "He's going to work with...
Via NJ.com
11 hours ago

Marlins catcher Ellis is a backup with several major roles

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) Tom Kohler already understands why A. J. Ellis is considered a pitcher's catcher even though they've only been Marlins teammates for a week. ''He seems like he's a guy who's really going to push us,'' said Kohler, who went 9-13 with a 4.33 ERA last season. ''During my live (bullpen) session yesterday he wanted me to elevate the mental thought process. We were...
Via AP on Fox
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Moreland isn't thinking about replacing Ortiz's production

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Mitch Moreland knows he's likely the only new player in Boston's lineup since David Ortiz retired at the end of last season. He's just not listening to those who say he needs to replace Big Papi's lofty production. ''I try not to hear it because there's no replacing that guy,'' said the 31-year-old first baseman, who signed a $5.5-million, 1-year deal with...
Via AP on Fox
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mitch Moreland isn't thinking about replacing Ortiz's production

Mitch Moreland knows he's likely the only new player in Boston's lineup since David Ortiz retired at the end of last season
Via Boston.com
10 hours ago

Nottingham not trying to do too much

Jacob Nottingham says his debut season in the Brewers organization was about learning lessons, but here's one the catching prospect almost forgot.
Via Brewers.com
11 hours ago

Mariners manager Servais expects plenty from lefty Paxton

PEORIA, Arizona (AP) Forget the batter's box, pitching mound or anywhere else between the chalk lines of a baseball field. According to Seattle Mariners manager Scott Servais, the location of one of the biggest obstacles blocking a player from consistently excelling isn't on the diamond. ''A lot of it with that last hurdle is between your ears,'' Servais said at the Peoria Sports...
Via AP on Fox
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Canseco warns humanity about robot takeover in Twitter rant

Jose Canseco wants us all to be smarter about artificial intelligenceThe former Major League Baseball player used Twitter on Monday to issue a dire warning about robots’ impending takeover of the economy and ultimately our ability to survive. Canseco used history and statistics to further his argument, although we’re not sure how accurate his numbers are. Canseco published a...
Via NESN.com
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Impactful Seager crucial to middle of lineup

On a team with a few big-time stars in Robinson Cano, Nelson Cruz and Felix Hernandez, he's not the first name that pops up when people talk about Mariners baseball. But don't underestimate the impact of Kyle Seager on Seattle's club and its chances in 2017.
Via Mariners.com
11 hours ago
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