Thu Mar 30 2017 17:02:09 GMT+0000 (UTC) - It's the time in Spring Training when exhibitions begin to shift to Major League parks, and today's MLB.TV lineup features seven games overall and four in big league venues.
Thu Mar 30 2017 04:21:04 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Time to step up your cap game.
Thu Mar 30 2017 17:08:13 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Blake Treinen will be the Nationals' Opening Day closer, manager Dusty Baker announced Thursday.
Thu Mar 30 2017 05:28:39 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Corey Seager is waiting for you.
Thu Mar 30 2017 13:05:59 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Why has there been such a huge increase in homers over the last two seasons? The theories are endless, so we went right to the source, talking to more than 40 players about the changes they've made to try to tap into more power.
Thu Mar 30 2017 14:43:51 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Zack Wheeler's two-year rehabilitation from Tommy John surgery is at an end. The Mets announced Thursday that Wheeler has made their Opening Day roster, while Steven Matz will begin the year on the 10-day disabled list due to inflammation in his left elbow.
Thu Mar 30 2017 17:00:33 GMT+0000 (UTC) - The Yankees have set their Opening Day roster, selecting Aaron Judge as the starting right fielder and Luis Severino as the club's No. 4 starter.
Thu Mar 30 2017 16:50:21 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Several top prospects bolstered their stock with strong Spring Training performances. So who is on the verge of making a Top 100 appearance? Jonathan Mayo answers the questions in this week's inbox.
Thu Mar 30 2017 15:50:59 GMT+0000 (UTC) - The Rangers will hold a news conference today at 3 p.m. ET. at Globe Life Park to announce their agreement on a six-year contract extension with second baseman Rougned Odor. Fans can watch a live stream on MLB.com and texasrangers.com.
Thu Mar 30 2017 13:04:50 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Don't sleep on these guys.
Thu Mar 30 2017 13:11:21 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Can Clayton Kershaw finally lead the Los Angeles Dodgers to their first World Series appearance in nearly 30 years?
Thu Mar 30 2017 13:06:36 GMT+0000 (UTC) - All week, in an effort to both stoke debate and get stoked for the 2017 season, we're ranking the top five clubs in a few key categories. We've gone over the rotations and lineups, and we'll continue today with the bullpens.
Thu Mar 30 2017 05:28:54 GMT+0000 (UTC) - With fantasy-baseball-draft season in full-swing, MLB.com put together a cheat sheet for fans in need of expert advice. Make sure to have the one-stop information shop on hand during your auctions or snake drafts.
Thu Mar 30 2017 13:11:52 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Watch live out-of-market games -- including select Spring Training games without blackouts -- on more than 400 devices. Plus, enjoy full portability with a free subscription to At Bat Premium ($19.99 value).
Sat Mar 25 2017 05:32:00 GMT+0000 (UTC) - If you're like millions around the country, you're excited for not only Opening Day, but Yahoo Sports Fantasy Baseball, the Official Commissioner Game of MLB.com.
Thu Mar 30 2017 00:52:43 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Who says he can't?
Thu Mar 30 2017 05:29:13 GMT+0000 (UTC) - From baseball's brightest stars to the next great fantasy steal lurking on the depth chart, everything you need to know is one click away.
Thu Mar 30 2017 14:36:34 GMT+0000 (UTC) - The Baseball Assistance Team presented its annual Bobby Murcer Award amid the gradual closing of Spring Training to Cleveland in the American League and New York in the National League.
Thu Mar 30 2017 13:57:05 GMT+0000 (UTC) - The Twins took another step toward rounding out their roster with a series of moves Thursday, reassigning ByungHo Park to Minor League camp. The club also named Adalberto Mejia as its fifth starter.
Thu Mar 30 2017 05:29:25 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Check out MLB Pipeline's newly updated list of the Top 100 Prospects in the game.
Thu Mar 30 2017 13:10:35 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Can it get any better for the Cubs? Socially, probably not. Their 2016 World Series championship ride was a once-every-108-years style of celebration. But can they be better in 2017 than they were in '16? Absolutely.
Thu Mar 30 2017 13:11:02 GMT+0000 (UTC) - There was no estimated distance on Adam Duvall's first-inning home run for the Reds vs. the Indians in a x-x loss on Wednesday. Had it not careened off the left-field scoreboard, it certainly would have landed outside of Goodyear Ballpark.
Thu Mar 30 2017 13:11:34 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Fantasy drafts are all about value, and these 10 players should offer production that exceeds their acquisition costs.
Thu Mar 30 2017 13:34:41 GMT+0000 (UTC) - It was a perfectly balmy evening Wednesday at Salt River Fields for the D-backs to stage their annual "Evening on the Diamond" fundraiser.
Wed Mar 29 2017 19:55:15 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Yes I'm gonna be a star.
Wed Mar 29 2017 21:22:44 GMT+0000 (UTC) - The Cardinals cleared out their Spring Training complex and departed for Memphis late Wednesday afternoon with Yadier Molina's contract situation still unresolved.
Thu Mar 30 2017 00:35:09 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Opening Day is nearly upon us, which means it's Prediction Season, and what's more fun to predict than which players will take home baseball's most prestigious awards? MLB.com's 30 beat reporters weighed in to highlight which stars could be in line for some hardware come November.
Thu Mar 30 2017 01:59:28 GMT+0000 (UTC) - The Astros will begin the 2017 season as legitimate contenders to win the American League West division, and Minute Maid Park has undergone another dramatic transformation, with a rebuilt center field section offering a more comfortable, spacious area and improved food and drink options for fans.
Thu Mar 30 2017 03:33:34 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Here's the bottom line: You can't honor Aaron too much, not unless you believe there is something wrong with giving an eternal hug to somebody who is as extraordinary a person as he was a baseball player.
Wed Mar 29 2017 21:39:15 GMT+0000 (UTC) - The extra plate appearance Randal Grichuk requested on Wednesday was one he regretted afterward.
Wed Mar 29 2017 21:27:54 GMT+0000 (UTC) - We polled more than 50 experts from MLB.com and MLB Network to see how they envision the 2017 season shaping up, in terms of individual awards. Here are the results.
Wed Mar 29 2017 22:59:30 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Miguel Cabrera played his final home game of this Spring Training under the Florida sun Wednesday afternoon. He cleaned up, donned some of his branded clothes for street gear, and got back into the batter's box at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium to play some ball with Discovery Channel's "Diesel Brothers."
Wed Mar 29 2017 22:39:38 GMT+0000 (UTC) - As entries continue through April 12 for the 2017 Honorary Bat Girl Contest, there is a formidable cast of guest judges charged with poring over submissions at HonoraryBatGirl.com and somehow choosing 30 winners -- one for each Major League Baseball club -- from among stories that are all powerful studies of courage in the face of breast cancer
Wed Mar 29 2017 20:45:02 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Mets starter Steven Matz's last chance at a roster spot evaporated Wednesday, when he went for an MRI on his sore left elbow. Manager Terry Collins said he does not expect Matz, who has been nursing a tender elbow for the past week, to make the Opening Day roster.
Wed Mar 29 2017 20:49:59 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Who said science isn't fun?
Wed Mar 29 2017 19:02:02 GMT+0000 (UTC) - The Rangers are five days away from Opening Day, and their best player is still not in the lineup. Adrian Beltre remains sidelined with tightness in his right calf muscle. He had an MRI exam on Monday, and it revealed he does not have a significant strain. But the third baseman hasn't played since coming out of Sunday's game against the Dodgers after just one plate appearance.
Thu Mar 30 2017 00:32:54 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Jonathan Villar agrees with Brewers officials that he will fare better this season at second base than he did last year at third. Villar also thinks he is a candidate to win some hardware. "I want to focus on winning a Gold Glove," Villar said. "I like playing there. I think I can do it."
Thu Mar 30 2017 00:41:28 GMT+0000 (UTC) - While the 2017 National High School Invitational championship game won't be played until Saturday, Wednesday's opening-round matchup between Cullman and Dana Hills, with their respective aces on the mound, had the feel of a title bout.
Wed Mar 29 2017 21:35:19 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Mets closer Jeurys Familia was suspended for 15 games by Major League Baseball on Wednesday for violating the league's joint domestic violence, sexual assault and child-abuse policy. Familia's suspension will begin on Opening Day.
Thu Mar 30 2017 00:04:12 GMT+0000 (UTC) - The A's and Cubs combined for 30 hits and 26 runs, but in the end, it was the Cubs that walked off the field with the 15-11 victory in front of 15,448 at Sloan Field in the final Cactus League game for both teams.
Wed Mar 29 2017 23:30:59 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Former Padres manager and general manager Jack McKeon has been elected to the team's Hall of Fame.
Thu Mar 30 2017 00:16:33 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Brandon McCarthy battled back from Tommy John surgery and a case of the yips to reclaim his spot in the starting rotation, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts announced on Wednesday.
Thu Mar 30 2017 00:36:23 GMT+0000 (UTC) - After sitting out a week to rest a tender right hamstring, speedster Jarrod Dyson returned to what looked a lot like Seattle's potential Opening Day lineup in Wednesday's 3-3 tie with the Dodgers.
Wed Mar 29 2017 23:57:15 GMT+0000 (UTC) - The Angels broke camp Wednesday afternoon and high-tailed it out of town just five days until Opening Day. But who will take the ball Monday night in Oakland is unknown. So too is who will close out that game should the Angels have a late lead. The rest of the starting rotation is equally unclear.
Wed Mar 29 2017 17:26:31 GMT+0000 (UTC) - In this Opening Day lead-up, let's talk about lineups. Following Tuesday's ranking of the top five rotations in the game at the start of 2017, we move on now to the offensive outlooks.
Wed Mar 29 2017 22:12:25 GMT+0000 (UTC) - With his fourth multihit game of spring, Dexter Fowler keyed the Cardinals' 6-2 win over the Nationals in St. Louis' Grapefruit League finale on Wednesday. The Cardinals finished 7-0-1 against Washington this spring and won 20 games in Grapefruit League play for the first time since 1997.
Wed Mar 29 2017 22:09:38 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Right-hander Dillon Gee was terrific in his final spring outing in Arizona on Wednesday. Now the Rangers have to decide if they want him in Texas. Nothing has been resolved on that front, even though Gee had an out-clause in his contract that could be triggered on Wednesday.
Thu Mar 30 2017 00:32:59 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Clayton Kershaw allowed two runs in three innings in his final start before Opening Day in the Dodgers Cactus League finale on Wednesday. Nelson Cruz, who missed five days with the flu, had an RBI double for Seattle.
Wed Mar 29 2017 23:21:11 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Peter Bourjos, Nick Franklin, and Shane Peterson homered in the sixth to lead a 15-6 win over the Orioles Wednesday afternoon at Charlotte Sports Park.
Wed Mar 29 2017 21:53:36 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Continuing his rapid improvement from a left oblique strain, Mets center fielder Juan Lagares said Wednesday that he expects he'll be ready for Opening Day. That is a reversal from what the team initially feared when Lagares suffered the injury.
Wed Mar 29 2017 23:13:11 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Spring Training finished pretty much as it started for Dan Straily. On Wednesday afternoon, the 28-year-old right-hander gave up one run in six innings in the Marlins' 5-5 tie with the Astros at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches.
Wed Mar 29 2017 14:34:37 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Certainly, every team wants to win the World Series, but suffice it to say, the championship dreams currently rate a little stronger in Cleveland, where the Indians are coming off an American League pennant, than on the South Side of Chicago, where the White Sox are open to dealing their Opening Day starter. With that in mind, each club in the AL Central might have to adjust its specific plan as 2017 evolves. Here are some Plan B possibilities.