MLB News
  • Harper puts 2016 struggles in rearview mirror

    Sat Feb 18 2017 20:30:18 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Bryce Harper said he knew "exactly why" his production dropped during a disappointing 2016 season coming off winning the National League's Most Valuable Player Award in '15. But during his first meeting with the media this spring, he did not elaborate on exactly what was different.

  • Miggy motivated to win for Venezuela, Ilitch

    Sat Feb 18 2017 21:24:30 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Miguel Cabrera added boxing to his training routine this offseason on the advice of Venezuelan boxer Jorge Linares. As Cabrera begins his 10th season with the Tigers, he has two motivations to fight for victories this year.

  • MLB.TV includes nearly 300 Spring games

    Sun Feb 19 2017 02:44:32 GMT+0000 (UTC) - MLB.TV is back and it's better than ever. Watch live out-of-market games -- including almost 300 Spring Training games & the World Baseball Classic without blackouts in the U.S. -- on more than 400 devices.

  • Cespedes all business after new deal with Mets

    Sat Feb 18 2017 18:37:24 GMT+0000 (UTC) - No more car shows. Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is signed long term and focused on bringing the team a championship.

  • Trout lands with personal, team goals in mind

    Sat Feb 18 2017 23:01:45 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Angels star center fielder Mike Trout arrived to Tempe Diablo Stadium ahead of the club's first full-squad workout and said one of his goals this season is to steal 40 bases, a threshold he hasn't reached since stealing 49 as a rookie in 2012.

  • 5 breakout hitters seek to duplicate success

    Sun Feb 19 2017 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (UTC) - With Spring Training now underway -- and the 2017 campaign quickly approaching -- it's a good time to consider five position players whose numbers jumped significantly last season. Why might each maintain that progress and, conversely, why might that prove to be a tall task?

  • Spring has arrived: Get tickets, skeds, gear

    Sun Feb 19 2017 01:44:18 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Ready to see your favorite squad back in action? Come out to see live Grapefruit and Cactus League action this spring.

  • Swanson gets custom glove to honor fallen friend

    Sat Feb 18 2017 22:54:05 GMT+0000 (UTC) - When Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson takes the field this year, he'll once again be able to look at his glove and proudly remember the times he spent with Dai-Jon Parker, a former Vanderbilt University basketball player who passed away two years ago.

  • Classic sites: WBC '17 tix for Miami, SD, LA

    Sat Feb 18 2017 22:45:08 GMT+0000 (UTC) - You'll receive better seats and lower prices than fans who buy game by game. Tickets for the first, second and Championship Rounds are on sale now.

  • Levine, Betances at odds after arbitration results

    Sat Feb 18 2017 20:24:12 GMT+0000 (UTC) - An arbitration panel has determined that Dellin Betances should earn $3 million this season, rather than the $5 million he asked for, and Yankees president Randy Levine said that the higher request "had no bearings in reality," while making the pitcher "a victim of an attempt to change the marketplace in baseball."

  • Baseball for days: Ain't it great?

    Sun Feb 19 2017 02:46:11 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Before long, we will have baseball games almost every day until the 2017 World Series champions are crowned.

  • Top fantasy shortstops long on power

    Sun Feb 19 2017 00:47:17 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.

  • Intriguing position battles to keep an eye on this spring

    Sun Feb 19 2017 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (UTC) - There are a number of positional battles that will play out during Spring Training that could help determine the strength of this season's contenders.

  • Play Ball event caps MLB's RBI Institute

    Sun Feb 19 2017 01:14:12 GMT+0000 (UTC) - A Play Ball event in Memphis capped the biennial RBI Institute, which drew more than 100 individuals who administer RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities) programs throughout the United States and several countries.

  • Machado focused on present, not future

    Sat Feb 18 2017 18:15:59 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Manny Machado, who will be a free agent at the end of the 2018 season, is one of several Orioles who could be nearing the end of their time in Baltimore. He's gearing up for an unusual spring, in which he'll play a handful of games at shortstop early before leaving to play for the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic.

  • Future watch: MLBPipeline.com's Top 100 Prospects

    Sun Feb 19 2017 01:32:39 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Check out MLB Pipeline's newly updated list of the Top 100 Prospects in the game.

  • Gagne pondering comeback at age 41

    Sat Feb 18 2017 20:14:30 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Former Cy Young Award winner Eric Gagne is serving as a guest pitching instructor for the Dodgers this week, but he's also been on the mound with a comeback under consideration.

  • Leather man: Romine brings 8 gloves to camp

    Sat Feb 18 2017 22:21:20 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Most players keep a glove or two on the shelf atop the locker that was designed for it. Andrew Romine crammed four into that space, and that's just half the total he brought to camp.

  • New Orleans UYA hosts Urban Invitational

    Sun Feb 19 2017 02:38:30 GMT+0000 (UTC) - For the fourth consecutive year, MLB's Urban Invitational was hosted at the Urban Youth Academy in New Orleans. Saturday began with Play Ball, a youth-oriented program rooted in teaching baseball's fundamentals.

  • Cano's goal: End Mariners' postseason drought

    Sun Feb 19 2017 00:08:58 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Coming off one of the best seasons of his impressive 12-year career, Robinson Cano has two things in mind this spring. No. 1, do it all again. And No. 2, this time help get his team into the postseason.

  • A's made a special card for a young fan

    Sat Feb 18 2017 21:00:15 GMT+0000 (UTC) - He's now officially a top prospect.

  • Carter excited to don pinstripes, play at Yankee Stadium

    Sat Feb 18 2017 22:20:26 GMT+0000 (UTC) - After calling the cities of Oakland, Houston and Milwaukee home through his first seven years in the big leagues, Chris Carter said that he can already tell the atmosphere is different with the Yankees, and the slugger can't wait to try on the pinstripes for real.

  • Photo of the Day: These young Orioles fans stood atop their bikes to catch some baseballs

    Sat Feb 18 2017 22:52:57 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Baseball is eternal.

  • Donnie Baseball steps up to the plate during camp

    Sat Feb 18 2017 18:17:44 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Marlins manager Don Mattingly, a career .307 hitter during his 14-year career with the Yankees, takes a hands-on approach in Spring Training. To get a better feel for how a pitcher is throwing, the former All-Star first baseman occasionally steps up to the plate.

  • Moncada ignores hype, focuses on Sox roster

    Sat Feb 18 2017 17:49:11 GMT+0000 (UTC) - He's been labeled a "stud," but Yoan Moncada is staying focused on making the big league roster with the White Sox.

  • Greatest of his generation? Kershaw keeps rolling

    Sat Feb 18 2017 22:17:50 GMT+0000 (UTC) - This is what we're seeing each time Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw takes the mound this season: One of the best ever. After just nine seasons, that's where his career seems to be headed.

  • Trout, Betts headline stellar outfield options

    Sat Feb 18 2017 21:16:23 GMT+0000 (UTC) - While other positions certainly make valuable contributions to fantasy lineups, arguably no group is as important as the outfielders. The ultimate fate of many fantasy squads will hinge on the decision of when and how owners stock the outfield.

  • Gurriel begins full-time work at first base

    Sat Feb 18 2017 20:05:18 GMT+0000 (UTC) - At the Astros' first full-squad workout at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches on Saturday, Yulieski Gurriel was taking grounders at first base.

  • Moreno: Halos will stay at Angel Stadium through '29

    Sat Feb 18 2017 18:42:27 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Owner Arte Moreno said Saturday that the Angels will play out their current lease in Anaheim, a move that will keep the team at Angel Stadium through at least 2029. The Angels could have opted out of their current lease in 2019, but attempts to secure a new ballpark elsewhere have so far proved unsuccessful.

  • Donaldson diagnosed with right calf strain

    Sat Feb 18 2017 20:46:00 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson has a right calf strain and will be evaluated daily throughout Spring Training, the team announced Saturday. He is expected to be ready to start the season.

  • Padres agree to deal with Weaver

    Sat Feb 18 2017 22:36:52 GMT+0000 (UTC) - The San Diego Padres and veteran right-hander Jered Weaver have agreed on a contract, pending a physical, said general manager A.J. Preller.

  • Watch Elon University's Robbie Welhaf throw the first no-hitter in 2017

    Sat Feb 18 2017 22:08:01 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Well done, Welhaf.

  • Betances arbitration decision par for the course

    Sat Feb 18 2017 20:43:08 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Randy Levine's remarks were rough. But they weren't incorrect. The Yankees president had a barn-burner of a conference call with reporters Saturday about Dellin Betances' arbitration hearing, and Betances would later indicate he was as at least as upset about Levine's public comments as he was about the hearing's result.

  • Kershaw gets 7th straight Opening Day nod for Dodgers

    Sat Feb 18 2017 18:37:59 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Clayton Kershaw was named the Dodgers Opening Day starter by manager Dave Roberts on Saturday, tying Kershaw with Don Drysdale and Don Sutton for the Los Angeles record with seven.

  • Longo shortens swing, grows beard for spring

    Sat Feb 18 2017 17:24:45 GMT+0000 (UTC) - The face of the franchise has a different face this spring.

  • Glove Day a lot like Christmas for Padres

    Sat Feb 18 2017 23:14:40 GMT+0000 (UTC) - He may be a big league ballplayer, but on the day his new gloves arrive each spring, Travis Jankowski becomes a kid again. Such was the case Saturday, when he received his shipment of new Wilson gloves on Glove Day.

  • Braun prepares for 11th season with Brewers

    Sat Feb 18 2017 22:11:30 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Ryan Braun had barely stepped foot in the Brewers' Spring Training clubhouse Saturday when he absorbed the first wave of trash talk.

  • Healthy offseason propels Harrison into spring

    Sat Feb 18 2017 21:37:45 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Josh Harrison could tell when he swung a bat, picked up a dumbbell or playfully tossed his 3-year-old daughter, Mia, in the air.

  • Attanasio wants Crew to take next step in '17

    Sat Feb 18 2017 21:21:33 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Brewers owner Mark Attanasio talked about family, community and opportunity in his address to the team before its first full-squad workout on Saturday. And for the first time in 13 years, he dropped a four-letter word.

  • Ichiro shows no signs of stopping after 3,000

    Sat Feb 18 2017 20:02:23 GMT+0000 (UTC) - A new batch of novelty license plates were made after Ichiro Suzuki became the 30th player in Major League history to reach 3,000 hits. It's just part of "Ichiro Mania" that still exists in his native Japan.

  • Lester: Cubs are 'naive enough' to repeat

    Fri Feb 17 2017 19:57:08 GMT+0000 (UTC) - The last team to repeat as World Series champions was the Yankees, winning three in a row from 1998-2000. Could the Cubs be the next to do so? Jon Lester says they may be naive and cocky enough.

  • Energized Lawrie stepping in right direction

    Sat Feb 18 2017 18:03:43 GMT+0000 (UTC) - It wasn't until October when Scott Lawrie realized it was the orthotics in his shoes that were the root cause of his injury problems.

  • Shortstop Escobar aiming for the fences

    Sat Feb 18 2017 19:54:26 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Shortstop Alcides Escobar made a bold statement right out of the gate Saturday as rain cut short the Royals' workout: he believes he can hit double-digit home runs after hitting a career-high seven homers in 2016.

  • Coghlan anticipating 'new chapter' as Phillie

    Sat Feb 18 2017 19:51:51 GMT+0000 (UTC) - How does Chris Coghlan follow one of the greatest seasons in baseball history and possibly the greatest World Series ever? He starts from scratch, and he signs a Minor League contract with the Phillies.

  • Perkins could open season on disabled list

    Sat Feb 18 2017 17:41:54 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Twins closer Glen Perkins continues to make progress in his recovery from labrum surgery, as he threw his second bullpen session of the spring without any issues on Saturday.