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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sat Feb 18 2017 21:00:15 GMT+0000 (UTC) - He's now officially a top prospect.
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.
Sat Feb 18 2017 22:52:57 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Baseball is eternal.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sat Feb 18 2017 22:08:01 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Well done, Welhaf.
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.
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.
Sat Feb 18 2017 17:24:45 GMT+0000 (UTC) - The face of the franchise has a different face this spring.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.