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Kris Bryant To Begin Season In Minors

The Cubs announced today that wunderkind Kris Bryant has been assigned to Minor League camp, indicating that he will not make the team’s Opening Day …

Sports Blogs

Doug Whaley wants Mario Williams, Kyle Williams to retire as Buffalo Bills

Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley says that he wants veteran defensive linemen Kyle Williams and Mario Williams to retire as members of the …

Mario Williams

Buffalo Bills approaching season ticket sales record

[Buffalo Rumblings] The Buffalo Bills' new owners and busy offseason have pushed season ticket sales into the stratosphere. The Buffalo Bills' season …

Buffalo Bills

Neuroscouting may give Red Sox a heads-up on prospects’ potential

One after another, the Red Sox scouts who descended upon Overton High School in Tennessee swooned as they watched Mookie Betts.

Area scout Danny …

Boston

Verlander resumes throwing, status uncertain

Right-hander scheduled to make final spring start Thursday vs. Yankees

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Justin Verlander resumed throwing Sunday morning, but the Tigers still aren't sure if he'll make his scheduled start Thursday.

Verlander did some "light tossing" at Joker Marchant Stadium, manager Brad Ausmus …

Justin Verlander

CC Sabathia Doesn’t Give An (Expletive) About Poor Spring Training Stats

CC Sabathia is having a brutal spring, but he certainly isn’t concerned about what that might mean for his regular season.Sabathia was knocked around …

CC Sabathia

Minnesota Twins: Tommy Milone earns spot in rotation after solid spring

The battle for the fifth spot in Minnesota’s starting rotation is now over, as Tommy Milone was officially named a starter by manager Paul Molitor. …

Major League Baseball

Seven years ago today, a Red Sox-Dodgers game set the record for largest baseball crowd in history | MLB.com

Baseball is America's pastime, so when a major baseball milestone happens, you can expect roughly all of America to show up. At least that's what happened on March 29, 2008, when the Dodgers, celebrating the 50th anniversary of their move to L.A., played the Red Sox at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum, …

Sports History

Roenis Elias optioned to Triple-A

MLB

PEORIA, Ariz. -- Left-hander pitcher Roenis Elias has been optioned by the Seattle Mariners to Triple-A Tacoma, a decision that likely means right-hander Taijuan Walker will be the Mariners' fifth starter.

Seattle made the roster move with Elias on Sunday. But manager Lloyd McClendon would not …

Major League Baseball

Magee enjoying tryout with Red Sox

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FORT MYERS, Fla. -- When Brandon Magee was growing up as a two-sport star in Corona, California, people told him he could be the next Bo Jackson.

Now the 24-year-old Magee, after being released by the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers, is in the Boston Red Sox's minor league camp and is taking a …

Baseball

One Sunday closer. #GoBills

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A-Rod challenges Jeff Francoeur's arm, loses by notable margin

Big League Stew

If you had March 28 as the first day we'd truly question something Alex Rodriguez did on or off the field this spring, you'd be …

Jeff Francoeur

Pirates pitchers finding success with expanded strike zone

BRADENTON, Fla.

The low strike is changing baseball, and it has changed the Pirates.

Pitchers increasingly are targeting the lower third of the strike …

Strike Zone

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With major defections, early rotation woes, could Rays be in for long year?

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Could the low-revenue Rays finally be out of miracles?

Beyond all the offseason losses, including key defections in the front office, the manager's chair and especially the lineup, the Rays are battling injuries that have turned their rotation into a jigsaw puzzle. Nathan …

Baseball

Defiant CC Sabathia doesn’t give a f–k about poor spring outings

TAMPA — Nine and two-thirds inning of game work for CC Sabathia this spring, the last five of those coming Saturday at the Yankees’ minor league …

CC Sabathia

U.S. union stands behind minor-league baseball players

The United Food and Commercial Workers Union voices support for a lawsuit alleging MLB pays minor-leaguers less than minimum wage.

Major League Baseball

It is with sadness we share that minor leaguer Victor Sanchez has passed away. Our deepest condolences to his family. http://t.co/DWidXIrCDG

Nate Schierholtz opts out of contract with Rangers

Nate Schierholtz opted out of his contract with the Rangers, Felix Doubront was released by the Cubs, and the Angels released Matt Lindstrom.As …

Sports Blogs

The Shane Victorino saga with Boston radio personalities continues

Shane Victorino didn't like the way a pair of radio personalities in Boston interpreted his desire to see the Red Sox acquire Cole Hamels from the …

Shane Victorino

Efren Navarro is inspired to do well with Angels after father's death

A winter of sorrow has given way to a spring of contentment for Efren Navarro, whose superb exhibition season in the wake of his father's death has positioned the first baseman/outfielder for a spot on the Angels bench.

Efren Navarro Sr., who was diagnosed with leukemia six years ago, encouraged his …

Major League Baseball

Don't be shy about drafting these SP prospects in fantasy drafts

We’re less than two weeks from Opening Night at Wrigley Field, which means there’s precious little prep time for those of who still have drafts and …

Fantasy Sports

Report: Mets talking long-term contract with Lucas Duda

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Lucas Duda's representatives are discussing a long-term contract extension with the New York Mets, the New York Post reported.

Duda is earning $4.2 million this season. He has two more years of arbitration eligibility remaining, so he is not eligible for free agency until …

New York

Napoli, Ramirez lead way as Red Sox defeat Rays

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- The Red Sox scored early on Saturday and then added runs late to put a 9-6 win over the Rays on ice at Charlotte Sports Park.
The Red Sox jumped to a 6-0 lead, only to see that lead get cut to one run due to a costly error. But they scored once in the sixth and two times in …

Boston

Braves lefty Wood works through jams

Josh Donaldson got a one-out single in the second but Wood retired the next two batters. Jose Bautista knocked a two-out, two-run double off of Wood …

Russell Martin

Did David Ortiz admit to more than he realized with his Players’ Tribune editorial?

Here’s something fun to think about: David Ortiz Players’ Tribune editorial in which he said that “nobody in MLB history has been tested for PEDs …

David Ortiz

Theo Epstein and Curt Schilling had a pretty interesting exchange about Kris Bryant

Kudos to Epstein for a good answer. Kudos to Schilling for a couple of more probing questions.

Curt Schilling

Manfred suggests Boras stay out of Cubs business; agent shoots back

Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred didn't hesitate to weigh in on the very public debate between the Cubs and agent Scott Boras regarding the hot topic of the spring, which is whether young slugger Kris Bryant should make the team's Opening Day roster, and it's no surprise Manfred took the Cubs' …

Scott Boras

At Least All These Tommy John Surgeries Aren’t Rotator Cuff Surgeries

No pitcher’s elbow seems safe anymore. Earlier in spring training, Yu Darvish, the perennial Cy Young contender and ace of the Texas Rangers staff, …

Tommy John