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Projecting Every MLB Team's Most Difficult Cut or Demotion

Link to Media<p>Over the next few weeks, teams will face difficult decisions as they begin to trim down their rosters to the maximum 25 players by Opening Day.<p>While many of these fall under the category of a "good problem to have," some teams could risk losing a player who is out of options to …

Baseball

All of the Best Moments, Plays of MLB Opening Day 2014

Link to Media<p>Opening Day in Major League Baseball brings with it a special, unique feeling for everyone. It can be the unofficial start of spring, or that surge of optimism that comes with the first pitch, or the nostalgia of watching games as a kid.<p>Whatever the reasons for loving baseball, Opening …

Baltimore Orioles

Yankees Opening Day 2014: Previewing New York's Opener Against Astros

Link to Media<p>The New York Yankees owned the offseason, and on Tuesday, they begin their quest in substantiating their slew of pricey moves.<p>It started with Brian McCann, a seven-time All Star who signed a five-year, $85 million contract in November. Then the Yanks simply continued to up the ante …

Baltimore Orioles

Bobby Parnell Injury: Updates on Mets Closer's Elbow and Return

Link to Media<p><b>Updates from Sunday, April 6</b><p>The Mets official Twitter account provides some devastating news for Bobby Parnell and fans of the team:<p><b>Updates from Friday, April 4</b><p>ESPN's Adam Rubin has an update on Parnell's status:<p>Bobby Parnell indicated Thursday that team doctors have told him it is …

Major League Baseball

This is amazing - Big Papi takes a #selfie with President Barack Obama at the White House. #soxandstripes

Jonny Gomes. Boss. #soxandstripes

Bobby Parnell has tear in elbow

New York Mets closer Bobby Parnell has a partially torn ligament in his pitching elbow and might need surgery, the team announced Tuesday.<p>The Mets …

New York Mets

Felix Hernandez, Mariners Offense Tease Breakthrough 2014 Season in Opener

Link to Media<p>New Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon might have had the following game plan in mind for his club's opener against the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night.<p>A dominant performance by Felix Hernandez.<br>• A whole bunch of runs.<br>• Whatever else you got.<p>According to the Rolling Stones, you …

Baseball

“Nice to meet you, Mr. President. But first, let me take a selfie.”

“Nice to meet you, Mr. President. But first, let me take a selfie.”

That’s one way to take off your helmet

That’s one way to take off your helmet.

A's lose major league-record 10th straight Opening Day game

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Terry Francona asked crew chief Mike Winters to review a collision at the plate, and the umpire obliged. The call was confirmed, …

Baseball

Toronto Blue Jays: How Jose Reyes Injury Affects the Team

Link to Media<p>Well, who didn’t see that coming?<p>In case you missed it, Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes left the first game of the season due to a hamstring injury on Monday.<p>The 30-year-old shortstop felt his left hamstring tighten while running to first base following his first at-bat. He was …

Baseball

Marlins' Jose Fernandez shines vs. Rockies in 1st Opening Day start

MIAMI -- Coming in from the bullpen to make his first Opening Day start, Jose Fernandez blew a kiss to his family in the stands. Nine innings later, …

Miami Marlins

Don Baylor breaks leg on first pitch

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Los Angeles Angels hitting coach Don Baylor broke his right leg while catching Vladimir Guerrero's ceremonial first pitch Monday …

Baylor Bears

Can Buster Posey Power the Giants Offense to New Heights in 2014?

Link to Media<p>During a rare season when the San Francisco Giants' starting rotation struggled as a whole, finishing with the seventh-highest ERA (4.37) in baseball in 2013, Buster Posey's decline in production went relatively unnoticed.<p>Maybe it's because Posey was still pretty good, posting an .821 …

Major League Baseball

Buster Posey homer caps Giants' rally over Diamondbacks

PHOENIX -- The San Francisco Giants were kicking the ball around so badly Monday night that manager Bruce Bochy wanted to start spring training over …

Baseball

Alex Gonzalez singles in 9th to lift Tigers past Royals

DETROIT -- On a day of dandy Detroit debuts, Alex Gonzalez helped Brad Ausmus start his tenure as Tigers manager with a win.<p>Gonzalez lined an RBI …

Kansas City

First Sausage Race of 2014 at Miller Park

We’re betting he’s a Mike Trout fan. #OpeningDay

THE STRUGGLE IS REAL! Bryce Harper has trouble with beach ball at Citi Field

Andrew McCutchen Plunders Breakfast in Sensational New 'This Is SportsCenter' Ad

Always plunder the lox.<p>If there’s one piece of knowledge to take away from ESPN’s newest “This Is SportsCenter” ad, it’s that Andrew McCutchen loves his brined salmon.<p>The Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder recently made his first ESPN commercial appearance, leading a band of pirate mascots on a daring …

Tampa Bay

Paul Konerko not starting

CHICAGO -- The White Sox will have captain Paul Konerko on the bench for the final Opening Day of his productive career.<p>White Sox manager Robin …

Chicago White Sox

Brian Wilson's Opening-Night Implosion Gives Dodgers Cause for Concern

Link to Media<p>The Los Angeles Dodgers' second game of 2014 season was marred by a late bullpen implosion. So was their third game of the season on Sunday night.<p>One of these bullpen implosions is more concerning than the other, and I'll give you a hint which one it is: The one we just saw.<p>It actually …

Los Angeles Dodgers

MLB Opening Day 2014: Full Schedule, Last-Minute Predictions for Monday's Action

Link to Media<p>We made it. Opening Day is finally upon us. Even though it's not an official national holiday, it is still treated as such by fans.<p>After an offseason that featured a great deal of player movement and an arduous spring training period, the 2014 MLB season is set to kick off on …

Boston Red Sox

Tommy Hunter Named Baltimore Orioles' Closer: Latest Reaction and Analysis

Link to Media<p>The Baltimore Orioles have confirmed that Tommy Hunter will be the team's closer this season, according to MLB.com Orioles reporter Brittany Ghiroli on Twitter:<p><i>The Baltimore Sun</i>'s Dan Connolly points out that the move, which comes just hours before Baltimore's season opener against the …

Baseball

Former MLB stars ring the opening bell with Budweiser to celebrate #OpeningDay.

Just chilling before #openingday.

Rangers 'very encouraged' by Yu Darvish's bullpen session

The Rangers are "very encouraged" by how Yu Darvish looked during a bullpen session on Sunday.<p><b>More MLB: Scoreboard | Standings | Probable Pitchers |</b> …

Yu Darvish