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Apr 25, 2019

59-Year-Old Orioles Fan Gets Tattoo Honoring Chris Davis Amid Slump
Cheryl Doyle, 59, decided that she was going to get a tattoo honoring Chris Davis because she didn't "like the way they've been treating him."

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 25, 2019

Report: Yankees Acquire OF Cameron Maybin From Indians Amid Injury Onslaught
The Yankees are currently without outfielders Aaron Judge, Aaron Hicks and Giancarlo Stanton as they sit on the Injured List.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 25, 2019

Yankees Acquire OF Cameron Maybin From Indians Amid Injury Onslaught
The Yankees are currently without outfielders Aaron Judge, Aaron Hicks and Giancarlo Stanton as they sit on the Injured List.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 25, 2019

Cubs Closer Pedro Strop Notches Save vs. Dodgers After Car Was Stolen
Strop was dealing with the incident until th fourth inning of Wednesday night's game.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 25, 2019

The Orioles Are Riding Scooters to Navigate a Difficult Season
The Orioles are banding together on scooters to ride out a season that may not offer many bright spots.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 25, 2019

Setting the Bar for Success in Vladimir Guerrero Jr.'s Debut Season
Given the hoopla surrounding Vladimir Guerrero Jr.'s arrival, what would mark an impressive (or disappointing) debut?

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 24, 2019

What to Expect From Vladimir Guerrero Jr. as His MLB Career Begins
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is finally coming, so what should fans expect from baseball's next Big Thing?

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 24, 2019

Jesus Aguilar's Ugly April Lands Him Among Fantasy Baseball Droppables
Jesus Aguilar is off to a dreadful start in 2019, and is a strong cut candidate in fantasy baseball leagues.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 24, 2019

Why the Yankees Still Have to Be AL East Favorites
We asked our staff to revisit their AL East prediction to start the season. In unison, they agree: It's the Yankees.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 24, 2019

What to Make of José Ramírez's Mysterious Struggles
After back-to-back third-place AL MVP award finishes, José Ramírez has yet to find the success he's had in recent years.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 24, 2019

Blue Jays Promote Vlad Guerrero Jr. to Major League Roster
Guerrero Jr. finally gets to play at the highest level.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 23, 2019

El Mago: Once Again, Javy Baez Proves the Laws of Physics Do Not Apply to Him
This play somehow ended with Javy Báez standing on first, grinning.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 23, 2019

El Mago: Once Again, Javy Báez Proves the Laws of Physics Do Not Apply to Him
This play somehow ended with Javy Báez standing on first, grinning.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 23, 2019

Stock Ticker: Pete Alonso Belongs in Elite First Base Group With Freddie Freeman and Paul Goldschmidt
Should fantasy owners be concerned with Kris Bryant's slow start?

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 23, 2019

Watch: This Young White Sox Fan Refusing to Take a Foul Ball Will Make You Laugh Until You Cry
This kid wanting nothing to do with this foul ball when an Orioles fan offered it to him.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 23, 2019

Report: Pirates SP Nick Burdi Has Strained Biceps, Won't Need Surgery
Burdi injured his throwing arm in the 6th inning of Pittsburgh's 12-4 win over the Diamondbacks.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 23, 2019

It's Never Been Harder to Be a Major League Hitter
This week in Nine Innings we break down just how hard it is to be a successful hitter today. (Also: Where is Vlad Jr.?)

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 23, 2019

Rare Babe Ruth Jersey Expected to Sell at Auction for More Than $4.5 Million
The anticipated $4.5 million price tag would set a record as the highest grossing sports memorabilia item of all time.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 23, 2019

Expect Caleb Smith's Impressive Start to Continue for the Marlins
Marlins lefty Caleb Smith has had as good a start as any National League pitcher.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 23, 2019

Cody Bellinger and Christian Yelich Jumpstart the NL MVP Race
This installment of our stock report looks at the beginning of the NL MVP race, the Bringer of Rain, Jackie Bradley Jr. and more.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 23, 2019

Nick Burdi's Injury Is a Reminder of the Cruelest Reality in Baseball
In the eighth inning, Pirates righthander Nick Burdi suffered an unfortunate arm injury after a promising start to the season.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 22, 2019

Watch: Bryce Harper Ejected From Dugout in Phillies vs. Mets
Bryce Harper was ejected from Monday night's contest against the Mets in New York.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 22, 2019

Indians SP Mike Clevinger Attends 'A Prom to Remember' for Cleveland Cancer Patients
Clevinger joined roughly 150 Cleveland-area children for a memorable night at the Ritz Carlton in downtown Cleveland.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 22, 2019

Jacob deGrom's Elbow Healthy After 'Clean' MRI, May Start for Mets on Friday
deGrom was placed on the injured list on April 19 after experiencing elbow discomfort.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 22, 2019

Report: Red Sox Righthanded Pitcher Nathan Eovaldi to Undergo Surgery
Red Sox righthander Nathan Eovaldi will reportedly undergo surgery Tuesday to remove loose bodies in his elbow.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 22, 2019

Which Home Run Records Are Primed to Fall This Season?
Will Barry Bonds be dethroned? What about the 2018 Yankees? Don't get us started on the Orioles...

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 22, 2019

The El Paso Chihuahuas' ‘Game of Thrones' Night Even Had a Baseball Bat Throne
The El Paso Chihuahuas put big league teams to shame with their GoT promotion.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 22, 2019

Tigers Outfielder Dustin Peterson Was Nearly 'Decapitated' During Bus Crash While in the Minors
Dustin Peterson played two games with the Braves last season as a rookie before the Tigers claimed him off waivers.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 22, 2019

The Pirates Are Thriving With a Vintage Style of Play
When you watch the Pirates, the ball is in play. Players are in motion. The game is competitive. The Pirates have the fewest Three True Outcomes in the league.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 22, 2019

Meet the New (and Unimproved) New York Yankees
Aaron Judge joined the Yankees' injured list on Sunday, their 13th player currently out hurt.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 21, 2019

Table Setter: What Does Francisco Lindor's Return Mean for Owners This Week?
The 2019 season is finally starting to get into a rhythm. Except for Francisco Lindor, who's back from the IL and beginning his first full week.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 20, 2019

Watch: Blue Jays' Freddy Galvis Makes Unbelievable Barehanded Catch
Blue Jays shortstop Freddy Galvis doesn't need his glove.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 20, 2019

Aaron Judge Exits Yankees Game vs. Royals With Apparent Oblique Injury
Judge exited the game in the bottom of the sixth inning after tweaking something on a swing.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 20, 2019

Aaron Judge Expected to be Placed on Injured List After Suffering Oblique injury
Judge exited Saturday's game in the bottom of the sixth inning with a left oblique injury.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 20, 2019

Aaron Judge Expected to be Placed on Injury List After Suffering Oblique injury
Judge exited Saturday's game in the bottom of the sixth inning with a left oblique injury.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 20, 2019

Aaron Judge Placed on Injured List After Suffering Oblique injury
Judge exited Saturday's game in the bottom of the sixth inning with a left oblique injury.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 19, 2019

Mets Ace Jacob deGrom Placed on IL, May Undergo MRI on Elbow
DeGrom was dealing with elbow discomfort after playing catch on Friday.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 19, 2019

Mets Ace Jacob deGrom Placed on IL, Returns to New York for MRI on Elbow
DeGrom was dealing with elbow discomfort after playing catch on Friday.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 19, 2019

Mets Ace Jacob deGrom Placed on IL, Will Undergo MRI on Elbow
DeGrom was dealing with elbow discomfort after playing catch on Friday.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 19, 2019

Mets Ace Jacob deGrom Returns to New York for MRI on Elbow
DeGrom was dealing with elbow discomfort after playing catch on Friday.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 19, 2019

Is Tim Anderson's Hot Start Sustainable? His New Approach Against Sliders Provides Some Answers
Anderson's improvements against sliders and altered stride indicate he can maximize production as a swing-happy player who doesn't walk much.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 19, 2019

Report: White Sox SS Tim Anderson Suspended for Actions, Language in Altercation vs. Royals
Anderson flung his bat toward his own dugout before running the bases after scoring a home run against the Royals.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 19, 2019

Five Not-So-Likely Trade Proposals for Mookie Betts
The Red Sox aren't likely to trade the reigning AL MVP. They probably shouldn't trade the reigning AL MVP. But David Price brought up the concept. We explored it.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 19, 2019

MLB Power Rankings: Whose Bullpen Could Craig Kimbrel Help Most?
Every team could use a better bullpen, in theory. But this week in power rankings we highlight those most in need of a certain C. Kimbrel.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 19, 2019

Pairing Dominant Non-Closers Could Help Unlock Your Fantasy Baseball Lineup
What should fantasy owners trying to survive this season's offensive onslaught do to shore up their fantasy pitching staff? Look to pair a couple of ascendant relievers while they're hot.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 18, 2019

President Trump Needs to Reconsider Rejected Deal Between MLB and Cuban Baseball Federation
Congressman Steve Cohen urges President Trump to put America first by strengthening relations with Cuba to benefit American baseball.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 18, 2019

Khris Davis Agrees to Two-Year Contract Extension With Oakland Athletics
The deal will take Davis through the 2021 season.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 18, 2019

Yankees Move on From Kate Smith's 'God Bless America' After Investigating 'Potential Racism'
The team decided to stop playing the song in the seventh inning after learning about Smith's history of "potential racism."

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 18, 2019

Yankees Move on From Kate Smith's 'God Bless America' After Investigating Potential Racism
The team decided to stop playing the song in the seventh inning after learning about Smith's history of potential racism.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 18, 2019

Yankees Move on From Kate Smith's 'God Bless America' After Investigating Racist Lyrics
The team decided to stop playing the song in the seventh inning after learning about Smith's history of racist lyrics.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 18, 2019

David Price Ponders Potential Mookie Betts, J.D. Martinez Trades as Red Sox Struggle
Price and the Red Sox enter Thursday night 8.5 games of the Rays in the AL East.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 18, 2019

What's Behind the Rays' Rise? Old-Fashioned Starting Pitching, of Course
In Blake Snell, Charlie Morton and Tyler Glasnow, the Rays are rolling out a rotation that is the envy of baseball.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 18, 2019

End of an Era: Buster Posey is Droppable in Fantasy Baseball Leagues
Buster Posey has an MVP Award on his mantle and was once a perennial All-Star. Now, the 32-year-old catcher can be cut in fantasy baseball leagues.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 18, 2019

The Red Sox Are in Desperate Need of Answers
Boston is closer to claiming the first pick in the draft than first place in the AL East.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 17, 2019

Ranking Joey Votto's Short History of Infield Pop-Ups
There are only so many things that can happen when someone walks up to the plate. Joey Votto has done, basically, all of them.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 17, 2019

Watch: Royals, White Sox Managers Nearly Come to Blows After Tim Anderson Home Run, Bat Flip
Neither team was happy with what happened during the sixth inning of Wednesday's game.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 17, 2019

Mike Trout, Christian Yelich and Our Favorite Small Sample Sizes of 2019
Let's marvel at these quirky small sample size tidbits before the 2019 campaign is too old.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 17, 2019

Does MLB Have a Home Run Problem?
A lot of dingers are being hit in the opening weeks of this season. What's the deal?

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 16, 2019

Watch: Astros' Pitcher Collin McHugh Dodges Line Drive With Move From 'The Matrix'
Astros pitcher Collin McHugh just dodged a line drive with this incredible move.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 16, 2019

Red Sox LHP Chris Sale on 0-4 Start: 'I Just Flat-Out Stink'
Sale suffered his fourth loss of the season Tuesday against the Yankees.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 16, 2019

Stock Ticker: Which Shortstops Should Owners Trust to Stay Hot This Season?
Fantasy values are falling for Cleveland's Jose Ramirez and Cory Kluber.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 16, 2019

Despite Improved Velocity, Red Sox' Chris Sale Continues to Struggle in Loss to Yankees
Sale is now 0-4 with an 8.50 ERA this season after the Yankees touched him up for four runs in five innings.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 16, 2019

Watch: Mets LHP Steven Matz Gives Up Eight Runs Without Recording an Out vs. Phillies
Matz's ERA went from 1.65 to 4.96 after Tuesday night's outing.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 16, 2019

Rays' Blake Snell Fractured His Toe While Trying to Move a 'Decorative Stand' in His Bathroom
Snell is expected to miss only one game.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 16, 2019

Phillies to Host 2026 MLB All-Star Game at Citizens Bank Park
Bryce Harper will be in the eighth year of his 13-year contract when Philadelphia hosts the 2026 All-Star Game.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 16, 2019

Former Cubs Ace Carlos Zambrano Attempting Comeback With Chicago Dogs
Zambrano last took the mound in 2012 as a member of the Miami Marlins.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 16, 2019

The Mets' Bizarre Rules With Closer Edwin Díaz Are Extremely Limiting
Game on the line in the eighth inning with the bases loaded? Too bad.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 16, 2019

Catchers Batting Leadoff? A History of This Rare Lineup Phenomenon
Curt Casali became the first Reds catcher to start a game batting leadoff.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 16, 2019

MLB Investigating Racist Messages Sent to Cubs Reliever Carl Edwards Jr. on Social Media
The 27-year-old reliever was demoted to the minors after early season struggles.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 16, 2019

Ronald Acuña Jr. Is Already in Elite Company
This week's stock report chimes in on the Braves' phenom, the Padres' rise, the Red Sox' expensive pitchers and more.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 16, 2019

As Home Run Totals Rise Again, So Do Questions About Juiced Baseballs
This week in Nine Innings: What to make of another home run surge, the best Game of Thrones names in baseball and more.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 16, 2019

The Dark, Existential Reality of Pitching Is Here For Clayton Kershaw. And He's Still Effective
Clayton Kershaw pitched seven innings of two-run ball and struck out six in his season debut Monday night.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 15, 2019

World Series Odds: Red Sox, Yankees Steady Despite Slow Starts
One AL East team's odds have jumped after a hot start to this campaign.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 15, 2019

Watch: Reds OF Yasiel Puig Homers Off Clayton Kershaw in Dodger Stadium Return
Puig was traded to Cincinnati in December 2018 after six seasons in Los Angeles.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 15, 2019

Watch: Family Names Dog 'Yeli' After Christian Yelich Home Run
Christian Yelich surprised two young sisters with a puppy Monday.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 15, 2019

Chris Sale's Diminished Velocity Leaves Him Exposed
The Red Sox slow-played their starters this spring and now questions are starting to arise.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 15, 2019

The Astros Are Soaring With Their Ultramodern Pitching Staff
"It's going to be different for us this year. We're going to be more like the Rays. I don't mean with an opener."

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 15, 2019

Yankees and Red Sox Find Themselves in an Unusual Spot
The Yankees and Red Sox are off to slower starts than expected. What does that mean for their first meeting this week?

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 15, 2019

Sports Illustrated's Best Jackie Robinson Stories
Scroll through our best work chronicling the life and legacy of No. 42.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 14, 2019

Table Setter: How Much of Aaron Nola and Pete Alonso's Starts Are Due to Small Samples?
It's almost too late to keep using the early-season "small samples" explanation for how players are doing.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 13, 2019

Ron Darling to Take Leave of Absence From SNY to Undergo Surgery
Darling will undergo surgery next week to remove a mass in his chest.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 13, 2019

Chris Davis Snaps Hitless Streak With Two-Run Single Against Red Sox
Chris Davis hit a two-run single against the Red Sox to end the streak.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 12, 2019

Why Does Reds' Luis Castillo Look So Dominant? One Pitch Changes Everything
Lefthanders have gone from putting up MVP numbers against Castillo in 2018 to having one hit off him in 29 at-bats this year.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 12, 2019

Gary Sanchez Placed on Injured List, Dellin Betances Has Setback as Yankees' Casualty Count up to 12
Both Sanchez and Aaron Boone are optimistic the catcher won't be out too long.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 12, 2019

Adam Jones: Manny Machado's Reputation Would be '100%' Different If He Were White
Jones and Machado were teammates for seven seasons with the Orioles from 2012-18.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 12, 2019

Police, FAA Investigating Unidentified Drone Spotted Illegally Flying Over Fenway Park
An unauthorized drone was spotted flying over a Red Sox game Thursday night.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 12, 2019

How the Mariners Became the Best Team in Baseball
The Mariners are not the Astros. They aren't the Red Sox or even the Rays. They are the supposedly rebuilding Mariners. And they are good—so far.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 12, 2019

Alternative Baseball: Taylor Duncan Is Giving Special Needs Players a League to Call Their Own
Through Alternative Baseball, Taylor Duncan has created a thriving environment for special needs ballplayers.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 12, 2019

MLB Power Rankings: Which Teams Have Already Seen the Biggest Change in Playoff Odds?
Which teams' playoff odds have already soared after two weeks? Whose have cratered? We dig into it in our Power Rankings.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 11, 2019

The Versatile Chad Pinder Deserves Attention in Fantasy Leagues
The early returns on Chad Pinder are encouraging, and he should remain a regular in Oakland's lineup when Matt Olson returns.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 11, 2019

Ozzie Albies's Contract Extension Is Insultingly Low
Signing for an average of $5 million per year for seven seasons, Ozzie Albies' deal sets a dangerous precedent.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 11, 2019

Report: Ozzie Albies, Braves Agree to Seven-Year, $35 Million Extension
Albies notched his first All-Star appearance during the 2018 season.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 11, 2019

'This Is Bigger Than Me': Jessica Mendoza Embraces Role as Trailblazer in MLB
"I've understood from the beginning that I would be representing a lot of girls and women. There is nothing more I want to do than impact girls."

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 11, 2019

'This Is Bigger Than Me:' Jessica Mendoza Embraces Role as Trailblazer in MLB
"I've understood from the beginning that I would be representing a lot of girls and women. There is nothing more I want to do than impact girls."

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 11, 2019

Report: Umpire Angel Hernandez Worries About Relation if He Speaks Out in Discrimination Case
Umpire Angel Hernandez is seeking permission to speak publicly on a previously sealed list of 27 items regarding his racial discrimination suit.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 11, 2019

Darling v. Dykstra: Inside the Legal War of Words Between Former Mets Teammates
Ron Darling claims Lenny Dykstra hurled racists remarks in his newly released book, but Dykstra denies the allegations in a lawsuit. How will this end in court?

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 11, 2019

Rougned Odor Tops the List of Fantasy Baseball Droppables
Rougned Odor will eventually hit for power, but at what price? One that's too steep to make him worth the bargain in fantasy leagues. He leads our look at fantasy baseball Droppables this week.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 11, 2019

In the Battle for Playing Time, First Basemen Pete Alonso and Dominic Smith Preserve Their Friendship
Unfortunately for Alonso and Smith, the Mets can only play one first baseman.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 11, 2019

The Unlucky 13: Reliving Andrew Vasquez's Nightmare, Pitch By Pitch
Andrew Vasquez experienced a cringe-worthy season debut over 13 pitches to three batters. An annotated look, complete with a Frustration Index.

Sports Illustrated MLB
Apr 10, 2019

Cardinals Sign Matt Carpenter to Two-Year Contract Extension Through 2021 Season
The extension will take Carpenter through the 2021 season.

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