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Apr 17, 2021

Braves' Kazmar may play 1st MLB game since '08
The Braves placed Sean Kazmar Jr. on the active roster Saturday, a move that could allow the 36-year-old infielder to play in his first major league game since September 2008.

ESPN MLB
Apr 17, 2021

Rays' Kiermaier tests quad, activated from IL
The Tampa Bay Rays activated Gold Glove center fielder Kevin Kiermaier from the 10-day injured list prior to a game Saturday at Yankee Stadium.

ESPN MLB
Apr 17, 2021

Tanaka loses in return to Japanese baseball
Masahiro Tanaka allowed Sho Nakata's two-run homer in the first inning of the pitcher's return to Japanese baseball, a 4-1 loss for the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles to the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters at the Tokyo Dome on Saturday.

ESPN MLB
Apr 17, 2021

Royals trade Heath to D-Backs for minor leaguer
Nick Heath, who had been designated for assignment earlier in the week, has been on the fringe of making the Royals' major league club the past several years.

ESPN MLB
Apr 17, 2021

Five hours, 12 innings and 17 runs: Dodgers-Padres Game 1 lives up to the hype
The first of 19 highly anticipated regular-season matchups between the two NL West rivals ended with an L.A. win.

ESPN MLB
Apr 16, 2021

Dodgers' Bellinger has hairline fracture in left leg
Dave Roberts didn't want to speculate on a return date for Cody Bellinger, but did call the injury "not a day-to-day thing."

ESPN MLB
Apr 16, 2021

Padres activate Tatis Jr. (shoulder) off 10-day IL
As expected, the Padres activated shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. (shoulder) off the 10-day injured list on Friday.

ESPN MLB
Apr 16, 2021

The Chicago Cubs' offensive woes are starting to reach historic levels
No matter the situation, the 2021 Chicago Cubs are having trouble hitting the ball -- and solutions might not be forthcoming.

ESPN MLB
Apr 16, 2021

Padres activate star SS Tatis Jr. off 10-day IL
As expected, the Padres activated shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. (shoulder) off the 10-day injured list on Friday.

ESPN MLB
Apr 16, 2021

Blue Jays-Royals ppd., will be made up on Sat.
Friday's game between the Blue Jays and Royals was postponed because of rain. It will be made up Saturday as part of a day-night doubleheader.

ESPN MLB
Apr 16, 2021

Average MLB salary down nearly 5% from 2019
The average major league salary dropped 4.8% to just under $4.17 million on Opening Day from the start of the previous full season in 2019.

ESPN MLB
Apr 16, 2021

Cubs' Ross calls suspensions 'a little confusing'
David Ross, pitcher Ryan Tepera and game-planning coach Mike Borzello were suspended after Tepera threw a pitch at the feet of Milwaukee Brewers starter Brandon Woodruff on Tuesday.

ESPN MLB
Apr 16, 2021

Makeup artists: Mets PPD for 7th time this year
Snow and freezing temperatures in Denver has postponed the Rockies' game against the Mets, who have now had seven games called off already this season.

ESPN MLB
Apr 16, 2021

Cubs' Duffy removed from COVID injured list
The Cubs are getting back one of their four players on the COVID-19-related injured list, as infielder Matt Duffy was activated Friday.

ESPN MLB
Apr 16, 2021

Mead to step down as president of baseball HOF
Tim Mead is quitting as president of the National Baseball Hall of Fame after two years.

ESPN MLB
Apr 16, 2021

Braves LHP Smyly scratched from start, on IL
The Braves hope left-hander Drew Smyly will miss only one start after he was placed on the 10-day injured list with left forearm inflammation.

ESPN MLB
Apr 16, 2021

Report: Complaints against Mets staffers ignored
Multiple employees within the Mets organization say their complaints about inappropriate workplace behavior were not acted on, according to a report from The Athletic, which also details inappropriate actions by at least two more team employees.

ESPN MLB
Apr 16, 2021

Get ready for Dodgers-Padres Round 1! What you need to know about MLB's hottest new rivalry
Two Southern California teams separated by two hours are baseball's new Yankees-Red Sox. We get you up to speed for their first 2021 showdown.

ESPN MLB
Apr 15, 2021

Breaking down Ronald Acuna Jr.'s amazing start
The Braves' young superstar is showing early signs of taking his game to another level.

ESPN MLB
Apr 15, 2021

Giants put Cueto on 10-day IL with lat strain
San Francisco Giants right-hander Johnny Cueto has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a strained lat muscle.

ESPN MLB
Apr 15, 2021

Padres 'optimistic' Tatis can return on Friday
Friday marks the first day Tatis is eligible to be activated off the injured list since suffering a subluxation of his left shoulder during a violent swing on April 5.

ESPN MLB
Apr 15, 2021

Tepera suspended 3 games for buzzing Woodruff
Cubs reliever Ryan Tepera was suspended three games by Major League Baseball for throwing a pitch behind Brewers pitcher Brandon Woodruff this week.

ESPN MLB
Apr 15, 2021

On Jackie Robinson Day, the baseball world paid tribute to a legend
MLB players celebrated the life, career, and legacy of Jackie Robinson on the anniversary of his MLB debit.

ESPN MLB
Apr 15, 2021

Lapchick: MLB hits milestones in racial and gender hiring
Despite the league's efforts to diversify the game, some of the most recognizable and noteworthy positions still need improvement.

ESPN MLB
Apr 15, 2021

White Sox activate SS Anderson from IL
White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson, who suffered a strained left hamstring while running out a grounder on April 4, has been activated from the IL.

ESPN MLB
Apr 15, 2021

MLB Power Rankings Week 2: Which hot starts led to a big move up our list?
The Dodgers remain a clear No. 1 at the top -- but there is plenty of movement after that.

ESPN MLB
Apr 15, 2021

White Sox's Carlos Rodon throws no-hitter vs. Indians
Carlos Rodon loses a perfect game in the ninth inning.

ESPN MLB
Apr 15, 2021

Brewers' Burnes (30 Ks, no walks) sees huge gains from a little tweak
In 2019, Corbin Burnes was one of the worst pitchers in baseball. Now he's one of the best.

ESPN MLB
Apr 14, 2021

Altuve, Bregman among 5 Astros out for protocol
Astros general manager James Click said that placing Yordan Alvarez, Jose Altuve, Alex Bregman, Robel Garcia and Martin Maldonado on the IL was not a function of them breaking COVID-19 protocols.

ESPN MLB
Apr 14, 2021

Pete Rose to sell picks for baseball, other sports
Pete Rose said Wednesday that he is joining a pick-selling website where he will make daily predictions about baseball and other sports.

ESPN MLB
Apr 14, 2021

Puig says assault allegations 'false and malicious'
In a statement released on Tuesday, free agent Yasiel Puig denied claims that he sexually assaulted a woman in 2018 and said that the allegations have prevented him from continuing his Major League career.

ESPN MLB
Apr 14, 2021

Twins' Simmons positive after declining vaccine
Twins shortstop Andrelton Simmons, who has said he doesn't plan to be vaccinated for the coronavirus, has tested positive and was placed on the COVID-19 injured list Wednesday.

ESPN MLB
Apr 14, 2021

Vaccine-wary Twins SS Simmons tests positive
Twins shortstop Andrelton Simmons, who has said he doesn't plan to be vaccinated for the coronavirus, has tested positive and was placed on the COVID-19 injured list Wednesday.

ESPN MLB
Apr 14, 2021

Minor league to test farther mound, DH tweak
In the second half of Atlantic League play, the pitching rubber will go back to 61 feet, 6 inches, giving hitters more time to react. The league will also implement the "double-hook" rule, where a team loses its DH when it removes its starting pitcher.

ESPN MLB
Apr 14, 2021

Blue Jays closer Merryweather placed on IL
The Toronto Blue Jays have placed closer Julian Merryweather on the 10-day injured list with a strained left oblique.

ESPN MLB
Apr 14, 2021

Brewers place Cain on IL; Yelich out 3rd straight
Brewers outfielder Lorenzo Cain has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a strained left quad and Christian Yelich is out for the third straight game with back tightness.

ESPN MLB
Apr 14, 2021

Madoff, whose scheme affected Mets, dies at 82
Bernie Madoff, whose Ponzi scheme defrauded thousands and affected the finances of the New York Mets, has died in prison.

ESPN MLB
Apr 14, 2021

Night of 11 aces: Bieber-Giolito doesn't disappoint; Snell falls apart
Tuesday night saw 11 legitimate preseason Cy Young candidates all starting. Their results varied.

ESPN MLB
Apr 14, 2021

Olympic baseball qualifier begins May 31 in Fla.
Qualifying for the Olympic baseball tournament will take place in West Palm Beach and Port Lucie, FL beginning May 31.

ESPN MLB
Apr 14, 2021

Contreras lets bat talk against Brewers after HBP
Cubs catcher Willson Contreras let his bat do the talking on Tuesday night after getting hit by a Brewers pitcher for the seventh time over the past two seasons.

ESPN MLB
Apr 13, 2021

Cubs put Duffy on COVID-related IL out of caution
Cubs infielder Matt Duffy has been placed on the COVID-19-related injured list, joining relievers Brandon Workman, Jason Adam and Dan Winkler. None of the players tested positive, but the team is being cautious given their close contacts or symptoms.

ESPN MLB
Apr 13, 2021

Cubs' Duffy on COVID-related IL; Hendricks out
Cubs infielder Matt Duffy has been placed on the COVID-19-related injured list, joining relievers Brandon Workman, Jason Adam and Dan Winkler. None of the players tested positive, but the team is being cautious given their close contacts or symptoms.

ESPN MLB
Apr 13, 2021

Cafe brews big business after Musgrove's no-no
After pitching the first no-hitter in the San Diego Padres' 52-year history, Joe Musgrove's family coffee shop in California has seen an uptick in popularity and business.

ESPN MLB
Apr 13, 2021

Olympic baseball qualifier begins May 31 in FL
Qualifying for the Olympic baseball tournament will take place in West Palm Beach and Port Lucie, FL beginning May 31.

ESPN MLB
Apr 13, 2021

M's Paxton to have season-ending elbow surgery
Mariners lefty James Paxton will have surgery on his elbow, manager Scott Servais said Tuesday, ending Paxton's return to Seattle after one start.

ESPN MLB
Apr 13, 2021

Wolves game rescheduled to 4 p.m. without fans
The Wolves will host the Nets on Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET without fans after Monday's game was postponed following the police shooting of Daunte Wright. The Twins and Red Sox will play Tuesday at 2:10 p.m.

ESPN MLB
Apr 13, 2021

Cleveland's Chang shows racist msgs. after error
Indians infielder Yu Chang shared that he received racist messages on social media after his decisive throwing error in Cleveland's loss Monday to the White Sox.

ESPN MLB
Apr 13, 2021

Googly eyes, Sasquatch suits and a runaway booger: Welcome to the Mascot Hall of Fame
Behind the former Phillie Phanatic's quest to harness the power of fun -- and why he thinks it has found a new purpose in a post-pandemic world.

ESPN MLB
Apr 13, 2021

'Don't sleep on the Phillies': Why this year could finally be different in Philadelphia
While the rest of the division's on-the-field additions were the talk of the offseason, what Philly did behind the scenes could shake up the NL East.

ESPN MLB
Apr 13, 2021

Can the Yankees reach 95 wins without a reliable rotation after Gerrit Cole?
Gerrit Cole looks every bit like one of the top three starting pitchers in the game. The rest of the Yankees rotation, however, remains a question mark.

ESPN MLB
Apr 13, 2021

Umpire West gets $500K in suit against Lo Duca
Major league umpire Joe West was awarded $500,000 in damages plus interest dating to July 8 in a defamation suit against former All-Star catcher Paul Lo Duca.

ESPN MLB
Apr 12, 2021

Yankees' Hicks sits out game in wake of shooting
Aaron Hicks took himself out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Blue Jays in the wake of the police shooting of Daunte Wright. "I think it's just been a hard day for him, understandably, and emotional," Aaron Boone said.

ESPN MLB
Apr 12, 2021

Angels 3B Rendon (groin) on 10-day injured list
Los Angeles Angels third baseman Anthony Rendon, who was hurt while making a throw late in a 15-1 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday, was placed on the 10-day injured list.

ESPN MLB
Apr 12, 2021

Cubs place 3 relievers on virus list after positive
Cubs relievers Jason Adam, Brandon Workman and Dan Winkler won't be in Milwaukee for Monday's game after bullpen coach Chris Young tested positive for COVID-19.

ESPN MLB
Apr 12, 2021

D-backs' Gallen back from injury; will start Tues.
Right-hander Zac Gallen is set to start for the Diamondbacks on Tuesday against the A's after missing the season's first few weeks with a hairline fracture in his right forearm.

ESPN MLB
Apr 12, 2021

Hinch reflects on highs, lows with Astros in return
Back in Houston for the first time since the sign-stealing scandal that rocked baseball and cost him his job as Astros manager, AJ Hinch, now with the Tigers, says he has to "focus on the good things that happened here."

ESPN MLB
Apr 12, 2021

Texas' Hernandez out after Tommy John surgery
Texas Rangers right-hander Jonathan Hernandez had Tommy John surgery and will be sidelined until at least early 2022.

ESPN MLB
Apr 12, 2021

Twins, Wolves, Wild games PPD after shooting
The Twins, Timberwolves and Wild all postponed games on Monday following the police shooting of Daunte Wright on Sunday night.

ESPN MLB
Apr 12, 2021

Rangers' RP Hernandez out after Tommy John surgery
Texas Rangers right-hander Jonathan Hernandez had Tommy John surgery and will be sidelined until at least early 2022.

ESPN MLB
Apr 12, 2021

Yanks' Hicks to sit out in wake of police shooting
Aaron Hicks took himself out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Blue Jays in the wake of the police shooting of Daunte Wright. "I think it's just been a hard day for him, understandably, and emotional," Aaron Boone said.

ESPN MLB
Apr 12, 2021

Nationals get back Schwarber, Bell, Harrison
The Nationals roster is nearly whole again after Kyle Schwarber, Josh Bell and Josh Harrison were reinstated Monday.

ESPN MLB
Apr 12, 2021

Braves rip 'embarrassing' call at home in Phils' win
Braves catcher Travis d'Arnaud called the controversial call at home plate that broke a 6-6 tie with the Phillies in the ninth inning "embarrassing."

ESPN MLB
Apr 12, 2021

Braves' Smyly: Upheld call at plate 'embarrassing'
Braves starter Drew Smyly said it was "embarrassing" that MLB's replay review upheld a controversial call at home plate that broke a 6-6 tie with the Phillies in the ninth inning Sunday night.

ESPN MLB
Apr 11, 2021

Red-hot J.D. Martinez 'on a mission to prove people wrong'
On the heels of a lousy 2020 season, Red Sox DH J.D. Martinez is off to a torrid start with a three-homer

ESPN MLB
Apr 11, 2021

Phillies reliever Bradley on IL with oblique injury
Archie Bradley, the Phillies' major offseason addition to their bullpen, was placed on the 10-day injured list with an oblique injury.

ESPN MLB
Apr 11, 2021

Padres LHP Morejon leaves start with injury
Padres left-hander Adrian Morejon left his start against Texas with an elbow/forearm strain after facing only three batters in the first inning.

ESPN MLB
Apr 11, 2021

Mets' Stroman upset game started amid rainfall
Marcus Stroman was unhappy that the Mets began Sunday's game against the Marlins in a steady rain. The game, which was started by Stroman, went into a delay after 7 minutes.

ESPN MLB
Apr 11, 2021

Soggy and salty: Stroman upset Mets OK'd start
Marcus Stroman was unhappy that the Mets began Sunday's game against the Marlins in a steady rain and allowed the right-hander to start. The game went into a delay after 7 minutes.

ESPN MLB
Apr 11, 2021

Angels' Fowler out for season after tearing ACL
Angels right fielder Dexter Fowler suffered a torn ACL on Friday against the Blue Jays and will miss the remainder of the season.

ESPN MLB
Apr 11, 2021

Tigers place Cabrera on IL with biceps strain
The Tigers placed Miguel Cabrera on the 10-day IL with a left biceps strain and selected the contract of infielder Renato Nunez.

ESPN MLB
Apr 11, 2021

Locastro now 28/28 on stolen bases, setting mark
Tim Locastro broke Time Raines' record for the most stolen bases to start a career without getting caught after swiping his 28th bag on Saturday.

ESPN MLB
Apr 10, 2021

Red Sox OF Martinez goes on COVID injured list
The Boston Red Sox placed J.D. Martinez on the COVID-19 injured list before Saturday night's game against the Baltimore Orioles.

ESPN MLB
Apr 10, 2021

Yanks option German after another rough outing
The Yankees optioned Domingo German after the right-hander allowed four runs and eight hits in four innings to the Rays on Saturday.

ESPN MLB
Apr 10, 2021

Rays' Archer placed on IL with forearm tightness
Rays right-hander Chris Archer has been placed on the 10-day injured list after exiting Saturday's start against the Yankees with right lateral forearm tightness.

ESPN MLB
Apr 10, 2021

Tigers' Teheran on IL, set to miss multiple starts
Tigers starter Julio Teheran could miss significant time with a strained shoulder suffered while warming up for a start Friday night.

ESPN MLB
Apr 10, 2021

Caratini savors catching consecutive no-hitters
San Diego Padres veteran Victor Caratini on Friday night became the first MLB catcher to be behind the plate for consecutive no-hitters in the league for two different teams.

ESPN MLB
Apr 10, 2021

Mets' deGrom K's 14 but Rogers' gem lifts Marlins
Jacob deGrom matched a career best with 14 strikeouts but didn't get any run support as Trevor Rogers helped Miami blank the Mets 3-0 on Saturday.

ESPN MLB
Apr 10, 2021

Bruised hand sends Mets 3B Davis to 10-day IL
New York Mets third baseman J.D. Davis was hit in the hand by a 91 mph fastball Tuesday and hasn't played since.

ESPN MLB
Apr 10, 2021

Tigers' Teheran lands on IL after Friday scratch
Tigers right-hander Julio Teheran has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a right shoulder strain after he was scratched from Friday's start.

ESPN MLB
Apr 10, 2021

Voting law jeered near Masters; gov. blasts MLB
A small group of protesters spoke out about Georgia's new voting law near Augusta National while the governor continued to lambaste MLB for its decision to move the All-Star Game out of Atlanta.

ESPN MLB
Apr 10, 2021

Brewers place 2B Wong (oblique) on 10-day IL
The Brewers have placed second baseman Kolten Wong on the 10-day injured list after his aggravated an oblique injury while batting in his first game against his former team, the Cardinals.

ESPN MLB
Apr 10, 2021

Judge, Urshela back in Yankees' lineup vs. Rays
Outfielder Aaron Judge and third baseman Gio Urshela are back in the lineup for the New York Yankees for Saturday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays.

ESPN MLB
Apr 10, 2021

Local product Musgrove tosses Padres' first no-no
Musgrove struck out 10 and walked none, his only baserunner allowed coming on a hit by pitch.

ESPN MLB
Apr 09, 2021

Jays' Hernandez on IL after COVID-19 exposure
The Toronto Blue Jays have placed outfielder Teoscar Hernández on the injured list after he was exposed to someone with a positive coronavirus case outside of the team.

ESPN MLB
Apr 09, 2021

Tigers' Teheran (triceps) scratched from start
Detroit Tigers starter Julio Teheran felt tightness in his right triceps while warming up for Friday's game against the Indians and was shut down as a precaution.

ESPN MLB
Apr 09, 2021

Bauer baseball probe concerns Dodgers' Roberts
Trevor Bauer's name surfaced in a report from The Athletic stating that baseballs from his Wednesday outing against Oakland were collected for inspection after they were found to contain visible markings and felt sticky.

ESPN MLB
Apr 09, 2021

Dodgers' Turner still feels 'void' from WS final out
Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner looked forward to Friday's ring ceremony, but said it couldn't fill the void left by not being able to celebrate the final out of last year's World Series on the field with his teammates due to a positive COVID-19 test.

ESPN MLB
Apr 09, 2021

Free-agent pitcher Carpenter suspended 1 year
Free-agent pitcher David Carpenter has been suspended for one year for violating the minor league joint drug prevention and treatment program.

ESPN MLB
Apr 09, 2021

Yanks 3B Urshela out with vaccine side effects
Players, coaches and members of the New York Yankees traveling party were vaccinated on Wednesday at Yankee Stadium.

ESPN MLB
Apr 09, 2021

Dodgers place Bellinger on IL with calf injury
Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger has been placed on the 10-day injured list after he suffered a calf injury earlier this week trying to beat out an infield single.

ESPN MLB
Apr 09, 2021

Five teams that could take down the Dodgers this season
L.A. is the favorite to win it all in 2021. But that doesn't stop us from making the case for the biggest threats to the Dodgers' repeat dreams.

ESPN MLB
Apr 09, 2021

Our hottest hot takes one week into the 2021 MLB season
Who says you can't learn anything from small sample sizes? It's time to make some bold predictions based on what we've seen so far.

ESPN MLB
Apr 08, 2021

Lynn in 'cruise control' in 11-K shutout of Royals
Lance Lynn had his way with the Kansas City Royals on Thursday, striking out 11 with no walks in a complete-game shutout as the Chicago White Sox won 6-0.

ESPN MLB
Apr 08, 2021

E-Rod wins in return from heart inflammation
Eduardo Rodríguez won in his return from heart inflammation that caused him to miss the 2020 season, allowing three runs over five innings to lead the Red Sox over Baltimore.

ESPN MLB
Apr 08, 2021

A's reliever Rosenthal has surgery; to 60-day IL
A's reliever Trevor Rosenthal underwent surgery on Thursday after he was diagnosed with severe neurovascular compression.

ESPN MLB
Apr 08, 2021

Cubs' Kimbrel gets 5 outs to notch 350th save
Cubs closer Craig Kimbrel recorded the first ever five-out save Thursday to reach 350 for his career.

ESPN MLB
Apr 08, 2021

Mets walk off vs. Marlins with controversial HBP
The Mets were handed the winning run on a disputed hit by pitch for a 3-2 victory Thursday over the Marlins as Michael Conforto appeared to stick out his right elbow pad just enough to get it grazed by a 1-2 breaking ball by Miami closer Anthony Bass.

ESPN MLB
Apr 08, 2021

Diamondbacks place Marte on 10-day IL
Infielder Ketel Marte was placed on the 10-day injured list by the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday, a day after hurting his right hamstring against the Colorado Rockies.

ESPN MLB
Apr 08, 2021

Mets' Betances to IL; Hildenberger joins bullpen
Mets reliever Dellin Betances was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday with a right shoulder impingement. New York selected right-hander Trevor Hildenberger to join a bullpen that struggled during the first three games of the season.

ESPN MLB
Apr 08, 2021

Mancini gets standing O in first at-bat at home
Fans at Camden Yards gave Trey Mancini a standing ovation Thursday in his first at-bat at home since returning from colon cancer.

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