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Jan 21, 2022

Free-agency tracker: Latest moves, grades and analysis
Need to keep tabs on all the major signings? Want to know how our experts grade the big deals?

ESPN MLB
Jan 20, 2022

Sources: MLBPA to make counteroffer Monday
The MLB Players Association is expected to make a counteroffer to the league on Monday, 11 days after clubs gave the union a proposal, sources told ESPN.

ESPN MLB
Jan 20, 2022

Rays owner: MLB nixing Montreal plan 'deflating'
The Tampa Bay Rays' proposed plan to split the season between Florida and Montreal has been rejected by Major League Baseball.

ESPN MLB
Jan 20, 2022

Robot umpires to be used in Triple-A in 2022
Major League Baseball is expanding its automated strike zone experiment to Triple-A, where it will deploy robot umpires at home plate for the 2022 season.

ESPN MLB
Jan 20, 2022

MLB nixes Rays' split-season plan with Montreal
The Tampa Bay Rays' proposed plan to split the season between Florida and Montreal has been rejected by Major League Baseball.

ESPN MLB
Jan 20, 2022

One fun fact you (probably) did not know for all 30 MLB teams
From telling team numbers to surprising player stats, we find what you might have missed about your favorite squad.

ESPN MLB
Jan 19, 2022

Deaths in fall at Petco ruled suicide-homicide
San Diego police said Wednesday that a woman who fell to her death at Petco Park while holding her 2-year-old son died by suicide and that the boy's death was classified as a homicide.

ESPN MLB
Jan 19, 2022

The best player not in the Hall at every position
From current stars to overlooked players of the past, here's a lineup of those not yet in Cooperstown.

ESPN MLB
Jan 19, 2022

These former MLB players deserve more love from Hall of Fame voters
There's no universal agreement on who should and should not make the Hall of Fame, but our experts think these four stars aren't getting nearly enough respect.

ESPN MLB
Jan 19, 2022

These MLB players deserve more love from Hall of Fame voters
There's no universal agreement on who should and should not make the Hall of Fame, but our experts think these four stars aren't getting nearly enough respect.

ESPN MLB
Jan 18, 2022

Free agent Correa hires Boras to represent him
Star shortstop Carlos Correa, still without a team amid MLB's lockout, has hired agent Scott Boras.

ESPN MLB
Jan 18, 2022

Dodgers promote ex-pitcher Gomes to GM role
The Dodgers have promoted Brandon Gomes to the role of general manager -- a position that had been vacant since Farhan Zaidi's 2018 departure to the rival Giants.

ESPN MLB
Jan 18, 2022

Bolting Braves for Yankees or Dodgers? Five places Freddie Freeman might end up
The World Series champs could lose their heart and soul when free agency resumes. Will they? We break down Freddie Freeman's potential suitors.

ESPN MLB
Jan 17, 2022

'Drawing Mike Trout every day until the lockout is over' -- How an MLB fan's tribute turned into an internet sensation
Mike Trout as Bruce Willis? Mike Trout as Beyonce? Mike Trout as a trout? One amateur artist is keeping his love of baseball alive during the lockout in a unique way.

ESPN MLB
Jan 15, 2022

Death of Rays BP catcher Ramirez ruled a suicide
The death of Tampa Bay Rays bullpen catcher Jean Ramirez near his home in Fort Worth, Texas, has been ruled a suicide.

ESPN MLB
Jan 14, 2022

A's add Ausmus as bench coach under Kotsay
The A's have hired Brad Ausmus as the team's bench coach under first-time manager Mark Kotsay. Ausmus previously was the manager for the Tigers and Angels.

ESPN MLB
Jan 14, 2022

Snider retires after eight major league seasons
Travis Snider says he has retired after eight major league seasons.

ESPN MLB
Jan 14, 2022

Ranking MLB's top 10 teams: A Braves repeat? Are Mets N.Y.'s best? Who will own the AL?
With moves left to be made once the lockout ends, Buster Olney rates baseball's best teams as 2022 begins.

ESPN MLB
Jan 13, 2022

Sources: MLB proposal does little to sway players
MLB's first labor proposal since locking out players Dec. 2 did little to encourage players and heightened the likelihood of spring training being postponed, sources told ESPN on Thursday.

ESPN MLB
Jan 13, 2022

MLB lockout latest: What happened when the owners and players met? Could spring training be delayed?
Nearly a month and a half since the lockout began, it's time for another update on where baseball's immediate and long-term future stands.

ESPN MLB
Jan 13, 2022

Atlantic League axes farther mound, robo-umps
The Atlantic League is restoring its pitching mound to 60 feet, 6 inches from home plate and returning strike zone judgment to umpires after experimenting with the rules since 2019.

ESPN MLB
Jan 13, 2022

Snider retires after 8 major league seasons
Travis Snider says he has retired after eight major league seasons.

ESPN MLB
Jan 13, 2022

Top 10 at each outfield spot: It's still Trout in center, but who leads in right -- baseball's most stacked position?
Soto? Acuña? Betts? Judge? Harper? Buster Olney rates MLB's best across the outfield for 2022.

ESPN MLB
Jan 12, 2022

Hernandez: 'Wait and see' if Hall calls after honor
With the Mets deciding to retire the No. 17 of Keith Hernandez later this year, it might be possible that the five-time All-Star could still find his way to the Baseball Hall of Fame via an era committee vote.

ESPN MLB
Jan 12, 2022

Sources: E. Soto spurns Mets for brother's Nats
Elian Soto, a 16-year-old outfielder and third baseman from the Dominican Republic who isn't eligible to formally sign until next year's international free agent class, has verbally agreed to join the Nationals, for whom his brother Juan Soto plays.

ESPN MLB
Jan 12, 2022

Yanks' Balkovec on minors job: 'American dream'
Rachel Balkovec was introduced Wednesday as manager of the New York Yankees' low-A affiliate in the Florida State League.

ESPN MLB
Jan 12, 2022

Twins to honor Kaat, retire HOF lefty's No. 36
The Twins will retire No. 36, the uniform number of former pitcher Jim Kaat, who was recently elected to the Hall of Fame.

ESPN MLB
Jan 12, 2022

O's push back Camden wall to curb HR 'outlier'
The Orioles are moving the wall in left field back as much as 30 feet in an effort to make Oriole Park at Camden Yards a bit easier on pitchers.

ESPN MLB
Jan 12, 2022

Ohtani comfortable being new face of the game
Shohei Ohtani says he's comfortable being the new face of the game after a historic season.

ESPN MLB
Jan 12, 2022

2022 Baseball Hall of Fame
Looking forward to seeing which players make it to the Baseball Hall of Fame? We have you covered on this year's election.

ESPN MLB
Jan 12, 2022

Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
Buster discusses the career of Jon Lester, plus the labor situation and if any progress is being made.

ESPN MLB
Jan 12, 2022

'Maybe the best playoff pitcher ever': What made Jon Lester an October legend and potential Hall of Famer
One of the greatest postseason starters in MLB history is calling it a career. Here's how Lester dominated for more than a decade.

ESPN MLB
Jan 12, 2022

Lester retires with 200 wins, 3 World Series rings
Left-handed pitcher Jon Lester has retired from baseball with 200 wins and World Series rings with the Red Sox and Cubs.

ESPN MLB
Jan 12, 2022

Welcome to Mr. Throwback, where athletes and celebs get their retro sports gear
Nostalgia is a booming business these days -- and this New York City institution is right in the middle of it.

ESPN MLB
Jan 11, 2022

Rays bullpen catcher Jean Ramirez dies at 28
Rays bullpen catcher Jean Ramirez died Monday at the age of 28.

ESPN MLB
Jan 11, 2022

Mets to retire No. 17 jersey of Keith Hernandez
Former first baseman Keith Hernandez in July will join Tom Seaver (41), Mike Piazza (31) and Jerry Koosman (36) as the only Mets players to have had their uniform numbers retired when his No. 17 will be added to the list.

ESPN MLB
Jan 11, 2022

Yankees promote Balkovec, a landmark MiLB hire
Minor league hitting coach Rachel Balkovec, officially promoted on Tuesday, will manage the low-A team for the Yankees this season, making her the first female skipper in affiliated professional baseball.

ESPN MLB
Jan 11, 2022

Sources: MLB, players' union will meet Thursday
MLB and the players' union plan to hold a bargaining session Thursday, during which the league is expected to make a core economics proposal to the union, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan.

ESPN MLB
Jan 11, 2022

MLB lockout latest: When are the owners and players talking next? Could spring training be delayed?
Nearly a month and a half since the lockout began, it's time for another update on where baseball's immediate and long-term future stands.

ESPN MLB
Jan 11, 2022

Baseball's best arms: Ranking starters and relievers for 2022
If Jacob deGrom is healthy, there's no one better. Who else cracks the list? Buster Olney ranks this year's aces and firemen.

ESPN MLB
Jan 11, 2022

Top 10 at each infield spot: Is Freeman No. 1 at 1B? Which SS is best?
Buster Olney circles the bases to rate the best in baseball for 2022.

ESPN MLB
Jan 11, 2022

Who is headed to the Hall of Fame?
The election process has been elongated and increasingly analyzed over the years.

ESPN MLB
Jan 10, 2022

Baseball's best arms: Ranking MLB's top 10 starters and relievers for 2022
If Jacob deGrom is healthy, there's no one better. Who else cracks the list? Buster Olney ranks this year's aces and firemen.

ESPN MLB
Jan 10, 2022

MLB lockout latest: Why aren't owners and players talking yet? Could spring training be delayed?
Nearly a month and a half since the lockout began, it's time for another update on where baseball's immediate and long-term future stands.

ESPN MLB
Jan 09, 2022

Report: Yankees making landmark hire in MiLB
Minor league hitting coach Rachel Balkovec will manage the Low-A team for the Yankees this season, making her the first female skipper in affiliated professional baseball, according to a report by The Athletic.

ESPN MLB
Jan 07, 2022

Cone joins SNB booth; A-Rod simulcast added
Five-time World Series champion David Cone is joining the announcing booth for ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball, which will also feature a secondary broadcast led by Alex Rodriguez.

ESPN MLB
Jan 07, 2022

The best player not in the Baseball Hall of Fame at every position
From current stars to overlooked players of the past, we put together a lineup of those who haven't made it to Cooperstown yet -- and examine when (or if) they'll get there.

ESPN MLB
Jan 06, 2022

New York Times Co. buys The Athletic for $550M
In one of its largest-ever acquisitions, The New York Times Company, looking to expand its audience of paying subscribers to 10 million by 2025, is purchasing The Athletic for $550 million.

ESPN MLB
Jan 06, 2022

Sources: Chavez leaving Yankees for Mets staff
The Mets have agreed to hire Eric Chavez as their hitting coach, just weeks after he joined the crosstown Yankees. The transition was said to have been executed in good faith.

ESPN MLB
Jan 06, 2022

Former Mets acting GM Scott acquitted of DUI
Former New York Mets acting general manager Zack Scott was acquitted Thursday of drunken-driving charges stemming from his arrest last August.

ESPN MLB
Jan 06, 2022

Who is headed to the Hall of Fame? There's no mystery anymore -- and that's not good for baseball
The election process has been elongated and increasingly analyzed over the years, so we often know the results weeks before they're announced.

ESPN MLB
Jan 05, 2022

Nevin among 3 Angels hires; Eaton could be next
The Angels have hired Phil Nevin, Bill Haselman and Benji Gil to undetermined coaching roles, while Adam Eaton also may join the staff, a source confirmed, if the 33-year-old outfielder opts to retire as a player.

ESPN MLB
Jan 05, 2022

The secret MVP of sports? The port-a-potty
It's not the most glamorous side of sports, but most game days simply couldn't happen without portable toilets and the people who maintain them. We look at how the stalwart stalls have helped bring fans closer to the game.

ESPN MLB
Jan 05, 2022

Why MLB's labor negotiations have gone nowhere -- and baseball's path back
More than a month after the lockout began, nothing has changed. Here's why neither side has budged, along with a plan that could get a deal done.

ESPN MLB
Jan 05, 2022

'What the f--- are we doing?': Why MLB's labor negotiations have gone nowhere -- and baseball's path back
More than a month after the lockout began, nothing has changed. Here's why neither side has budged, along with a plan that could get a deal done.

ESPN MLB
Jan 05, 2022

Source: Mets set to hire Joey Cora as 3B coach
The Mets are on the verge of hiring Joey Cora, the older brother of Red Sox manager Alex Cora, as their new third-base coach, a source told ESPN, confirming a report by the New York Post.

ESPN MLB
Jan 04, 2022

Cardinals cancel winter warm-up due to lockout
The Cardinals have canceled their annual winter warmup promotional event because of Major League Baseball's lockout.

ESPN MLB
Jan 04, 2022

Cardinals cancel winter warmup due to lockout
The Cardinals have canceled their annual winter warmup promotional event because of Major League Baseball's lockout.

ESPN MLB
Jan 04, 2022

Sources: Fanatics acquires Topps in $500M deal
Fanatics has acquired Topps trading cards, the company announced Tuesday.

ESPN MLB
Jan 04, 2022

MLB free-agency tracker: Latest moves, grades and analysis
Need to keep tabs on all the major signings? Want to know how our experts grade the big deals?

ESPN MLB
Jan 04, 2022

Are the Astros favorites? Will the Rangers keep spending? What to make of wild AL West
It's been quite an offseason already in the AL West -- with more surprises to come. We break down the division.

ESPN MLB
Jan 03, 2022

Sources: Fanatics acquiring Topps trading cards
Fanatics' Topps acquisition includes the trading cards and collectables arms, and is slated to be finalized Tuesday, sources said.

ESPN MLB
Jan 03, 2022

Veteran outfielder Maybin retires after 15 seasons
Veteran outfielder Cameron Maybin is retiring from MLB after 15 seasons.

ESPN MLB
Dec 30, 2021

Why 2021 was such a pivotal year of loss and change in baseball
Every year is a death, but this year felt accelerated. Baseball will move forward, but without the comfort of many of the elders we had leaned upon.

ESPN MLB
Dec 30, 2021

The best and worst MLB free-agent signings of the past decade
We look back at 10 years of big-money additions to see how many worked out and how many hamstrung their franchises for years.

ESPN MLB
Dec 29, 2021

Seager retires after 11-year career with Mariners
Kyle Seager, who set career highs with 35 home runs and 101 RBIs last season, has retired after 11 seasons with the Seattle Mariners, saying "it's been a wonderful ride."

ESPN MLB
Dec 29, 2021

Hokies add Yankees logo to their helmets for the Pinstripe Bowl
The Hokies won't be wearing pinstripes, but their helmets will feature the Yankees' interlocking "NY" logo in the game at Yankee Stadium. It continues a long relationship between the school and the storied franchise.

ESPN MLB
Dec 29, 2021

What went wrong for Cody Bellinger in 2021 -- and can he fix it next season?
Two years after winning National League MVP, Bellinger was one of the the worst hitters in baseball. We dig into the decline.

ESPN MLB
Dec 28, 2021

Best of '21: Ohtani named AP's top male athlete
After a unanimous MVP season that saw him dominate at the plate and on the mound, Angels star Shohei Ohtani has been named the AP's male athlete of the year.

ESPN MLB
Dec 28, 2021

How an indie rocker's crush on Ronald Acuna Jr. helped inspire one of the best albums of 2021
One of this year's most critically acclaimed records has a love song -- all about the superstar outfielder on the world champion Atlanta Braves.

ESPN MLB
Dec 27, 2021

Notable Bets: 21 wild wagers from 2021
David Purdum recaps the year in sports betting, highlighting the most memorable wagers of 2021.

ESPN MLB
Dec 27, 2021

The first items on Buck Showalter's to-do list as Mets manager
From how to maximize his two aces to major roster decisions, here are the most pressing issues the new skipper faces in Queens.

ESPN MLB
Dec 23, 2021

Mayfield tornado recovery gets boost from sports figures
Former NFL players, an MLB umpire and one of the best basketball players this town has ever seen came to help with money and supplies, including toys for Christmas.

ESPN MLB
Dec 23, 2021

Sources: Bellinger, Dodgers agreed to $17M deal
Slugger Cody Bellinger and the Dodgers agreed on a one-year, $17 million to avoid arbitration before the Dec. 1 lockout that has shut down Major League Baseball and frozen transactions, sources familiar with the agreement told ESPN.

ESPN MLB
Dec 23, 2021

Injuries and inconsistency: The case against signing Carlos Correa
Correa is the No. 1 player in our free-agent rankings and a once-in-a-generation talent. Here's why you shouldn't want your favorite team to break the bank to sign him.

ESPN MLB
Dec 22, 2021

Yanks unsure of injury progress due to lockout
Major League Baseball's lockout has left the New York Yankees unaware of how DJ LeMahieu, Aaron Hicks, Jameson Taillon and Darren O'Day are progressing following surgery.

ESPN MLB
Dec 22, 2021

2 superstar shortstops, 30 teams: Ranking the best fits for Correa and Story
This year's historic crop of free-agent shortstops is down to a pair. Is either likely to land on your favorite team?

ESPN MLB
Dec 22, 2021

Melvin adds Williams, Price to S.D. coaching staff
New San Diego manager Bob Melvin on Monday rounded out the Padres' coaching staff with the addition of Matt Williams, a former All-Star third baseman and Washington Nationals manager, and Bryan Price, former manager of the Cincinnati Reds.

ESPN MLB
Dec 21, 2021

Melvin: Kotsay 'perfect fit' as A's new manager
Mark Kotsay, 46, who was Oakland's third-base coach last season and is a former bench coach with the Athletics as well as a former MLB outfielder, has been hired as the franchise's next manager, the team announced Tuesday.

ESPN MLB
Dec 21, 2021

Former Gold Glove 3B Chavez part of Yanks' staff
Manager Aaron Boone and the New York Yankees finalized the club's new-look -- yet experienced -- coaching staff on Tuesday, including former Gold Glove third baseman Eric Chavez and former New York Mets manager Luis Rojas.

ESPN MLB
Dec 21, 2021

Yankees add former Mets manager Rojas to staff
Manager Aaron Boone and the New York Yankees finalized the club's coaching staff on Tuesday, including former New York Mets manager Luis Rojas, who will serve as third base coach.

ESPN MLB
Dec 21, 2021

Report: MLB payrolls drop 4%, back to 2015 level
Major League Baseball payrolls are down 4.6% from their record high of just under $4.25 billion in 2017, with last season's $4.05 billion spent on big league players not having been this low since $3.9 billion in 2015.

ESPN MLB
Dec 21, 2021

Showalter joins Mets with World Series the goal
Buck Showalter was introduced as the Mets' new manager on Tuesday and said that he knows the expectation is to win the World Series.

ESPN MLB
Dec 21, 2021

Tigers 1B coach Kimera Bartee dies at 49
Detroit Tigers first-base coach Kimera Bartee, who coached in the majors for five seasons after a six-year playing career, has died at the age of 49, the team announced.

ESPN MLB
Dec 21, 2021

A's announce Kotsay as club's 19th manager
Mark Kotsay, 46, who was Oakland's third-base coach last season and is a former bench coach with the Athletics as well as a former MLB outfielder, has been hired as the franchise's next manager, the team announced Tuesday.

ESPN MLB
Dec 21, 2021

Vandy baseball signs coach Corbin to extension
Vanderbilt baseball coach Tim Corbin has signed a contract extension as he enters his 20th season, the university announced on Tuesday.

ESPN MLB
Dec 21, 2021

What are MLB teams doing during the lockout?
With no winter meetings to attend or free agents to sign, what are teams doing instead?

ESPN MLB
Dec 21, 2021

Answering the latest questions on the MLB lockout
Wondering what's going on between the owners and players? Here's where baseball's immediate and long-term future stands.

ESPN MLB
Dec 21, 2021

Top 5 free-agency fits for All-Star Kris Bryant
Bryant can cover five positions and will be among the most coveted players available once the lockout ends.

ESPN MLB
Dec 20, 2021

Sources: A's go internal, hire Kotsay as manager
Mark Kotsay, 46, who was Oakland's third-base coach last season and is a former bench coach with the Athletics as well as a former MLB outfielder, was hired Monday to be the franchise's next manager, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan.

ESPN MLB
Dec 20, 2021

Melvin adds Williams, Price to SD's coaching staff
New San Diego manager Bob Melvin on Monday rounded out the Padres' coaching staff with the addition of Matt Williams, a former All-Star third baseman and Washington Nationals manager, and Bryan Price, former manager of the Cincinnati Reds.

ESPN MLB
Dec 20, 2021

MLB sued by 4 ex-affiliates for minor league cuts
Four minor league teams that lost their big league affiliations before the 2021 season have filed an antitrust lawsuit against Major League Baseball, using a law firm that has represented players' unions.

ESPN MLB
Dec 20, 2021

Are the two sides talking? Should fans be worried? Answering the latest questions on the MLB lockout
Wondering what's going on between the owners and players? Here's where baseball's immediate and long-term future stands.

ESPN MLB
Dec 18, 2021

In Buck Showalter, Mets have found a win-now manager for a win-now team
Mets owner Steve Cohen vowed to win a World Series within three to five years. After a disastrous Year 1, he'll be looking to Showalter to help him keep that promise.

ESPN MLB
Dec 18, 2021

Mets name Showalter as team's new manager
The Mets have hired Buck Showalter as their new manager, owner Steven Cohen announced Saturday on Twitter.

ESPN MLB
Dec 18, 2021

D-backs add Cubs' McLeod in front-office revamp
The Arizona Diamondbacks announced more than two dozen changes to their front office staff Thursday, including the addition of veteran baseball operations executive Jason McLeod, who helped build the 2016 Chicago Cubs' World Series champion roster.

ESPN MLB
Dec 17, 2021

Sources: MLB, players' association met Thursday
Major League Baseball and the players' association met Thursday, sources told ESPN, the first time the two sides have spoken since owners locked out the players earlier this month.

ESPN MLB
Dec 17, 2021

Joining buddy Bryce in Philly? A return to the Bay? Top 5 free-agency fits for All-Star Kris Bryant
Bryant can cover five positions and will be one of the coveted players available once the MLB lockout ends. Here's where he might end up.

ESPN MLB
Dec 17, 2021

Guardians minor league C Melendez dies at 20
The Cleveland Guardians said minor league catcher Andres Melendez died Thursday in Miami.

ESPN MLB
Dec 16, 2021

D-backs add Cubs' McLeod in front office revamp
The Arizona Diamondbacks announced more than two dozen changes to their front office staff Thursday, including the addition of veteran baseball operations executive Jason McLeod, who helped build the 2016 Chicago Cubs' World Series champion roster.

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