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Mar 02, 2021

MLB delays Triple-A season at least one month
While Triple-A, the highest level of minor league baseball, was scheduled to begin April 6, games will be pushed back to around the same time that Double-A and Class A are expected to open -- the first week of May, an MLB official confirmed Tuesday.

ESPN MLB
Mar 02, 2021

Phils' Herrera plays 1st game since 2019 arrest
Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Odubel Herrera, playing in his first game since his arrest on domestic violence charges two years ago, went 1-for-3 in Tuesday's spring-training game against Toronto.

ESPN MLB
Mar 02, 2021

D-backs' Calhoun (meniscus tear) set for surgery
Diamondbacks starting right fielder Kole Calhoun will have surgery Wednesday on his right knee because of a medial meniscus tear. Manager Torey Lovullo said Tuesday he wasn't sure whether the injury would cause Calhoun to miss opening day.

ESPN MLB
Mar 02, 2021

Sources: AAA season delayed at least 1 month
While Triple-A, the highest level of minor league baseball, was scheduled to begin April 6, games will be pushed back to around the same time that Double-A, high-A and low-A are expected to start -- the first week of May, sources told ESPN on Tuesday.

ESPN MLB
Mar 02, 2021

Fantasy baseball: What the speed metrics reveal about players like Byron Buxton and Jonathan Villar
You cannot teach speed but you can measure it. Tristan H. Cockcroft takes a look at Statscast speed metrics and how it may impact certain players' steals opportunities and their BABIP floor.

ESPN MLB
Mar 02, 2021

Report: Indians knew about Callaway complaints
Despite public statements to the contrary, the Indians were made aware of complaints about Mickey Callaway's behavior while he was with the team as their pitching coach, according to The Athletic.

ESPN MLB
Mar 02, 2021

State of the AL East: Yankees or Rays? How good are the Red Sox and Blue Jays?
After an eventful offseason changed the landscape of the division, we debate how the teams vying to take Tampa Bay's crown measure up.

ESPN MLB
Mar 01, 2021

MLB bringing back in-game video for players
Major League Baseball has cleared the way for the return of in-game video on dugout iPads beginning on opening day, with catcher signals obscured by a computer program.

ESPN MLB
Mar 01, 2021

Red Sox pull plug on inning with new mercy rule
With the bases loaded, and pitcher Garrett Richards struggling in his spring training debut, the Boston Red Sox cashed in on a new mercy rule, allowing them to end the inning against the Atlanta Braves on Monday.

ESPN MLB
Mar 01, 2021

Royals, 3B Dozier agree on new 4-year extension
The Royals and third baseman Hunter Dozier have reached agreement on a four-year, $25 million extension that starts this season, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan.

ESPN MLB
Mar 01, 2021

Fantasy baseball roundtable: Which prominent player should you avoid at all costs?
Our experts identify the players they are avoiding in in the earlier rounds of fantasy drafts this season.

ESPN MLB
Mar 01, 2021

Alderson: Mets' vetting of Callaway 'shortsighted'
Mets president Sandy Alderson says his organization was "shortsighted" in the processes it used to vet and ultimately hire former manager Mickey Callaway in 2017.

ESPN MLB
Mar 01, 2021

Fantasy baseball: Don't overlook the Orioles
Eric Karabell takes us on a tour of some boxscore standouts from the first day of action in Spring Training.

ESPN MLB
Mar 01, 2021

The most interesting non-roster invitee for all 30 MLB teams
From former All-Stars trying to make one more roster to top prospects getting a first chance, there are some intriguing players to watch in every spring training camp.

ESPN MLB
Feb 28, 2021

Vi Ripken, matriarch of famed O's family, dies
Vi Ripken, matriarch of the famed Orioles family that includes Hall of Fame son Cal Ripken Jr., has died at the age of 82.

ESPN MLB
Feb 28, 2021

Mancini gets ovation, hit in return from cancer
Trey Mancini received a standing ovation and then singled to center in his first at-bat since missing the 2020 season while recovering from colon cancer.

ESPN MLB
Feb 28, 2021

Padres' Pham lucky to be playing after stabbing
Padres outfielder Tommy Pham says he's "lucky to even be able to play," after being stabbed at the start of the offseason.

ESPN MLB
Feb 28, 2021

Sources: Royals to give Dozier 4-year extension
The Royals and third baseman Hunter Dozier have reached agreement on a four-year, $25 million extension that starts this season, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan.

ESPN MLB
Feb 28, 2021

MLB's noncompetitive behavior issues are now out there for the world to see
It was always there -- tanking, manipulating service time -- but Kevin Mather and the Mariners put a spotlight on the whole thing. It's impossible to ignore now.

ESPN MLB
Feb 27, 2021

LeMahieu, Yankees prep to play in front of crowd
On Sunday, DJ LeMahieu and the New York Yankees will have a chance to feel that "adrenaline and excitement" that last season lacked, when they play in front fans against the Toronto Blue Jays to Steinbrenner Field.

ESPN MLB
Feb 27, 2021

Pujols reiterates he'll decide future after season
Following last week's misinterpreted Instagram post, Albert Pujols reiterated his stance that he hasn't decided whether to retire after this season

ESPN MLB
Feb 26, 2021

Cabrera's goal: Get to 500 HRs, 3K hits in '21
Tigers star Miguel Cabrera is 13 home runs shy of 500 for his career and 134 hits short of 3,000. He hopes to reach both milestones this season. "We can do both," he said.

ESPN MLB
Feb 26, 2021

Cubs' Baez, Pederson looking for 2021 revival
Chicago Cubs shortstop Javy Baez and left fielder Joc Pederson both have something to prove in 2021, but for different reasons.

ESPN MLB
Feb 26, 2021

Karabell's prospect watch
Eric Karabell takes us on a tour of his favorite and least favorite fantasy baseball rookies for the 2021 season.

ESPN MLB
Feb 26, 2021

Rookie rankings for 2021
Kiley McDaniel provides his rankings of rookie-eligible players for their potential contributions during the 2021 baseball season.

ESPN MLB
Feb 26, 2021

Angels re-sign RHP Chavez to minor league deal
Veteran right-hander Jesse Chavez is re-signing with the Los Angeles Angels on a minor league deal.

ESPN MLB
Feb 26, 2021

Miller, MLB's 1st female senior VP, to step down
Marla Miller, MLB's first female senior vice president, is stepping down after 21 years of being in charge of planning the league's special events, including the All-Star Game and World Series.

ESPN MLB
Feb 26, 2021

Braves extend Snitker after three NL East titles
Manager Brian Snitker, who has guided the Braves to three consecutive NL East titles, has received a contract extension through the 2023 season with a club option for '24.

ESPN MLB
Feb 26, 2021

New faces in new places, top prospects and more: What we're most excited for as spring training games begin
Here's what we can't wait to watch when MLB games start this weekend.

ESPN MLB
Feb 26, 2021

2021 MLB draft rankings: There's a No. 1 prospect ahead of Vanderbilt's two aces
Kumar Rocker and Jack Leiter have gotten plenty of hype so far -- but they aren't the only candidates to be the top overall pick this summer.

ESPN MLB
Feb 25, 2021

Harper declares NL East baseball's 'best division'
Phillies star Bryce Harper said the NL East is the best division in MLB. "I don't think that's even a question," he said on Thusrday.

ESPN MLB
Feb 25, 2021

Francisco Lindor channels Eddie Murphy, sports classic 'Coming to America' Mets jacket
New York's new superstar shortstop made a vintage fashion statement at spring training camp Thursday.

ESPN MLB
Feb 25, 2021

Fantasy baseball: Karabell's prospect watch
Eric Karabell takes us on a tour of his favorite and least favorite fantasy baseball rookies for the 2021 season.

ESPN MLB
Feb 25, 2021

Fantasy baseball rookie rankings for 2021
Kiley McDaniel provides his rankings of rookie-eligible players for their potential contributions during the 2021 baseball season.

ESPN MLB
Feb 25, 2021

MLB Stock Watch: First look at win projections, playoff odds and more
Here's how we rank baseball's 30 teams as spring training games begin.

ESPN MLB
Feb 24, 2021

Ex-Rangers OF Choo signs to play in S. Korea
Shin-Soo Choo will play for a basebal club in his native South Korea after agreeing to a one-year contract worth 2.4 million, the biggest of its kind in the KBO league.

ESPN MLB
Feb 24, 2021

Eager Bieber set to talk new deal with Cleveland
As the optimistic Indians ponder contract talks with ace and Cy Young Award winner Shane Bieber, team president Chris Antonetti said Cleveland is "hopeful that Shane will be here for a really long time to come."

ESPN MLB
Feb 24, 2021

Ohtani hits 97 mph during live batting practice
Saying that the "rules are there aren't going to be any rules" with Shohei Ohtani's usage this season, Angels manager Joe Maddon is optimistic about the veteran's prospects on the mound.

ESPN MLB
Feb 24, 2021

Yanks: German apology first step; still ways to go
Yankees pitcher Domingo German publicly apologized Wednesday for a domestic violence incident that merited a suspension, while his teammates weighed in on his face-to-face address to them the previous day.

ESPN MLB
Feb 24, 2021

Vlad Jr. feels stronger, quicker after weight loss
Blue Jays slugger Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has worked aggressively on his conditioning, and says he's lost 42 pounds since last July.

ESPN MLB
Feb 24, 2021

Yanks' German apologizes for domestic incident
Yankees pitcher Domingo German publicly apologized for a domestic violence incident that merited a suspension.

ESPN MLB
Feb 24, 2021

White Sox star Abreu tests positive for COVID-19
Jose Abreu will be away from the White Sox after testing positive for COVID-19, but GM Rick Hahn says the reigning AL MVP is "completely asymptomatic" and will rejoin the team in the "not too distant future."

ESPN MLB
Feb 24, 2021

Twins' top prospect Lewis to miss 2021 season
Twins shortstop Royce Lewis, recently rated by ESPN as baseball's No. 15 overall prospect, will miss the entire 2021 season because of a torn ACL.

ESPN MLB
Feb 24, 2021

Prospect says M's manipulating his service time
Prospect Jarred Kelenic and one of his agents told USA Today that it was "crystal clear" that the Mariners' decision to not call him up to the majors in 2020 was based on service time after he turned down a guaranteed contract in 2019.

ESPN MLB
Feb 24, 2021

Padres owner on Tatis deal: 'Nothing we can't do'
Padres majority owner Peter Seidler doesn't think San Diego is a small market and says the franchise's willingness to dole out three nine-figure deals over the past four years proves his commitment to winning.

ESPN MLB
Feb 24, 2021

Kings of Command: Breakout pitchers to draft in fantasy baseball
Which overlooked pitchers have the skill set to come up with a big season? Tristan H. Cockcroft digs deep into the numbers to present his annual "Kings of Command."

ESPN MLB
Feb 24, 2021

Which teams had the best and worst MLB offseason? Our favorite (and least favorite) moves of the winter
Some front offices crushed their hot stove to-do list while others sat back and watched.

ESPN MLB
Feb 23, 2021

Story focused on new-look Rockies, not contract
Trevor Story's priority list this season includes being a more vocal leader, taking his base stealing to another level, crushing early-count fastballs and honing his footwork in the field.

ESPN MLB
Feb 23, 2021

Cole: MLB's service-time problem blatant, 'tired'
Add Yankees ace Gerrit Cole to the growing list of major leaguers that have slammed the way some MLB teams think about players in the wake of former Mariners president Kevin Mather's inflammatory comments about service-time manipulation and free agency.

ESPN MLB
Feb 23, 2021

Walker switches number choice due to Mr. Met
Taijuan Walker pondered taking the No. 00 with the Mets but when he found out that belonged to Mr. Met, the team's mascot, he chose No. 99 instead.

ESPN MLB
Feb 23, 2021

Go high on the Mets and Padres and other MLB over/unders to take
Baseball's over/unders are set. A look at some of those totals shows there are some good bets to be made.

ESPN MLB
Feb 23, 2021

Sources: Giants, LHP Kazmir strike minors deal
The Giants have agreed to a minor league deal with veteran lefty Scott Kazmir, sources tell ESPN's Buster Olney. Kazmir, 37, has not pitched in the majors since 2016.

ESPN MLB
Feb 23, 2021

Mariners GM 'embarrassed' by exec's comments
Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto and manager Scott Servais expressed their anger at former executive Kevin Mather's comments and are doing damage control with players who were directly mentioned or referenced.

ESPN MLB
Feb 23, 2021

Tigers agree to minors deal with righty Teheran
Julio Teheran, a two-time All-Star, agreed to a minor league contract with the Tigers on Tuesday.

ESPN MLB
Feb 23, 2021

Spring training injury watch: Who's ready to contribute in 2021?
Stephania Bell checks in on players returning from injury and forecasts when they'll be able to contribute in 2021.

ESPN MLB
Feb 23, 2021

Cora's return to Red Sox 'where I wanted to be'
Alex Cora said that being the Red Sox manager again is "where I wanted to be," after spending last year out of baseball following a suspension for his role in the Astros' sign-stealing scandal.

ESPN MLB
Feb 23, 2021

Anderson backs La Russa after 1-on-1 meeting
White Sox star shortstop Tim Anderson said he's on the same page with 76-year-old manager Tony La Russa after the two sat down for a 1-on-1 conversation prior to spring training. "I'm behind him 110 percent," Anderson said.

ESPN MLB
Feb 23, 2021

Go high on the Mets and Padres and other sure things in MLB over/unders
Baseball's over/unders are set. A look at some of those totals shows there are some good bets to be made.

ESPN MLB
Feb 23, 2021

Jeff Passan's spring training preview: 20 questions as countdown to Opening Day begins
How will MLB's return to normalcy take shape? Who are the top teams and breakout players to watch? Here's what to know as pitchers and catchers officially report.

ESPN MLB
Feb 23, 2021

The biggest storyline to watch on all 30 teams as spring training begins
Baseball is back! Here's the key topic in every camp as players report across Florida and Arizona.

ESPN MLB
Feb 22, 2021

'Twins, with a twist': How Freddie and Chelsea Freeman grew their family to five
The Freemans welcomed two sons into the world in the past three months -- through pregnancy and a surrogate. They tell their story about how it all happened.

ESPN MLB
Feb 22, 2021

Reports: Clippard, D-backs agree to 1-year deal
The Diamondbacks have agreed to a $2.25 million, one-year contract with reliever Tyler Clippard, according to multiple reports.

ESPN MLB
Feb 22, 2021

Astros' Correa open to long-term deal if done soon
On the subject of signing a long-term contract with the Astros, Carlos Correa said Monday that once the regular season starts he doesn't "want to be involved with or distracted with those conversations."

ESPN MLB
Feb 22, 2021

Tatis Jr. on deal: 'I want the statue on one team'
Fernando Tatis Jr. said he wants to be the kind of player who stays with one team and ends their career with a statue outside of the ballpark.

ESPN MLB
Feb 22, 2021

Freeman delayed for camp after sons arrive
Reigning NL MVP Freddie Freeman will be a late arrival to Braves camp following the birth of his sons.

ESPN MLB
Feb 22, 2021

Passan: 45 disastrous minutes that sunk Mariners CEO Kevin Mather
This was no lapse in judgment. Mather's hurtful words made public reflect not only his views but also the very worst of baseball -- and they should have no place in the sport.

ESPN MLB
Feb 22, 2021

Mariners president/CEO resigns after comments
Mariners president and CEO Kevin Mather resigned Monday following the emergence of video in which he expressed opinions about organizational strategy and his views on some players.

ESPN MLB
Feb 22, 2021

2 on, 1 out: Freeman delayed after birth of twins
Reigning NL MVP Freddie Freeman will be a late arrival to Braves camp following the birth of his twin sons.

ESPN MLB
Feb 22, 2021

Lindor: It's 'too early' to talk new deal with Mets
As he ponders what his new deal might look like, New York Mets infielder Francisco Lindor was quite happy to see the contract fellow shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. received from the San Diego Padres.

ESPN MLB
Feb 22, 2021

Cardinals, Diamondbacks among top bullpen battles to watch
Eric Karabell opines on bullpen situations, taking a deeper look at who will close and which teams will go to a closer-by-committee.

ESPN MLB
Feb 22, 2021

Reliever Jeffress gets minors deal with Nationals
Right-handed reliever Jeremy Jeffress agreed to terms with the Nationals on a minor league deal, giving the team another option for the back end of the bullpen.

ESPN MLB
Feb 22, 2021

'Make amends'? Mariners CEO Kevin Mather can't take back those 45 disastrous minutes of disrespectful words
This was no lapse in judgment. Mather's hurtful words made public reflect not only his views but also the very worst of baseball -- and they should have no place in the sport.

ESPN MLB
Feb 22, 2021

Trout talks to Clark 'once a day' amid CBA push
Mike Trout says he speaks with MLBPA executive director Tony Clark "probably once a day" as the union and MLB approach a critical juncture regarding negotiations for a new CBA.

ESPN MLB
Feb 22, 2021

Sports Betting's best of the week: Golden tickets, props, trends and more
From NBA to college hoops, NHL and UFC, there is plenty going on in the sports world post-football. Doug Kezirian and David Purdum take a weekly look at the sports betting landscape.

ESPN MLB
Feb 22, 2021

Welcome to The Year of Tatis: Why San Diego's $340 million face is exactly what MLB needs right now
Think the burden of carrying baseball through its latest crossroads while living up to a nine-figure payday is too much to put on a 22-year-old? Then you don't know the real Fernando Tatis Jr. yet.

ESPN MLB
Feb 22, 2021

Mariners president Mather apologizes for remarks
Mariners president and CEO Kevin Mather apologized Sunday night after his comments to a rotary club earlier this month surfaced, including him calling the English-speaking capabilities of two members of the organization "terrible" and "not tremendous."

ESPN MLB
Feb 21, 2021

Dodgers' Kershaw 'absolutely' considering return
Clayton Kershaw quelled some of the questions about his future, saying Sunday he would "absolutely" consider re-signing with the Dodgers after this season.

ESPN MLB
Feb 21, 2021

J.D. Martinez sports T-shirt featuring celebratory Tom Brady
The seven-time Super Bowl champ is still getting teased about his victory celebration, this time from the Red Sox slugger.

ESPN MLB
Feb 21, 2021

Stan Williams, fearsome pitcher for Dodgers, dies
Stan Williams, the fearsome All-Star pitcher who helped the Los Angeles Dodgers win the 1959 World Series, has died at 84.

ESPN MLB
Feb 21, 2021

Bloom: Red Sox have talent to bounce back in '21
Chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom believes the Red Sox have the talent to bounce back from a lost 2020 season.

ESPN MLB
Feb 21, 2021

Giants reach deal with veteran righty Sanchez
The Giants finalized a one-year contract with right-hander Aaron Sanchez on Sunday, giving them another experienced starter to join Johnny Cueto in the rotation.

ESPN MLB
Feb 21, 2021

Strasburg: Numbness in hand led to surgery
The nerve issue in Stephen Strasburg's wrist that ended his 2020 season after five innings would get aggravated every time he threw a baseball, he said Sunday, and "basically would go from numbness in my thumb to numbness in my whole hand."

ESPN MLB
Feb 21, 2021

Rockies' Desmond opts out for 2nd straight year
Ian Desmond has announced he is opting out of a second straight baseball season. The Rockies outfielder has now walked away from a combined $13.56 million over the past two seasons.

ESPN MLB
Feb 21, 2021

Will MLB's trade market heat up during the season? If so, here's who could be on the move
It's been offseason. But if and when fans return, that might open the floodgates and create a wild summer. Here is a look at the teams (hello, Cubs and Giants) that could be active and who they might unload.

ESPN MLB
Feb 20, 2021

White Sox's Kopech motivated after 2 years off
Michael Kopech said he's regained his motivation after opting out of last season and missing all of 2019 due to Tommy John surgery.

ESPN MLB
Feb 20, 2021

Arrieta says being back with Cubs 'just feels right'
Jake Arrieta is excited to be back in the city where he had his greatest success, saying Saturday that being on the Cubs "just feels right."

ESPN MLB
Feb 20, 2021

Cleveland ace Bieber at camp after COVID bout
Cy Young winner Shane Bieber has reported to training camp in Arizona with the Cleveland Indians after recovering from COVID-19.

ESPN MLB
Feb 19, 2021

Turner had concerns WS incident would hurt him
Justin Turner is back with the Dodgers on a two-year deal, but he admitted Friday that his maskless appearance after the World Series would hurt him in free agency.

ESPN MLB
Feb 19, 2021

Kluber's goal: Prove staff isn't Cole 'and the rest'
Corey Kluber said he understands the perception that the New York Yankees' rotation is Gerrit Cole "and the rest," but says the group hopes to "take away those question marks" this season.

ESPN MLB
Feb 19, 2021

Sources: Gardner stays with Yanks on $4M deal
Brett Gardner, who has been with the New York Yankees since 2008, will stay with the team on a one-year deal worth $4 million, sources told ESPN.

ESPN MLB
Feb 19, 2021

Fauci cautiously optimistic about MLB fans' return
Dr. Anthony Fauci said there's a "pretty good chance" of fans returning to the stands for the 2021 MLB season if the rate of COVID-19 infections continues to drop.

ESPN MLB
Feb 19, 2021

9 MLB players, 4 staffers test positive on intake
The 13 samples out of 4,336 COVID-19 tests that were found to be positive during MLB intake screening belonged to nine players and four staff members spanning 11 teams.

ESPN MLB
Feb 19, 2021

Happ wins arbitration case with Cubs, source says
Cubs OF Ian Happ won his arbitration case with the club and will earn $4.1 million in 2021, a source confirmed to ESPN.

ESPN MLB
Feb 19, 2021

Scherzer not throwing off mound due to ankle
The last spring training of Max Scherzer's $210 million, seven-year contract with the Washington Nationals is not exactly beginning the way he -- or the team -- would prefer.

ESPN MLB
Feb 19, 2021

Turner excited to be back with Dodgers
Justin Turner's extended flirtation with free agency ended where it began - with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

ESPN MLB
Feb 19, 2021

Former All-Star Damon faces resisting charge
Former All-Star baseball player Johnny Damon was arrested Friday in central Florida on a charge of resisting an officer after he was pulled over for suspicion of driving under the influence, according to court and jail records.

ESPN MLB
Feb 19, 2021

Giles, out for '21, reaches 2-year deal with M's
Free-agent reliever Ken Giles, who will not pitch during the 2021 season while he recovers from Tommy John surgery, has reached a two-year, $7 million deal with the Mariners.

ESPN MLB
Feb 19, 2021

Cleveland's Francona slowed by staph infection
Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona will be on crutches for several weeks after having surgery recently for a staph infection in his left big toe.

ESPN MLB
Feb 19, 2021

Red Sox P Rodriguez healthy after COVID bout
Boston Red Sox pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez says he is fully recovered from COVID-19 and a bout with myocarditis as a result of contracting the virus.

ESPN MLB
Feb 19, 2021

Ranking the top 10 (and beyond) prospects for every National League team
Which NL teams are loaded with future MLB stars? We rank the top players in every system.

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