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Feb 21, 2018

Indians, RH Torres agree to minor league deal
Free-agent reliever Carlos Torres and the Cleveland Indians have agreed to a minor league contract.

ESPN MLB
Feb 21, 2018

Cashman: Yankees are 'Little Engine that Could'
New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman compared his team to the 'Little Engine that Could' after being asked how he viewed the Yankees in relation to their American League East rival, the Boston Red Sox.

ESPN MLB
Feb 21, 2018

Cashman: Yanks are 'Little Engine That Could'
New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman compared his team to "The Little Engine That Could" after being asked how he viewed the Yankees in relation to their American League East rival, the Boston Red Sox.

ESPN MLB
Feb 21, 2018

Report: Veteran OF Gomez agrees to join Rays
The Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to a one-year, $4 million deal with outfielder Carlos Gomez, MLB.com reported Wednesday.

ESPN MLB
Feb 21, 2018

Colby Rasmus returns to MLB, signs with O's
Outfielder Colby Rasmus has decided to return to baseball after walking away this past summer, and he has signed a minor league contract with the Baltimore Orioles.

ESPN MLB
Feb 21, 2018

Hall of Famer Cepeda in critical condition
Hall of Fame first baseman Orlando Cepeda remains hospitalized in critical condition after a cardiac incident, the San Francisco Giants said Wednesday.

ESPN MLB
Feb 21, 2018

Veteran OF Maybin signs deal with Marlins
Cameron Maybin, who batted .228 with 33 stolen bases with the Angels and Astros last season, has signed a one-year deal with the Marlins.

ESPN MLB
Feb 21, 2018

Touted Astros prospect suspended 50 games
Forrest Whitley, a right-hander who is considered one of the top pitching prospects in baseball, has been suspended for violating the minor-league drug program, sources told ESPN's Buster Olney.

ESPN MLB
Feb 20, 2018

Which teams could blow past their poor preseason projections?
Some clubs that are expected to wind up below .500 have the potential to pull off a surprise and achieve postseason glory. Who are this spring's most likely candidates to exceed their weak forecasts?

ESPN MLB
Feb 20, 2018

Law: D-backs, Yankees profit from Tampa Bay's teardown in three-way deal
Adding Steven Souza Jr. to a new-look outfield in Arizona might help get the D-backs get back to the postseason, but did the Rays get good value?

ESPN MLB
Feb 20, 2018

Trade for Brandon Drury ramps up fight for jobs in Yankees' infield
The future belongs to Miguel Andujar and Gleyber Torres, but Tuesday's three-way deal added a strong right-now rival to a complicated camp battle.

ESPN MLB
Feb 20, 2018

Trade sends Drury to Yanks, Souza to D-backs
The Yankees have added versatile infielder Brandon Drury via a three-team trade with Arizona and Tampa Bay. Steven Souza Jr. heads to the Diamondbacks, with the Rays acquiring two prospects and two players to be named.

ESPN MLB
Feb 20, 2018

Souza (D-backs), Drury (Yanks) in 3-team deal
The Yankees have added versatile infielder Brandon Drury in a three-team trade with Arizona and Tampa Bay. Steven Souza Jr. goes to the Diamondbacks, with the Rays getting two prospects and two players to be named.

ESPN MLB
Feb 20, 2018

Nats' Murphy (knee) uncertain for Opening Day
Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy isn't sure if he'll be ready in time for Opening Day after having offseason debridement and microfracture surgery on his right knee.

ESPN MLB
Feb 20, 2018

Cubs' Contreras may ignore mound visits limit
Cubs catcher Willson Contreras joins a growing chorus of players concerned about baseball's new limit on mound visits.

ESPN MLB
Feb 20, 2018

Man vs. third base: The real battles of spring training for all 30 teams
Sure, positions are up for grabs in the Grapefruit and Cactus Leagues. But there's deeper drama going on. Here are the questions you really want answered.

ESPN MLB
Feb 20, 2018

Is Clayton Kershaw still a first-round pick in fantasy baseball?
Clayton Kershaw has reached the 200 inning mark just once during the past four seasons. A closer look at the numbers reveals whether he's still worthy of being a first-round pick this season.

ESPN MLB
Feb 20, 2018

Price describes recruiting pitch to Martinez
David Price told USA Today Sports that part of his recruiting pitch for J.D. Martinez to join the Red Sox was "he will love the guys here in this clubhouse, but also told him he'll get booed."

ESPN MLB
Feb 20, 2018

Hosmer embraces leadership role with Padres
Eric Hosmer said that he "bought into" the Padres' plan to win a World Series and that he is ready to embrace a leadership role within San Diego's young organization.

ESPN MLB
Feb 20, 2018

Twins finalize deal with righty Sanchez
The Minnesota Twins have finalized their low-risk contract with right-hander Anibal Sanchez, securing another experienced candidate for their rotation.

ESPN MLB
Feb 20, 2018

When will Tim Tebow play in the majors?
Mets GM Sandy Alderson says the former NFL quarterback is bound for the bigs. So assuming he's right -- when? And for how long?

ESPN MLB
Feb 20, 2018

Marlins to don Stoneman hats at spring opener
The Marlins will wear Stoneman Douglas High School caps during their workout and pregame before their Grapefruit League opener Friday.

ESPN MLB
Feb 20, 2018

All 30 teams to don Stoneman hats this week
All 30 MLB teams will wear Stoneman Douglas High School caps during their workout and pregame -- with an option to wear the hat in-game -- before their Grapefruit League and Cactus League openers.

ESPN MLB
Feb 20, 2018

Mattingly to Harper: Mind your own dugout
Marlins manager Don Mattingly says Washington Nationals slugger Bryce Harper should not be critiquing Miami's offseason moves.

ESPN MLB
Feb 20, 2018

Donaldson tables contract talks with Blue Jays
Josh Donaldson expects to become a free agent next offseason after shutting down contract talks with the Toronto Blue Jays, saying that the sides do not see "eye to eye" on a long-term deal.

ESPN MLB
Feb 20, 2018

Yelich: Fernandez death led to Miami teardown
Christian Yelich said his biggest disappointment is that Miami failed to make the playoffs or post a .500 record during his time there and cites the death of Jose Fernandez as the unfortunate turning point for the Marlins franchise.

ESPN MLB
Feb 20, 2018

Can last season's breakout pitchers do it again?
From a surprising Cy Young finalist to World Series Game 7's winning pitcher, we examine if 10 unexpected successes can double up this time around.

ESPN MLB
Feb 20, 2018

'He throws a Frisbee up there': What's it like facing Yu Darvish? His new teammates tell all
How do Darvish's former rivals rate their new ace's repertoire? Said Addison Russell: "I'm just glad he's on our side now."

ESPN MLB
Feb 20, 2018

'He throws a Frisbee up there:' What's it like facing Yu Darvish? His new teammates tell all
How do Darvish's former rivals rate their new ace's repertoire? Said Addison Russell: "I'm just glad he's on our side now."

ESPN MLB
Feb 20, 2018

Cepeda, 80, into Bay Area hospital, Giants say
Hall of Fame first baseman Orlando Cepeda was hospitalized in the Bay Area on Monday night, according to a report.

ESPN MLB
Feb 19, 2018

1B Hosmer, Padres finalize $144M, 8-year deal
Eric Hosmer and the San Diego Padres have finalized their $144 million, eight-year contract.

ESPN MLB
Feb 19, 2018

1B Hosmer, Padres finalize 8-year, $144M deal
Eric Hosmer and the Padres have finalized their eight-year, $144 million contract.

ESPN MLB
Feb 19, 2018

Law: Martinez gives the Red Sox what they need, but for how long?
Boston needed a slugger ready to solve its power problem, but the Red Sox might have blinked in their effort to land the only acceptable option.

ESPN MLB
Feb 19, 2018

Brewers' Braun ready for grounders at first
Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun reported to spring training Monday to prepare for his 12th big league season. For the first time since his rookie campaign in 2007, he'll be taking ground balls at first base.

ESPN MLB
Feb 19, 2018

Hosmer leaves Padres with overstuffed outfield
Now that San Diego's first base position is in Eric Hosmer's $144 million hands, it seems as if there are 144 million candidates for the one remaining starting spot in the Padres' outfield.

ESPN MLB
Feb 19, 2018

Sting of World Series lingers for Turner, L.A.
Justin Turner heard about it for weeks. He couldn't get away from talk about the Dodgers' seven-game loss to the Houston Astros in the 2017 World Series.

ESPN MLB
Feb 19, 2018

DH or not, J.D. Martinez can be a fantasy star in Boston
J.D. Martinez has finally made his move, signing with the Red Sox and joining a team loaded with talented young outfielders. But even if Martinez winds up at designated hitter more often than not, Eric Karabell trusts in the slugger's fantasy value.

ESPN MLB
Feb 19, 2018

Odorizzi: Trade to Twins provides 'closure'
Jake Odorizzi says he's glad he no longer has to worry about being traded, after the Rays shipped him to the Twins.

ESPN MLB
Feb 19, 2018

Finally! Red Sox get their man in J.D. Martinez -- and he's way more than a consolation prize
Boston didn't land Giancarlo Stanton or Manny Machado. But the Sox snagged their top offseason target and the power bat they desperately needed.

ESPN MLB
Feb 19, 2018

Trout hopes season measures up to offseason
Mike Trout, who took part Monday in the Angels' first full-squad workout, said expectations are higher after the signings of Shohei Ohtani, Ian Kinsler and Zack Cozart.

ESPN MLB
Feb 19, 2018

Source: D-backs, OF Dyson agree to 2-year deal
Free-agent outfielder Jarrod Dyson and the Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed on a two-year deal, a source told ESPN.

ESPN MLB
Feb 19, 2018

D-backs, OF Dyson reach 2-year, $7.5M deal
Free-agent outfielder Jarrod Dyson and the Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed on a two-year, $7.5 million deal.

ESPN MLB
Feb 19, 2018

All rise! Giancarlo Stanton joins Aaron Judge for first round of BP
The slugging tandem fans have anticipated ever since the Marlins star was traded to the Yankees gave diehard fans in Tampa a glimpse of what's to come.

ESPN MLB
Feb 19, 2018

Eagles' Kelce inspires Phillies with camp visit
Wearing a red No. 62 Phillies spring training jersey, Eagles star Jason Kelce was the main guest during the first official day of team workouts.

ESPN MLB
Feb 19, 2018

Source: Red Sox expected to land Martinez
The Boston Red Sox are expected to agree to a deal with J.D. Martinez, potentially ending their stalemate with the free-agent slugger, a source confirmed to ESPN's Buster Olney.

ESPN MLB
Feb 19, 2018

Source: Red Sox reach deal with J.D. Martinez
The Red Sox agreed to a five-year deal with slugger J.D. Martinez, a source told ESPN's Pedro Gomez. The outfielder can opt out after two seasons. FanRag Sports reports the deal is worth $110 million, with $50 million to be paid over the first two years.

ESPN MLB
Feb 19, 2018

Red Sox owner John Henry: 'We need to win'
Red Sox owner John Henry believes with the right approach, his team can be "very successful" this season.

ESPN MLB
Feb 19, 2018

Harper: Focus is on this year, not free agency
Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper says his focus is on 2018.

ESPN MLB
Feb 19, 2018

MLB's threat of pitch clocks fizzles ... for now
In simply limiting mound visits, commissioner Rob Manfred didn't drop the hammer by unilaterally implementing pitch clocks. But if players don't want those clocks in 2019 -- and they don't -- they'd better pick up the pace this season.

ESPN MLB
Feb 19, 2018

Kiemaier 'very upset' with Rays' recent moves
Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier says he is "100 percent frustrated and very upset" by the team's decisions to part ways with Corey Dickerson and Jake Odorizzi.

ESPN MLB
Feb 19, 2018

Kiermaier 'very upset' with Rays' recent moves
Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier says he is "100 percent frustrated and very upset" by the team's decisions to part ways with Corey Dickerson and Jake Odorizzi.

ESPN MLB
Feb 19, 2018

Rizzo: Parkland visit was support, not politics
Cubs star Anthony Rizzo, a 2007 graduate of Stoneman Douglas High School, said he was in Parkland to support victims and their families, not to make a political statement.

ESPN MLB
Feb 19, 2018

MLB imposes rule limiting mound visits to 6
Major League Baseball is imposing stricter limits on mound visits in an effort to speed games but decided against 20-second pitch clocks for 2018.

ESPN MLB
Feb 19, 2018

Reports: Tillman agrees to remain with Orioles
Chris Tillman has agreed to a one-year deal to remain with the Baltimore Orioles, according to multiple reports.

ESPN MLB
Feb 19, 2018

Source: Moylan agrees to return to Braves
The Atlanta Braves have reached a deal with veteran reliever Peter Moylan, according to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick.

ESPN MLB
Feb 19, 2018

How Xander Bogaerts can regain his place among AL's elite young shortstops
After a down year, the gap only widened between him, Francisco Lindor and Carlos Correa. But there's a way Bogaerts can relaunch in 2018.

ESPN MLB
Feb 18, 2018

For Dodgers and Indians, spring training is about turning the page from postseason heartache
Both teams won more than 100 games last season, only to come up short in October. Both now face doing it all over again for another chance at a better ending.

ESPN MLB
Feb 18, 2018

Longoria disappointed in Corey Dickerson DFA
Evan Longoria, who played for 10 seasons with the Rays, is disheartened by Tampa Bay's treatment of Corey Dickerson, whom the team DFA'd over the weekend: "The guy was an All-Star last year. It just doesn't make sense to me."

ESPN MLB
Feb 18, 2018

Longoria disappointed in Rays' recent move
Evan Longoria, who played for 10 seasons with the Rays, is disheartened by Tampa Bay's treatment of Corey Dickerson, whom they DFA'd over the weekend: "The guy was an All-Star last year. It just doesn't make sense to me."

ESPN MLB
Feb 18, 2018

Angels add outfielder Young, infielder Carter
The Los Angeles Angels agreed to a one-year contract with outfielder Chris Young and a minor league contract with first baseman Chris Carter. Carter received an invitation to major league spring training.

ESPN MLB
Feb 18, 2018

Francona rejoins Indians after father's death
Manager Terry Francona has rejoined the Cleveland Indians at spring training after his father died last week at age 84.

ESPN MLB
Feb 18, 2018

Who has the best chance at taking down the Astros?
The defending champs have the best odds of winning this year's World Series, but a half-dozen rivals have cases for why they can prevent a repeat.

ESPN MLB
Feb 18, 2018

Who has the best shot at taking down the Astros?
The defending champs have the best chance at winning this year's World Series, but a half-dozen rivals have cases for why they can prevent a repeat.

ESPN MLB
Feb 18, 2018

Mets GM: Tebow will be in majors at some point
New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson believes Tim Tebow is going to play in the major leagues at some point and the Mets want to get him there as quickly as possible.

ESPN MLB
Feb 18, 2018

Law: Why the prospect-packed Padres spent too much on Eric Hosmer
After assembling one of baseball's best collections of young talent, San Diego's first big investment in free agency could hurt them in the long-term.

ESPN MLB
Feb 18, 2018

Pirates' Diaz discusses mother's kidnapping
Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Elias Diaz says his mother is doing better after a harrowing kidnapping ordeal in Venezuela.

ESPN MLB
Feb 18, 2018

Reports: Rangers won't add ex-Cards closer Oh
The Rangers have decided not to sign closer Seung Hwan Oh, after an issue arose over his physical exam, according to multiple reports.

ESPN MLB
Feb 18, 2018

Hosmer's signing in San Diego and the fantasy spin
Eric Hosmer finally signed, joining the San Diego Padres with an eight-year contract. Eric Karabell looks at the fantasy fallout of the deal.

ESPN MLB
Feb 18, 2018

Trade grades: Twins, Rays and Angels swap problems as Odorizzi heads to Minnesota
A pair of deals shook up all three teams and left an All-Star's future in doubt, but is Odorizzi who the Twins needed after missing out on Yu Darvish?

ESPN MLB
Feb 18, 2018

Eric Hosmer striking it rich in San Diego is crazy enough to work
A front-loaded, eight-year deal for $144 million put one of this winter's biggest free agents in a Padres uniform. How could this calculated risk also make sense?

ESPN MLB
Feb 18, 2018

Olney: Patience doesn't pay for free agents who sit out spring training
Unsigned veterans such as Logan Morrison might be tempted to wait to sign after Opening Day, but it's a gambit without guarantees -- or recent success.

ESPN MLB
Feb 17, 2018

Sources: Padres, 1B Eric Hosmer agree to deal
The San Diego Padres and free-agent first baseman Eric Hosmer have agreed to an 8-year contract, according to ESPN and multiple reports. The deal is worth $144 million, according to multiple reports.

ESPN MLB
Feb 17, 2018

Reports: Padres, 1B Eric Hosmer agree to deal
The Padres have reached a deal with free-agent first baseman Eric Hosmer, according to multiple reports.

ESPN MLB
Feb 17, 2018

Rays acquire first baseman Cron from Angels
The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired first baseman C.J. Cron from the Los Angeles Angels and designated outfielder Corey Dickerson for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster.

ESPN MLB
Feb 17, 2018

Rays trade RHP Odorizzi to Twins for Palacios
The Tampa Bay Rays have traded starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi to the Minnesota Twins in exchange for minor league infielder Jermaine Palacios.

ESPN MLB
Feb 17, 2018

Rays trade RHP Odorizzi to Twins for prospect
The Tampa Bay Rays traded starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi to the Minnesota Twins in exchange for minor league infielder Jermaine Palacios.

ESPN MLB
Feb 17, 2018

Archer: Rays could have best rotation in majors
Chris Archer believes the Tampa Bay Rays are capable of having the best rotation in the major leagues. Archer was 10-12 with a 4.07 ERA a year ago when he worked at least 200 innings for the third consecutive season.

ESPN MLB
Feb 17, 2018

Duffy starts anew after 'gamut of life' in '17
Royals pitcher Danny Duffy signed a huge deal, was arrested for DUI and had his home threatened by wildfires in 2017. He's ready "to erase and re-record" this season.

ESPN MLB
Feb 17, 2018

Boone mum on his pick for Yankees' Opening Day starter
Rewarding Luis Severino for a breakout season might seem like like the easy call, but manager Aaron Boone has a rotation full of alternatives.

ESPN MLB
Feb 17, 2018

Indians bring back 2016 playoff hero Davis
The Indians have signed free agent Rajai Davis to a minor league contract, bringing back the speedy outfielder who hit one of the biggest home runs in team history.

ESPN MLB
Feb 17, 2018

Reds' Gennett wins in arbitration, gets $5.7M
Scooter Gennett won his arbitration case against the Reds and will receive $5.7 million during the 2018 season. Cincinnati had offered $5.1 million.

ESPN MLB
Feb 17, 2018

Pedroia calls upon other Red Sox to be leaders
Dustin Pedroia understands and accepts his role as the leader of the Red Sox, says the younger players need to and are ready to take on more leadership responsibility.

ESPN MLB
Feb 17, 2018

Mets' Wright to give 'best shot' at playing in '18
Mets veteran David Wright, who is still rehabbing his back and shoulder, is unsure if he'll be able to play this season, but "I'm going to give it my best shot."

ESPN MLB
Feb 17, 2018

A's prospect starts fund for Douglas AD's family
A's prospect Jesus Luzardo has started a fundraising effort for the family of AD Chris Hixon, who was among those killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where Luzardo graduated from.

ESPN MLB
Feb 17, 2018

Machado over trade talk, ready for SS move
Manny Machado arrived at Orioles camp Saturday, ready to move on from the offseason trade talk surrounding him and prepared to focus on his full-time move to shortstop.

ESPN MLB
Feb 17, 2018

CC Sabathia is the old man in Yankees' rotation but a new man on mound
No longer the staff ace, the 37-year-old is content with helping turn his young Yankees teammates into contenders.

ESPN MLB
Feb 17, 2018

Source: LHP Watson reaches deal with Giants
Relief pitcher Tony Watson has reached an agreement with the Giants, a source confirmed to ESPN. The former All-Star with the Pirates was traded to the Dodgers last season at the July 31 deadline.

ESPN MLB
Feb 16, 2018

Miami-Dade sues for money from Marlins' sale
In a lawsuit released Friday, Miami-Dade County claims the county and the city of Miami were to receive a share of profits from any sale of the Miami Marlins. The suit names former owner Jeffrey Loria and the new ownership group led by Derek Jeter.

ESPN MLB
Feb 16, 2018

Reports: RHP Sanchez signs deal with Twins
Right-hander Anibal Sanchez will join the Minnesota Twins on a one-year deal, according to multiple reports.

ESPN MLB
Feb 16, 2018

Slimmed-down Pujols likely to play more at 1B
Having lost up to 15 pounds over the offseason, Albert Pujols is likely to play more games at first base this season, creating opportunities for Shohei Ohtani to serve as the Angles' designated hitter.

ESPN MLB
Feb 16, 2018

Stroman angry over negativity in arbitration
Toronto pitcher Marcus Stroman met with Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins on Friday, a day after the 26-year old right-hander's salary arbitration loss triggered him to vent on Twitter.

ESPN MLB
Feb 16, 2018

Giants GM won't rule out Lincecum reunion
With Tim Lincecum bidding to return to the major leagues, Giants general manager Bobby Evans said, if all business aspects work accordingly, San Francisco is interested in reuniting with its former pitcher.

ESPN MLB
Feb 16, 2018

Volquez returns to Rangers on minors deal
Edinson Volquez has agreed to a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers, returning to his original team with a chance to be a candidate for the rotation in 2019.

ESPN MLB
Feb 16, 2018

Lester, Maddon not fans of pace of play rules
While Cubs manager Joe Maddon said his team will abide by any rule changes that would alter the game's pace of play, he said he's not happy about the possibility of change. Pitcher Jon Lester said changes would be a terrible idea.

ESPN MLB
Feb 16, 2018

Stanton: Ready to experience winning with NYY
Giancarlo Stanton isn't yet used to the big media presence of the Yankees, but the slugger says he is ready for a season of success and high expectations in New York.

ESPN MLB
Feb 16, 2018

Red Sox's Ramirez says no excuses in 2018
Red Sox designated hitter Hanley Ramirez says he's healthy and is confident he can post "100 RBIs and 30 homers" this season.

ESPN MLB
Feb 16, 2018

Freese: Pirates need greater urgency to win
Third baseman David Freese said "the demand to win just hasn't been in the air" for the Pirates, adding that the team needs a greater sense of urgency and accountability.

ESPN MLB
Feb 16, 2018

Freese: Pirates not trying hard enough to win
David Freese thinks the Pittsburgh Pirates are not trying hard enough to win, deciding instead to rebuild by trading away center fielder Andrew McCutchen and right-hander Gerrit Cole.

ESPN MLB
Feb 16, 2018

Yanks prospect recovering from gunshot to hip
Yankees minor league infielder Thairo Estrada is recovering after he was shot in the right hip in late January during a robbery attempt outside of a restaurant in Venezuela.

ESPN MLB
Feb 16, 2018

Marlins' Straily: Glad Stanton, Yelich are gone
While Giancarlo Stanton and Christian Yelich were happy to be traded by the Miami Marlins, right-hander Dan Straily says he wants to be a cornerstone of the team's rebuilding plan.

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