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Braves rally but fall to Nats

112 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | Baseball Baseball statistics Baseball terminology Washington Nationals Baseball positions Atlanta Braves Ryan Zimmerman Chicago White Sox
Stanton returns in limited role
The Miami Marlins, hoping to energize a faltering playoff bid, reinstated slugger Giancarlo Stanton from the disabled list Tuesday, barely three weeks after his season was thought to be over because of a badly strained groin. Manager Don Mattingly said the three-time All-Star initially will be...
2 points by Los Angeles Times | Baseball Major League Baseball First baseman Minor league baseball Don Mattingly Babe Ruth Baseball positions Joe Carter
Joe Maddon says Cubs don't miss a beat even when regulars rest
 As far as manager Joe Maddon is concerned, it's just another night for the Cubs even when Kris Bryant and Addison Russell receive a rest. "Truthfully, I don't think it's hard," Maddon said Tuesday night of the balance between resting his regulars and fielding a competitive team. "We have so many...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Baseball Baseball statistics Baseball positions Chicago Cubs First baseman Major League Baseball Baseball rules Catcher
Dodgers put enough hits together in 5-2 win over the Diamondbacks to maintain their edge in NL West
There were no fireworks at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday evening, nothing capable of replicating the previous night’s power display against former teammate Zack Greinke. The Dodgers used a less explosive but just as effective tack in a 5-2 victory, batting aside the Diamondbacks with a combination...
62 points by Los Angeles Times | Baseball Baseball statistics Baseball positions First baseman Catcher Cap Anson San Francisco Giants Baseball rules
‘Folty’ strong but Nats sweep Braves with walk-off in 11th

155 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | Baseball Baseball statistics Baseball terminology Home run Baseball rules Baseball positions Babe Ruth Barry Bonds
Live Tigers blog: Tigers rally to take lead in 7th
The Tigers wrap up a three-game series in Chicago this afternoon at 2:10 p.m.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Baseball First baseman Florida Marlins Alex Rodriguez Home Run Derby Baseball statistics All-Star Futures Game Baseball positions
Live Tigers blog: Sanchez works out of jam in 5th
The Tigers wrap up a three-game series in Chicago this afternoon at 2:10 p.m.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Baseball First baseman Florida Marlins Alex Rodriguez Home Run Derby Baseball statistics All-Star Futures Game Baseball positions
Live Tigers blog: Tigers go down in order in 3rd
The Tigers wrap up a three-game series in Chicago this afternoon at 2:10 p.m.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Baseball Florida Marlins Home Run Derby Alex Rodriguez All-Star Futures Game All-Star Futures Game players First baseman Baseball positions
Angels outfielder Ben Revere finds his power in spring training
In the weaker half of two split-squad games Wednesday, while most of his major league teammates played at the Angels’ home base in Tempe, Ben Revere did something at the Peoria Sports Complex that he almost never does. He homered. The 5-foot-9 outfielder’s lack of power makes him unique among modern...
4 points by Los Angeles Times | Baseball statistics Baseball Boston Red Sox Home run Baseball positions Babe Ruth Cleveland Indians Baseball rules
Travis d’Arnaud can’t do one simple thing, and it’s killing Mets
PORT ST. LUCIE — In his quest to throw out base runners this spring, the Mets’ starting catcher is still Travis d’Ar-Nope. A rough spring for d’Arnaud throwing the ball was underscored Friday, when the Astros were successful in all four of their stolen base attempts against Noah Syndergaard and d’Arnaud in the Mets’ 2-0...
-1 points by New York Post | Baseball Major League Baseball Catcher Jackie Robinson Pitcher Baseball positions Double play Passed ball
Best pictures from Spring Training
       
-2 points by Arizona Republic | Baseball Spring training Boston Red Sox Baseball positions Philadelphia Phillies New York Yankees Florida Pitcher
Tigers 5, Mets 1
       
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Baseball Baseball positions Catcher First baseman Pitcher Baseball statistics Infielder Home run
Thursday’s roundup: Moncada doesn’t feel extra pressure
Yoan Moncada could feel a significant amount of pressure to force his way into the White Sox picture early this season.        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Baseball Cleveland Indians Spring training Major League Baseball International League Baseball positions Baseball statistics Chicago White Sox
Angels infielder Luis Valbuena out 4 to 6 weeks because of strained hamstring
The Angels’ depth suffered a blow Thursday, when an MRI exam revealed a significant strain within infielder Luis Valbuena’s right hamstring. He’ll require four to six weeks of rest before returning to game action, the team announced. The Angels said the strain was diagnosed between grades 1 and...
-1 points by Los Angeles Times | First baseman Major League Baseball Baseball statistics Houston Astros Baseball positions Cleveland Indians Mike Scioscia Spring training
The Southland's top 10 teams and 25 players to watch for high school baseball
Top 10 teams1. Brother Rice (35-4): Right-handers Ryan Kutt (Illinois) and Jack Guzek (Indiana State) present a dazzling one-two pitching punch. Shortstop Ryan King (Michigan State) is a dynamic two-way threat. Catcher Andy Lopez and second baseman Sam Jones (Indiana), along with Kutt and Guzek,...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Baseball positions Catcher First baseman Baseball Shortstop Infielder Pitcher Second baseman
Antonio Senzatela tested in trouble against Cleveland as Rockies eye a rotation piece
Antonio Senzatela huddled with his manager, his pitching coach and catcher at the bottom of the Rockies' dugout steps here Thursday after the fifth inning. Collectively, there were decades of pitching experience. Nearly none of it belonged to Senzatela.
-1 points by The Denver Post | Baseball Baseball statistics Baseball positions Infielder Home run Baseball terminology Catcher Baseball rules
Kyle Hendricks pitching in fifth spot a sign of Cubs' rotation depth
The Cubs' decision Thursday to place National League ERA leader Kyle Hendricks as their fifth starter was based merely on breaking up left-handers Jon Lester and Brett Anderson. It also speaks to a rotation that Jake Arrieta believes is as deep as any in baseball. "On paper and what we've actually...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Baseball National League Major League Baseball Boston Red Sox Pitcher St. Louis Cardinals World Series Baseball positions
'Damn, J.V.:' Cabrera and Verlander face off in batting practice
Two franchise players, perhaps future Hall of Famers, were locked in a low-intensity duel for maybe the first time ever        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Detroit Tigers Baseball Baseball positions First baseman Pitcher Miguel Cabrera Fastball Designated hitter
Baseball: It's all in the family at Granada Hills Kennedy
Perhaps no high school baseball program in the City Section has produced more successful brother combinations than Granada Hills Kennedy. There have been at least eight pairs of brothers who played on the team at the same time. The latest for the upcoming season are the Olivas brothers. Jose Olivas,...
513 points by Los Angeles Times | Family Major League Baseball High school Baseball Sibling Son High School Musical Baseball positions
Orioles' Machado practices at shortstop for world classic
SARASOTA, Fla. — Before he leaves for the World Baseball Classic, Manny Machado is making the most of his short time at Baltimore Orioles camp.Machado, who was born in Miami, will play shortstop for the Dominican Republic in next month's WBC, and with the Orioles' everyday shortstop J.J. Hardy injured, he's getting to play as much short as he wants before his March 5 departure. He estimates he'll play six or seven spring training games before the WBC.
-2 points by Boston Herald | Baseball Major League Baseball Dominican Republic Baseball positions Catcher Puerto Rico Spring training World Baseball Classic
Gerardo Parra reports to Rockies in good shape, vows to put disappointing 2016 behind him
Pounds are not the only thing the Rockies' veteran outfielder wanted to lose this offseason. He sought to shed the memories of his frustrating 2016 season.
2 points by The Denver Post | Arizona Diamondbacks Batting average Major League Baseball Baseball positions Outfielder Baseball First baseman Ted Williams
Red Sox notebook: Non-roster invitee Matt Dominguez in mix at third base
FORT MYERS — When the third baseman walked through the door, Hanley Ramirez came over to say hello. They go way back.Matt Dominguez has played the hot corner in the big leagues more than anyone on the Red Sox outside of Pablo Sandoval.A non-roster invitee with a smooth glove, the 27-year-old Dominguez was a first-round draft pick of the Marlins in 2007 — Ramirez’ old team.
1 points by Boston Herald | Alex Rodriguez Boston Red Sox Jimmy Collins Nomar Garciaparra San Francisco Giants Graig Nettles Baseball positions Wade Boggs
Rockies’ lefty Tyler Anderson not taking rookie success for granted
Tyler Anderson's spot in the Rockies' rotation appears secure and his future looks bright. After all, the left-hander posted a 3.35 ERA in 16 starts last season -- the lowest ERA by a Rockies starter through 16 games in franchise history.
4 points by The Denver Post | Baseball Pitcher 2016 Major League Baseball Baseball positions Left-handedness Relief pitcher Fastball
Don Kelly reemerges as Tigers scout
Kelly, the longtime utility player for the Tigers, is back with the organization as a scout and assistant on player development staff        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Baseball Detroit Tigers players Catcher Baseball positions Detroit Tigers Designated hitter Pitcher Atlanta Braves
San Francisco's Joey Carney pitches again after liver donation, and gets his first college win
Less than nine months after stepping away from his baseball career in an effort to save his terminally ill mother, Joey Carney made his return as a college pitcher on Saturday. The senior right-hander pitched three scoreless innings to get the win as San Francisco rallied for a 7-6 victory over...
169 points by Los Angeles Times | Baseball Baseball statistics Baseball terminology Pitcher Run Relief pitcher Baseball positions Baseball rules
He’s back! Tigers add Don Kelly for scouting
Kelly, the long-time super-utility player for the Tigers, is back with the organization as a pro scout.        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Baseball Detroit Tigers players Catcher Baseball positions Detroit Tigers Designated hitter Pitcher Atlanta Braves
Cincinnati Reds sign OF Ryan Raburn
Alex ButlerFeb. 18 (UPI) -- Right-handed outfielder Ryan Raburn hit just .220 last season, but the 35-year-old still earned an invitation to spring training.
1 points by UPI | Major League Baseball Cincinnati Reds Cleveland Indians Baseball National League 2007 Major League Baseball season Houston Astros Baseball positions
Adrian Gonzalez shut down for two weeks with elbow inflammation
Adrian Gonzalez slipped a compression sleeve over his right elbow as he finished up his first day this spring at Camelback Ranch. From a few lockers away, Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager pondered his teammate’s outfit. The garb screamed golf. “Where you going to play?” Seager asked. “No, no,” Gonzalez...
1 points by Los Angeles Times | Baseball Baseball positions First baseman Major League Baseball Chase Utley Second baseman Ryan Howard Baseball statistics
The ‘oldest Met’ braces for daily grind of center field
PORT ST. LUCIE — Curtis Granderson is among those curious whether his soon-to-be 36-year-old legs can handle the grind of center field on a regular basis for the Mets in 2017. Last year, Granderson handled the position admirably over the final two months of the regular season, after Jay Bruce arrived at the trade deadline...
1 points by New York Post | Center fielder Curtis Granderson Outfielder Willie Mays Baseball positions Gary Sheffield Baseball New York Mets
Nationals’ risky closer void, and every MLB team’s big question
PORT ST. LUCIE — Who will be the Nationals’ closer? That, as pitchers and catchers roll into 30 different camps, stands out as the most important dilemma that any team must solve. The Nats are an all-in club with a tight window; Bryce Harper and Daniel Murphy can both be free agents after next season. Yet...
105 points by New York Post | Baseball Pitcher Chicago White Sox Major League Baseball Baseball positions Tommy John surgery Relief pitcher Catcher
Don Mattingly, Jeffrey Loria cut Marlins’ facial hair policy
Beards are back for the Miami Marlins.
19 points by Daily News | New York Yankees Facial hair Beard Florida Marlins Moustache Don Mattingly First baseman Baseball positions
Cubs will use restraint to ease Kyle Schwarber into limited catching role
MESA, Ariz. — The protective brace on Kyle Schwarber's left knee represents insurance for the future.But the Cubs haven't completely dismissed the notion of Schwarber serving as their third catcher this season after he missed 61/2 months last year before returning for the World Series."We're going...
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | Baseball Boston Red Sox Baseball positions National League Major League Baseball Designated hitter Arizona Diamondbacks Babe Ruth
Mets seeing if Jay Bruce can solve their first-base problem
PORT ST. LUCIE — Plan B at first base for the Mets could be Jay Bruce. The veteran outfielder likely will receive a look at first base in spring training, according to Terry Collins, as the manager attempts to find at-bats for all his outfielders and establish an insurance policy on Lucas Duda. “Just because...
20 points by New York Post | Baseball positions Center fielder Port St. Lucie Florida St. Lucie County Florida The Outfield Baseball Outfielder English-language films
Rockies pitchers must be better fielders, and Bud Black knows it
Shortly after working on their sliders, fastballs and changeups during a morning bullpen session here Tuesday, Rockies pitchers moved to the diamond for PFP -- pitchers fielding practice.
21 points by The Denver Post | Baseball Catcher Pitcher Relief pitcher Baseball positions Major League Baseball Passed ball Bullpen
Angels plugged some holes in off-season, but how good they'll be remains an open question
The Angels should be better than they were last year. Their lineup and bench appear to be stronger. But the health of the pitching staff was the club’s downfall last season, and it would not be a surprise if the same was said this time next year.  First, the improvements: Left field has plagued...
15 points by Los Angeles Times | Baseball First baseman Baseball positions Major League Baseball Designated hitter Florida Marlins Pitcher Albert Pujols
New Twins leadership counts on young talent to lead revival
MINNEAPOLIS — The first step toward fortifying the fallen Minnesota Twins was a change in leadership, with chief baseball officer Derek Falvey plucked from Cleveland's front office and general manager Thad Levine hired from Texas.The revamp stopped there, though, during an inaugural offseason for the new regime that was more methodical than it was a makeover.
-2 points by Boston Herald | Baseball Major League Baseball Baseball positions Pitcher Relief pitcher American League Catcher Home run
Plenty of movement in Cubs' Baseball America top 30 prospect list
There are plenty of newcomers in the Chicago Cubs' top 30 prospect list in Baseball America's recently published 2017 Prospect Handbook. Seven of the 30 players from last season's list have dropped out, in addition to four players (led by top prospect Gleyber Torres) who were dealt to other teams,...
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | Baseball Baseball positions Chicago Cubs National League Major League Baseball Catcher Ryne Sandberg Cy Young Award
Play ball! Tigers’ story lines to watch this spring
Figuring out who will play center field and who will round out the rotation are two of the major issues.        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Baseball Coach Manager Baseball positions Handedness Detroit Tigers Pitcher Ejection
Dodgers re-sign Chase Utley and add outfielder Franklin Gutierrez on one-year deals
When the Dodgers acquired Tampa Bay second baseman Logan Forsythe in January, president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman was asked about the dwindling likelihood of re-signing veteran infielder Chase Utley. “You never say never with a guy like Chase,” Friedman said, “just because of the type...
187 points by Los Angeles Times | Baseball positions Baseball Chase Utley Second baseman Outfielder Center fielder Left-handedness Pat Burrell
NL East teams at the start of spring training
A team-by-team look at the National League East entering spring training, including key players each club acquired and lost, and dates of the first workout for pitchers and catchers, and the full squad:___Washington NationalsManager: Dusty Baker (second season).2016: 95-67, first place, lost to Dodgers in NLDS.Training Town: West Palm Beach, Florida.Park: The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches.First Workout: Feb. 16/19.He's Here: CF Adam Eaton, C Derek Norris, LHP Enny Romero.
-2 points by Boston Herald | Baseball Major League Baseball Philadelphia Phillies New York Mets Washington Nationals Baseball positions First baseman Atlanta Braves
Rockies’ hopes high, but big questions remain, as they open 25th spring training
Here is a position-by-position look at the Rockies' roster as spring training opens this week.
57 points by The Denver Post | Baseball statistics Major League Baseball Colorado Rockies Baseball Baseball positions National League Babe Ruth Barry Bonds
Start extra innings with a runner on second? Experimental rule change idea is misguided
To hear Joe Torre tell it, Major League Baseball is plagued by a plethora of bullpen-draining, fan-shedding, 15-inning slogs that end after midnight with some poor position player comically lobbing 75-mph meatballs over the plate.
9 points by The Denver Post | Baseball Major League Baseball World Series Designated hitter Baseball positions National League New York Yankees World Baseball Classic
Mets cut their Renaissance man to make room for Jerry Blevins
It wasn’t until Ty Kelly’s eighth professional season that the longtime minor league was finally called up to the majors. Now, Kelly only can wonder when the next call will come. The 28-year-old utility player, who is a guitarist and screenwriter in his spare time, was designated for assignment by the Mets on Thursday to...
105 points by New York Post | Baseball Major League Baseball Baseball positions Designated hitter Promotion and relegation Minor league baseball World Baseball Classic Pitcher
Infielder Daniel Descalso agrees to deal with Diamondbacks
Versatile infielder Daniel Descalso has agreed to a one-year contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
4 points by The Denver Post | Major League Baseball Baseball positions Baseball Arizona Diamondbacks San Francisco Giants National League Colorado Rockies Milwaukee Brewers
Daniel Descalso agrees to $1.5M deal with Diamondbacks
Versatile infielder Daniel Descalso has agreed to a $1.5 million, one-year contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks, a deal that includes a 2018 team option         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | Major League Baseball Baseball positions Baseball Arizona Diamondbacks San Francisco Giants Colorado Rockies World Series Phoenix Arizona
Decisions held back for 1st-time eligible starting pitchers
Arbitration decisions held back for 1st-time eligible starting pitchers Anderson, McHugh, Odorizzi, Stroman, Wacha and Walker         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | Major League Baseball Associated Press Baseball positions Catcher National League Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Copyright
Rays finalize $2.5M deal with Morrison, trade Romero to Nats
Free agent first baseman Logan Morrison has finalized a $2.5 million, one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Rays, who cleared a roster spot by trading reliever Enny Romero to the Washington         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | Baseball Major League Baseball Baseball positions Tampa Florida Tampa Bay Rays Baseball statistics Florida Tampa Bay Area
Tigers’ investment in Moya reaches breaking point
The outfield prospect is out of minor-league options and facing long odds to make the Tigers’ 25-man roster.        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Baseball Outfielder Baseball statistics Baseball positions Minor league baseball Right fielder Major League Baseball Minor league
Saunders: Rockies’ offseason garners mixed reviews from national baseball pundits
'Tis the season for offseason report cards and evaluations. Baseball writers just can't help themselves. We hand out grades and pass out evaluations well before catchers and pitchers check in at spring training.
2 points by The Denver Post | Major League Baseball Catcher Coors Field Baseball Boston Red Sox Baseball positions National League Cincinnati Reds
Mets in bizarre experiment: They didn’t actually add anyone
In re-signing Jerry Blevins and Fernando Salas last week, the Mets put the (apparently) finishing touches on what will go down as one of the odder offseasons in recent baseball history. To dumb it down: 1. They retained six players whom they could have jettisoned. They re-signed Blevins, Yoenis Cespedes and Salas as free agents;...
421 points by New York Post | Baseball First baseman Major League Baseball Baseball positions New York Mets San Francisco Giants Major League Baseball pitchers Cincinnati Reds