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Aroldis Chapman and Jorge Soler eager to see fellow Cuban Yulieski Gurriel
The sight of Yulieski Gurriel playing first base surprised fellow Cubans Aroldis Chapman and Jorge Soler.But Chapman and Soler have no doubts Gurriel will succeed with the Astros as he has in an impressive international career."He's an excellent athlete," Chapman said. "He has been a great asset,...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Major League Baseball Chicago Cubs Baseball World Series New York Yankees World Baseball Classic Cuba National League
Tigers’ Kinsler: No disrespect to foreign players
In a New York Times article this week, Kinsler’s quotes were viewed by many as a dig at international players.        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Game Play Baseball Major League Baseball World Baseball Classic Puerto Rico Play Dominican Republic
Manfred: World Baseball Classic a major success with bright future
LOS ANGELES – Even before the United States took the field to face Puerto Rico for the World Baseball Classic championship Wednesday night, Rob Manfred was confident in declaring this sometimes troubled tournament to be a smashing success.The Major League Baseball commissioner’s confidence seemed we...
1 points by Concord Monitor | Major League Baseball Baseball Puerto Rico United States Dodger Stadium World Baseball Classic World Series Dominican Republic
Zack Wheeler takes first step to calming Mets’ fears
PORT ST. LUCIE — Zack Wheeler threw a bullpen session Sunday and later said there was no discomfort in his elbow. The righty had “tenderness” in the joint last week, causing the Mets to push back his throwing by a few days. The Mets will be especially careful with Wheeler given that he has spent...
6 points by New York Post | Major League Baseball Baseball Dominican Republic Port St. Lucie Florida Domestic violence St. Lucie County Florida World Baseball Classic Puerto Rico
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
David Robertson wants to let trade talk play out without his participation
David Robertson has plenty on his mind this spring. The White Sox closer is coming back from offseason knee surgery and must balance preparing for the season with pitching for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic. He figures he's not going to add trade rumors to his list of concerns — yet. Robertson's...
8 points by Chicago Tribune | Major League Baseball Chicago White Sox Baseball Camelback Ranch Spring training Boston Red Sox Cleveland Indians World Baseball Classic
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
MLB testing radical extra-inning rule change
The Sports Xchange Major League Baseball plans to test a radical extra-inning rule-change proposal in the lower minor leagues this season, Yahoo Sports reported Wednesday.
18 points by UPI | Baseball Major League Baseball Minor league baseball St. Louis Cardinals Chicago Cubs World Baseball Classic New York Yankees Major League Baseball All-Star Game
Meet the real Ty Kelly: Guitarist, screenwriter and occasional Met
Ty Kelly is enjoying another warm winter day in San Diego. He has lived in too many places to count on his hands, and life isn’t always so generous. Sometimes, a move meant a promotion; sometimes, a setback. Other times, it only signified inconvenience. At least he had his guitar, making each temporary residence feel...
234 points by New York Post | Major League Baseball Baseball Minor league baseball World Baseball Classic Barry Bonds Minor league Promotion and relegation Little League Baseball
Baseball owners look at rule changes to speed up game
For those rooting for baseball to speed up the game, Commissioner Rob Manfred says: have patience.
17 points by The Denver Post | Major League Baseball World Series World Baseball Classic Negotiation Major League Baseball All-Star Game Collective bargaining Baseball Florida Marlins
Sports of The Times: Good Bat? Cannon Arm? Jewish? Sign Him Up!
Players with a Jewish parent or grandparent are eligible for Israeli citizenship, which means they can play for the Israeli team at the World Baseball Classic qualifiers.
568 points by The New York Times | Major League Baseball Israel Baseball National League Minor league baseball New York Mets World Baseball Classic Catcher