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Pedro Alvarez: Latest News, Rumors, Speculation Surrounding Free-Agent 1B

Free-agent first baseman Pedro Alvarez is still without a team as spring training rapidly approaches. Continue for updates. O's Showing Interest Wednesday, Feb. 10 According to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Baltimore Orioles "like"Show More Summary

The Most Heartwarming On-Field Moments in MLB History

From Lou Gehrig's famous farewell to Hank Aaron's 715th trip around the bases, MLB history is littered with heartwarming moments. They're the kind of stirring and moving scenes that make you stop, think and ultimately smile. It's a delicate...Show More Summary

CC Sabathia Comments on Health After Going to Rehab for Alcohol Issues

New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia had a tumultuous 2015, culminating with a stint in alcohol rehab starting in October, but he's in good spirits just over a week before spring training begins. Per George A. King III of the New York Post, Sabathia said he hasn't been this healthy in a long time: “I feel the best I have in three years. Show More Summary

Breaking Down MLB's Next Golden Era of Pitching Prospects

Oh, to be young again. And, preferably, with an arm fit for the major leagues. This is a golden age for young pitchers, folks. The minor leagues have been producing talented arms left and right in recent seasons, and the mark they've left resonates as much as Noah Syndergaard's radar gun readings. Show More Summary

Alex Wood Maximizing Potential Would Change the Game for Dodgers Rotation

A wild card exists in every Major League Baseball rotation. The Los Angeles Dodgers, though, have a deck of them. Starting pitchers Scott Kazmir, Kenta Maeda and Alex Wood all enter the 2016 season with questions about how they may perform. A history of arm injuries plagued Kazmir earlier in his career. Show More Summary

Evan Gattis Injury: Updates on Astros DH's Recovery from Hernia Surgery

Houston Astros designated hitter Evan Gattis turned in a career year in 2015, but he underwent hernia surgery this offseason. Continue for updates. Gattis to Miss 'Most' of Spring Training Tuesday, Feb. 9 Evan Drellich of the Houston...Show More Summary

Yu Darvish Injury: Updates on Rangers Pitcher's Recovery from Tommy John Surgery

Texas Rangers starting pitcher Yu Darvish continues to recover from Tommy John surgery after missing the 2015 season. Continue for updates. Darvish Outlines Throwing Schedule Tuesday, Feb. 9 Darvish told Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning...Show More Summary

Masahiro Tanaka Injury: Updates on Yankees Pitcher's Recovery from Elbow Surgery

New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka is inching closer to a full return to the mound after undergoing elbow surgery in October. Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild confirmed Tuesday that Tanaka threw off a bullpen mound as part of his rehabilitation, per the Associated Press (via Read more MLB news on

Skip Schumaker to Padres: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

According to Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune, citing sources, the San Diego Padres signed utility man Skip Schumaker to a minor league deal on Tuesday. As a part of the deal, Schumaker will be invited to major league spring...Show More Summary

Mat Latos to White Sox: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

Looking to resuscitate his career after a disastrous 2015 season, right-handed pitcher Mat Latos has agreed to a deal with the Chicago White Sox. Jerry Crasnick of ESPN first reported the agreement, while Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago confirmed...Show More Summary

MVP Josh Donaldson's 2-Year Extension Buys Time for Long-Term Megadeal

The Toronto Blue Jays signed Josh Donaldson to a two-year extension worth nearly $29 million Monday night, avoiding salary arbitration. That's the news, courtesy of Sportsnet's Shi Davidi. Here's the simmering subtext: The Jays just bought themselves an opportunity to negotiate a long-term extension with the reigning American League MVP. Show More Summary

Fact or Fiction on All of MLB Offseason Week 14's Free-Agency, Trade Rumors

The unofficial end of baseball's offseason is quickly approaching. Pitchers and catchers will begin reporting to camp next week, and soon, we'll have a clear picture of how every team's roster is going to look on Opening Day. Of course,...Show More Summary

Fantasy Baseball 2016: B/R's 1st Top 150 Big Board as Spring Approaches

The Super Bowl is officially in the rearview mirror, and that means it will only be a short time before pitchers and catchers begin reporting to spring training and the 2016 MLB season is officially underway. We're still roughly twoShow More Summary

Rusney Castillo Has Best Chance to Blossom into Red Sox Star in 2016

About a year-and-a-half has passed since the Boston Red Sox gave Rusney Castillo a seven-year, $72.5 million contract, and he's still a riddle with mystery and enigma coverings. But maybe not for much longer. Castillo has star potential...Show More Summary

MLB Teams That Will Overachieve, Underachieve Their 2016 Payrolls

You get what you pay for. It's a truism in life, but not necessarily in baseball. Every season features at least a few low-budget Davids who rack up victories despite puny payrolls. And, likewise, there are invariably some deep-pocketed...Show More Summary

A.J. Pollock, Diamondbacks Agree on New Contract: Latest Details, Reaction

Arizona Diamondbacks center fielder A.J. Pollock turned in a career season in 2015, and the team rewarded him financially as a result. According to Buster Olney of ESPN The Magazine, the Diamondbacks and Pollock avoided arbitration Monday with a two-year, $10.25 million deal. Read more MLB news on

Josh Donaldson, Blue Jays Agree on New Contract: Latest Details, Reaction

Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson is coming off the best season of his career, and the team's front office has decided to reward the 30-year-old with a new contract. According to Shi Davidi of, Donaldson and...Show More Summary

J.D. Martinez, Tigers Agree to New Contract: Latest Details, Comments. Reaction

The Detroit Tigers agreed to terms on a new two-year, $18.5 million deal with All-Star outfielder J.D. Martinez on Monday to avoid arbitration, according to Chris McCosky of the Detroit News. Martinez was an All-Star for the first time...Show More Summary

MLB, Union Reportedly Plan to Change Rule for Sliding into 2nd Base

In the aftermath of severe leg injuries to New York Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada and Pittsburgh Pirates standout Jung Ho Kang last season, Major League Baseball and the players union are reportedly close to changing the rules on sliding...Show More Summary

Tyler Clippard to Diamondbacks: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

For the third time in just over one year, Tyler Clippard is on the move after agreeing to a deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports first reported Clippard signed a contract worth $12.25 million over two years, which MLB Network's Jon Heyman supported. Show More Summary

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