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Rob Manfred Comments on Growing Length of MLB Games, Pace-of-Game Rules and More

With the average length of Major League Baseball games up in 2016 compared to last season, commissioner Rob Manfred expressed his displeasure Tuesday. According to ESPN.com's Jayson Stark, Manfred believes there needs to be a renewed...Show More Summary

Carlos Gomez Injury: Updates on Astros OF's Ribs and Return

Houston Astros outfielder Carlos Gomez suffered a rib injury on May 13, and he was placed on the disabled list on May 17. It's unclear when he'll return to the field. Continue for updates. Gomez Comments on Injury Tuesday, May 17 Gomez...Show More Summary

Francisco Cervelli, Pirates Agree on New Contract: Latest Details, Reaction

Francisco Cervelli won't be hitting free agency after all. The Pittsburgh Pirates announced they awarded their starting catcher with a new three-year deal. Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reported Cervelli 's contract is worth a total of...Show More Summary

Fredi Gonzalez Fired by Braves: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

The Atlanta Braves have the worst record in the MLB this season at 9-28 and opted to make a big change on Tuesday, firing manager Fredi Gonzalez. David O'Brien of AJC.com and Mark Bowman of MLB.com reported the news of Gonzalez's dismissal as skipper, which comes after a tenure of five-plus seasons and only one playoff win. Show More Summary

MLB Trade Ideas Based on Week 7 News, Rumors and Speculation

We've seen a handful of May trades completed in baseball, but the players involved—Jason Bourgeois, Jhoulys Chacin, Anthony Recker and Brendan Ryan—elicit about as much excitement from fans as a Jered Weaver fastball. Thankfully, the...Show More Summary

Clayton Kershaw vs. Mike Trout Is What Makes MLB Interleague Worth It

Many will say interleague play in Major League Baseball has lost its luster, but it still has at least one gift to give every year. It's an annual showdown of epic proportions, and the time has come for it to be renewed in 2016: Clayton Kershaw vs. Show More Summary

MLB's Biggest Winners and Losers at the 2016 Quarter Mark

What do Game of Thrones' Jon Snow and a guy who tells you he has a handle on the 2016 MLB season have in common? They both know nothing. Yes, we've reached the one-quarter mark of the 162-game grind. But predicting the future is still folly. Hot streaks, cold spells, injuries and trades will inevitably upend the balance of power. Show More Summary

Rougned Odor Landed the Punch, but Jose Bautista Deserves Strong Punishment Too

Jose Bautista and Rougned Odor started a brawl over the weekend, and one of them figures to pay an especially heavy price for it. But don't think for a second the other should get off easy. Before getting into the nitty-gritty, we must first dive into the rivalry history between Bautista's Toronto Blue Jays and Odor's Texas Rangers. Show More Summary

Adrian Gonzalez Injury: Updates on Dodgers Star's Back and Return

The Los Angeles Dodgers have gotten off to a slow start this season, so an injury to Adrian Gonzalez's back is not what their lineup needed to see. Continue for updates. Gonzalez Exits vs. Angels Monday, May 16 Gonzalez left Monday's game with "lower-back tightness," according to Ken Gurnick of MLB.com. Show More Summary

Garrett Richards Injury Update: Angels P to Rehab Elbow over Tommy John Surgery

Los Angeles Angels pitcher Garrett Richards will receive treatment on his injured right elbow in an attempt to avoid Tommy John surgery. General manager Billy Eppler announced the news Monday, adding that Richards is receiving injections...Show More Summary

Rougned Odor Comments on Brawl with Jose Bautista, Blue Jays

Texas Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor expects to be suspended for his role in the Sunday brawl between his team and Jose Bautista’s Toronto Blue Jays. Odor said on Monday, “I know I’m going to be suspended for a couple games, but...Show More Summary

Rangers Fan Starts GoFundMe to Pay for Possible Rougned Odor Fine After Brawl

Texas Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor will make $522,700 in 2016, according to Spotrac, but that didn't stop one fan from creating a GoFundMe page to pay for any fine Odor receives as a result of his brawl with Toronto Blue JaysShow More Summary

Beltran Becomes 4th Switch-Hitter with 400 Career Home Runs

New York Yankees outfielder Carlos Beltran hit his 400th career home run during Sunday's 7-5 win over the Chicago White Sox, joining Mickey Mantle, Eddie Murray and Chipper Jones as the only switch-hitters in MLB history with 400 orShow More Summary

MLB Power Rankings: Where All 30 Teams Stand at 2016's One-Quarter Mark

One quarter of the 2016 MLB season is in the books, but there's still a ton of baseball ahead. The Chicago Cubs stumbled a bit with a series loss to the San Diego Padres, but they're still comfortably looking down on the other 29 teams from the No. Show More Summary

Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire: Top 10 Pickups for Week 7

The effort to make baseball fun again took a violent turn on Sunday—one that will hurt fantasy managers nearly as much as Jose Bautista. As a result of last season's unforgettably chaotic playoff showdown, tensions between the Toronto Blue Jays and Texas Rangers ran high before their weekend series. Show More Summary

Are Mets or Nationals the Bigger Threat to 2016 Chicago Cubs?

The Chicago Cubs are the best team in baseball. At roughly the one-quarter mark of the 2016 season, t hat should be a fairly uncontroversial statement. You can point to the numbers — specifically the Cubs' 27-9 record and absurd 109 run differential, both tops in MLB. Or you can just watch them play. These Cubs can hit. Show More Summary

Blue Jays-Rangers' All-out Brawl Escalates Bad Blood Rivalry to New Level

If it wasn't before, it's safe to say now: The Toronto Blue Jays and Texas Rangers don't like each other very much. Wait, scratch that. They don't like each other at all. Ask Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor, whose right fist connected...Show More Summary

Gerrit Cole Says He Doesn't Believe the Cubs Are the Best Team in Baseball

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Gerrit Cole earned the win in his team’s 2-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday, and he apparently wasn’t impressed with what he saw on the other side. “I don’t really think they’re the best team in baseball,” he said about the 27-9 Cubs, per Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Read more MLB news on BleacherReport.com

Jose Bautista, Rougned Odor and More Ejected After Blue Jays vs. Rangers Brawl

The Toronto Blue Jays and Texas Rangers may play in separate divisions, but their rivalry is quickly becoming one of the most heated in all of Major League Baseball. The two teams squared off for the final time of the 2016 season onShow More Summary

Carlos Beltran Hits 400th Career Home Run: Latest Comments and Reaction

New York Yankees outfielder Carlos Beltran hit his 400th career home run in the bottom of the sixth inning of Sunday's game against the Chicago White Sox. The Bronx Bombers sent out this tweet after Beltran's blast: Beltran's milestone shot was a two-run homer and gave the Yankees a 5-4 lead. Read more MLB news on BleacherReport.com

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