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Justin Verlander, Jose Bautista and More, Speak on MLB's Drug-Testing Program

Even though Major League Baseball has made great strides over the last decade to build a drug policy that is fair and carries weight for those players that fail a test, there have been some cracks in the procedure. Speaking to Ken Rosenthal...Show More Summary

Jayson Werth Injury: Updates on Nationals OF's Hamstring and Return

Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Miami Marlins after suffering a hamstring injury Wednesday night. Continue for updates. Werth's Status for Weekend Series vs. Minnesota...Show More Summary

Dodgers' Joc Pederson Can Slug Anything from a Baseball to a Paintball

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson proved during his rookie season last year that he can slug a baseball with the best of them. That got us there anything he can't mash? As it turns out, no, there really isn't....Show More Summary

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred Comments on Celebrations, Unwritten Rules, More

Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred commented on the game's changing culture in a meeting Thursday with the Associated Press Sports Editors, per the AP (via, while also discussing expansion. He touched on what has...Show More Summary

Victor Martinez Becomes 280th Player with 1,000 Career RBI

Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez recorded the 1,000th RBI of his career during Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals, and it made him the 280th player to reach the milestone, per After...Show More Summary

Cold Hard Fact for Thursday, April 21, 2016

Fact: Victor Martinez is the 5th Venezuelan-born player with 1,000 RBI, joining Miguel Cabrera, Andres Galarraga, Bobby Abreu and Magglio Ordonez. Bleacher Report will be bringing sports fans the most interesting and engaging Cold Hard Fact of the day, presented by Coors Light. Source: ESPN Stats & Info Read more MLB news on

Francisco Rodriguez Ties Eckersley for 6th Place on All-Time Saves List

Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Francisco Rodriguez survived a rocky ninth inning to pick up his 390th career save in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals, moving into a tie with Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley for sixth place...Show More Summary

MLB Position-by-Position 2016 Player Rankings, April Edition

Our position-by-position MLB player rankings will once again be a monthly staple throughout the upcoming season, and it's time for our first update roughly three weeks removed from Opening Day. The preseason edition of these rankings...Show More Summary

Kris Bryant Finds Swimming with Sharks (Literally) Key to a Happy Baseball Life

Maybe it was because he figured he had already done it in October, so what the heck. So Kris Bryant, the young star of the Chicago Cubs, went swimming with sharks during the winter in Hawaii. For real. And no, their names were not Matt...Show More Summary

Lance McCullers Must Create Deadly 1-2 Punch with Keuchel to Drive Astros

The Houston Astros are missing something, but it's hard to put a finger on it... Wait, no. There it is. Clearly, what they need is a healthy Lance McCullers. Following their return to the postseason in 2015, the Astros' starting rotation has been their biggest problem in their disappointing 5-10 start to 2016. Show More Summary

Power Ranking the 6 MLB Divisions Early in the 2016 Season

Let’s begin with this caveat: We are a little more than two weeks into the 2016 MLB season. Making definitive predictions about a season not even 10 percent finished is as futile a task as predicting the Republican nominee. Depending...Show More Summary

Jordan Zimmermann Proving to Be a $110 Million Godsend for Tigers Rotation

The Detroit Tigers' response to a last-place finish in the AL Central last year was to cast a wide net in the offseason. A few trades and $270 million in free-agent contracts later, it brought back many new toys. And now, the TigersShow More Summary

Yankees' Aaron Hicks Unloads Record-Breaking 105 MPH Throw for Run-Saving Out

Sports, although inherently competitive, are occasionally sprinkled with no-win scenarios. Trying to outrun the fastest outfield throw ever recorded in baseball is one of them. The Oakland Athletics' Danny Valencia probably could have...Show More Summary

Chris Sale's Next-Level Play Has White Sox Among MLB's Early Surprises

The Chicago White Sox always used to thrive on turmoil, and maybe they still do. Or maybe it's just that Chris Sale is really this good. Sale, you might remember, was the face of the White Sox player anger over the Adam LaRoche mess in spring training. Show More Summary

Danny Valencia Injury: Updates on Athletics 3B's Hamstring and Return

Danny Valencia has been a key cog in the middle of the Oakland Athletics lineup this season, but the veteran utility man is in the dugout with a hamstring injury. Continue for updates. Valencia Suffers Strained Hamstring Wednesday, April...Show More Summary

Marlins Give Dee Gordon a Blinged-Out Pendant in Honor of 2015 Batting Title

As much as baseball players may want the coveted MVP plaque, they should also want to win a batting title while playing for the Miami Marlins. The reward will catch your eye in a big way. Miami acquired second baseman Dee Gordon from the Los Angeles Dodgers after the 2014 season. Show More Summary

Mark McGwire Manages for 1st Time Following Andy Green Ejection

Following the ejection of San Diego Padres manager Andy Green, former single-season home run king Mark McGwire served as an acting manager Tuesday night for the first time in his major league coaching career. Green was tossed in theShow More Summary

Assessing Legitimate MLB Contenders' Postseason Chances Early in 2016

While the 2016 MLB regular season isn't yet one month old, it's never too early to jump to conclusions about the action we've seen unfold before us. Some teams, such as the Colorado Rockies, have jumped out to a hot start and exceeded...Show More Summary

MLB, Braves Sued by Family of Man That Died from Fall at Turner Field

The family of a 60-year-old man who fell 40 feet to his death at Turner Field last year filed a lawsuit against the Atlanta Braves and Major League Baseball Tuesday. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the family of Greg Murrey...Show More Summary

Fantasy Baseball 2016: Early-Season Buy-Low, Sell-High Trade Advice

Two weeks is too soon to panic. At least that's what worried fantasy baseball managers tucked down the standings will try to remember before blowtorching their rosters. It's human nature to fret when things go poorly. When a lineup that seemed perfect before Opening Day can't buy a hit, even an experienced player will get antsy. Show More Summary

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