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Adam Jones Illness: Updates on Orioles OF's Status and Return

Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones is dealing with a stomach virus that forced him to leave Tuesday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays. Continue for updates. Jones Evaluated With Further Tests Tuesday, April 19 Jones took three...Show More Summary

Bryce Harper Becoming Even Better Hitter in 2016 Than Historic MVP Season

Anyone who came into the season thinking Bryce Harper couldn't possibly improve on his superstar-making 2015 season should know this: Harper's 2016 self is making his 2015 self look like a chump. The Washington Nationals star slugger...Show More Summary

Joe Kelly Injury: Updates on Red Sox SP's Shoulder and Return

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Joe Kelly was removed from Tuesday's start against the Tampa Bay Rays because of an shoulder injury. Continue for updates. Kelly Removed for Shoulder Injury Tuesday, April 19 Per WEEI's Ryan Hannable, Red Sox manager John Farrell and the team's trainer looked at Kelly before taking him out after he threw 23 pitches. Show More Summary

Jason Heyward Comments on Allegedly Facing Racial Slurs at Busch Stadium

Chicago Cubs right fielder Jason Heyward was allegedly hit with racial slurs upon his return to the St. Louis Cardinals' Busch Stadium on Monday, but he wasn't personally aware of it. Heyward said Tuesday he didn't hear any raciallyShow More Summary

Milt Pappas, Former Cubs Pitcher, Dies at 76

Beecher, Illinois, police confirmed Tuesday former MLB pitcher Milt Pappas died at the age of 76, per the Chicago Tribune. The Cubs released an official statement on Pappas' death, via “The Cubs organization is sad to learnShow More Summary

Noah Syndergaard's Pitch Left an Imprint of Necklace on Catcher's Chest

Noah Syndergaard can throw really hard. Just ask his catcher. The New York Mets pitcher dropped the hammer of Thor during the team's 5-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday, dealing a pitch with enough force to leave a mark on catcher Kevin Plawecki, who had to block it with his chest protector. Show More Summary

Rafael Palmeiro Comments on Failed Drug Test, Legacy and More

In an interview published Monday, after over a decade of silence and ambiguity, Rafael Palmeiro emerged from what seemed like hiding and spoke with's Flinder Boyd on his career and his fall from grace. It's been 11 years...Show More Summary

Story Breaks Record for Most Home Runs Through 13 Career Games

Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story smacked yet another home run during Monday's 5-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds, giving him an MLB-record eight homers through the first 13 games of his career, per Elias Sports Bureau (via ESPNShow More Summary

Patience or Panic on 10 Early-Season 2016 MLB Concerns

It's a really small sample size, so there's no reason to panic. That's something you hear time and again in the early stages of every MLB season, and more times than not it's correct. When you're talking about a 162-game season thatShow More Summary

Rangers Star Rookie Nomar Mazara Looks Ready to Live Up to All the Hype

It's not a set-in-stone rule or anything, but it sure seems like a Major League Baseball season can't qualify as modern unless at least one top-ranked hitting prospect takes the league by storm. In Nomar Mazara, the Texas Rangers may...Show More Summary

Trades MLB Teams Should Already Be Thinking About for 2016

Though they're rare, trades in the first few weeks of an MLB season do occasionally take place. We need only look back to last season, when Atlanta traded All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel to San Diego just a few games after Opening DayShow More Summary

Cubs' Dynamic Offense Going Strong Despite the Loss of Kyle Schwarber

When Chicago Cubs slugger Kyle Schwarber tore his ACL and LCL on April 7 after colliding in the outfield with Dexter Fowler, it wouldn ’t have been a surprise if a few fans reached for a defibrillator. Hysteria consumed a tortured Cubdom on social media, panicked that the promising Cubs’ 2016 season was trashed. Show More Summary

John Lackey Could Be the Ex-Cardinal St. Louis Misses Most in 2016

Two former St. Louis Cardinals returned to Busch Stadium in Chicago Cubs uniforms Monday. One of them made an indelible impression in the Cubbies ' 5-0 win. Jason Heyward won the crowd reaction competition, hands down. The CardinalsShow More Summary

How Far Can Rockies Sensation Trevor Story Take His Historic Home Run Binge?

Since they've all been heard by now, let's skip the puns and grant that Trevor Story and his many dingers have been one of the best parts of the first couple of weeks of the 2016 season. But in a related story, things have also gotten...Show More Summary

Oakland A's Ball Boy Snags Foul Ball with Unbelievable Catch

You see a foul ball, he sees a tryout opportunity. For the Oakland A's ball boy, opportunity came knocking in the third inning, when the Kansas City Royals' Christian Colon sliced a foul ball to the right side. Springing easily fromShow More Summary

MLB Power Rankings: Where All 30 Teams Stand After Week 2

Two weeks are now in the books here in the 2016 MLB season, and already there has been no shortage of excitement and intrigue around the league. That being said, we are dealing with an incredibly small sample size at this point, so it's...Show More Summary

Even David Price Can't Stop Red Sox Rotation Giving Bad Feeling of Deja Vu

Clay Buchholz was right about one thing. It's far too early in the season to declare that the Boston Red Sox are in any kind of trouble. Buchholz may even have been right about two things, because in his "don't panic" speech to reporters...Show More Summary

Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire: Top 10 Pickups for Week 3

Two weeks into 2016's MLB season, fantasy baseball managers will struggle to resist adding players with deceivingly gaudy stat lines. Eduardo Nunez won't compete for a batting title, and Mat Latos won't win every start with a sub-1.00 ERA. Show More Summary

Are the Mets Headed for a Shocking 'World Series Hangover' Letdown in 2016?

It's April. No one is out of anything. Panic buttons should be stowed until further notice. But so far, things aren't going according to plan for the New York Mets. The defending National League champions entered 2016 with a stiff hype wind at their back. Show More Summary

Kenta Maeda Looking Like Huge Bargain Ready for Bright Lights of Los Angeles

Kenta Maeda's scoreless streak ended Sunday night. But the high hopes Los Angeles Dodgers fans have for the Japanese right-hander should be alive and well. After opening his big league career with 12 shutout frames spread over two starts,...Show More Summary

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