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Andrew McCutchen Injury: Updates on Pirates Star's Lower Body Soreness, Return

Andrew McCutchen has been the face of Pittsburgh Pirates baseball since he arrived in 2009. Fans haven't seen him on the field for a few days, though, and he doesn't have a timetable for when he will return as he deals with sorenessShow More Summary

Braves Manager Brings in Motivational Speaker Who Breaks Brick on His Chest

Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez thought it would be a good idea to vary things up during spring training by bringing in a motivational speaker. He hired Donnie Moore to hype up the team and ended up taking a cement brick to chest in the ultimate trust exercise. [MLB, h/t NBC Sports] Read more MLB news on

Al Rosen, Former MLB MVP and Executive, Dies at Age 91

Former Cleveland Indians legend Al Rosen passed away Friday night at 91, per Jordan Bastian of Rosen spent the whole of his playing career in Cleveland, playing a key role on the 1954 team that won the American League pennant. Show More Summary

Final Predictions for Washington Nationals' Key Spring Position Battles

The Washington Nationals' mostly solidified and entirely stacked roster is very low on drama this spring when it comes to position battles. Entering camp, the Nats had eight position players locked into everyday roles and five veteran...Show More Summary

Final Predictions for Chicago Cubs' Key Spring Training Battles

The Chicago Cubs don't have a ton of position competitions during this year's spring training, but a few key battles are currently going on. Most aren't at key spots, but the outcomes of the battles could end up being very important nonetheless. At these four spots, the competition is starting to heat up. Show More Summary

Just How Bad Will Atlanta Braves' Punchless Offense Be in 2015?

The Atlanta Braves weren't very good at scoring runs in 2014. They averaged only 3.54 runs per game, which was the second-fewest in MLB and the organization's worst offensive showing since 1988. So, yeah. After a season like that, it...Show More Summary

MLB Spring Training 2015: Who's Hot, Who's Not Through 2 Weeks of Games

Spring training results hardly forebode success or failure during the 162-game MLB season, especially two weeks through the exhibition schedule. If these games were meant to be taken seriously, Will Ferrell wouldn't have suited up for 10 teams Thursday. Show More Summary

Yu Darvish's Tommy John Surgery Puts Rangers in a Bind: Friday MLB Takeaways

The Texas Rangers had more trouble with injuries than any other team in Major League Baseball last season, but at least they got to enjoy ace right-hander Yu Darvish for most of the year. Alas, the odds of that happening again have since been downgraded to 0 percent. Show More Summary

High-Profile Position Changes to Watch Closely in Spring Training

You know the adage about old dogs and new tricks? The Washington Nationals, Arizona Diamondbacks and Boston Red Sox (among others) are hoping it doesn't apply to baseball players. Each of those clubs is asking a high-profile acquisition or incumbent star to switch positions this spring. Show More Summary

Detroit Tigers Catcher James McCann Hits Bird with Foul Ball

Almost 14 years to the day that National Baseball Hall of Famer Randy Johnson destroyed a bird with one of his signature fastballs, another bird has been obliterated during an MLB spring training game. This time, Detroit Tigers rookie catcher James McCann is the culprit. Show More Summary

Milwaukee Brewers Ban High-Fives Due to Rampant Pinkeye

Much like the zombie outbreak that will inevitably consume the globe and drive humanity onto floating colonies at sea, the spread of pinkeye can only be slowed by containment. You isolate the infected, protect the healthy and remainShow More Summary

A-Rod and Other Early Predictions for MLB Comeback Player of the Year

Everyone loves a comeback story. And in the MLB this upcoming season, there are many players on the trail back to greatness. Which players will bounce back from injuries or poor play and dominate once again? Bleacher Report's Stephen...Show More Summary

Dontrelle Willis to Retire: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

Dontrelle Willis, who became an instant sensation after debuting with the Florida Marlins in 2003, has reportedly decided to retire for the second time at the age of 33. According Adam McCalvy of, Willis gave word to the Milwaukee...Show More Summary

Bleacher Report's All-Spring Training Team Through 2 Weeks of Play

Spring training statistics have to be taken with a grain of salt, as the MLB preseason is as much about shaking off the rust and working on specific things as it is about actual on-field performance. That being said, we as baseball fans...Show More Summary

Yu Darvish Injury Update: Rangers Confirm Pitcher Will Miss Entire 2015 Season

The Texas Rangers announced starting pitcher Yu Darvish will undergo Tommy John surgery on his elbow next week and will miss the entire 2015 season. T.R. Sullivan of the team's official site reports Dr. James Andrews is set to perform the surgery Tuesday. Show More Summary

Patience or Panic on 10 Early Spring Training Concerns

We remind ourselves every year not to worry about what happens during spring training. It's Major League Baseball's practice season, so it's typically a good idea to heed the wisdom of Allen Iverson. But who are we kidding? A lot of the time we just can't help ourselves. Show More Summary

Fantasy Baseball 2015: Full 12-Team, 23-Round Mock Draft, Version 2.0

Forget your chores and homework or your nine-to-five responsibilities and honey-do list. With fantasy baseball drafts getting underway in the coming days (that is, if you haven't had yours already), nothing is more important than preparing...Show More Summary

George Springer on the Verge of Superstardom After Breakout Rookie Season

George Springer’s expectations have never been higher. As a college player at Connecticut, they were already on the rise. After the Houston Astros drafted him 11th overall in 2011, those expectations again grew, and by the time he finished...Show More Summary

Most Disappointing Cincinnati Reds Players in Spring Training so Far

This is just a checkup. It's only a glimpse into faux baseball, one where starters routinely exit after two at-bats and the final score is irrelevant. This is just to provide a sense of who isn't quite performing well when nothing matters,...Show More Summary

Most Disappointing Cleveland Indians Players in Spring Training So Far

The Cleveland Indians are making waves early in spring training and have a legitimate shot at winning the American League Central in 2015. If they're going to do it, though, they'll need all hands on deck. That hasn't been the case so...Show More Summary

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