Ex-Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos, now in Atlanta, helped orchestrate pitch-perfect swap with Dodgers to free up cash for reeling in heavy hitters Bryce Harper, Manny Machado, Josh Donaldson and more when they hit the market after next season, USA Today’s Bob Nightengale writes.
Nationals star pitcher believes visit to event in Miami last season put him on disabled list in July
As pitchers throw harder and the incidence of injuries rises, more teams are spreading around their innings.
Popular left-hander had a renaissance in the Bronx in 2017, posting his lowest earned-run average in five years and contributing to a playoff run that carried the Yankees to within one victory of making the World Series
The Seibu Lions left-hander led his league in earned-run average, has a slider that is compared to the L.A. Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw and was once a role model for a young Shohei Ohtani.
Gretchen Piscotty was diagnosed in May with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Stephen Piscotty left the Cardinals for five days after the diagnosis and returned May 31.
Left-hander has a history with Jays regime from their days together in Cleveland.
Third all-star in a month to be shipped out of town by cost-cutting club.
Improving AL's worst outfield remains a priority for GM Atkins.
The veteran crew chief missed nearly the entire 2017 season after a foul ball off the bat of Baltimore slugger Mark Trumbo in Toronto on April 14 caught him hard in the mask.
New York's Pinstripers are back to hogging the spotlight, Rich Griffin writes.
Former Jays pitcher breaks down in front of peers while discussing election.
The Yankees will get the slugger and cash from Miami for Starlin Castro and two minor leaguers, right-hander Jorge Guzman and infielder Jose Devers.
The star shortstop and durable pitcher, who were big cogs on the Tigers’ juggernaut 1984 team, were picked by a special committee struck to look at players from the 1970s and ’80s.
Former Blue Jay might get a chance to be a closer after a strong season as a setup reliever for the Dodgers, where he worked in all seven World Series games.
This is someone who was nationally famous in Japan from the time he threw a 99-mph fastball as an 18-year-old high school senior.
Sources said second baseman Starlin Castro would go to Miami along with prospects Jorge Guzman, a right-handed pitcher, and Jose Devers, an infielder.
“In the end, he felt a strong connection with the Angels and believes they can best help him reach his goals in Major League Baseball,” Ohtani’s agent Nez Balelo said in a statement.
Seattle also gets international signing bonus pool allotment in the trade for the second baseman, boosting the amount it can offer Japanese star pitcher and outfielder Shohei Ohtani.
"Big league players are great at understanding who’s for real or not," says former all-star.