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Braves Manager Search: Latest News, Rumors, Speculation Surrounding Position

In the wake of the Atlanta Braves firing manager Fredi Gonzalez on Tuesday, Bud Black has emerged as a top option to replace him. According to ESPN Podcasts, Bob Nightengale of USA Today called Black the "clear favorite" to take over in Atlanta. Gonzalez was let go after leading the Braves to an MLB-worst 9-28 start this season, per ESPN.com. Show More Summary

Lenny Dykstra Comments on HGH Use During MLB Career

Former New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies star Lenny Dykstra stated Tuesday that he used to take performance-enhancing drugs with his breakfast. Jonah Birenbaum of The Score passed along comments the longtime outfielder made during an appearance on The Herd with Colin Cowherd about his PED habits: I put (HGH) in my cereal man. Show More Summary

Bleacher Report's 2016 1st-Quarter MLB Season Awards

For a sport that's not known for being fast-paced, time really flies in baseball. The 2016 MLB season is already a quarter of the way in the bag. That means we're here for an updated look at the major awards races. We last checked in...Show More Summary

Biggest Disappointments of the 1st Quarter of the 2016 MLB Season

High expectations lead to grand disappointments. For an alarmingly high number of MLB stars slumping in 2016, small sample sizes also don't help. Any baseball player who sticks around long enough will endure a rough patch during his career. Show More Summary

Stanton-Yelich-Ozuna Trio Finally Making Case as One of MLB's Best Outfields

Hype has such versatile usage in sports, like the English language’s version of Will Smith—a rapper, comedian and actor. It’s employed to characterize a player, group of players, team, franchise, manager, executive and even owners. Basically, sports’ hype machine is applicable to any breathing organism in the world of sports. But hype isn’t real. Show More Summary

Dodgers Shouldn't Mess with Phenom Pitcher Julio Urias

The Los Angeles Dodgers definitely have problems in their bullpen, and they definitely need to seek out solutions. What's not so definite is that Julio Urias is the one they're looking for. The Dodgers haven't yet called on Urias, their No. Show More Summary

Noah Syndergaard Stakes Claim as Ace-Rich NL East's Top Pitcher

It's only May, and we're already running out of adjectives to describe New York Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard. Dominant, nasty, transcendent, filthy, scintillating —they've all been used. Once you've named a guy after a Norse god/Marvel...Show More Summary

Fredi Gonzalez Reportedly Found Out Braves Fired Him Through Cancelled Flight

The Atlanta Braves may have broken new ground for awkwardness with the way in which manager Fredi Gonzalez reportedly found out he was fired. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's David O'Brien, Gonzalez became aware he was...Show More Summary

Brad Ausmus Suspended 1 Game by MLB: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

Following Brad Ausmus' outburst in the Detroit Tigers' 10-8 win over the Minnesota Twins on Monday, MLB suspended the Detroit manager one game, per MLB.com's Jason Beck. Home plate umpire Doug Eddings ejected Ausmus before the top of the fifth inning following a called strikeout of Tigers third baseman Nick Castellanos to end the fourth. Read more MLB news on BleacherReport.com

Jackie Bradley Jr. Has Successfully Turned Potential into Red Sox Stardom

We've jumped the gun on Jackie Bradley Jr. before. And if we didn't, all of New England did. The fans. The media. The Boston Red Sox players. "He's going to be good," Dustin Pedroia told Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe in 2013, just before Opening Day. Show More Summary

David Wright Injury: Updates on Mets Star's Back and Return

David Wright's injury woes are back, as the New York Mets third baseman is dealing with a back injury that will force him to miss at least one game. Continue for updates. Wright Scratched after Back "Flared Up" Tuesday, May 17 Newsday's...Show More Summary

Roughed Odor, John Gibbons Suspended by MLB: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

Major League Baseball announced an eight-game suspension for Texas Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor for his part in a bench-clearing brawl Sunday. Blue Jays manager John Gibbons was also suspended three games, per Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. MLB Network's Jon Heyman was the first to report Odor's punishment. Show More Summary

Joe Nathan to Cubs: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

The Chicago Cubs reached an agreement Tuesday with veteran relief pitcher Joe Nathan on a major league contract for the rest of the 2016 season. The Cubs officially announced the signing and confirmed Nathan would be placed on the 60-day disabled list as he works his way back from Tommy John surgery last April. It's a low-risk addition for Chicago. Show More Summary

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

Braves fire manager Fredi Gonzalez with MLB’s worst record

Atlanta (9-28) is already 13 ½ games out of first place in the NL East.

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

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