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Jake Arrieta Throws No-Hitter vs. Reds: Stats, Highlights and Reaction

Jake Arrieta didn't have one no-hitter in his first 123 career starts. Now he has two in his last 11. The Chicago Cubs ace struck out six and spread out four walks over nine innings of work in Thursday's 16-0 blowout over the Cincinnati Reds. Show More Summary

Braves Players Reportedly May Complain to MLBPA Regarding Turner Field Infield

Atlanta Braves players are reportedly considering filing a complaint to the MLB Players Association about the infield at Turner Field as a means of forcing their club to improve the current conditions. Doug Padilla of ESPN.com reported the news Thursday, citing a source with knowledge of the situation. Show More Summary

Dodgers Ace Clayton Kershaw Lobs in 46 MPH Eephus Pitch vs. Braves

Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw knows the key to pitching is changing speeds, but he took that to the extreme during Thursday afternoon’s game against the Atlanta Braves. On the first pitch of a fourth-inning matchup againstShow More Summary

Closer Watch Update: CIN

Update: CIN -- We should have learned this in civics class: when everyone fails, that's called a committee. Cincinnati's bullpen is a mess, with Tony Cingrani joining JJ Hooover on the not-great-lately pile, Jumbo Diaz looking fully-burst, and Yankee import Caleb Cotham looking next up. Show More Summary

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 thinking...is 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 ESPN.com), 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 Baseball-Reference.com. 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 BleacherReport.com

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

Prospects on the Rise...

These prospects have moved up in our composite rankings recently: Nomar Mazara (#8)... Jose De Leon (#15)... Lewis Brinson (#18)... Alex Bregman (#22)... Kenta Maeda (#43)... Trevor Story (#47)... Brent Honeywell (#52)... Ross Stripling (#90)... Show More Summary

And Prospects on the Fall...

These prospects have moved down in our composite rankings recently: Jorge Alfaro (#122)... See our detailed prospect rankings for more info. (4/21/2016)

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

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