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Byron Buxton Finally Ready to Match Hype, Become MLB's Next Big Star

Remember when touted young Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton was the butt of smarmy " Buston " jokes? Yeah. About that. It's too early to declare Buxton anything —boom, bust or in between. He's just 22 years old, with a scant 404...Show More Summary

Each MLB Contender's Biggest Roadblock to Reaching the 2016 Postseason

We're midway through the final month of the 2016 MLB season and by all accounts, there are still five postseason spots up for grabs. On the National League side, the Chicago Cubs and Washington Nationals look like locks to win the Central...Show More Summary

Noah Syndergaard Is Back to Peak Dominance When Mets Need Him Most

A New York Mets starting rotation that was supposed to be the mightiest force on this or any other planet has become battered, broken and badly in need of a hero. Enter Thor. Noah Syndergaard was not the biggest difference-maker in the Mets' 4-3 victory over the Washington Nationals on Tuesday. Show More Summary

Ryan Braun Was Reportedly Almost Traded to Dodgers for Yasiel Puig

A potential blockbuster trade between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Milwaukee Bucks came just short of completion before the Aug. 31 waivers deadline. According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, Ryan Braun was almost swapped for YasielShow More Summary

Josh Donaldson Injury: Updates on Blue Jays Star's Hip and Return

Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson will miss his second straight game with a hip injury. Continue for updates. Donaldson (Hip) Out of the Lineup Tuesday, Sept. 13 Donaldson, 30, went down in Sunday's game and has not played...Show More Summary

Vin Scully Won't Announce Dodgers Playoff Games: Latest Comments and Reaction

Vin Scully has one of the most familiar voices in sports, but it won't be heard in the 2016 MLB postseason. While the longtime Los Angeles Dodgers announcer had already called this his final year in the booth, he explained his final game will be the regular-season finale on Oct. Show More Summary

Gerrit Cole Injury: Updates on Pirates Star's Elbow and Recovery

With the Pittsburgh Pirates' playoff hopes fading fast, right-handed pitcher Gerrit Cole will not pitch again in 2016. Continue for updates. Cole Shut Down for Rest of Season Tuesday, Sept. 13 Per Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune,...Show More Summary

2016 MLB Awards Race Odds Updates with 3 Weeks to Go

With the exception of the Rookie of the Year Award in each league, here's hoping that those voting for MLB's biggest individual honors in 2016 have been filling out their ballots in pencil and not pen. The races for Comeback Player of...Show More Summary

David Price Starting to Become Clutch Ace at Crucial Time of Playoff Push

The Boston Red Sox gave David Price ace money over the winter. Now, finally, after months of wobbling and hand-wringing, he's giving them ace results. Price wasn't awful in the first half. At the very least, he proved he could still miss bats with 140 strikeouts in 124.1 innings. Show More Summary

Why Rick Porcello’s 20th win deserves more acclaim

Boston Red Sox pitcher not getting respect he deserves because of overvalued stat.

Kyle Hendricks' No-Hit Bid Shines Light on Viable NL Cy Young Front-Runner

Kyle Hendricks didn't make history Monday night at Busch Stadium. But he did make his National League Cy Young Award case loud and clear. Hendricks came within three outs of becoming just the second Chicago Cubs pitcher to throw a no-hitter against the hated-rival St. Show More Summary

Justin Upton Injury: Updates on Tigers LF's Calf and Return

The Detroit Tigers announced outfielder Justin Upton left Monday's game against the Minnesota Twins with a left calf strain. Continue for updates. Upton Ruled Day-to-Day Monday, Sept. 12 The Tigers noted Tyler Collins replaced Upton in left field and called their starter "day-to-day" after the setback. Show More Summary

Adam Jones Calls Baseball 'a White Man's Sport' When Discussing Colin Kaepernick

Baltimore Orioles star outfielder told Bob Nightengale of USA Today that the reason MLB players haven't protested police brutality and the unfair treatment of African-Americans during the national anthem—a trend started by San Francisco...Show More Summary

MLB Power Rankings: Where All 30 Teams Stand with 3 Weeks to Go

Just three weeks remain in the 2016 MLB regular season, and while a handful of teams appear to be locks for the postseason, there are still a number of playoff spots up for grabs. The Chicago Cubs and Washington Nationals both look like...Show More Summary

Alex Reyes' US-to-DR Move, Growth Spurt Spawned 100 MPH Fastball

Depending on when you first heard of Alex Reyes, it might come as a surprise that the 22-year-old pitcher is in a playoff race with the St. Louis Cardinals. A Google search reveals little—if anything—was written about him as an above-average but not particularly promising high school pitcher. Show More Summary

Hunter Pence Sparking Even-Year Giants Back to Life

Officially, the San Francisco Giants' mascot is Lou Seal—a beer-bellied, semi-aquatic marine mammal in an oversized t-shirt. In reality, the team's mascot, spark plug and beating heart is Hunter Andrew Pence. In Sunday's 5-3, sweep-sealing...Show More Summary

Biggest MLB Duds of Week 23, Position by Position

We've reached the point in MLB's regular season when all duds are no longer created equal. With September pennant races and furious battles for positioning in the wild-card races ongoing, every game takes on more importance than it did...Show More Summary

Can Tigers Survive AL Wild Card Chase Without $110M Man Jordan Zimmermann?

When the Detroit Tigers gave Jordan Zimmermann a $110 million contract over the winter, they could have imagined him spearheading a charge into the postseason when September came around. Now they must worry about whether he'll contribute...Show More Summary

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