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Alex Cobb Injury: Updates on Rays Star's Oblique Strain and Return

Less than 24 hours after tossing seven shutout innings in a 1-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds, Tampa Bay Rays starter Alex Cobb has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left oblique strain. The team announced the move priorShow More Summary

'Saturday Night Live' Spoofs David Ortiz in Hilarious 'Weekend Update' Skit

David Ortiz caused quite the stir when he took a selfie with President Obama during the Boston Red Sox's visit to the White House recently. And Saturday Night Live wasted no time getting in on the fun with Kenan Thompson playing theShow More Summary

Jimmy Rollins Tells Heckler to 'Shut Up' After Walk-Off Home Run

When you hit a walk-off home run, there isn't much else to say. However, Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins is never one to bite his tongue. Rollins knew he got all of Marlins reliever Dan Jennings' 2-2 pitch and turned to...Show More Summary

Ranking MLB's Most Hitter-Friendly Ballparks, by the Numbers

When we think of "hitter-friendly" ballparks, Coors Field and Yankee Stadium are often the first two that come to mind due to the tendency for fly balls to travel beyond the outfield walls and into the hands of a lucky fan. But justShow More Summary

Ryan Zimmerman Injury: Updates on Nationals 3B's Thumb and Recovery

Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman will be out four to six weeks after fracturing his right thumb on Saturday night against the Atlanta Braves, per Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com: James Wagner of The Washington Post reports that Zimmerman jammed the thumb after diving back to second base to avoid getting picked off. Show More Summary

Giancarlo Stanton Launches Mammoth 470-Foot HR into Concession Stands

Giancarlo Stanton is no stranger to hitting long home runs. This solo shot off of Jonathan Pettibone in the 5th inning was no different, landing above the outfield seats in the concession area. Stanton wasn't finished, as he added a two-run shot in the 7th inning. What an impressive display of power from the young star. [MLB] Read more MLB news on BleacherReport.com

MLB Admits Botching Replay in Red Sox vs. Yankees Game

We're just two weeks into the 2014 MLB season, and there are already problems with the new instant-replay system. In the eighth inning of Saturday afternoon's contest between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees, shortstop Dean Anna...Show More Summary

Closer Watch Update: OAK

6 days agoBaseball / MLB : Scouting Book

Update: OAK -- That didn't take long. Jim Johnson is out after a poor first week on the job, leaving a short-term vaccuum that manager Bob Melvin says he'll fill with a committee for now. While the A's work on finding their best option (note to Bob: it's Ryan Cook, with Luke Gregerson setting up), Johnson will return to some lower-leverage innings for awhile. (4/10/2014)

Prospects on the Rise...

6 days agoBaseball / MLB : Scouting Book

These prospects have moved up in our composite rankings recently: Nick Castellanos (#22)... Albert Almora (#29)... Kolten Wong (#43)... Chris Owings (#62)... Matt Davidson (#65)... Jake Marisnick (#66)... James Paxton (#70)... Mookie Betts (#81)... Show More Summary

And Prospects on the Fall...

6 days agoBaseball / MLB : Scouting Book

These prospects have moved down in our composite rankings recently: Travis d'Arnaud (#53)... Erik Johnson (#76)... Jeurys Familia (#218)... Donn Roach (#392)... Stefen Romero (#480)... See our detailed prospect rankings for more info. (4/12/2014)

Giants' Bumgarner Crushes Grand Slam Versus Rockies

The San Francisco Giants' Madison Bumgarner helped his own cause Friday night with this bomb into the seats versus the Colorado Rockies. With the bases full, Bumgarner crushed the first pitch he saw from Jorge De La Rosa in the fourth...Show More Summary

John Mozeliak Signs 2-Year Extension with St. Louis Cardinals

After reaching the World Series last season, the St. Louis Cardinals have decided to extend the contract of general manager John Mozeliak. According to Major League Baseball on Twitter, the two-year extension means that Mozeliak is now...Show More Summary

Ranking MLB's Most Absurd Early-Season Stat Paces

One of the best parts of the first few weeks of every MLB season is the players who get off to absolutely ridiculous starts — and the stat lines that accompany them. While a 10-game hot streak would go largely overlooked if it happened...Show More Summary

Chicago Cubs' Biggest Early Season Surprises and Disappointments

At the beginning of every Major League Baseball season, hope springs eternal. That is, of course, until the first couple weeks of games are played. Once that grace period is up — a period that has been all too short for Cubs fans in recent years — it's interesting to take a less emotionally charged look at the team. Show More Summary

Biggest Takeaways from the First Two Weeks of the MLB Season

At the conclusion of play on April 11, most major league teams had played at least 10 games or one-sixteenth of a six-month schedule. For baseball fans familiar with week-to-week reactions of NFL fans, the 2014 season is at the same stage a football season is after Week 1. That, of course, can be taken in different ways. Show More Summary

Fantasy Baseball 2014: Full Breakdown of Next Week's 2-Start Pitchers

The second full week of the fantasy baseball season is in full swing. You'll want to keep an eye on the prize and finish the weekend strong, but there is nothing wrong with a peek ahead. Here’s a breakdown of the two-start pitchers for the week of April 14-20. Show More Summary

Andrew Cashner's Career Night vs. Tigers Hints at Dark-Horse 2014 Cy Young Run

When the San Diego Padres inserted Andrew Cashner into their starting rotation a few weeks into the 2013 season, it may have been his last chance to prove he could be durable enough to remain there. Less than a year later, it's clear...Show More Summary

It's Not Too Early to View Streaking Brewers as NL Central Contenders

We're still in the portion of the season when you have to be careful about taking anything at face value. Especially with performances that seem out of character. On that note, here's me telling caution to take a hike so I can say this:...Show More Summary

How Good Is Good Enough for Yankees' CC Sabathia in 2014?

When CC Sabathia was in his prime, dominance seemed to follow regardless how sharp his stuff was in a particular outing. Upon arriving to the New York Yankees in 2009, the perfect blend of talent and maturity accompanied the big lefty...Show More Summary

Why Bryce Harper's Season-Opening Slump Could Finally Be Behind Him

It was rough for a while there, but it looks like our long Nationals nightmare may finally be over. Yes, Bryce Harper looks like he's back. In the event that you've been distracted by other things —icky, icky goo on Michael Pineda's hand, perhaps —Harper woke up in Washington's three-game sweep of the Miami Marlins this week. Show More Summary

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