Drew Smyly pitched three scoreless innings and struck out three in the Detroit Tigers' 3-2 loss to the New York Mets on Saturday.
Trevor Rosenthal had a pain-free spring training debut and Michael Wacha pitched three effective innings for the St. Louis Cardinals in a 4-4 tie with a Washington Nationals split squad that was called after 10 innings Saturday.
The phrase "age before beauty" can be applied to the decision that the Philadelphia Phillies will have to make on veteran outfielder Bobby Abreu. The former All-Star has an opt-out clause in his minor-league contract that allows Abreu...Show More Summary
Jason Heyward went 3 for 3, Justin Upton drove in three runs with a single and a double, and an Atlanta Braves split squad tied the Miami Marlins 6-6 on Saturday in a game stopped after nine innings.
Ryan Zimmerman and Adam LaRoche homered to lead the Washington Nationals over the Atlanta Braves 8-2 in a split-squad game Saturday.
Over three innings, Noah Syndergaard issued three walks, allowed two hits, and surrendered two runs.
The Philadelphia Phillies are dealing with some problems right now. Their lineup cannot hit, their ace is dealing with shoulder tendonitis and the team is a combined 1-8 this spring. All of those things have put Philadelphia in a state...Show More Summary
Kelly Johnson homered after Mark Teixeira's first hit of the spring, and the New York Yankees beat a Houston Astros split squad 9-6 on Saturday.
Jose Bautista hit his third home run of the spring for the Toronto Blue Jays in a 4-3 victory Saturday over the Minnesota Twins, who got three scoreless innings from newcomer Phil Hughes.
Bud Norris pitched three shutout innings in his second start of the spring, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox 7-3 on Saturday in the first of two split squad games between the teams.
The Toronto Blue Jays made the biggest trade of the winter last season, acquiring Jose Reyes, Josh Johnson and Mark Buehrle in a mega-deal with the Miami Marlins. It was a 12-player deal, per Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com, that seemed to...Show More Summary
Eduardo Nunez is no longer considered exclusively a shortstop as the Yankees have big openings to fill at second and third base.
Wendell Smith, a reporter for a black newspaper, advised and pressed Branch Rickey in numerous private letters on the signing of Robinson.
The decision by the St. Louis Cardinals front office to grant an extension to Matt Carpenter was the next step by John Mozeliak to solidify the team’s core for the next few years. According to Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com, t he deal will...Show More Summary
Dickey, entering his second season pitching for the Toronto Blue Jays, hopes to rebound from a mediocre 2013 season.
The St. Louis Cardinals and third baseman Matt Carpenter have agreed to a $52 million, six-year contract.
The most valuable player on the 2013 St. Louis Cardinals wasn't Yadier Molina, Adam Wainwright, Matt Holliday or Allen Craig. Instead, second baseman Matt Carpenter, in what was his first full season in the majors, led the eventual NL champions with a 6.6 WAR. Regardless of your definition of value—using old-school or new-school numbers—the St. Show More Summary
Spring training is important, but you cannot always judge regular-season success based on how people perform in this month of exhibitions. For example, some guys do great all spring but never seem to stick on a major league team. On the flip side, some of the best players in baseball aren ’t very good at spring training for some reason. Show More Summary
Matt Carpenter essentially came from out of nowhere to be a linchpin player for the St. Louis Cardinals last season, and he will continue to be one for the foreseeable future after signing an extension with the club on Saturday, according...Show More Summary
Roughly two weeks of spring training games are in the book as we push ever closer to Opening Day and the start of the 2014 MLB season. Spring training results have to be taken with a grain of salt, as it's as much a time for players to shake off the rust and work on specific things as it is a competitive atmosphere. Show More Summary