Ill-fated Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias sustained yet another shin injury Sunday when he was hit by a hard shot during batting practice before Detroit lost 14-9 to a split squad of Houston Astros.
Tampa Bay Rays minor leaguer Tim Beckham wants to put on a show this spring, but he might want to try to keep the ball in the field of play during batting practice moving forward. On Monday, Beckham—who has 35 career home runs in seven seasons in the minors—clubbed one over the left field wall during batting practice. Show More Summary
San Francisco Giants bench coach Ron Wotus took full advantage of manager Bruce Bochy's absence Saturday by adjusting the music during batting practice.
Rangers prospect Joey Gallo introduced himself to a national audience at this year’s All-Star Futures Game, as he put on an unbelievable power display during batting practice and followed it with a booming home run in the game. The tape-measure blast—measured at 419 feet—led to the 21-year-old being named the game’s Most Valuable Player. Show More Summary
(Derek Jeter during batting practice in 1996 and at Steiner's farewell lunch/Q&A in 2014) Truth be told...before she met me, my wife wanted to marry Derek Jeter. I can't say that I blame her. He's a great ballplayer and he's a greatShow More Summary
We are in awe of the incredible feats of strength Major League Baseball players show, both in games and during batting practice, but not all power is created equal. In the case of the 2014 Home Run Derby, Target Field isn't a hitter's...Show More Summary
Turning down is the coward’s way out. Rick Waits is not a coward. The 62-year-old Seattle Mariners pitching coach proved this much by stripping down and rocking out to DJ Snake and Lil Jon’s “Turn Down For What” during a recent batting practice. It all started when 6’6” reliever Tom Wilhelmsen tried to catch his coach off guard on the bass drop. Show More Summary
Jonny Gomes really loves America. On the same day that the United States play Belgium in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the Boston Red Sox outfielder sported a very patriotic look during batting practice at Fenway Park. Of course, Gomes also repped the U.S. Show More Summary
The Tampa Bays Rays' Matt Joyce did something that you may never see again, no matter how many baseball games you go to. During batting practice before Thursday's game against the Houston Astros, Joyce hit a ball off the top of the cage. Show More Summary
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger may not be allowed to take batting practice at PNC Park anymore after what happened before a recent Pittsburgh Pirates game. Pirates pitching coach Ray Searage found himself in a tough spot when Roethlisberger took batting practice. Show More Summary
Peyton Manning, a legend of the gridiron and current quarterback of this year’s Super Bowl runner-up Denver Broncos, took some time on Sunday to visit with another legend and friend, New York Yankees star Derek Jeter. Peyton made his way to Yankee Stadium on Sunday to pay a visit to his his friend before the
Philadelphia outfielder Darin Ruf strained his left oblique muscle during batting practice and was scratched from the starting lineup Thursday as a Phillies' split squad beat the Houston Astros 6-3.
Former Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher was at spring training with the Los Angeles Angels in Arizona on Friday, shagging fly balls and even hitting some balls during batting practice before the team's game against the Chicago...Show More Summary
ST. LOUIS-It was only during batting practice that Jonny Gomes heard he was going to be in the Game 4 starting lineup in left field. It was only during the fifth inning that David Ortiz gathered the team around him...
"Keep watching." That was the best advice Ken Vangeloff could give me. We were trying to catch baseballs on Waveland Avenue during batting practice before the Cubs game Sunday. If anyone would have a good advice, it would be Vangeloff. Show More Summary
The Washington Nationals showed solidarity with victims of the tragic Navy Yard shooting by wearing Navy ballcaps during batting practice today. It was a touching gesture that shows the Nationals are standing behind all those affected...Show More Summary
Before Wednesday's game against the Astros, Manny Machado was hit by a batted ball during batting practice. He was fielding grounders at third base when Adam Jones hit a ball that struck Machado's elbow. He was helped off the field as a precaution, though later played in the game, going 0-3 with a walk. He was just the beginning. Read more...
Tino Martinez has resigned his job as Miami Marlins hitting coach over complaints that he abused players. He evidently stands accused of grabbing rookie second baseman Derek Dietrich by the jersey in May during batting practice and also for verbally abusing other players from spring training onward. Show More Summary
Seattle manager Eric Wedge was hospitalized before Monday's series opener against his former team, the Cleveland Indians, due to light-headedness he experienced during batting practice. Wedge was released today and is expected to make a full recovery from what doctors believe was a "very mild stroke." Wedge is 45 years old. Read more...