As the quarterfinals of the 2015 USA Baseball National High School Invitational began Thursday afternoon at the USA Baseball National Training Complex, Huntington Beach (Calif.) High School sophomore right-hander Hagen Danner delivered a stellar performance against Puyallup (Wash.) High School on the big stage of Coleman Stadium and the audience of MLB.com.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi has officially named right-hander Masahiro Tanaka the team’s Opening Day starter, and the skipper outlined his rotation beyond that on Friday morning. Michael Pineda, CC Sabathia and Nathan Eovaldi will follow Tanaka in the rotation. Sabathia has made the last six Opening Day starts for the Yankees.
As fantasy draft prep and speculation heated up, four experts — Fred Zinkie, Zachary Finkelstein, Cory Schwartz and Mike Siano — discussed their tactics for success.
Yovani Gallardo, new to the Rangers and the American League this spring after eight seasons with the Brewers, shrugged when it was pointed out that he is losing one of his best weapons in the designated-hitter league: His bat.
The Padres’ farm system has taken on a dramatically different look since the club hired A.J. Preller as general manager last August, but San Diego still has talent down on the farm, from top-ranked prospects Hunter Renfroe and catcher Austin Hedges to lower-level talent like Michael Gettys and Nick Torres.
Veterans infielders Steve Lombardozzi and Brent Morel and outfielder Jose Tabata were among 11 players reassigned to Minor League camp on Friday by the Pirates, who also optioned left-hander Bobby LaFromboise to Triple-A.
R.B.I. Baseball 15 will be available on next-generation consoles beginning Tuesday. These editions of the iconic and easy-to-play game also will be available for pre-order via GameStop.
Aside from the Giants’ sloppy defense, spotty offense and lack of a definitive batting order, manager Bruce Bochy didn’t have a care in the world Thursday night. Bochy never criticizes individual players publicly. But he revealed several concerns in his remarks following the Giants’ 6-4 Cactus League loss to the A’s.
Eric Sogard’s two-run triple snapped a sixth-inning tie and led the A’s to a 6-4 Cactus League victory over the Giants on Thursday night. San Francisco, the reigning World Series champions, fell to a Major League-worst 6-19 this spring. The Giants have dropped nine of their last 11 games.
Back on the bump against the Giants on Thursday night after vacating camp for a day to welcome his third daughter, Dannie Rae, into the world, right-hander Jesse Chavez was thrown right into traffic, weaving his way in and out of several jams.