Superstars Trout, Giancarlo admire each other

Superstars Trout, Giancarlo admire each other

May 26, 2017 | No Comments

Batting practice had a lot more sizzle on Friday night at Marlins Park. The must-see attractions were Giancarlo Stanton when Miami was warming up, and Mike Trout when it was the Angels’ turn to hit.

Pedroia has knee pain, out early as precaution

May 26, 2017 | No Comments

Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia exited Thursday’s game against the Rangers in the top of the sixth inning with pain in his left knee.

#ASGWorthy Rizzo stays hot with 2 homers

May 25, 2017 | No Comments

Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo tallied two home runs in a 5-4 win over the Giants on Wednesday, notching his 14th career multi-homer game despite the near-20 mph winds.

Vroom when it happens: Hamilton’s huge run

May 25, 2017 | No Comments

Just a few minutes earlier, the fireworks had burst and the music had blared as the Indians were celebrating what they thought was a 3-2 win over the Reds on a rainy Wednesday night at Progressive Field.

Free Agent Stock Watch: Lorenzo Cain

Free Agent Stock Watch: Lorenzo Cain

May 24, 2017 | No Comments

It’s tempting to look in on pending free agents when they are clearly trending up or down. Sometimes, though, the news is mixed, and that’s the case for Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain. Cain, 31, emerged as a force in 2014 and fully broke out in the following season. Helping to drive the Royals to a World Series title, Cain slashed .307/.361/.477 with 16 home runs and 28 steals. With top-end grades on his glovework and overall baserunning, he ended the ’15 campaign with 6.4 fWAR and 7.2 rWAR on the ledger. Then came an injury-plagued 2016 campaign. Cain and K.C. came crashing back to earth. His power dipped back below league average (.121 isolated slugging) while his ailing hamstring perhaps contributed to slight dips in the field and on the bases. With one more year of arb control to go, that set the stage for a critical 2017 season.

Throw-hio! Robertson at heart of Indians’ win

May 24, 2017 | No Comments

In a game that had just about everything, Indians outfielder Daniel Robertson was in the middle of it all, making a perfect throw in the eighth to prevent the tying run from scoring.

Harper’s 450-footer part of 3-HR, 8-run 4th

May 24, 2017 | No Comments

The Nationals’ offense erupted to score eight runs in the fourth inning of Tuesday night’s rain-soaked game against the Mariners, highlighted by a massive home run from Bryce Harper.

Indians Sign David Lough

May 23, 2017 | No Comments

The Indians have signed outfielder David Lough to a minor-league deal, per a club announcement. He’ll report to Triple-A Columbus. Lough, 31, joined the Tigers on a minors deal over the winter but failed to crack the Opening Day roster. He had struggled to a .169/.210/.203 batting line over 63 Triple-A plate appearances, leading to his release. While he has never been an impactful hitter, the southpaw-swinging Lough has shown more in the past. In over two thousand trips to the plate at the highest level of the minors, he has slashed .287/.338/.427 with 34 home runs. Seeing action over each of the past five MLB campaigns, Lough hasn’t quite produced enough with the bat to hold down a steady job. All told, he owns a .254/.300/.371 batting line with 13 long balls through 820 big league plate appearances. But he has typically graded out as a plus defender in the corners and has also seen fairly frequent action in center, making him a flexible option. For the Indians, Lough represents a depth piece as the club continues to develop its outfield mix.

Sano keeps on proving he’s #ASGWorthy

May 23, 2017 | No Comments

After hitting a bit of a lull offensively, averaging 2.3 runs per game during a six-game stretch from May 12-18, the Twins’ offense has been coming around of late. All-Star hopeful Miguel Sano, who leads the Majors in average exit velocity by nearly 4 mph, went 4-for-6 with a two-run homer and three RBIs to lead a 21-hit attack.