Before Michael Brantley leaves for Spring Training each year, his dad offers a suggestion for the upcoming season. Mickey Brantley is a former big league outfielder and hitting coach, so the Indians’ left fielder always takes the advice to heart.
Justin Verlander left his start against the Blue Jays on Friday with a right triceps cramp, the Tigers announced. He departed right after running to cover first base on a third-inning ground ball.
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.
Red Sox slugger David Ortiz still carries the sting from perceptions that resulted from the 2009 report in the New York Times that he was one of 103 players flagged in anonymous survey testing in 2003 for performance-enhancing drugs.
Kris Bryant passed all the tests Thursday his first game in left field for the Cubs, but the move didn’t help his hitting.
“Whatever roster we break with is probably going to be intact for the first 10 days,” said Colorado skipper Walt Weiss.
The appearance of No. 17 in Brewers camp earlier this week signaled the annual arrival of Jim Gantner, the beloved former second baseman who remains the only man to wear that number since his retirement in 1992.
The Rangers narrowed their outfield competition on Thursday by informing veteran outfielder Ryan Ludwick that he will not make the team.
Third baseman Conor Gillaspie believes his plantar fasciitis is under control with the help of the White Sox training staff.