CC Sabathia is continuing to make progress as he returns from right knee surgery, and the Yankees left-hander plans to attack his workload with the assistance of a brace that has been hidden underneath his billowing pinstriped pants.
The Red Sox don’t expect to run wild on the basepaths this season, but they do hope to have more skill at stealing bases. Boston was one of just seven big league teams with fewer than 70 stolen bases last season, and it ranked 17th in stolen base percentage (.716). Brock Holt led the Red Sox with 12 stolen bases in 2014, and nobody else was able to reach the double-digit steal plateau.
Spring Training games may not have started yet, but the energy level has already picked up at the Marlins’ camp. New first baseman Michael Morse, who knows something about winning cultures, can sense the excitement building.
MLB.com’s At Bat App made its 2015 debut on Friday as an update on millions of smartphones and tablets everywhere. The seventh-year veteran already is making some more history, too: It offers the most comprehensive bilingual accessibility of any U.S. professional sports app, as part of one of the single largest updates Major League Baseball Advanced Media has made to its flagship product.
We’re about to get the Spring Training schedule started, and that means it’s time for a new look of your own as a fashionable Major League Baseball fan. Here are 10 hot spring style collections to watch for, according to our buyers at the MLB.com Shop.
Even though Francisco Rodriguez is now off the market, the Marlins aren’t likely to pursue Rafael Soriano or Phil Coke on Major League contracts, MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro reports. The Fish may be done with their bullpen shopping altogether, Frisaro writes, as they’re happy with the number of power arms they already have in camp and the money they intended to spend on Rodriguez could now be saved for in-season upgrades, if necessary. As previously reported, the Fish had some interest in Coke if he was willing to take a minor league deal. The lefty has reportedly received minor league offers from multiple teams, however, so the Marlins would have competition if Coke were to give up his search for a big league contract. As for Soriano, he’s never been linked to the Marlins on the rumor mill this season, despite the fact that he and Rodriguez (a known Miami target) share some on-paper similarities as veteran relievers with closing experience. The Marlins already have a closer in Steve Cishek but, as Frisaro notes, the team was looking for someone to handle the ninth on days when Cishek wasn’t available. Despite some concerns from scouts about Soriano’s stuff, the veteran reliever has still drawn some interest this offseason
For the second year in a row, Floyd is on the comeback trail, but he is doing so as the newest member of the Indians’ rotation this time around.
When Josh Hamilton arrived in Texas for the 2008 season, he and C.J. Wilson shared an instant bond that had little to do with baseball and everything to do with staying clean. Wilson was never pulled into drug-and-alcohol addictions, but he always admired the way Hamilton overcame them.
Santiago Casilla and the Giants survived a scare Thursday morning when the reliever escaped with a bruise after a batted ball struck him on his left shin.
Coors Field can be intimidating for pitchers, but the Rockies familiarity with the hitters’ park is the single greatest home-field advantage in Major League Baseball.