It doesn’t take much to explain to someone just how good Kris Bryant is. One look at his 2014 Minor League numbers will drop jaws. And then there’s this unbelievable spring training where he hit a Major League-leading nine home runs in 14 spring games.
With Andrew McCutchen in center field and Starling Marte in left, the Pirates are one piece away from having one of the best young outfields in baseball. And they have that piece in Gregory Polanco, it’s just a matter of getting him to fit right and stick in right field in the bigs.
Every major leaguer aspires to be on the field for Opening Day, but the Texas Rangers are stressing the fact that their Apr. 6 game against the Oakland A’s is only a small piece of the 2015 puzzle.
I’d really like to see Elvis Andrus hit lower in the order. Not seventh of eighth, but ninth.
This spring, Reds manager Bryan Price became one of the first skippers to officially lay out his entire rotation, even though there were expected to be plenty of questions after Johnny Cueto and Mike Leake. And to the surprise of many, Cuban signee Raisel Iglesias, despite only pitching in the Arizona Fall League
When Yu Darvish pitched one inning this spring before season-ending surgery, the Rangers were already off to an ominous start. “There is no way to spin that,” Jon Daniels said.
Nick Martinez threw six scoreless innings, Leonys Martin homered and the Texas Rangers beat the Colorado Rockies 6-3 on Thursday night.
A guilty plea is set for a cousin of Yankees star Alex Rodriguez in the federal investigation into performance-enhancing drugs illegally provided to athletes through a South Florida clinic.
Whether it’s steroid testing, all those power arms in the bullpen or a lower strike zone, baseballs just aren’t flying out of the park like they did a decade or two ago.
Texas Rangers manager Jeff Banister announced Thursday that Yovani Gallardo is the team’s Opening Day starter April 6 at Oakland.
Teams don’t often trade a young pitcher like Shelby Miller, but when you’re a team like the Cardinals with a surplus of young pitching ready to break out seemingly every year, it may be a bit more common. St. Louis general manager John Mozeliak basically said after trading Miller that one reason he did so was to make room in the rotation for Martinez, a top prospect who pitched out of the bullpen in 2014.
Anthony DeSclafani struck out nine batters in six impressive innings, pitching the Reds to a 5-0 win over the Rangers during a preseason matchup on Wednesday night.