Dodgers’ Yoshinobu Yamamoto shines in first MLB action since signing massive $325M deal
Yoshinobu Yamamoto made his Los Angeles Dodgers debut in spring training on Wednesday, and the $325 million man showed off his impressive arsenal of pitches.
Widow of Tim Wakefield dies less than 5 months after former pitcher's passing
Stacy Wakefield, the widow of famed knuckleballer Tim, died Wednesday after battling cancer, less than five months after her husband’s passing.
Boras: Bellinger deal dictated by 'irregular' market
Cody Bellinger said he was “super excited” about his three-year, $80 million deal with the Cubs, which agent Scott Boras said they had to pivot to over a long-term contract because of some “irregularity going on in this current market.”
Pete Alonso blasts first homer of spring in Mets’ win over Cardinals
Pete Alonso homered in the fourth inning of the Mets’ 3-0 exhibition win over the Cardinals. The blast, a solo shot, was Alonso’s first this spring.
Cy Young in tow, Gerrit Cole still chasing pitching perfection
In an era of arm attrition, Cole is aiming to improve off one of the best pitching years in Yankees history.
Shohei Ohtani crushes home run for Los Angeles Dodgers in Spring Training debut | CNN
Shohei Ohtani got his Los Angeles Dodgers career off to a blistering start on Tuesday, crushing a huge home run in his Spring Training debut in the team’s 9-6 Cactus League victory over the Chicago White Sox.
Yankees claim utility infielder Jahmai Jones off waivers
The Yankees have added another utility candidate to the mix, claiming Jahmai Jones off waivers from the Brewers on Wednesday.
Ohtani launches 1st HR in Dodgers spring debut
Shohei Ohtani went opposite field for a two-run homer Tuesday, delighting the crowd in his first game wearing Dodger blue.
Blue Jays pitcher's 4-year-old son in critical condition after being struck by vehicle
Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Erik Swanson will be away from the team after his 4-year-old son was struck by a vehicle and put into critical condition.
Yankees’ Oswald Peraza scratched due to right shoulder tightness
Oswald Peraza was scratched from joining the Yankees on their trip to face the Rays because of right shoulder tightness that he experienced on Monday.
MLB rumors: Brandon Crawford signs new deal, Twins trade for outfielder, two players eye extensions
Here are your hot stove rumors for Monday, Feb. 26
2024 MLB odds: Cody Bellinger signing vaults Cubs to top of NL Central
Cody Bellinger’s free agency decision is shaking things up in the National League Central.
Twins acquire Margot in 3-player trade with Dodgers, who add Hernández
The Twins acquired outfielder Manuel Margot, minor league shortstop Rayne Doncon and cash from the Dodgers for minor league shortstop Noah Miller.
Mets’ Trayce Thompson dazzles with grand slam versus lefty in positive sign: ‘Know I can do it’
Thompson, in major league camp on a minor league pact, slammed his first home run of the spring — a two-out, bases-loaded blast to left — in the Mets’ 6-3 win over the Nationals on Monday.
Yankees still have a Blake Snell chance
Top free-agent pitcher Blake Snell’s camp and the Yankees are continuing to discuss potential scenarios — they talked again Monday — but so far it’s just talk without much progress.
José DeLeón, 1989 National League strikeout leader, dies at 63, per report
DeLeón pitched in parts of 13 big-league seasons
Nestor Cortes feels shoulder issue is ‘behind him’ after 48-pitch Yankees spring debut
On Monday, in his Grapefruit League debut, Cortes was feeling good as he continued his comeback from a pair of rotator cuff strains last season.
Lifelong Mets fan Max Kranick believes new pitches will ‘open doors’ in bid for rotation spot
Max Kranick, a 26-year-old righty, began his case for an eventual rotation spot by throwing two perfect innings Monday against the Nationals.
Shohei Ohtani set for Dodgers spring training debut, but Seoul Series appearance could be in question
Ohtani is expected to be the Dodgers’ full-time DH this year
Longtime Giant Brandon Crawford to reportedly sign with St. Louis Cardinals
Brandon Crawford, the longtime San Francisco Giants shortstop and its last link to the team’s World Series dynasty, is reportedly signing with the St. Louis Cardinals for the 2024 season.
MLB All-Star Cody Bellinger doesn't get $200M asking price, settles with Cubs on 3-year deal: reports
Cody Bellinger, who was hoping to cash in on a long-term deal at $200 million, settled on a three-year pact with the Chicago Cubs for a reported $80 million.
Juan Soto unapologetically reveling in Yankees chance after fast start
TAMPA — New Yankees slugging superstar Juan Soto hasn’t revealed any personal goals or predictions yet for his first (and possibly only) season in The Bronx.
Francisco Alvarez belts first homer this spring in encouraging Mets sign
In his first game of the spring, however, Alvarez wasted little time offering encouragement that a leap could be coming.
Jose Butto’s sinker keeps Astros grounded over two scoreless frames for Mets
After learning a sinker last season from reliever Grant Hartwig, the Jose Butto worked to refine it during the offseason and then unleashed it against the Astros.
Juan Soto launches monster home run off scoreboard in Yankees spring training debut
Juan Soto has made quite the first impression.
Watch: College player ejected for bat-flip following game-tying grand slam
Grand Canyon University outfielder Tyler Wilson accomplished a feat many grow up imitating in the backyard as youngsters — socking a game-tying grand slam for your team in the clutch.
MLB union could file complaint after Twins exec says their not ‘spending $30 million’ on a player
Twins executive chair Joe Pohlad might learn the hard way to watch what you say on the radio.
Sources: Bellinger, Cubs agree on 3 years, $80M
The Cubs are bringing back Cody Bellinger on a three-year deal worth $80 million, sources told ESPN.
Pawol first woman to ump spring game since '07
It took eight years but Jen Pawol made the leap from the minors to a major league spring training contest when she umpired the Grapefruit League opener between the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals at CACTI Park of The Palm Beaches on Saturday.
Hayden Senger hits first Grapefruit League homer for Mets
Congratulations if you had Hayden Senger in the Mets’ first Grapefruit League homer of the spring pool.
MLB union rips decision to shorten pitch clock time, says players expressed concerns
MLB’s decision to take a couple seconds off the pitch clock for the upcoming season was premature, at least according to the executive director of the players’ association.
Elite prospect Spencer Jones loudly shows why Yankees are big believers
The strike to right field was a bomb. The message to the Yankees was clear: You did right by not trading me.
MLB claims pants materials haven’t changed on heavily ridiculed new uniforms
The new Nike-designed and Fanatics-produced jerseys have come under immense criticism for myriad reasons, but most notably for the pants having a see-through quality to them.
Yankees’ Nick Burdi draws high praise from Aaron Boone: ‘Stuff’s as good as it gets’
Aaron Boone was left speechless for a few seconds when asked his thoughts on Yankees’ reliever Nick Burdi.
Pete Alonso could follow Brandon Nimmo’s free agency path back to Mets
Two years ago, Nimmo began spring training in the same spot Alonso now sits, entering his walk year and feeling the pressure to succeed.
Arkansas' Hagen Smith, potential first-round pick in '24 MLB Draft, strikes out 17 over six vs. Oregon State
Smith was ranked as the No. 22 prospect in the draft class by CBS Sports
Edwin Diaz flashes stuff that made him Mets’ $102 million man: ‘Looking really good’
As he reported to camp last week, Edwin Diaz declared that he thinks he “will be the same guy” this season.
Passan: Yankees make the most sense for Blake Snell - ESPN Video
Jeff Passan predicts the Yankees and Angels as the two most likely suitors for Blake Snell, with New York making the most sense.
Spring training roundup: Cubs pound White Sox
Christopher Morel hit a two-run homer during a six-run first inning, Joe Hudson collected five RBIs and the host Chicago Cubs defeated the Chicago White Sox 8-1 in a spring training opener Friday in Mesa, Ariz.
Survey offers warning for Yankees' Aaron Boone, Brian Cashman
It appears Aaron Judge isn’t the only noteworthy member of the MLB community who understands the Yanks may be staring at a “World Series-or-bust” campaign.
MLB’s new, ridiculous see-through pants go viral for the wrong reasons: ‘Ain’t no way’
MLB’s new uniforms haven’t exactly been getting rave reviews, and now, the bottom half of the fits are in the spotlight for less-than-sterling reasons.
Yankees haven't ruled out additions before Opening Day, says Hal Steinbrenner, but don't ask about Blake Snell
The Yankees are projected to have a luxury tax payroll number over $300 million
Tylor Megill heads up trio Mets want to ‘step up’ in Kodai Senga’s absence
At least for the moment, the Mets are not planning to call in external reinforcements in the wake of Kodai Senga’s indefinite absence.
Mets’ new hitting coach Eric Chavez takes extra time with Francisco Alvarez
Noteworthy items during the Mets’ spring training practice on Thursday in Port St. Lucie:
Report: Former AL batting champion Tim Anderson agrees to 1-year deal with the Miami Marlins
Tim Anderson is Miami’s first big free agent addition of the offseason.
Mitch Keller, Pirates agree on five-year contract extension worth $77 million, per report
Deal buys out two arbitration years and his first three years of free agency
Ex-Yankee Gio Urshela signs with Tigers after Mets interest
The Mets had expressed interest in the infielder back in December.
Yankees legend sounds warnings about Aaron Judge
Add New York Yankees legend Bernie Williams to the list of people concerned about club captain Aaron Judge serving as a first-choice center fielder.
Yankees thrilled to have Alex Verdugo on their side of Red Sox rivalry
The Yankees had wanted Alex Verdugo on their side of the rivalry for some time.
2024 Dodgers on pace to score 72 runs per game (after one inning of spring training)
The Dodgers’ offense went absolutely bonkers in their first spring training game