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Padres' Torres on restricted list during DV case

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 14:04
Padres pitcher Jose Torres, who pleaded not guilty to felony aggravated assault in January, will not be at spring training, and the team says it's taking the matter "very seriously."

Don't be surprised if Aaron Judge hits 15 fewer home runs

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 14:03
Aaron Judge captured the imagination of baseball fans with his power in 2017. In 2018, the Yankees' slugger seems poised for another big season. But is there reason to lower your expectations?

Dodgers to re-sign veteran Utley, sources say

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 12:43
Chase Utley, a key clubhouse leader for the Dodgers, is returning to the team in 2018 after agreeing to a deal, sources confirmed to ESPN.

Ex-player rep says agency helped acquire PEDs

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 12:42
Juan Carlos Nunez, who worked for an agency representing baseball players, claims the company knew about performance-enhancing drug use and helped players get them.

Inside the Red Sox rotation: five pitchers, five issues for 2018

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 07:30
Boston believes it has the arms to carry an offense that forgot how to hit homers last year. Here's what each starter needs to figure out first.

After the longest offseason ever, we can finally say it: Baseball is back!

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 07:05
Sure, there are still unsigned free agents. But as pitchers and catchers report, talking about actual baseball again has never felt more refreshing.

Plouffe agrees to minor league deal with Rangers

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 21:15
Infielder Trevor Plouffe has agreed to a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers and will report to big league spring training. Plouffe would get a $1.75 million, one-year contract if added to the 40-man roster.

Reports: Marlins wave away sea mascot race

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 20:57
Billy the Marlin remains, but Miami's four other sea mascots will swim away and wave goodbye to their midgame race, according to multiple reports.

Media barred from MLBPA free-agent camp

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 19:52
The media has been barred from covering the Major League Baseball Players Association's free-agent training camp at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.

Hirano targeting Diamondbacks' closer role

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 19:04
Yoshihisa Hirano agreed in December to a $6 million, two-year contract with the Diamondbacks after 12 seasons with Orix of Japan's Pacific League, and he said Monday that he hopes to be a closer in Arizona like he was in Japan.

Goose rips Cashman after spring training snub

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 16:10
Goose Gossage blasted Brian Cashman in a rant to the New York Daily News, saying he isn't "a big fan" of the longtime Yankees GM and calling him a "f---ing a--h---." Gossage will not be attending Yankees spring training this season.

Odd couple: Stanton, Ramos to live together?

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 15:13
Talk about a house divided.

Contender quandaries and job fights: Five big spring question marks

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 14:46
Playoff hopefuls such as the Twins need help if they don't want to kiss their postseason bids goodbye. What could make or break some other clubs' hopes as camps open?

Fantasy baseball sleepers, breakouts and busts

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 14:40
Which players will take the next step and become fantasy stars in 2018? Who will fly under the radar and help you win your league on draft day? Who will let everyone down with a poor season? Our experts give their picks.

Castro to try and set 'best example' for Marlins

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 14:24
Miami Marlins infielder Starlin Castro says he doesn't want to be the "negative part of the team" and will "try to set the best example" for his young teammates.

Former outfielder Wally Moon dies at 87

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 13:09
Former National League Rookie of the Year Wally Moon, who played on three World Series-winning teams with the Los Angeles Dodgers, has died. He was 87.

Assessing the bust potential of Shohei Ohtani in fantasy

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 11:34
Now that we know how Shohei Ohtani will work as an ESPN Fantasy Baseball player, many managers will be ready to draft him early for their roto or head-to-head categories league rosters. Here's why you should think twice about spending big on the rookie.

The case for not drafting Shohei Ohtani in fantasy baseball

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 11:17
Shohei Ohtani could break fantasy baseball as a talented two-way player, but that's only one of the possible outcomes for the rookie. If you play in a points league, there are some reasons to lower expectations for the Angels' newest star.

Reports: Cards, Norris agree to 1-year deal

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 11:15
The St. Louis Cardinals have agreed to a one-year deal with right-hander Bud Norris, according to multiple reports.

Jays to retire Halladay's No. 32, wear patch

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 10:54
The Toronto Blue Jays will retire Roy Halladay's jersey on Opening Day. Halladay died last year in a plane crash at the age of 40.

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