Bats: Lefthanded Quick Hit: Only American League MVP Mookie Betts had a higher OPS at the leadoff position than Carpenter’s .919, and they were the only leadoff hitters in the majors at .900+. Bats: Switch-hitter Quick Hit: After career highs in 2017 for HRs (18), slugging (.488) and RBIs (63), 2018
Dalton Del Don gives his fantasy predictions for every team in the American League, as well as his predictions for the playoffs.
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Detroit Tigers right-hander Jordan Zimmermann is going to make his second consecutive opening-day start.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Rangers on Sunday returned pitcher Jordan Romano, who was subject to Rule 5 draft protocols, to Toronto after the teams were unable to workout a trade. Romano, 25, had been acquired in a Rule 5 draft trade in December. The Chicag…
Repeating is the hardest thing to do in baseball. That bears repeating: Repeating is the hardest thing to do in baseball. Teams that win world championships seldom win two in a row, just as teams that even reach the Fall Classic rarely do so in back-to…
Tigers’ 2019 preview with Chris McCosky, Bob Wojnowski and Tony Paul Lakeland, Fla. – This may have not been the scenario the Tigers envisioned back in 2015 when they traded David Price to Toronto for two left-handed pitching prospects – Daniel Norris and Matthew Boyd, in that order. Norris was the
Associated Press WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Justin Verlander thinks the free-agency process is broken. Still, he said that’s not why he decided to sign a new deal with the Houston Astros rather than test the market. “I can’t see a better situation,” Verlander, 36, said Sunday after the
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Noah Syndergaard sent a clear message to the Mets on Sunday. It’s time to get ace Jacob deGrom under contract long-term. “I just think they should quit all this fuss and pay the man already,” Syndergaard, the Mets’ other star pitcher, said Sunday. With less than four days
ESPN The Atlanta Braves optioned right-handed pitching prospect Touki Toussaint to Triple-A Gwinnett on Sunday, but two other rookie pitchers will be in the defending National League East champion’s opening rotation. Right-handers Bryse Wilson, 21, and Kyle Wright, 23, will follow Julio Teheran in
OAKLAND — First baseman Matt Olson said Sunday there remains no timeline for his to return to the lineup, although he’s confident the A’s have the personnel to make up for his absence for at least the first few weeks of the season. Olson was welcomed back to the A’s clubhouse by his teammates
It wasn’t an offseason weight-loss program, but pitcher David Price is entering the 2019 season much lighter. The Boston Red Sox lefty has finally gotten rid of the postseason demons that had been haunting him for much of his 11-season career. ”I do (feel that way), so yeah,”
Right-hander Andrew Cashner didn’t spend much time on the mound during the Orioles’ 1-1 exhibition tie with the Pittsburgh Pirates, though that had nothing to do with the way he was throwing the baseball. He pitched just two innings and then took a hike so he can be fresh if needed to replace
The Oakland A’s and the Seattle Mariners kicked off the 2019 MLB season abroad, playing a two-game series in Japan on Thursday and Friday. There were storylines galore, as the Mariners’ Ichiro Suzuki was slated to play in his final two MLB games, finishing his career in his home country, before
After veteran Julio Teheran starts the opener Thursday in Philadelphia, rookie right-handers Bryse Wilson and Kyle Wright will start the second and third games of the Phillies series in that order next weekend, manager Brian Snitker said Sunday. Wilso…
Mets catcher Wilson Ramos was taken out of Sunday’s game in the top of the third inning after taking a wild pitch off his right hand.