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Tampa Bay Starting Relievers In Place of Starters

The American League East Tampa Bay Rays have decided to give their bullpen “opener” theory a better test as they will start relievers in each of their three games with the Baltimore Orioles this weekend. Sergio Romo was used twice by the Rays as an opener last weekend. The veteran reliever started both Saturday and Sunday’s games against the Angels. Prior to last weekend, Romo had not started any game. Romo pitched one inning on Saturday prior to being replaced by Ryan Yarbrough, a traditional starter. Romo pitched two innings on Sunday and... 
 

Teen Juan Soto Hits Home Run in First At-Bat

On Monday, Juan Soto made his first start with the Washington Nationals and the outfielder, who is just 19-years-old went yard in his first at-bat versus Robbie Erlin the starting pitcher for the San Diego Padres. Soto’s home run helped the Nationals defeat the Padres 10-2. The three-run home run by Soto to the opposite field came on the first pitch he faced from Erlin. The ball landed over the wall in left-center an estimated 422 feet from home plate. Soto said he did not think the ball would go out of the park and he ran as hard as he could... 
 

Ji-Man Choi Receives Another Chance in Milwaukee

Ji-Man Choi spent just one day earlier this season with the Milwaukee Brewers, but has received another opportunity to show the coaches and front office what he is capable of doing. On Friday, the Brewers announced that Choi was recalled from Colorado Springs, the team’s Triple-A affiliate. Choi plays first and has power and will replace the injured Ryan Braun, who the team placed on its 10-day disabled list with a bad back. Choi was in the Brewers starting lineup in the first game as he played designated hitter in the first game of Milwaukee’s... 
 

Marlins vs Dodgers sets a 10-year record in MGM sportsbooks

The Los Angeles Dodgers has for many weeks been a favorite to many bettors, bookmakers, and analysts having a win total set of 96.5 which is a very high score in baseball terms. Of course, everyone expected the high form in the Dodgers camp would continue or at least not collapse in the months leading to summer of 2018.  On the other hand, there is Miami Marlins who had a 64.5 score which was a far cry from what Dodgers had accomplished during the season. It is worth noting here that the score of 64.5 in baseball which Marlins had is the lowest... 
 

Strikeouts Once Again Plaguing Cubs

The Chicago Cubs tendency for striking out has returned. After only striking out twice on Monday at home in a makeup game against the Atlanta Braves, the Cubs returned to their old form as soon as the two teams headed to Atlanta to play three games. Over the last two games against Atlanta, the Cubs have struck out 26 times including 11 on Wednesday, when they lost 4-1. Following Wednesday’s loss, Kris Bryant the Cubs third baseman said when you are facing pitchers that throw a slider at 100 mph; just making contact with the ball can be tough.... 
 

Atlanta Braves: A Mix of Young and Old

The Atlanta Braves have the attention of many in Major League Baseball. The Braves made a quick one and out stop at Wrigley Field on Monday beating the Cubs 6-5. The game had originally been scheduled for April 15 but was rained out. Since that rainout, Atlanta has added more youth and experience. The experience came in the form of Jose Bautista their third baseman who is 37 and who hit a three-run home run off Jose Quintana the starter for the Cubs on Monday during the fifth that gave the Braves a lead they would not give up. Bautista now has 333... 
 

Major League Baseball is Back and Astros Favored to Repeat

It only seems like last month the Houston Astros won Game 7 of the 2017 World Series to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers and win their first World Series title in franchise history. However, six months have passed since then and the 2018 Major League Baseball season started a week ago. Online sportsbooks and casinos believe the Astros will repeat as World Series champions and have made them the early +425 favorites. The Astros have not disappointed thus far winning six of their first seven games and lead the American League West. Houston returned nearly... 
 

Jim Kaat: Baseball Would Be Helped by Shortening Game to Seven Innings

Jim Kaat, who is 79, has been involved with baseball for most of his life and the game today is not entirely to his liking. On Friday, Kaat, who was a southpaw pitcher in Major League Baseball in a career that started in 1959 and last into the 1990s, offered his own radical plan on how to improve baseball. Kaat says the answer is to shorten the game to seven innings. Since 1986, Kaat has worked in broadcasting with the New York Yankees, Minnesota Twins, NBC and ESPN. Occasionally he will do a game for the MLB Network and says that rules for pace... 
 

Mets Leave Runner Stranded After Batting Out of Order

A potential rally in the first inning was prematurely ended for the New York Mets on Wednesday after it was discovered they had batted out of order due to a discrepancy in the lineup cards. The Mets eventually would lose the game 2-1 to the Cincinnati Reds in 10 innings. Manager Mickey Callaway after the game called the incident frustrating and that it likely cost his team the game as they had a chance during the first inning to score and did not. The second out of the first inning was made by Wilmer Flores, who struck out, and Asdrubal Cabrera... 
 

James Paxton Becomes First Canadian to Throw No-Hitter on Home Soil

James Paxton pointed to the tattoo of a maple leaf on his forearm while looking up at more than 20,000 fans in Toronto cheering for him. Paxton on Tuesday night became the first Canadian in Major League Baseball history to toss a no-hitter on Canadian soil when the Seattle Mariners beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-0. After the game, Paxton said you could not write this any better. He added that it was amazing it happened in Canada against the Blue Jays. The left-hander, how is 29, is from Ladner, British Columbia and the Rogers Centre crowd rose to... 
 

George Springer 6-for-6 in Astros Rout of Athletics

George Springer is the leadoff hitter for the defending World Series champion Houston Astros. He had three attempts of hitting for the cycle on Monday yet failed each time to hit a triple, but settled nonetheless for a spot in the record books of the team. On Monday night, Springer ended up 6-for-6 on the night matching a record for the Astros as Houston routed American League West rival the Oakland Athletics 16-2. After the game, Springer said he could not explain it. He said he is happy when he has six hits in one week, let alone that number in... 
 

Albert Pujols Becomes Fourth Player to Reach 3,000 Hits and 600 Home Runs

Albert Pujols at one time was an unknown draft pick taken in the 13th round while playing at Maple Woods Community College. From playing college ball in Kansas City, Missouri to becoming the 32nd player to reach 3,000 hits and only the fourth in that elite group to also have 600 or more home runs Pujols has come a long way. On Friday night, Pujols lined out in his first trip to the plate but in his second at-bat Pujols hit a single to right field at Safeco Field in Seattle to reach the 3,000-hit club against Mariners pitcher Mike Leake. Pujols singled... 
 

Pep Talk from Boone Seems to Have Helped Giancarlo Stanton

New York Yankees first-year manager Aaron Boone knew his team’s most powerful slugger needed a pep talk. On Tuesday night, after the Yankees rallied to defeat the Houston Astros, Boone became a motivator when he spoke to Giancarlo Stanton. Boone wanted to calm the nerves of Stanton who had just played a second consecutive game in which he suffered three strikeouts. Boone told Stanton that the Yankees power hitter that he would be carrying the rest of his teammates when they were struggling at some point during the season. That is just what took... 
 

Tommy John Surgery for Dodgers’ Corey Seager

The Los Angeles Dodgers have announced that Corey Seager, their third year shortstop is scheduled to have Tommy John surgery for an ulnar collateral ligament strain of the right arm and would miss the remainder of the 2018 Major League Baseball season. Manager Dave Roberts told reporters that the operation is scheduled to take place in Los Angeles on Friday. Roberts called it a big blow and that everyone associated with the team feels for Corey. The problem has been bothering Seager for the last couple of seasons and his elbow finally could not... 
 

Pirates Second Baseman Returns to U.S. to Re-Start Career

South Korean Jung Ho Kang through a prepared statement said he was grateful for receiving a second chance as the infielder returns to the U.S. to rejoin the Pittsburgh Pirates organization. On Friday, in the statement, Kang apologized to family and friends along with the Pirates organization, players and fans for his arrest in South Korea on DUI that led the South Korean to miss the entire 2017 Major League Baseball season. Following a long and painful process, Kang said he was excited to be given the opportunity to return to play the game he has... 
 

Didi Gregorius Starts Season Hot at the Plate

Although the season started off poorly for the New York Yankees, the team has turned things around and sits four games over .500 at 13-9. The Yankees have won seven out of their last nine and are beginning to appear to be the team most thought they would be following the acquisition during the offseason of home run king Giancarlo Stanton. As the season started plenty of things were talked and written about when it came to Stanton, Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez, but little was mentioned about shortstop Didi Gregorius. The shortstop has started the... 
 

Andujar, Stanton and Torres Shine in Yankees Rout

The big bats of the New York Yankees enjoyed a breakout night in the Bronx on Monday, headlined with home runs by Didi Gregorius and Giancarlo Stanton and younger faces like Miguel Andujar and Tyler Austin. Homers, like Andujar’s, which made history, were not the only hits on display during New York’s 14-1 win against the Minnesota Twins, as singles were also a big hit. The biggest single on the night was Gleyber Torres sending a liner through the middle for the 21-year old’s first ever major league hit, the youngster debuted for the Yankees... 
 

Almora Jr. and Baez Could Become Cubs new One-Two Tandem

On Friday night, the Chicago Cubs throttled the Colorado Rockies 16-5 at Coors Field under conditions fit for a duck. Following five postponements in their schedule in just April due to weather, the Cubs manager Joe Maddon wanted to get the game played on Friday night despite the rain simply because the previous night the team had played so well in defeating St. Louis 8-5. It may just be a two-game segment of the 162-game regular season but Albert Almora Jr. and Javier Baez showed they can be the table-setters Chicago has missed since the end of... 
 

Red Sox Tie Record for Best Start After 17 Games

On Tuesday, the Boston Red Sox arrived on the West Coast to play the red-hot Los Angeles Angels winners of seven straight and proceeded to outscore their hosts 19-1 in an 18-inning stretch. On Tuesday, the Red Sox won 10-1 and on Wednesday the score was 9-0 in favor of Boston. With the two wins, Boston became the first team in the last 15 years in Major League Baseball to begin the season with 15 wins or more in their first 17 games played. When asked if the season was too young to call his team the best in baseball, new outfielder J.D. Martinez... 
 

Bryce Harper Hits 406-Foot Home Run While Breaking His Bat

Bryce Harper showed the world of baseball just how much power he really has. The slugger for the Washington Nationals shattered his bat in two, yet managed to hit the ball over the fence for a home run on Monday. The Nationals beat the New York Mets 8-6 in the game. Harper’s home run was his eighth of the season, which leads the majors, but his 31 ½-ounce, 33 ½-inch bat did not fare well in the process as it split cleaning into two pieces, and the ball flew what was estimated to be 406 feet at Citi Field. The bat split at a point just above... 
 

Rick Porcello’s Strong Start Gives Boost to Red Sox

The 2018 Major League Baseball regular season is still very young but Rick Porcello is showing signs of why he was chosen as the Cy Young Award winner in 2016 for the American League, after suffering through a long and difficult 2017 season. He did many things during the offseason in an attempt to find his sinker pitch again, including talking to former Red Sox pitcher and sinkerballer Derek Lowe in January and inviting Lowe to watch his spring training games to give him feedback about his mechanics on the mound. Porcello has made just three starts... 
 

Two Bench Clearing Incidents Revive Red Sox-Yankees Rivalry

Major League Baseball’s most intense rivalry has bad blood again. On Wednesday night at Fenway Park the benches cleared on two occasions in a game between the Boston Red Sox and visiting New York Yankees, with Tyler Austin the Yankees designated hitter the center of attention in both incidents. The second incident, in which the Yankees DH was hit by a pitch, punches and shoving took place. After the game, Austin told reporters that once he was hit by a pitch, things were going to happen. This storied rivalry has seen several fights over the years,... 
 

Xander Bogaerts Goes on Red Sox DL

The Boston Red Sox lost their opening game of the season but since have won eight straight to take any early two-game lead in the American League East over the second place Toronto Blue Jays. That lead and the depth of the Red Sox infield will be tested over the next two weeks after the team announced on Monday that its starting shortstop Xander Bogaerts was put on the disabled list. Bogaerts joins Dustin Pedroia, Boston starting second baseman, who is already on the DL, meaning the starting middle infield for the team is injured. On Sunday, Bogaerts... 
 

Ohtani Goes Deep in Third Straight Game for Angels

On Friday night, Los Angeles Angels rookie and Japanese two-way star Shohei Ohtani hit a home run for the third straight game during his first at-bat versus the Oakland Athletics. The star playing in his first season in Major League Baseball hit a two-seam, 93-mph fastball from Daniel Gossett the A’s starting pitcher 449 feet to left-center that landed on the fake rocks near the stadium’s camera well. Angels starting shortstop Adrelton Simmons just said, “smoked that ball.” Simmons followed that by saying the center fielder ran toward the... 
 

Charlie Blackmon Agrees to Contract Extension with Colorado Rockies

The Colorado Rockies have decided who will be roaming centerfield for the team for years to come after agreeing to a long term extension on Wednesday. The National League West club agreed to a multiyear extension on Wednesday with Charlie Blackmon. The defending NL batting champion decided to enter into a long term deal rather than go out and test free agency during next offseason. Colorado did not release any financial terms related to the new six-year deal, but sources have said that it could be in excess of $116 million if all options get exercised... 
 

Cubs Set NL Record for Strikeouts After Five Games With 58

Every team wants to set records, unless those records are for dubious marks. The Chicago Cubs established such a record on Monday when they struck out 11 times during a 1-0 loss to Cincinnati. The winners of the 2016 World Series have struck out 58 times over the first five games of the regular season to set a new National League mark. Cubs hitting coach Chili Davis following the game said he and his players wanted to see good contact but is was not taking place at the rate they want. He added that some players will just not be turned into contact... 
 

Joe Panik Becomes First MLB Player to Homer in Consecutive 1-0 Victories

Joe Panik hit a home run off Los Angeles Dodgers’ All-Star closer Kenley Jansen on Friday in the ninth inning, which ended up being the only run in the San Francisco Giants 1-0 victory over the Dodgers. The scene has become a familiar one as Panik hit a solo home run off Clayton Kershaw the Dodgers ace on Thursday, and that run ended up being the only run scored in the Giants’ Opening Day 1-0 win. Panik said following the game on Friday that his swing felt good during spring training and he has carried that early momentum to the start of the... 
 

Despite High Expectations Judge Feels Little Pressure

Reigning Rookie of the Year in the American League Aaron Judge, will be starting his second full Major League Baseball season today and insists he feels at ease despite the high expectations that surround him. Judge said during a Wednesday workout at Toronto’s Rogers Centre that with the team the Yankees have this season there is no pressure. New York opens its season on Thursday visiting the Blue Jays. Judge added that like he has said prior to now, no one player must do the work of others, as there are 24 guys beside him willing to help him... 
 

Yankees Make High-Profile Signings, But Payroll is Seventh in MLB

This week the New York Yankees will open the 2018 Major League Baseball regular seasonwith the seventh-highest payroll, which is the lowest they have been since 1992. Topping the major leagues with a payroll of approximately $223 million is the Boston Red Sox, which will end the run of four straight years in which the Los Angeles Dodgers were the big spenders. Second with a payroll estimated to be $203 million is the San Francisco Giants followed in third by the Chicago Cubs at $183 million. The Dodgers as well as the Washington Nationals are each... 
 

Madison Bumgarner Breaks Bone on Pitching Hand

Madison Bumgarner, the pitching ace of the San Francisco Giants broke the fifth metacarpal on his pitching hand after he was hit with a line drive off the bat of Whit Merrifield during a spring training game in Scottsdale, Arizona versus the Kansas City Royals. On Friday, Bumgarner was making his last appearance before starting on Opening Day for the Giants, when he was struck with a hard liner during the third inning. Giants Manager Bruce Bochy ran to the mound with San Francisco’s team trainer to examine the southpaw ace, who was removed immediately... 
 

Alex Cobb and Orioles Agree to Four-Year $60 Million Deal

Veteran Alex Cobb remained in the division he knows best as the former starter with the Tampa Bay Rays has agreed the sign a new 4-year contract with the Baltimore Orioles, announced the American League East team on Wednesday. A report says the deal is for $60 million. The right-hander, who is 30, posted career highs for games started, wins and innings pitched in 2017 finishing the season 12-10 with an ERA of 3.66 in 29 starts with Tampa Bay. Cobb said that Baltimore made him feel that they needed him there and used the success he has had within... 
 

Justin Turner Breaks Wrist Will Miss Dodgers Opening Day

The Los Angeles Dodgers will not have veteran slugger Justin Turner in their lineup on opening day. The third baseman for the reigning National League champions could be sidelined for much longer. Turner broke his left wrist Monday night when he was hit by a pitch in the Dodgers 3-1 win over the Oakland A’s. The first inning pitch that hit Turner was thrown by Kendall Graveman a right-hander for the A’s. The NLCS MVP from last year winced and grunted loudly while jogging away from home plate to the dugout, with his hand hanging down to his side.... 
 

Aaron Judge: Manny Machado Would Look Nice in Pinstripes

Aaron Judge, just a year after trying to entice Giancarlo Stanton to join the New York Yankees, is attempting to recruit another feared hitter in Major League Baseball to add to the already dangerous batting order his team has. On Wednesday, prior to his spring training game in Sarasota against the Baltimore Orioles Judge said that he pitched the shortstop of the Orioles, Manny Machado on playing for the Yankees. Machado becomes a free agent after the end of the 2018 World Series. Judge told a group of reporters that adding Machado to the Yankees... 
 

Neil Walker Signs One Year Deal with New York Yankees

Despite taking a hefty pay cut, Neil Walker is smiling after signing with the New York Yankees. The free agent agreed on Monday to a one-year contract for $4 million, a pay cut of 77% in a deal allowing Yankees prospects Miguel Andujar and Gleyber Torres to spend more time in the minor league maturing into big league stars. Walker, whose salary last season was $17.2 million, said that it was a crazy winter, but most important was his hope to land with a team that was going to compete and have the opportunity to win a World Series. He added that... 
 

Oakland A’s and Jonathan Lucroy Agree to Deal

The Oakland Athletics reached a deal with free agent Jonathan Lucroy that is pending just a physical to be completed. The deal for the catcher should be finalized during the weekend, said one source close to the matter. Lucroy, who is 31, has been an All-Star twice and was the top catcher remaining in the free agent market. He will moved in front of Bruce Maxwell as well as Josh Phegley on Oakland’s depth chart and give the team a veteran behind the plate who can work with the club’s young pitchers. Lucroy now joins Giants’ catcher Nick Hundley,... 
 

Astros Confident World Series Hangover Will Not Hit Them

The Houston Astros have started their defense of the World Series title, albeit it is still spring training, and many are wondering if the champions will suffer the dreaded World Series hangover following its successful 2017 season that ended with its first title. However, the team’s pitching ace Dallas Keuchel is not expecting he and his teammates to drop in form in a statement he made that may not go over that well with players and fans of the Chicago Cubs. In an interview with the Washington Post, Keuchel said the Astros were not the Cubs,... 
 

Mariners Finalizing Deal for One Year for Ichiro to Return

Ichiro Suzuki will return to the Seattle Mariners, as he and the Mariners are working out a deal to sign the former icon of the franchise. The deal is expected to be for one year. The Mariners made an announcement on Monday that their outfielder Ben Gamel would miss up to six weeks due to an injured oblique, which puts his availability to play on Opening Day up in the air and opens a potential spot on the roster for the Ichiro. The deal for Ichiro could be ready to sign by early Tuesday, said one source. Ichiro, who is 44, came into the picture... 
 

Justin Verlander: MLB Baseballs Are Juiced

Justin Verlander, the star right-hander for the Houston Astros present evidence that shows baseballs are travelling further today than just a few years ago. It is no secret that offense today in Major League Baseball is why up and baseballs are being launched out of parks around the league in record numbers. Just a look at how many home runs have been hit the past few years is strong evidence. In 2014 there were 0.86 home runs hit per game. That number has increased each year ending 2017 at 1.26 home runs per game. Earlies in the week, results from... 
 

Royals Agree to One Year Deal with Lucas Duda

The Kansas City Royals signed a first baseman. On Wednesday, the team announced that it has agreed to a one-year deal with free agent Lucas Duda. No terms were announced but a reliable source said the deal was in the neighborhood of $3.5 million. The Royals have added Duda to the roster to help cover for losing Eric Hosmer their longtime stalwart at first base who signed recently with the San Diego Padres as a free agent. Hosmer challenged Duda’s arm when he made a delayed run for home on a high throw that scored the tying run during the ninth... 
 

Russell Wilson Joins Yankees Spring Training for Five Days

Russell Wilson’s childhood dreams came true on Monday when the reported to the spring training facility of the New York Yankees and wore pinstripes for just the first time. The Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl-winning quarterback is scheduled to spend five days at the facility with the Yankees following a trade last week in which he was sent to New York by the Texas Rangers. The highlight of the arrival of Wilson came as Group 2 at batting practice for the Yankees took its turn. Wilson joined the Yankees top sluggers Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton,... 
 

Red Sox: J.D. Martinez Continues His Physical at Spring Training Facility

J.D. Martinez and the Boston Red Sox took four months to decide to tie the knot, so it should not  seem strange the two need another few days before it is made official. On Wednesday, Martinez arrived for the first time at the spring training facility of the Red Sox and underwent his physical, which is the last step to finalize his new contract of five years and $110 million. However, for the second straight day, team officials for the Red Sox announced that they would not hold a news conference to introduce their new slugger because he had not... 
 

Three-Way Trade Sends Souza to Diamondbacks and Drury to Yankees

In a three-way trade, the Arizona Diamondbacks acquired Steven Souza an outfielder from the Tampa Bay Rays, while Brandon Drury an infielder was sent to the New York Yankees from the Arizona Diamondbacks, and Arizona also sent Anthony Banda a reliever to Tampa Bay. The Yankees will be sending two prospects Taylor Widener and Nick Solak to the Diamondbacks and Rays respectively. The centerpiece of the trade is Souza, who will be 29 this season. Last season, Souza batted .239 during 148 games with the Ray hitting 30 homers and stealing 16 bases. For... 
 

Eric Hosmer Agrees to Eight-Year Deal with San Diego Padres

Eric Hosmer the free agent first baseman has finally found a home after reaching an agreement on an eight-year deal with the National West San Diego Padres. The deal is only pending a physical said one person close to the deal. The source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because no formal statement has been released by the team of signing Hosmer, said the deal would be official once the first baseman passes his physical. While the remainder of the position players were due to report on Sunday, with majority were already there, Hosmer was... 
 

Report: Eduardo Nunez and Red Sox Agree to Deal for One Year

Eduardo Nunez the free agent infielder, who finished last season injured, does not have the same intimidation factor of J.D. Martinez if the Red Sox were to sign the slugger, but made his presence felt before injuring his knee, and it appears that Nunez and the team are ready to reunite. According to several reports late Thursday, Boston has reached an agreement for one year with Nunez, who is 30 and can play anywhere in the infield. Last season Nunez hit .321 with an OPS of .893 after he was acquired from San Francisco just prior to the MLB trade... 
 

Los Angeles Angels Plan to Use Shohei Ohtani in Six-Man Rotation

Spring training began on Tuesday for the Los Angeles Angels, which means that two-way Japanese star Shohei Ohtani was present for his first workout with fellow pitchers and catchers. Ohtani, who is 23, will have the chance to pitch and hit as an Angel, and to help him ease into things, the Angels are going to implement a rotation of six pitchers this season, which was confirmed on Tuesday by manager Mike Scioscia. The Angels manager said he and his coaching staff are comfortable with the six-man rotation and looked forward to finding the six best... 
 

Cubs Sign Free Agent Yu Darvish

Yu Darvish has finally found his new team and the Chicago Cubs have increased their chances of winning another World Series title. On Saturday, Darvish and the Cubs agreed to a six-year $126 million contract. The deal gives the Cubs one of baseball’s deepest rotations and takes one of the top free agents off the market. Darvish, who is 31, met with officials from the Cubs as long ago as December but could not reach a deal. However, both sides remained in contact even though the right-hander and his representatives received interest from several... 
 

Mother of Pittsburgh Pirates Player Elias Diaz Has Been Kidnapped

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced that the mother of catcher Elias Diaz was kidnapped in Venezuela following reports from multiple sources. The team issued an official statement on Thursday that said it was shocked and deeply worried for Elias’ mother, and for he and his entire family. The team added that it was using all resources that it has at its disposal and through Major League Baseball to help Elias and his entire family during this very difficult time. The statement by the Pirates said that as the organization works with the different authorities... 
 

Giants Will Retire No. 25 of Barry Bonds in August

Barry Bonds, the all-time leading home run hitter in Major League Baseball history will be honored in August by the San Francisco Giants when the team retires his No. 25 jersey when his former team the Pittsburgh Pirates is scheduled to be in town. On Tuesday, an announcement was made by the Giants that the ceremony honoring the former star and seven-time NL MVP will be held on August 11. He will be the 12th former San Francisco or New York Giant to have his jersey number retired. He broke the all-time home run record held by Hank Aaron with his... 
 

Todd Frazier and Boston Red Sox Could be a Good Match

Rumors are starting to swirl about Todd Frazier making a return to the New York Yankees, as the veteran third baseman proved to be a popular presence when he was on the roster in 2017 following a trade deadline deal in July. More importantly the native of New Jersey addresses a positions need for the Yankees. However, Frazier may make even more sense for American League East rivals the Boston Red Sox. Frazier has played third base his entire career but has seen limited action at second. While in the minors he played second for over 300 innings and... 
 

Mookie Betts Awarded Arbitration of $10.5 Million

Mookie Betts, in a decision with possible far-reaching ramifications, defeated Boston in an arbitration hearing earlier this week, said the team. A three-judge panel ruled in the right fielder’s favor. Betts will earn $10.5 million in 2018 rather than the $7.5 million in salary the Red Sox wanted to pay. Betts’ arbitration victory is close to an all-time record for a player who was in his first year of arbitration eligibility. It will bode well for younger players who have the same process to go through in the years to come. Earlier in January,... 
 
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