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Yu Darvish Receives Cortisone Shot for Elbow Impingement

Doctors have told the Chicago Cubs that Yu Darvish has a right elbow impingement and inflammation. The Cubs pitcher traveled to Texas for another opinion on his sore triceps muscle, which had flared up during a Thursday bullpen session. Following a 10-6 win by the Cubs over the Minnesota Twins on Friday, a team spokesperson confirmed that Darvish has consulted with orthopedic surgeon Dr. Keith Meister who is one of the team physicians for the Texas Rangers. During his visit, Darvish was given a shot of cortisone in the area and the Cubs’ spokesperson... 
 

Red Sox and Brandon Phillips Agree to Minor League Deal

The Boston Red Sox are in need of infield depth. To remedy that, the Sox signed Brandon Phillips a 16-year veteran to a minor league contract. Boston’s President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski told the media that Phillips will report to Florida and get into playing shape. Once that has been accomplished he will play for Pawtucket, the Red Sox Triple-A affiliate added Dombrowski. Phillips, who this season has not played a game at the major league level, will play either second or third said Dombrowski. In addition, Dombrowski added that... 
 

Chris Sale Proves He is 2018 AL Cy Young Candidate

On Sunday, Chris Sale produced a gem for the Red Sox at Fenway. The Red Sox lefthander struck out 13 in seven innings throwing 71 strikes out of his 93 pitches to win 5-0. His 100.5 mph fastball struck out Mike Zunino on his last pitch of the day and was the fastest pitch of his Major League Baseball career. For many baseball observers of the game, it was amazing that the Mariners were able to even muster four hits in the game off Sale. What Sale did on Sunday was serve notice he cannot be forgotten when it comes to the Cy Young Award race in the... 
 

Strong Results by Clint Frazier Could Keep Him with Yankees

The New York Yankees may already have a powerful outfield but newcomer Clint Frazier is attempting to find a way to stay with the team. The outfielder, who is 23, was 2-for-4 and scored a run from the leadoff spot in the Yankees Thursday 4-3 win over the Seattle Mariners. Following the game, Yankees manager Aaron Boone said he believes that there is room for Frazier to remain with the club if he is able to continue hitting well. Frazier has 4 hits in 11 official at bats since being called up Monday and in each of the six games this season in which... 
 

Giants Closer Breaks Hand Punching Door Following Poor Outing

On Monday night after blowing a save, Hunter Strickland, the closer for the San Francisco Giants fractured his hand while punching a door. The injury to his right hand will sideline him between six and eight weeks. Giants’ manager Bruce Bochy announced to reporters that Strickland underwent surgery on Tuesday on his pinkie finger. Bochy added that Strickland needed to have control of his emotions, saying that everyone gets frustrated and certain losses are very tough. Bochy continued by saying his closer likely took full responsibility for the... 
 

Evan Longoria Out Six to Eight Weeks With Broken Hand

Third baseman Evan Longoria with the San Francisco Giants has decided on surgery to repair his broken left hand, as he hopes the procedure will speed up his return to the lineup. On Thursday, Longoria broke a bone in his hand when hit by Miami Marlins’ pitcher Dan Straily. On Saturday, Longoria had his hand examined in Los Angeles and the results said no surgery was required, but that the procedure would likely improve the recovery time of his hand. On Sunday, prior to the Giants playing the Los Angeles Dodgers, Longoria told reporters that he... 
 

Yankees Former Ace Ron Guidry Says Luis Severino Will Break His Records

Ron Guidry, known by many as just “Louisiana Lightning,” said that it will not be long before he steps aside on the franchise records list to make way for Luis Severino, the current ace on the New York Yankees. Former Yankees ace Guidry said that Severino will one day go out on the mound and do something magical. Guidry said that Severino will break his 18-strikeout performance from 1978. The franchise record is nearing its 40th year anniversary and Guidry spoke of Severino being the pitcher who could break his mark. He has the ability to reach... 
 

Ruptured Biceps Tendon Ends Miguel Cabrera’s Season

Detroit Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire announced following Tuesday’s game that veteran slugger Miguel Cabrera would not return this season after he ruptured the biceps tendon in his left arm. During the third inning, Cabrera swung awkwardly and missed a slider thrown by Minnesota’s Jake Odorizzi. He immediately dropped his bat, grabbed his left biceps and walked off the field as trainers met him near the on-deck circle. Cabrera motioned to his left arm and continued into the Tigers clubhouse. Initially the team said the veteran had strained his... 
 

Dodgers Getting Big Unexpected Lift from Three Players

On Sunday, the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Atlanta Braves 7-2 and the team was once against helped by three players that were not expected to contribute as much as they have this season. Starting pitcher Ross Stripling in 6 2/3 innings gave up two runs, while striking out six and not walking a batter. Stripling improved his record to 5-1 with an ERA of 1.65. Max Muncy had one hit (two-run homer) in two official at-bats with a pair of walks and has a .272 batting average and 12 home runs. Matt Kemp knocked in a run with a single and his batting... 
 

What does legal betting mean for the baseball industry?

Since 1992 sports betting has been illegal in the United States. Four states, Nevada, Delaware, Montana, and Oregon were exempt from this restriction. Even out of those four, only Nevada allowed full-scale sports betting. In May 2018 The Supreme Court ruled, lifting the federal ban and allowing the states to decide their respective sports betting regulations on their own. It is notable that in a recent survey conducted by the Washington Post 55% of respondents said they supported the legalization of sports betting in the country. Six states New... 
 

Dodgers Use Nine Pitchers in Nine-Inning Game

The Los Angeles Dodgers are slowly returning to winning form, but at the same time keep losing their pitchers. The bullpen is already being overworked by Major League Baseball standards and Thursday’s performance may have been their best yet this season. Just prior to the start of Thursday’s game against Pittsburgh, the Dodgers scratched Dennis Santana one of their spot starters. It did not matter though, as nine relievers took to the mound and were able to squeeze past the Pirates 8-7. The Dodgers had lost the previous day in a game that manager... 
 

Max Scherzer Throws Second Career Immaculate Inning

On Tuesday, the Washington Nationals beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-2 and Max Scherzer threw his second career immaculate inning, becoming the fifth pitcher to ever throw two. In the top half of the sixth inning, Scherzer faced Johnny Field, Christian Arroyo and Daniel Robertson and struck out the three with the minimum nine pitches. Scherzer said following the game that he was honestly unaware that he had accomplished that but then then walking to the dugout he thought to himself that he may have. Scherzer has won the Cy Young Award the past two seasons... 
 

Phillies Swept and Jake Arrieta Upset

Things are not going well for the Philadelphia Phillies as they have won just two of their last eight games played. After being swept over the weekend by the San Francisco Giants, Phillies veteran pitcher Jake Arrieta became very upset. He called the weekend series “horse s—,” after Philadelphia was defeated on Sunday by the Giants 6-1. He added that it was, “really, really bad.” The loss on Sunday included the only run the Phillies scored during the entire series. That run was knocked in by Arrieta himself during the third inning... 
 

Back Tightness Ends Clayton Kershaw Return Early

On Thursday, Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw made his first start since coming off the disabled listed and manager Dave Roberts said the lefthander’s back tightened and his pitcher would need an MRI. Roberts said that Kershaw would not travel with the team to Colorado where they face the Rockies this weekend and would instead remain in Los Angeles to have tests. The tightness, said Roberts, was in the mid to lower part of Kershaw’s back. There is reason for concern knowing Clayton’s history, Roberts said and the team wants to be sure... 
 

Injuries Continue to Plague Mets as Syndergaard Goes on DL

New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard, who started on Opening Day, will be put on the team’s 10-day disabled list on Wednesday due to a strained index finger on his right hand. Syndergaard saw a doctor on Tuesday in New York after his index finger on his right hand became sore. The move on the DL will be retroactive back to May 26. Mets manager Mickey Callaway said that Syndergaard threw a side on Monday and that is when the pitcher began noticing that his finger became worse. There was bruising near the base of his right wrist as well, and Callaway... 
 

Tanaka Takes First Round In Battle Between Japanese Stars

When the two finally faced each other again, Masahiro Tanaka had too much for the younger Shohei Ohtani. On Sunday, Tanaka allowed just three hits during six innings and struck out Ohtani twice helping lead the Yankees to a 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels. Although the Angels announced they had pushed back Ohtani’s next scheduled start for what they described as “workload management,” the older Tanaka kept his end of the much anticipated duel between the two stars from Japan, with a fine performance on the mound. Tanaka said the two were... 
 

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... 
 
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