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Power Rankings: Top teams solidify spots

11:05 AM EDT

Contrary to what your memory might tell you, the Rangers have in fact made the postseason since their crushing loss in the 2011 World Series, during which they were one strike away from winning their first championship. One strike away, twice. They’ve reached the playoffs three times since then: A

New Top 200 Draft Prospects list is out

May 29, 2023

While players continue to move up and down Draft boards, and MLB Pipeline expands its 2023 Draft rankings to 200 names, there appears to be one certainty as etched in stone as anything Draft-related can be: There’s a clear top five in this class. This quintet of prospects -- LSU’s

'Liam! Liam!' Thunderous ovation welcomes Hendriks back to mound

12:56 AM EDT

CHICAGO -- The announcement came in the Guaranteed Rate Field press box in the bottom of the seventh inning on Monday night: “Liam Hendriks is warming in the White Sox bullpen.” And then, in the top of the eighth inning of the eventual 6-4 loss to the Angels, with the

Where do Mets stand one-third into season?

1:00 PM EDT

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Injuries: Soto, Cards, Fairbanks, Yanks, Means

May 29, 2023

Stay up-to-date with all the latest news on injured and recovering players from across Major League Baseball.

Rays have lightning to match their lumber

1:50 PM EDT

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Judge clears fence 3 times: 2 homers, 1 robbery

2:09 AM EDT

SEATTLE -- Aaron Judge had already rounded the bases twice as he patrolled right field in the eighth inning on Monday night, a strong showing that would fit nicely into the reigning American League Most Valuable Player’s growing collection of above-average nights. As he tracked a deep fly ball, the

Joyce flashes 102 mph heat in stellar debut

Angels' No. 9 prospect strikes out two in a scoreless inning of relief
1:29 AM EDT

CHICAGO -- During his pregame media session on Monday, Angels manager Phil Nevin said there was a “fairly good chance” Ben Joyce would make his Major League debut later that evening. Whether Nevin could have prepared the 22-year-old flamethrower for the situation he was called on for or not, the

Only Bonds had ever hit two splash homers in one game. Until now

May 29, 2023

When you think of iconic splash hits into McCovey Cove in San Francisco, you think of Barry Bonds. It's hard not to envision that mighty left-handed swing depositing balls into the bay. But another name will now be mentioned in the same breath, an unexpected one who wears the same

Watch FREE: Mayer's Double-A debut vs. The Martian, rehabbing Stanton

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12:49 PM EDT

New for the 2023 season, MLB.TV and MLB app subscribers can watch their favorite team's Minor League affiliates in the app. All MiLB games are also available on MiLB.TV on the web and the First Pitch app. But with or without a subscription, you can watch select, curated Minor League

'Bulldog' Miller making a quick name for himself

Dodgers' top pitching prospect spins quality start in Dodger Stadium debut vs. Nats
1:10 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES -- As manager Dave Roberts sat at the center of the media huddle prior to the series opener against the Nationals at Dodger Stadium on Monday, the nine-year skipper pondered his club's recent road trip. The starting pitching faltered and the offense couldn’t overcome the deficits, lessening the

Lewis hits HR, tying single 1 year after injury: 'Can't make this stuff up'

May 29, 2023

HOUSTON -- Royce Lewis is relentlessly optimistic. Almost a little too much for his manager. But in Lewis’ return from a second ACL surgery -- exactly a year to the day he suffered the tear in his right knee -- that positivity paid off. Lewis, who sensed “something special” was

Stroman does 'Wander Flip' -- then Wander gets lone hit off him

Cubs' Opening Day starter pitches second shutout of career to snap club's four-game skid
May 29, 2023

CHICAGO -- Marcus Stroman stood atop the mound and clapped his glove. The Cubs’ starter was showing appreciation for the cheers he received after finally flinching and relinquishing a hit in the seventh inning on Monday afternoon. Then, Stroman finished the job. In a 1-0 win over the Rays at

Soroka content with 6 innings, 3 K's in '2nd debut'

Braves righty makes successful return to big league mound after 3 years, 2 Achilles tears
2:18 AM EDT

OAKLAND -- When Michael Soroka's promising career was derailed for nearly three years -- which featured numerous setbacks, including a pair of Achilles tendon tears -- two things in particular kept him motivated while he worked his way back. "A day like today, and the people that believed in me,"

Close to perfection: Mayers, Staumont flirt with MLB history

Royals carry bid for first combined perfect game into eighth inning
May 29, 2023

ST. LOUIS -- Nearly seven years ago, Mike Mayers stood on the same mound he pitched on Monday afternoon. In 2016, he was making his Major League debut for the Cardinals, who had drafted him in the third round three years earlier. In the series opener against St. Louis, he

Mullins' exit deals big blow to Baltimore's clubhouse

May 29, 2023

BALTIMORE -- The Orioles’ continued offensive struggles during a 5-0 loss to the Guardians became a secondary worry for the club late Monday afternoon. The primary concern expressed from a quiet clubhouse postgame was the health of standout center fielder Cedric Mullins. During the bottom of the eighth inning, Mullins

The best baseball players born on May 30

12:00 AM EDT

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for May 30.

Nobody told this stolen base savant that it's not 1980 anymore

May 28, 2023

If the late 2010s were dominated by strikeouts, and home runs defined baseball in the late 90s and early 2000s, the stolen base clearly had its moment in the 80s. In that decade, steals outnumbered homers five times (1980-81, 1983, 1988-89), after that had happened just three times between 1940-79.

Workhorse Eovaldi ends dominant May with win No. 7

May 29, 2023

DETROIT -- Nathan Eovaldi admittedly felt a little frustrated on Monday afternoon. If you look at the scoreboard, it was a perfectly acceptable day. Eovaldi and a trio of relievers -- Brock Burke, Jonathan Hérnandez and José Leclerc -- blanked the Tigers in a 5-0 victory at Comerica Park to

Bader (hamstring) exits early

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Bailey hits birthday homer in Giants' win over Pirates

May 29, 2023

SAN FRANCISCO -- Patrick Bailey’s 24th birthday started out pretty well. It ended even better. The rookie catcher smacked a two-run double in the second inning before hammering a two-run homer in the seventh as the San Francisco Giants clobbered the Pittsburgh Pirates 14-4 Monday afternoon. “It was fun,” Bailey

Miller experiences an MLB first of a different sort

Mariners rookie yields 11 hits vs. NY, including the first two HRs against him
2:39 AM EDT

SEATTLE -- Bryce Miller, at some point, was bound to come down to Earth from the meteoric start to his Major League career. It was just the abruptness in which it unfolded that stood out most when it finally happened on Monday night. Miller was ambushed for 11 hits and

Erceg hurls 'electric stuff' en route to 1st MLB win

Pitching for childhood team, righty's 3 perfect innings help A's halt 11-game skid
1:44 AM EDT

OAKLAND -- Two weeks ago, Lucas Erceg was toiling through his sixth year in Milwaukee’s farm system unsure if a shot in the Majors would ever come. In a tale of how quickly things can change in baseball, Erceg is now a big leaguer on his childhood team and firing

How Sánchez fits as Padres take flier on veteran catcher

Filling need behind plate, backstop claimed off waivers after being DFA'd by Mets
12 minutes ago

The Padres needed catching help. Gary Sánchez needed a home. This match felt like an obvious one from the moment Sánchez was designated for assignment by the Mets last week, and it came to fruition on Monday. The Padres claimed Sánchez off waivers from New York in an attempt to