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Slimmer Vlad a sight to see: 'I feel quicker'

@KeeganMatheson
4:03 PM EST

Last July, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. arrived for Summer Camp in Toronto out of shape. He knew it, and his teammates knew it. Not far removed from being baseball's brightest prospect with generational potential, this was an early threat to the 21-year-old's long-term success. Guerrero knew something had to change, so

Is encore in store for Randy? 'Sky's the limit'

@adamdberry
4:22 PM EST

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- When we last saw Randy Arozarena, he was -- as Kevin Kiermaier and others often put it -- “the best player on the planet.” During his historic tear through the month of October, Arozarena set Major League records for the most hits, home runs and total

Rumors: Phillies, Angels in mix for Odorizzi

10:20 AM EST

MLB.com is keeping track of all the latest free agent and trade rumors right here.

Cutch trades hot tub for gym, field time in '21

@ToddZolecki
5:49 PM EST

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Less time in the hot tub, more time on the field, this is the way Andrew McCutchen likes his springs. “I mean, I feel like I’ve got a left and right leg this year,” he said Wednesday at Spectrum Field. “Not two right legs.” McCutchen said he

Injury updates: Bregman, Alvarez, Scherzer 

5:28 PM EST

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

Bellinger on track; 'I will be a handshake guy'

Dodgers' center fielder arrives confident after offseason shoulder surgery
@juanctoribio
an hour ago

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- After dislocating his right shoulder in Game 7 of the National League Championship Series against the Braves while celebrating a home run with former teammate Enrique Hernández, Cody Bellinger jokingly vowed to retire from forearm-bashing with teammates. “Never again,” Bellinger said, with a smile. “I will be

'Six-tool player' Robert set to build on 2020

@scottmerkin
6:29 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Luis Robert's five-tool ability doesn’t require much of a hype man. His center-field defense basically covering from line to line for the White Sox or his 487-foot home runs pretty much speak for themselves. But on Wednesday, following the White Sox workout at Camelback Ranch, manager Tony

Ohtani clocks 97 mph in live BP session

@RhettBollinger
6:58 PM EST

Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani eased any concerns about his velocity on Wednesday, as the right-hander said he reached as high as 97 mph on the radar gun when throwing a live batting practice session to infielders Luis Rengifo and Jared Walsh. It was a step up for Ohtani, who

Red Sox sign Marwin Gonzalez to 1-year deal

@IanMBrowne
an hour ago

Red Sox manager Alex Cora has been talking a lot about his team’s versatility early in Spring Training, and a big reason why is the signing of super-utility player Marwin Gonzalez, which was officially announced on Wednesday. The Red Sox and the veteran Gonzalez agreed to terms on a one-year,

Suárez on 2021: 'I'm going for 50 homers'

Re-energized and leaner, Reds third baseman says 'this is going to be my year'
@m_sheldon
6:50 PM EST

So much about the 2020 season was different with no fans in the ballparks and, for some, no family in town. Few on the Reds felt this was missing more than third baseman Eugenio Suárez, who endured a down year of offensive production. “For me, it was harder because my

Predicting all 30 teams' Opening Day rosters

February 23, 2021

Every team has checked off just about every box on its offseason shopping list, and now the real fun begins. As full squads report to Spring Training this week, camps chock-full of veterans, rookies, non-roster invites and everyone in between will try to earn a coveted roster spot for Opening

Tell us about your favorite baseball card

February 22, 2021

This year, to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Topps’ first set of baseball cards, MLB.com will revisit the most memorable cards to ever hit shelves. To identify the creme de la creme of cards, MLB is asking you -- the card holders -- to share your favorites. Fans can share

Fantasy 2021: The Top 800 players this year

@HarriganMLB
February 23, 2021

We may never see another season quite like 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Opening Day was pushed back and teams played an abbreviated schedule of just 60 games in the regular season. With such a small sample size, fantasy managers need to figure out how much stock to put

Could Pache win job in center? He thinks so

@mlbbowman
6:20 PM EST

Though it might not have been comfortable to throw Cristian Pache into the fire during the second inning of Game 1 of last year’s National League Championship Series, the experience gave the Braves reason to believe their top prospect might indeed be ready to be their everyday center fielder. “Even

'In better shape,' Devers focused on defense

Red Sox third baseman looking to be a strong fielder in 2021 season
@IanMBrowne
7:21 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Already one of the most gifted young hitters in the game, what separates Rafael Devers from greatness is consistency. This is particularly true on defense, where the third baseman led the Major Leagues with 14 errors in only 128 total chances last season for a fielding

One projection has Padres as West champs

@MannyOnMLB
5:20 PM EST

The Padres, 2021 National League West champs? According to one of the most prominent sabermetricians out there, the answer is yes. Clay Davenport, who co-founded Baseball Prospectus in 1996 and currently publishes projections and other advanced baseball statistics at ClayDavenport.com, has run the numbers for the upcoming season, and according

Twins' No. 1 prospect Lewis has ACL tear

@dohyoungpark
3:11 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Shortstop Royce Lewis, the top prospect in the Twins' organization, will miss the entire 2021 season due to a full tear of his right ACL, president of baseball operations Derek Falvey announced Wednesday. Lewis will fly to the Twin Cities and will undergo reconstruction surgery on

Cubs underdogs? That's just fine with J-Hey

Outfielder discusses expectations, newcomers, championship core and more
@MLBastian
6:22 PM EST

MESA, Ariz. -- Tell Jason Heyward that the Cubs are not going to win the division this year. That is fine by him. Inside Chicago's clubhouse, Heyward and his teammates are setting their own expectations and trying to block out the outside noise. "I love that -- not being picked

Stanton cuts back on gym in favor of conditioning

@BryanHoch
6:52 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. -- Any questions about Giancarlo Stanton’s ability to shine in the playoffs were answered last October, when the slugger belted six homers with 13 RBIs through the Yankees’ seven postseason games. Having strapped the Yankees across his broad shoulders for those crucial series against the Indians and Rays,

Frazier: 'I never thought I'd be the oldest guy'

@JakeCrouseMLB
7:06 PM EST

When Todd Frazier arrived at Spring Training with the Reds in 2011, he was in the same situation as many of the guys at Pirates camp this year. There was competition, but the position he primarily played -- third base -- was occupied by a player now earning Hall of

When peak Aaron faced the ageless Paige

The matchup of a lifetime
@MattMonagan
February 23, 2021

The two old friends looked at each other, probably trying not to crack a smile. Hank Aaron, 34 years old and fresh off a year where he led the National League with 39 homers, stepped into the box. Confident, but also a bit reticent knowing the reputation and confounding what-will-he-do-next

'Take it in': Cubs prospect Davis joins camp

Outfielder afforded valuable MLB experience; trio competing for second base
@MLBastian
4:02 PM EST

MESA, Ariz. -- The Cubs are currently balancing the best path forward with their current core group, while beginning to build the next cast of impact players. One of the potential pieces to that future core has arrived at camp in Arizona. On Wednesday, the Cubs announced that highly touted

Domingo Germán issues public apology

@BryanHoch
5:03 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. -- Yankees right-hander Domingo Germán issued a public apology on Wednesday for his actions on the evening of Sept. 16, 2019, which precipitated an 81-game suspension for violation of Major League Baseball’s policy against domestic violence. Germán said that he is thankful for an opportunity to resume his

'Player with presence': Cain renewed by faith

After electing not to play in 2020, Brewers OF embraces importance of this year's camp
@AdamMcCalvy
4:59 PM EST

PHOENIX -- Lorenzo Cain never felt better going into a season than he did in 2020. He cut sweets from his diet. He started distance running. He took swings at the University of Oklahoma, where years earlier he’d met a college gymnast named Jenny, fallen in love and started a

Mountcastle is more than dingers. Just wait

@JoeTrezz
6:08 PM EST

According to Ryan Mountcastle, “everybody loves hitting home runs.” Understandable enough. Home runs are fun, and Mountcastle is good at hitting them. The Orioles envision many more to come off his bat in the years ahead. But the glimpse Mountcastle provided during his excellent 35-game 2020 debut was of a