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Khris Davis, A's agree to 2-year extension

@MartinJGallegos
4:12 PM EDT

OAKLAND -- Khris Davis fell in love with Oakland the minute he arrived in a trade from Milwaukee in 2016. The slugger made it clear he wanted to remain a member of the A's beyond 2019, and now, it looks like he'll be sticking around a little longer. The A’s

Is Kimbrel now open to 3-year deal?

2:13 PM EDT

Closer Craig Kimbrel has compiled an impressive resume during his nine seasons in the big leagues, recording a microscopic 1.91 ERA with a 0.92 WHIP, 333 saves and a 14.7 K/9 rate. Below you will find a list of the latest news and rumors surrounding the right-hander, who remains unsigned.

Dominant Corbin picks up 1st win as a Nat

@JamalCollier
4:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON -- Normally when a team inks a player to a contract as lucrative as the six-year, $140 million deal the Nationals awarded to left-hander Patrick Corbin this winter, that player enters the season as the center of attention. Yet, somehow Corbin has managed to fly under the radar at

They don’t make hitters like Jeff McNeil anymore

@MikeLupica
3:53 PM EDT

Jeff McNeil came up to the Mets last July 24 and immediately began doing what he has done since he started in Rookie level in 2013. McNeil hit. In this home run time in baseball, he sprayed line drives all over the field and by the end of the season

The best bullpen trios in baseball

@mike_petriello
10:00 AM EDT

On Tuesday night, ESPN's David Schoenfield posited an interesting question on Twitter: Is the Tampa Bay relief combo of Jose Alvarado and Diego Castillo the best in baseball? There's certainly a strong argument for it, to be sure. The pair have yet to allow a run in 18 1/3 combined

Top 10 shortstops of the decade (so far)

@williamfleitch
12:25 PM EDT

Will Leitch’s series on the Data Decade, closing out this remarkable decade in the year of baseball, runs every other week. Today we look at the 10 best shortstops of the decade. You can, in many ways, track the history of baseball over the last 40 years by its shortstops.

Each NL West team's secret weapon is ...

@matthewhleach
11:47 AM EDT

Sure, you know the obvious. You know Cody Bellinger is raking and you know Madison Bumgarner is dealing. But some assets are a little less obvious. MLB.com is taking a look at some of the “secret weapons” in each division. In some cases, it’s an unheralded player. In some cases,

Could Keuchel boost this contender's chances?

9:34 AM EDT

After a seven-season tenure with the Astros that included a trio of 200-inning seasons, an American League Cy Young Award in 2015 and an overall 3.66 ERA, Dallas Keuchel is now a free agent. Below, you will find a list of the latest news and rumors surrounding the left-hander. Burnes

Yes, the Rays are now projected to win AL East

12:55 PM EDT

After finishing a distant third in the American League East last season behind the Red Sox and Yankees despite going 90-72, the Rays were generally picked to do so again this year. It’s taken Tampa Bay less than a month to flip the script. As of Thursday, FiveThirtyEight.com projects the

Dahl, McMahon activated; Rockies option pair

@harding_at_mlb
37 minutes ago

DENVER -- The Rockies reinstated outfielder David Dahl and infielder Ryan McMahon, both of whom entered the season as regulars, from the 10-day injured list on Thursday. They optioned outfielder Yonathan Daza and infielder Josh Fuentes to Triple-A Albuquerque to clear roster space. Dahl, who entered Thursday night’s game against

NL outscoring AL? You read that right

Even without DH, Senior Circuit clubs own the edge
@mattkellyMLB
10:04 AM EDT

The designated-hitter rule has sparked debate ever since it was introduced 46 years ago, and those on both sides of the debate may be as entrenched as ever. But for those who favor pitchers getting the chance to hit in the National League, the early returns from 2019 suggest that

Phils place Odubel on injured list, activate Quinn

4:04 PM EDT

The Phillies placed outfielder Odubel Herrera on the 10-day injured list with a right hamstring strain and activated outfielder Roman Quinn from the injured list before Thursday's against the Rockies. Herrera pulled up after catching a fly ball in the top of the fifth inning against the Mets on Wednesday.

To flip or not to flip? Players weigh in

Anderson, Grichuk, Garrett comment after benches clear in Chicago
@MannyOnMLB
4:20 PM EDT

White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson, who was at the center of a benches-clearing incident Wednesday when he was drilled by a pitch two innings after flipping his bat on a home run, was not backing down from his pro-bat-flip stance Thursday. "I never looked at one of their players when

Bochy, Belt tossed as Corbin frustrates SF

4:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON -- Bruce Bochy made an early exit in his final game in Washington as a big league manager. With Patrick Corbin on the mound, maybe he knew how this one would end. Bochy was tossed during the top of the fifth inning for arguing with plate umpire Ryan Additon

What do these prospects' hot starts mean?

@JonathanMayo
2:16 PM EDT

We’re at that beginning stage of the season. Big league teams have played 15-20 games, while Minor League clubs have played a bit more than a dozen. That, of course, leads to fans wanting to jump to conclusions about one prospect jumping over another in our rankings, or one prospect

Tigers' bats get wake-up call for day game

@beckjason
4:31 PM EDT

DETROIT -- Ron Gardenhire joked Thursday morning about trying to loosen up the mood among his struggling Tigers by walking in on their start-of-series hitters meeting. “Maybe I’ll show them my batting stance,” the Detroit manager said, “which will let them know they’re really good.” Whether it was the sight

Stewart tests quad, then goes on injured list

Jimenez works through rough patch; McCann greeted by Tigers legend
@beckjason
1:12 PM EDT

DETROIT -- The tarp was on the field at Comerica Park on Thursday morning to keep the infield playable for the Tigers’ series opener against the White Sox. Christin Stewart was in the outfield, testing out his right quad to get an idea of when he might be ready to

Toronto's bats on fire in first series victory

@gregorMLB
4:16 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS -- It took until the third week of the season, but the Blue Jays finally have their first series victory of the year. Randal Grichuk, Justin Smoak and Teoscar Hernandez all homered, while Eric Sogard chipped in with three RBIs in Toronto’s 7-4 victory over the Twins on Thursday

Clean sweep: Weaver shuts down Braves 

4:03 PM EDT

ATLANTA -- Usually, getting to face the Arizona Diamondbacks while avoiding Zack Greinke is a reason to be thankful. The Braves, who’d been feasting on opposing pitchers, were probably licking their chops at the thought of taking swings against Zack Godley, he of a 7.41 ERA, and Luke Weaver, who

Chapman's bat has caught up to his glove

A's star has been top-10 MLB slugger since 2018 ASG
@mattkellyMLB
9:32 AM EDT

If you’re at all familiar with A’s third baseman Matt Chapman, you know about his Gold Glove defense. Platinum Glove-worthy, in fact, for incredible plays, like Chapman’s latest gem below, that he seemingly makes at least once a week.

Beat the Streak and win $5.6 million in 2019

MLB.com's flagship fantasy game is back for its 19th season
March 27, 2019

Beat the Streak presented by MGM is back for its 19th season, and you can take home $5.6 million and achieve legendary status by topping Joe DiMaggio’s hallowed 56-game hitting streak from 1941. Passing DiMaggio has been a tall task for MLB players and Beat the Streak participants alike. Over

Yanks throw a dance party in clubhouse after win

@BryanHoch
12:53 AM EDT

NEW YORK -- Brett Gardner's go-ahead grand slam shook the rafters of Yankee Stadium, prompting what Aaron Judge described as "chaos" in the home dugout. For a Yankees club that has been waiting for something significant to celebrate, their party was only beginning. Moments after the final out of the

Each NL Central team's secret weapon is ... 

@m_sheldon
9:51 AM EDT

Everyone knows the big players who must be reckoned with on the five teams in the National League Central. It’s common knowledge, for example, that Josh Hader throws gas and Christian Yelich can rake for the Brewers; that Joey Votto is prolific at reaching base and Luis Castillo has a

Sharon Robinson, essay winners share stories

@_dadler
2:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK -- On Thursday, three days after Jackie Robinson Day was celebrated across Major League Baseball, Robinson's daughter Sharon visited two young students who embody what Jackie stood for at their elementary school in Valley Steam, N.Y. Fifth grader Asma Kaukab of Shaw Avenue Elementary was this year's grand

Giolito goes on injured list with strained hammy

Fulmer, Cordell recalled from Triple-A; Moncada says he's OK
@scottmerkin
2:04 PM EDT

DETROIT -- Lucas Giolito was placed on the 10-day injured list with a strained left hamstring prior to Thursday’s series opener with the Tigers, which the White Sox lost 9-7. Right-hander Carson Fulmer was recalled from Triple-A Charlotte. Giolito was cruising against the Royals on Wednesday when he felt a