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This was the wildest game in MLB history

7 lead changes, 38 hits and 10 homers? That wasn't all
February 5, 2023

The wildest game in recorded Major League history was a mere one-run victory. It was also an absolute mess. The game featured 11 pitchers, and all 11 of them allowed at least one run -- no one made it through unscathed. Five of them suffered a blown save, to this

Major turnarounds are (probably) coming for these 5 clubs

February 5, 2023

There were plenty of teams other than the Astros -- who won the World Series, after all -- that were happy with how their 2022 season went. The National League champion Phillies, surely; the Mets and Braves each won 101 games; and the Cardinals had a nostalgia party essentially every

Cubs invite top prospect Crow-Armstrong to spring camp

12:50 PM EST

CHICAGO -- Pete Crow-Armstrong has been lauded for his work as a center fielder in the Cubs' farm system. The fleet-footed prospect picked up a Minor League Gold Glove Award for his work last year, when he dropped jaws with his incredible range and instincts. Crow-Armstrong should have a home

All of your questions about the new rules, answered

2:38 PM EST

The 2023 Major League Baseball season brings a wave of rules changes collectively aimed at improving the game’s pace of play and increasing action on the field. The arrival of the pitch timer, restrictions on defensive shifts and bigger bases makes for one of the more ambitious adaptations to the

Kinsler returns to Rangers as special assistant to GM

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Ian Kinsler is coming back to where it all started. The Rangers announced Monday morning that Kinsler has rejoined the organization as a special assistant to the general manager. Kinsler will assist Rangers GM Chris Young in many facets of baseball operations. Kinsler will first serve out his duties as

Realmuto has big fan in Hall of Fame catcher

February 5, 2023

This story was excerpted from Todd Zolecki’s Phillies Beat newsletter. To read the full newsletter, click here. And subscribe to get it regularly in your inbox.

Every team's projected 2023 HR leader

February 3, 2023

It's about that time again. With baseball's return just around the corner, we can't help but throw around predictions for the 2023 season. This year, more projections than usual are likely to center around home run totals -- after all, this time last year, did anyone have Aaron Judge hitting

Negro Leagues legends to be featured in MLB The Show 23

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Negro League legends are coming to MLB The Show. MLB The Show 23 will feature eight of the greatest Negro League players -- Satchel Paige, Jackie Robinson, Buck O'Neil, Rube Foster, Hilton Smith, Hank Thompson, John Donaldson and Martín Dihigo -- in a new game mode called "Storylines." Sony, which

Day 4 of Caribbean Series full of nail-biters

12:49 AM EST

One-run games were the order of the day during Caribbean Series action Sunday in Caracas, Venezuela. With two extra-inning thrillers and a pair of one-run decisions in nine innings, Day 4 of the tournament was truly one to remember. Here’s a recap of Sunday’s games: Colombia 6, Curaçao 5 (13)

'You can't teach it': 5 masters explain how they rob HRs

February 4, 2023

Home runs have captivated baseball fans ever since Babe Ruth emerged just over a century ago, changing the game forever with his towering drives that traveled farther than anyone had seen before. Watching a ball land over the fence can be exhilarating, especially in a big moment. But there’s something

Beltrán to join Mets as special assistant to GM (source)

February 5, 2023

NEW YORK -- Carlos Beltrán, one of the most decorated position players in Mets franchise history, who briefly served as manager of the team but never spent a game in the dugout in that capacity, is returning to the organization. The team has hired Beltrán as a special assistant to

Rojas, Dodgers reach contract extension

February 4, 2023

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers and infielder Miguel Rojas have agreed to a contract extension that will keep the 33-year-old in Los Angeles through at least the 2024 season, the club announced on Saturday. The deal includes a $5 million salary for 2024 and a $5 million club option for

Angels' GM on Ohtani: 'The relationship is outstanding'

GM spoke to media about team's ownership, offseason moves and more
February 4, 2023

ANAHEIM -- Angels general manager Perry Minasian said on Saturday he’s excited that owner Arte Moreno isn’t selling the club and that he’s still exploring improving the club, with the start of Spring Training just a little more than a week away. The Halos have had a busy offseason, improving

Juan Soto reveals yet another tool ... singing

February 4, 2023

Superstar slugger Juan Soto decided to go "Juan Solo" on Saturday during Padres FanFest at Petco Park. As if he wasn't already talented enough when it comes to the baseball diamond, widely considered the best pure hitter in the Majors, now it seems Soto might even be able to do

Correa opts out of World Baseball Classic due to birth of child

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MINNEAPOLIS -- The Twins announced on Monday that superstar shortstop Carlos Correa will not be on the roster of Team Puerto Rico for the upcoming World Baseball Classic in March due to the expected due date of his second child. According to the club, the choice is entirely a family-oriented

Why everyone is talking about Royals pitchers

12:13 PM EST

This story was excerpted from Anne Rogers' Royals Beat newsletter. To read the full newsletter, click here. And subscribe to get it regularly in your inbox.

Braves win arbitration case against Fried (source)

February 4, 2023

ATLANTA -- Starting pitcher Max Fried still could receive the contract extension many Braves fans have clamored for. But the left-hander is slated to make less money than he had hoped this year. Fried lost a salary arbitration hearing held Friday to determine whether his 2023 salary would be the

10 amazing stats from The Bambino's career

February 5, 2023

It was 128 years ago Monday that Hall of Famer Babe Ruth was born in Baltimore, in 1895. Coincidentally, the Babe's Feb. 6 birthday falls just one day after that of Hank Aaron, the man who would eventually pass him on the all-time home run list. From his jaw-dropping numbers

How Rutschman plans to lead O's to more success in '23

February 4, 2023

BALTIMORE -- The expectations for Adley Rutschman's rookie season couldn't have been much higher. As the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 MLB Draft -- the first in Mike Elias' tenure as Baltimore's general manager -- the former Oregon State catcher became the face of the Orioles' rebuild. When

3 top storylines entering Marlins camp

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This story was excerpted from Christina De Nicola’s Marlins Beat newsletter. To read the full newsletter, click here. And subscribe to get it regularly in your inbox.

Top player at each position entering the '23 season

February 3, 2023

It’s a topic of constant conversation, but especially at this time of year: Who is the best player at each position right now? MLB Network’s annual “Top 10 Players Right Now” series concluded this week, with The Shredder ranking the top 10 players at each position on the diamond. You

Machado, Soto's future in SD a big FanFest topic

February 4, 2023

SAN DIEGO -- Padres manager Bob Melvin likened it to a playoff crowd when he pulled up to Petco Park on Saturday and noticed throngs of fans wrapped around the block. Trent Grisham needed to pull down the bill of his cap to make it through those crowds to the

Dodgers to retire Valenzuela's No. 34

February 4, 2023

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers announced on Saturday that the organization will retire Fernando Valenzuela’s No. 34 jersey this summer during a three-day “Fernandomania” celebration. The weekend will start on Friday, Aug. 11, which is when Valenzuela’s No. 34 will be unveiled at Dodger Stadium. There will be a collector’s