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Which star is No. 1 for '24? Let the debate begin!

Top 100 Players Right Now series concludes Wednesday night
February 20, 2024

Before every season, MLB Network sets out to name the Top 100 Players Right Now. It’s a difficult task, one that is well underway for 2024. The final episode of the countdown will air on MLB Network on Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET, revealing the top 10 players on the

Top 100 Players Right Now: Nos. 20-11 unveiled; final 10 tonight

@MannyOnMLB
February 20, 2024

Spring Training has arrived, and before you know it, Opening Day will be upon us. There will be superstar performances, awe-inspiring home runs, jaw-dropping defensive gems and much more in 2024. But before we get to all that, we ask the question: Who are the 100 best players in MLB

Greene faces Elly and all he gets is a shattered car window

February 20, 2024

In his rookie season, Elly De La Cruz shattered quite a few Statcast records, and his teammates were all for it. But shatter a teammate's car window? Now that's a different story. De La Cruz was facing off against Reds flamethrower Hunter Greene in a live batting practice session on

Judge excited to see what Yanks' new lineup can do

@BryanHoch
February 20, 2024

TAMPA, Fla. -- Aaron Judge was all smiles near home plate at George M. Steinbrenner Field on Tuesday, enjoying the company of a star-studded hitting group that included Juan Soto, Giancarlo Stanton and Alex Verdugo. There were plenty of laughs and line drives, a tantalizing preview of the season ahead.

5 favorites and 5 dark horses to lead the way in K's

February 20, 2024

A Cy Young Award winner might be the best pitcher in baseball, but the one who takes home the MLB strikeout crown is probably the nastiest. These are the pitchers who could do it in 2024. Here are five of the top candidates to lead the Major Leagues in strikeouts

Can Immaculate Grid legend Jesse Chavez name all his teams in order?

February 20, 2024

You might know Jesse Chavez as a journeyman reliever who has seen a lot of things and been a lot of places over his 16-year big league career. You might also know of him as a very useful Immaculate Grid answer, considering in those 16 years he has played for

Changes to MLB uniforms came after years of work, input from players

@feinsand
February 20, 2024

Major League Baseball’s new uniforms have been a hot topic during the early days of Spring Training ahead of the new Nike Vapor jerseys' debut on a full-time basis in 2024. But the changes have been a long time in the making. It’s been six years since the league began

PCA using tough debut as motivation for 2024

@MLBastian
February 20, 2024

MESA, Ariz. -- Pete Crow-Armstrong admits that it took him some time to shake off the zero that will forever be on the back of his baseball card. The highly touted prospect got his first taste of the big leagues in a playoff chase with the Cubs last September but

How 10 teams can defy their playoff odds in '24

@HarriganMLB
February 19, 2024

Last year's World Series matchup between the Rangers and D-backs is a reminder that anything can happen once the players actually take the field. The preseason projections didn't give either team a particularly good chance of reaching the postseason in 2023, much less going all the way to the Fall

Semien targets another 162: 'He loves to play'

@kennlandry
February 20, 2024

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The week after the Rangers’ World Series parade, Marcus Semien did two things. The first was to coach his son Isaiah’s 7-under baseball team. The second was to get right back to work.

Ryu headed back to KBO (report)

LATEST FREE AGENT & TRADE RUMORS
February 20, 2024

We're keeping track of all the latest free agent and trade rumors.

Back to square '21: Vlad Jr.'s sights set on superstar form

@KeeganMatheson
February 20, 2024

DUNEDIN, Fla. -- Don’t call it a comeback, he’s been here for years. It’s not Spring Training until Vladimir Guerrero Jr. takes center stage and the opening bell officially sounds when he sets expectations high for the year ahead. The names and numbers change, but outside of his mammoth 2021

J-Rod ready to move past 'sophomore slump'

Despite 4th place in AL MVP vote, Mariners star frustrated with inconsistencies in '23
@DKramer_
February 20, 2024

PEORIA, Ariz. -- He flashed that megawatt smile when talking about the eager energy in Mariners camp among his many early-arriving peers, but that grin rapidly abated when Julio Rodríguez began a blunt self assessment to his individual performance in 2023. “You heard about it -- I wasn't happy with

Devers calls for additions to put Sox in 'better position to win'

@IanMBrowne
February 20, 2024

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- For his entire career, Rafael Devers has inhabited a clubhouse loaded with veterans. But this year, things have changed. Not only is Devers the face of the franchise -- a title, by the way, that makes him cringe -- but he has emerged into one of

Checkmate: Kwan outsmarts chess opponents in charity tournament 

@MandyBell02
February 20, 2024

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- You could hear the screams down the hallway at the Guardians’ Spring Training complex. If you didn’t know any better, you would’ve thought someone just found out they won the lottery. Instead, it was the most rambunctious chess tournament of all time. The Guardians partnered with Chess.com

Rays add INF Amed Rosario on 1-year deal

@adamdberry
February 20, 2024

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- The Rays kept adding infield options on Tuesday, signing Amed Rosario to a one-year Major League contract and bringing back Yu Chang on a Minor League deal with an invitation to Spring Training. Rosario’s agreement is for $1.5 million, according to a source, with another $500,000

New Era, MLB clubs collab on new BP hats for 2024

@Theo_DeRosa
February 20, 2024

MLB players will be taking pregame swings in style this season. On Tuesday, New Era Cap LLC announced its 2024 MLB Batting Practice Collection, featuring new batting practice caps for all 30 clubs. The Batting Practice collection, along with the stories behind each individual cap, are available now at MLBShop.com

Domínguez reaches throwing stage of TJ rehab

Plus: Stroman makes fashion statement, and Gleyber makes one of his own
@BryanHoch
February 20, 2024

TAMPA, Fla. -- The schedule looks different for Jasson Domínguez this spring, as the switch-hitting No. 2 prospect works his way back from Tommy John surgery performed in September. Instead of digging into the batter’s box for live at-bats, as fellow outfielders Aaron Judge, Juan Soto and Alex Verdugo were

MLB helps foster kids celebrate with Birthday in a Box program

@_dadler
February 20, 2024

Major League Baseball is teaming up with Foster Love to help kids in the foster care system have the birthdays they deserve. On Tuesday, MLB employees across the country in New York, Boulder, Col., and San Francisco joined together to package over 100 birthday boxes for foster children in their

Dodgers empowering Ohtani, Yamamoto to drive their own schedules

@juanctoribio
February 20, 2024

This story was excerpted from Juan Toribio's Dodgers Beat newsletter. To read the full newsletter, click here. And subscribe to get it regularly in your inbox. GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Over the years, the Dodgers have allowed their players -- particularly their stars -- to drive their own schedules. Through every

Nats' future OF depth on display in first full-squad workout

@jessicacamerato
February 20, 2024

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- The contact of the bat, the enthusiastic yells on defense, the clicking of cleats on the pavement as they moved from field to field and -- a few times -- the smack of a home run ball landing on the opposite side of the outfield

Snell has an offer on the table from Yankees (source)

February 19, 2024

Blake Snell is now a free agent. MLB.com is keeping track of the latest news and rumors surrounding the left-handed starting pitcher.

Mookie Wilson bringing BBQ to Hall of Fame's East-West Classic

@NJ_baseball
February 20, 2024

On the baseball field, Mookie Wilson was known for his speed. The former Mets center fielder best remembered for hitting the little roller up along first that got through Bill Buckner has said that he could’ve beaten Boston’s first baseman to the bag had he fielded the ball cleanly. And

Catching up with the Captain: Wright talks '24 Mets, HOF ballot

@ladsonbill24
February 20, 2024

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- After he was named the Mets’ president of baseball operations last October, David Stearns placed a call to former Major Leaguer David Wright, the team’s living legend from 2004-18, to get a feel on his availability to work in the front office. Wright indicated he

For Padres, it's hurry up and ... what?

Roster adjustments seem likely, but there's an accelerated timetable this spring
@AJCassavell
February 20, 2024

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Padres are not done adding to their offense. A cursory glance at their roster makes that clear enough, and team sources have indicated that general manager A.J. Preller remains active. But speaking Tuesday from Cactus League Media Day in Glendale, Ariz., Preller sought to make this