Baseball fans will struggle to trust the game after the Astros’ sign-stealing scheme. And worse yet, there’s no easy way to prevent it in the future.
Posted: January 1, 1970, 12:00 am
Theo Epstein provides an update on the Cubs’ trade rumors, plus the MLB pays tribute to former Royals owner David Glass after his passing
Posted: January 18, 2020, 5:13 am
While they’ve made major shake-ups in every other corner of their organization, the Cubs have hardly touched their roster this winter with spring training less than a month away.
Posted: January 18, 2020, 3:33 am
The Boston Red Sox have a list of characteristics they want in their next manager, but they haven’t yet landed on a name. Three days after the Red Sox fired manager Alex Cora for his involvement in a cheating scandal, supporters pleaded for Boston’s front office to hire former catcher and team
Posted: January 18, 2020, 2:49 am
When it comes to Kris Bryant, or any other Chicago Cubs star on the precipice of free agency, president of baseball operations Theo Epstein is hoping for the best. Keeping his cards close to his chest, perhaps more than ever before, Epstein said Friday the team is ”more active on the phone
Posted: January 18, 2020, 2:44 am
Curt Schilling’s hateful rhetoric should eliminate him from baseball Hall of Fame consideration.
Posted: January 18, 2020, 2:18 am
Houston Astros owner Jim Crane expects to hire a new manager by Feb. 3. The Astros need a new manager and general manager after AJ Hinch and Jeff Luhnow were fired Monday, hours after both were suspended by Major League Baseball for a year for the team’s sign-stealing scandal. Crane refused to
Posted: January 18, 2020, 1:25 am
“If I’m outside the Hall of Fame with Luis Tiant, I’m all right.” Curt Schilling isn’t worried about making it into the Baseball Hall of Fame this season.
Posted: January 18, 2020, 1:17 am
MLB and MLBA say no MLB player, including Mike Trout, has been granted a TUE for HGH.
Posted: January 18, 2020, 12:46 am
Drew Smyly can earn up to $6.75 million if he is a regular part of the San Francisco Giants” rotation this year. A left-hander who turns 31 in June, Smyly was 4-7 with a 6.24 ERA in 21 starts and four relief appearances last year for Texas, which released him in June, and Philadelphia, which
Posted: January 17, 2020, 11:30 pm
Reliever Craig Stammen finalized a $9 million, two-year contract Friday to remain with the San Diego Padres, who hold an option for a third season that could make the deal worth $12 million. Stammen led the Padres with 76 appearances last season, going 8-7 with four saves and a 3.29 ERA. To make room
Posted: January 17, 2020, 11:10 pm
DENVER (AP) — Colorado Rockies pitcher Justin Lawrence has been suspended for 80 games under the major league drug program following a positive test for a performance-enhancing substance.
Posted: January 17, 2020, 11:03 pm
Speaking Friday after an event, Martinez detailed his plans for the one void not filled in the offseason.
Posted: January 17, 2020, 10:53 pm
Potential new faces to the Phillies roster had a chance to learn a thing or two from a Philadelphia native this week. By Corey Seidman
Posted: January 17, 2020, 10:43 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have acquired left-hander Matt Hall from Detroit for minor league catcher Jhon Nuñez.
Posted: January 17, 2020, 10:19 pm
When future generations are documenting baseball history, Mike Fiers will surely be remembered as one of the game’s most significant figures. Let’s just hope all his fellow players give him a big tip of the cap when he takes the mound this season. After all, Fiers blew the lid off one of the
Posted: January 17, 2020, 9:17 pm
The Colorado Rockies will retire the jersey number of outfielder Larry Walker in a ceremony during the upcoming season. The Rockies announced Friday they will honor Walker on April 19 when they play another one of Walker’s former teams, the St. Louis Cardinals. Walker’s No. 33 will be displayed
Posted: January 17, 2020, 9:15 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired infielder Clayton Daniel from the Chicago Cubs on Friday in exchange for right-hander Casey Sadler.
Posted: January 17, 2020, 9:08 pm
The Cubs still haven’t made a splashy move this winter, but they added another buy-low pitcher to the bullpen Friday.
Posted: January 17, 2020, 9:07 pm
The Boston Red Sox made their second trade of the week Friday.
Posted: January 17, 2020, 9:03 pm
Giants Insider Alex Pavlovic answers fan questions about the cheating scandal, the offseason, the historic coaching hire, the Opening Day lineup, Hall of Fame chances for current Giants, and more.
Posted: January 17, 2020, 7:25 pm
Among the biggest questions facing the 2020 White Sox: When will Nick Madrigal reach the majors? And how will his skill set translate to the big leagues? A certainty: The White Sox believe in the kid they call “Magic.”
Posted: January 17, 2020, 6:56 pm
“I just was like ‘Yo, I got traded,’ and we just started screaming and yelling.”
Posted: January 17, 2020, 6:21 pm
AJ Hinch, Alex Cora and Carlos Beltran are casualties, a triple play of hubris. At the cutting edge with the Houston Astros, now they have been cut. Video rooms and dugouts are now monitored by Major League Baseball, like proctors pacing an exam room to stifle students’ temptation to cheat.
Posted: January 17, 2020, 5:49 pm
Austin Voth, Joe Ross and Erick Fedde are all expected to have a shot at making the back end of the Nationals’ rotation.
Posted: January 17, 2020, 5:04 pm
The Braves and veteran infielder Adeiny Hechavarría are back together on a one-year, $1 million contract.
Posted: January 17, 2020, 4:57 pm
White Sox fans suddenly have reason to stop focusing on the minor leagues. But even with meaningful baseball coming to the big league level, the organization still boasts some of the top prospects in the game.
Posted: January 17, 2020, 4:20 pm
Will baseball’s sign-stealing scandal have a silver lining for a South Side legend? The game’s got three sudden managerial openings, and Ozzie Guillen is talking up his World Series resume.
Posted: January 17, 2020, 3:16 pm
Baseball’s sign-stealing scandal is anything but over. Some are saying the Astros wore devices inside their uniforms that buzzed to indicate pitch types.
Posted: January 17, 2020, 3:00 pm
Nakken is a former softball standout at first base for Sacramento State who joined the club in 2014 as an intern in baseball operations.
Posted: January 17, 2020, 1:40 pm
The Red Sox are in a difficult spot as they wait for MLB to investigate their alleged 2018 sign-stealing operation.
Posted: January 17, 2020, 12:57 pm
Jeff Nelson, Tim Stebbins, and Tony Andracki fill in for host David Kaplan as they discuss how different this year’s Cubs convention will be compared to previous years and how awkward it will be for Kris Bryant and other players who could be traded before the season. They also get into baseball’
Posted: January 17, 2020, 9:13 am
The Red Sox and Patriots have both now had to manage sign-stealing scandals, but they’ve handled them much differently. John Tomase says the Sox could’ve learned something from One Patriot Place.
Posted: January 17, 2020, 5:21 am
Carlos Beltran and the Mets agree to part ways following the Astros investigation, plus George Springer and the Astros avoid arbitration
Posted: January 17, 2020, 4:20 am
Springer had asked for $22.5 million in salary arbitration last week and the Astros offered $17.5 million, making the settlement $1 million over the midpoint. Springer led Houston to its first World Series title in 2017, hitting five homers in the seven-game win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Posted: January 17, 2020, 4:10 am
Former Diamondbacks outfielder Alex Romero was suspended for 20 games for his role in a wild Venezuelan league brawl.
Posted: January 17, 2020, 1:38 am
Adeiny Hechavarria agreed to a $1 million, one-year contract to remain with the Braves, a move Thursday that boosted Atlanta’s infield depth. The 30-year-old signed with the Braves on Aug. 16, two days after he was released by the New York Mets. Hechavarria, known for defense, hit .328 with four
Posted: January 17, 2020, 1:10 am
Alyssa Nakken became the first female coach on a major league staff in baseball history Thursday when she was named an assistant under new Giants manager Gabe Kapler. Major League Baseball confirmed Nakken is the first woman coach in the majors. Nakken is a former softball standout at first base for
Posted: January 17, 2020, 12:49 am
NBC Sports Boston’s own Gary Tanguay reports that Boston Red Sox ownership “had every intention” to keep Alex Cora, but opted to part ways with their manager when this nightmare scenario became a possibility.
Posted: January 17, 2020, 12:32 am
The Venezuelan Professional Baseball League suspended outfielder Alex Romero for 20 games Wednesday for swinging his bat at an opposing catcher during a brawl last week. Right-hander Ángel Nesbitt was also banned for the rest of the Venezuelan postseason after starting the fracas Jan. 8 by throwing
Posted: January 17, 2020, 12:19 am
In the wake of their infamous sign-stealing scandal, the Astros could look to the North Side to fill their suddenly vacant managerial seat.
Posted: January 17, 2020, 12:09 am
ESPN analyst Jessica Mendoza says pitcher Mike Fiers should have gone to Major League Baseball before he told a journalist about his allegation the Houston Astros had been using a camera to steal signs. Mendoza, a New York Mets adviser in addition to her media job, said Thursday on ESPN’s ‘&
Posted: January 17, 2020, 12:07 am
Gabe Kapler and the San Francisco Giants made history with hiring Alyssa Nakken, the first woman in a major-league coaching staff. By Brooke Destra
Posted: January 17, 2020, 12:02 am
To Hall of Fame catcher Mike Piazza, the sign-stealing scandal that’s enveloped Major League Baseball signals where the sport is these days. “Unfortunately, it’s an unintended consequence of the digital age and all this information,” Piazza said. Piazza was at the New York Mets’
Posted: January 16, 2020, 11:33 pm
Get all the latest rumors, signings and trades in Yahoo Sports’ Hot Stove Tracker.
Posted: January 16, 2020, 11:33 pm