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Astros star Jose Altuve has surgery on broken thumb, a WBC injury
Houston Astros star Jose Altuve had surgery Wednesday on his broken right thumb, an injury that occurred in the World Baseball Classic and will significantly delay the second baseman's 2023 debut.
Evaluating Mets' 2023 win total: Back the Over?
D.J. Short, Scott Pianowski and Vaughn Dalzell break down the New York Mets ahead of the 2023 season, evaluating their win total Over/Under, their biggest concerns for the team this season and more.
After player input, MLB allows some pitch clock delays
Major League Baseball has clarified its new rules to allow some pitch clock delays.
Analyzing Japan's World Baseball Classic victory
Dan Patrick recaps Japan winning the World Baseball Classic and discusses the impact that the tournament has had on baseball moving forward.
All-Stars of Team USA outmatched, outpitched in WBC final
As Trea Turner rounded the bases Tuesday night after hitting his fifth home run of the World Baseball Classic, the “M-V-P!” chants roared throughout loanDepot park.
Phillies won’t put Harper on 60-day IL; Diamondbacks lose catcher
The Phillies are leaving open the possibility for Bryce Harper to return to their lineup much sooner than the All-Star break.
Urías lined up to start Dodgers’ opener; Kershaw `excited’
Julio Urías is lined up to pitch for the Los Angeles Dodgers on Opening Day - and that's just fine with teammate Clayton Kershaw.
MLB plans to announce rules tweaks, week before Opening Day
MLB's new pitch clock is going to undergo some timing adjustments before it is turned on for games that count.
WBC returns in March 2026, retaining spring training slot
The World Baseball Classic will return for its sixth edition in March 2026, with organizers concluding spring training remains a better time than after the World Series or in the middle of the major league...
Ohtani fans Trout, Japan tops U.S., 3-2, for WBC championship
Shohei Ohtani fanned Angels teammate Mike Trout for the final out to lead Japan over the defending champion U.S. 3-2 for its first World Baseball Classic title since 2009.
Can Team USA top Ohtani, Japan to win WBC title?
MLB on FOX analyst John Smoltz joins the show to talk playing golf with Michael Jordan and what to expect when Team USA meets Shohei Ohtani and Japan in the World Baseball Classic final.
Orioles option LHP Bruce Zimmermann to minors
The Baltimore Orioles have optioned left-handers Bruce Zimmermann and Nick Vespi and reassigned infielder Lewin Díaz, left-hander Darwinzon Hernandez and catcher Mark Kolozsvary to minor league camp.
Braves make apparent SS decision; Díaz focusing on Reds role
The Atlanta Braves have apparently decided who will replace the departed Dansby Swanson as their starting shortstop. It's not who most people expected it to be.
Betts, Semien, Chisolm atop updated 2B rankings
Scott Pianowski reveals his fresh second basemen rankings according to Yahoo eligibility following Jose Altuve's injury and expected absence, including Andres Gimenez, Tommy Edman, Ozzie Albies and more.
U.S. routs Cuba 14-2 to reach World Baseball Classic final
The U.S. won in a 14-2 rout to advance to the World Baseball Classic final.
Report: Rockies sign Profar to shore up outfield
The Colorado Rockies have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with free-agent outfielder Jurickson Profar, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press on Sunday.
Arenado hit by pitch one night after Altuve breaks thumb
Nolan Arenado left Team USA's 14-2 win over Cuba in the World Baseball Classic semifinals Sunday in the fifth inning after he was hit on the hand by a pitch.
Romo, three-time World Series winner, to retire with Giants
Sergio Romo will retire as a member of the San Francisco Giants after helping the franchise win three World Series titles.
Nick Martinez leaves Team USA at WBC, returns to Padres camp
San Diego Padres pitcher Nick Martinez left the World Baseball Classic on Saturday after he wasn't guaranteed to start for Team USA for the rest of the event.
Astros’ Jose Altuve has broken right thumb, needs surgery
Houston Astros star Jose Altuve has a broken right thumb and needs surgery after getting hurt in Venezuela’s 9-7 quarterfinal loss to the United States at the World Baseball Classic.
Turner’s grand slam lifts U.S. over Venezuela, into WBC semis
Trea Turner hit a go-ahead grand slam in the eighth inning that lifted the United States over Venezuela 9-7 Saturday night and into the World Baseball Classic semifinals.
Urías leads Mexico 5-4 over Puerto Rico, into WBC semis
Luis Urías hit the go-ahead single in a three-run seventh inning that fueled Mexico’s 5-4 comeback victory over Puerto Rico to advance to its first-ever World Baseball Classic semifinals.
Spring training’s loss is WBC’s gain as viewership jumps
Many of Major League Baseball's biggest stars, like Mike Trout, Mookie Betts and Shohei Ohtani, aren't playing in spring training. They're in the World Baseball Classic.
Jake Brentz gets $1.9M deal with Royals, recovering from surgery
Left-hander Jake Brentz and the Royals agreed to a two-year, $1.9 million contract that keeps him with the team as he recovers from Tommy John surgery.
MLB umpires will have a new view this season — on Zoom
Umpires will be able to watch the replay operations center evaluating contested calls.
Ohtani leads Japan over Italy 9-3, into WBC semifinals
Ohtani's special talent is still striking for his manager on Team Japan.
MLB asks umpires for heightened sticky substance checks
MLB is concerned that use of foreign substances by pitchers increased again in the time since the June 2021 crackdown.
Mets’ Edwin Díaz expected to miss season with torn patellar tendon
Mets closer Edwin Díaz has a torn patellar tendon and is expected to miss the entire season after hurting his right knee while celebrating a victory in the World Baseball Classic.
What's next for Mets after Edwin Diaz's injury?
D.J. Short looks at Edwin Diaz's season-ending knee injury and highlights what it means for the New York Mets' 2023 bullpen configuration and fantasy managers' reliever strategies.
Nationals prospect Cade Cavalli needs Tommy John surgery
Nationals pitching prospect Cade Cavalli needs Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery and will miss the 2023 season, general manager Mike Rizzo said.
Mets closer Diaz injured while celebrating WBC win
Dan Patrick reacts to Mets closer Edwin Diaz getting injured while celebrating Puerto Rico's victory over the Dominican Republic at the World Baseball Classic, which could be a huge blow to New York.
Cuba beats Australia, reaches 1st WBC semifinal since 2006
Cuba earned a 7,500-mile flight to Miami for a trip to the World Baseball Classic semifinals for the first time since 2006.
Fade deGrom at current ADP in fantasy drafts?
D.J. Short and Scott Pianowski discuss expectations for Texas Rangers' SP Jacob deGrom and whether or not fantasy managers should fade the hurler in drafts at his current ADP.
Mets’ Jose Quintana out until at least July with rib injury
Left-hander José Quintana won’t make his Mets debut until at least July because of a stress fracture in his rib.
Braves option Ian Anderson, Bryce Elder to Triple-A
The Braves optioned Ian Anderson to their Triple-A affiliate, the latest setback for a right-hander whose promising start included pitching five hitless innings in Game 3 of the 2021 World Series.
Pianowski reveals trick to finding future closers
Scott Pianowsk reveals a simple trick to identify future high-leverage relievers and closers who seemingly come out of nowhere.
Volpe making strong case for Opening Day roster
D.J. Short and Scott Pianowski break down Anthony Volpe's strong spring, his chances of making the Opening Day roster and whether or not they are taking him in drafts.
Keibert Ruiz $50M deal with Nationals could be worth $76M over 10 years
Catcher Keibert Ruiz gets a $3 million signing bonus as part of his eight-year, $50 million contract with the Nationals, a deal that could be worth $76 million over 10 seasons if the team exercises a pair...
Corbin Carroll could earn $134M over 9 years with Diamondbacks deal
Corbin Carroll would make $134 million over nine years if the Diamondbacks exercise a 2031 option in his eight-year, $111 million contract.
U.S. routs Canada in WBC; Puerto Rico pitchers perfect
Mike Trout hit a three-run homer, Lance Lynn threw five impressive innings and the U.S. used a nine-run first to cruise past Canada 12-1 in the World Baseball Classic.
Trevor Bauer signs with Japan’s Yokohama BayStars
Trevor Bauer has agreed to a contract with the Yokohama DeNA BayStars of Japan's Central League.
Nicaragua pitcher signs with MLB’s Tigers after one WBC inning
Duque Hebbert turned just one inning of work in the World Baseball Classic into a contract.
Padres’ Bob Melvin ponders 6-man rotation, Opening Day starter
The Padres are flirting with the idea of beginning the season with a six-man pitching rotation.
Ohtani long HR powers Japan; Italy advances at World Classic
Shohei Ohtani hit a three-run homer that landed just below his image, sending Japan to a 7-1 victory over Australia in the World Baseball Classic.
Czech Republic beats China 8-5 at WBC, Cuba gets its 1st win
Martin Muzik hit a three-run homer in the top of the ninth inning and the Czech Republic beat China 8-5 on Friday in the World Baseball Classic.
Gurriel, Iglesias agree to minor league deals with Marlins
Infielders Yuli Gurriel and José Iglesias agreed to minor league contracts with the Miami Marlins.
Oblique issue could delay start of season for Yankees’ Harrison Bader
Injuries continue to pile up for the New York Yankees as they get ready to begin their AL East title defense.
Phillies pitching prospect Andrew Painter has sprained elbow
Top Philadelphia Phillies prospect Andrew Painter won't throw for four weeks because of a sprained ligament in his right elbow.
Japan, Australia, Netherlands win in World Baseball Classic
Shohei Ohtani allowed one hit in the four innings he pitched, struck out five and was the winning pitcher Thursday in Japan’s 8-1 victory over China in Group B at the World Baseball Classic.
Albert Pujols believes moving into coaching ‘will happen’
Albert Pujols is open to transitioning into coaching. Eventually. Just not yet.