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Mets' Matz has tender elbow, status for opening day in doubt
New York Mets pitcher Steven Matz has been scratched from his next start because of tenderness in his left elbow, putting his status for opening day in doubt
Masahiro Tanaka, Yankees team up to no-hit Tigers
No runs once again off Masahiro Tanaka. No hits off him or the New York Yankees' bullpen, either. Tanaka and two relievers combined on a spring training no-hitter against the Detroit Tigers in a 3-0 win Friday in Lakeland, Florida. New York manager Joe Girardi didn't keep the lineup card as a
Does baseball still dig the long ball?
Hey, remember the days when it actually used to be a big deal to be a home run hitter? Whatever happened to those days anyhow? Mike Napoli would love to know. Chris Carter would love to know. Mark Trumbo spent months wondering about that. And they had plenty of company, in one of the strangest
How do bad teams have good winters?
Having a good team is the sexiest way to kick off baseball's winter season. Your team and your fans have visions of pennants dancing in your heads, and the free-agent market looks like a buffet of awesomeness as you think about what big-name signings and acquisitions would make your good team into
Ryan Braun wonders whether he will remain with Brewers next year
MILWAUKEE -- Ryan Braun wonders whether he still will be with the Milwaukee Brewers when spring training starts. "Not knowing 100 percent where [I'll] be playing is hard. It definitely complicates things," the outfielder said Wednesday at the team's annual Thanksgiving food drive. "Obviously,
Hot-stove survey: MLB execs answer questions on Sale, Braun and others
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Major League Baseball's general managers have wasted little time getting to work since Kris Bryant threw out Michael Martinez for the final out of the World Series. The street sweepers have barely cleaned up from the Chicago Cubs ' victory parade, and outfielder Cameron Maybin
Beyond the Ivy: The story of every club NOT called the Cubs
We interrupt our ongoing 183-part series, "The Year of the Cubs," for this important reminder: ESPN investigators have uncovered the shocking news that 29 other teams did in fact play a regular season this year. And we just want to assure all of you out there that we did notice. Seriously. So now
The 'inevitable' crown: Clinching just the beginning for Cubs
CHICAGO -- There was no rush to celebrate on the mound. No dramatic walk-off moment to send the Wrigley faithful into a clinching frenzy. The players didn't even stick around to see if they would end the night as division champions or have to come back to cut that final '1' off the magic number
Ryan Lochte Hires Top Crisis Communications Pro Matthew Hiltzik Following Olympic Scandal
Ryan Lochte is following in the footsteps of other embattled public figures and has enlisted sought-after crisis communications professional Matthew Hiltzik, ABC News has confirmed. The move follows the backlash the U.S. Olympic swimmer has endured following claims that he and his teammates were
Managers snapshot: Which MLB skippers do what well, and who's No. 1?
The field of sabermetrics has made a lot of strides in assessing performance and value, but one area where it remains difficult to peg who's good and who isn't is evaluating baseball managers. Every single one of them was hired for a reason, almost all of them will eventually be fired for other