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Buster's Buzz: DeGrom's competitiveness won't let him limit himself. But should it?

Feb 14, 2019 08:43 AM EDT

If the owners' aim is to maximize return, why shouldn't the players do the same -- by protecting themselves, and their value?

'T-bone' Giordano, oldest MLB scout, dies at 93

Feb 14, 2019 11:24 PM EDT

Tommy Giordano, a longtime scout who played only 11 games in the major leagues but spent more than seven decades in a variety of baseball roles, died Thursday. He was 93.

DeGrom: 'No clue' if Mets deal comes by opener

Feb 14, 2019 08:28 PM EDT

Mets ace Jacob DeGrom isn't sure he'll receive a long-term offer from the Mets before Opening Day and didn't rule out limiting his 2019 workload to protect his personal future.

Farquhar wears padded cap after brain surgery

Feb 14, 2019 06:54 PM EDT

Danny Farquhar, who collapsed in the dugout last April and underwent surgery for a brain aneurysm, is wearing a padded cap in the field.

Sources: Machado meets with Padres for 2nd time

Feb 14, 2019 06:45 PM EDT

Free agent infielder Manny Machado met with Padres general manager A.J. Preller in Miami last week, sources confirmed to ESPN's Jeff Passan. The San Diego Union-Tribune first reported the meeting.

Nola, with new $45M deal, 'here to win' in Philly

Feb 14, 2019 01:35 PM EDT

Aaron Nola hopes to win titles with the Phillies, and a four-year, $45 million contract will give him a chance.

Jays GM: 'No firm timeline' for Vlad Jr.'s debut

Feb 14, 2019 04:58 PM EDT

Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins says that the team has no firm timeline for when megaprospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. will join the big league club this season.

Scherzer: Win-loss cycle makes bandwagon fans

Feb 14, 2019 01:58 PM EDT

Max Scherzer took a shot at MLB's free agency, saying teams getting on the win-loss cycle creates bandwagon fans and poisons the game.

Numbers game: Why did Price switch from 24 to 10?

Feb 14, 2019 02:18 PM EDT

David Price has changed his uniform number, bringing a little early intrigue to Red Sox spring training camp.

Angels' Harvey to miss 10 days with glute strain

Feb 14, 2019 01:35 PM EDT

Los Angeles Angels right-hander Matt Harvey will be sidelined about 10 days because of a glute strain he felt during agility drills.

Bauer accuses Indians of 'character assassination'

Feb 14, 2019 12:12 PM EDT

After beating Cleveland in arbitration for the second year in a row, pitcher Trevor Bauer said the Indians ended the hearing by using "character assassination" tactics against him.

MLB tiers: Ranking baseball's best second basemen

Feb 13, 2019 12:40 PM EDT

At a position with rising offensive production, who joins Jose Altuve near the top of our list?

Sleeper prospects who could impact each MLB team

Feb 12, 2019 11:12 AM EDT

These under-the-radar players could open some eyes during spring training and make some noise in the majors before the year is out.

Jordan Montgomery's goal? To be the Yankees' second-half splash

Feb 13, 2019 01:16 PM EDT

The 26-year-old lefty, recovering from Tommy John surgery, expects to be back after the All-Star break -- and to bolster the Yankees' starting rotation down the stretch.

Sources: Twins extending Polanco, Kepler deals

Feb 14, 2019 09:58 AM EDT

The Twins have finalized a five-year, $25.75 million extension with shortstop Jorge Polanco and also agreed to a five-year, $35 million deal with outfielder Max Kepler, sources told ESPN.

Cubs sign veteran Cedeno to shore up bullpen

Feb 13, 2019 09:25 PM EDT

The Cubs added bullpen depth, signing left-handed reliever Xavier Cedeno, who went 2-0 with a 2.43 ERA for the White Sox and Brewers in 2018.

Friedman sees 'no weak spot' on Dodgers' roster

Feb 13, 2019 08:55 PM EDT

Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman has heard about the team's needs from just about everyone -- including his Starbucks barista -- but sees no holes in Los Angeles' "well-rounded roster."

Padres' Wieck recovering after cancer surgery

Feb 13, 2019 08:50 PM EDT

After undergoing testicular cancer surgery last month, Padres reliever Brad Wieck said Wednesday that he feels strong and hopes to be ready for the start of the season, whether he's with the Padres or in the minors.


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