Latest Cody Bellinger News

Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Cody Bellinger fields a ball during the restart of baseball spring training Friday, July 3, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Healthy Bellinger ready for 'once-in-a-lifetime' season

Jul. 9, 2020 9:33 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cody Bellinger is healthy, his mind is right, and he's ready for whatever baseball's shortened 60-game season brings. Bellinger is looking to pick up where he left off after a stellar performance for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2019. The reigning NL MVP batted .305 with 47 homers and 115...

FILE - This Sept. 27, 2019, file photo shows Los Angeles Dodgers' Cody Bellinger (35) getting a hit against the San Francisco Giants during a baseball game in San Francisco. Bellinger was well on his way to becoming the National League MVP only 60 games into last season for the Los Angeles Dodgers, already with 20 homers in that stretch before his 24th birthday. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)

1st 60: How MLB standouts fared in what will equal full 2020

Jul. 7, 2020 5:28 PM EDT

Cody Bellinger was well on his way to becoming the National League MVP only 60 games into last season for the Los Angeles Dodgers, already with 20 homers in that stretch before his 24th birthday. Over that same span for the Houston Astros last summer, Justin Verlander won nine games and struck out 103 batters on...

FILE - In this March 6, 2020, file photo, Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich speaks after the Brewers announced his multi-year contract extension at the team's spring training facility in Phoenix. Yelich acknowledges he benefited from fortunate timing in how he handled his contract negotiations. The Brewers held the March 6 news conference to announce that the 2018 NL MVP had agreed to a nine-year, $215 million contract. Spring training was halted due less than a week later due to the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

Brewers' Yelich knows he had fortunate timing on new deal

Jul. 5, 2020 4:21 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich acknowledges he benefited from fortunate timing in his contract negotiations. The Brewers held a March 6 news conference to announce that the 2018 NL MVP had agreed to a nine-year, $215 million contract. Spring training was halted less than a...

FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2017, file photo, Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell kneels during the national anthem before the team's baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Oakland, Calif. Maxwell is the only major leaguer to take a knee during the playing of

For openers: MLB tries again with short season, skewed rules

Jun. 24, 2020 10:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — So, where were we? Mid-March, a spring training exhibition between the St. Louis Cardinals and Miami Marlins at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Florida. Even before the final out, both sides had gotten the official word: Major League Baseball was shutting down immediately because of the...

FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2020, file photo, North Carolina State's Patrick Bailey (5) bats during an NCAA baseball game on in Raleigh, N.C. Bailey is expected to be an early selection in the Major League Baseball draft. (AP Photo/Ben McKeown, File)

Torkelson, Martin, Lacy lead list of top MLB draft prospects

Jun. 9, 2020 2:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball's amateur draft begins Wednesday night with the first of a pandemic-shortened five rounds. Detroit has the No. 1 overall pick for the second time in three years after taking pitcher Casey Mize in 2018. Here's a look at the top college and high school players who'll...