Latest MLB Spring Training News

MLB says pitcher injuries more likely to occur during spring training, early in season

May. 23, 2024 17:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball says pitcher injuries are more likely to occur during spring training and early in the season. Management has rejected an assertion by players’ union head Tony Clark that injuries may be linked to the pitch clock that was instituted last year...

Gerrit Cole says MLB, union bickering over pitch clock sounds like 'divorced parents'

Apr. 08, 2024 16:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Yankees pitcher Gerrit Cole faulted Major League Baseball and the players' association for bickering over the pitch clock last weekend, comparing their behavior to divorced parents. The reigning AL Cy Young Award winner and former member of the union's...

All-Star J.D. Martinez's debut with the Mets has been delayed while his conditioning continues

Apr. 07, 2024 16:19 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — All-Star J.D. Martinez’s debut with the New York Mets will be delayed as the veteran continues to ramp up physically after signing late in spring training, manager Carlos Mendoza said Sunday. “We’re not going to see him in a while,” Mendoza said. “He’s...

Rays' Wander Franco placed on administrative leave through June 1 as sexual abuse probe continues

Mar. 28, 2024 14:44 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay All-Star shortstop Wander Franco was placed on administrative leave through June 1 under an agreement between Major League Baseball and the players' association while the investigation continues into an alleged relationship with a minor. ...

Robots replicate reality: High-tech pitching machine mimics every pitcher

Mar. 26, 2024 13:09 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Nestor Cortes got behind the plate in a batting cage and watched an 8-foot-high, 1,200-pound robot spit out fastballs, cutters and sweepers just like the ones spinning off the fingertips of his left hand. “It was like seeing myself pitch. That was crazy,” the...

Yankees' visit to Mexico is a dream come true for many Mexican baseball fans

Mar. 23, 2024 17:04 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — For the New York Yankees, their first trip south of the border in more than 50 years probably means nothing beyond two exhibition games, but for many Mexican fans and the host team, Diablos Rojos, the visit of the most popular team in the country is a dream come true. ...

White Sox LHP Garrett Crochet will make his 1st career start on opening day

Mar. 18, 2024 17:32 PM EDT

Garrett Crochet’s first career start will be one to remember. The Chicago White Sox will hand the ball to Crochet on opening day, showing their faith in his transition from the bullpen to the starting rotation. The hard-throwing Crochet has made 72 career appearances, but all have...

Trevor Bauer says he will pitch against Yankees for Mexican team in exhibition game

Mar. 18, 2024 16:33 PM EDT

Trevor Bauer says he will pitch for the Mexican team Diablos Rojos in their Sunday exhibition game with the New York Yankees. The 2020 NL Cy Young Award winner is attempting to return to Major League Baseball for the first time in three years following his lengthy suspension by MLB...

$510 Dodgers jerseys and $150 caps. Behold the price of being an Ohtani fan in Japan

Mar. 18, 2024 12:41 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Mai Fukuo was gift-shopping for a friend. Hideki Chiba was in the same sports store in the Shinjuku area of Tokyo looking for something for his father-in-law. They each picked up items in blue — Los Angeles Dodgers Blue, of course. This reflects the...

Joey Votto homers on 1st pitch in 1st spring training game with hometown Toronto Blue Jays

Mar. 17, 2024 23:05 PM EDT

Joey Votto sure knows how to make an instant impression, going deep on the first pitch he faced as a member of his hometown Toronto Blue Jays. The veteran first baseman lined a 392-foot homer to left-center off Philadelphia Phillies ace Zack Wheeler in the first inning Sunday in...