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Toronto Blue Jays investigating minor league PED use

The Toronto Blue Jays have begun an internal investigation after the suspensions last week of six minor league players for the use of performance-enhancing drugs."This situation is very disappointing and disturbing to the organization; disappointing that the players...

Howard Bryant — How have we not progressed past these mascots? NFL Washington Redskins

This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's Dec. 4 issue. Subscribe today!Thirteen months ago, before Game 2 of the World Series, baseball commissioner Rob Manfred shared a podium with Hall of Famer Henry Aaron and retiring Red Sox...

Surgery For Aaron Judge: Will He Be Ready For Spring Training?

On Monday, November 20, 2017, New York Yankee's Aaron Judge, who was AL Rookie of the Year, runner-up in the AL MVP race, an All-star, and a Home Run Derby champ, underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left, non-throwing,...

Ohtani’s role as a pitcher and hitter will be revolutionary – Buster Olney Blog

Even Babe Ruth really couldn’t maintain what the Babe Ruth of Japan, Shohei Ohtani, will attempt for some major league team in the seasons ahead -- to serve regularly as both a position player and pitcher.Here's why being...

Braves’ extreme punishment shows Rob Manfred is serious about cleaning up baseball | MLB

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Brad Ausmus hired as special assistant for Los Angeles Angels

The Angels are hiring former Tigers manager Brad Ausmus as a special assistant to general manager Billy Eppler, the Orange County Register reported.Ausmus will assist with scouting and evaluations, according to the Register.Ausmus managed the Tigers from 2014-17;...

After baseball punishes Braves, one ranker says White Sox have game’s best farm system

The White Sox farm system is baseball's best, according to one of the people making those rankings.<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)--sm Mt(0.8em)--sm" type="text" content="In the wake of Major League Baseball's punishment of the Atlanta Braves for breaking rules...

Deadline extended as ‘Japan’s Babe Ruth’ eyes majors

Los Angeles (AFP) - Japanese star Shohei Ohtani's hopes of playing in Major League Baseball were given a boost Monday after the US players union agreed to extend a key deadline that could pave the way for a...

Rumor Central: New York Mets, Detroit Tigers discussing Ian Kinsler? – MLB Rumor Central

The New York Mets and Detroit Tigers have had "preliminary discussions" regarding a trade that would send second baseman Ian Kinsler to Queens, sources tell MLB.com's Jon Morosi.Kinsler slashed .236/.313/.412 with 22 home runs, 52 RBIs and a...

Rumor Central: Will Baltimore Orioles’ Manny Machado play SS in 2018? – MLB Rumor...

The front office of the Baltimore Orioles is conducting “an ongoing debate” as to whether they will move third baseman Manny Machado to shortstop next season, reports Hall of Fame writer Peter Gammons.The Orioles might be hesitant to...

11/19/17: MLB.com FastCast

MLB.com&apos;s Jon Paul Morosi reports the Cardinals have made a trade offer for Giancarlo Stanton, plus Hideki Matsui talks Shohei Ohtani Source link

Colorado Rockies, St. Louis Cardinals interested in Brandon Kintzler? – MLB Rumor Central

Brandon Kintzler is likely to turn his short time as a closer with the Minnesota Twins into a full-time closer job next year.According to MLB.com's Jon Morosi, Kintzler is drawing interest from teams that need a closer,...

Three unheralded free agents hitters who could be difference makers

The 2017-18 free agent class pales in comparison to the historically deep class that’s coming next winter. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t good players available or difference-making deals to be found on the open market.<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text...

Yankees candidate Aaron Boone has been preparing to manage his entire life

The New York Yankees say they’ve entered their managerial search with an open mind. Despite the writing being on the wall for months regarding Joe Girardi’s future, they insist they haven’t been zeroing in on any one candidate....

Atlanta Braves No. 1 prospect Ronald Acuna named Arizona Fall League MVP

Atlanta Braves prospect Ronald Acuna earned the Joe Black Most Valuable Player Award for the Arizona Fall League after slashing .325/.414/.639 with seven home runs in 23 games.At 19 years old, Acuna is the youngest player in AFL...

Rumor Central: Robbie Ross Jr. on Toronto Blue Jays’ radar? – MLB Rumor Central

As the Toronto Blue Jays look to add a left-handed bullpen arm this winter, they have reportedly been eyeing a former division rival.According to Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca, the Blue Jays are showing interest in former Boston Red...

Athletics hire third base coach Matt Williams

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)--sm Mt(0.8em)--sm" type="text" content="The Athletics have hired former MLB manager Matt Williams, the team announced Friday. Williams will take over third base coaching duties under manager Bob Melvin, filling the vacancy left by Nationals’...

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