New York Mets All-Star reliever Jeurys Familia accepted a 15-game suspension under Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy, which stems from an altercation with his wife
These 8 rookies are poised to make an impact at the major-league level in '17 Andrew Benintendi (OF), Red Sox: A .300/.350/.500 slash line is optimistic, but not out of the question Dansby Swanson (SS ) Braves: The No. 1 overall pick in 2015 has a a Gold Glove-caliber glove Jharel Cotton (SP ) A's: Watch out for the jawdropping changeup J.P. Crawford (SS) Phillies: He's got a major-league ready glove and strong plate discipline Josh Bell (1B) Pirates: An advanced hitter with a strong eye who'll start the season at first Tyler Glasnow (SP) Pirates: The 6-foot-8 hurler has some control issues but can pile up strikeouts Yoan Moncada (2B) White Sox: A rare mix of power, average and speed, with a major-league
The Washington Nationals say President Donald Trump has declined an invitation to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before their game on opening day
What's a new MLB season without some award predictions? Ken Rosenthal now opens the preseason envelopes! NL MVP: Bryce Harper, Nationals: He worked out like a demon in the offseason AL MVP: Francisco Lindor, Indians: It will take an extraordinary performance to beat Trout, but Lindor can do it NL Cy Young: Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers: Practically a lock as long as he stays healthy AL Cy Young: Jose Quintana, White Sox/Astros: Quintana will be traded within the AL (conveniently), keeping his candidacy viable NL Manager: Torey Lovullo, Diamondbacks: Arizona's no contender but voters often prefer managers from teams that exceed expectations, AL Manager: A.J. Hinch, Astros: Find a "surprise" team in the AL; it i
To paraphrase Tommy Lasorda: You win 54, lose 54, and it's about what you do with the other 54 These teams did OK with the "other" games in '16, but don't expect the same win total this year Mariners (86 wins in '16): Busy offseason but they may crumble like the overhyped D-Backs of last year Cubs (103 wins): Too many potential pitfalls for the starting rotation to crack 100 again Tigers (86 wins): This team has .500 written all over it and it boils down to (lack of) starting pitching White Sox (78 wins): Chris Sale is gone and now they're in full-fledged rebuilding mode Rangers (95 wins): Luckiest team in history (95 W's with a run differential of +8!) is due for regression
Miami Marlins right-hander Edinson Volquez chats with Jessica Blaylock after his final spring outing Tuesday afternoon, saying he is ready to go for Opening Day.
Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly discusses the team's spring training, saying aside from a couple of injuries, he is happy with how the team worked and made it through.
The Tigers will be without fantasy baseball slugger J.D. Martinez for at least the next 3-4 weeks, while the Mets' starting rotation injury bug bites again.