Hosmer, Yelich could benefit from getting off the…

Daniel Murphy, Jonathan Lucroy and Nicholas Castellanos had breakout seasons in 2016 while significantly cutting their ground ball rates

Mets' Familia suspended 15 games for domestic…

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

Jack McKeon being inducted into the Padres Hall…

A well deserved honor for the former Padres GM and manager.

7 rookies to watch in the 2017 MLB season

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

Baseball's new trend: Saying 'NO' to ground balls

Terms like launch angle and exit velocity are creeping into the baseball lexicon, and it's not just number crunchers jumping on board

Vin Scully on opening day: 'I'll probably have…

The Dodgers are about to play their first opening day since 1950 without Vin Scully calling their games

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Nationals: Trump declined invite for opening day…

The Washington Nationals say President Donald Trump has declined an invitation to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before their game on opening day

Snake Bites: School days

Diamondbacks players weigh in on their best and worst school subjects.

Ken Rosenthal's awards picks for MVPs, Cy Youngs…

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

Braves' new ballpark could be game-changer for industry

The Braves' new ballpark looks like a throwback stadium with its green seats, brick walls and its old-school, intimate feel

Hot Air: Opposite sides of the Carolina fence

There may be some tension in the D-backs clubhouse this weekend with the Final Four in town.

Peter Bourjos describes what he brings to the Rays

Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Peter Bourjos talks about adjusting to a new team late in spring training and what he sees as his possible role.

Kevin Cash likes what he sees from Peter Bourjos…

Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash discusses Wednesday's spring action and evaluates how newcomers Peter Bourjos and Derek Norris looked.

Carlos Correa’s puppy is one of the best things…

It looks like Groot is ready for a full-time gig with the Astros.

Andy Green on building a culture for the Padres

Andy Green has the full support of everyone in the Padres' organization.

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5 MLB teams that will have worse records in 2017

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

Cardinals Opening Day starting pitchers -- and…

What's the one constant among St. Louis Cardinals Opening Day starting pitchers the last 12 years? (No, it hasn't always been Adam Wainwright.)

Brett Lawrie found a creative way to stay busy…

Rock on, sir!

Marlins facing road-heavy schedule early on in…

The opening month of the season for the Miami Marlins features a heavy slate of road games and a good dose of divisional matchups.

Opening Day starter Edinson Volquez 'ready to go…

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.

Marlins manager Don Mattingly happy with work…

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.

Fantasy Baseball Headlines: Matz likely to DL…

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.

One-of-a-kind closer: LaFlecha -- Fernando Rodney

His sideways cap, animal noises and the arrow to the sky are all part of what makes closer Fernando Rodney one of a kind.

Corbin vs. Owings: 3-point shootout

See what happens when Chris Owings and Patrick Corbin engage in a 3-point shooting contest at a Phoenix Suns game.

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Wil Myers is excited to become the face of the…

Wil Myers talks about his new contract and expectations.

Taijuan Walker isn't shy when it comes to social…

D-backs pitcher Taijuan Walker enjoys expressing himself on social media.

Out of the park: Marlins spend a day around South…

Before they reported to camp, the Miami Marlins spent a day splitting up and paying visits to several different South Florida communities.