Scherzer, Seager get big-money deals ahead of CBA expiration
Right-hander Max Scherzer agreed to a record-setting $130 million, three-year contract with the New York Mets and shortstop Corey Seager struck a $325 million, 10-year deal with the Texas Rangers as players and teams rushed to reach agreements before an expected lockout.
Correa, Astros clinch AL West, open playoffs vs White Sox
Jose Altuve got straight to the point when asked what Carlos Correa means to the Houston Astros after his mighty swing launched them into the playoffs Thursday night. Correa hit his career-high 25th homer with a three-run shot and the Astros clinched the AL West with a 3-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. “That sounds pretty special," Correa said.news.yahoo.com
Cabrera 9 hits in row, Schoop, Tigers win; Rays' Franco hurt
Miguel Cabrera got his ninth straight hit before the string ended, Jonathan Schoop launched a grand slam and the Detroit Tigers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 10-4 Friday night. Rays rookie shortstop Wander Franco extended his on-base streak to 39 games, then left in the first inning with tightness in his right hamstring. “We'll know more, but hopefully we caught it early enough,” Rays manager Kevin Cash said.news.yahoo.com
Baseball Report: Wild Card Races Heat Up With Just Four Weeks Of Regular Season Baseball Left
With the calendar flipping to September, the Wild Card races remain tight with five teams within 4.5 games of the second spot in the National League and five teams fighting over both spots, all within 3.5 games of each other in the American...detroit.cbslocal.com
Spring Training Report: Which MLB Prospects Are Poised For Greatness?
(CBS Baltimore) — Spring training continues in what’s shaping up to be another season under the cloud of COVID. The Spring Training Report once again surveys the stories making headlines around baseball. This week’s edition looks at a few of MLB’s top prospects, players sidestepping COVID protocols and the passing of reliever Rheal Cormier. That means quarantining at spring training and limited interaction otherwise. Former Reliever Rheal Cormier DiesEx-MLB pitcher Rheal Cormier succumbed to cancer at the age of 53.detroit.cbslocal.com
Franco one of several top prospects picked for player pools
(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Top prospect Wander Franco is part of the Tampa Bay Rays' 60-man player pool, and the Detroit Tigers are including their most heralded young pitchers as baseball gears up for its abbreviated season. Sunday was the deadline for teams to submit player pools, although additions can be made later. Pitcher Brendan McKay and infielder Vidal Brujan, two other top Tampa Bay prospects, also made the pool. They are some of our more advanced prospects," Rays general manager Erik Neander said. He's in their player pool, along with Matt Manning, Tarik Skubal, Alex Faedo and Franklin Perez.