Hicks benched after missing 2 flies in Yanks' loss to Rays
Aaron Hicks was removed midgame after failing to catch consecutive drives to left that landed for run-scoring doubles in the fourth inning, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the New York Yankees 4-2 Friday night to close within 3 1/2 games in the AL East. Randy Arozarena had an RBI double in the first off Frankie Montas (5-12) to put the Rays ahead to stay. Wander Franco hit a two-out, two-on drive in the fourth that dropped out of Hicks’ glove along the left-field foul line just in front of the wall.news.yahoo.com
Tigers’ 2 elite prospects land near top of Baseball America’s new rankings
Two of the top five prospects in all of baseball are likely to make their debut at Comerica Park in 2022. Outfielder Riley Greene was ranked fourth and first baseman Spencer Torkelson fifth in Baseball America’s newly released ranking of top 100 prospects. 3 overall draft pick in 2021, has yet to pitch in professional baseball after the Tigers opted not to push him last summer. TIGERS IN THE BA TOP 100(annual January release)2022: OF Riley Greene (4), 1B Spencer Torkelson (5) and RHP Jackson Jobe (79). 2021: Torkelson (5), LHP Tarik Skubal (20), RHP Casey Mize (28), RHP Matt Manning (30), Greene (31).mlive.com
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