While Gattis’ questionable catcher skills were a big reason he was jettisoned, the presence of prospect Christian Bethancourt was another, and the timing was right to give the 23-year-old the chance in 2015.
Alex Rodriguez has hit his first home run since returning to the New York Yankees following a one-season drug suspension.
Normally, a player entering his sixth full season in the bigs has too much experience for a list like this, but digging deeper, Drew Storen fits here. The Nationals on paper are stacked, with established studs in their rotation from top to bottom and starters set at each position on the field.
Chris Capuano, the top candidate to be the New York Yankees’ fifth starter, left his outing against Boston due to a strained right quadriceps.
Back with the New York Yankees as a special adviser to general manager Brian Cashman, Hideki Matsui says he hasn’t thought about managing in the future.
A trade is more likely to come midseason, if at all, but the Phillies can feel confident that when the time comes, Ken Giles is waiting in the wings.
Sometimes it’s best not to mess with a good thing, and Aaron Sanchez in the back end of the Blue Jays’ bullpen near the end of the 2014 season was a very good thing.
By BILL WHITEHEAD, Associated Press PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) _ Patience appears to be paying off for Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts. Bogaerts homered and drove in four runs, Rick Porcello pitched three […]
Clay Buchholz pitched three hitless innings and struck out four as a Boston Red Sox split squad beat the Minnesota Twins 4-2 Saturday.
New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka threw 23 of 29 pitches for strikes Saturday in a simulated game broken down into two innings.