|Josh Reddick's fast start to the 2016 campaign is perfectly timed, as the 29-year-old can be a free agent after the season. But the A's outfielder said he isn't focusing on that at all.
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|When the Orioles get a performance out of Chris Tillman like this one, they can almost see October from here. No, it's never that simple. Stuff happens. On the other hand, the O's probably aren't going to the postseason without Tillman being the guy he was in, say, 2014.
More» Tillman fans nine in scoreless start|
|Despite a low payroll, the Pirates are eyeing a fourth consecutive trip to the postseason under the guidance of club general manager and senior vice president Neal Huntington.
More» Melancon strikes out Story for the win|
|The Seattle Mariners awoke Wednesday morning alone atop the American League West, a half-game in front of the Rangers and Athletics. Here's why it matters, and why it's time to take another look at the division that has been baseball's most surprising in these opening weeks.
More» Cano produces six RBIs against the Astros|
|Is this the year for Chris Sale? He's made himself the early front-runner for the American League Cy Young Award. He's 5-0 in five starts while compiling a 1.66 ERA and a staggeringly low 0.68 WHIP.
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|What does run differential say about the 2016 season? The sample size is small, of course, but the simple answer to that question to date can be summed up in two words: The Cubs.
More» Russell's three-bagger gives Cubs the lead|
|For Andrew McCutchen, the accolades and the accomplishments are nice. They, however, are not fulfilling. He has never been able to be a part of the final celebration, those moments after that World Series-clinching victory, and that, more than any individual accomplishments, pushes McCutchen.
More» McCutchen homers three times vs. Rockies|
|Here's to you, Albert Pujols. Your 564th and 565th home runs on Monday night gave us another night to remember. Here's to your greatness as well as your grace and dignity. Has it really been 16 seasons?
More» Pujols hits two homers, passes Reggie|
|For David Wright, these are the nights that make all the struggles worth it as he laced the game-winning single in a come-from-behind 4-3 victory over the Reds on Tuesday at Citi Field. And believe him, he's struggling to play through chronic spinal stenosis in his lower back and each day is a pain, both literally and figuratively.
More» Wright gives Mets the lead with RBI single|
|The utility player is the position-player version of a middle reliever. Middle relievers, however, are more often given consideration for spots on an All-Star roster.
More» Rodriguez charges, barehands for the out|
|Say this about baseball, 2016. It's hot in the middle. The middle of the country, that is. As April heads toward a close, a look at the competition within divisions shows that we're right back where we were when the 2015 season ended.
More» Rizzo smacks two home runs|
|Francisco Lindor is thrilled to have the opportunity to represent Puerto Rico in the 2017 World Baseball Classic, and the Indians star is looking forward to teaming up with fellow shortstop Carlos Correa, along with some other intriguing names who could be on the team's roster.
More» Lindor makes a pair of nice plays on defense|
|Jeff Passan has created a literary daily double. In Passan's book, "The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports," the Yahoo! Sports baseball columnist has made what is essentially a medical topic readable. At the same time, he has done enough scholastic research to make this book credible.
More» Hudson pitches into, and out of trouble|
|This was baseball at its insane, entertaining, thrilling best on Sunday. This was a day when leads slipped away, were grabbed back, then slipped away again. If you didn't know this was April, you'd swear it was October with teams punching and counter-punching as if an entire season was riding on the outcome.
More» Nats tie it in 9th, walk off in 16th|
|Rick Monday played 19 seasons in the big leagues, made two All-Star squads, appeared in the World Series two times and was a member of the Dodgers' 1981 World Series championship team.
More»Rick Monday talks about his memorable moment in LA|
|It's still only the end of April, but the Yankees may already be facing a moment of truth. They're heading out on the road for a tough nine-game trip through Texas, Boston and Baltimore, short on offense and suddenly even shorter on players.
More» A-Rod plates Gardner with an RBI double|
|As the Los Angeles Dodgers packed their bags, and headed for Denver International Airport on Sunday evening, they were thankful to get out of Coors Field with a 12-10 victory, which allowed them to claim two of three from the Rockies and take a 2 1/2-game lead over the D-backs. The Dodgers open a weeklong homestand against the Marlins on Monday.
More» Dodgers score five runs in the 9th inning|
|Bill Scherrer is 58 years old and this is his 40th year in pro ball as a player or scout. It is the only thing he knows. He understands the instability of the baseball life. He discusses his vagabond life in this week's Q&A.
|The Yankees can make two fixes to jump-start their offense almost immediately: Call up veteran switch-hitter Nick Swisher and entertain offers for closer Aroldis Chapman before he returns from his 30-game suspension on May 9.
More» Miller picks up fourth save of season|
|Nomar Mazara has no promises from the organization about his spot on the roster. He could return to Triple-A when Shin-Soo Choo gets healthy -- he's believed to be at least a month away from returning -- but seems to dig his roots a little deeper every day he's in a Rangers uniform. For Mazara and his team's fans, this looks like the start of a beautiful relationship.
More» Mazara robs Iannetta with great diving catch|
|There's something different about the Rockies this year.
And they like it.
More» Gray strikes out 10 Dodgers over five frames|
|There are two things we know about these Houston Astros. One is that general manager Jeff Luhnow will not allow the season to get away from his team. The other is that he has options.
More»Justice discusses Astros' start to 2016|
|Not only was LaTroyHawkins a splendid competitor, ranking 10th on the all-time list of pitchers for games played at 1,042, but he finished each season as one of baseball's nicest guys. The recently-retired reliever recently dished on his favorite teams and toughest opponents.
More»Hawkins accepts the Slocum Award for durable career|
|First came the stuff. Then the command. Now the reputation, the stone-cold stare and, it would seem, a whole lot of intimidation. That Jake Arrieta, he just keeps getting better and better.
More» Arrieta discusses his no-hitter vs. the Reds|
|Between repeat playings of "Purple Rain" and, perhaps, renewed appreciation for the presence of Prince Fielder, we'll have plenty of baseball to watch this weekend. Here's a cheat sheet to help you prepare.
More» Lester strikes out 10 over 7 1/3 innings|
|The recent passing of former Cubs pitcher Milt Pappas inevitably revived a review of what is the most memorable moment of his career -- his near-perfect game vs. the Padres on Sept. 2, 1972, at Wrigley Field.
More» Milt Pappas loses perfect game with walk|
|The Yankees have stepped away from free-agent spending to focus on replenishing the farm system and adjusting to a more traditional player-development approach. But if a division championship is within range on Sept. 1, history says they will figure out a way to strengthen the roster and position themselves for October.
More»Al Leiter discusses the Yanks' bullpen on MLB Central|
|Pitching and defense were fine for the Twins throughout Thursday's win over the Brewers. Their offense, which had been dwelling in the desert for the first nine games of the season, emerged fully later in the day, scoring five runs over the last three innings.
More» Rosario collects four hits in the Twins' win|
|Major League teams today have sabermetrics, analytics, projections of this and projections of that -- not to mention devices in the dugout. The Washington Nationals undoubtedly use those state-of-the-art tools, but they also have Dusty Baker in the dugout. Enough said.
More» Baker, Nationals starters introduced|
|The Cardinals have won the World Series twice in the last decade and the pennant four times since 2004. They're the only ballclub in the Major Leagues that has gone to the postseason the last five years. But their 5-3 rain-delayed win over the Cubs in Wednesday's series finale was a victory they badly needed.
More» Rosenthal fans side, nets 100th career save|