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

Promise and potential: Expectations for the Miami…

FOX Sports Florida's Jessica Blaylock sits down with Rich Waltz and Todd Hollandsworth to take a look at what they expect from the Miami Marlins this season.

Jack McKeon being inducted into the Padres Hall…

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

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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Bourjos, Gennett, Asher switch sides as opening…

Speedy outfielder Peter Bourjos and infielder Scooter Gennett were among the players on the go as big league teams tweaked their rosters less than a week before opening day

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

Snake Bites: School days

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

With all the 100 mph pitchers, how long will the arms last?

Triple-digit fastballs are flying through the zone with regularity thanks to flame-throws like Aroldis Chapman and Noah Syndergaard

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

Royals outfielder Jorge Soler likely out to start…

Royals outfielder Jorge Soler will likely begin his first season in Kansas City on the disabled list after straining his oblique in a minor league game

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

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.

BASEBALL 2017: With Ortiz gone, fewer primary DHs left in AL

David Ortiz appeared in more than 2,000 career games as a designated hitter, but Big Papi's retirement after last season took away one of the few remaining players whose primary job is to hit

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Mets' Matz has tender elbow, status for opening…

New York Mets pitcher Steven Matz has been scratched from his next start because of tenderness in his left elbow, putting his status for opening day in doubt

Son of Indians GM blurts out Lindor contract info…

The 6-year-old son of Indians general manager Mike Chernoff spilled a little secret while appearing on the team's radio broadcast

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.

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

Jones back with Orioles after winning World…

Adam Jones provided perhaps the best highlight of the World Baseball Classic, when he took a home run away from Manny Machado with a spectacular catch in center field

Royal Returns: KC's Duffy, Perez back in Cactus…

Danny Duffy stepped off the big stage and back into spring training

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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BASEBALL 2017: Sacrifice bunts are a dying art in baseball

Major league teams rely more on the long ball than small ball

BASEBALL 2017: Key dates for the upcoming season

The World Series champion Chicago Cubs visit the St. Louis Cardinals on opening day

BASEBALL 2017: Benintendi, Swanson among top…

Boston Red Sox outfielder Andrew Benintendi and Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson are two of baseball's top rookies heading into the season