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2018 Schedule
Sale drilled by liner, leaves game (0:42)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Today is the last 2018 spring game at Steinbrenner Field. Yankees will play their last Grapefruit League game in Port Charlotte on Sunday and will have an exhibition game in Atlanta on Monday 3/26 before starting the regular season in Toronto on 3/29.

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2dSam Miller

Baseball's new World Series-winning philosophy? Lose. A lot

The Process, the five-year plan, Moneyball: Whatever you call it, MLB's new -- cough, cough -- "strategy" just means ignoring the present (sorry, 2018) in hopes of a ticker tape parade down the line. This is the story of how baseball got weird.

Los Angeles Dodgers
2dPaul Lukas

The 2018 Uni Watch MLB preview

It's time for another baseball season, so let's catch up with every patch, stripe, throwback and color change in the majors.


BBTN: Welcome Vasgersian, Mendoza, Langs' Numbers Game

Buster talks to new Sunday Night Baseball play-by-play man Matt Vasgersian about his history in the sport, joining the SNB crew and more (6:32). Plus, Jessica Mendoza on the Astros' athleticism, Alex Cobb and more (28:32) and Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (39:03).

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Today's Nats/Astros matchup could be a World Series preview. Or it could be just another spring training game. Regardless, Washington outfielder Adam Eaton, appearing in just his third contest as he recovers from a torn ACL, is just happy to be back on the field. "Once your body gets into that zone of playing baseball, you don't think about anything. You react." Eaton, who's batting leadoff today, is 3-for-4 with a homer and a walk so far.

Altuve, Astros shift focus to title defense (0:29)

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Jose Altuve's big contract extension isn't the only new thing in his life. Here's the Ferrari that the Astros star drove to work today, complete with temporary Texas tags.

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Altuve, Astros finalize 7-year, $163.5M deal

AL MVP Jose Altuve and the World Series champion Astros have finalized a $163.5 million, seven-year contract that guarantees an additional $151 million over five seasons.


BBTN: Polanco suspension, Altuve contract, David Ortiz

Before catching up with David Ortiz (30:07), Buster and Tim Kurkjian discuss the Jorge Polanco suspension, Jose Altuve's new deal and much more (6:57). Plus, the latest installment of Todd Radom's uniform trivia (41:16).

Stefano Fusaro ESPN 

Can confirm that the Astros and MVP Jose Altuve are nearing a 5-year, $150 Million dollar extension, surpassing Carlos Lee for the largest contract in team history.


Player in domestic violence video released

A Pennsylvania minor league baseball team has cut an outfielder after a Texas police department released a video of a domestic violence incident for which the player completed a probationary sentence.

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Correa skipped White House to aid Puerto Rico

Carlos Correa skipped the Houston Astros' visit to the White House to help arrange for more relief supplies for shipment to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, where he grew up.

Mentalist mystifies Wingo (3:40)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Here's my view from the back of the East Room of President Trump recognizing World Series MVP George Springer and the "amazing" José Altuve.

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12dEddie Matz and Marly Rivera

Champion Astros welcomed to White House

The Houston Astros visited the White House and President Donald Trump on Monday in honor of their World Series-winning 2017 season.


Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

President Donald Trump: "I watched our Yankees, and the Yankees were good, they were as tough as anybody, but you guys were just a little bit tougher. Game 7 of the World Series was one of the greatest baseball games anybody as ever seen."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

"You'd have to talk to him about that" –Astros owner Jim Crane on Carlos Beltrán not being here today. Beltrán has criticized the federal government response in aid for Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. Puerto Rican SS Carlos Correa wasn't among the attendees today.


Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Puerto Rican SS Carlos Correa is not among the Astros players at the White House today.


Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Junior Senator from Texas Ted Cruz and his two daughters in attendance.

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Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average3.521st
Quality Starts1Tied-7th
Batting Average.26416th
On Base Percentage.3466th
Slugging Percentage.41722nd