It's time for another baseball season, so let's catch up with every patch, stripe, throwback and color change in the majors.
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Atlanta, Oakland and Seattle will open express entrances to members of the CLEAR expedited security system, expanding the fast-entry lanes to eight of the 30 big league ballparks.
Buster & Boog Sciambi discuss Alex Cobb's deal with Baltimore, Shohei Ohtani's progress and more (5:10). Plus, Keith Law on the Cobb deal and Ronald Acuna (23:01) and Paul Hembekides on the Yankees' takeover (43:36).
Before going rapid-fire with Stephen Strasburg (34:20), Buster and Jerry Crasnick discuss Justin Turner's injury, red tape around Ronald Acuna and more (7:10). Plus, Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (38:33).
The Atlanta Braves have reassigned top prospect Ronald Acuna to minor league camp in a move that likely allows the organization to gain an extra year of contractual control over the outfield phenom.
Julio Teheran has been picked as the Atlanta Braves' Opening Day starter for the fifth straight season.
Was his not-so-hot 2017 just growing pains, or a sign that the can't-miss shortstop might, well, miss? The clock is ticking.
Buster Olney and Keith Law discuss Aaron Judge's HR Derby decision, Ronald Acuna's promise, the Dodgers' Ohtani grudge and more (7:19). Plus, Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (30:34) and Jesse Rogers on his new book profiling Joe Maddon (34:04).
Mike Trout has been the single most valuable player through 2017, but looking ahead all the way to 2022, there's a crowded field of rivals to claim his crown.
Strong rebuilding plans are already bringing these teams back to the cusp of contention. Next winter, their wallets should open to land baseball's biggest free agents.
The Tampa Bay Rays have traded infielder Ryan Schimpf to the Atlanta Braves in for a player to be named or cash.
Braves left-handed pitcher Scott Kazmir, who didn't pitch last year, took a step forward in his comeback from a hip injury Friday when he threw two scoreless innings against the Yankees.
From the Cubs' ace not enough people notice to the AL's answer to Nolan Arenado, these under-the-radar guys help teams win.
It's already February, but there are aces and sluggers looking for new homes. We find the best bet -- and a dark horse -- for the top available names.
The Atlanta Braves have agreed to a non-guaranteed major league deal with veteran reliever Peter Moylan, the team announced Monday.
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
Super-prospect Ronald Acuna arrived early at Braves camp and declared he wants to make the Opening Day roster despite limited time above Double-A. Braves GM Alex Anthopoulos told me Thursday night he loves the confidence. "You want to hear a player say that," he said. Realistically, the Braves will play it safe -- and hold down Acuna's service time -- and give him some time in Triple-A.
Catcher Chris Stewart has agreed to $575,000, one-year contract with the Atlanta Braves.
Sure, there are still unsigned free agents. But as pitchers and catchers report, talking about actual baseball again has never felt more refreshing.
Playoff hopefuls such as the Twins need help if they don't want to kiss their postseason bids goodbye. What could make or break some other clubs' hopes as camps open?
Atlanta pitcher Mike Foltynewicz and Oakland pitcher Kendall Graveman have lost to their teams in salary arbitration.
Pitcher Mike Foltynewicz asked for a raise from $544,000 to $2.3 million during Friday's arbitration hearing with the Braves. Atlanta countered with an offer of $2.2 million. It was the smallest gap in a hearing since 1994.
From Seattle to the Bronx -- yes, the Bronx -- we found non-Boston alternatives for the best slugger still on the market.
Which Braves are Midsummer Classic worthy? Way-too-early All-Star rosters
Crunching the numbers to forecast the future provides a slightly different read on who baseball's best prospects might be, but they might also embrace Ronald Acuña's future stardom.
Spring training is nearly here, and there are dozens of free agents still available. We find each club's biggest need and identify potential targets.