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Mariners prospect Filia suspended 100 games

Seattle outfielder Eric Filia, the Mariners' No. 22 prospect, has been suspended 100 games following a third positive drug test. Kansas City pitcher Jon Perrin and Boston pitcher Chase Shugart were suspended 50 games for positive drug tests.

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Chris Sale, who is reportedly in talks to sign a 5-year, $145 million contract extension with Sox, was scheduled to start in his last Grapefruit League game today, but he was scratched. Dan Runzler will be on the mound instead.

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Chris Sale and the Boston Red Sox are working toward a long-term contract extension. The Boston Globe first reported that the sides are getting close to a deal. If completed, the deal likely to be in the five-year, $150 million range, league sources tell ESPN - Jeff Passan


BBTN: NL Central Movement, Front Office Philosophy, Ichiro

Buster & Karl Ravech discuss the activity in the NL Central, new-wave philosophies in front offices and much more (4:13). Plus, Marly Rivera talks Ichiro (28:32) and Jessica Mendoza discusses her recent interactions with Mike Trout and more (36:54).

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Pedroia understands team playing it safe with him

Dustin Pedroia said he feels ready for Opening Day, but said he understands and appreciates why the Red Sox want to err on the side of caution with him because of his knee issues.


BBTN: Ichiro's Goodbye, Contracts, McCutchen

Before Buster's extensive conversation with Phillies OF Andrew McCutchen (38:04), Josh Macri talks to David Schoenfield about Ichiro's goodbye, Mookie Betts' future, injuries to young stars & more (8:58). Plus, Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (31:50).

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Betts content to wait for free agency, longer deal

Mookie Betts, who has a $20 million, one-year contract and is eligible for arbitration again next winter, isn't worried about the lack of a long-term deal with the Red Sox. "You just got to go out and play," he said.

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Wells Fargo agrees to pay $800K in 38 Studios case

A federal judge has approved an agreement for Wells Fargo Securities to pay an $800,000 civil penalty to end a lawsuit by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over Rhode Island's failed $75 million deal with former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt...


BBTN: First Game, Trout/Bregman, Conforto

Buster discusses the first game of 2019 with Eduardo Perez (5:35), dishes on the Mike Trout & Alex Bregman deals with Keith Law (9:50), dives into the numbers with Hembo (24:19) and catches up with Mets OF Michael Conforto to talk about his perspective on the Trout deal and expectations for New York this season (30:40).


BBTN: Hinch's Gripes, Doolittle, Cards' Issues

Before hearing from Nationals RP Sean Doolittle (31:43), Buster & Tim Kurkjian discuss A.J. Hinch's gripes, strength of schedule concerns, Carlos Gonzalez's signing & much more (8:11). Plus, Derrick Goold with some "Inside Heat" on the Cardinals' spring struggles (37:20).

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Ultimate 2019 MLB betting guide

World Series, season win totals and player props -- there are more ways than ever to bet baseball. Here are our nine best futures bets for this season.

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Our ultimate $1 million Home Run Derby field

Aaron Judge, Bryce Harper and ... Matt Adams? With big bucks now at stake, we asked our writers which eight sluggers they would want swinging for the fences.

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Predicting the next top-100 player for all 30 teams

From top prospects and rising young stars to bounce-back candidates, which players who missed the MLB Rank cut could soon find a place on the list?

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Yankees-Red Sox in London a best-seller

Major League Baseball's first game in London, featuring the World Series champion Boston Red Sox and rival New York Yankees, is the best-selling game of the 2019 regular season, ticket seller StubHub said Thursday.

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Red Sox DH Martinez sits with tight back

Red Sox designated hitter J.D. Martinez missed Wednesday's game and will sit for at least a couple of days with a tight back, manager Alex Cora said.


BBTN: Player Rankings, Stark, Yankees' Boone, More

Buster discusses ESPN's rankings of the top 100 players in baseball and much more with Jayson Stark (5:15) and Boog Sciambi (29:28). Plus, Yankees manager Aaron Boone (24:36) and Paul Hembekides dives into the numbers for "Hembo Knows" (49:23).

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Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average3.758th
Quality Starts85Tied-10th
Batting Average.2681st
On Base Percentage.3391st
Slugging Percentage.4531st