There is no timetable for Athletics first baseman Matt Olson's return following hand surgery.
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They aren't rookies, but these hitters and pitchers are primed to bust out and deliver bigger results in the new season.
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).
Ichiro Suzuki was showered with cheers and chants while taking what appeared to be his final bow in a magnificent career that lasted nearly three decades Thursday night when the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 5-4 in 12 innings.
Ichiro Suzuki told the Seattle Mariners he will retire after Thursday's game, sources confirmed to ESPN. Kyodo News first reported the story.
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Chad Pinder gets another start in left field batting fifth, getting the nod ahead of Mark Canha. It's a good development for managers in daily leagues, who can exploit Pinder's 2B/OF eligibility and .355 wOBA and 46.4 percent hard contact rate in his career against lefties.
Jesus Luzardo, who was competing for a spot in the A's starting rotation this spring, will be shut down for four to six weeks because of a strained rotator cuff.
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).
Ichiro Suzuki drew the loudest ovation back home in Japan and Domingo Santana delivered the biggest hit, launching a grand slam that led the Seattle Mariners over the Oakland Athletics 9-7 Wednesday in the Major League Baseball opener.
From future free agents to rival GMs to MLB's marketing department, the best player in the sport staying an Angel for life will impact every part the baseball world.
Oakland and Seattle are getting the 2019 MLB regular season going in Japan. Couldn't get up to watch the 5:30 a.m. ET start? Don't worry, you don't have to miss a thing.
We checked in with Ichiro Suzuki's countrymen about the importance of MLB's regular-season return to Tokyo and his role.
Before hearing from Carlos Correa (36:42) & Marcus Semien (43:17), Buster & Boog Sciambi discuss the video game epidemic, Scott Boras' rough winter, Clayton Kershaw & more (4:38). Plus, Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (30:16).
Used to being considered MLB also-rans, Australian pitcher Liam Hendriks and the Oakland Athletics are ready to prove their doubters wrong.
Ichiro Suzuki is enjoying it while he can.
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.
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.
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?
A major shake-up brings a new crew of All-Stars to the forefront, with some of the game's biggest names on the outside looking in.
You picked who? Where? We break down some of the questions to come out of the rankings -- and ask you to weigh in as well.
Leading off our countdown of the game's best, youngsters duel with historic greats. Which players landed on the back half of our list?
After undergoing surgeries on his left shoulder and right thumb in the offseason, A's third baseman Matt Chapman is ready to build on a year in which he hit 24 homers, won a Gold Glove and finished seventh in AL MVP voting.
Before hearing from Max Scherzer (41:59) & Bob Melvin (47:26), Buster & Karl Ravech discuss All-Access day, critical times for free agents, Tom Seaver and much more (6:01). Plus, Jessica Mendoza on her new role with the Mets (35:30).
We break down why this season could be hard on seemingly steady performers including an aging pitcher, one of 2018's top rookies and even an MVP.
In our spring MLB stock watch, we examine who gained (and lost) the most wins during the offseason with the biggest names finally off the market.