Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura died in a car crash in the Dominican Republic early Sunday morning, according to Cristian Moreno of ESPN. Ventura was 25 years old. Jacobo Mateo Moquete, a national police colonel in the Dominican Republic, confirmed in a tweet that Ventura died in the accident.
WHERE TO: It’s getting to be crunch time for the remaining free agents on the market. To some, the most logical landing spot was the Atlanta Braves, but they seemed to fill the need by signing Kurt Suzuki on Saturday. So where does that leave Wieters now? Many have pointed to the Washington Nationals
Former San Francisco Giants ace Tim Lincecum knows that all too well. The former two-time National League Cy Young award winner and three-time World Series champion was once poised to become an all-time great and potential Hall of Famer. Now 32, Lincecum is no longer a star. As Andrew Baggarly of the
On a date sometime after his Hall of Fame induction in Cooperstown, N.Y., the Rangers will retire Rodriguez’s famous No. 7 in a ceremony at Globe Life Park. The Rangers saved the announcement for the very end of their 2017 Awards Banquet on Friday night. Rodriguez will be inducted into the Hall of
The 2018 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot will include some interesting new names and cases, such as Chipper Jones and Jim Thome. Former Minnesota Twins and New York Mets left-hander Johan Santana is also currently slated to be among that group. As we first learned in November and FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman
Baltimore Orioles star Adam Jones has a new gig in the hockey world. Is a career change coming for Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones? On Friday, Jones signed a one-day contact with the San Diego Gulls of the American Hockey League (AHL).
On Friday, Joba Chamberlain became the latest veteran to find a new home, reportedly agreeing to a minor league deal with the Milwaukee Brewers. Chamberlain, 31, posted a 2.25 ERA over 20 innings for the Indians in 2016. Chamberlain was outright released on July 10 after refusing a minor league assignment
Sometimes it’s difficult to fully grasp the concept or context of a tweet. Fortunately, Washington Nationals superstar Bryce Harper spared us any emojis in his much-talked about tweet from Wednesday, which focused on the potential addition of two new free agents. To present the full picture, Harper
COST CERTAINTY: The Los Angeles Angels bought out all three years of Kole Calhoun’s arbitration eligibility on Wednesday, signing him to a three-year, $26M contract. Angels outfielder Kole Calhoun won’t have to worry about arbitration hearings over the next three years. WELCOME BACK: The A’s signed
Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez received the call on Wednesday after finishing above the 75-percent threshold needed for election. Not far behind though were a pair of hopefuls in Trevor Hoffman, who finished a mere five votes short of election, and first-timer Vladimir Guerrero, whose 71.7
The excitement and anguish were palpable on Wednesday as the Baseball Hall of Fame announced its 2017 class. In one of the more dramatic votes in recent memory, Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez were revealed to have surpassed the 75-percent threshold, with Rodriguez barely inching in at 76
As you’ve seen over the past two weeks, we’ve done our best to focus on the 13 candidates we feel present the most interesting case for induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Others, like Tim Raines and Lee Smith, are in their final bid on the Baseball Writers Association of America’s
Cleveland Indians postseason hero Ryan Merritt is tipping his cap to supportive fans. If you’re one of the many Cleveland Indians fans to send Ryan Merritt a wedding gift, make sure to check your mailbox. As you might recall, Merritt stepped in as an emergency starter for the Indians after injuries
Astros pitcher Collin McHugh called out president-elect Donald Trump following his tweets ripping civil rights icon John Lewis. Houston Astros pitcher Collin McHugh fired back at Donald Trump on Saturday after the president-elect sent a pair of tweets ripping civil rights icon and respected congressman
MOVING ON?: With free agency looming at the end of the 2017 season, Chicago Cubs ace Jake Arrieta knew what was coming this weekend. As the team reunited for the Cubs Convention in Chicago, Arrieta was face-to-face with the media for the first time in two months, which meant he couldn’t avoid questions
Ryan Dempster and Eric Gagne will represent Canada during the World Baseball Classic. The World Baseball Classic will be the stage for two notable comebacks. As Sportsnet baseball columnist Shi Davidi reported on Saturday, former major league pitchers Ryan Dempster and Eric Gagne are planning to come
Anthony Rizzo and Kyle Schwarber traded their bats for microphones at a Cubs charity event. With the annual Cubs Convention taking place this weekend in Chicago, there have been numerous Cubs-related charity events taking place throughout the city.
David Price’s first year in Boston was disappointing for many reasons. David Price’s first year in Boston could be considered a disappointment on many levels. Instead, it resides in the level of disdain and ignorance Price says was hurled toward him in the form of racial slurs and taunts from fans
MAKE A DEAL: Friday was a busy day for bookkeeping around Major League Baseball as the deadline for players and teams to exchange arbitration came and went. As a result, several notable players reached salary agreements for 2017 to avoid a future arbitration hearing. The Nationals and Bryce Harper
Beloved Cub David Ross will remain with the team in a behind-the-scenes role. For David Ross, the 18-year major-league catcher who retired following the Chicago Cubs historic World Series win in November, the door of opportunity opened quickly. On Friday, the Cubs announced that Ross would remain with
Free agent Tyson Ross has finally decided on a new home for the 2017 season. According to MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan, the veteran right-hander reached a one-year agreement on Friday with the Texas Rangers. Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan reports the deal is for $6M guaranteed, and with incentives as Ross battles
Among the first-time eligible Hall of Fame candidates, there’s only one with a truly great chance of getting in this year. That would be Ivan Rodriguez, who many would argue is the greatest all-around catcher baseball has even seen.
Texas Rangers outfielder Carlos Gomez has his share of signature moves on the field. From his epic bat flips and home runs celebrations, to his flashy home run robberies, he’s not shy about bringing his brand of flair to the game or stirring emotions in both dugouts.
DONE DEAL: Veteran reliever Santiago Casilla is back with the Oakland A’s after agreeing to a two-year, $11M deal on Wednesday. Casilla was first signed by Oakland as an amateur free agent in 2000. Of course, he went on to become a big part of San Francisco’s bullpen, pitching for three World Series