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Minor league catcher dies after skateboard accident

Chace Numata was in his 10th season in the minors and his first with the Tigers organization.


The robot takeover is here and it starts with baseball

Robot umpires are bigger than baseball and might not be as great an innovation as we think.


Angels C Lucroy carted off after collision at home plate

Jonathan Lucroy left in the eighth inning with the game tied at 10.


White Sox' LHP Rodon to have Tommy John surgery

Carlos Rodon was placed on the injured list at the start of May.


Turner apologizes after offensive tweets from 2012 emerge

Turner becomes the latest athlete to have inappropriate social media posts surface years after they were published.


What You Need To Know About the 2018 MLB All-Star Game

All the info you need to be ready for the 2018 midsummer classic in D.C.


Willie McCovey says 'it's a sin' Bonds is not in HOF

This was the sixth time Barry Bonds was on the ballot for Hall of Fame voting.


Jack Morris and Alan Trammell elected to Baseball HOF

Jack Morris and Alan Trammell both spent the bulk of their careers with the Detroit Tigers.


MLB standings: What would playoffs look like if season ended today?

MLB standings 2017: Division and wild-card races and what the postseason would look like if it started today.


Gene Michael's best move as Yankees GM: Not making this trade

The time the Detroit Tigers decided not to pursue a trade for Yankees prospect Mariano Rivera, much to the relief of the late Gene Michael.


Gene Michael, architect of Yankees dynasty, dies at 79

Gene Michael assembled one of the greatest teams ever. 


Houston's problem: Astros need pitching, but there are few options

Assessing the trade options for the Houston Astros, who could use a starting pitcher (Justin Verlander? Jeff Samardzija?) as they head for October.


Why Yankees-Red Sox is back and could dominate again

Why the New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox rivalry is hot again, and why it could stay that way for years to come.


Giancarlo Stanton is on an amazing home run pace. Will it last?

Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton is on a home run tear that has carried him to a franchise-record total and could help him get to 60 for the season.


Yu-phoria: Darvish gives loaded Dodgers World Series dreams

By adding Yu Darvish, the Los Angeles Dodgers have given an extra charge to a team that is chasing history and a long-sought World Series berth.


Yankees’ Jacoby Ellsbury concussed after slamming into wall

Yankees’ Jacoby Ellsbury was concussed after slamming into wall


MLB Mock Draft 1.0: What top 10 picks look like now

Projecting the first 10 picks of the 2017 MLB draft, including which pitcher/hitter will go No. 1, Louisville's Brendan McKay or high school phenom Hunter Greene.


MLB preview: Awards picks from SI's experts

Sports Illustrated's MLB experts make their picks for who will win the MVP, Cy Young and Rookie of the Year awards in the AL and NL.


Enemy Lines: MLB scouts size up all 30 teams

Anonymous MLB scouts answer some big questions leading up to the 2017 season, like what's wrong with David Price in Boston? Is Trea Turner actually the Nationals' best player? And can Kris Bryant actually get better?


United States defeats Japan, advances to first World Baseball Classic final

The United States is headed to its first World Baseball Classic final.


Barry Bonds rejoins Giants in front office role

Barry Bonds is headed back to the Bay Area.


Verducci: Young pitchers most at injury risk

  Watch out: These 13 young MLB starters are at increased risk for injury this season, and here's why.


MLB’s eight new Spring Training hats, ranked

It’s almost time for pitchers and catchers to report, and they will be doing so in style.


From Rookie of the Year to plumber: Fulmer does it all

Fresh off a fantastic rookie season, Detroit Tigers righthander Michael Fulmer has spent the winter working on a different set of tools.


Study of baseball players proves west-east jet lag is real

Jet lag effects were “largely evident after eastward travel with very limited effects after westward travel,” according to the study.


Meet the MLB players who are always on waivers

For some players, this off-season has been spent on the waiver wire, with a new team seemingly every week.


Astros happy with Cardinals' hacking penalty

Some around baseball thought the Cardinals' punishment for hacking the Astros' internal database was light, but Houston is willing to accept it.


Lax hack smack: Cardinals get off easy in scandal

MLB could have been much harder on the St. Louis Cardinals over a former employee's hacking crime. So why wasn't it?


Winter Report Card: Yankees ready to contend again?

Are Aroldis Chapman and Matt Holliday enough to get the New York Yankees back into World Series contention?


Tim Raines talks his journey to Hall of Fame

How Montreal Expos star Tim Raines went from Hall of Fame afterthought to member of the Cooperstown class of 2017.


Hall of Fame outlook: Projecting next five years

Are Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens on the path to Cooperstown induction? Will Derek Jeter achieve vote perfection?


Why Nationals' Trea Turner plays like Tim Raines

As Tim Raines joins the Hall of Fame, Tom Verducci picks the player who most reminds him of Rock: the Nationals' Trea Turner. Plus more MLB notes.


MLB players mourn the death of Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura

Yordano Ventura’s death resulted in an outpouring of emotion from MLB players. 


Winter Report Card: Will Brewers deal Braun next?

After a season full of change, the Brewers should explore making former NL MVP Ryan Braun the next to go.


Hall of Fame lessons: Who's in, who's out and why

Tom Verducci picks his nine biggest takeaways from this year's Hall of Fame vote, and what the future holds for the remaining candidates.


Raines, Bagwell, Pudge voted into Baseball Hall of Fame

The votes have all been tallied, and three baseball legends—Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez—are headed to Cooperstown.


Watch Cubs visit White House, Obama addresses team

The Cubs will present President Obama with customized Jordan sneakers.


Verducci: Why steroid users have no place in HOF

Tom Verducci breaks down what guides his choices for the Hall of Fame ballot, and why PED users will never get any votes from him.


JAWS: Memorable players one-and-done for Hall of Fame

Looking at some of the most surprising players to go one-and-done on the Hall of Fame ballot, from postseason heroes like Joe Carter and Kirk Gibson to icons like Dwight Gooden and Darryl Strawberry.