Category: MLB News

A's Luzardo breaks pinkie playing video game

2:57 PM ET ESPN News Services Oakland Athletics left-hander Jesus Luzardo will be off the mound for a while — and maybe off video games too. Luzardo is out indefinitely after breaking the pinkie on his pitching hand when he thumped a table while playing a video game before his start Saturday. An X-ray after…

April Quirkjians: Jazz and Pop to Ryan, Ryan, Ryan and Brian

6:48 AM ET The Quirkjians are of my own making, an obsession for nearly 60 years. I’ve always loved arcane stats, odd connections of arbitrary names and numbers, amazing coincidences that baseball, more than any other sport, always provides. Every night that you go to a major league game, or watch one on TV, you…

Springer to make Blue Jays debut as DH vs. Nats

4:09 PM ET Associated Press DUNEDIN, Fla. — George Springer is set to make an impact with the Toronto Blue Jays. Springer is in the lineup as the designated hitter and will hit leadoff Wednesday night in his Blue Jays debut when Toronto plays Washington. The slugger started his first season with Toronto sidelined by…

Which spots on the diamond are most stacked? MLB position power rankings

7:00 AM ET The February 24, 1997 issue of Sports Illustrated featured the young smiling faces of Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez on the cover, with the billing that the pair “head up the finest group of shortstops since World War II.” The article highlighted an up-and-coming young class that included Jeter, Rodriguez, Nomar Garciaparra…