Emotional Freddie Freeman gets ring, ovations in return to Atlanta

Emotional Freddie Freeman gets ring, ovations in return to Atlanta

ATLANTA – Freddie Freeman walked into the interview room at Truist Park on Friday afternoon and couldn’t contain his emotions. He took a deep breath, turned away from the cameras, crossed his hands above his head and walked out. “Gimme a second,” he said. “Hold on.” A few minutes later, Freeman returned and did his … Read more

Aaron Judge, Aaron Hicks propel Yankees to big comeback win

Aaron Judge, Aaron Hicks propel Yankees to big comeback win

Beforehand, Yankees manager Aaron Boone said the arrival of the Astros in town the next few days would lead to “a shot-in-the-arm series. ” For eight innings, though, that sounded like a shot-in-the- dark prediction. But then the Yankees did what seemed impossible, brightening what has been an illuminating season. Trailing 6-3 and hitless since … Read more

Aaron Judge states case again, lifts New York Yankees past Houston Astros on eve of arbitration hearing

Aaron Judge states case again, lifts New York Yankees past Houston Astros on eve of arbitration hearing

NEW YORK-Aaron Judge lined up a game-winning single on the eve of his arbitration showdown, capping a four-run ninth inning that included Aaron Hicks ‘tying, three-run homer off closer Ryan Pressly in the New York Yankees’ 7- 6 victory over the Houston Astros on Thursday night. Batting with two on against Ryne Stanek, Judge smoked … Read more

MLB trade deadline: Ranking the top 12 position players who could be traded, and their best team fits

MLB trade deadline: Ranking the top 12 position players who could be traded, and their best team fits

Earlier this week, I ranked the top starting pitchers who could be on the move before the MLB trade deadline, which built upon my big board list of the 125 players most likely to be dealt between now and Aug. 2. Now, it’s time to rank the top position players who are available, and identify … Read more

Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani strikes out career-high 13 batters in 5-0 win over Kansas City Royals

Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani strikes out career-high 13 batters in 5-0 win over Kansas City Royals

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Shohei Ohtani adheres to strict routine in nearly every aspect of his life. When his latest mound start was delayed 12 minutes by a pregame ceremony honoring the Los Angeles Angels’ 2002 World Series champions, his meticulous preparation took a hit before he even threw a pitch. A slightly bumpy beginning still … Read more

Oneil Cruz gets called up to Pirates

Oneil Cruz gets called up to Pirates

Oneil Cruz looks on against the Chicago Cubs during the game at PNC Park on June 20, 2022 in Pittsburgh.Image: Getty Images The most exciting time, other than any actual championship, for a fan of a team that is supposedly in a total rebuild is when the hopes for the future start to populate that … Read more

Kansas City Royals overcome Shohei Ohtani’s 2 HRs, 8 RBIs to edge Los Angeles Angels

Kansas City Royals overcome Shohei Ohtani’s 2 HRs, 8 RBIs to edge Los Angeles Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. -Shohei Ohtani hit two three-run homers, including a dramatic tying drive in the bottom of the ninth inning. He drove in a career-high eight runs, the most by a Japanese-born player in major league history. And somehow, it still wasn’t enough for his Los Angeles Angels to beat the Kansas City Royals. Whit … Read more

Aaron Judge says he is looking forward to arbitration hearing with New York Yankees

Aaron Judge says he is looking forward to arbitration hearing with New York Yankees

9:18 PM ET Marly RiveraESPN Writer Close Marly Rivera is a writer for ESPNdeportes.com and ESPN.com. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -Aaron Judge intends to just “wear a nice suit” and “introduce myself and sit back” as a three-person arbitration panel debates whether the New York Yankees should pay their All-Star outfielder the $ 21 million salary … Read more

All-Star Ballot update June 21 2022

All-Star Ballot update June 21 2022

Below are the complete standings for Phase 1 of fan voting for the 2022 MLB All-Star Game presented by Mastercard as of the first ballot update. CATCHERS1. Willson Contreras, Cubs – 801,6302. Travis d’Arnaud, Braves – 471,9213. Yadier Molina, Cardinals – 454,6854. Tyler Stephenson, Reds – 370,4535. Will Smith, Dodgers – 323,8946. James McCann, Mets … Read more