Major League Baseball and its players are increasingly focused on a plan that could allow them to start the season as early as May in the greater Phoenix area and has the support of high-ranking federal public health officials, sources told ESPN.
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On fellow HoFer Al Kaline, who died Mon. at 85, Jim Bunning, his 1955-63 Det. teammate, said in our 2012 interview: "He was a classy player every day. He'd show up, never complain, played hurt." Of Kaline's legendary consistency, Bunning, who died at 85 in 2017, said, "(you) never knew he was there until he dove into the seats and caught a home run and came out, then all of a sudden, ‘gee what a great player,' but that's the way he was every day."
Kaline was the youngest player to win a batting title, and opponents marveled at the breadth of skills of the Tigers great.
Hall of Fame outfielder Al Kaline, an 18-time All-Star and a 10-time Gold Glove winner with the Detroit Tigers, has died at 85.
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Bill Ripken joins Buster to talk about his new book "State Of Play: The Old School Guide To New School Baseball." Bill talks about his plan to avoid robot umpires, why the term launch angle drives him nuts, Cal Ripken Jr.'s "special healing powers" and power drills as a medical device in the Ripken household (3:41).
Wander Franco is just the tip of the iceberg for the Rays' system, but other organizations have their share of high-end prospects too. How does your team rank?
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From stars we're often too hard on to veterans we don't talk about enough, baseball's extended hiatus is a good reminder to give these guys some more love this season.
Left-hander Joey Wentz, a prospect in the Detroit Tigers organization, had surgery to reconstruct the ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow.
Catcher Jake Rogers was optioned to Triple-A Toledo on Tuesday by the The Detroit Tigers.