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Although expectations remain high for a Houston team that returns the majority of its roster from last season, manager AJ Hinch said Tuesday he will be careful to make sure these Astros don't look too far ahead in 2019.
Yankees guest instructor Lee Mazzilli remains in the hospital, resting comfortably after being struck in the head by a ball in batting practice in Tampa, Florida, on Wednesday.
Buster discusses the first game of 2019 with Eduardo Perez (5:35), dishes on the Mike Trout & Alex Bregman deals with Keith Law (9:50), dives into the numbers with Hembo (24:19) and catches up with Mets OF Michael Conforto to talk about his perspective on the Trout deal and expectations for New York this season (30:40).
From future free agents to rival GMs to MLB's marketing department, the best player in the sport staying an Angel for life will impact every part the baseball world.
Budding superstar Alex Bregman has agreed to a six-year, $100 million contract extension with the Houston Astros.
Reliever Ryan Pressly, who was 2-1 with a 2.54 ERA and 101 strikeouts in 77 outings for the Twins and Astros last season, has signed a two-year extension with Houston through the 2021 season.
There are always quirks as a new baseball season begins. Here's how the opening slate affects top contenders.
Before hearing from Carlos Correa (36:42) & Marcus Semien (43:17), Buster & Boog Sciambi discuss the video game epidemic, Scott Boras' rough winter, Clayton Kershaw & more (4:38). Plus, Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (30:16).
Can the Red Sox repeat? Will L.A. stumble? Who is MLB's best player? Pinch hit on this fill-in-the-blanks 2019 baseball forecast -- but we'll have the last word.
Before hearing from Nationals RP Sean Doolittle (31:43), Buster & Tim Kurkjian discuss A.J. Hinch's gripes, strength of schedule concerns, Carlos Gonzalez's signing & much more (8:11). Plus, Derrick Goold with some "Inside Heat" on the Cardinals' spring struggles (37:20).
Astros manager AJ Hinch has been suspended one spring training game for calling umpire Angel Hernandez "unprofessional" and "arrogant."
Astros manager AJ Hinch, not backing down given postgame hindsight, called umpire Angel Hernandez "unprofessional" and "arrogant" after being ejected in the first inning of a split-squad spring training game.
World Series, season win totals and player props -- there are more ways than ever to bet baseball. Here are our nine best futures bets for this season.
From top prospects and rising young stars to bounce-back candidates, which players who missed the MLB Rank cut could soon find a place on the list?
A major shake-up brings a new crew of All-Stars to the forefront, with some of the game's biggest names on the outside looking in.
The Nationals have agreed to a one-year deal with reliever Tony Sipp, who played for Houston last year.
You picked who? Where? We break down some of the questions to come out of the rankings -- and ask you to weigh in as well.
Astros pitcher Francis Martes, who was expected to miss this season after undergoing Tommy John surgery, has been suspended for 80 games following a positive test for a PED.
Leading off our countdown of the game's best, youngsters duel with historic greats. Which players landed on the back half of our list?
Atlanta mainstay Julio Teheran hasn't answered the questions he faces following a shaky season in 2018.
Before hearing from Justin Verlander (30:16), Buster & Tim Kurkjian discuss Manny Machado's honesty, a level of distrust in the league and much more (6:51). Plus, Mandy Bell delivers some "Inside Heat" on the Indians (37:50).
This Just In
Justin Verlander will be the Houston Astros' opening day starter
Astros third baseman Alex Bregman was removed from Wednesday's spring training game against the Marlins with back stiffness. He will not play Thursday but could return to the lineup Friday, manager A.J. Hinch said.
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On Base Percentage.3297th
Earned Run Average3.111st