Cervelli (foot) is making progress in his recovery and has been cleared for "modified baseball activities," Stephen Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.The Pirates want Cervelli to work out for them before deciding whether he should play for Italy in the World Baseball Clas . .Read More
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As far as pregame rituals go, Minnesota Twins reliever Ryan O'Rourke's takes the cake...and then throws it up.Former St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Rick Ankiel recently admitted that he used to drink vodka before starts to help with his anxiety. O'Rourke doesn't go that far to help calm his nerves, but he did reveal to Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press on Tuesday that he has formed a nervous habit
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With spring training in full swing, there's no time like the present to get caught up with the best players Major League Baseball has to offer for 2017.Or the best of the best, for that matter.So, let's rank the top 100 MLB players at the start of exhibition play. Here are the ground rules for determining the rankings:No Prospects:With respect to Andrew Benintendi, Dansby Swanson and others, thi
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Not all MLB divisions are created equal.Consider the National League Central during the 2015 season.The St. Louis Cardinals (100-62) won the division with the best record in the majors, leaving the Pittsburgh Pirates (98-64) and Chicago Cubs (97-65) to meet in the NL Wild Card Round, despite the fact that they had the second- and third-best records in baseball.Meanwhile, an 88-win Texas Rangers te
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The people who rate prospects for MLB.com jumped Gleyber Torres from 28th to third on their Top 100 list this year, but they left his ETA in the major leagues at 2018.They may be right. Torres just turned 20 in December. He played all last season in Class A, and most of it in the Low-A South Atlantic League. As excited as the New York Yankees are about the super-talented kid they got from the Chic
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His "coming clean" would only benefit the media, which LOVES telling people their apologies are not good enough.
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Spring training 2017 is an especially exciting time for New York Yankees fans. Several of the team's top prospects-the building blocks of the franchise's burgeoning youth movement-are in camp.Most won't crack the Opening Day roster, but they'll all have a chance to showcase the skills that could propel them to the Bronx sooner than later.While we wait to see them in action, here's an interesti
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Boston Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski has raided the organization's farm system in the interest of winning now, including shipping away a bundle of top prospects to acquire ace Chris Sale from the Chicago White Sox this winter.There's talent left in Boston's minor league ranks, however, and some of it will be on display this spring.As we await Grapefruit League action, he