Baseball

The Seattle Mariners picked up first baseman Carlos Santana from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for two prospects. (Image: Jay Biggerstaff/USA Today Sports)

Mariners Trade for Carlos Santana, Playoff Hopes Remain Dim in Seattle

The Seattle Mariners traded two prospects to the Kansas City Royals in exchange for first baseman Carlos Santana, likely in an effort to boost their lineup in the absence of Ty France. The Royals picked up right-handed pitching prospects Wyatt Mills and William Fleming in the trade. Santana back in […]

The Philadelphia Phillies placed Bryce Harper on the 10-day injured list after he broke his thumb on Saturday. (Image: Orlando Ramirez/USA Today Sports)

MLB Injury Report: Bryce Harper Fractures Thumb, Foot Trouble for Acuna

Bryce Harper fractured his left thumb after Blake Snell hit him with a fastball during the fourth inning of Philadelphia’s 4-2 win over the San Diego Padres on Saturday — an injury that could change the course of the Phillies’ season. The Phillies placed Harper on the 10-day injured list […]

Ole Miss reached the final of the College World Series, where it will take on Oklahoma starting Saturday. (Image: Steven Branscombe/USA Today Sports)

Ole Miss, Oklahoma Make Unlikely Runs to College World Series Finals

The Ole Miss Rebels just keep winning, and will now battle the Oklahoma Sooners in a best-of-three series to determine the champion of the 2022 College World Series. Ole Miss will start the finals series as the slight favorite, with DraftKings Sportsbook rating the Rebels as a -125 favorite over […]

Shohei Ohtani hit two home runs on Tuesday night, but it wasn’t enough to lift the Los Angeles Angels over the Kansas City Royals. (Image: Kirby Lee/USA Today Sports)

Ohtani Goes Deep Twice, Knocks in Eight; Angels Still Lose to Royals

During Shohei Ohtani’s historic 2021 season, a popular meme lampooned the fact that no matter what he and fellow superstar Mike Trout accomplished, the Los Angeles Angels just kept losing. On that note, Ohtani hit two home runs and knocked in eight runs on Tuesday night as the Angels lost […]

On June 19, 1972, Curt Flood failed in his challenge of the MLB antitrust exemption. But his court battle led to free agency. (Image: Getty)

Clock May Be Ticking on MLB Antitrust Exemption

Almost exactly 100 years ago, Major League Baseball received an exemption from the Sherman Antitrust Act. To this day, it’s the only US sport legally operating as a monopoly. But a minor league lawsuit, and recent pressure from the Department of Justice, could limit MLB’s unique control. In December 2021, […]

The Dodgers placed Mookie Betts on the 10-day injured list due to a cracked right rib after he collided with Cody Bellinger on Wednesday. (Image: Mark J. Terrill/AP)

MLB Injury Report: Betts, Machado Injuries Shake Up NL West Race

The Los Angeles Dodgers placed outfielder Mookie Betts on the 10-day injured list Sunday after the superstar suffered a cracked right rib last week. Betts sustained the injury after colliding with outfielder Cody Bellinger on Wednesday in a 4-1 win over the Angels. Betts injury worse than initially feared The […]

Seattle Mariners outfielder Julio Rodriguez leads the AL Rookie of the Year race thanks to his offensive production and elite speed. (Image: Steph Chambers/Getty)

Rookie of the Year Odds: Rodriguez, Gore Take Over as Strong Favorites

Julio Rodriguez has planted himself firmly in centerfield for the Seattle Mariners, quickly becoming one of their most dependable offensive weapons. If he keeps it up, Rodriguez might just claim the AL Rookie of the Year award, too. Rodriguez ranks as the +100 favorite to win AL Rookie of the […]

The New York Yankees are a playoff lock after jumping out to the best record in baseball. (Image: Adam Hunger/AP)

MLB Playoffs Tier List: Who’s In, Who’s Out, and Who’s on the Bubble

Traditionally, mid-June is far too early to declare much about the MLB playoffs. But with the expanded postseason now including 12 teams, there are at least a few squads that have essentially booked their spots in October, even with 100 games remaining in their seasons. More playoff teams also means […]

Anthony Rizzo from the New York Yankees congratulates Aaron Judge (99) after he hit his 21 st home run of the season. (Image: Getty)

Aaron Judge Sees MVP Odds Bump, Belts Home Run #21

Aaron Judge from the New York Yankees feasted off the Detroit Tigers during the current homestand at Yankee Stadium after he smacked a solo home run in consecutive games. Judge leads the MLB with 21 home runs and his AL MVP odds are now +300. Only Shohei Ohtani — the […]

The Philadelphia Phillies have fired manager Joe Girardi after a 22-29 start to the 2022 season. (Image: Getty)

Philadelphia Phillies Fire Joe Girardi in Bid to Revive Playoff Hopes

The Philadelphia Phillies announced the firing of Joe Girardi on Friday after the team started the 2022 season 22-29 under his leadership. The Phillies currently sit 12 games behind the New York Mets in the NL East race, with DraftKings Sportsbook giving Philadelphia +1600 odds of winning the division. Phillies […]

The New York Mets will visit the Los Angeles Dodgers for four games between the top two teams in the National League. (Image: Jessica Alcheh/USA Today Sports)

Surging Mets Visit Los Angeles Dodgers for Potential Playoff Preview

The New York Mets have won six straight games and taken a commanding 10.5-game lead in the National League East. Now, they’ll get to test themselves against the toughest competition in the NL this weekend when they visit Los Angeles to play the Dodgers. The Dodgers lead the NL West […]