San Francisco Giants closer Hunter Strickland apologized to his team, fans, and said he'd consider anger management counseling three days after injuring his hand punching a door in frustration after a blown save against Miami.
At the start of what could be a series of moves this weekend to fortify the bullpen for a four-game series against the second-place Brewers, the Cardinals placed Michael Wacha on the disabled list and brought back John Gant from Class AAA Memphis.
As he walked across the Wrigley Field diamond on Wednesday afternoon, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts burst into a smile. Chicago Cubs pitcher Yu Darvish had just completed a simulated game and came over to visit with former teammate Kenta Maeda. Roberts extended his hand to embrace Darvish. His affection for the player outweighed the bitterness over the ending of last season.
Baseball is full of complex statistics, but the math on this one is fairly simple: 2-2=0. Take an offense with only two dynamic hitters, subtract both of them due to injury, and the result is exactly what you would expect: Zero chance of winning.
After top pitching prospect Sean Manaea performed well in his first spring training game on Friday, March 4, 2016, Oakland A's manager shared his thoughts about the young left-hander with the wicked strikeout stuff. Manaea threw two scoreless inni