Jun 8, 2023, 07:00 AM ET The Rangers have continued their climb up our weekly power rankings and have now usurped the Dodgers for the No. 2 spot, with the Rays holding steadfast at No. 1. But, with the roll Texas has been on as of late and its historic run differential, does it deserve
ESPN News Services Jun 7, 2023, 04:46 PM ET Major League Baseball has announced it is postponing games in New York and Philadelphia on Wednesday night because of poor air quality caused by smoke from Canadian wildfires. A National Women’s Soccer League game in New Jersey and an indoor WNBA game set for Brooklyn were
ESPN News Services Jun 7, 2023, 08:33 PM ET CINCINNATI — Reds newcomer Elly De La Cruz hit his first major league homer with a 458-foot, two-run drive off the Los Angeles Dodgers‘ Noah Syndergaard and later tripled Wednesday night in an 8-6 win. With fellow rookie Matt McLain on second base in the first
ESPN News Services Jun 6, 2023, 04:52 PM ET Texas Rangers ace Jacob deGrom has a tear in his ulnar collateral ligament and will be out indefinitely after undergoing surgery, general manager Chris Young announced on Tuesday. DeGrom hasn’t pitched since April 28, when he exited early because of injury concerns for the second time
David Schoenfield, ESPN Senior WriterJun 6, 2023, 08:49 PM ET Close Covers MLB for ESPN.com Former deputy editor of Page 2 Been with ESPN.com since 1995 With his first pitch in a Texas Rangers uniform, Jacob deGrom threw a 99.6 mph fastball. His next five fastballs, in his Opening Day start this March, clocked in
Joon Lee, ESPNJun 6, 2023, 10:04 PM ET Close Previously a Staff Writer at Bleacher ReportCornell University graduate NEW YORK — For the second time this season, the New York Yankees will need to play without Aaron Judge. New York plans to place its superstar slugger on the injured list with a contusion and a
Jun 6, 2023, 07:00 AM ET We’re back with the latest edition of the still-too-early All-Star selections for the upcoming 2023 MLB All-Star Game. This time we’re selecting entire rosters following the All-Star roster rules: 32 players, including 20 position players (at least two at every position, including designated hitter) and 12 pitchers (four relievers).
ESPN News Services Jun 6, 2023, 12:01 AM ET Alek Manoah was a finalist for the Cy Young last season, with his wins (16) and ERA (2.24) each ranking third in the American League. This season has been a completely different story. Manoah has struggled from the start, and after his latest clunker — he
Associated Press Jun 5, 2023, 03:28 PM ET ATLANTA — Braves right-hander Michael Soroka, who posted an 8.38 ERA in two starts in his comeback from two right Achilles tendon tears, was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on Monday. The move came after Soroka allowed five runs and seven hits in 3⅔ innings in Atlanta’s 8-5
Jesse Rogers, ESPN Staff WriterJun 5, 2023, 07:00 AM ET Close Jesse joined ESPN Chicago in September 2009 and covers MLB for ESPN.com. This year in Major League Baseball, almost all the attention has been paid to on-field trends, as a slew of historic rule changes impacted almost every aspect of the game. Now, MLB
Associated Press Jun 4, 2023, 06:22 PM ET LOS ANGELES — Yankees slugger Aaron Judge is out of the lineup for Sunday’s series finale against the Los Angeles Dodgers after he banged his right big toe while making a spectacular running catch in right field during the eighth inning of Saturday’s game at Dodger Stadium.
ESPN News Services Jun 4, 2023, 09:23 PM ET PHOENIX — Atlanta Braves designated hitter Marcell Ozuna was removed from Sunday’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks for not hustling after hitting a drive to deep center field, manager Brian Snitker confirmed after the game. In the fourth inning of the Braves’ 8-5 victory, Ozuna smashed
Jun 4, 2023, 12:41 PM ET The Cleveland Guardians designated for assignment starting pitcher Zach Plesac, who was sent to Triple-A Columbus earlier this season. With the move on Sunday, the team is letting go of a pitcher who started 49 games over the 2021 and ’22 seasons and was in the rotation on Opening
ESPN News Services Jun 3, 2023, 10:47 PM ET LOS ANGELES — Aaron Judge delivered with his bat and his glove Saturday to help propel the New York Yankees, hitting his 19th homer and later making a spectacular running catch at the fence in a 6-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Judge, the reigning
ESPN News Services Jun 3, 2023, 09:16 PM ET MIAMI — Luis Arraez had a career-high five hits and five RBIs and the Miami Marlins beat the Oakland Athletics 12-1 on Saturday. The major leagues’ leading hitter, Arraez hit three doubles and two singles to raise his average to .390. He joins Justin Turner in
Associated Press Jun 3, 2023, 01:40 PM ET CINCINNATI — First baseman Jon Singleton is back in the major leagues for the first time in eight years after getting promoted by the Milwaukee Brewers. The Brewers called up Singleton and outfielder Blake Perkins from Triple-A Nashville on Saturday and put first baseman Darin Ruf (right
Associated Press Jun 3, 2023, 12:13 AM ET NEW YORK — Chris Bassitt took the mound after a 91-minute rain delay, ready to rush back to Toronto as his wife went into labor, and shut down his former team on three hits to lead the Blue Jays over the New York Mets 3-0 on Friday.
Sarah Langs Jun 2, 2023, 07:00 AM ET The most common word I’ve used to explain my life since sharing my diagnosis is “overwhelmed.” Sure, you might think, that makes sense: Of course someone contending with ALS might be overwhelmed. But ALS isn’t what has overwhelmed me. Let me explain. From the moment I pressed
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