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PHILADELPHIA -- Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says it's "a little bit tough to swallow" that closer Kenley Jansen changed his mind about the severity of a foot injury after blowing a save Tuesday night against the Philadelphia Phillies.Jansen was struck in the foot by Adam Haseley's grounder in the ninth inning but …
A two-year old spat between Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price and Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley, who is a TV analyst for the team, rose up again this week in the midst of a disappointing season in Boston. Two years ago, Price was upset about a comment the analyst made on air about …
9:38 AM ETJeff PassanESPN CloseESPN MLB insiderAuthor of "The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports"Every game, the old chestnut goes, counts the same in the standings. And this is true. Baseball gives no additional weight to extra-inning games, blowouts or comebacks. Each is 1/162nd of an expertly divided …
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The White Sox's Eloy Jimenez will likely be headed to the injured list, manager Rick Renteria said, after leaving Tuesday's game at Kansas City following a collision in the outfield.Jimenez was taken out of the game after colliding with center fielder Charlie Tilson while chasing a long fly ball off …
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Houston Astros expected the Angels to retaliate against Jake Marisnick in his first game versus Los Angeles since his violent home plate collision with catcher Jonathan Lucroy.So while the pitch that hit Marisnick in the back in the sixth inning was no surprise, it still left manager A.J. Hinch and …
PHILADELPHIA -- Bryce Harper threw his helmet off rounding the bases, thrust his arms in the air and screamed while teammates stormed out of the dugout to mob him.That's what Philadelphia has been waiting for from its $330 million man.Harper hit a two-run double off Los Angeles Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen with one out …
Mike Trout remained out of the Los Angeles Angels lineup Tuesday night against the Houston Astros as he continues to deal with a small strain in his right calf.An MRI Monday revealed the strain, and the Angels have listed the superstar as day-to-day.This is the second straight full game Trout has missed after he …