1:10 AM ET ESPN News Services PHOENIX — Arizona manager Torey Lovullo has often said that Tim Locastro is the fastest man in the majors. You don’t have to take his word for it: The video game MLB The Show agrees. “He’s got a 99 rating,” Lovullo said, grinning. Locastro showed off that speed Saturday
7:02 PM ET ESPN News Services The New York Yankees optioned right-hander Domingo German to the team’s alternate training site following a rough outing in Saturday’s 4-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. German allowed four runs and eight hits in four innings, walking one and striking out five. After looking sharp in spring training,
2:48 PM ET ESPN News Services Opinions about the controversial new Georgia voting law could be found across the state Saturday, as a small group of protesters spoke out about the measure near Augusta National while the governor continued to lambaste Major League Baseball for its decision to move the All-Star Game out of Atlanta.
10:53 PM ET The San Diego Padres are no longer the only major league team without a no-hitter. And for that they can thank local product Joe Musgrove, who twirled his first career no-hitter in a 3-0 victory over the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Field on Friday night. Musgrove’s outing, which included 10 strikeouts
7:00 AM ET MLB InsidersESPN The first week of baseball is only a small taste of the 162-game main course that is an MLB season. But we’re not about to let that stop us from having some fun in early April as the sport returns to a full schedule after last year’s shortened 60-game campaign.
7:00 AM ET The reigning 2020 World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers enter the 2021 season as a favorite to repeat. In fact, the best-case scenario for this year’s L.A. squad is downright scary. But that doesn’t mean the rest of the league is just going to lie down and watch the Dodgers waltz to
7:12 PM ET ESPN News Services BALTIMORE — Eduardo Rodriguez won in his return from heart inflammation that caused him to miss the 2020 season, allowing three runs over five innings to lead the Boston Red Sox over Baltimore 7-3 in the Orioles’ home opener Thursday. Rafael Devers and Enrique Hernandez homered for the Red
5:50 PM ET Even the New York Mets called Thursday’s walk-off 3-2 victory over the Miami Marlins a lucky break. With the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the ninth after Jeff McNeil had tied the game with a home run leading off the inning, a 1-2 pitch on the inside corner
7:00 AM ET How much can really change in one week of a 162-game MLB season? Exactly one week since the excitement of Opening Day had fans of, well, almost every MLB team thinking positive thoughts about the possibilities to come in 2021, our first regular-season rankings of the young season offer something of a
4:12 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — Yankees slugger Aaron Judge was held out of New York’s lineup Wednesday night with soreness in his left side. Judge had a homer, three hits and four RBI in a 7-2 win on Tuesday night but wasn’t back in the lineup against the O’s a day later.
7:00 AM ET CARLOS GOMEZ KNEW he needed to get Fernando Tatis Jr. on the phone. After Tatis hit a controversial grand slam in the eighth inning of an Aug. 17 game against the Texas Rangers last season, Gomez, a former major league outfielder, called the San Diego Padres shortstop. Tatis’ slam represented a violation
7:00 AM ET Normalcy — sort of — has returned to baseball for the 2021 MLB season. There are still pandemic-related obstacles for the sport to navigate, but at least teams are scheduled to play 162 games and fans have returned to stadiums. The usual rhythm of the sport will take hold soon enough, and
12:00 PM ET MLB InsidersESPN With the news that MLB is moving its 2021 All-Star festivities to Denver this summer, one thing immediately came to our minds: An All-Star Home Run Derby at Coors Field is going to be really fun to watch. Sure, the game itself will be a blast and the MLB draft
12:22 PM ET The Washington Nationals finally will open their season Tuesday, but they will do so with a patchwork roster due to COVID-19 issues. The Nats announced that starting pitchers Patrick Corbin and Jon Lester, catchers Yan Gomes and Alex Avila, first baseman Josh Bell, infielders Josh Harrison and Jordy Mercer, left fielder Kyle
7:00 AM ET Revenge and backlash have always been the American response to defeat, especially in the case of civil rights. Despite the resulting muddiness, misdirection and outrage, the Georgia voting bill, signed into law last month, was clearly a response to defeat, just as the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol was. Sports
1:59 PM ET ESPN News Services The Nationals and Braves will make up their game that was postponed Monday because of Washington’s coronavirus outbreak as part of a doubleheader Wednesday. Major League Baseball announced the change Monday while Nationals players were working out at Nationals Park. Four players on the Nationals have tested positive for
7:00 AM ET Baseball players, like the rest of us, have had lots of spare time during the pandemic and in quarantine. “I’ve learned to be alone,” said Padres pitcher Blake Snell. There has been lots of learning, trapped in a hotel room or sequestered at home. There has been time to think, to experiment,
9:32 PM ET ANAHEIM, Calif. — Shohei Ohtani threw a baseball 101 mph in the top of the first then hit a baseball 115 mph a half-inning later, a stirring start to a historic Sunday night for the Los Angeles Angels’ two-way sensation. Ohtani, pitching and hitting in the same game for the first time